Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sometimes time and distance creates space between friends that nags at the soul. The best way to rectify this is to plan a meeting, and what better than a tea party for such things. Yesterday three friends and our travel companions met for an afternoon of visiting at the grounds of a museum that was somewhat central for us all. A copper tea kettle, vintage tablecloth, fresh flowers, tea china, and a plethora of tasty tea sandwiches, salads, and fresh fruit graced the table. Cookies, bars, and cherry tarts awaited us for dessert. Our lawn chairs provided comfortable seating and we enjoyed eating and visiting together in the shade of some large, old trees. Afterward, a leisurely tour through the nearby museum was enjoyed while we visited some more. A collection of belongings what once belonged to Queen Victoria's grand-daughter were magnificent. An Ansel Adams exhibit of original black and white photos was an inspiration. And the display of Le Theatre de la Mode French Fashion Mannequin Collection was outstanding! Miniature costumes fashioned as perfect replicas of the original provided much to talk about. Visiting the display with a professional garment designer and pattern drafter made it even more fun! It truly was an afternoon of great delight. And the tea --- was perfection! Thank you, Marilyn and Linda, for a wonderful day!