Saturday was a fun day! My friend Kara and I hit the road early to attend a Holiday Open House at Rosebriar Dining, in Eads, Tennessee. Then, on the way back home we stopped at the Fresh Market in Memphis--my second favorite grocers, running close behind Trader Joes! Fresh Market was having their annual holiday meal tasting. Finally, we made one last stop at the Home Decor store in Southaven and picked up an item to help wardrobe a holiday tablescape-in-planning. There was a lot of good food, a little gossiping, and of course, shopping.
Debbie Sisk, owner, Rosebriar Dining
I would like to introduce to y'all a friend of mine. Her name is Debbie Sisk and she's the owner of Rosebriar Dining, in Eads, Tennessee (just outside of Memphis). I first met Debbie through a friend who called me and said "Would you like to go to lunch out in Eads with a group of ladies?" I asked "Where is Eads and what restaurant are we going to?" It was then she told me about Debbie...She caters afternoon teas, luncheons, and dinner parties in her home.
Hmmmmmm, I thought, why not? After that first visit, I was hooked. I told everyone I knew about this Debbie Sisk lady. She cooks the most fabulous gourmet meals and serves guests at her dining table, which comfortably seats about 16 people. The recipes consist of fresh ingredients and are served using her finest dinnerware. Debbie and I were a perfect match and partnered together to present Tea and Dining Etiquette
programs in her home during the past year.
Debbie is the epitome of a Southern lady; she loves her family and home and she loves to entertain and shop. She has been serving guests in her home for over 14 years and does no advertising--just word of mouth from one Southern Lady to another. Yesterday she held her annual Holiday Open House--clothing, holiday gifts, jewelry, tea, and foods were all elegantly displayed throughout her home. Over 300 ladies attended the event and enjoyed tasting soups, dips, cakes and a hot beverage of apple cider with red hots--they also shopped like Southern recessionistas.
I almost screamed when I saw these cute wellies. I knew I had to have them! Thank goodness she had my size, 'cuz I love them. If you would like to get a pair (they are $39.95), Debbie will be glad to send them to you. Her contact information will be listed later in this post.
I had to fight for these cute little containers...and a holiday tablescape was born when I saw them! Stay tuned for that in December.
First, I will show some photos of Debbie's house taken during the past summer, then I will show the photos from yesterday's event.
Rosebriar...Dining in the Country
What a lovely setting for an afternoon tea, luncheon, or dinner party
The side board, on a normal day...
The next three photos are of the parlor...a proper spot for a "Low Tea"
The parlor--a perfect place to serve a "Low Tea"
Rosebriar...Holiday Open House
Let's shop...she'll take cash, credit, or check!
Parlor mantle vignette--right side
Parlor mantle vignette--Left side
Vintage tree in parlor
Family room mantel
Dining sideboard--left side
Dining sideboard--right side
Bedside table vignette
Master bedroom chandelier
Vintage tree in master bedroom
An additional bathroom
I hope you had fun meeting Debbie and visiting her beautiful home. If you are ever in the Memphis area, call Debbie and make a reservation. You can visit her online at http://rosebriardining.com/
So, we headed back to DeSoto County and stopped off at The Fresh Market for some groceries. They were holding their annual Holiday Meal Tasting...more food--okay, no problem.
The servers at The Fresh Market
Roasted turkey with gravy, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn souffle, and sweet potatoe casserole--it was excellent!
When we were almost home, we stopped at the Home Decor Store in Southaven, Mississippi and I picked up another item for that holiday tablescape-in-planning I mentioned earlier in the post.
With all that party food, shopping, and gossiping, the day was over. But it was perfect!
I am so glad you stopped by today; I'm off now to enjoy some warm pumpkin scones and hot tea with my friend Kara.