This display table at the Friends of the Library Tea on Saturday featured some copies of my own book, "Dainty Dining," that are now in the collection of the Central Library, as well as the five tea books I discussed during my talk. The books, which represented some of my all-time favorite tea titles, included "If Teacups Could Talk" by Emilie Barnes, "For All the Tea in China" by Sarah Rose, "Death by Darjeeling" by Laura Childs, "Tea at the Blue Lantern Inn" by Jan Whitaker, and "The Harney and Sons Guide to Tea" by Michael Harney. On the left of the table you can see a pretty gift bag and a box wrapped in yellow paper, and I was tickled to learn both gifts were for me!
Inside the yellow box was this beautiful bib-style pink apron in a tea fabric I've never seen before. How perfect!
And in the gift bag were more wonderful and much-appreciated gifts: some green tea cakes, some chocolates for candy making (I used them the very next day) and, to my delight, six matching silver teaspoons with teapots on them! I don't have more than four matching teaspoons in any single pattern, so this set of six was a most welcome gift.
I also got to take home the beautiful fall flowers that had decorated the display table. Don't quite feel that I deserved all the fuss, but it sure was nice to be treated to such lovely, lovely gifts!