Last Saturday, I took my dear friend Ann to Myrtle's Tea House in Ridgefield WA. I missed Ann's retirement tea last month, as I was sick. Unfortunately, Ann's company hasn't let her retire yet! She is such a good worker that her bank is having a difficult time finding a replacement. She did give them a final date...July 11th. I hope it really happens. Ann is such a wonderful person and she has been working so long. It is time for her to have some time to enjoy retirement. Ann has been taking care of her brother who has been fighting cancer and some other heath issues.
I love to go to Myrtles. The owner Elizabeth is very sweet and works hard to make her tea shoppe such a wonderful place for tea lovers to enjoy. She has added this arch with flowers in the front-very nice.
As always, the entrance is filled with lots of goodies for the ladies! The giant teddy in the corner was a gift to her from her son when he was in the service. So sweet.
Ann and I were seated at this little table in the Bon Bon room. I was so excited to see Ann, I never did take pictures of our lovely tea plate! Sometimes that happens when you go to tea.
This is my dear friend Ann on the left. Doesn't she look happy? That's Elizabeth on the right. We all love Elizabeth and have followed her to this location when she lost her lease at her former location. It was quite a blow with little time to come up with a new location, but she did it!
You may remember I lost a friend who was one of our tea buddies....Joan. Ann was so good to spend time with Joan when she was so sick with cancer too, so giving of her time. Ann broke the sad news to Elizabeth with a beautiful arrangement of flowers that Joan would have adored. Oh, yes, very touching. Ann had these two lovely roses for me and for Jim as a thank you for praying for her during the difficult days with Joan. How sweet is that? I was so touched and what a neat way to honor Joan.
I am trying to get back on track with my Tea Time Thursdays. I want to share a very beautiful little demitasse cup and saucer that was given to me by our dear Canadian friends Ed and Yoka. They sent it to me with a note that this belonged to a lovely lady in Holland. Ed and Yoka know I love tea things and they wanted me to have it as I would take care of it. Oh yes, dear friends, I will cherish it forever.
Ed and Yoka are from the Netherlands but now live in Powell River BC. They are the most darling couple and full of life and faith. We used to visit them every year, but it's been a long time now since we have been together. I miss them~a lot!
I found a bit of information about the cup and saucer today. It is French and was made in the 1970's, It's very much like limoges and has a very romantic scene of a lovely couple on the cup and in the center of the saucer. It is a treasure and I am honored to have it. Thank you Ed and Yoka!
I did a few errands this afternoon and stopped by the produce stand to see what was new. Local cherries and blueberries! The Hood strawberries are done...sigh. Can you see the metal teapot and cup and saucer on the little table? Yes, another gift from a friend. My SIL's mom Kathy, or Grandma Kathy as she is called, gave it to me for Christmas.
It was such a nice afternoon when I returned, so I just sat outside and have my treat. I found this book at a thrift store today. I have looked at this book many times in quilt and fabric stores, but it was a bit out of my budget. I was soooo happy to find it at a bargain price. It has some cute small projects to make which is always fun for me.
The clouds are rolling in this evening and we are to get a bit of rain. It's so nice out tonight, with a gentle breeze drifting in and out of my front room. This is what I like about summer. Time for a bit of iced tea! It's also my brother John's birthday...Happy Birthday John.