Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Afternoon Tea At The Kempffer House in New Carlisle.

It's been a busy Summer
with gardening, visitors and travelling.
Sadly, Summer is coming to an end.

I finally get to have afternoon tea at 
the Kempffer House in New Carlisle. Quebec.
magnificent Victorian-era house,
 used by Heritage New Carlisle.

New Carlisle is 10km (5miles approx.) from my home and
it's where I attended school in my younger years.

The tea room was beautifully decorated
 in fine china and silver tea sets on each table, 
lace and linen tablecloths.

We had a choice of homemade scones,
raisin, blueberry, cranberries and plain.

Julia's Tea Room

My birth month flower.
Lily Of The Valley, below.

I had a delicious blueberry scone
with homemade jams.

On a beautiful plate

Spodes Billingsley Rose

The Billingsley Family are descendants
 of the Kempffer family.

On a side table

Battenberg Lace tablecloth.

Sister Annie and I

My Mom, (Bertha Astles) ancestors came to Gaspe, Canada,  
with this group of Loyalists

Some information on the building:
From Gaspe Heritage Web Magazine
A meticulous restoration of the Kempffer Cultural Interpretation Centre was undertaken in 2004 by Heritage New Carlisle, a non-profit organization run by volunteers and dedicatee to protecting, promoting, and restoring the architectural, material and intangible heritage of the town of New Carlisle.

After our tea, we visited the permanent exhibit upstairs.

A large selection of artifacts on display, of bygone years.
Very interesting.

It was a beautiful Summer's day here in the Gaspé.
Tea was also being enjoyed on the backdeck. 

This was the last tea of the Season.
We will certainly return next year.

Thanks for your visit xo

Another historial home in New Carlisle, the Hamilton Manor, 
click here. to view.


  1. ANOTHER wonderful Blog, I enjoyed going for tea there what a Beautiful place so much interesting historyabout the place.I so enjoyed the company of the people that take of the Kempffer house.Look forward to going back next year😊 very relaxing Day, Thanks Thelma.💖

  2. What an amazing post,really breathtaking!Those teacups and dishes are wonderful!Gorgeous house too!Thanks for sharing such interesting information and beauty.Best wishes.

  3. Oh my! What a beautiful place to have tea! The settings are simply lovely. I love the Lily of the Valley teacup and I'm quite struck on the Spode china. My hubby's birthday is also in May. I enjoyed reading the history of the place and how it all came to be. This is such a wonderful post, Thelma. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  4. Hi Thelma, this has been such a crazy summer and my internet has been quite limited so I am finally back to visit. What a lovely post for my return. It looks like a beautiful place and the tea is simply lovely. Have a lovely weekend!

  5. How fun to have a tearoom and a museum...together! Lovely and the history is so interesting, too.
    Thanks, for sharing!

  6. WOW! What a lovely place to have tea! The teacups and dishes are gorgeous!

  7. Sounds just lovely, and blimey, those scones are huge!!

  8. What a treat to come for tea here at this lovely tea room, Thelma! Thank you so much for sharing at Share Your Style #222. I was happy to feature your post this past week at SYS #223! I apologize for not getting around sooner ~ I have been trying to finish my son's quilt the past few weekends in between back working at an elementary school as an aide.

    Thanks again and enjoy the beautiful early fall weather you are having up there,
    Barb :)


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