News from the designer — afternoon tea

It's Fall in beautiful Tennessee!!

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It's Fall in beautiful Tennessee!!

Time for pumpkins, dandelion tea, and hot homemade soups!  I love to cook when I have time, and soups are my favorite thing to make.  Always different because I throw in everything but the kitchen sink!  Vegetarian Vegetable with Pasta......Loaded Potato with Cheddar.......Italian Sausage......yummm!!!! My pumpkins will eventually be scooped out for the seeds and the rest backed for delicious pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Pumpkin is oh-so-delicious and oh-so-healthy too! This is also the time of year when hot herbal teas are so enticing.  I have a yard full of sage, thyme, echinacea, and yes....dandelions!  No pesticides for us!  ...

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Have tea with me.............

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Have tea with me.............

    One of my fondest memories as a business owner is having had my own tearoom as a part of my lovely shop.  The Shoppe for Simple Pleasures and Scarlett's Tea Parlor offered all versions of the tea service......from a cup of freshly brewed custom-blended tea and a scone to full Afternoon Tea which was a complete meal. This was my opportunity to personally meet and greet my customers, and often sit and visit with them.  We enjoyed sharing stories of our common interests, personal experiences, and family traditions. Afternoon tea is historically an English tradition.  Dating back to...

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