Thursday, April 16, 2009
My traveling tea party
Some weeks ago, I was asked if I would be interested in participating in a "traveling tea party" in which certain teapots are being passed around the country this year with the stories to be preserved in journals and collected by the tea lover who organized the event. I thought it sounded like a fun idea and signed on, and my tea party, held last night, was a simple tea for two.
You see, my friend Kathy from Savannah has been in Newnan house-sitting for her daughter and son-in-law, who are traveling in Europe for a few weeks. So to me it made perfect sense to host a traveling tea party with a friend who traveled to my town to house-sit for some travelers. How much more travel-ly can you get?
I was going over to Kathy's last night (or Kathy's daughter's house) to knit and quilt. Not too surprisingly, we never actually got around to crafting, but we did enjoy the beautiful spring weather out on the patio with my super easy, packed-in-a-picnic-basket tea party. Our "twilight tea" consisted of Ham, Asparagus and Cheese Frittata, Fresh Fruit, Heart-shaped Cucumber Sandwiches and Dark Chocolate Madeleines. We enjoyed two different types of tea, the Chocolate Spice Kusmi Tea I received earlier this week and some Mango Tango tea. This simple tea party was a perfect way to enjoy spring and the all-too-rare treat of time with a dear (and normally 300 miles away) friend. I hope the next recipients of this traveling teapot enjoy their "tea and conversation" as much as my friend and I did!