Monday, October 1, 2018

What happened to September?

October! What happened to September? A whirlwind of a month, September quickly transitioned into October, as if in the blink of an eye. September is the month of festivals in our little part of the world. The month begins with our Annual Fairy Festival, its 27th year. The fairies flitted and fluttered about, in the gardens and in the back alley. We played and laughed and danced and tossed glitter. Saturday was the perfect day, Sunday was a very rainy day. Nevertheless, we had fun.

And the last weekend of September, we celebrated the Camellia sinensis plant with all things tea at our 2nd Annual PA Tea Festival. As if on command, our humble little QVC mail order tea plant sprang forth in blossom for the festival.                                                                                                     A row of tents lined Rosemary Alley and vendors from NJ, PA, and MD sold their tea wares to crowds of tea enthusiasts.

Sweet Remembrances served Afternoon Tea both in the tea room and in the gardens, pushing the waitstaff to their limit! At the peak lunch hour, every table was filled, both inside and out. A real challenge for the staff, Claudette and Lori deserve a hearty kudos for all their hard work. Jillian and Cedar, too.


Louca por porcelana said...

You had a great time!How delightful and treasured!Love your pictures.Hugs!

Marilyn Miller said...

I had a feeling that you must have been swamped with work in September. Sounds like a vacation is needed. Loved seeing glimpses for both festivals. I was amazed you served afternoon tea at the tea festival. That is huge work! Now put up your feet and sip a cup of tea for a bit. The holidays are coming! Ha!

Angela McRae said...

Wow, sounds like you all were really hopping! So love the picture of the littlest fairies at teatime, as you're helping grow our next generation of tea lovers! And the fact that your camellia sinensis bloomed on command … well, I guess that's your superpower! :)