Monday, September 20, 2010

Tea Time



I love quaint tea houses. They make me feel very sophisticated and English. This weekend I took my mother-in-law out for a birthday tea lunch. This particular tea house is especially charming because it sits in a one hundred year old building. If the walls could speak, I bet they would have a few interesting stories to tell. We enjoyed our own pots of tea, the frilly decor and delicious tea sandwiches. For a couple hours, I was transported back to a time my grandmother raved about. And now I realize why she enjoyed her era so much.


dress up hats


cucumber tea sandwich


pomegranate tea

31 comments:

  1. That looks like so much fun!! Nothing is better than celebrating with a cup of tea. xo

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  2. how lovely is that?! i really want to try going to tea houses like that too. :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love them too and used to enjoy tea at the Brown's Hotel in London when we lived there growing up...so sophisticated and fun! Looks like you have a lovely time!

    Liesl :)

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  4. Looks like so much fun! :) I am glad you had a great time at the tea house! I have never been to one, and I hope that i will someday soon!

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  5. I haven't been since last Feb. My mama, sis and I are overdue for a tea date!

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  6. Sounds like a lovely experience, Marcie!:D I would love to do that in the future too.:D

    Happy Monday!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  7. What a cute birthday get together. I'm sure your mother in law had a wonderful time. Pomegrante tea? That sounds so delish! My favorite tea would have to be milk tea. Yum. Have you tried milk tea before?

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  8. So cute! This sounds like such a fun place -- and a very happy birthday to your mother-in-law!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  9. awww how lovely and happy birthday to your mom-in law. I could seriously drink tea 10 times a day, everyday so these pictures are making me want to make some nowww

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  10. oooooooooooo how fun!!!!
    i love feeling "english" hehe
    when i'm an old lady, i may start wearing hats :)

    happy monday lovely

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  11. are you willing to divulge the location of this fabulous tea house?? ;)

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  12. Sounds like a fabulous way to spend quality time together:)

    Have a Fantastic Day!!!
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  13. I just went to a tea house last weekend! I love tea houses! Great pictures :)

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  14. I love tea houses too ~ you can only imagine my disappointment when my favorite tea house closed. It was 1/2 between my house and my best friend's home. Now we have each other for tea! xo

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  15. Wow! This is so cool! I've never been to a teahouse and now am dying to find one in my area! I love the idea of getting dressed up, sipping tea with my pinky up, and enjoying all those little teacakes!

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  16. oh i love tea houses too...for my baby shower we did tea party and had scones, assorted tea's and those tiny cucumber sandwiches. How fun and sweet you took your mom in law there for her birthday. naina

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  17. Some of my fondest memories with my Grammy was having Tea Parties. She would set out her best tea set and we would spend hours sipping tea, eating cookies and entertaining our many 'guests' (dolls and stuffed animals). Such fun! I love the idea of grownup Tea Parties and still enjoy the occasional high tea at fancy restaurants. Happy B-Day to your mother-in-law!

    LB

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  18. What a fabulous idea for a birthday! Lovely photos.

    I actually thought of organizing a garden tea party at our place for my birthday, but then I chickened out. But one thing I really want to do is take the girls out for a proper tea when we go to London next month!

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  19. the pomegranite tea looks delightful!

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  20. how sweet! what a nice treat for your MIL. I love cucumber sandwiches and tea...never been to tea in a 100 year old building though!

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  21. How sweet that you took your Mother in law to tea! I've only been to tea a few times, but it really does transport me back to another era and I love it. I should go more often. Your pictures are so pretty, Marcie. I didn't get a chance to wear my mustard tights this weekend! It was just cool enough for a light jacket, but not quite tights weather yet. But soon! :)

    xo
    Valerie

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  22. I also love tea-houses...As my mom lives in England we always make sure to have a tea-evening when I visit:)...That place sounds wonderful and they even have dress up hats?...hahah...Did you try some on?
    Happy Monday,sweetie pie

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  23. What a fun idea, I've never been to a tea house!

    You have a great blog. I know you probably are past this (I'm a new blogger with a brand-new blog) but I gave you an award over at my site. :)

    Ashley
    www.ashleyplus3.com

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  24. OOH I love this! Looks so fun and girlie!! xo

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  25. This sounds perfect. Nothing is better than relaxing over a cup of tea, and my grandparents definitely passed that on to me. I hope you and your mother-in-law had a wonderful time. Looks like a lot of fun!

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  26. It must have been a fun Tea Time! I appreciate Tea Time, its an excuse to relax, unwind and spend quality time with your friends and loved ones. Lovely photos Marcie! =)

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  27. Mmmm cucumber sandwiches. Those sound so good right now. I adore the fancy little hats! ha ha

    Rachael

    p.s. Come join in my Lil Petite Jewelry Giveaway when you get the chance :)

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  28. I not only love tea, but I also love really old buildings.

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  29. Mmmm looks delicious... The perfect way to spend an afternoon. My friend and I keep meaning to hit the teashops in NYC... we just need our hubbies to take the kiddies for the afternoon! Thank you for the lovely comment... happy you enjoyed the blog! Lx

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