Welcome to Friendship Tea, a blog about the daily happenings in the life of Linda, a tea enthusiast, who enjoys travel and trip planning, and is passionate about family, friends, life in Kentucky, and all things TEA.
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When I spotted this creamer and sugar on the tea cart at Yesterday's Tea Room, I just had to take a photo!
According to Depression-Glass.net, the Tea Room pattern was made by Indiana Glass Company from 1926-1931. It was a modern, Art Deco pattern at the time, and marketed for use in tea rooms, ice cream parlors, and soda fountains. Colors made were pink, green, amber and some crystal.
Of course, upon taking the photo, I told GJ all about Angela and her wonderful tea blog.
I'm not sure he understands the connection between good blogging friends, but he listened politely.
Waving "hello" to Angela!!!
Are y'all tired of hearing about my birthday weekend, yet?
This is the last post. I promise!
Saturday night we went to McCormick's and Schmick's in Cincinnati
for a birthday dinner complete with a personalized menu!
and then walked a couple of blocks to the Aronoff Center for the Arts
Proctor and Gamble Hall
JAMES TAYLOR AND BAND
with very special guest
Since we were not allowed to take photos in the concert hall.
So, I took a photo of AJ
wearing his souviner t-shirt and cap.
I love the design on the front of the shirt.
James Taylor's birthday was March 12th. Mine was March 11th.
We both celebrated all weekend.
It was fun to join in with the audience and sing Happy Birthday to JT (several times).
If James Taylor and son, Ben Taylor, are coming to a city near you
during this limited tour, don't hesitate to buy tickets.
It was a fantastic show!!
What an action-packed weekend we had!
In addition to all the birthday celebrations,
6 year old PJ had a 7:30 a.m. soccer game Saturday morning with his dad as coach!
Yep, we definitely had an action-packed, fun-filled weekend!!
on Friday evening in Cincinnati at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.
Thanks to daughter, Melissa and her partner and friend, Shelley and their fantastic blog, StockpilingMoms.com we were invited into the circus arena early for a question-answer session with three young mothers who are performers,
the exotic animal trainer, the hair hanger, and a dancer who is married to the Ring Master.
And, as you can see a few clowns joined in the photo session. with the children and the "birthday girl."
It was very interesting to talk to these young ladies about raising their children while traveling with the circus.
The clown, above, with PJ and Chase, told us he is a third generation circus clown,
following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.
AJ is ready for the pre-show.
If you take your family to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, be sure to arrive one hour early.
They have a fun, interactive 45 minute pre-show where everyone is invited onto the floor for all sorts of children's activities.
PJ's favorite act was the daredevil motorcycle riders in the steel dome.
It was an amazing act.
Yep! GJ the boys several fun souvenirs.
We all loved the show.
It was the boys first trip to the circus, a perfect way to celebrate my birthday!
When the world is all at odds And the mind is all at sea Then cease the useless tedium And brew a cup of tea. There is magic in its' fragrance, There is solace in its' taste; And then laden moments vanish Somehow into space. And the world becomes a lovely thing! There's beauty as you'll see; All because you briefly stopped To brew a cup of tea. ~ Source unknown
"Friendship Tea Recipe" ~~ 1/2 cup instant tea, 1 cup sweetened lemonade mix, 1 cup Tang, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ground cloves, Combine all ingredients and mix well. Store in a an airtight container. To serve, put 2 to 3 tsp. mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup of boiling water. Adjust amount of mix to taste. Enjoy!