Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Afternoon Delight

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!


  1. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day!

  2. It was the perfect, wonderful day! Thanks for sharing in the Delight of gathering together special friends and family. A dream come true to meet you and your family.

  3. You know I love Maryhill because I've told you that more than once now. I just reread your blog about the museum and realized when I was interrupted yesterday while reading I completely missed that you saw the Theatre de la Mode fashions. I saw them when they were first on display. I was with a tour of professional custom clothiers of which I was a part at the time because I had my own business. I want to go back and take time to enjoy them all over again. As I'm thinking of it, that would be a fantastic outing to include my dear little mother - she remembers when those tiny fashions were first made and displayed! Thanks for reminding me of them and for giving me the idea to go again. Soon.

  4. Sounds like a wonderful day!

  5. Looks like such a great setting for this lovely event!


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