Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Tea Ladies of the Michigan Tea Tour

Nancy, Phyllis, Linda
Meet the cast of characters, the Michigan Tea Tour participants, and the bloggers, and the tea ladies. Representing four states; Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania, and Canada, we converged in Michigan for a memorable adventure. Four of us, Lori, Phyllis, Linda and myself originally met in 2007 for a Tea in London Tour. It's always a special time when we have the chance to see each other again. 


Our two Canadian travelers, good friends from Ontario, were Judith (L) and Gloria (R). Judith is posting about this adventure on her blog Lavender Cottage where she shares her love of afternoon tea and gardening. Gloria shares that her father's family came from England and her mother's family from the east coast of Canada, where there was always a 'cup of tea' and conversation around the table.
Teresa, our well coordinated Tea and Chocolate tasting hostess and Ohio representative, (note her felted tea pot bag), and Joanie from Michigan are shown here in the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Joanie was the president of "The Women of Virtue Tea Society" where they would dress in Victorian apparel and visit various tea rooms. That sounds like fun!

This trip was well documented!

Lori (L), Phyllis (center), and Linda (R) are Michigan friends. Special thanks and great appreciation to Phyllis as she coordinated the trip, made all the required reservations, contacted attendees with all details, and kept us on schedule. Her detailed diary of this adventure can be found on her blog, The Relevant Tea Leaf. Lori (L), one of the Tea in London travelers brought her beautiful scrapbooks from that adventure so we could revisit that experience. 

 Linda (above, right), also from Michigan has a long tea history hosting and organizing a tea club. She continues to entertain and share her love of tea. And she loves shopping, too! Barb (far left), a Detroit native, works with estate sales and grows Monarch butterflies! She says it's easy!
My roommate for this getaway, Linda, is from Kentucky. Linda (R) and I first met as roommates on the Tea in London tour and then again for the Traveling Tea Friends trip to Kentucky. We have had the opportunity to vacation together with our families, and it was my pleasure to welcome Linda to Sweet Remembrances several years ago. Linda blogs at Friendship Tea, and you can follow her experiences about this adventure.

What a memorable teatime vacation!


Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

Great post and information about the Michigan Tea Tour participants. All the ladies were fun to be with during our travels.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had by every one!! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for taking the time to visit!

Marilyn Miller said...

Now that is fun group of ladies. It sounds like it was so fun!

Teresa said...

It was such a fun group of ladies! I love everyone's smiles in your photos.
Sips and Smiles,