Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Teacup Thursday #58

Last Friday, I picked up my friend Nancy and we drove up to Richfield, Washington to join another friend Natalie and her visiting friend Lynda at Myrtle's Tea House. We met for tea and it was delightful! I've been saving this blog to share today on Miss Spenser's Teacup Thursday.

Of course we talked for hours and enjoyed several pots of tea. I really liked the dessert tea we tried...
Coconut Chocolate and Chocolate Hazelnut. Yummmm. Natalie's friend Lynda lives in Spokane. They have been friends for 38 years and it shows!

A few weeks ago, Nancy and I went to a book ready by my favorite author-Jane Kirkpatrick. She writes historical fiction and she lives in Central Oregon. I have heard her speak several times, but it is always a treat to hear her. This is her new book... Where Lilacs Still Bloom.

It's about a wonderful woman named Hulda Klager who is also called the Lilac Lady. Her home and gardens are located just up the road from where we had tea, so we had to go on a little field trip after tea! The lilacs were almost done for the year, but the property is lovely, the fragrance was heavenly and the house was so interesting to visit.

It was just a beautiful day....not too hot with a slight breeze blowing. I can still smell the lilacs!

We spent a bit of time inside the house. Here's the charming little lady who was a volunteer. She reminded Nancy of her grandmother.

Enjoy a few pictures of Hulda's home.

I loved the kitchen. This is an apron that Hulda made for one of her daughters. It looks similar to the runner I found a few weeks ago.

Soon it was time to leave. We did visit the gift shoppe before we left and took just a few more pictures of the front of the home on the way out.

Before I say good bye, I must show you the cup and saucer that I bought at the gift shoppe. It's ceramic and made by someone in the area for the lilac gardens. I just wanted to have a teacup to remember the wonderful day with such dear friends.

I just love the embroidered runner that I found when I was shopping with my girls. This spring has been filled with many lovelies and many blessings.

If you ever have the chance to visit the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, you will be delighted. You can take a peak on the internet at If you can't make the trip, you might want to read Jane's book to learn more about this amazing lady and her family.


GardenofDaisies said...

OH!!! My Mom loves Hulda Klager!!! And now, seeing all your pictures I realize that I must visit this place too. But I'm never there at lilac time of year. Looks like you had a wonderful time visiting with friends!

Deborah said...

Sounds and looks like a wonderful place :) teatime looks fab! thanks for sharing.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

PS have you entered my giveaway sweetie?

Denise Adorian said...

Hi,Linda! I'm going to look back at My old comments I've received from you,to see what was wrong with Me at the time because you've mention this before,now I'm so curious.Your outing looks so wonderful.Perfect in fact.Now I must Google all that you spoke of, the lady, the book and all.Sounds like something I would enjoy.Hugs Denise

LaVonne said...

Sounds like some beautiful memories being made! So happy for you to have this time to enjoy friends! We all need girl time to recharge our batteries!

xinex said...

Oh what wonderful goodies! And that garden is anyone's dream.....Christine

xinex said...

Oh what wonderful goodies! And that garden is anyone's dream.....Christine

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Tea time with your friends sounds simply lovely, Linda! The lilac cottage is a real charmer; love the garden! I can certainly understand your attraction to the place. Thank you for sharing and for your visit. I hope your weekend is lovely too.


GardenofDaisies said...

I should have clarified... my Mom loves the gardens and the lilac flower. To my knowledge she never met Hulda the person. But she would have enjoyed that if the opportunity had come up. (My Mom is an amazing gardener, and she is in WA.)

romance-of-roses said...

Linda, this was a delightful post. I so enjoy going out for tea, have been with daughter, granddaughters and of course friends. Isn't it fun? Happy to hear you had such a wonderful time. Your tea cup is lovely. Hugs...Lu

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This sounds so wonderful - I love reading historical books and am enchanted by the lives of ladies of by-gone eras. Lilacs don't grow well here so it is a treat to see them shared in blogland - so glad you came by that I might return the visit! I hope you have a blessed week,