A Candlelight Christmas

Left to Right: Barbara Vance, B.J. Reilly,
Rhonda McKinney, Barbara Armstrong

There is a lovely tearoom in Woodstock, Georgia, called TEA LEAVES AND THYME. It is a popular destination in the Northwest Atlanta area for ladies wishing to enjoy friendship time over a delightful cup of tea. This cozy tearoom features a large selection of jewelry, hats, dresses, and wraps to wear during tea that are all displayed on the walls and spaces of the room. It also features a most extensive selection of teas on the menu.

The owner, Kim Jordy, came up with an idea to host a Candlelight Christmas Tea and have Sandy Clough attend and speak about the Sandy’s Tea Society. The event was planned for the first Tuesday in December 2001 and it was definitely a wonderful way to begin the Holiday season!

Tables were set with old china, no two pieces the same, along with a teacup featuring a tealight floating with fresh cranberries. The menu featured beef wellington served in a puff pastry along with many delightful tea sandwiches that were so carefully decorated. A stacking tray of delicious teatime desserts completed the meal all the while a Christmas Blend tea (Cranberry Orange Almond with hint of Cinnamon) was refreshed as needed.

At the end of the meal, Sandy Clough spoke about the six ladies of the Sandy’s Tea Society. She explained their unique personalities and how they gently show us how to develop friendships with tea and kindness. She also told the story of the Sandy’s Tea Society toile and signed books that she has written.

Kim is planning to start a Sandy’s Tea Society chapter in her tearoom. If you live in the area and would like to be a party of the group, you can call her at 770-516-2609 or e-mail her at tealeavesthyme@earthlink.net

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