Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ongoing Memphis, Tennessee Adventures

Following church on Sunday, July 15th,  we went to the Audubon Shopping Center where the Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn outlet stores were located.  Vickie spotted a book in Pottery Barn entitled Princess Tea - parties and treats for little girls.  It met the criteria of  fitting in my suitcase, so a copy came home with me.   It contains eight theme teas which can easily be adapted to adult tea parties as well.  

Another day we visited a fashion accessory import store - jewelry, purses, hats, scarves, boas - you name it - where I found a rhinestone tiara [pictured below] for my granddaughter's upcoming tenth birthday.   She'll love it!

Memphis is said to be the BBQ capital of the world, so we went to Corky's for a delicious BBQ dinner.   Corky's has been voted #1 for 24 years in a row by Memphis Magazine.

Their Onion Loaf [battered, golden fried onions, shaped like a loaf of bread] started us off.

Then came our BBQ pulled pork dinners.

There were desserts to pass - I think a chocolate brownie was one of them, but I don't remember what else.

Vickie drove by Sun Studio where Elvis and other famous singers recorded, but we didn't tour Graceland.  I was more interested in visiting tea rooms.  Priorities, you know!  ;-)

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Then it was home for an old-fashioned Sunday afternoon hymn sing, and watch the final DVD in the Anne of Green Gables trilogy - The Continuing Story.   We gathered 'round the piano and I put my rusty fingers on the keyboard to play songs I hadn't played [or sung] in many years.  What fun!  We sang the favorite hymns of our grandparents, my dad, and others who've passed on, which made them a part of our family gathering - at least in spirit.   Do you have a favorite hymn?

Memphis vacation continued...


  1. I have so many favorite hymns, there is no way I could list them all! And we have a Pottery Barn outlet about an hour's drive from here (which is pretty much the closest big shopping area) so I will be on the lookout for a copy of that book, since I have a new little Princess in my family.

  2. I am so happy for you that you had a nice visit with your cousins. And, that it included afternoon tea experiences! I have several favorite hymns. One I enjoy singing is Sweet, Sweet Spirit.

  3. Hi Phyllis, I really have enjoyed your posts from your vacation in Memphis. About a year ago I was in Memphis for training, and the girls took me to Corky's! Surprised to see you went there too. Glad you are enjoying the Anne of Green Gables movies. My favorite old time hymn? Not sure. Favorites that are more recent: I Can Only Imagine and These are the days of Elijah.
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

  4. Love, love pulled pork and onion loaves. Now I am hungry!

  5. Hi Phyllis,
    I am so enjoying your trip through your posts! I love the south and have never been to Memphis. I've watched all the Anne movies, so much fun to see. My favorite hymn of course for me is "In the Garden" (I think thats the name). Blessings to you,

  6. A delightful time --- and the hymn sing sounds wonderful! Sometimes our family does the same --- and I am the designated pianist. Rusty fingers somehow seem to still work, amazingly!

    LaTeaDah from Gracious Hospitality

  7. One of our magazine's writers did a travel story about his tour of Memphis last year, and of course Sun Studios and barbecue joints were key! I'm with you though, tea rooms beat out Graceland any day. (With no disrespect to Elvis, of course.) I LOVE those "Anne of Green Gables" movies, so that sounds like fun to me. One of my favorite hymns (maybe THE favorite?) is "It is Well With My Soul." I love the story behind that hymn!

  8. Nice to see again the famous dishes at Memphis. Their are lots of different Restaurants in Memphis which offer world class foods. Food play a vital role in the Holiday.


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