On Saturday, my mom and I had tea together to celebrate Mother's Day at a place we love called The Victorian Lady.
This is the entrance just as you walk in ... Its a very old Victorian house and the upstars isn't open to the public, but I always wished I could go up there because I'm so curious about that light-filled room. It looks like its full of windows.
I snuck into the main dining room before they were serving to take pictures. The hardwood floors are covered with carpets (presumably to protect them) but from what little you can see of them, they have a really beautiful pattern bordering the room. Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one that notices things like that. Anyway, we got to sit in front of the fireplace.
This is a sideboard on the far side of the room that has a collection of mismatched teapots and tea cups. Its much more impressive in person.
All the place settings are different. This was mine ...
... and this one was my Mom's.
A row of teapots on the mantle ...
My mom admires this set every time we are here and if you saw her dining room, you'd understand why.
There are little tea lights in those holders beneath the teapot that keep the tea hot. We had strawberry tea and chocolate tea.
No sugar packets here. Little sugar cubes, of course.
We weren't too sure about cold strawberry soup, but it was delicious! First course is always a soup.
Second course is always a scone. This one was white chocolate and apricot (my favorite!) and a slice of orange.
Next is the tower of finger sandwiches and desserts.
I loved the little petit four hat and the white chocolate teacup. There was a green hat and a tea pot as well.
We went to a few of my favorite shops as well but I didn't have any luck so I don't have anything to share. I was a little disappointed but the season is just starting so I'm optimistic that I'll have better luck this summer. I had a great day with my girls on Sunday. I hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day!
There is a Victorian Tea Party at The House in the Roses today. I posted my favorite tea cup there. There is a whole collection there on display today. I spent a good amount of time this morning "oohing" and "ahhing" instead of working. I'm also participating at the Tea Cup Party on Martha's Favorites. Take a look!
EDIT: I've gotten a few requests for the location of this tea room. I linked to it in the first line of the post but you can also click here if you'd like more information.