South Padre Island’s Turtle Tea Party 2009
This year’s Turtle Tea (celebrating Turtle Days on South Padre Island, TX) was an absolutely delightful affair.
Marvelous hats were graciously provided.
Some ladies brought their own.
Magnificent masks for the Turtle Ball were available.
The refreshments provided were absolutely delectable and that pound cake was perfectly moist and delicious. Special breads were even brought in from Harlingen, TX. The pineapple punch was perfectly pleasing.
It was a great opportunity to make new friends…
and have a splendid afternoon.
The party was held in the courtyard of South Padre Island’s new bookstore, Paragraphs on Padre, which is so enticing to bibliophiles like me. I dare you to go in there and NOT find an armful of books that are must-reads.
The antique chest was the perfect piece to complement that space in the entryway.
Just seeing this picture of South Padre Island’s darling, Nancy Mardsen, made me smile.
Stephanie pulled her look together with a sea-themed handbag that was superb.
The great turnout spoke volumes about this year’s tea party being an unmitigated success.
Our host, Joni Montover, is enjoying great success at her bookstore as more and more people discover the delightful titles she has to offer. If you haven’t yet, you owe it to yourself to treat yourself to a visit to this fabulous and impressive bookstore right on Padre Blvd.
The building has impressive windows with great views.
and very lovely, colorful landscaping. The beautiful olive green bookstore is found at 5505 Padre Blvd. on the north side of the island on the left hand side and holds new and used books.