Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tea with Gracie

My blog friend, Gracie, invited me to join her for tea at "Chariteas" in Sandy today.  You know me, always up for an adventure, so I found the pretty little yellow shop and got a table and soon Gracie arrived and we settled in for a nice visit.  I ordered a high tea and Gracie had a salad with salmon.  
They brought me an "English" tea and it was very good. 
There were tea sandwiches with cucumber and cream cheese and cranberry sauce. 
 A very fresh and tasty scone with clotted cream.
A lemon tart and ... I had to ask the waitress.. what IS this?  It was cold and mooshy and covered with frost.  "Mochi" she said, cherry chocolate.  Ooook.. it was covered with a cherry flavored chewy rice outer shell filled with chocolate ice cream.  Yum! 
Gracie and I recreated our photos of each other from our first lunch together -- me taking a photo of her taking a photo of me. :-) 
After lunch we headed to Gracie's home, my first visit there.  Her living area is so charming with a rock fireplace and lots of nice bright windows!  I got to meet her daughter and two bright and cute little granddaughters.. and I got to hold her newest baby granddaughter.. oh so sweet and cuddly!  Then we settled into adjoining easy chairs and I asked Gracie what she needed help with on her MacBook Pro.  We spent a few hours with me helping her and both of us chatting away.  What a nice time we had! 
Near to 5 pm I packed up my computer and said my goodbyes and headed home.  I am so glad that Gracie found my blog and that we live close enough to get together in "real life".  She is a very sweet and caring person and I'm glad we're friends.  :-)

I am ending this post with something you won't see again for a long time.. my last bloom on my 4th of July rose.  Isn't this just gorgeous?   
I hope you're having a good week.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


  1. What a wonderful high tea! I have had several but never one with mochi (I love, love, love mochi)...I'll just have to go there sometime.
    Looks like you both had a wonderful time:)
    PS: Beautiful last blossom of the season...(sigh).

  2. What a perfect day. Sounds like you and Gracie had a wonderful time together. Your rose is very pretty - I don't think I've ever seen a 4th July rose. Maybe we don't have them over here ??

  3. How great that you and Gracie can spend a day together like that! I am sure you both had a wonderful time. How far does Gracie live from you? I wish I could join you both. You are both such wonderful ladies! I know we would have a lot to talk about!!!
    Teresa, I also wanted to say thanks so much for your kind and heartfelt comments regarding my son moving. I am sick over it. But life is funny. You never know what will happen.
    I just pray for his safely and well being.
    XO Kris

  4. Hi Teresa
    I havnt dropped by for ages. Great post. Your tea party looked delicious.
    You live in a beautiful area.

  5. Thank you, thank you, Teresa! I had such a good time today and admired your post about our time together, and your beautiful last 4th of July rose of the season. You should have seen me practicing tonight what you showed me this afternoon. Oh my :) I know I am still doing some things the hard way, but I think you would be proud to see all that I did remember from what you showed me :) [I am starting a new page of questions :)] xxx from Gracie

  6. You ladies know how to dine out with style! I am so glad you both had a great time. I wish I could have been there even more now though. Mmmmm 'High Tea'. xxx

  7. What a lovely time you've had! I had never heard about "mochi" before :-) Love Gracie's place, what a cute collection of sheep! :-) xxxx

  8. The tea looks delicious - apart from the mochi, you would find all of these treats in our teashops here in the UK!

    Your friend's house looks charming - Im sure you had a lovely afternoon!


  9. What a fun day! Talk to you soon.

  10. Hi Teresa,
    High Tea looked so Grand! My daughter and I had high tea on our visit to the UK in 2001. Time for a visit again, won't you say? I wish, but good to know you can find them in the states too. Your friendship seems so special, yay for blogworld!
    Have a great week, xoRobin❤

  11. Two of my favorite bloggers getting together for the day, how lovely.

  12. Looks delicious!! And it's always nice to meet friends, lucky you. Groetjes, Gerda

  13. Oh how fun! I wish I could have been there. Those little tea sammies look so good. I'll have to try those cucumber, cream cheese, and cranberry sauce sandwiches. Those sound good and look so pretty with the complimentary colors. I laughed out loud when you said you left at 5:00. Around these parts (big-city metropolitan area), you don't leave anywhere at 5:00 unless you are a glutton for punishment and want to sit in traffic. Must be nice to live away from a big city like that. You have to plan things very carefully around rush hours here. Sounds like you have a lovely visit with a fun friend.

  14. Have enjoyed reading your's and Gracie's post re your meeting. It is lovely that you can get together. Tea looked yummy and the rose beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Love Anne x

  15. How wonderful that you were able to meet a blogging friend!

  16. I am so jealous! I agree with Pammy Sue I need to try those yummy sandwhiches!

  17. I'm so glad you two found each other! It's so great! That tea party looks amazing!

  18. I'm fairly new to the blog world, but have totally connected with a few like-minded people---who really are almost soul-sisters!!! I find that very funny, since I have many many good acquaintances, but very few friends I hold really dear. How fun you are able to meet with your blog-bud--and oh, my---yummy stuff!!! I had a near miss with once of my blog buddies this summer at the shore-----but hope to meet up with another this fall. Can't wait. It will be my first face-to-face!!


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