Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year - 2015! Looking Back - 2014!

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!
Happy New Year 2015!


Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Beautiful! Made me tired! Ha

relevanttealeaf said...

Happy New Year, Nancy! I enjoyed your year in review, and was so happy I could personally have Afternoon Tea in your tea room in 2014!

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

I enjoyed the review. Happy New Year.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Rosemary, you shared such pretty tea times all year, some of them quite special, indeed.

I am SO EXCITED for the new season of Downton Abbey coming up this sunday.

I have it in red on my calender and also have it as a reminder on my eye phone, because we never EVER watch television and I know we will forget if we aren't careful, haha.

I own all the past seasons and we watch them over and over.

I wanted to host a DA tea for Sunday but ran out of steam= I am tuckered out with all the busy holiday goings-on, so not doing it.

Perhaps a nice DA tea in late spring when - sometimes - we have good enough weather to go outdoors.

Happy New Year, tea friend! God bless!

Angela McRae said...

Wow, you had a busy (and delicious) year there! And I should warn you that I'm going to be in touch soon because I hope to "pick your brain" about some tea scenes I am writing -- I need to know what a real-life tea room owner thinks! :)

Oh, and Happy New Year, Nancy!

Marilyn said...

Sounds like a good year for 2014. Happy New Year for 2015!