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Customer First…Now, A FaceBook Friend and More!

How many times have we met people and then become Facebook friends? Lots!!

But once in awhile you meet someone you connect with because you share so many of the same passions!

Julie June Stewart wandered into our shop almost a year ago to the date…in August 2014.

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She found this gorgeous purple hat…said she wanted to wear it to the races. She’s crazy about horse racing!! Me too!! And I’m very fond of  hats also! I’ve tucked my Kentucky Derby hat in a closet, ready for the day I finally get on a plane for Churchill Downs.

 

We hit it off right away. As she wandered around the store we visited about our love for antiques, horses, hats, animals, and writing.  She’s an accomplished writer. One of her latest articles features animals on the backside (of the track) who live with the horses. Her delightful essays always include adorable photos.

Last year, after she returned home, we became FaceBook friends, and we’ve stayed connected.

When Julie messaged me she was in town and wanted to come by our shop, I was overjoyed! She’s an Airspace Program Manager for Disasters and has been extremely busy with all our fires here in Northern California. I knew her time was limited, but feel privileged she took an hour or so to visit…and shop with us!

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I’ll miss her, but know we’ll stay in touch via FaceBook…and of course, I’ll be able to read all her wonderful columns! Thanks Julie for stopping by!

 

You can follow Julie June Stewart on Twitter and read her essays in America’s Best Racing.

A New Season….

rsz_dsc_0087Dear tea4kate subscribers,
 
Over this last year, I have taken a break from blogging on the tea4kate site. I intend to revive my blog on an occasional basis.
 
In this new season of my life, my Sweet Husband and I have become the new owners of the Oregon Street Antique Mall in downtown Redding.  (Find us at:  
http://oregonstreetantiquemall.com/) 

We invite you to connect with us in our new endeavor by going to the Oregon Street Antique Mall website and subscribing to our newsletter. We would love to include you in any store sales, special offers and just general news. We intend to start having tea for sale in the store soon. If you’d like to remain in contact with us, please sign up here….Oregon Street Antique Mall 

We look forward to reconnecting.  As always, thanks for being part of our amazing journey. 
May your day be Tea-lightful, 
Kate

 

Tea Tasting and Friends …

A big thank you to all our family and friends who attended the Tea Tasting Party at the Antique Cottage and Garden Friday night. I miss all of you and it was absolutely divine to connect again with so many of you !!

Thank you also to Lynni Miller, the owner of Antique Cottage and Garden, and Kelly and Mark, who all pitched in to help us get ready ! Lynni, the goodies were perfect with the teas….thanks !

Congratulations to the winners of the door prizes !!

My Sweet Husband is the best ! He patiently loaded and unloaded teas, teapots, hats and all kinds of other necessary “stuff” !

a_few_teas_for_tea_tasting We couldn’t bring the entire tea room inventory……

so we brought some old favorites …..english_breakfast and some new ones to try…..

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Of course, we had to brew a pot of our most requested tea at the tea room…French Creme Brulee…

Famous_French_creme_brulee and what’s a tea party without a green tea ? We tasted our lovely Japanese Bancha !

Aunt Ressie May, a strawberry-kiwi fruit infusion (no Camellia sinensis– no real tea–) has been a delicious choice since we first introduced it as our signature “Drink Pink” tea several years ago.

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A blooming tea contributed to the ambiance of the evening…

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The weather couldn’t have been more perfect and the garden was delightful…….

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Thank you again everyone for making this enjoyable, and successful and we look forward to the next Tea Tasting Party !

Happy Infusions,

Kate

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