Sunday, May 13, 2012

ROSES and LACE




This week, we celebrated the retirement
of a precious co-worker by lunching at
the Roses & Lace Tea Room.


This sweet lady has been our
Day Care Director for nearly 30 years!
She has changed many a diaper, hugged
hundreds of children and been an unwavering
example of God's love in their lives.


If anyone ever deserved being treated
special, this lady does!
We had a lovely lunch and the
food was delicious!
 Our table was set with a lace cloth
and pretty pink and rose plates.


The other table was set with a lace cloth and
blue square plates for chargers. They had a blue rooster in the center.....just blue and white love. 


Notice the lace covers on the dining chairs.
More lovely roses I believe.


Here is another picture of the pink table
to show the lovely cup and saucer..more
pink roses and rosy raspberry tea to go with.
We also had strawberry soup and
a lemon dessert to finish.

(I didn't get pictures of the soup or dessert,
I was pretty engrossed in the chicken
salad croissant by then).


We also had a reception after church Sunday,
and I think this cake says it simply and best.

I can't help but be reminded of the song
by Steve Green....May all Who Come
Behind me Find me Faithful when I
think of her years of service.

Mrs. Betty, you can never be replaced and
those who come after will
find you were faithful.......

Happy Retirement dear friend.

Until next time...
             Carolyn


4 comments:

S. Etole said...

What a delightful place to have lunch. Best wishes to your friend.

racheld said...

What a lovely tribute for such a loving, faithful woman!

And what a wonderful place to have close, for elegant teas and parties---it all looks just perfect. We have so few tea-rooms, for such a big city---the ones I read about of the past seem so inviting, and I wish we could still step into the yesterday of such gracious occasions.

rachel

Jenni said...

Such a sweet tribute to a wonderful lady! And goodness.... the food looked yummy and the settings, table cloths, and chairs delightful! What a real "Southern lady" type place to gather and enjoy good food and good friends.....

Hugs,
Jenni

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Everything looks so lovely, I'm sure she felt very honored. She was very deserving after serving for so long. Have a great week!