Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Happy New Year...

Dear Friends of The Gossamer Tearoom,
Once again, I would like to thank everyone for joining me here this year. When I started this blog exactly a year ago tomorrow, I had no idea that I would meet so many nice people and there would be such a nice reaction to what I do here. I am sincerely grateful and hope our friendships through the aether continue for a long time!

Tonight, my dear Mr. V and I will be having a special New Year's Eve Tea! Here is the menu...

tea sandwiches:
egg salad with dijon mustard
cucumber with watercress spread
smoked salmon with wasabi mayonnaise

fresh raspberry tarts
chocolate madeleines
french nougatine with almonds

earl grey tea
sips of champagne

...and the reason for our special celebration tonight? It's not just the beginning of a new decade, but the beginning of a new life for us soon. Late next month, we will be moving from Washington, DC to Maine! It will be a big change for us, but one we look forward to.

So, if it seems as though my time here will be scarce for a while, there will be a reason. Please be assured that I will miss you all, my dear friends, and will be back having our lovely salons in our imaginary tearoom just as soon as I am able.

In the meantime, I will still be blogging, in between packing everything we own for the move!

Bonne Annee and Happy New Years to you all, Dear Friends,



  1. Oh what exciting news!!! Lots of work involved to be sure but it sounds like something you've been planning and are looking forward to...wonderful!!!!

    Happy New Year Betty - with all that it holds for you!

  2. Thank you for this wonderful letter and card Betty ! it makes my day ! Wish you and Mr V. a Happy New Year and a wonderful new life in Maine, love

  3. Gorgeous menu, I hope it was much enjoyed! Wishes of joyful transformation in your journey this year :D

  4. Bonjour and Bonne chance on your big move. Your New Year's Day tea sound just wonderful, a lovely tradition.
    Wishing you much success in 2010!

  5. Dear Betty, thank you for sending me a wonderful card and amazing bookmarks. It was such a wonderful suprise and it touched my heart! Thank you for being so very talented, kind and generous. I displayed your beautiful card in my Atelier and every time I look at it it brings light into my heart. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  6. Dear Betty, just stopped by to wish you the most beautiful January weekend.:-)

  7. Here for some minutes... listening to my dreams... here's a cup of tea with little "bleuet" flower petals in... Bonne soirée Betty !


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