The Pope-Gosser teacup was made in Coshocton, Ohio. The company has very interesting history, which you can find on the internet. I believe my set was made sometime in the 1920's or 30's. My tea journal from Gable Wing Press is in need of many tea room entries this month. I was so busy taking notes for the blog, I didn't take time to record my visits in my journal. This is my eighth journal. My first tea room visit was November 28, 1997.
Buckeye Bars are a quick and easy tea treat.
Soften in the microwave and mix together 1 cup peanut butter and 1 cup butter. Stir in 2 cups graham cracker crumbs and 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar. Mix well. Pat mixture into bottom of 9"x13" pan. On 50% power, melt 10 ounces milk chocolate chips . Stir in 6 tablespoons cooking oil. Pour over crust and refrigerate for several hours. Cut into bars.
As we headed to the porch, I noticed my teapot fountain. It is in need of a good spring cleaning. I found the directions on the DIY network website. According to the sheet I printed, it was from "Weekend Entertaining" episode WKE-310. Since we only have "Country Cable", (as our children refer to it), I have never seen the show, or know if it is still on. I believe their directions are for a table centerpiece, but I adapted it to use on my porch.
Since Priscilla had been begging for a spa visit, and she has worked so hard during her time here, she visited the same spa I do. "Tea"resa's Spa. She started with a nice long soak in a detox bubble bath . . .
then a lavender hydrotherapy shower . . .
and ended with a luxurious body buff!
Of course there were many things on the agenda we didn't get done. I have been, very slowly, working my way through "The Harney and Sons Guide to Tea." I had some tea tastings planned, and wanted to use the cups from the San Francisco International Tea Festival. I have it on my calendar this month!
We also intended to visit the Amish area, many more tea rooms, lots of nice shops and other area attractions.
I also wanted to share this photo of the aquarium in our local coffee shop.
Yes, that is a tea pot with cups and saucers in the lower right. The bubbles come out of the teapot spout.
The time soon comes for parting
and at my home your time does end.
We enjoyed your visit here
on your service we came to depend.
With your belly full of endless tea
from morning to night you brewed.
We traveled here and there
and many tea rooms we reviewed.
We hosted some afternoon teas
thanks to your help with cleaning and cooking.
We ate a lot of savories and sweets
And now a DIET, as in a mirror I'm looking!
A huge thanks to all of you for your help with my attempt at blogging. I have enjoyed my time with Priscilla. She will be on the red eye to her next hostess and many exciting adventures.
Sips and Smiles,