Friday, January 27, 2023

Supporting a Local Business

A few weeks ago, a lady from my church told me about a place in Washington, MI where she went for a friend's birthday tea.  She gave the event [food and presentation] a high rating and thought I might like to have the contact info for one of our church teas.  While it's officially a catering business, there's a banquet room next door to the commercial kitchen where parties with a minimum of 15 can be held.  [Less than 15 there's a room rental fee].

You may recall I took my daughter-in-law, Samantha, and two granddaughters to a tea in Dexter, MI at Christmas time, and to my delight [they're Starbuck's and Tim Horton gals] they said they enjoyed it and would like to do it again.  Well... you don't have to ask me twice about a tea party!  I decided to make it a family affair and invited my daughter, and other daughter-in-law to come too, as well as some tea loving friends to reach the quota of 15 [and it may go over that count].

I drove to Pamela's on January 17th to meet the owner, and signed a contract for Tuesday, March 7th at 1:00 o'clock.  I'm excited for this tea party!

Meet Pamela... actually her first name is Francine and her middle name is Pamela.  She was delightful to talk to and reminded me a lot of another tea-loving friend.

A certified chef and event planner, she's taking the month of February off for a much needed vacation which is why the tea party isn't scheduled until March.

Located in Woodland Shopping Center
On Van Dyke between 30 & 31 Mile Road

She has a small cafe in the front of her certified commercial kitchen and also a freezer section where customers can purchase take-out food.

I promise to blog about the tea when it occurs.


  1. How interesting. Van Dyke & 30-31 Mile Road is all built up now from when I was growing up. My great uncle and aunt had a General Store at 26 & Van Dyke for many decades. They sold it in the 1970's and I believe a K-Mart is there now. In any case those were country roads back then and it sure has built up. I will be looking forward to your post on your tea party.

  2. Sounds wonderful, I'll look forward to reading about your experience there.


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