When Molly and Chris were here in June to attend the weddings of two of Molly’s friends, we managed to sneak a little “girl time” in and have tea at Lady Elegant’s Tea Room with Auntie Jenny, Molly and me.
There were beautiful pots for hot tea:
white linens, ‘victorian’ surroundings, fancy tea cups:
and really cool “trivet” type things that looked like clear flowers and a ‘tealight’ candle was placed in the center and lit - the teapot went on top and the candle kept the tea warm! (I wonder if that’s how they got the name ‘tealight’ candle?) You can see the edge of it to the left of the teacup here.
I’m not a tea drinker (or coffee, for that matter), but decided to give a try to the fruit punch iced tea (which touted that kids like it). Since mine was a cold tea, I had a carafe all to myself
Very pretty display, and ‘drinkable’ but tea is still “not my thing.”
Molly and Jenny had hot tea, and their teapots came with labels of the tea they had chosen (as well as cool sponge thingies that catch the “drips” from the teapot!) - and Molly found a new favorite tea
To make our tea time complete, Molly ordered soup and Jenny & I ordered the Tea Sampler (mmmm!) which included a couple of sandwiches, a scone with jam or lemon curd, and a couple of desserts. It was delicious and I’d have this again any time! The “display” was much prettier since Jenny & I ordered the same thing (we ordered jam and curd so we could both try some) - here are two views of the same “plate”:
While we were enjoying our tea and food, the server told us they also had a variety of hats that we could use if we desired…. it was a bit like playing “dress up” when you were a kid! I was a bit disappointed that they weren’t the big, floppy “victorian” kind of hats, but rather hats from the 50’s or 60’s era - the type that I had seen on my mother or grandmother. I also discovered that Jenny & I must have rather large heads, as the hats tended to sit on top of our head instead of wearing them as I think they were intended.
Molly, of course, looked wonderful in any of the hats
we forced her to she tried on.
Silly stuff, but we had a great time.