Monday, May 10, 2010

My Mother's Day Tea

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.


  1. That's a place I'd love to visit. The sideboard full of teacups is impressive. I think I'd like to try that chocolate tea - I've never had that and it sounds interesting. Can't imagine how it would taste. It looks like you two had a lovely setting and a lovely time.


  2. I could really enjoy afternoon tea there!

    Thanks for sharing,

  3. This is gorgeous... a huge thank YOU for participating in our Victorian Tea Party. Please add a link back to the party! Thanks



  4. I live in SE PA near Wilmington DE. We have a lovely tea room in Chadds Ford. Your Victorian Tea Room tour was wonderful. I would like to find out where it is located in DE. Maybe I can talk hubby into taking me.

  5. What a lovely tea! I wish there was a place like that near where I live!

  6. What a beautiful place! I love all those tea pots! I wish we had a place like that near where I live.

  7. Wow, did you trip my trigger! I love this! it is gloomy here in Minnesnowta today, and this looks so inviting! visit my blog (but I love tea, too!)

  8. Wow, wow, wow! Everything is stunning! What a great treat for you. Thank you so much for sharing this. I would like to invite you to join Tea Cup Tuesday. I am sure the ladies will just drool over your blog today. Blessings, Martha

  9. What an incredibly beautiful tea room! You must have had a wonderful time. The food looked yummy too.

  10. HI Melanie! Oh, you went to a 'real' tea! What a lovely place and I'm sure it would be a treat to see all of the different patterns. I did go look and look at your mother's dining room and I can see why she loves that blue and white set!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  11. Looks like a wonderful tea! Love all the sweets! And yes, strawberry soup is delicious!

  12. This is just pure afternoon tea delight!~ Thanks so much for sharing this lovely Victorian Afternoon Tea experience with us!..,

    I love all of the pretty teacups and teapots, the dainty yummy food and the fabulous ambience!

    ~ The heartwarming occasion was the best part however; a celebration of Mothers Day!

    I want to also most warmly invite you to partake with my 3oth, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' blog tea party celebration; there is even a contest and prizes to be won!

    ..,This is alo my 53rd such tea post whereas it is my 21st,'Wedneday Tea For Me And Thee' as well.~ I am also delighted to support a very dear friend in the sharing of a brand new meme; this week will be our 2nd,'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'..,

    I do hope you can pop by for a visit to join in the festivities and fun!.,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  13. What a lovely place to have tea! The room is gorgeous, and I love how they mix it all up.
    I think I would have loved the Strawberry Soup too.
    I am glad you had such a special day.
    Thank you so much for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday.

  14. Now that is a true Victorian Tea room. Gorgeous!! It is in Delaware?? Do they have a web site???
    That is definitely one place I would love to visit!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!!

  15. What a lovely tea room! Sounds like a fun time.
    Thanks for sharing it with us!


  16. I dont think I have EVER seen such a spectacular tea room as that! My oh my it is over the top gorgeous.
    Strawberry soup and chocolate tea :-) YUMS!!
    You will have sweet memories of your trip there for sure!
    Thank you for sharing your special day!

  17. Oh how lovely. I have to have those doilies with the weight things on them that go over the glasses. The cups and teapots and just breath taking. What a bundle of great ideas, too. Tealight to keep the tea warm, that elastic thing to keep the lids on -- brilliant. And the food! Oh my.

  18. This post makes me want to open a tea room~ Lovely photographs and treats you shared. Sweet, dear and a truly lovely tea room!
    Thanks for sharing and having me, Theresa
    MsartistSewCrafty drop by for a tea visit if you can~

  19. It looked like a wonderful tea for Mother's day! The food and atmosphere look divine. Happy teacup Tuesday!

  20. What an absolutely lovely place! Everything looks fabulous...the setting, the delicious looking food. Oh how I would love to go to a Tearoom! Sadly, there is not one anywhere near where I live :( Thank you for sharing this lovely day with all of us.

    I have just signed on as a follower of your sweet blog. Warmest, Brenda

  21. oh dear, my heart goes pitty patter when seeing this tea room! sooo many beutiful pretties and the tea treats scrumptious! love it!..

  22. I've had a hectic week and missed this fantastic post. I love all those different place settings and tea cups and tea pots. That sounds like such a fun place to take your mother.


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