Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Love Song Tea

Love Song Seasonal Tea

Before the month of February ended I wanted to share with you our beautiful Valentine tea..Love Song. It was the perfect tea just for this special month of Valentines. Love Song is a delicious, fruity blend of rooibos, enhanced with rose petals & hearts (can you see the pink hearts in the tea?) and also a note of berry.

Remember our loose leaf tea can be purchased for $5.99 for a 2 oz. bag or $4.99 for a 4 oz. bag.
Gourmet teas are excluded.

"She poured out Swann's tea, inquired 'Lemon or cream?' and, on his answering 'Cream, please,' said to him with a laugh: 'A cloud!' And as he pronounced it excellent. 'You see, I know just how you like it.' This tea had indeed seemed to Swann, just as it seemed to her; something precious, and love has such a need to find some justification for itself, some guarantee of duration, in pleasures which without it would have no existence and must cease with its passing."
- Marcel Proust, Swann's Way
Psalm 42:8 "The Lord shows his true love every day."

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hello Dolly

One of my favorite musicals of all time Hello Dolly with Barbra Streisand.

Eric and our good friend Mary Ann Long
took me to see Hello Dolly live at the
Casa Manana theatre in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1994.

Ruta Lee, in her most beloved role, Dolly Levi,
also known as The First Lady of Fort Worth.
I got her autograph and got to meet her in person.

Eric, myself and Mary Ann taken in June 1994.

Hello Dolly bars in our cookbook.

In 1970 when I was 6 years old my parents took me to see a movie that made a deep impact on my life. One of Barbra Streisand's most beloved performances as the indomitable Dolly Levi in the hugely popular musical that received a Best Picture Academy Award, "Hello Dolly". It's set in turn-of-the-century, New York, and one of the quotes that I love from that movie is "Money is like manure. It should be spread around encouraging little things to grow." When Dolly descends the grand staircase at the Harmonia Gardens singing the inspiring song "Hello Dolly" with the famous Louis Armstrong I knew I wanted to be just like her. Little did I know at the age of six that my future would have a set of stairs in my very own tearoom.
Recipe for Hello Dolly Bars
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
1 can sweetened condensed milk
In shallow 9x13 pan, melt butter and sprinkle evenly over the butter, vanilla crumbs, chocolate pieces, coconut and nuts. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the layers. Do not stir. Bake 30 minutes in 350 degree preheated oven. Cool slightly. Cut into squares.

Isaiah 49:5 "And now, saith the Lord, that formed me from the womb to be His servant."
"This realization of the call of God is the most joyful realization on earth, and we have to learn to rely on the tremendous creative purpose of God. We have to maintain our soul open to the fact of God's creative purpose, and not muddle it with our own intentions. Beware lest you forget God's purpose for your life." - Oswald Chambers My Utmost For His Hightest

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Northwest Chamber Breakfast

These pictures were taken by Pam Meyer at the Northwest Chamber Breakfast in the red room at A Spot For Tea the first Friday in February. Sally Kern spoke and the room was filled with many leaders of our community. Thank you Northwest Chamber for using our facilities for your early morning meeting.
Isaiah 26:9 "Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek you early."

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine's Dinner 2009 Memories

Happy Valentine's Dinner
Wait staff: Charlotte, Della, Kristen, Ann & Diana

Owner's son, Blake Seibert mixing muffin batter and helping in the kitchen.

Julie Clifford playing beautiful music.

Hostess Hannah all smiles at the front greeting customers.

Valentine menus and place cards.

Owner Eric Seibert slicing the beef tenderloin.

Dessert trays getting ready to be assembled.

Yum...stuffed beef tenderloin.

The Stumps couple

Bradley father and daughters

The Adams couple

Customers in the Queen's Room

The Riffey Party

The McMinimy party
Red Hearts on the Valentine tree

Waitress Britani smiling pretty

Waitress Christina ready to pour some tea.

Owner Tammy Seibert talking to Lepak couple.

Dessert trays ready to go out to customers.

Valentine Poem on dessert tray.

The Duhme couple

Boiled jumbo shrimp on bed of lettuce with cocktail sauce.

Council Road Baptist church Sunday School class in red room.

More Council Road Pictures.

Council Road Baptist girls.

Couples enjoying their time together.

All smiles...

Council Road Baptist couple.

Council Road Baptist couple.

Poindexter party

The Talley couple

The Stoldt couple

The Merchant couple

The Williamson party

The Burkholder couple

The Dawson couple

The Long couple

The Walker couple

The Jones couple

Waitress Kristen Keyser bringing out salads.

Valentine tree.

The Sherrard couple

The Kirk couple

The Rubes couple

The Lawson couple

The Nolan party

The Tippett couple

The Hyde couple

We received this beautiful thank you note the next day from one of our sweet customers:

Tammy and staff,

Thank you for all that you provide to those who enter your doors! You not only provide wonderful tea and tastefully prepared food, but a feeling of warmth and caring. I have enjoyed eating at A Spot For Tea many times, but recently my retirement party was held there along with my very good firend, Shirley. We couldn't have been more pleased with the location chosen for our retirement party. The setting was magnificent, well organized, wonderful food, and a time of enjoyment to celebrate our special day. Thank you.

Last evening, some friends invited us to join them for your Valentine dinner - what a delight! My friend called me as my husband and I were visiting in Georgia a couple of weeks ago and invited us for this special night - I am so thrilled that we had another opportunity to enjoy your hospitality and wonderful food for yet another special event. What a perfect setting for a Valentine evening!!!! The music provided that extra touch that added to the ambiance of the evening.

Thank you for providing a lovely, quiet, wholesome environment where friends and family can gather to enjoy the company of one another while feasting on the beautifully prepared and mouth-watering dishes provided from your culinary staff.

Yes, Tammy, you were right - the desserts last evening were scrumdilicious!!!

Frances Baker

Happy Valentine Memories for all who attended and if you didn't get a chance to come make plans for next year!
Hebrews 10: 24-25 "Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works; not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together."