It wasn't just an ordinary tea but a fall Harvest Herbal Tea. And you know how I
|Anne Marie's -- tea shop, tea room (by appointment only) and Inn!|
The Tea Room -- a delightful 1913 house which was wonderfully decorated and there were touches of fall throughout the downstairs rooms of the home.
|The table full of fall colors and a centerpiece of minted simple syrup for our tea.|
Our tea table -- set for four so we could visit with some new friends!
|I loved the little herb booklet -- can I see that idea at Linderhof?|
And each place had a knife, a fork, a menu, a napkin and a little book that told about herbs.
|Curates are always such elegant presentations.|
The three tiered curate with the savories . . .
|A savory truffle -- goat cheese rolled in sesame seeds -- half were black seeds while the other half were white!|
An herbed goat cheese truffle with tiny flatbread
|A wee baked potato -- good for tea or for an appetizer!|
A small baked potato filled with herbal sour cream and topped with smoked salmon.
|bruschetta with white beans and herbs.|
A bruschetta with white beans and herbs.
My savories and I did savor each bite -- they were all delicious!
|lavender scone with lemon curd and "mock" devonshire cream|
The scone was light and flakey and the lemon curd was delicious. After all the months in England with real "Devonshire" cream -- mock just isn't as good anymore!
|The dessert plate -- filled with herbal desserts -- basil is a wonderful dessert herb as is lavender.|
And the sweets -- basil chocolate pot de creme, a lavender shortbread and a strawberry. We could have licked out pot de creme pot clean! But we refrained!
And some views of the house . . .
|Small tables scattered here an there were topped with teapots.|
Tea pots and cups and fall decor . . . it certainly did get one in a fallish mood!
|My favorite, of course!|
And of course, my favorite, the Spode Blue Italian Sandwich Tray on top of which is a Spode Blue Italian teapot full of herbs and a cup and saucer. Fresh flowers, of course.
But we didn't just "do" tea and come home -- we also stopped at a favorite garden center where I bought . . .
A vining porcelain berry . . . with such beautiful colors of berries and a great fall color in the leaves as well. A vine for all seasons! Which will go . .
On one side of the arbor in the garden -- to trail up and over and give some more color and interest to the garden!
It's Tuesday and I'm joining the tea parties this week:
Tea Time Tuesday with Terri at Artful Affirmations
Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha at Martha's Favorites
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday with Pam at Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Time Tuesday with Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor
Tuesday Tea for Two with Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen
Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tabletop Tuesday with Marti at A Stroll Thru Life
for those tabletops at the tea room are just to die for!!!!
How fun to see the photos and of course a trip to the garden center was most important! I am addicted to those places!
Oh my, Martha, are you sure about that berry vine? It is beautiful for sure, but I have heard it is like kudzu...a problem plant. Am I getting confused here?
The same can be said of mint I guess. I love mint but the neighbor's corner has come into our yard,driving hubby nuts. I keep my mind in container on the deck where I can keep him in line.
What a wonderful Tea for Two post!!! The food all looked so divine and the decor was stunning...in such good "taste" for the upcoming Season! Thank you for taking us along for this delightful day.
What a fun day!
BTW, I love your Shirley Ann posts...that is also my mother's name. I have answered to "Shirley" half my adult life...and to "Ruby" my mother's sister at times.
Yum; all those wonderful, pretty food-stuffs! Lovely post and ideas you've shared. Have a great week.
I enjoyed that morning tea very much! It made me long to go out for a proper tea - something I've not done since the spring.
What a perfect place to have a tea room. Everything looks so very delicious. You two must have had a fabulous time together there.
Thank you so much for sharing your adventure with us all.
We can buy imported Devon creme in our stores here, but oh my, the price is not in the realm of reasonable!
Such a lovely tea party!
Seeing this lovely tea.. makes me want to on a journey to find a teahouse...The menu looks divine... especially that mouth watering potatoe..mmmm... Thank You for sharing this lovely journey... Hugs
Love your photos and your dog is cute too.Thanks for sharing.
lovely photos, which make my mouth watering. The table settings look all very charming and right for the season. Visits at the garden center are always enjoyable. I havent seen a porcelain berry before and it looks amazing. Thank you for sharing this delightful tea time.
Best greetings, Johanna
What a fun trip you had. The tea was especially nice and the berries from the garden center are so pretty. Thanks for sharing this with Tea Time.
Hi Martha. What a nice way to spend the day, having tea and visiting a garden center with a friend. The food looks delicious.
Thanks for for stopping by our blog.
What a wonderful tea! Most teas I go to don't include many savorys, this one looks to be delicious! What a lovely way to spend the day.(-:
Your tea looks so nice and the sweets and savories, delicious. Right now the tiny potato with smoked salmon is calling me.. must be my Scottish genes. :)
Thanks for sharing a lovely time.
Martha, it all looks so delicious! I'll have to look it up online and find out more about it. My best friend and I love to go out for afternoon tea.
What lovely fun! You inspire me to set a date out for tea. Here in Victoria it would be afternoon tea in the lobby at the Empress Hotel.
Most definitely my kind of tea. Herbal savories, cozy and charming tea room, good company, and ending this all with a trip to a garden center, perfect!
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