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!