Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Are you looing for a way to display your hosuehold linen? Fine linens? Why not have a tea party? Invite a few guests over, and set out your linens that you rarely use.

Often you hear household linens being referred to as "napery." A little history on the word - back in the 1350s to 1400, the word nape, or a variation of nappe tablecloth was used. Credit now is given to the Anglo-French use of the work "naperie" which simply means napkin. Over time, household linens took the name napery. If you are using your fine napery, you are throwing a party using the fine china and linen.

We at Fancy That like to share our linens with everyone! Parties are only one way we display our napery. We also set our napery in displays throughout the Shoppe. Soon, we will be hosting "Tea At Two Event Series" where we will be having Afternoon Tea and a guest speaker/presentation. We are excited to be showing off our new and exciting napery as well! Please do consider joining us for one of our Tea At Two Events.

In the meantime, break out your linens, dress your tables, invite a few friends over and show them you fine napery! Cheers!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Dress rehearsal for Tea At Two Event Series

We were having some fun today dressing a table for tea. Our up-coming Tea-At-Two Event Series will start with Afternoon Tea, followed by a presentation. You can see the schedule here.
Shall we see you at tea?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fancy That announces Tea At Two Event Series

Fancy That is excited to announce our Tea-at-Two Event Series! We hope to see you at one (or more!) of the following Afternoon Teas which will be held on select Thursday afternoons at our shoppe. Space is limited, so don't wait to make your reservation! (see important menu and reservation information below). The ticket price is non refundable and must be paid in full at the time reservations are made. Call us at 888-3232-TEA (888.323-2832) to reserve your seats.

(The April Event is sold out. Tickets are available for other dates!)
SOLD OUT - 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2012 / $22 per person - SOLD OUT
Afternoon Tea followed by a book reading and book signing with Katrina Avila Munichiello, Author of A Tea Reader: Living Life One Cup at a Time
This book is a collection of tea-themed essays, which aim to share the ways in which tea has changed our lives, one cup at a time. Books will be available for purchase the day of the event.

2 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012 / $22 per person
Afternoon Tea followed by a presentation entitled Romance of the Rose by 'The Ultimate Tea Couple', Donna and Ron Lasko. We are thrilled to be hosting Donna and Ron at our shoppe and will have details about this presentation very soon.

2 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2012 / $22 per person
Afternoon Tea followed by a performance entitled: A Tale of Tea and Revolution! Storyteller/ actress, Joan Gatturna performs as Rachel Revere. Rachel tells of the Boston Tea Party, the Midnight Ride and the Siege of Boston through the eyes of a woman who had to keep the home fires burning while her husband fanned the flames of rebellion. (The character of Rachel Revere was developed with the assistance of the staff of the Paul Revere House in Boston.)

2 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2012 / $22 per person
Afternoon Tea followed by a presentation: Why Dickens Still Matter in the 21st Century by Boston University's Professor Natalie McKnight. Why and how Dickens’s popularity persists in the 21st century, in spite of the length of his novels and our culture’s preference for brevity in films, tv and communications is the theme for this celebration of the 200th year of Dickens' birth.

2 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2012 / $22 per person
Afternoon Tea followed by a presentation entitled Victorian Christmas by 'The Ultimate Tea Couple', Donna and Ron Lasko. We will have details about this presentation very soon.

Afternoon Tea Menu provided by Baker's Best Catering:

The menu for each event will feature three types of tea sandwiches, on assorted crustless breads, from the following list (please note the actual sandwich selection for each event shall be determined by our caterer):

-English cucumber with boursin and watercress
-Turkey with cranberry and brie
-Asparagus with prosciutto and boursin
-Goat cheese with sun dried tomatoes and grilled zucchini
-Brie and apple with chutney
-Ham, smoked gouda and apple chutney
-Turkey with cheddar and cranberry wine spread
-Roast beef with blue cheese spread and watercress
Assorted Miniature Scones with English Clotted Cream and Jam
Assorted Miniature Pastries*
A personal pot of Tea - selection varies per event

Please note that seating is limited to fifteen (15) people per event. Reservations are required. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling Fancy That toll free 1-888-3232-TEA (1-888-323-2832). Your reservations are not confirmed until payment is made. Tickets are non refundable.

These events will be catered: sorry, there are no substitutions to the menu. If you have food allergies, please ask in advance about ingredients, and we will check with our caterer. Seating will be 'community style' (i.e., four tables of four people). It is possible that parties greater than three may not be seated at the same table. Tea will be served sharply at Two O'clock in the afternoon on the day of each event. We will open our doors at half after One O'clock in the afternoon to offer you opportunity to browse the boutique and get comfortable before Tea time. The presentation will begin after Tea is served.

*pastries/desserts may be from a facility that has processed peanuts and/or tree nuts.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fancy That in Romantic Living Magazine (from editors of Romantic Homes)

Fancy That is so excited to announce that our "vintage rentals" are in the new (February 2012) edition of "Romantic Living Magazine" (from the editors of Romantic Homes). Turn to page 56 and 57 for some great shots of our vintage rentals! Run out and grab your copy of Romantic Living today :) (available at Walmart, Target and bookstores)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Courtship Tea now for sale at Fancy That's Tea Boutique

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Fancy That is now carrying "Courtship Tea" in our Tea Boutique as a loose tea in tins that are 3 ounces. (Benjamin pictured above does not come with with tea...sorry folks, he is our mascot! :) )

First, I will say, we have a special love for this tea: we served it at our Afternoon Tea wedding reception in 2000. We know first hand how wonderful Courtship Tea is. Blended by Donna and Ron Lasko- the Ultimate Tea Couple in Osterville, Massachusetts- this tea is a unique blend of black teas and flavourings that create a truly smooth tasting afternoon tea (see Donna and Ron's web site)

The inspiration for this Romantic and Elegant blend emanates from Donna and Ron's mission to bring tea and civility into the 21st Century. Now, that is an inspiration we can relate to :)

Can't find Courtship Tea near where you are? We ship to anywhere in the lower 48 States of the USA. Just give us a ring, toll free: 1-888-3232-TEA (888-323-2832). Each 3 oz tin is $14, plus shipping.