One of the nicest things about blogging is meeting someone from 'blogland' face-to-face. Last month, a reader responded to a post I wrote about black teacups, and after a few e-mail exchanges we discovered we live in the same city, and grew up in neighboring cities when we were young. I asked Kathryn if she'd like to meet for tea, and we chose last Saturday [Dec. 3rd] to meet at Royal Treat Tearoom in nearby Roseville, MI
Our reservations were for 11:00 a.m. and the tearoom was filled with guests, but we had a cozy table for two at the back of the tearoom all to ourselves.
[L-R: Kathryn and Me]
The tea we ordered to go with our scones was Lady Grey.
The tearoom had the cutest sugar containers on each table - a teacup glued to a clear glass candle holder. This is a perfect way to repurpose a cracked teacup.
Kathryn and I each ordered their Quiche and Salad combo. My Quiche was Broccoli Cheddar. Yum!
We visited until 1:30 p.m. sharing our tea journeys with each other. I told her about my first tea party in 1998 when I was invited to a surprise birthday tea a friend at church gave for her mother's 70th birthday. Ironically, as we were leaving the tearoom, the friend and her mother were arriving for tea!
~ Kathryn gave me a gift bag with two teas I'm anxious to try. ~
If you're reading this post, Kathryn, it was such a pleasure to meet you and sip tea together while chatting about our mutual passion for tea. The Girl Scout song is so applicable - "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold!"