We so enjoyed going to a tea room with my son-in-law's lovely mom (aka: Gramma to my four grandchildren). I keep telling Stephanie she is so fortunate to have such a mother-in-law.
This was a vacation day from her job as a preschool teacher and she used it to cook a huge (and may I add... delicious) meal for all of us later in the day.
Since we were the only people being served at the time, the owner allowed me to go around the tables and take pictures.
As you can see, the tables were absolutely gorgeous. I loved trying different Harney and Sons teas that I had seen in their catalog. I especially liked their chocolate mint tea, which has just the hint of flavor. I've taken note that Harney and Sons tea was used in other tea rooms I have visited. :)
The food was just okay... not terrible but nothing special at all. The scones and muffins were rather dry, and the tea sandwiches were bland. Although one sandwich filling was interesting, she blended together cream cheese with roasted red peppers and a little lemon juice.
Having said that, we all overlooked the so-so food while enjoying the visual feast around us. I'm not sure the girls could possibly understand how rare that day would be in their young lives... all three generations of ladies having tea together. :)