Thursday, January 11, 2018

Charming Charlie's and Purple Door

My tea and blogging friend, Angela McRae, at Tea With Friends, blogged about a pair of tea-themed socks she recently found at Charming Charlie's store in her post yesterday.  The pattern is called 'Honey Bear.'  Aren't they cute?  

I happened to be near a Charming Charlie's store yesterday afternoon, so I decided to pop in to see if they had them.  To my dismay, they aren't new inventory so they're sold out in all four Michigan stores, as well as online.  'You snooze, you lose!'  ;-)

My granddaughter, Brianna, loves the store as does my daughter-in-law, Samantha, but unless I'm with one of them I don't usually shop there.  I'm thinking I better change my ways!

Even though I didn't find the socks, I did find a cute navy blue wool cloche hat that came home with me. It will go perfectly with a navy blue dress I recently purchased.

On two other subjects...  For local readers I wanted to mention I'll be doing a Lucille Ball presentation at the Purple Door tearoom on February 7th.  Tea time is 12:00 noon.

Advanced reservations are required.  The cost of the tea is $37.80 and must be mailed to Purple Door Tearoom, 701 Livernois Ave., Ferndale, MI 48220 in advance.  They only have a seating capacity of 30, and some reservations have already been made, so call about availability before sending money.  Phone number: 248-268-3275.  Hope to see you there!

Also, if you read my January 8th post about Lady Fiona's Come and Dine contest at Highclere Castle, she added an update in the Community section which is a video titled Come and Dine with Highclere Castle.  It's a guide about how they set the table at Highclere.  It's interesting and beneficial to watch even if you don't plan on entering the contest.

The video states the following:
  • Choose table size to suit the number of guests
  • Choose cutlery for the number of food courses
  • Place the cutlery so guests work from outside inwards
  • No cutlery is placed above the place settings
  • Fold napkins to match decoration
  • Ensure that all decorations are no higher than candles

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