Let me tell you a little about a fellow blogger, Julie, who is nice as well as generous. Her May 29 post on her always enjoyable blog called Jane’s Apron showed some thrifty finds, one of which was a tea towel that had an embroidered message I could really relate to. I left her a comment about it, and wouldn’t you know it, Julie sent it off in the mail to me as a gift! I then passed it along yesterday to Cynthia because it’s truly perfect for her.
Perfect because, though T-Party is open on Tuesday, we don’t serve tea that day, which causes this question to come up a lot . . .
Why don’t you serve tea on Tuesdays?
And the answer is really quite simple; Tuesday we bake!
T-Party’s treats don’t arrive by truck pre-made and ready to serve. Our desserts and scones taste homemade because they are all freshly baked by Cynthia. We’re closed on Sunday and Monday, so Tuesday is the day Cynthia begins to bake for the week. (If we served tea on Tuesday, that would mean baking would have to happen on Monday when we’re off.) If you stop by T-Party on a Tuesday (September through June), we’re around for retail sales so you can browse and enjoy the delectable smells of baked goods emanating from our sweet little kitchen.
Now back to generous Julie. Her blog’s subtitle reads handcrafted, vintage, thrifty, fun, and it’s all of those things, and then some! My favorite posts are about her beautiful home in St. Louis. (I’m particularly fond of that city as I went to college there and loved it.) Julie is also a talented artist who uses vintage clothing pattern illustrations to create wonderful collages, retro note cards, tags and lunch tin purses. Be sure to take a peek at her Etsy Shop.
The oh-so-cute tea towel is now proudly displayed at T-Party to help our customers understand why we have no tea service on Tuesdays. Thank you, Julie!