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Monday, October 18, 2010

Ladies Who Lunch and Top Hat Special-Teas...

Is there anything better than a lunch with special friends?  When my friends and I get together there is always so much fun!  We laugh more than we lunch, and it is truly a time of rejuvenation on so many levels.    Although, I am "new" here, I have been blessed by so many new friends who have welcomed me with open arms and have kept me from feeling that loneliness that can often accompany a relocation.  It is so wonderful to meet all the wonderful new souls that God is bringing into my life.

 Last week I had lunch with 4 friends at a
new-to-me place here in town
We met at Top Hat Special -Teas and had a great lunch. 

Top Hat is tucked away on a little street,right in down town,
but you could spot it easily with the cute pink exterior paint and flags flying (I love flags!).
It isn't a big, but had ample seating and made for a comfortable and cozy visit.
 So many lovely things to look at, which added to the ambience.
 I loved the extensive collection of Royal Albert's Old Country Roses and that it was actually used!  That is my sweet Mother-in-Law's pattern, so I especially love it because it reminds me of her (I think when she comes for a visit we will have to go back to Top Hat just so she can see it all). 
 Isn't this a fun way to dress up the base of a potted plant and make use of those chipped and broken china pieces?
I had a wonderful lunch and know I will be back soon, because there were a few (only a few) of the world's problems that my friends and I didn't manage to solve during our time....ah, next time! 


10 comments:

  1. Michelle, that looks like a great place to share some time with your new friends. Yes....lunch with frends is the best!

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  2. How fun and cute! I love it and so southern!

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  3. Michelle,
    I love going out with my girlfriends to lunch! You picked an adorable place to get to know your new friends. Blessings,

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  4. It looks like you had a fabulous time in a great spot to meet up with friends. It's been way too long since I've had a girls lunch out. I'm glad that you had such a good time.

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  5. What a fun place! There is a tea room near my home, and a friend of mine had her bridal shower there. I thought it was a great place!

    I'm so glad you've met a group of women you like in your new town! That is not always an easy thing to do, but such a blessing!

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  6. This place looks wonderful. I always feel better after some good food and conversation with my friends.

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  7. Such a lovely tea room! I know that you enjoyed your special lunch. I love the "Old Country Roses". My daughter has that same pattern. So many beautiful pieces in one place.
    Thanks for visiting me. I am now following your beautiful blog. Hopefully you will choose to follow me as well.
    It's amazing that you can find people so close. My son once worked for Georgia Southern.

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  8. Oh, how lovely! I want one where I live, please! My city is seriously lacking in the mom&pop establishments w/ the Southern charm. =( So glad you are having a fun time w/ new friends! =)

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  9. What a nice lunch! :) I love places like that!

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  10. How fabulous! I love it. Great to be with good friends.

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