Saturday, July 18, 2009

Mother of Pearl Seasonal Tea

Before it goes away, our seasonal tea for spring and Mother's Day was Mother of Pearl. This green tea contains iridescent white pearls and is fragrant with rose petals.
Come in and try a cup hot or pick up a 2 oz. bag for $5.99 to try it at home.
Available for a limited time only!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Movie Night with Julia

Last night my friend Jody and I went to see a special screening of Julie and Julia. I had bought the book and loved it. How can you go wrong with Meryl Streep? We are most certain that she will win an award for her portrayal of Julia Childs. She is marvelous in the film. Watching a good movie at the theatre is one of my favorite things to do...
Jody and I have been friends since we were 15 and 16 years old and we also share the love of eating good food. She took me to The Melting Pot for fondue. It was delicious and a new experience for me. Their catch phrase is "dip into something new". My sentiment exactly.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fruit & Veggie Cascades for Weddings

Fruit Cascade on Mirrors.

Fruit Cascade and Iced Shrimp in Silver Bowl.

Close Up of Fruit Cascade.

Croissant Sandwiches & Fruit and Veggie Cascade.

Fruit on Mirror and Veggie Cascade.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Tea Time at Asa Ransom House

On Tuesday of our vacation I got to visit the Asa Ranson House in Clarence, New York.
You can click here to visit their website.
Built in 1853, this charming Clarence bed & breakfast is charming and secluded, but only 15 minutes from Buffalo and 28 miles from Niagara Falls.
It is the perfect setting for Afternoon Tea.

My sister-in-laws, Susan Fiegel and Cindy Drabik and my niece Sarah Fiegel...what a treat.

The waitress first brought out a tea box filled with an assortment of teas to try.

I had Heavenly Green Tea with Passion Fruit and Delightful Raspberry Vanilla Herbal.

In the sugar bowl...raw sugar cubes with sugar tongs.

Then the traditional tea tray was served.

A selection of finger sandwiches with fruit garnish.
Chicken salad on Rye, Cucumber on Pumpernickle, Sun dried tomato on Wheat and Raspberry jam on White.

Elegant cakes and pastries.
Carrot Cake, Cheescake and assortment of tea cookes.

Fruit Scones that were delicious.
(Apricot and berry)

Served with jam, butter and Devonshire Cream.

In the library you could have tea by the fireplace.
I could only imagine during the winter how cozy this would be.

Asa Ransom House offers tea every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
From 1:00 - 4:00pm.
"The tea party is a spa for the soul. You leave your cares and work behind. Busy people forget their business. Your stress melts away, your senses awaken." - Alexandra Stoddard
Thanks girls for a great afternoon!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Summer Vacation 2009

Star and Stripes and blue skies at our favorite vacation spot on earth.
Read more here.

Brock...these boots were made for wading (I mean walking.)
Blake and Benjamin ready to do a little fishing from the dock.

Papa Seibert helping out with the fishing poles.

Brock got a big one....almost bigger than him.

Benjamin casting out on the water.

The view across to the other end of the pond.
Cousins: Jessica, Lindsey, Sarah, Courtney, Eric, Robert with
Blake, Benjamin and Brock and Zelda (the dog).

Eric taking a canoe ride.

Sparklers and fireworks for the 4th of July.

Blake celebrating the 4th in style.

Sarah all smiles and sparklers.

Nice one...Blake.

More cousins with Michael and Matthew Baldauf joining the gang.

We always take a trip to Delightfuls for ice cream.
Blake and his cousin Eric playing checkers.

Benjamin with his Sundae.

Uncle Tim and Brock playing checkers.


Eric, his mom and dad and Sarah enjoying some ice cream.

The flowers are so beautiful in New York.

Aunt Cindy and the boys at Niagara Falls.

Uncle Tim and the boys giving thumbs up.

Blake, Benjamin & Brock on Maids of the Mist at Niagara Falls.
More to come from my special tea time.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy 4th of July 2009

A Spot For Tea staff wearing their patriotic hats.
Back row: Autumn (chef), Tawny (tea server), Jennifer (tea server), Nathan (kitchen helper),
Front row: Apryl (tea server), Rebecca (tea server), Melinda (chef 2) Heather (tea server) and Della (tea server)

Hostesses: Julianne and Karlie up front.

In honor of our country's birthday
we are celebrating at A Spot For Tea
by closing on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th
to give our staff time with family and friends.
God bless America!