Last Saturday, The Whitney cancelled their 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m seatings for Mansion Tea and did an Absinthe Tea for 36 guests instead. The servers came dressed in costume. It was a short work day for me as I only went in long enough to make the tea, organize the teapots and put the warmers and fresh candles on the tables. One of the servers texted me afterwards and said it was a lot of fun. She sent some pictures to share.
Monday, October 31, 2022
Friday, October 28, 2022
Celebrating Our Middle Child's Birthday
Yesterday was Steve's 53rd Birthday. How have 53 years gone by so quickly? He makes my hubby and me very proud and grateful. We invited him and his wife to dinner and I made some of his favorite things. The birthday plate came out of storage.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
A Beautiful Fall Weekend
Last weekend was a busy one. As usual, Saturday was a work day at The Whitney, serving tea to 77 guests. After work I came home, changed my clothes, and hubby and I headed out to our church's annual Harvest gathering. We were an hour late, but two hours of fun still remained. There were lots of attendees and an activity for everyone to enjoy, plus lots of yummy food. I took lots of pics to share.
There was a petting zoo and horse/pony rides for the children, and a pumpkin painting station.
It was a beautiful day to be outdoors. We've been blessed with several gorgeous Indian Summer days [temps in the low 70's], and the colors have been so vibrant this year.
Sunday, October 23, 2022
Tea in TN
Last July I flew down to Collierville, TN [near Memphis] to meet with the Life Enrichment Director at Story Point Retirement Community, for the purpose of planning a tea party. You may remember my blog post about the trip.
Friday, October 21st was the day set for the tea party, so my son Jeremy and I flew down at 8:00 a.m. The exterior of Story Point was decorated for fall and the interior was decorated for the community's first tea party.
Heather [the Life Enrichment Director] and her committee did an outstanding job executing all the details from our July planning meeting.
The State of Tennessee was the theme and the state's colors are red, white and blue, so those were the tablescape colors. A miniature state flag was placed in each floral centerpiece.
Tennessee is home to many country western singers and entertainers, and since most of them play guitars, a miniature guitar was at each place setting for a keepsake.
It's a fairly new retirement community [less than two years old], so they haven't had an opportunity to accumulate a lot of tea equipage yet. With no tiered servers, the tea meal was served buffet style which worked fine.
The menu was centered around Tennessee favorites. Savories were: Pimento cheese sandwiches, garnished with a tomato wedge [tomatoes are the state fruit and one of the state's largest crops]. It's been said pimento cheese is so ingrained in the lives of Southerners that they don't realize others don't share their passion!