Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

May the Lord bless you all!
The tearoom will be closed Friday (12/24), Saturday (12/25), Sunday (12/26), and Monday (12/27). We will reopen on Tuesday (12/28). Enjoy wonderful time with family and friends.

The Eve before Christmas Eve

Thank you everyone for the Christmas memories...I will miss you all!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Traveling Visitor's Comments

I was in Oklahoma City visiting my sister during Thanksgiving Holiday weekend and we had lunch at you delightful place on Saturday. I cannot express the joy and delight we had that day. The decor was beautiful and the food was absolutely to die for.

It made our day so enjoyable. We were able to see a tea party for a little girl as they came through the dining area and it was perfect.

I have loved tea parties ever since I was a little girl and I have collected tea sets of every size and shape over the last 20 years, so to say I was so delighted to find your beautiful shop is an understatement.

I am from a very old southern antebellum community in Mississippi and we have nothing here to compare.

I research areas I travel to to find tea parlors to visit and yours has been the most memorable of all.

Thank you for making our girls weekend so special for my sisters and I. I hope to be able to enjoy your shop again on my next visit. Always At Your Service,
Deborrah StevensonSales Manager

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Spot For Tea Family

All the Gang wishing everyone a Merry Christmas 2010
We have the best staff in the world....thanks everyone for all of your hard work.

Keep a clear eye toward life's end.
Do not forget your purpose and
destiny as God's creature. What
your are in His sight is what
you are and nothing more.
Remember that when you leave
this earth, you can take nothing
you have received...but only
what you have given; a full
heart enriched by honest service,
love, sacrifice and courage.
- Francis of Assisi

I received this from Heather Still who is pictured in the front row in black and plaid vest.

Tammy, Man do I love you! You have been in my life since I was 6 years old. (She had a tea party with me when she was a little girl) I better stop before I start crying but I love you ALOT! I will miss you. Love, Heather

Thanks, Heather I love you too. Thanks for helping me with the Rose Cottage.

Last Tea Party - Hannah Harris

Hannah Harris
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Rose Cottage
Hannah and her mom Stephanie

Hannah standing next to the candy tree

Hannah and all of her guests after the fashion show.

Tammy and the girls.
I'm retiring my tea party hat after 1264 Dress-Me-Up Tea Parties.
Thank you Stephanie and Hannah for being the last girl and so sweeeeet!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Warm Blessings at Christmas

To Tammy and Family and All "A Spot For Tea" Employees,
Thank you so much for giving us a wonderful place to bring our friends and family the past 8 years. The atmosphere was wonderful, the food was always the best and your waitresses excelled. We pray God's blessings on you all in your new adventure.
Richard and Shelda Stump

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Favorite moments from Customers

Kristen Sanchez & Elyse Garvin at our Mother's Day Tea 2009
I received a card from these two wonderful ladies.
Dear Tammy & Eric
Your love for God and others shines in all you do.
Our hearts have been lifted all of these years because of the joy you have provided for others. Thank you and your staff for sharing your lives with all of us. We will miss you and our favorite luncheon at A Spot For Tea. Mother and I especially loved your "Mother's Day" teas. It was such a special time and we will always remember them.
I know God will continue to bless you in your new season in life.
God's blessings,
Kristen Sanchez & Elyse Garvin
"Thou hast put gladness in my heart." - Psalm 47

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sweet Cards from Treasured Customers

(Click on notes to make larger to read)
At the end of everything its always a blessing to know you've touched people lives.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Allison's Party

Hi Tammy,
Please pass along thank you’s to your entire team for the beautiful birthday party you all set up for Allison. She loved it, and all of her guests left with wonderful smiles on their faces. That was precious! I received many comments from people who were there, but my favorite was from my dad. He said, “now THAT was a very special party to remember.” He doesn’t comment on things like that often, and we agree with his assessment. Thank you again for making Allison’s 7th birthday very special!

Thank you Karen for your kind comments about our Rose Cottage Tea Parties. We are so happy Allison's seventh birthday was beyond your expecations.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Snowflake Seasonal Tea

This week has been so busy we set a record.
We went through two large bags of seasonal tea in 4 days.
I called and ordered 4 more bags today....hopefully, it will last till the end.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Saying Goodbye One Day At A Time

Christmas Party at Walnut Creek Chapel

Walnut Creek Chapel
PC Child Nutrition Event
December 2, 2010

Its early morning on December 3rd. I was at the tearoom until 8:30pm last night. We had a Christmas party for the PC Child Nutrition Team at Walnut Creek. I literally stood at the register all day trying to help Miss Jamie with the line. So many of you have been so kind to offer hugs and support during this time of our transition. It always does my heart good when the tearoom is full and overflowing. It must have something to do with being a Preacher's know my dad use to say the same thing about a full sanctuary. I can remember after church on the way home he would always go through in his mind the folks he didn't see there and would comment about missing them. I have found myself doing the same thing as I am saying goodbye to each one of my wonderful customers.

I got two more emails yesterday that I wanted to share that made my day.

"I am really sorry to see that you are closing, my two highschool friends & I meet there once in a while to have lunch. In fact we were in there jst today. We had the Chicken, Artichoke Casserole and it was super delicious. Can I get the recipe? If you ever decide to open another Tea Room, I'll be back. " - Loyce Ann Peard

"I plan on bringing my granddaughters one more time before you close. We have enjoyed your tea room for our tea parties for 10 years. The girls always dress up and wear my vintage hats. It has been a wonderful family tradition. I have gone to other tea rooms but none can compare to yours "- Pam Oliver

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Saying Goodbye For Now

These postcards went out last week to over 4000 of our customers.

Today I got an email from a lady living in Kansas.

"So very sorry to hear the tea room is closing--I live in Kansas City and we have nothing like A Spot For Tea here so it has been a pleasure to visit each time I am in Oklahoma City to see my aunt. We are both hoping you will reconsider and reopen at a later date. We will miss our wonderful times there--Good luck in your future plans--Terry Clapper & Alice McCann

Yesterday, I got many phone calls and one in particular from for Honorable Mayor Tardibono who spoke so many kind and encouraging words to me about how much A Spot For Tea has blessed the city and brought alot of joy to other people's lives.

From now until the end of December I am going to be blogging each day about the journey and how grateful I am for all the years since 1996 and the many wonderful friends I have made because of our shared love of tea. Thank you for making these years successful and for all your kind words of appreciation for A Spot For Tea.