Yes, it's been a week but oh what a week it's been! I've had a chance to unpack the large suitcase full of goodies and here's the first! I thought that I was done buying books. Especially the cooking variety! But this little number is just fab and gets a thumbs up from me! I'm not the kind of gal who thinks spending a day in the kitchen is fun. I enjoy cooking for my family and my tea parties but give me that semi-homemade approach!
This book, full of photos and easy to do recipes will keep my teaparty sandwiches fresh and fun.
And I had time to talk to the author, even get my copy signed- that's what I love about the EXPO!
I'm trying out a sandwich recipe this week, I'll keep you posted!
One of the fulfilling aspects of my tea business is the journey of tea education. Yes, I adore the lovely experience of Afternoon Tea. However, there is so much more to tea than the tea party! This is why I am so excited to announce our new partnership with TeaCourse. Members live around the globe and share their knowledge of this amazing plant! The ceremonies, the health benefits, the process of picking the right leaves; it's all here and waiting for you to embark on your journey to learn and share your passion for tea with others.
Greetings! I'm so excited to show and tell today! Our fun new Merry Berry Cosie collection is making its debut! Such pretty spring colors, and a fun retro feel while still having that romantic floral that we are so well known for. It reminds me of a table cloth my Grandma used to have! I just love the green and white polka dot tea napkins with the hot pink trim! The Merry Berry Teapot and teacup are a beautiful soft yellow background with that french script feel. Fruit, flowers and butterflies are layered over the script to make them unique! I can't wait for 60 degree weather to arrive so that I can sit out at the patio table, all dressed in Merry Berry and enjoy my new Sandra Lee magazine! So what do you think, are you ready for a garden tea?
I had the great pleasure to visit a true gem of an historic home and museum yesterday. They have opened a new exhibit called "Tea, Toast, and Ghosts"
It was fascinating to learn that these two ladies, Bess and Elizabeth, opened a tearoom in their home in order to keep their home. Like so many women in the early 1900's, an income was needed to support the household. A Tearoom was an acceptable way for a women to "earn" a living. The Good Housekeeping magazine even had articles on "how to" start up and advertise your tearoom with a new avenue-picture postcards!
One way to draw business to their tearoom was to entertain the guests with stories. Bess was a gifted storyteller and "invented" a ghost and legend to keep them coming back.
I enjoyed myself and learned so much during the house tour and exhibit. If you are in the NY/NJ area I can guarantee you'll enjoy yourself. They also have a wonderful speaker lined up for March 12th.Judith will be speaking about "Tea in America". Please visit www.thehermitage.org for more information.
A passion for tea can offer you so much enjoyment as well as an income. Visit us at www.settoatea.com to learn more!
We are pledging to start a new campaign here at Set to a Tea. This is a movement that embraces all that we have to offer to our consultants, hostesses and customers.
Our Pastor told an incredible story last week. He spoke of a heat wave in Italy several summers ago. Deaths reported were over 12,000 in just the 3 months of summer, due to heat exhaustion and de-hydration. These deaths were mostly elderly citizens who could not help themselves. The government did much research into this tragedy. What they found was a startling lack of concern for others in communities. We've become a society of people wearing blinders, looking after ourselves and our families because we've convinced ourselves that we are too busy to do more.
Our choice of civility is a reminder that we are a mannerly caring people. We will choose to extend ourselves to care for more than ourselves, that we will reach out to our neighbors. Will you join us? To find out more, visit www.thecharlestonschoolofprotocol.com and choose civility!
Set to a Tea, "Service first, Selling follows, Success happens!" R
I've had so many ask , "A vision board?, What's it look like?"
Here is my first board! I made it two years ago. I can still remember how it felt to cut out all of the photos and stick them on the board! The board is nothing fancy, just a black poster or foam board. For me, it was the excitement of getting the thoughts out of my head and making them real. And you know what? Each and every photo has come true! We have a beautiful catalog, a wonderful website, a fabulous shop, a great signature product line and we have our ads in national magazines like Victoria! That is the power of a vision board, the power of attraction, the power of positive thinking-whatever you call it!
Here is my second board. I made this 3 months after the first one. This shows what I want to achieve for my direct serving and selling division of the company. It has all come true accept winning the HGTV dream home last year. I guess the lesson there for me is that I need to make it happen myself, not take a chance on it or win it. One thing I did notice when I took this photo is that I need to replace one of the pictures on the board. I have a picture of three women who represent my consultant team. A picture of three women. Yep, that limited my thinking! I have three consultants, I need a picture of a crowd on that board!
My next board is going to be all the money I make from my advertising. I realized that I spend all this money on advertising and never took the time to focus my energy and attract the outcome that I want! I just left it up to chance, fate, whatever we call it! Yikes, there's no power in that!
I hope that this has helped you. I also purchased a book from Joyce Schwarz about Vision Boards. You can find her on the home page of www.makeminepink.com
We are very excited to share this news with you! We are moving to our new headquarters next week!
This space will allow us to continue to grow while doing what we do best-party with our customers!
Set to a Tea will be located at Bearfort Shopping Village in West Milford, NJ. As you can see, it is a picturesque village style center, just perfect for us! We will have a retail shop as well as space for offices and product developement. Our retail shop is being designed as a prototype for our regional shops that will help our consultants around the country.
We look forward to serving you at our new shop! Please do stop in for a spot of tea- samples are being offered!
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