Saturday, December 9, 2017

Historic Boone Tavern Hotel's Fifth Annual Christmas Tea

 Our family celebrated our annual Christmas Tea on Saturday, December 9th
at Historic Boone Tavern Hotel's fifth annual Christmas Tea.  

Click on the above photo to see the delicious menu. 
Melissa, Austin and I must eat gluten free for health reasons. 
We are so happy the chefs prepare a beautiful GF menu. 
The sandwiches/savories are served plated. 
A serving of Boone Tavern's famous spoonbread on the left
of the savories plate.  In addition, all guests were served a complimentary
glass of champagne or sparkling cider. 
After the first course, three tiered servers are brought to 
the tables with the scones on the bottom tier
 and sweets/desserts on the next two tiers.  


What a delightful and special event!  
Glenn and me below. 
 Austin brought his friend Josie from Transylvania University. 
 Melissa, Tim and Peyton. 
I am the Afternoon Tea Consultant for Historic Boone Tavern Hotel.
I'll share more photos in my next post.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Time's a-Coming

"Come to my Table and Share with me Warm Gingerbread Cookies and Cinnamon Tea"
 
 Featuring my first Christmas teapot of the season,
a Spode Christmas Tree Teapot with the Candy Stripe Handle
 
The delightful sign on the table was a gift from a blog reader a couple of years ago.
I began blogging in January 2008.  I've said many, many times since then, the
friendships I've developed through blogging have been a most wonderful
unexpected bonus!  I've been so fortunate to communicate with many of you
in person,  through Facebook and email. 
Life's journey has interfered with my daily, even weekly, blog posts,
but I just want y'all to know how much I appreciate everyone who stops
by, and especially all who make comments.
 
Just FYI, Austin loves Transylvania University in Lexington, KY.
Fortunately for us, he is just 45 minutes from home. *wink*
 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Family Fun at Keeneland

October was a very busy month for our family. 
 Austin, Glenn, Melissa and I participated in a fundraiser for the 
Hindman Settlement School at Keeneland Race Track on October 19. 
Keeneland is located in Lexington, KY and only runs April and October. 
 The lunch buffet was delicious, the weather was perfect,
and being with friends and family was the best! 

By the way, Austin loves Transylvania University
and "living" in Lexington.  

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween Y'all

 Pumpkinmania is a festive tradition  at Transylvania University.
The students carved 600 - 700 pumpkins, and they are displayed on the steps
of Old Morrison (bldg.) for the festival.
It is a very fun event with Trick-or-treating for Lexington children, food,
music and more! 
 Pictured below and placed in the middle is "Chief"
who is the head of campus security.
He looks pretty fierce here, but I have heard he is buddy to all.
 What a variety of whimsical, scary, and beautifully carved jack-o-lanterns.
On November 1st they will be smashed into a dumpster, another fun occasion.  

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Holiday Teas

Teatime Holidays 
The 2017 special issue of this magazine is bound to put
readers in the mood for celebrating the holidays with afternoon tea
from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. 
 Nine different delicious menus and beautiful tablescapes
include Thanksgiving, Hanakkah, Christmas, and New Year's Eve. 
Complete with a section of Gluten Free Scones and 
several "How-Tos" with step-by-step photos. 

The holidays will soon be here!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Travels and Fun Surprise

My husband Glenn and I traveled to Sea Island, Georgia for a
three-night stay at the five-star Cloister Resort to attend a conference
and board meeting of the American Gas Association.
He had no idea he was to receive the 2017 American Gas Association
Distinguished Service Award at the luncheon on Monday.

And, he couldn't believe I have known it since May 1st,
and had supplied them with photos for a video. :-)
 
 


 

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