Thursday, December 22, 2011

Another Christmas Tradition

For the past few years, my mom has taken us out for Christmas tea.  And by us, I mean me, my daughter, my two young nieces, and herself.  Unfortunately Counting Bee can't come at this busy time of year for her.  (But don't worry, we make it up to her in the spring by going again!)

That's right girls, go on in to Victoria Rose Cottage. They're expecting us. 
It is very Victorian on the inside with lovely velvet drapes, tin ceilings, and dark and cozy wallpaper.
 I love how they eclectically set the table.  No cups are matching, no plates are matching, but it all works together.

This was my favorite cup, but Cutter Bee and Sewing Bee each got to use one of them.

 Reader Bee, Sewing Bee, and myself ordered the Cottage Tea which came with a green salad, tea sandwiches, and a scone.  I do love Devonshire cream with a bit of lemon curd on my scones.  YUM!
Cutter Bee and Baby Bee had the Young Royal Tea which comes with mini Pigs in a Blanket, peanut butter and jelly tea sandwiches, and whip cream covered scones.  
And if that wasn't enough, we even shared dessert.
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Blueberries
Creme Brulee which is a favorite for all of us.
I just love Christmas traditions, don't you?



  1. A Christmas tea party. I love tea parties. Where is this cute place? What a great tradition. Merry Christmas.

  2. What a lovely Christmas treat....blessings

  3. Very nice Christmas Tea tradition! Looks like a lovely place to go!
    Fun decorating the gingerbread trees. We do the house here. I think I'll buy one after this year and save me some $$$
    Merry Christmas!

  4. What a delightful tradition! It looks like a lovely time.

  5. This is a wonderful idea! I love the teacups and the food looks so yummy!
    I received my book today and I LOVE it!
    Merry Christmas!

  6. A lovely idea oh how I love scones with lemon and cream

  7. looks like a wonderful tea time, my friend. wishing you and your beautiful family a very merry christmas, and may many blessings be yours in 2012.


  8. What a lovely tradition! I want to take my granddaughters to Charleston Place Hotel for tea next year. I may start a new tradition like yours! Our current post is about one of our family traditions-eggnog!

  9. Yes, tradition is so important!
    I sure love this one. All those delectable goodies and in a really pretty setting too!
    Merry Christmas!

  10. A perfect tradition. Such wonderful things to eat, all my favorites. I like when table settings don't match, makes it more interesting.

  11. Merry Christmas, Janelle!
    Love from Holland,

  12. Love all your Christmas charm and ideas!! Merry Christmas!

  13. OH LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a wonderful tradition!
    Hope your Christmas was very merry:)

  14. Oh I love the Victorian tea home!


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