Monday, November 19, 2007

To Market for Christmas,

Hi! everyone - Its time to update our blog, how the time is flying. Christmas is creeping up fast.

Christmas is my favourite time of year, time to unpack the beautiful decorations and transform our homes. This year not so much transforming for me as I am off to Mt. Isa for Christmas - via Townsville to pick up my Mum and visit my sister.

I know Lee-ann has started with her transformation and I'm sure our next blog will have some charming photos.

This weekend coming we are having a market weekend (weather permitting). Saturday at Lawnton showgrounds and Sunday Petrie Country Markets. Hopefully it will be a lovely weekend all round. We are looking forward to spreading the word about our website.

Wednesday we are off to visit my brother at his farm at Hayden near Crows Nest. Will post some photos next time as it is beautiful up there.

Will be adding a couple of new products on our website so drop in and browse away, there are some great ideas for Christmas gifts. We also have a free giveaway for the next 2 weeks.

Well blogging friends time to get back to painting a couple of small chairs that are being shabbied and going to the markets.
Till next time its bye from Lyn...

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Ladies Who Lunch on Bribie Island

Well I have to be honest and say that Lyn and myself have not been too productive on our website the last few days as we have been busy playing ladies and enjoying every minute of it. Tuesday was Melbourne Cup so of course we had to go out for lunch. Thank-you to Cheryl and John for the great time we had playing our own homemade racing game. Lyn and I had intended to work on the website that night but I think we had one too many glasses of champagne.
The next day we were out for lunch again. Being semi-retired does have a lot of benefits. Our lovely friend Robyn hosted a beautiful lunch to officially say goodbye to The Tearose on Bribie. I think the fact that the lunch began at 11.30 and we left after 4.00pm says it all.
Robyn [with a little help from Sandy and Lisa] created a wonderful menu that everyone enjoyed. It was great to see a group of ladies all get on so well together. The afternoon was truly one to remember - good company, great food, a lovely home and setting on the waterfront of Bribie and last but not least plenty of champagne.
We must not forget the gallant males who [despite cold, showery weather ] sat out on the back deck to give the ladies freedom of speech. Truly we did invite them inside but they insisted they were happy where they were.
Thank-you again Robyn. We appreciate all the effort that went into making the afternoon a success for everyone. Don't forget that we have already booked in for next year.
This blog is proof that I am slowly getting back into work mode. Tomorrow I will achieve more.
Love Lee-Ann

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Mount Isa Holiday


I thought I would update our blog with some thoughts from Mt. Isa where I am currently visiting my daughter and family. My son-in-law is the president of the Mt. Isa Apex Club, and last Friday night they organised and ran the Apex Rock Pop Mime Show for the primary schools in the Mt. Isa and surrounding areas. A lot of hard work went into this event with all proceeds
being put back into the community at various levels. Every act involved a great effort from teachers and students alike and they were all very good. A special mention to the School of the Air students for their act which was only put together on the Friday when everyone was able to come into town for a quick run through before the event, and also the Mt. Isa special school. Lots of great costumes and energy levels throughout the night supported by approx 3000 strong audience. Well done to all concerned. Some very tired workers after the event.

Had a lovely lazy day out at Lake Moondarra yesterday, bar-b-que lunch, a game of cricket
and time with family and friends.

Baby Bailey is 3 weeks old today and getting lots of cuddles from everyone especially Nan, I will be heading home to Brisbane on Tuesday and will have to wait until Xmas to visit again.
So back to business next week, it will be hard to break out of holiday mode.

Until I blog again...Bye for

Thursday, October 18, 2007


I have finally found a photo of Lyn and myself together to post on the blog. That's me (Lee-Ann) on the left and Lyn on the right. This photo was taken in our Tearoom on Bribie Island (The Tea Rose). For the people who have not read our blog before , we sold the shop in September and now have

Frustration has been high on my agenda for the last two days because I have been trying to add this photo to our profile without any success. Just can't work out what I'm doing wrong.

On a more relaxing note - it was my darling Husbands birthday on Tuesday 16th Oct so I took him up to Buderim for the day. Perfect day. We bought the winning ticket in the Endeavour Prize Home though we are still undecided whether we will live there or stay where we are. Well we can all dream a little can't we?

After a great lunch at the newly renovated Hotel (superb views through a wall of glass all along the coast) we wandered around the village and had coffee at the Vieneese Coffee House. The photo is of a lovely B&B at Buderim called The White House. It is situated next to a National Park which has a couple of nice easy bushwalks. Then it was back home to prepare a Birthday dinner for the family. It was just one of those really nice days when all was right with the world.

A very big thank-you to those generous people who have left a comment on our blog - you don't know how much it is appreciated when you are still trying to find your way around.

Lyn is in Mt Isa visiting her Grandchildren so she might find time to give us an update from there.

Thanks for stopping by for a read - Lee-Ann

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Farewell to The Tea Rose

Lee-ann and Lyn have said farewell to the Tea Rose on Bribie their lovely Tea House and Gift Shop. The shop has been sold and the new owner is moving into a new direction.
So onwards we say and full steam ahead with Sweet Tea and Roses. As of yesterday the 5th October we opened for business, however we will be loading stock during the next week so please be patient with us as it takes longer than you think when you are still going through the learning process. Our photography skills probably need a little twitching at the moment but I'm sure we will improve. Once we are established we may put together a small recipe collection of our favourite recipes from The Tea Rose. Our customers used to say our small tarts were just devine, and our High Teas some of the best they had tried, so stay tuned for that.
I am off to Mt. Isa this week for a couple of weeks to visit my new grandson Bailey, and grandaughter Lily. We shall have quality family time. Looking forward to that. Lee-ann will be monitoring the website and enjoying working from home for a change. Her husband is enjoying having her home on his days off instead of working 6 days at the Tea Rose.

So all you lovely ladies stay tuned as we anticipate being able to blog more often.

Cheerio for now..........Lyn

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tea Rose Titbits

The horrible weather has gone and Bribie looked a picture today. How exciting a delivery finally arrived today of some beautiful products we have sourced to blend in with our own designs for Sweet Tea and Roses, however wouldn't you know it customers kept us busy until just before closing. Only had a quick chance to unpack and admire our choices.
Thought I would post some photos of our shop for you to see [ however not quite as easy as I thought - therefore only one photo for now] before we wind down and move to our website business. The lovely shabby lamp in the background of one of the photos was a gift from a very dear customer and friend and was made by her sister-in-law who is a very shabby
inspired lady called Sandy.
As you all know there are never enough hours in a day, so we will have another long night tomorrow night to add more information to our site. So far everything is moving along and should be able to give an opening date soon, stay tuned............. TTFN.Lyn

Thursday, September 6, 2007


The beautiful Bribie Passage was full of white caps today - not a common sight. Everywhere seemed to be quite deserted and I didn't blame people for staying indoors on a day like today. I'm certainly not complaining as we need every drop of rain that we can get. We did benefit from the bad weather by deciding to close a little earlier than usual and spend a few hours working on our website. Great progress was made so we are now a little closer to adding actual stock for sale. It really is quite exciting watching it all come together.
Until the next update take care.

Sunday, September 2, 2007


How exciting - our very first blog. We decided that last Wednesday night was the night to overcome our hesitation and begin work on our website. So a sleepover was in order to begin this process. After a glass or two of a bubbly beverage our performance even amazed ourselves. We have successfully updated the About Us and the Policies pages. But to be fair to ourselves we are still operating The Tea Rose on Bribie 6 days each week. So please have patience with us because the wait will be worthwhile.

We always try to abide by our motto of Improvise, Adapt and Overcome.