There is Always Time for Tea!
“It’s Always Tea Time” The Mad Hatter
Tea parties are an age old tradition of creating sweet memories between Mother and Daughter…memories that linger for a lifetime, bringing smiles to your face whenever recalled. Whether on the bedroom floor with a few teddy bears as guests or high tea at a fancy hotel, there is something about a tea party that seems to make time stand still. Karen Soloman, owner of Leap of Faith Crafts & Fine VIntage Goods in Carlsbad Village, has exquisitely captured the tea party experience for Carlsbad mothers, daughters and friends to enjoy.
The third Sunday of every month, Karen opens up her vintage linen and textile shop called “Leap of Faith”, and presents an old fashioned Tea Party for her guests.
Surrounded by Leap of Faith’s beautifully restored linens and period pieces, guests enjoy traditional teas along with locally sourced and lovingly prepared finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, nuts and delicious desserts, including superb, handmade chocolate truffles by Doce Chocolates. Chit chat, giggles and expressions of delight fill the room while Karen graciously serves the tea and specialty items.
Karen’s tea parties are a fun way to teach social graces and experience new delicious foods, all the while enjoying friends and the back-in-time ambiance of Leap of Faith. The vintage merchandise of perfectly restored handkerchiefs, bridal and christening garments, tableware and quilts, creates a charming backdrop of old-fashioned elegance…the perfect setting for a tea party memory.
Leap of Faith hosts several other gatherings throughout the year, including the upcoming Christmas Dinner Menu Planning, December 7th, between 6:30pm and 8:00pm. Browse and brainstorm holiday recipes while sipping a glass of wine or cider. No need to wait for an event however, just stop on by Leap of Faith, meander and enjoy.
Karen’s self proclaimed mission is to “make the world a lovelier place”. That she has done.