Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Making time for Tea

Hello Lovelies!
We took a little weekend trip to my home town this past weekend, sort of a working getaway. Mr. Sweetness had a job to do, so me and Kaia hitched a ride, and had a fun little visit with my sweet mama and niece. This was our first overnight away with little Mae. It was nice to see some aunties and cousins that were able to meet her for the first time. It was short, but oh so sweet.
We made sure to take some time to visit this wonderful, little darling tea house, for an afternoon tea party. It was so much fun!
 The home was built in 1867.
So charming and sweet.

As we entered the tea house, we were greeted by lovely tables draped in vintage linens, and several sweet little touches, that had been placed upon each table.


Many of the pretties in the tea house were for sale.
I was rather fond of this tea pot with the bird on it, and it's matching teacup, however I resisted the temptation that day. I need another tea pot, like I need another... well, you know.
 You get to pick out which tea cup and saucer you would like to use... so many to choose from!
 There was an adorable little child's tin tea set, I just love these old sets!
After taking a little walk around to get some shots, it was time to select our hats.
 Kaia was not to sure about wearing these silly hats, however she did get a giggle watching us wear ours.
Look at this amazing little wash stand I spied in the powder room. Isn't it adorable!
 Even a sweet vintage hamper.

 The owners were kind enough to let me snap a shot of their amazing kitchen. My niece just adores this tea house, she says to me... "You have to see the kitchen, it's like an apothecary's kitchen."
She is in love with this place.
The owners said she is their best customer.
 Sweet little display cabinet, filled with pretties...
 Our water was served to us in vintage metal cups. My Grandmother had a set of these cups, I remember all of us Grandchildren racing to get the blue cup.
It was always the special cup to have.
 Homemade cookies, and chocolate dipped strawberries...
 Delicate and delicious mini Quiche's. The crust was so flaky and light.
 Chicken salad, and cucumber sandwiches.
Lemon scones with Devonshire cream.
It was all so delicious! We chose a chai vanilla tea that was so creamy and sweet.
A perfect accompaniment to all of the scrumptious samplings.
We had such a wonderful time.
Even though it was a short visit, we made sure to take some time for tea, and enjoy one another's company.
We definitely went to bed with sweet dreams that night.
~Susan Xo


  1. Looks like a wonderful time! Family and vintage sweetness...sigh!