Friday, January 27, 2017

Afternoon Tea Memories - Bardstown, KY

I began my "Tea Journey" in February, 1993
with my first afternoon tea at Bruce and Shelley Richardson's 
Elmwood Inn in Perryville, KY. 

Before beginning this blog in 2008,
I kept journals of tea room visits, menus, photos, and more. 
A regular sized journal (diary-style) wasn't large enough to hold the mementos 
I wanted to save, therefore, I switched to a three-ring binder.
 The binder became several binders until I finally found the 
courage in 2008 to begin my Friendship Tea blog. 
These photos are from a visit to a visit to The Chapeze House in September, 2006.
We were able to visit again in October, 2006 before they stopped serving afternoon tea. 
They are a special events place in Historic Bardstown, KY, and 
have renamed the business the Kentucky Bourbon House. 
Colonel Michael Masters is a "Kentucky Bourbon Expert." 
He and his wife, Margaret Sue, are excellent cooks and hosts. 
His book, "Hospitality - Kentucky Style"  in the photo above,
highlights several Kentucky historical sites and a collection of 
traditional Kentucky recipes from his wife, mother and grandmother. 
Below: 
a page from my Tea Memories Journal including the menu served in October 2006. 

*The idea for this post (and hopefully more) came from "trying" to organize
my tea book collection, and an email discussion with Sarah V. 

7 comments:

Joy said...

What fun to read about the beginning of your "tea journey". Please do share more from your scrapbook and your book collection!

Sylvia said...

It's good to keep 'good memories', you have made a lot of them, Linda'
Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Latane Barton said...

You've been a tea lover for years, I see. And, now you share all your adventures with all of us. Thank you.

The Victorian Girl said...

I started a binder like you and am still on the first one, although it's getting rather full. Maybe after a few more, I'll get the courage to start a blog (a huge task for a very untechy person)!!!!!!

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I love this! And looking at your memorabilia from Miss Mable's and A Thyme Remembered here in Georgia, I wonder how close we came to crossing paths before we actually met! :)

Angela McRae said...

Oops! It was A "Time" Remembered, not "Thyme." Confusing it with "Tea Leaves and Thyme," I guess!

Gustavo Woltmann said...

Thank you for the Tea Memories. I like this post.

- Gustavo Woltmann

 

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