Saturday, May 11, 2013

Tea Time at Rosepoint Cottage

Every year for Mother's Day, I will take my mom, mother-in-law and sister to a local tea house for lunch.  I don't know what it is about tea houses; they are all so frou-frou and lacey with ruffles and every shade of pink and blue imaginable.  But they are also irresistible to my feminine side.   I can't help but enjoy the bone china and sugar cubes in crystal bowls...too fun.  We always have a great time together...catching up on news for the past few months and getting reacquainted in the process.

Tea houses were a big fad in the late 80's and early 90's when dusty rose and country blue were all the rage.  Victorian was big back then and it was the perfect showcase for tea.  I started going to teahouses when I became obsessed interested in tea lots of years ago.  I love tea in flowery china or sturdy asian cups depending on the type served.  

This year I was missing my mom who passed away in April at the wonderful age of 86.  It was hard to see her go, but so glad she was my mom for the time she was here.  She was an amazing lady full of love, encouraging words for everyone and abundant smiles.  I know she's in a great place now and I'll have only the best memories of her for the rest of my life.

But keeping the tradition going, I went to one of few teahouses still open in the area with my youngest son and wonderful mother-in-law.  We had a really fun time together and the day outside was sunny and beautiful.  So, here are a few highlights of the tea house we went too called Rosepoint Cottage in Chardon, Ohio.  It's a small century home remade into a really great place to spend an afternoon.

We all decided on the "Cottage Chicken Pot Pie" for lunch.  It was hearty, creamy and delicious topped with puffed pastry.  Yum.  

Edible garnishes with the pot pie
Digging in to deliciousness.
Old meets new...tea and texting
A really great day together...lots of love and fun!
Thanks for hanging out with us for our time together...I can't believe how blessed I'm am with such an amazing family!! 

Happy Mother's Day to you all!  Blessings!

Love you Mom!

Check out these posts on tea parties as well...Vintage Tea Room Fun 
and Mother's Day Tea Party.

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  1. Looks like you had a beautiful lunch together! Have you ever been to Miss Molly's Tea Room in Medina or Picadilly Parlour in Canfield? They're both very nice, too!

    1. Hi I haven't. I will have to check them out because our tea rooms keep closing! It's a long trip for both of those places for me (Canfield is a good 2 hours) but will keep them in mind for a nice day trip. :)

  2. What a fun tradition! The lunch looks really nice. I bet it was a little bittersweet, but I know your mother was looking down on you that day!

    1. It has been fun to do all these years. My mom would have been glad I went! :)

  3. What a lovely tradition! I'm not much of a tea drinker but tea rooms always seem to have great food - so I could be persuaded to go :)

    1. The food is in smaller portions (lunch size) but I really enjoy my meals at every tea place. :)

  4. How wonderful..
    My own sweetie Mom passed May 4th. She was 87 . Mother's day was a harder then I thought it would be. My Mom ,like yours had a long , full life & was ready to Meet the Lord. So I have no regrets. But as Every one I meet says, "but it's your mom ." Guess moms have a special place in everyone's heart .
    Thanks for a lovely post.
    ( my youngest Dd & I are sitting here eating a Marie Callendar's Pot pie & drinking sun tea , Just an FYL for fun :)

    1. Sorry to hear about your mom but so glad she's in a great place really helps me to be at peace knowing she's in a good place and amazingly happy! :) Love how your eating pot pie and sun tea - a great version of what we had! Thanks for stopping by...

  5. I'm sorry to hear about your Mom, she must have been a wonderful lady. But I'm glad that you were able to have such a nice day! Thanks for sharing your post with us on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you tomorrow!