Saturday at the Carthage Homes Tour,
we ended here
An 1895 gem of a house
that is owned by the Carthage Historical Society
Where they served tea the day of the tour . . .
We chose tea in the library
because of the tree,
because of the view out the front,
because of the magnificent ceiling,
because of the magnificent light fixture
because of the walls of built in, leaded glass bookcases
And when we sat down at our table
An empty curate with poinsettia plates and a red teapot
While sipping tea we were treated to a fashion show
of vintage clothing by these young ladies
And the filled curate arrived
Meringues are one of my favorites
and these were the crowning glory of he curate
Along with a plate of herbal cream cheese for the scones
chicken salad in a puff
a tart of basil, onion and tomato
Soft and flaky and great with the herby cream cheese
A florentine cookie, chocolate mouse, a cinnamon roll and the meringue . . .
Which I saved for last
The house . . .
Was filled with tea tables
of mostly fours
So you got to meet new friends
Carols on the piano wafted through the rooms
It was a great day
It was a great tea
And we've signed up to be notified of any tea events in the future
For I would go back!