Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Alicia Rhett Tribute Tea celebrating "Gone With the Wind" - Part Two

Isn't it funny how what we remember most about a tea is the people we enjoyed it with? On Saturday, I had so much fun  catching up with my old colleague Winston, and I also enjoyed meeting local artist Nita McFarlin, whose fur-trimmed jacket just made me smile! (My friend Lynn Stanier also attended the tea and has kindly allowed me to use some of her photos from the event.)

The drop-style scones were delicious, and the raspberry jam made by a member of the church was some of the best jam I've ever had. It's the first time I ever remember going back for seconds on the jam at a tea! At right are some of the sweets, including the Danish wedding cookies and the shortbread cookies.

Handcrafted serving trays were called into service and provided the perfect touch for the pimiento cheese triangles and the tiny cucumber sandwiches (I ate three cucumber sandwiches, always my favorites!).

Each attendee received a goodie bag with lots of great treats, and we also got a commemorative booklet and a copy of the menu for the tea.

Here's a fun picture Lynn took of Terry Lynn Crane sharing about her late husband, Fred Crane, who played Brent Tarleton in Gone With the Wind.

Here Terry Lynn visits with a GWTW fan after the tea. Do you see all those collectible GWTW pins on her denim jacket?

And check out the back of the jacket!

I failed to get photos of our desserts, individual slices of some delicious buttermilk pie and coconut pie, but I did manage to get a copy of the cookbook containing the recipes, Fiddle Dee Dee Recipes: A Taste of "Gone With the Wind" by Terry Lynn Crane. (Copies are available here.)

And Terry Lynn graciously signed it for me afterward, so now I have a wonderful memento of the time I took tea with the wife of a movie star from Gone With the Wind!


  1. How wonderful that you have an autographed copy of that book! And the food at the tea looked delicious, your teapot shortbread cookies are darling. I know it was a fun event.

  2. I bought that cookbook when we visited the museum last May - mine, however, isn't autographed! ;-) Even though we have the DVD of Gone With the Wind, we've got tickets to see it on the Big Screen at Redford Theater in Detroit on March 1st.

  3. Wonderful photos! The menu is very elegantly done. The afternoon sounds like such fun.


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