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.
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.