Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Charitea's and a Give Away

On a sunshiny, clear day recently a friend and I decided
to take a drive to Sandy, Oregon.
The view of Mt. Hood was spectacular.
The goal was tea at Charitea's,
but the added pleasure was a visit over tea
 and the sunshine country drive.
The afternoon tea included a whole croissant cut in half.
Half was a cucumber sandwich and the other a chicken salad sandwich.
Both were delicious!
Then a lovely scone with cream.
For dessert was a matcha creme brulee with strawberries
tucked inside.
I enjoyed a Red Robe Oolong tea.
The gift shop was fun to browse.
There was wonderful teaware, tea, vintage style aprons,
and even local honey.  All the things to make a tea lover's
heart flutter.
If you ever find yourself driving to or from Mt. Hood,
definitely stop along the main road at Charitea's for a cup of tea
or afternoon tea.

Another thing any tea lover would love are books about tea.
This year from my own private collection I will from time to time
be giving away some of my tea books.
Don't worry, I will still have enough to read for a very long time.
Celebrating the first day of March and Springtime,
I am giving away these two books.
Leave a comment on this post and make sure I have a way
to notify you and I will draw a name on Friday.
Let me know if you would like both or just one of the books.
Look forward to hearing from you.

Linking to Bernideen today:  http://blog.bernideens.com/


La Tea Dah said...

I have driven by the Charitea's but haven't been blessed by a tea experience there. It looks like a lovely place!

I have the tea and etiquette book, but would be interested in being in the drawing for the ALICE book.

Thank you!

Heidi T. said...

This is so sweet of you! I have the Alice book, but not the Tea and Etiquette book! If I win, I'd be glad to pass along the one I already have to someone else. :-)

BlessedBrenda said...

We are planning a 51st anniversary trip to the northwestern point of the continental USA next year. I hope our route takes us close to Chariteas. Thank you for this giveaway. I, too, would be interested in having "Taking Tea With Alice". 💗

Karen's Place said...

Your blogs are nice to read. How I long for a tearoom near us like this one. I spied Tea with Alice book. You've be welcome to pass it my way. Kindly, your tea friend, Karen D.

Teresa Lee said...

I spent the evening last night reading your delightful blog. I too am a tea lover and a fancier of Alice in Wonderland. Thanks for giving me a relaxing evening while sipping lapsang souchang (spelling?).

The Victorian Girl said...

I don't have these books in my collection, so either one would be fabulous!

small town teacups and gardens said...

I think I finally figured this out. as I looked them both over. I would love them both, but not to be greedy I think I like the etiquette book. never seen an alice book but from comments would be happy with either one. thank you again for opportunity .

Lorrie said...

That's a stunning view of Mt Hood at the end of the street! Your visit to Charitea's looks lovely, and reminds me of tea at the White Heather here with you.
I don't have either book, and they both look interesting.

Jeanie said...

What a fabulous day, Marilyn. A beautiful sunny drive, good talking with a friend (and that spectacular view of Mt. Hood isn't bad either!). Then a fabulous lunch/tea! I can't think of anything nicer.

I would love to be entered into your drawing for either book. Could come in handy when Barb and I have our next make-and-take tea!

Mary Rothfus said...

"Tea With Friends" blog introduced me to your blog which I enjoy reading. Your posts are always so interesting and informative. I would be happy to receive either of the books you are so generously giving away. Mary from Rover Akransas

Bernideen said...

Dear Marilyn:
What a darling idea this tea room had in a "Leap Year Tea" even if it was truly an Afternoon Tea. I love making things special and fun. Fun is important - right! I have both of these books and am glad to see Bruce Richardson printing the Alice book and keeping it going!

Jo S said...

Will love both books...............don't have either one.
Especially enjoy beautiful scenery photos you post. thanks.

Karenann Sharrott said...

What a lovely giveaway to celebrate Spring! I love the top photo with the mountains in the distance. Very beautiful!

Cheryl said...

I drive by this tea room on my way to visit my Mother in Bend. I am going to make a point of stopping in. Thank you so much for lovely post.

Laura M said...

I would really love Taking Tea With Alice, if the giveaway is open to overseas!

The tea sounds yummy!

Adrienne said...

I have wanted to have tea at Charitea's since we first passed by on our way home from camping. Thank you for sharing your time there with us. It's on my 'must-do' list, for sure!

Joy said...

I would love to have either of those lovely books! Your tea at Charittea's looked delightful.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

It would be a highlight for me sharing tea with you anywhere Marilyn!
The Alice book would have been my choice - congrats to the two winners!
You can see I'm way behind in my visits!