Thursday, April 07, 2016

Meeting Someone Special At The Dusty Rose Tea Room


Greetings of love from me to you, 
sweet friends!

First of all I want to thank all of you for the beautiful
and thoughtful birthday wishes.
I was truly overwhelmed by the love you expressed in the comments
and each one of you made my 30th birthday extra special
and definitely memorable :)




You, dear blogging friends of mine, 
never cease to amaze me with your friendship and kindness.
It's an honor to know many of you
and I consider it a delightful blessing to call many of you "friend."

Last week I got a birthday gift early. . .
on Thursday to be exact.
It all started in Georgetown at the




My mother and I drove over and through the mountains
to visit this little tea room
because we heard there was going to be an enchanting lady there.
A lady who is not only charming and exquisite,
but also beautiful on the inside and out.
She is a lady many of you know. . .


We arrived at the Dusty Rose Tea Room
and walked through the door to find this waiting for us. . .




Beautifully decorated tables
with delightful linens and lace.




Tea cups that made the heart flutter.




The owner of this sweet tea room is Jeannette
and right away she welcomed my mother and me.
She told us to look around 
and find a tea cup that called our name
because that is what we would use for our afternoon lunch and tea.




As I wandered over to the table pictured above
I immediately spotted a dainty blue and white tea cup
that sang out "Stephanie."
I quietly gasped and said,
"Yes, this is the little beauty I shall enjoy sipping from!"




So I carried my pretty little tea cup over to the fire
and set her down on the table
waiting in anticipation for the first sip of my Darjeeling tea.




And yes, I said fire :)
The day was dreary and cold
so the lovely hostess and owner allowed us to sit by the warm flames.
Isn't it quite cozy?




Now you may be wondering about the enchanting lady I mentioned earlier.
This incredibly kind and lovely woman was over shopping
at a yarn and fabric store located next to the tea room.
Had we known we would have joined her
to take a peek at the wonderful array of goodies.
I ran over afterwords
and to my delight this was the bottom part of the shop.
The treasures were located upstairs.




Forgive me my friends for I have strayed from the tea party and
I was about to tell you who it was we were meeting at the Dusty Rose Tea Room.

But before I do so I thought I would share a few photos
of the little town called Georgetown {{smiles}}




Downtown has a lot of character with old buildings
and unique shops.




There was even a fun little Christmas store.




This beautiful blue building
is the Post Office.




And inside this darling window with the aprons
is a bakery that is home to many sweet treats.




Now that I have given you a tour of the town
are you are ready to see who my mom and I met at the
Okay, no more playing around.

The lovely lady we met face-to-face is a very dear blogging friend
and a lady I have admired for quite a while.
The enchanting lady is. . .
Deborah from

Here we are in our tea hats :)




I have admired Deborah and her blog ever since I met her through blogging
and it was an honor to meet this precious lady in person.
I found her to be kind, considerate, gracious, godly, and beautiful
which is not surprising because that is how she portrays herself on her blog.
She is shining light for the Lord
and while I enjoyed tea with her and my mom
I couldn't help but thank God for her and the many other sweet bloggers
that He has allowed me to form friendships with.
The day we met was truly like receiving an early birthday gift
and it's one I won't soon forget.

Speaking of gifts,
Deborah graced me with the loveliest mug and dessert plates.




The mug has become my new favorite for morning coffee.




Depth of friendship
does not depend on length of acquaintance.
- Unknown -





True friends are never apart.
Maybe in distance,
but never in heart.


I am very grateful to Deborah for asking to meet 
while she was in the area.
I shall cherish the time we had together.

I am also thankful to the 
for providing us with a delightful lunch and tea.
The food was absolutely delicious!




Thanks for visiting, sweet friends!
May you have a joyous and beautiful weekend!

Love to you!

79 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh how blessed the three of you were to spend such a lovely celebration together. You three ladies write such uplifting and encouraging posts. Your love for Jesus and others shines through.

I'm glad you had such a wonderful 30th birthday dear Stephanie.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

allthingzsewn said...

What a beautiful place, glad you had such a lovely time. Happy Birthday.

Manu said...

What a cute post! I do love the tea room and the little town too.
I'm happy for your meeting.
Spending time with mum is so wonderful, I love going around with my doughter (15 yrs), we use to go to beauty shops and taste all the perfumes...teens are so funny!
Love

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very sweet tea room! How wonderful to meet a blogging friend and enjoy a tea party too! You are so pretty. A very nice photo of you all. A birthday to remember!
warmly,
deb

Sarah said...

Such a delightful post, Stephanie! Thank you for sharing pictures of the lovely town too. I was impressed with the mountain behind the town, as we don't have anything like that around here. : ) It definitely had a western feel, and looked very charming! The tea room looked so pretty and inviting. I can imagine it was a wonderful afternoon. And what a treat to meet a fellow blogger!!

Lisa said...

What a charming place! And from the big smiles it looks like you gals had a blast!

shortybear said...

so very nice

Heidi said...

Beautiful tearoom, beautiful town, beautiful ladies! Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

Roosterhead Designs said...

What a wonderful post Stephanie!! Sounds like an 'enchanting' day~
I haven't been to Georgetown since I was a little girl! So quaint and the tea room delightful. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures and words~ Very glad you met up with this wonderful lady too. Blessings, Karen O

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Stephanie,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! My Goodness!! You are younger than my sons!! LOL!!
What a wonderful post about a wonderful occasion spent in such a charming place with your Mom and Deborah!! Lucky you getting to meet a fellow Blogger!!! Thanks so much for sharing your special day and for taking the time to visit with me!!

Hugs,
Deb

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

What a wonderful place!!! I'm so glad you had such an enjoyable birthday. Over ten years ago, I lived in a place with a tea house just like that one, and a friend and I made it a monthly gift to our friendship to spend time there. There was always a different cup and tea waiting and their homemade soups were incredible.
Thank-you for the lovely reminder. Enjoy what's left of your week and have a great weekend!

Birthday Hugs to you,
Andrea

Little Birdie Blessings said...

What a positively lovely birthday gift. I loved the pictures and felt like I was right there. Thank you for sharing this Stephanie. I can tell your birthday was made more delightful with the meeting of your blogging friend. ~ Abby

Debbie Harris said...

Listening to you share about our wonderful day together and seeing the photos all over again causes me to reminisce the beauty of that day all over again. It was beautiful, wasn't it? :-)
Lovely post, Stephanie.

Enjoy your day~~
Love mom

Debbie said...

i adore these tea rooms, we have several here that we visit.....not too often though, so it still always feels special!! this one is so pretty!!!

beautiful images stephanie, you really know how to convey the mood!!!!

The French Hutch said...

What a lovely tea room to visit and i love everything there, especially the tea cups. The cozy fire is nice too. It is always sweet to meet our blog friends, amazing how that works out. I'm so happy to meet you too. Thanks for the tour, I enjoyed my visit with you……….Happy Spring.

Christine said...

How absolutely delightful & lovely! A sweet, sweet way to celebrate your birthday in the cutest restaurant! The town itself is a gem & wonderful to explore I'm sure!
You all look lovely & so glad you met up & enjoyed blessed fellowship together.
Hugs!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a wonderful, early birthday present to meet the beautiful Deborah! You all just shining with gorgeous loveliness that exudes from your hearts. Oh, how I wish I could've been there to be with all of you, but lucky for me, that I meet Deborah recently. The Dusty Rose tearoom looks like an enchanting place, as does the whole town. Thank you for sharing the delightful day with all of us, my sweet friend. Love you!
p.s. I love your new hairstyle....darling on you!!

littlegraycottage said...

What a special spot for a special birthday.
Thank you for sharing the Dusty Rose with us, it's charming and cozy, just right for a tea room.
Your little bird looks so cute!
Hugs...from Shirley

mamasmercantile said...

How wonderful to meet up and have such an enchanting get together. The town, the tearoom the company will surely give you some wonderful memories to treasure. Happy belated Birthday wishes.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

How special for you! I love places like that and we have one nearby. It just makes you feel so special and feminine. I just LOVE your new haircut! Or is it tied up in the back? It looks short and sweet!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

I need to put the sweet town of Georgetown on my bucket list. What lovely shops. The tea room is beautiful and was the perfect spot for your special luncheon! How fun to meet a blogger friend in person. Thank you for sharing your Birthday with us Stephanie. We were with you in spirit. :)

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

How delightful. Everything looks so beautiful. What treat in so many ways.

domenica.60 said...

I'd like to have a cup of tea in such a lovely Tea Room looking at the imposing American mountains !

A big hug,
Franca

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a delightful post, dear Stephanie! First of all, Happy Birthday to you - my goodness, I don't know how I missed it, but I hope you know I wish you the very best year ahead. It was so lovely to see this beautiful tea-room, the charming town, and best of all, your dear, sweet Mother and Deborah. Her gifts were so pretty. How wonderful to meet and share this lovely afternoon together. Your teacup selection reminds me of 'forget-me-not', a perfect flower for this special day. Wishing you hugs and blessings. xx Karen

Anne Payne said...

How sweet! I can see y'all had a lovely time together. I'm glad for friendships forged through blogging too. You and your mom are two of the best! {{hugs}}

sarah said...

What a lovely day you had. Thank you for sharing it with us :-) I would have chosen that tea cup too, there's nothing prettier than soft blue on white. And now I am going to visit The Beautiful Matters :-)

Mildred said...

Such a delightful way to spend a rainy, cool day! The three of you look charming in your pretty hats. So glad you had this special time together. xo

Debby Ray said...

Oh my goodness...I don't who know I am more excited for...you or Deborah! What a darling tea room and a wonderful place for friends to meet! The three of you look just adorable in your hats too. I can only imagine how much fun this must have been! God is so good!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Stephanie, what a beautiful post of such a special day. Your photos are lovely! I didn't get nearly as many or as nice as these, so I am going to print off this post to save. It was such a lovely time, wasn't it? You and your mom are so special to me.
I just got home last night, so haven't got quite back into blog world, but someone mentioned this post, so I had to come right over and see! I am sipping tea from your mom's teacup gift to me as I read!
And so many others agree with me about how cute your hair looks!
I will do a post sometime over the next few days, I hope.
Love, Deborah

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, what a wonderful treat to meet up with our beautiful Deborah at such a pretty tea room. You girls must have really had a grand time. It is always so special to meet up with a blog friend and what a blessing for you all. Such pretty photos of you three in the hats.
Love your darling new hair cut too. Just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing and the link to the tea room too. Looks like such a delightful spot to enjoy tea and lunch!!
Blessings for a great weekend. xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Stephanie! YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL! You and your mom and your friend, how gorgeous you all are in your bonnets and in your regular wardrobe. Your photos are so soft and lovely, and what a perfect setting for a birthday. HAPPY DAY my friend!

magnoliasntea said...

Beautiful post, Stephanie! What fun you must have had at the tearoom. Love the hats, and I'm so glad you got to meet your friend. Love that beautiful post office in Georgetown, too. Lovely town.
Have a great weekend!
Toni

Amy said...

Your visit to Georgetown looks like so much fun! What a cute little tea room. And all those tea cups... Oh my!
Roxy and I went and met Deborah for lunch on Monday. It was so nice to meet a fellow blogger. She is indeed precious!
Enjoy your day Stephanie!
Hugs, Amy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet Stephanie! You look so beautiful! And so does your Mother and Deborah! I'm so glad you got to meet her...she's a special blog buddy of mine too. And what a lovely place to spend time. Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

What a lovely tearoom Stephanie. So quaint and charming. It sounds like you had a lovely visit. How fun to meet a blogging friend in person.

Cheryl said...

Oh, what a lovely day! I have never met this sweet blogger, so am happy you made the introduction! So thankful you had a wonderful time together...it is ever so precious to meet the ones in person that we have known online. Only God could orchestrate all of these wonderful friendships. He is SO good! Thank you for sharing, sweet friend. :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A delightful tearoom and how exciting to have Deborah join you and your mother for lunch. Deborah was the person I sent a teacup to for my first exchange with you last year and I already knew of her lovely personality through her blog.
It really is fun to meet up with fellow blogging sisters and I've done this a few times myself.
You ladies look adorable with your hats on ready for tea and I love the teacup you chose.

Blue Jeans And Teacups said...

How fun that you were able to meet Deborah. I have followed her blog for quite a while as well. The Dusty Rose seems perfect for you with all of that lace, and a spot by the fire looks divine! Naturally, I LOVE that you wore blue jeans to tea! ;)
That cozy little spot in the yarn store, with sweet quilts, and a comfy chair and the kettle on top of the warm stove is also a place I'd love to sneak off to! It appears some lovely memories were made in the celebrating of your 30th. How perfect.
Hugs,
Heather

Margie said...

What a memorable 30th birthday celebration! You can't beat a blogger meet-up at a quaint tearoom in a charming small-town. I liked the Dusty Rose's frilly lace decor and how you got to select your own teacup. I'm so glad that you got a chance to connect with Deborah while she was in town! The pretty mug and rose-themed goodies she gifted definitely capture the spirit of "The Enchanting Rose".

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, You Ladies just looked great in your hats! So glad you all had a day together. And the tea cups they gave you to choose from, how fun was that! I am so glad you had a cozy place with a fire going it was a chilly day!What great pictures you took! Also, your new hairstyle is darling! I really did enjoy meeting her also, she is very gracious and very wise! Also very pretty!
So blessed to have met you both!
Much Love, Rpxy

Sandra Howell-Zack said...

Dearest Stephanie, This was just such a happy post with such beautiful photos! The tea-room looks oh so lovely! So glad you had such a lovely birthday! You deserve nothing but the best! Love and blessings to you! Sandra

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dearest Stephanie

What an exciting day you girls had.
Dusty Rose Tea Room did so well and made the day more pleasurable!
I love the tea cup you chose - that's the prettiest pattern.
Deborah is a sweetie - I enjoy her blog too.
Wonderful that you were all able to meet - blogger friends are special aren't they!

Enjoy your weekend dear Stephanie and I hope you enjoy some time in the sunshine.
Hugs and love

Shane xox

JES said...

What a special and fun day! I absolutely adore that mug and would love to use that for my morning coffee too! :)

Anna said...

A lovely day well spent !!!!
Have a great weekend ! With some tea !!!
Hug
Anna

Things and Thoughts said...

Wish I could join you for this lovely celebration! Blogging become worthwhile when we can share moments like those! You all look great dear ladies . Thanks for sharing Stephanie, your pics were also so cool! Those teacups ...
Happy weekend dear friend and thanks for visiting!
Olympia

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Dear Stephanie, so glad you had a wonderful Birthday treat. Mothers know how to make their Daughters feel special.
What a gorgeous part of the World you live in, I loved your tour around the town.
What a fantastic name The Dusty Rose Tearoom! The china is exquisite.
Deborah's gifts are lovely and I can see why it has become a favourite mug.
Have a truly wonderful weekend :)x

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Birthday!!!! So glad that you had such a great time in a very beautiful place. Hope you have a great year ahead! xx

donna said...

Happy belated birthday dear sweet friend. I love seeing all your pictures. What a beautiful tea room. You are truely blessed my dear. Hope you have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs
donna

Sunny Blessings said...

What a wonderful story of a beautiful day, Stephanie. I'm glad to hear you had such a happy gathering in such a sweet place. Happy belated birthday! Thank you for bringing us along with you. Sunny blessings, Wen

Kelly Deal said...

Happy birthday Stephanie! It looks like you had a wonderful time at such a beautiful place.

Hugs,
Kelly

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie, wow how exciting for you and your mom to meet and have tea with Deborah! I too love Deborah and RT nice blog! It's so much fun when you can meet the blogging friends in real life too!
Enjoy your day and weekend.
Julie

Vee said...

What a delightful day! You ladies are all so beautiful and you each have beautiful blogs. I am very glad that you had the opportunity to meet in person. Your choice for a meeting place looks perfect!

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Such a beautiful place to share with your mom and a dear blogging friend. The d├ęcor is lovely and the menu looks scrumptious! Have a great weekend Stephanie :)

Simply Linda said...

Breathtakingly beautiful...sweet friend...did you cut your hair??? smiles

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

What a quaint little tea room, it looks like the 3 of you had a wonderful time. I love your story...it kept you hanging throughout lol!! I still can't believe you're 30!!!

Consider It All Joy said...

What a lovely blessing! I've never read Deborah's blog, I will need to head over and meet her! You are a beautiful woman yourself, Stephanie and your momma is gorgeous as well! Blessings and happy belated birthday dear one! Cindy xo

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Stephanie, what a treat! This charming post brought us right into the scene to enjoy a most delightful day out!

Huckleberry stitches said...

So very beautiful! I love Georgetown, some days I miss living in Colorado! Looks like you had a wonderful time and I really like the new hairdo! I have been going back and forth on cutting mine short as well but still thinking about it. What to do!!! And I must say your gift was so lovely!

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh such a lovely post to read and look at, what a wonderful time you all had.

That photograph of you all is lovely to see too - thank you so much for sharing.

Enjoy your weekend

All the best Jan

Camille said...

What FUN to have a chance to meet up with a blog friend! Isn't the Lord just so very good to us? Happy belated birthday to you, Stephanie. I'm so glad you had such a lovely day and a sweet visit in a charming tea room. Hugs, Camille

Sheryl S. said...

What a wonderful post, gorgeous tea room, didn´t know that such existed and lovely china and pretty ladies, didn´t realise that you are such a young thing. you must have had a day to remember and treasure.

Conniecrafter said...

That looks like such a cute little town and how exciting to go somewhere new and meet a friend. The team room looks so pretty and I bet it was a lot of fun! The bakery with the apron curtains is a cute idea. Such a sweet birthday gift!! I love your hair cut it is very cute on you :) Have a great weekend!

Laura Lane said...

What a delightful, beautiful, wonderful trip. I'm so happy for you!
I do wish we could meet, too! If you ever come to southwest Missouri....

Be blessed my friend!
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Shoregirl said...

Looks like you had a lovely day! I love your pictures of downtown Georgetown -- it looks quaint and inviting!
Thanks for sharing pictures of your special day with the rest of us!

Dani Jeanne said...

Stephanie, I'm so glad you had such a beautiful 30th birthday! The dusty rose tearoom looks absolutely exquisite and all you ladies look beautiful, as always.

Dani xoxo
a vapor in the wind

hobbyloes said...

Wow, you had a very special and beautiful day, your visit in the sweet tearoom with your mom. And that wonderful city, so nice to see all the lovely pictures.

Kim said...

How wonderful to be able to celebrate your birthday at such a beautiful place as the Dusty Rose Tearoom with your sweet mum and Deborah. With a name such as this, it couldn't be anything but charming, could it. The tea cup that called you to drink your Darjeeling tea is so pretty. I love your pretty gifts and how lovely the three of you ladies look in the photos. Cute hats. =) Happy Birthday, lovely Stephanie!

September Violets said...

You sure know how to string along a story Stephanie ;) I just loved this post! You've shared some beautiful photos of Georgetown, which make me want to travel there right this minute. That little sewing display 'next door' is delightful, as are the fluttery aprons in the bakery window. How special that you and your lovely mom met up with the beautiful Deborah! I hope you encouraged Deborah to keep up with her blog while you chatted ;) You are all so pretty in your tea hats (and without!), and it's nice to see blogging friends finally meeting up together. I just saw Deborah meeting up in someone else's post too (can't recall off the top of my head who ... maybe it was your mom?). The tea room looks so inviting, and your choice of teacup is perfect. What a fun time you all had. Happy Sunday to you!
Wendy

Bernideen said...

Dear Stephanie:
I loved that you all met at the tea room We were there this Christmas but did not have a reservation and they were full. Fortunately, a nearby church has teas every Saturday during Christmas and we got to go - just a block away really. Georgetown was my favorite place in Colorado mostly because of John Denver's Christmas movie made there (you showed the post office where Susan McMillan supposedly worked in the movie). We spent 22 years in Colorado Springs but moved to Missouri a little over 3 weeks ago. I met Deborah at my store there a couple years back and she was lovely inside and out!

Debby said...

Happy birthday. Three beautiful ladies. The tea room and other stores are so nice. Now I am wondering where they are. Sounds like a nice day.

Robyn said...

Having tea by the fire as you meet a blogging friend for the first time sounds so delightful, Stephanie! The little town is so full of charm and character. Lovely!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Ah, so this is what you've been up to! What a lovely tearoom and such a fun looking town! Of course, you look as pretty as ever my dear!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Stephanie,
Congratulations with your Birthday; you're still so young but a very special and wise lady.
So happy that you too got to meet in person with sweet Deborah!
Wish we all could erase some miles that get in the way between us...
Sending you hugs and blessings.
Mariette

My thrift store addiction said...

Oh what a lovely party for a lovely friend! Happy Belated birthday, dear Stephanie! Looks like such a sweet place and time! Hugs, Cecilia

Janice Duke said...

What a lovely tearoom, I can imagine how relaxing to be there. Thanks for sharing your cozy corner.

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie, this place is definitely my cup of tea. ;) How cute you look in these pictures, and what a charming place that you and your mother visited. I love the tea cups, and that blue one is gorgeous. The quilts caught my eye, as my sister sews quilts. And this Christmas shop is wonderful. It reminds me of a shop in Folsom, and all year long they have Christmas stuff. Isn't that fun?

A very Happy Birthday to one of the loveliest 30 year olds that I know. The world is certainly a better place just because you're in it.

love you, Stephanie.

~Sheri

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Where should one begin... all the loveliness in this post is just wonderful! What a fun journey for you and your mother to travel over the mountains to this quaint little village town, and enjoy tea in such a delightful setting! I can't imagine a more delightful and enjoyable way to spend your 30th birthday! Deborah is indeed such a precious soul, and isn't it a joy to be able to meet with other godly blogging friends... and oh my, all the details you shared I loved! The tea hats - quaint and beautiful on all there of you! I spied a lovely birdie pin on your shoulder whose "friend" also has rested on my shoulder too... such a sweet token of friendship there! All three of you so beautiful as could be, and the lovely tea room so delightfully set up for the three of you. Such joy indeed dear Stephanie, so thankful for these precious moments you got to enjoy! Much love to you today, you are such a dear friend, and I'm glad that your birthday was celebrated in such a special way for you!

Daniela said...

What a charming Tea Room, I wonder how could you find the strength to go away from there {{smiles}} !
And how, how much I love Georgetown, amongst such wonderful rocky mountains, it has preserved so much its original aspect .. you truly seem Lady coming from a Far West film, darling, wonderful friends !

Hope you're having a wonderful day, sweetie, I'm sending blessings on your weekend ahead, with so much gratitude

Dany

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a year of blessings. Glad you had a nice 30th birthday. Those photos of your friends and you are so nice.It sure looks that a good time was had by all. Thanks for sharing.
Marilyn

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