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Monday, January 28

A Fond Farewell!

Hello everyone!! I hope you are having a beautiful day!! This past weekend, one of our local favorites, and a five star, "not-to-be-missed!" spot in our quaint little town had to close their doors. It was a very sad loss for us.  It was a beautiful spot named Jacqueline's High Tea Room. 

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There they had a fully decked out dining room,with private seetings, where one could grab a hat at the door and sit on upholstered chairs in front of tables covered in beautiful rich linens, with fine china and serving pieces in front of you and order a "traditional high tea" or a lovely lunch.


 It has been the pamper yourself, splurge for many of us for years. My Mother and other family members and friends would often give a trip to Jacqueline's as a Birthday, Christmas or Mother's Day gift, or just a good ole Ladies day out.  Well as stated, they have closed their doors and are moving on and I know all from my town and many others wish them many Blessings on their next journey in life.


So, why am I telling you about this? Two reasons really: to honor the memories made and shared there and to share some of the wonderful bargains I was able to get at their "Closing Sale".  I am super excited to tell you that I was able to find out about this in time to make their sale in their final two days!! Which, as you know me by now, was how I got a "steal" on some absolutely beautiful items!! Always good news to be shared!!! I have shared some of my "treasures" on Shoestring's facebook page and thought, to be fair, it deserved a post all of it's own.  So here are a few of incredible finds!!




 
Now, to be honest, I already had the two plates on the bottom of this 3-tiered stand.  But, I didn't have the stand!! Nor, did I know when I bought those two Beautiful Haviland tea cups that they would be an exact match to the plate that sits now in the middle of the rack. (One I picked up at Goodwill a couple of months ago) Serendipitous, I tell you!! Yay!! Great find number one!!


I just loved the look of all my "New" treasures laid out on the table as the sun went down.  Okay, if you are familiar with my Blog, I always tell you how good of a deal I got, so that you know, you, too, can get this kind of Elegance on a Shoestring budget.  Everything you see on the table I paid a grand total of $28.00 for!!  Somehow, that makes them even more special to me..



This wonderful Thomas Kinkade commemorative cup and plate "Moonlit Cottage" was a gift to me from a friend I gave a heads-up call to, regarding this particular sale. She did not get out of there for as little as I did, But then again, she has quite a bit more than I to show for it! Thanks L!!



As I stated earlier, I wish the very Best to Jacqueline and her staff, and a big "Thank you"   for the wonderful memories and yummy treats over the years!! May God Bless you and keep you.  To everyone else, go out and make it a fabulously elegant week in your home!! Hugs and Blessings! ~Theresa  


I'm sharing with these lovely Ladies:




Tea Time Tuesday
In The Old RoadThursday Favorite Things





31 comments:

  1. Jacqueline's High tea room looks like it was wonderful! How sad it is closing.
    Your finds are fab! The white tea set will work in so many different ways, the stand, and the plates all beautiful. How great that you found matching tea cups to your plate! You never know what you may find.
    Thank you so much for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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    1. Terri, I was so happy to get to link up with you!! Thanks for having me. I have a nice little Tea Cup collection and so rarely get to share it on my blog! I appreciate the comment.
      Hugs,
      ~Theresa

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  2. What a shame it's closed it sounds like it was such a sweet place with the hats and all. Love your little haul too. Enjoy. xx

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    1. Yes, so sad to see it go. Lucky to have the bargains and remembrances.
      Thanks,
      ~Theresa

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  3. So sorry that high tea room is closing. Lucky for you to get bargains though....Christine

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  4. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com



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  5. So sorry to hear that Jacqueline's High Tea Room has closed and how lucky you are to have such wonderful tea finds! Good for you! Happy Tea Day!

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  6. What an awesome post! :) The tea room sounds FABULOUS! I'm even sad that they closed, and I don't live anywhere near you.... I love to hear of places that have such character & warmth.... I know you'll cherish these things.... and WOW! They are beautiful... I can't believe they were so reasonably priced! Enjoy them.... maybe one day we can meet in real life, and you can pour me a cup of tea.... ;)

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    1. Thanks so much, Heather, it was a Great loss to our little town they will be dearly missed. It was a great place filled with warmth and the magic of bygone days. I wish you lived closer to so I could have you over for Tea, too!! Here's to hoping it will still happen sometime in the future!:)
      Hugs and Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  7. Hi: What a wonderful tea room. It seems like a few of these wonderful spots have been closing all over. I love the new dishes you found. You are so right, the price makes them that much more precious. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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    1. Martha, Thank you for understanding, and the lovely comment!!
      Blessings to you and yours,
      ~Theresa.

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  8. This economy has been difficult for small businesses - one of the two banks in our town will close this year - affecting so many patrons. It is hard to see these things happen. Love your finds - they'll remind you of wonderful memories. I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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    1. Thanks so much, Kathy. Yes, I am afraid we have lost a lot of our little favorite spots in this difficult economy. But, we will rebound and find some new favorites!
      ~Theresa

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  9. What a lovely tea room and it's too bad it has closed but at least you were able to get some pretties to remember it by. I love your tiered stand and all your china is very pretty. Thank you, Theresa, for coming to tea and for sharing your wonderful memories with us.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandi, for your kind comments and for letting me join you this week!! Ans, yes, I did get some wonderful memories to keep.
      Blessings to you,
      ~Theresa

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  10. You were able to pick up some nice things for tea.
    I wish I could have bought some treasures from our one and only tea room when it closed 2 years ago. There are fond memories though of taking many friends there for the first time and how they enjoyed being treated royally. It was also my husband's first trip to a tea room and I told him sure, you can order beer and wings! :-) He has never let me forget having to sip from a teacup and hoping no one saw him in there.

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    1. Thanks so much. I see, then you understand exactly! I love it when we get our men to enjoy simple pleasures...I take it he has not returned to a Tea Room again?! LOL.. Thanks for sharing.
      Hugs and Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  11. You really SCORED BIG on this one! Good for you! Your purchases are beautiful! It's too bad they didn't offer it for sale instead of just closing the doors. But maybe someone else will open up another one! You can only hope!
    sandy ;)

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  12. Oh so sad to see so many wonderful places closing. Beautiful post. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you so much, Marty!! So glad to see you here!!
      Hugs and Blessings to you and yours. Thanks for TTT!!
      ~Theresa

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  13. So pretty! Found you on Thursday Favorite Things! I'm kicking off a brand new blog hop on Superbowl Sunday called the Creative HomeAcre Hop! I would love to have you join the fun at:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop.html

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    1. I'll try! thank you for the invite, Lisa! New project posring in the a.m.
      ~Theresa

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  14. So sorry your wonderful tea room had to close, but love the things you were able to purchase to remember them by. Saw your link at Be Inspired, thanks for sharing with us.

    Mary

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  15. So sad when this happens. Looks like you have some lovely things to use for tea. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. I posted the new giveaway yesterday :-)

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    1. Thanks, Katherine!!! p.s., I already entered..haha
      LOL, Hugs and Blessings to you, My Dear
      ~Theresa

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  16. So sad to see those special places close. So many are one of a kind! You did bring some great treasure home, and it sounds like some wonderful memories too!

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    1. Yes, Shannon, I agree. This place was a "one of a kind". I am grateful for my wonderful little treasures, yet will still miss this Tea Room greatly. Thanks for popping by!
      Hugs and Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  17. I love all the beautiful treasures you picked up!!!

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  18. Sorry to hear they closed. Always sad when small business's can't make it. I love the cookie stand & plates + other goodies you were able to acquire from their sale. Hope your having a good weekend pop by anytime. Visiting from DearCreatives.com

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