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!!!!