An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog is the combined effort created by the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
We began 2014 with several Super Scone Sunday events - which will be repeated again in the new year. Oven fresh scones, assorted toppings and fresh fruit accompanied with hot pots of properly brewed tea.
and Valentine's Day teas in February!
March introduced the first of a series of 'First Friday Dinners' scheduled throughout the year. Since the dinner was prepared and served by Mountainside Supper Club, we actually sat down and enjoyed the evening. Now that's special!
In April, we hosted three Downton Abbey teas that featured a visit from the Dowager Countess. Looking forward to the return of Downton Abbey this month, and a host of teas later this year!
The gardens came to life in April and we had a host of earthy events including an introduction to herb gardening class, Earth Day Festival downtown, and a Make your Own Fairy Garden session for mothers and daughters to design.
May celebrates Mother's Day while June honors the Queen! July is fun with Tea & Tarot readings.
In August we enjoyed a themed tea featuring hand bags.
In September we welcomed the Tea and Hat Lady for a program on hats! The guests at this special tea enjoyed sporting their favorite chapeaux!
Our Fairy Festival is always in September delighting an amazing number of young children!
In 2014 we journeyed to two different destinations on our traveling herb seminars. June included a visit to gardens in Delaware and a trip to Winterthur to enjoy the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit while an overnight trip to Cape May was a highlight for many in September.
Three Halloween Teas in October kept the tea room busy with ghost, ghouls, and goblins all in attendance.
Craft classes in December included making a Pinecone Garland one night and decorating a manger with herbs on another evening. Other craft classes throughout the year featured needle felted pendants, kitchen medicinals, bay leaf wreaths, and fermenting foods.
The first Holiday Tea of the season started on Black Friday and the last holiday tea was the Candlelight Tea on the eve of New Year's Eve. It has been a busy year! Thank you for visiting Sweet Remembrances and The Rosemary House this past year! Wishing you much happiness and hoping you are able to celebrate with us in the new year!