|Fort York Officers' Mess Kitchen with CN Tower behind it|
The patterned flooring was actually a painted floor cloth - seems like a great DIY project, don't you think?
In another room across the hall a round table was set with this pretty blue and white china. I wished I could have seen it closer up.
In the kitchen I also saw blue and white china - in fact there was a whole luscious plate rack full.
There were cooking demonstrations happening in the kitchen - so not only was this a visual feast, but it was also a yummy one as well. We got to sample plum pie and ginger biscuits
There were shelves full of glazed jugs in the pantry.
Along with the china and pottery, the kitchen was also stocked with copper and iron pots and pans. I love the copper pot on the bottom shelf and the kettle on the top shelf and the cast iron pots.
Along one wall were some shelves holding spice containers. Having just organized my spice cupboard I was particularly interested to see how they stored their spices back in the day. The top shelf held small tin containers with lids and the lower shelf held crockery tied with waxed paper lids.
I loved this corner of the shelves with the old cookbook from 1831 (although it may have been a later edition or a reproduction).
Fort York has an excellent gift shop and I wanted to get something for both Kate and myself to remember her summer working at the fort. Given all the blue and white china used in the fort, I was drawn to this plate in the gift shop.
And promptly put it to good use a few days later. Don't you think it was just made for holding blueberry muffins?
I also got this little glass decanter that is about eight inches tall. It will be great for salad dressings.
And finally I got this little blue and white box with a classic Regency design on it for Kate.
In case you missed the real reason we were visiting Fort York you can see our daughter Kate in action as a guard in this post.
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