|Coat of Arms at Kings Arms Tavern|
We are hosting this event (virtually of course!) at the Kings' Arms Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg. We hope you will find it as welcoming and as comfortable as we do!
|Waiting area at Kings Arms|
And also take a look at the lovely china and creamware in the built-in cabinets! I love the pieces with the cutwork on them. There are porringers, mugs, and other lovely pieces to view!
Cranberry tarts, spiced tea, mulled cider, crumpets, honey-roasted ham, sweet potatoes, corn fritters and other tasty treats will be served up for this Tea Party featuring Colonial American Christian Writers members Kelly Long, Gina Welborn and new member Dina Sleiman. Kelly and Dina have joined us as CQ contributors, also! I see you eyeing the dessert table! Best go upstairs with us and have your lunch first. Take the stairs up and hang onto the rail!
|An Amish Kitchen|
“A Marriage of the Heart” just published by Thomas Nelson, combines three previously released Kelly Long novellas into one book and is available as audiobook, also (and is excellent!)
|Lobr in Three-Quarter Time|
Dina Sleiman's inspirational early American novel is the first release in Zondervan First. In "Love in Three-Quarters Time,"An impoverished young lady conspires to make a way for herself and must rely on her wits as she introduces the then-scandalous dance, the waltz, into Virginia society.
Gina Welborn has a Christmas novella entitled "All Ye Faithful"in the collection "A Cascades Christmas" just published by Barbour.
|A Cascades Christmas|
This message is from a special helper I have today: We hope our guests will enjoy this party as much as we CACW members always do! My name is Shadrach Clark and I am hoping to meet some of the pretty ladies attending this tea, which is why I agreed to serve! I am a widower, but at only three and twenty, I do believe my wife would have wanted me to remarry.
Come in. Sit by the hearth and visit with us a while! One of your hostesses is Carrie Fancett Pagels and she and the lovely ladies being celebrated here will check on you to be sure you've gotten a drink and a plate of our good food. Kathy Maher will also don a serving wenches's apron as will Lisa Norato, throughout the day. Don't forget to tell them how fetching they look and to keep any of the male patrons from disturbing them! I imagine Andrew Jackson will be around to defend our visitors if the need arises! Andy always loves a good party!
|Gina Welborn at Kings Arms|
Please introduce yourself in character and give us your setting. Today you are in Virginia just after the War of 1812 has ended. Visitors from modern day are welcome, too!
Giveaways: As part of our Frontier Forted Holiday Anthology, we will be announcing winners for Laura Frantz's "The Frontiersman's Daughter", Susan F. Craft's "The Chamomile", and Carla Gade's "Colonial Courtships" today. Don't miss out on our anthology collection which will continue on Mondays through the middle of January.
We also have giveaways of Gina's, Dina's, and Kelly's books for three different winners.
We have a goody basket (including chocolate) for someone who comes in character and comments. That always makes these tea parties a lot of fun! WELCOME!!!