March 01, 2024

And then came March

A quote from Pat of Silver Bush by L.M. Montgomery: And then came March, with its mad, galloping winds...

"And then came March, with its mad, galloping winds..."

-L.M. Montgomery

Pat of Silver Bush



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Created March 1, 2024.

February 09, 2024

The Golden Road Finds Me

The Golden Road by L.M. Montgomery on a bookshelf with other old books

Sometimes our lives intersect with people, with places, and with stories in unexplainable ways. These moments can feel like manifestations of serendipity, unexpected occurrences in life that bring us untold joy.

Earlier this week, my husband and I went out to dinner, and I experienced one of these unusual moments. We were walking down a beautiful staircase lined with books. I was admiring the design of the room and the old book covers. As I walked along, there was an old copy of The Golden Road by L.M. Montgomery directly in front of me. Although I was scanning the shelves, I wasn't looking to find any book or author in particular. But somehow this book found me.

I stopped and stared at the book's blue spine for a moment. As I pulled my phone out of my purse to snap a photo, I called my husband back and pointed to the book. He looked at the book in surprise and bewilderment, asking me, "How did you find it?" I didn't have an answer. I hadn't been looking. Montgomery just tends to find me at various moments, on sometimes significant days, and in improbable places around the world. I'm left in wonder at the reason.

Created February 9, 2024.

February 01, 2024

a diamond winter day in February

A quote from The Golden Road by L.M. Montgomery: It was a diamond winter day in February—clear, cold, hard, brilliant.

"It was a diamond winter day in February—clear, cold, hard, brilliant."

-L.M. Montgomery
The Golden Road



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Created February 1, 2024.

January 29, 2024

Anne of Green Tea Gables by NovelTeas

Metal tea tin labeled Anne of Green Tea Gables by NovelTeas

During a recent visit to a bookshop, a tin of specialty Anne of Green Gables tea caught my attention. It's called "Anne of Green Tea Gables" by NovelTeas. The company produces a delightful library of punny teas for book lovers that include "Pekoe Pan," "Pippi Oolongstocking," and "Oliver Lemon Twist." The Anne-inspired tea is a green tea flavored with raspberry pieces and orange peel. You can purchase it here.

Here's the charming description of the tea by NovelTeas:

"Guaranteed to be non-alcoholic, eternally optimistic and not get you into trouble. Our blend will romance you away to Avonlea and the world L. M. Montgomery brought to life through the eyes of Anne Shirley."

What a fun concept. Aren't books and tea a perfect match? Would you like to try Anne of Green Tea Gables? I think I'd like to try "Don QuixoTea - Man of La ManChai" myself.

Created January 29, 2024.

January 26, 2024

Anne of Green Gables Valentines - Set 4

After many years, I designed a fourth set of Anne of Green Gables Valentines to give to your kindred spirits on St. Valentine's Day. Save the Anne Shirley-inspired Valentines shown below. Print the Valentine cards out on cardstock paper in landscape mode, cut them out, and share them.

Anne of Green Gables Valentines - Set 3 by World of Anne Shirley
You can save the individual Anne of Green Gables Valentines below if you like a specific one and want to text it to a friend:

Anne of Green Gables - Kindred Spirit - Valentine card by World of Anne Shirley

Anne of Green Gables - I felt you were a kindred spirit as soon as I ever saw you - Valentine card by World of Anne Shirley

Anne of Green Gables - We were born to be good friends - Valentine card by World of Anne Shirley

Anne of Green Gables - We were meant to be kindred spirits - Valentine card by World of Anne Shirley

Anne of Green Gables - You Are Sweet Gilbert's Candy Heart - Valentine card by World of Anne Shirley

Anne of Green Gables - To my kindred spirit - Valentine card by World of Anne Shirley

Anne of Green Gables - We are going to be the best of friends - Valentine card by World of Anne Shirley

Anne of Green Gables - If you love me as I love you, Nothing but death can part us two - Valentine card by World of Anne Shirley

Anne of Green Gables - Bosom Friend - Valentine card by World of Anne Shirley

To design this set of Anne of Green Gables Valentines, I used public domain clipart, quotes from Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe, and images of Anne Shirley and Diana Barry from Sullivan Entertainment's Anne of Green Gables (1985) and Nippon Animation's Anne of Green Gables (1979) aka Akage No An.

Download and print more Anne of Green Gables Valentines here: Set 1, Set 2, and Set 3.

Created January 26, 2024. Last updated February 13, 2024.

January 18, 2024

the January winds whined

A quote from Pat of Silver Bush by L.M. Montgomery: After Christmas the snow went away and the January winds whined over cold, hard-frozen pastures and through grey, cold trees.

"After Christmas the snow went away and the January winds whined over cold, hard-frozen pastures and through grey, cold trees."

-L.M. Montgomery

Pat of Silver Bush



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Created January 18, 2024.

January 17, 2024

Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe Page Petal Bookmarks

Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe Page Petal Bookmarks

I love visiting bookstores and spending time browsing the shelves for new things to read. I'm sure I share this trait with many other fans of Anne of Green Gables. Last fall, while wandering around in a bookshop, I saw this pair of delightful Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe bookmarks by Page Petal.

Page Petal makes handmade, pressed flower bookmarks featuring literary characters, fictional TV characters, and celebrities. They have bookmarks for fans of Little Women, Harry Potter, The Gilmore Girls, Barbie, Taylor Swift, and more.

The company makes three Anne of Green Gables bookmarks featuring Anne Shirley, Gilbert Blythe, and Diana Barry. There's also an Anne of Green Gables bookmark collection that includes all three bookmarks.

Here's how Page Petal describes the characters:

"Anne: Passionate, stubborn, loyal, intelligent, an articulate chatterbox. Embodying her loving and imaginative nature, the Anne Shirley bookmark is made to add a bit of wonder and whimsy to your page."

"Gilbert. Keenly intelligent, and demonstrates a sense of patience and devotion. Handmade with love, the Gilbert Blythe Bookmark is inspired by his passion and curiosity."

"Diana is a kind and sweet girl. She's polite and versed in social etiquette. Loyal and diplomatic."

Gilbert Blythe Page Petal Bookmarks

On another visit, the pressed flowers in the Gilbert Blythe bookmark were different. This time they were yellow.

In person, I couldn't recognize the pressed flowers. There was no description about how the flowers chosen were associated with the characters. The website does not list the flower types or explain the association either.

Personally, I associate certain specific flowers with Anne, Diana, and Gilbert, and I think flowers play a crucial role in several important scenes in the book.

What do you think of the bookmarks? Do you think the flowers chosen represent Anne, Gilbert, and Diana?

Created January 17, 2024.

January 13, 2024

The Anne of Green Gables Trivia Game

The Anne of Green Gables Trivia Game Drawing of Anne Shirley and Diana Barry looking at cherry blossoms in Akage no An, the anime production of Anne of Green Gables

See how well you know Anne of Green Gables by playing this randomized trivia game.


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