When I was visiting Gracious Seasons home décor boutique last week, I saw a flier on the counter advertising a tea at another store in the nearby city of Trenton. It was scheduled for Saturday, March 14th. Since I didn't have anything planned, I called and made a reservation. My girlfriend, Sandy, met me there.
Feathers Nest is a consignment furniture and home goods store. The store, owned by Debbe Linn-Bunch, opened in April 2013. This was their first tea party, and I'm glad I got to attend. The price was $10 per person which included tea, fresh fruit and desserts.
~ Below Debbe is welcoming everyone ~
Wicker tier tray that held tea selections. I chose Mango black tea.
~ Tea Cake with Jam and Cream ~
More goodies were on individual tables. This was the table where Sandy and I sat.
Isn't that a cute ceramic bunny? It sat watching me throughout the tea, so I bought it and brought it home!
[Sandy and Me]
The guest speaker was Kathleen McGuire, a retired school teacher, who collects French and Belgium lace and ribbonry. She makes gorgeous things with it.
Kathleen showing pieces of exquisite handmade lace.
She taught 8th grade English, and reading Anne of Green Gables was part of her student's curriculum. When her students finished the book, she'd host a tea party for them. Sure wish I would've had a school teacher like that!
Kathleen makes beautiful hat boxes out of wedding gowns. I still have my wedding gown and would love to have it used for keepsake boxes to give to my loved ones. What a great idea.
~ Kathleen's display table of things she's made by hand ~
What an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Thank you, Feathers Nest and Kathleen!