Oh my goodness, I must tell you about the wonderful meeting that Celeste from Southern Daydreams and I had at a tea room! Here I am after opening the lovely Fitz and Floyd platter that Celeste gifted to me.
I made Celeste some Christmas Jam, a loaf of bread, from my Civil War starter, and a teacup coaster, fashioned after the ones that Stephanie, from The Enchanting Rose makes. Stephanie is the reason that Celeste and I became friends, as she placed me as the recipient of Celeste's teacup exchange. Celeste lives not that far away from me, as we found out, and we wanted to meet each other.
Here we are posing in the shabby chic tearoom! Celeste is as beautiful on the inside as on the out.
Guess who joined us?? Celeste's dear hubby fit right into our tearoom lunch. Her hubby and I had a lot in common as we had, at one time, worked with some of the same people, we discovered. Do you notice Larry's clothing colors? Yes, he loves Ohio State, also! The dear, sweet man even said a blessing before we had our lunch. We all chatted away for over two hours, just like we were old friends that have just picked up where we left off! Larry even treated me so generously to my lunch, and besides all that, he bought each of us the most delectable macaroon at the tearoom's bakery to take home!! It was such an honor and privilege getting to meet them. You can just tell that they both love and adore each other. As we were leaving the tearoom, Larry and Celeste so thoughtfully walked me to my car. I watched them as they walked to their car, grabbing each others hand, just as my late beloved and I always did wherever we were. It brought back loving memories for me.
Just look at the generosity of Celeste! Isn't the platter so nostalgic and with such a sweet saying? Inside the bag are candies that Celeste made for me to put on the platter. If that was not enough, she made me an ornament, that is embellished in Celeste's own style!
Here's my yummy macaroon (it was enormous and yes, I ate the entire thing!), and a few of the candies (oh, are they ever good!). I'm having a cup of Holiday Tea, from Harney and Sons to keep me in the Christmas spirit.
Here's the front of the gorgeous ornament.
Here's the back of the ornament, which is just as pretty as the front.
Thank you to Celeste and Larry for a wonderful afternoon of friendship, and for driving over near to me. We were so sorry that our friend, Pat, from Gypsy Heart and Soul, who we were hoping to meet, could not join us, as she was not feeling well. We will definitely plan another time to meet. Hopefully, Larry will join us again! Thank you to our dear, sweet friend Stephanie for making all this possible to begin with...all through a cup of tea!
I am sharing this with these lovely parties:
Thank you for your kind visit! xo