Monday, March 31, 2014

Tea and Curiosity: An Invitation

'High Tea', Denise Daffara

Have you ever been curious about what all your bosom blogger buddies are like in person? When reading their posts and comments, can you connect a personality to them? Do you hear their voices, each one different, but part of a unique collection of like-minded friends,
 who share the same ideas, life styles and passions with you?

'Afternoon Tea with Lilies', Natalie Singh

This coming May, Poppy View will celebrate its second year in the blogosphere, and in that time, I've had the pleasure of 'meeting' 
many sweet and talented people across the globe, some of 
whom reside in the Greater Toronto Area, and who I've
 been wanting to meet in person, but had not been able to, 
due to the deterrent of distance.  UNTIL NOW.

The Old Curiosity Tea Shop, photo: teaandtalk.blogspot.com

For those of you who live in the GTA, 
I'd love to see your real time smile,
 free, from its freeze framed profile pic,
  a smile now warming, after winter's wacky schtick!
 So, how about a cozy, traditional, Afternoon Tea?
Your presence would make me smile most happily!


Please RSVP in the comments,
 as the Old Curiosity Tea Shop requires 3 days notice, and
is closed on Monday, which means I would have to
reserve by this Saturday, April 5th, 2014.

Thanks for visiting
 and hope to see you soon!
xo
Poppy

P.S.: Still can't access GFC, to follow new followers! Thinking that it is
 due to my Greek domain not allowing it here in Canada, although 
many of you have complained about the same problem.
 Looks like I might have to wait until I return to Crete.

UPDATE!:
After being locked out for almost a month,
Google finally gave me the cyber keys to GFC, 
so am now happily following all of my 
new followers! YAY!

Joining:

65 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea Poppy. I do not live in the area, but I wish you good luck and will be waiting for the pictures when you have the tea.

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  2. This sounds like fun. I hope you have a wonderful time!

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  3. Poppy, North Carolina is a little too far to travel for tea but what a wonderful idea! I hope everyone has a glorious time!

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  4. what a wonderful idea! wish I lived closer!

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  5. How lovely! I hope you get a good turnout. : ) x

    www.myfamilyandabruzzo.com

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  6. I wish I could hop on a plane for Toronto to join you.

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  7. Poppy, you are fabulous! This is such a wonderful idea to meet up with your blogging friends in your hometown. I am sure you know everyone in the world wants to meet you! How fun for you!

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  8. Oh what a lovely idea! And what a lovely place to meet up.

    Lucky those, who do live in the GTA. Which I do not, being down in the US. But I hope many will be able to accept your delightful invitation.

    Everyone be sure to take lots of pictures! To share with the rest of us.

    Tessa~

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  9. Why aren't you joining all the great Tuesdays tea parties, with this great post. How wonderful meeting up with your blog friends, what fun you must have!
    Have a lovely week.
    FABBY

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    1. Hi Fabby,

      Had planned to link up to some teatime parties after our first walk into spring and around a thawing pond in my sister's beautiful neighbourhood, near main street Unionville, today!! Thanks for thinking of me!

      xo
      Poppy

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  10. yea- what Fabby said... this is gonna be so nice for all who can attend.

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  11. I'll fly right down, Poppy!
    It looks just like my sort of tea shop.
    I hope you get to meet many of your blogger friends!

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  12. Wow Oh Wow!!!
    That sounds very inviting!
    When exactly are you thinking?
    or is this wishful thinking? I can be gullible:)
    My daughter's wedding plans will be in top speed by then so that I see as a small hitch...but I'll stay tuned...

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    1. Hi Lucy,

      The details are on the dress in the last painting: Wednesday, April 9th, at 11 am, at the Old Curiosity Tea Shop on main street Markham, ($20 per person). SO hope you'll be able to join us; would love to meet you my friend!

      xo
      Poppy

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  13. Poppy, I wish I could be there to meet you! I hope you get some responses and get to meet some of your blog friends in the area. It sounds like a wonderful tea shop too.

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  14. What a great idea! I hope many will get to attend, sounds like loads of fun!

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  15. Wish I lived closer! It's a little far for me, but you will have so much fun!

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  16. I would love to attend Poppy. hugs, Jen

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  17. Yes, Jen and I are coming Poppy and look forward to meeting with you. This was a great idea and I always like to try a new tea room.

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  18. Oh I wish I could attend, but coming from CA is a little far for me. I would love to meet you in person. I do feel a closeness with you and you are a delightful person. Would love to hear all about your special tea. have fun. How long will you be in Canada?
    Enjoy your stay.
    Mary

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    1. Hi Mary,

      I would love to meet you, too! We certainly have some things in common, like the temperate climate of both California and Crete and a love of flowers, the difference being that you have a GREEN thumb and I am ALL thumbs, when tending to such pretties such as yours!

      I return to Crete on May 23rd, a few days after Liberty's 25th birthday, which I am really excited about sharing - in person and not on the phone!

      Thanks for visiting and hope you are enjoying your lovely flowers, as well as a sunny, as opposed to our snowy, spring!

      Poppy

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  19. Oh, you'll have such fun! I see several of my favorite bloggers planning to come and oh, how I would love to meet YOU! Have a fabulous week my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane (I'd be the only one there with a serious Southern drawl though! heehee)

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  20. Sounds like you're having so much fun! I'm glad.
    Brenda

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  21. What a wonderful get together you will all have!

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  22. What a wonderful idea and such a lovely invitation. You can be certain that if I lived anywhere near there, I would be happy to attend! I am sure it will be a splendid time!

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  23. Poppy, what a wonderful idea and how lovely that you will actually get to meet some blogging friends over tea! Wish I could join you all but I just don't live close enough. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos and good news with us at Tea Time.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  24. Hello Poppy

    I am sorry I will have to miss your high tea. Perhaps another year. Wishing you good times and friendship

    Helen xx

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  25. Oh I swear I have half a mind to hop on a plane for this. What a wonderful idea from such an AWESOME lady whom I should love to meet while given an opportunity. Don't think I can but going to look at flights just to be certain.

    Taking afternoon tea with you - and other like-minded tea party ladies - would be absolutely wonderful! GREAT idea!!

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  26. Poppy, I''m tempted to hop on a plane just to come and meet you! I wish I could make it, but I can't :( I hope you get a great response, and can't wait to read all about it!

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  27. Great idea and hope you have many able to come and join you to celebrate!
    Ruth

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  28. Such a great idea and so fun...if I could I would be there- regardless if I lived in Toronto or not - have fun my friend enjoy the event and the moments!!!!

    XO
    Marisa

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  29. Love these paintings and have fun at your get together! :)

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  30. Ooooh what fun! What a great idea, Poppy! I'm one of your long time (and original. - yay!) readers so it's wonderful to follow your blog's success. If I lived closer, I'd definitely say yes! It would be lovely to finally meet :)

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  31. Poppy, this sounds like a great idea. If I was closer, I'd join you. Have fun and take a lot of pictures!

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  32. This is so cool....I actually have been thinking of how I would love to meet some of my bloggy friends in person....you being one of them! You are so much closer to me now but still too far for me to go off to at tea for an afternoon.....wish I could be there!!!! Have a wonderful time.

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  33. OHMYGOSH!!!
    what fun you'll have!
    can't wait to see all the pictures.
    yes.
    I've often wished to be able to just sit down with a little group of my blogging friends.
    and that tea shoppe is so lovely.
    and especially... love the pictures you chose for this post.
    too cool for school! LOL.

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  34. What a great idea. Perhaps some of us in the states could gather together and form their own meet and greets at their local tea shops. I'm in Michigan and while I have been across the border, the furthest up I have been is Niagara Falls. We do have plans to visit Toronto in the future. I'm a new reader popping by from a link party! Now, a new follower. Chrystal @ YUM eating

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  35. Oh how I wish I could go and meet all of you in Toronto. It's quite a distance from where I live so I'd have to fly in. I can only dream.

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  36. That sounds like a super idea. I wish I lived near all my blogging friends.

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  37. The party is a lovely idea. I would enjoy meeting blogging friends if I lived near any but at least I have met many wonderful folks in cyberspace even though not in person thanks to this world of blogs.

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  38. Hello Poppy, I love your idea of meeting up with local blog friends. I have been blessed by meeting up with a number of bloggers. What a joy! I hope you have many blog friends come : )
    I love (really) every tea painting you have shared!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  39. Oh dear Poppy, what an exciting idea. Yes would be nice to meet all of you my beautiful talented blog friends. When I was in Amstetdam I was suppose to meet one of my favourite blog friends but time as always wasn't perfect. I hope a lot of ladies will be able to make it to this tea party. Shame for me I Iive in such far away land. I would love to see some photos please. Hope you have a good time.
    And thank you for your visit and your lovely message. You are such an inspiration!

    Hugs from me

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  40. Oh, how I would love to meet you in Toronto! But seeing I'm a 9-10 hour drive away and don't have a passport, that's not going to happen. BTW, did you know I was born in Etobicoke? :-)

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  41. Oh I do hope your tea party is a great success, I'm sorry I won't be there !

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  42. Admittedly, jealousy isn't an emotion I admire, but I do admit...I'M JEALOUS!!!

    I anxiously await the details of this meeting Poppy. Take lots and lots of pictures :).

    xxx

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  43. I can come, Poppy, if you find you are getting enough responses to follow through on this. It's a lovely idea!

    Karen

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  44. I've missed a few of your posts since I began following you...not sure if it's because I've been busy...but I've caught up! Yay. I wish I lived in your area. An afternoon tea sounds like the perfect way to meet your blogging friends. I hope you have a great turn out. And take lots of photos for your blog!

    XO,
    Jane

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  45. Sorry I've missed so many of your recent posts as I've been working full time!

    It would be the icing on the cake to meet up with you at The Old Curiosity Shop for tea next week!
    What a shame New Zealand is so far away on the other side of the world.....

    Lovely to see you will be meet the lovely Karen of 'My Little Home and Garden' and Judith from Lavender Cottage, give them my love - you will all have such a special time together!

    love
    Shane

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  46. I am following you again. I know I was before, but after checking I wasn't on your GFC!

    Won't miss your posts now!!
    Hugs
    Shane

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  47. Poppy,
    What a wonderful idea! I would love to come and meet you in person. But you know... the distance thing. I can't wait to hear all about it.
    Hugs,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  48. Afternoon tea…..what a delightful idea. If I were in the area, I would make it a priority to join you, Poppy. Your invitation images are fabulous. Are these pieces in your home?
    I look forward to hearing about the afternoon.

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    1. Hi Sarah,

      Yes, it would have been so lovely to meet you, too! The more, the merrier! If you're referring to the paintings, no, they are not in my home. I searched for 'afternoon tea' paintings, and found them on Google. Glad you like them!

      Will definitely post pictures of our 'Meet & Greet'!

      Have a lovely weekend!

      Poppy

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  49. That's such a great idea! I know you'll have a great time. I hope to see pictures of your fun day.

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  50. Have a blast !
    HPS =) and HapPy Tea Time !!

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  51. Very true.
    When you read the blog posts, you create an image of the person in your mind. When you meet personally you realise that they are almost in line with what you thought about them.
    All the best in your meet :-)

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  52. Yes! We are all connected Poppy:) and I find it amazing that we all seem to find each other! I have enjoyed getting to know you and would absolutely love having tea with you. We would laugh and catch up.. there would be lots to talk about. I do appreciate your friendship.

    Enjoy your Sunday! xxleslie

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  53. Poppy, what a lovely idea! I think a lot of people agree with me, from seeing all of the comments. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- it got lots of views there, too! ♥

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  54. Oh Poppy, I feel all left out along with many others, what an absolutely lovely thing to plan and it shall be such great fun for those who can attend. You know...I can put voices to faces many times getting it right where those people were, at least in depth of voice and any accent, pretty close to what I think they sound like. You may want to see what I posted for today, I shared wedding images of our youngest daughter for my blog entry this week, what a wonderful time was has by all ;) Happy week Poppy~

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  55. Wish I lived closer. I'd love to join you.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  56. what a lovely idea! I used to shy away from meeting my blogger friends, but I'm opening up to the idea more and have met 3 lovely blogger friends so far.

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  57. Too bad I'm living too far away - I would have loved to join. Big sigh.

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  58. Poppy, it's Wed April 9 at 11:26 am; so, naturally, I AM having tea with YOU right now (though only in thought because I live in Virginia). Oh how I wish I could meet you in person. The very first time I visited your blog, I was completely taken! I love what you see (your photos are so happy and colorful) and I love what you say (you say it so effortlessly). My friend, I would love to meet you in person one day. Have a great tea with your lucky blog friends.

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  59. It's today! I hope you're having fun and meeting great people... for real!

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  60. Poppy,
    I forgot. I wanted to tell you: a long time ago, I suscribed by email to your blog, but I never receive your posts in my inbox. If possible, when you're back home and have some time, could you erase me from the list, so I can try to resuscribe. Right now, if I try, it tells me I already suscribed!
    Magali

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  61. I wish I could fly over and join you-what fun! I was locked out of GFC too! That was strange wasn't it.

    Thank you so much for joining in with the Say G'Day Saturday linky party! I
    Hope to see you again this Saturday!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate hearing from all of you! Have a great day!