Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 - The Year in Review

We had a full year of classes, bus tours, luncheons, teas, and special events. This is just a sampling of some of the activities we held in 2013. Planning is already taking place for another packed year of events in 2014. Thank you so much for your continued support of all our events.

Super Scone Sunday is our special winter event that we offer in January, February and March. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is behind you, and the chance to sit and enjoy oven fresh scones and tea is a good way to start the year.

We are always happy to welcome authors to the tea room. In March, Kim Hendrickson, author of Savory Bites and Dessert Canap├ęs joined us. In the summer, Rosemary Harris the author of The Dirty Business Mystery presented a program for us.

In April we paid tribute to Downton Abbey with a special event featuring 'Tea with the Parlor Maid'. Watch for the Dowager Countess to visit Sweet Remembrances in 2014!

Mother's Day is always a very special event in the tea room. Shown here are the sandwich plates ready and waiting to be served to our guests.

Traveling Herb Seminars take us to many different gardens and tea rooms in the area. In 2013 we traveled to the gardens of York and Lancaster counties. We also journeyed to Washington, D.C., and later to Maryland. Watch for details about our traveling herb seminars in 2014, including a trip to Cape May.

In July, first person historical interpreter Alyssa Dupuy introduced us to Clara Barton. Later in the year, she presented an entertaining  holiday program as Queen Victoria.

In August, family and friends journeyed to Spain in celebration of Nancy's 60th. What a memorable experience in a majestic country!

For the love of Shoes! was presented in August. These darling cupcake shoes hold the record for being the most photographed dessert in the tea room ever!

Our Fairy Festival continues to delight young and old. Mark your calendars, the 2014 festival will be held on Sept. 6th and 7th!

Our annual Halloween Teas are very popular, so popular that we will schedule three in the coming year! We like to have fun with this one!

The holiday season begins on the Friday after Thanksgiving and continues through the month of December. Holiday teas, special events, craft classes and private parties along with extended hours in The Rosemary House keep us all busy.

What a fun and memorable year we had! We're excited to welcome the New Year and another season of special events, traveling herb seminars, afternoon teas, and more! We hope to see you in the gift shop and in the tea room soon!


Angela McRae said...

Wow, you did have a fun-filled year at the tea room, and it's neat to read along and go, "Oh, I remember when you did that!" Hope you have a wonderful 2014!

Marilyn said...

How fun to walk down memory lane with you. What an adventure in fun, tea, and just pure JOY. I have a feeling you have some fun planned for 2014 now.

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

I loved seeing the review of a few highlights from your 2013 teas. Happy New Year!

relevanttealeaf said...

What great teas you hosted in 2013!
Wishing you the best in 2014, and looking forward to the teas you'll host in this New Year - especially a visit from Dowager Countess! Blessings to you and yours in 2014!
~ Phyllis