Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday Teas at Two

Today my hubby and I went to the Troy Historic Village for their Thursday Teas at Two.  The topic was Motown Sound - a subject I knew he would enjoy.

We picked our tea selection, a dessert to accompany it, and found a place to sit.

Berry Gordy, Jr., a Detroit native, is an American record producer and founder of Motown record label.  He discovered music artists such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Smoky Robinson.

He purchased a two-story family flat at 2648 West Grand Blvd. in Detroit [pictured below], and resided in the upper flat, while the recording studio was housed in the lower flat, and a backyard garage. The house was later dubbed Hitsville U.S.A.

A few great Motown songs were Shop Around; Stop in the Name of Love!; My Girl; Please Mr. Postman; Baby Love; and Baby I Need Your Lovin'.

Mr. Joel Stone, Senior Curator of the Detroit Historical Society entertainingly shared a program about the musical roots of Motown Sound.

At the conclusion of every program there's always a drawing for a china teacup.  Today was my lucky day, because my name was drawn!  Below is the pretty teacup I won.

What a fun way to spend a wintry afternoon in Michigan!


  1. Congratulations on your winning the beautiful Tea Cup and Saucer.

  2. That is indeed a great way to spend a winter afternoon - or any afternoon! And the teacup you won is lovely.

  3. Now this is the type of tea my hubby might attend! It's nice to have a presentation during a tea and lucky your for winning the teacup.

  4. Wow - what a great theme for a tea!

  5. What a fun tea venue! Telling my age here, I am very familiar with the 1960's Motown sound. :-)

  6. That's an interesting mix...tea with Motown. And Congrats on the teacup win! Perfect!

  7. Congratulations! Great tea party - great theme - great doorprize!

  8. Beautiful cup and saucer. I have passed the Motown House...Hitsville..USA many times.

  9. Motown hits and a teacup win — now THAT'S the very definition of a good day!


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