Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tearoom Travels 2005

I hope that the A Spot For Tea Journal that I have created gives you a chance to record your own favorite destinations and tearooms. I encourage you to create your own tea memories both at A Spot For Tea and while on your travels throughout the world. It will be a keepsake and one that you can look back on and smile. Retail $9.99

Standing outside the Prince of Wales Hotel
in Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario, Canada in July 2005.

Tea time at the Prince of Wales Hotel.
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Afternoon tea being served from 12:00 - 6:00pm.

Afternoon tea service.

Tammy, Helene (Tammy's mother-in-law) Sarah (Tammy's niece) and Cindy (Tammy's sister-in-law) enjoying tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel.

Tea tray from Lady Charlton's Tea Parlor.

Summer should be a time of travel and exploration. What better combination could you have but to add tea to your agenda? The summer of 2005 while on vacation I visited Lady Charlton's Tea Parlour in Willoughby, Ohio (it is no longer open). We were on our way to Buffalo, New York to visit my husband, Eric's family and I stopped off on the way and visited my friend Janet who also graduated from Magnolia and Ivy and had full afternoon tea in her lovely tearoom by Lake Erie.

While we were in New York Eric's mom, Helene, my sister-in-law, Cindy and niece, Sarah, all took me to afternoon tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel at Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada. What a treat that turned out to be!

It's always so much fun to find a wonderful new place to have tea. I have visited tearooms from the book The Great Tea Rooms of America including Lady Primrose's Thatched Cottage in Dallas (it is no longer open) and Magnolia and Ivy who have now re-opened in Americus, Georgia. I dream of visiting many other tearooms and want to someday take a trip to California and visit some of the tearooms on the west coast. I would also love to return to England and take a tea tour. It would be so much fun if we could all go on a trip together sometime and visit tearooms on the British Isles. Oh, isn't the world of tea exciting?

We all need more times of beauty and moments of teatime in our lives. Happy travels and don't forget to add teatime this summer! I'll be trying out some new places on my vacation and I promise to post pictures.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wedding Ideas 2009

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Reader's Choice Awards 2009

Vote here for Reader's Choice Awards 2009

Our ad we ran in the The Oklahoman on today, Sunday, June 14th, 2009.

We are nominated in the Reader's Choice 2009 Top 5 Ballot
Best Food by Cuisine

Coffee House/Tearoom
A Spot For Tea
Java Dave's Coffee
Panera Bread
Starbucks Coffee
The Red Cup

Thank you Oklahoma for our Top 5 Nomination.

Friday, June 12, 2009

2009 WM/Mpact Summer Party - Coles Garden

Last night we catered the Lakeside Assembly of God's Summer Party

for their women's ministry at Coles Garden.

It was a lovely summer evening for a party and their menu:

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast

New Potato Casserole

Green Beans

Crisp Green Salad w/Burgundy Poppyseed Dressing

Waldorf Salad

Strawberry Cake

Chef and Owner Eric Seibert opening up the buffet line.

The evening included a Spring Fashion Show

...with Alison Jester & Michelle Pilcher were the Master of Ceremonies.

Tanja Dufrene - Women's Minister for Lakeside

and Maressa Treat - Girls Ministry - were the event coordinators.

The overall theme: The Intentional Woman

Leaving a Legacy.

Scripture: "Don't live carelessly, unthinkingly.

Make sure you understand what the Master wants."

Ephesians 5:17 The Message

After the event everyone was free to walk around

the beautiful gardens, taking pictures by the waterfall and enjoying the sunset.

Thank you Lakeside Women and Coles Garden for a wonderful evening.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Made In Oklahoma - Article in The Oklahoman

Exciting News....today, Thursday, June 11, 2009, A Spot For Tea was featured in the business section of The Oklahoman.
A Spot For Tea was featured in the Made In Oklahoma section.
Read the article here.

A big thank you goes out to Jennifer Palmer,
business writer at The Oklahoman.
We really appreciate being featured and getting the word further out about the tearoom.

The last paragraph that Jennifer writes is how we honestly feel: "Our motto is 'bringing you joy in a teacup,'
and 'It's not just a job for us.'