Valentine's Day Tea
February 11, 2008

         
It was a stunningly beautiful Winter day in the Seattle area.  The sun was shining and the skies overhead were as brilliant blue as the famous song about Seattle implies.  
(Photo courtesy of Joan Furlong, Realtor www.SeattleCondos.com)
 
 
 
 
         
While those who weren't interested in the particulars of "taking tea" on such a fine day were instead out at the Washington caucuses, certain members of Somewhere in Time, Unlimited gathered at "The Willows Edge Tea Room" in Mukilteo, WA.
(425-438-2092)

Participants had the choice of "High Tea" or  enjoying a delicious lunch.
 
 
     

(Photo of house and room above are taken from "Angelina's" blog:
http://angelninas.livejournal.com/60971.html
Click on the link if you'd like to see other reviews of the tearoom.)

         
Everyone was encouraged to come dressed in their most romantic and feminine attire (for the ladies), complete with lace, ruffles, silk, chiffon, velvet, brocade and such. The Valentine colors were also important like pink, ivory, red and white.       
 
 
 
         
Even husbands and friends were enthusiastically invited to come along as they had in previous "Teas."  
 
         
Some came with the most beautiful examples of highly decorated hats, complete with ribbons and silk flowers.  
    
         
Since the "Christmas Tea" was so wildly successful and people so enjoyed the rousing "gift exchange", it was decided by Tea organizers that such an exchange would take place again, but with a twist - the gift MUST be in the shape of a heart or have a heart on it.  Shopping skills and creativity were at a premium in preparation for the Tea.

Here is a beautiful example of the ingenuity and sewing work one of the Tea organizers came up with as her gift.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         
Now, don't you just WISH you had come?
         
All-in-all it was a wonderful and relaxing afternoon with everyone leaving the tea room satiated and a little happier in the world with a vow that "We must do this again soon!"  
 
 
         
SITU will be planning more teas in the near future.  If you'd like to join us, have a suggestion of a tea room or an interesting location, please feel free to email either
Lady Victoria or Miss Joan!
 
 
 
 
         
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