Wednesday, April 22, 2009

One Lump or Two



Imagine, if you will, a quaint, picturesque small town (think Mayberry) about an hour from the state capitol...Ridgeway, SC is the home of Laura's Tea Room located in The Thomas Company building. Begun as the I.C. Thomas Company by Isaac Thomas in 1885, the store sold general merchandise of every description. The present brick store was erected in 1911 and is still owned by a fourth generation member of the Thomas Family. Now, imagine a group of lovely ladies decked out to celebrate a birthday (as did the floozies), a bridal shower, a daddy-daughter outing or an afternoon of socializing complete with fabulous refreshments and servers that cater to your every whim! Sign the guestbook...select your cup and saucer...prepare to enjoy...




Lunch menu: iced herbal tea with lemonade and ginger ale, variety of black and herbal teas, scones, quiche, a variety of tea sandwiches (yummy) and a variety of desserts (think chocolate dipped strawberries) all served on beautiful china.




You may wear your own hat or select one to borrow...this is NOT a borrowed hat that our lovely Diva is wearing...Yes, she did have to walk through the door sideways. Can you see three of us in the picture? Jeanne is in there somewhere behind the plumage...she still has afterglow from the Hawaiian Honeymoon!

Let's try on some hats and open presents! So, whaddyathink...is it me, does this hat say "Princess" to you?!


How cute am I....



The "floozies" do what "floozies" do best LAUGH, talk, eat, drink and be merry whilst being waited on hand and foot. Oh did I mention the lovely general store downstairs...we are just darling at shopping...boosting the economy, if you will...

Ridgeway for all its quaintness also has A police car and they will give you A GIANT ticket if you are a fraction of a mile over the speed limit...everyone who has ever driven through the town to get to I-77 knows this for a fact. The town had to build a new police station to house THE police car. The old police station was open until 1990...how is that for progress.

A good time was had by all...the floozies and entourage will be heading out to Shagging on the Strand, affectionately know as SOS and yours truly (who does NOT dance) will enjoy the festivities as well! That is if I get a release (no, not from an institution) from the el doctorow...I am SUPPOSED to stay home and rest...All is well, dear friends...I am not having a heart attack...just inflamed, infected pleura...and blood pressure a tad too high...

I wish she'd get those darn feathers out of my face...it ain't easy being a Princess with a Diva for a friend!!! She gets all the attention...we love her anyway.

10 comments:

bFlat said...

I love those hats. Everyone looks so gorgeous and sophisticated.

peace, love, and rock&roll said...

LOVE the hats! Looks like y'all had fun! :)Hope you're doing well!

Pippa said...

Absolutely fabulous! Makes me wish for a hat and a cup of tea. I pick a flower for my hair and toast your health ~ get better soon!!!!

(: Pippa
Pippa's Porch

Hayden Tompkins said...

I'm suddenly in love with feathers on a hat!

thedailydish said...

Hope you're out on the dance floor soon (even against your will!)

The feathered hat is a TRIP. Looks like you likely inhaled one or two (no helping it). Would have loved to join you floozies for tea!

marlajayne said...

I wanna go, I wanna go!Take me with you next time.

Anita said...

I love hearing about your "floozie" outings!! What does it take to be a floozie, anyway??

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

What fun. My mother would love that place . . . for the teacups. She collected them.

I hope you're feeling better.

curlywurlygurly said...

funnnn! we did a tea in ocean grove for a co-worker's bridal shower--it was so much fun. we all donned hats, but none quite as sassy as your friend's!

glad you had a nice afternoon. i hope that you're feeling better soon. come up and recoup in jersey...i'll entertain you.
xoxo

Michelle said...

Leave it to the diva!