Monday, June 23, 2008

Summer Vacation...

We are headed to the beach....
The Ruby Pear Tea Parlor
will be closed July 2-5, 2008.
We apologize for any inconvenience (spelling error!),
but the Sea was calling for us
and we answered yes!
We will reopen on July 9, 2008.

p.s. If you would like to see where we are headed, please go to We will also visit the following towns: and

The panhandle of Florida is our own little piece of paradise!

A little Tea...

Hello Everyone!

I've had great intentions to get a feature on Harney Tea uploaded and have not had a chance to do so. I will say that they (Harney & Sons) have a terrific website loaded with great information. We do carry many of their teas, but have not ventured to carry all of them. There are too many! ha

We are headed in a direction to start carrying many more teas and develop a tea tasting schedule for our customers. We may even create some tea tasting classes. Like always, we have many ideas to follow through with, but only so much time to do it in. Fortunately, we are very busy with lunches, tea parties and inventory control for the gift shop.

In the meantime, please go to and take a look at their selection. Let us know if there is something you are interested in and we'll see if we have it for you.

We will have a few features coming up regarding Tea Cards, Bella Dio Designer Jewelry and our European Soap Lines. Until then, keep pouring the Earl Gray and sipping the Pekoe!

Mary Ann

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Hello! Wow....I have been too busy to write lately....I apologize for the delay in blogging. I'm always amazed at how time gets away from me. The Tea Parlor has had a lovely couple of weeks with very nice customers and lots of interesting stories. We are always so happy to have such wonderful people visit with us. Part of what we love so much is getting to know you! It is a challenge to remember names, but we never forget gratefulness and graciousness. There are many we pray for and celebrate with...too many to count, but you are each remembered in some way or another. It is a tiring business and sometimes we wear out faster than others. Especially during holidays and weekends during the summer months. Please keep smiling at us and we'll do our best to continue wonderful service to you. It seems I'm feeling a bit nostalgic these days. Perhaps it's because we are approaching our 3 year anniversary and it's hard to believe it has been 3 years already! Thank you to those who keep coming back time after time. You will never know how much we appreciate you!

We have some really fun things planned for this stay tuned for a couple of fun announcements. I'll be giving you a few "save the dates" very soon! Until next time...have a great day and I'll be back in a couple of days with a feature about Harney Tea.

Mary Ann