Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Dear Friend Brings a Special Guest . . .

Dearest Friends,
Have I told you lately how happy I am that you visit with me here in The Tearoom? I have met such lovely friends here!

This morning, my lovely friend in Paris Marie-France has brought us a special guest. It is my deepest honor today to be hosting a special tea in honor of Our Queen Marie Antoinette!

The collage above is one Marie-France created for me! It really is perfect, isn't it? Our Queen sits here in The Tearoom in such beautiful colors! She created this for a post she has very graciously written about me and The Tearoom on her gorgeous collage site NigéArt! Merci beaucoup, ma chère ami! C'est incroyable!

And just when I was beginning to wonder what to serve my friends and honored guests today, I checked my e-mail again and what did I find? This lovely dessert from Monsieur Pierre Hermé! I'm sure some of you will remember that spring is the time of year for the emergence of his fetish flavor Montebello. And so thank you, Monsieur Hermé for providing me with something wonderful to serve my guests today! For tea, I will be serving the Quatre Fruit Rouge tea (Four Red Fruits) scented with the essences of strawberry, raspberry, cherry and currant from Betjeman & Barton, brought to our attention by Vicky at the lovely French Essence.

(In the meanwhile, Miss LuLu is ill, so we will leave a cup of Earl Grey next to her bed! Note to Fur Babies:
This tea is for Mommy. Do not drink it please!)


  1. first a "bisou" to Miss LuLu, wish you a better health, LuLu ! thanks a lot Betty dear, that's way too much, I'm red as the framboises ! miam miam miam !! did you know that Marie-Antoinette was the first woman in France to show her underwear clothes ? yep ! revolutionary... in a way ! isn't it ?

  2. I did not know that! Very revolutionary indeed! I am glad that we now know how mis-understood she was in her time and hope that somewhere, she is happy to know how appreciated she now is.

    Thank you so much again for such a beautiful collage!


  3. Oooooooooo, thank you for the tea! It helps my throat! The babies of fur left it alone :)

    This collage that Marie-France created for you is so lovely!

    After seeing the Quatre Fruit Rouge, I now need something sweet!

    Happy Day to you my Lovely Friend!

  4. Dear Betty!-)*

    Such amazing,absolutelly nice suprises do you recieved,my dear friend!!!

    Marie collage is simly divine,you are a very lucky girl:-)))*

    Much Love,

  5. My darling Betty, what an absolutely fabulos Collage, such a beautiful gift!:-)))And you know how much I enjoy stopping by for a cup of beautiful tea.:-)
    I thought I would let you know that I have already started working on the "tea cup" hat. :-) I have a feeling it will be absolutely spectacular!Wishing you wonderful the rest of the week.:-)

  6. Oh, thank you for the invitation. I love sipping copious amounts of tea with good friends;)

  7. Dear Betty, I stopped by to wish you wonderful weekend.:-) We are so lucky to have warm, sunny Saturday in New York. I am looking forward to working in my Atelier on a new design.:-) Hoping that your Saturday will be as enjoyable as mine.:-)))

  8. Thank you for sharing all these wonders with us!

    Have you read the article in yesterday's New York Times about all those blue-blooded descendants of royals living in New York? One of them was described as "great-great-on and on" of a brother of Marie Antoinette. I guess the writer had never heard that Marie Antoinette was the daughter of the Austrian empress Maria Theresa, otherwise I'd find it hard to explain that he didn't mention her (maybe that was a bit too emancipated for the writer's taste?).

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Miss LuLu!

  9. What a lovely collage. I'd love to join the tea party - especially with a piece of cake :-)

  10. My darling Betty, I stopped by to wish you wonderful week and to take anothe pick at your beautiful post. Purples inspire me endlessly!:-)))

  11. Dear Betty,
    the article about royals in NY, published in the New York Times, is still online:

    Getting the Royal Treatment (click on the title to read it).

    Have fun!
    (I am so terribly busy these days with school - I feel like a kid looking forward to summer vacations, the 21st of June when this semester ends. Life is good, though, and so I hope for you!)


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