Saturday, February 14, 2009

Want to win a Newnan tearoom cookbook?


Let's end this week of giveaways with a really good one, shall we?

In the mid-eighties, I was the guest of honor at a luncheon given by some co-workers at Something Special in Newnan. I absolutely adored the ladylike atmosphere, dining in a historic home among so many pretty things and enjoying wonderful homemade foods. It would be years before I realized I had actually been in a real old-fashioned "tearoom," the sort of place that offered quiches and tea biscuits for lunch. By the time I fell in love with teatime, the owners had retired and moved away. Today, Something Special is still open to the public as a special events facility, but gone are the days of "ladies who lunch."

I did have the good sense to get a copy of the Something Special tearoom cookbook when it came out, and I treasure it as a memento from a beloved local establishment. The author and Something Special's proprietor, Martha Sue McCain, was back in Newnan Thursday to autograph her second printing of the book at Scott's Bookstore. The new edition of the book includes a chapter on chocolate, and today I'm giving away a copy as a Valentine's Day gift and reminder that readers of this tea blog are very much LOVED and appreciated! (All those sweet comments? You ladies are such sweethearts!) To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment to this post between now and 7 a.m. Monday. And Happy Valentine's Day, y'all!

13 comments:

Marilyn said...

I would love to win the cookbook. Isn't it fun to remember tea adventures we had before we really realized we loved the adventure of tea? I have those memories too and treasure them.

Melanie said...

I'd love to with this cookbook too! I haven't done many tea parties yet, but I'm thinking this would definitely give me good inspiration.

belinda said...

Love to read new cookbooks-more as Therapy than as potential cooking. But the real cooks in our group love new recipes.
Happy Valentines. Thanks for your sweet giveaways.

Debbie (TX) said...

I NEED THAT!!!! I WANT THAT!!!!

PICK ME!!!!!!!!!!!!

PICK ME!!!!!!!!!

I AM A TEA PARTY FANATIC!!!!!!!!!

Alice said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win such a special cookbook. I also read cookbooks as most would read a novel. Already own several great and wonderful "receipt" compilations. Hope you and Alex have a lovely Valentines Day.

Bernideen's Tea Time Blog said...

I love all things cookbooks- count me in...and thank you so much for the ever so lovely Valentine! I was absolutely dazzled!

parTea lady said...

That sounds like a wonderful book and how nice that you got a copy before the tearoom closed. Thanks for offering it in your Valentine's Day giveaway.

Connie Armstrong said...

You have the best contests!!! This looks like a wonderful cookbook and would go great with my collection!

Dee said...

I look forward to checking your blog each day, always something new and unexpected. It feels like being a kid again...

Southern Touch Catering said...

Oh Angela, I too remember the tea room and wish so much that I could have been the one to purchase the building at the time it was sold. We use to eat there quite often with the Real Estate luncheons and you are right, it truly was a real "Ladies" tea room. I loved all the themes they had in each room. I was especially partial to the red room. I wish I could remember it all better. In case I don't win, are there still cookbooks available at Scott's?

Karen Bullock said...

Angela, Something Special sounds like it is appropriately named. Don't you just hate it when a place you really appreciate closes it's doors? Still, it's wonderful that you have your memories of when it was a tearoom.
Maybe you could share one of your favorite recipes from this book when you have the time. Thanks again, for a fun Valentine's week!

Gerri said...

Angela, I would love to be included! Thank you so much for the blessing of your blog. Happy Valentine's Day.

Beverly said...

I would absolutely love to add a new tea room cookbook to my collection. I so much enjoy my daily visit to Tea With Friends. Thank you for such a wonderful blog. It is a JOY to read about "all things tea" and to know that there are others out there with the same passion.