April 18, 2007

Let's Do Tea, Shall We?

One of the highlights of any visit to Lexington is a visit to the local tea room. Not only do they serve delicious teas, they also have delicious little sandwiches, quiches, and salads. They grow their own herbs and use them in all of their cooking. We feasted on chicken salad, quiche, and pasta salad. My pasta was surrounded by beautiful edible pansies that were just too pretty to eat! Besides, I'm use to having my pansies in the ground, not on my plate! LOL At the end of your meal they try to tempt your taste buds with some wonderful delicacies. I had bread pudding, my sister Sarah had three nut chocolate chip pie, and my sister Betsy had Geranium Lemon Pound Cake! Again, I'm use to having my geraniums growing in the ground, not in my cake! My sister is always telling me I have to "step out of my box!"

If all the wonderful food wasn't good enough, no trip to the tea room is complete without a visit to their wonderful gift shop! I wanted to share with you this beautiful tea stand I purchased. It looks perfect sitting on top of my Grammy's sideboard. Tomorrow I will share some other


Storybook Woods said...

Ohh I love tea parties. Evey time I go to Tparty I want to go have tea. Someday you and me !!
Love Clarice

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,
The tea stand is absolutely gorgeous - I LOVE it! The tea room sounds like a fun place to visit. So glad you enjoyed such a wonderful time with your family :)


Mrs. C said...

The tea cup display is just lovely. I'm always looking for tea cups/sets at thrift stores and yard sales.

It's such a lady-like treat to dine at a Tea Room. :-)

Meredith said...

So cute! I've never seen a stand for teacups.

Candy said...

I LOVE your new tea stand and I love your tea cups too!!! :)

Mrs.B. said...

I love the teacup stand! I have never seen one before either.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

That is SO beautiful.

I have never been to Lexington (what a shame!). My mom is from the Elizabethtown, KY area so we often took trips to that part of the state.

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

The tea cup stand is very pretty!

Anonymous said...

I wish we had a tea room here in town. I love your pretty new tea stand with your beautiful cups on it.
I would also be leary of eating those flowers in my food. lol


Southern Heart said...

That sounded like the nicest day (and yummy, pretty food, too!). I just love your stand...you found the perfect place for it, and it shows your china beautifully.

Jodi said...

What a charming way to display tea cups. It sounds like you had a wonderful day out! :o)

Mindy said...

The teacup display stand is so dainty! A what a lovely Springtime vignette you created!
Blessings to you dear friend,

Rhoda said...

Oh, how fun...a tea room. Glad you had a great family time. Pretty stand!

Southern Hospitality

Sharon Kay said...

Wish I could share a cup of tea in one of your lovely tea cups. I love the tea stand and a wonderful display for your house.

Karen said...

I don't think I've ever seen a tea cup stand. That is the perfect way to display them!
Can't wait to see more.

Senkyoshi said...

I have one of those stands in my dining area. I love it! My hubby bought it for me after I admired it, but passed it up in a shop in Gatlinburg.

Penless Thoughts said...

I love to visit Tea Rooms when traveling they are always such a delight. This "find" is lovely. Eager to see more.

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Dear Susan, I'm glad you had a nice time with your sisters...sounds just lovely! The tea cup stand is so nice...your tea cups look right at home in the stand.