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
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!|
Happy Mother's Day to you all! Blessings!
|Love you Mom!|
Check out these posts on tea parties as well...Vintage Tea Room Fun
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