Last weekend I not only was able to go to the stamp convention, but I also went out for tea with two good friends that were visiting. It was awesome for the 3 of us to have tea party together. Until Sunday only two of us at a time got to hang out together since we don't live in the same state. We went to Vintage Tea Leaf in Long Beach for our tea party.
We started off our time together by picking what tea cup and saucer to use. I of course picked one with purple in it. :) It was really hard to choose one because all of them are so beautiful.
Then we were off to our table to enjoy our tea party.
It took us awhile to decide what to order. It was the hardest choosing the type of tea we each wanted. It was fun reading the different descriptions of what each kind of tea contained. The names of the tea were very unique. Gail ordered Peach White Tea. Fran ordered Ebony Lace. I ordered the Tropical Kimono tea. I thought it was interesting to see them bring our pots of tea in beautiful tea warmers.
For the food for our tea party we ordered "Tea for Three" from the menu. It is actually called "Tea for Two" on the menu but we asked our waiter if we could customize it for three. It was the best choice to order this because it gave us the opportunity to taste 9 out of 10 types of tea sandwiches they have on the menu along with having fresh fruit, dessert,
and 2 blue berry scones.
Midway through our tea party we took a little break and gave each other the gifts that we made. We thought it would be fun to take a picture with what we made.
I also made a blue polka dot version.
After admiring the gifts that we received we continued our tea party with having some more food and trying out each others teas. We all thought that the sandwiches were very unique and loved all the teas. Before leaving we walked around the boutique that is part of the tea room. It was just as beautiful as the tea room. It was lots of fun to see the different types of tea sets, tea warmers, decorations, etc.
This was my favorite because of the cute handmade paper flowers.
Before leaving to go our separate ways we took one last fun picture together. Out of all the pictures that I took that day this one was my favorite. :)
After having our tea party Fran and I took a stroll at the Queen Mary after we changed our clothes.
We enjoyed our stroll together chatting, looking at the Princess Diana exhibit,
and exploring different areas of the ship. Then we went out to dinner with my family and her son. We took them to one of our favorite HI restaurants Back Home to Lahaina.
It is one of the most beautiful restaurants I have ever been to because it has awesome murals of Maui. Being at the restaurant always makes me feel like I'm in Maui having dinner.
Last weekend was indeed one of the most memorable weekends I have had so far this summer and it will forever be treasured. Thanks Fran and Gail for everything! Love you both lots! Thanks everyone for dropping by today and for being patient with reading such a long post.