Saturday, January 23, 2010

Roses and Lace

Mom and I went to a tea room today for lunch - complete with pink and lace and frills and doilies and roses and bows - EVERYWHERE. There were tea items all over - from tea pots to cups and sauces. We both ordered chicken salad on a croissant with a side of potato salad and fruit cup. And of course we had to have a pot of tea! We ordered the pomegranate/berry blend which was yummy.

While waiting for our food, the waitress suggested we check out the upper level. So we climbed the wooden staircase to find a dining room, a bedroom, and a gift shop. Of course every square foot was loaded with ultra feminine items. The bedroom upstairs looked like it could be straight out of a frilly bed and breakfast. The dining room was set with beautiful china and silverware ready for a formal dinner. The gift shop was packed with feminine items like ornate dishes, delicate vases, handmade pillows, handpainted tea towels, and more tea pots than you've ever seen in one room. A lady from the elite social class in 1900 would have felt right at home.

The food arrived with a pink napkin tied with a flower. There were generous servings and neither one of us could eat all the food. Our server said they had homemade banana pudding for dessert but since my tummy was stuffed, it looks like I have to return to try out the desserts to see if they are as good as they sounded.

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