“There was a table set out under a tree in front of the house, and the March Hare and the Hatter were having tea at it: a Dormouse was sitting between them, fast asleep, and the other two were using it as a cushion, resting their elbows on it, and the talking over its head. ‘Very uncomfortable for the Dormouse,’ thought Alice; ‘only, as it’s asleep, I suppose it doesn’t mind.’
The table was a large one, but the three were all crowded together at one corner of it: ‘No room! No room!’ they cried out when they saw Alice coming. ‘There’s plenty of room!’ said Alice indignantly, and she sat down in a large arm-chair at one end of the table.” -From Lewis Carroll’s Classic Alice in Wonderland
Reading up on the classics can be a great way to spend a Spring afternoon. While curling up with a copy of Alice in Wonderland, our Account Executive Jill got to thinking how crazy a tea party like the one described in the book would actually be. Before she knew it, her mind had wandered to consideration of the interesting individuals she’d like to take tea with.
“I have often wondered what it would be like to stop and pick Sandra Day O’Connor’s brain,” mused Jill, “not only was she the first Female Supreme Court Justice, but beyond that, Justice O’Connor had to overcome the fact that no law firm in the state of California wanted to hire her once she’d graduated law school. Add to that the fact that she was a wife to a man who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for 20 years before he passed away as well as a mother to three sons, and Justice O’Connor seems to be fascinating on all levels.”
All this thought of interesting conversation mixed with Carroll’s colorful tea party scene got Jill wondering- who would make the most interesting tea party guest? Right now, we’re hosting a contest on our facebook fan page– simply become a fan of Pacific Merchants and tell us who you’d have tea with (dead or alive) and why! We’ll pick a winner Friday night, April 1st to receive a five piece Price & Kensington tea set– the winner gets to choose one of seven available colors. Hurry and get your entry in so you can win!