Monday, April 27, 2015

Finding tea … along the garden path!

Last week, our Chamber of Commerce had its monthly networking social at Something Special, the local special events facility known for its elegant weddings, meetings and other special events such as the lovely Christmas Tea I attended in December. I arrived early in hopes of getting a few "quiet" photos before the crowd arrived, and this lovely home and garden was at its springtime finest! Here, is one of the many scenic spots in the backyard garden where, not surprisingly, a great number of the guests chose to mingle.

It was hard to pick a favorite scene, but this fountain was certainly one of my favorites!

Then again, the gazebo was lovely as well.

As was this sweet spot with statuary, pansies and ivy.

But once everyone arrived and I did my customary mingling with friends in the business community, I knew I could head back up front and have this little corner to myself, the home of a gun cabinet which once belonged to owner Mike Meyers' grandfather — a gun cabinet now being used as the "tea party cabinet," as Mike put it!

I loved nosing around and admiring all the pretty teawares, in so very many colors and styles, like this iridescent set …

… and these floral teawares …

Nearby, a tea trolley was set up with a vignette promoting the upcoming Mother's Day Tea at Something Special.

If you're a local reader — or within driving distance of Newnan — this tea is set for Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and I can tell you from past experience that any tea held at Something Special is going to live up to the name. For $25 per person, including tax and tip, you can tour the home and gardens while treating your mother to a wonderful time of tea. (And I trust if you are blessed enough to still have your mother, you are doing something special for her, whether or not it's at Something Special!) Mike says he can reserve a spot for you if you call in with your credit card information, and he can be reached at 770-251-1206.

And even if you don't live nearby but simply want to see more of this lovely antebellum home, you can visit their website at!


  1. Oh it looks so wonderful, Angela! Are YOU going there for Mother's Day, I hope? What a perfect thing for your children to do for their sweet tea-party-lovin' mamma!

  2. What an ideal setting for a tea! I just love historic homes.

  3. This place is simply adorable.... charming.... inviting... and beautiful! How lucky you were able to wander around and snap photos. And I love the side-by-side filled to the gills with all the beautiful tea ware.

  4. Something special was appropriately named! Everything looks so inviting.....I wish I could pop on over!

  5. Thank you Angela for the wonderful article. It was a beautiful evening with the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. We are looking forward to the Mother's Day tea in honor of our beloved mothers! We finalized the menu and it will include: Spinach with Mushroom Quiche; Frozen Fruit Salad; Hawaiian Nut Tea Sandwich; Creamy Vegetable Tea Sandwich; Ham & Brie on Pumpernickel Tea Sandwich; Stuffed Cherry Tomato; Cranberry & Orange Scone served with Orange Marmalade; Pecan Tartlet; Fruit Tartlet; Chocolate Treat; Fresh Fruit! Call us at (770) 251-1206. We look forward to honoring your mom with you!

    1. Hi, Mike, and thank you for the hospitality last week! Just now saw your comment (it didn't get forwarded as they usually do for some odd reason), and thanks for the info on the menu, too!

  6. Beautiful photos, Angela! That's so nice Mike is having this tea. Keith has made plans with Nick so I don't think we'll make it this year but it is a great idea. Joanie


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