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! 


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

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

  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.

  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! =)

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

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


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