So it was with much glee when I found On Crooked Creek. Pat and I "chitchatted" (read email) back and forth and soon On Crooked Creek was a friend of Linderhof.
Pat had lived not far from my little town on the prairie and she had relatives here. We bonded!
And so a week or so ago, I was thrilled for Pat to attend my Phun with Phyllo Class at Life+Style and since she was "in the neighborhood" invited her and her husband Mr. Ed to join Jim and I for tea!
So the East Coast of Kansas (Fort Scott) meets the West Coast of Kansas (near Wichita).
And, of course, the tea had to be special . . .served, of course, in the sunroom.
Blue and white, of course, for a fellow blogger. For everyone knows my love of all things blue and white. The Spode Blue Italian Cups and saucers and tea plates. A vase of hyacinths on the table and since it is Lent -- the two pottery French lamb molds.
Freshly ironed tea napkins, my English pastry forks and a bit of lace on the table to make it a little more special for company.
And the Spode Blue Room teapot. Perfect for company!
And cake, of course, a wonderful and simple Mincemeat cake. The kind of cake that's great for coffee or tea!
We talked and visited and Pat thoughtfully brought gifts (those adorable blue and white salt and pepper that you've seen in a few posts lately) and three adorable eggs for the dining room Easter Egg tree. We immediately hung them from the branches!
Jim and Mr. Ed had a lot in common (both being former military) and we left them with the tea and cake while I gave Pat a quick tour of Linderhof.
Before they left, Husband Jim managed to snap a picture of us in front of the fireplace. I'm on the left and Pat is on the right.
And the Phyllo Class wasn't the first class Pat had taken from me -- for in 2001, she had taken my Herb Class at the Community Center!!!! She still had her handouts and notes!!!
It truly proves that it is a small world!
It's Tuesday and time for tea parties. There isn't a better tea party than one which includes a fellow blogger -- join me
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Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday with Pam at Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Time Tuesday with Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor
Tuesday Tea for Two with Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen
Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage