Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Teahouse Extraordinaire!

Last week we had a girl's afternoon at a wonderful teahouse in Canton, Georgia called Sugarplums.

The beautiful 1849 Mansion was surrounded with gardens and trees.

A lovely walkway dappled by sunlight led to a lovely afternoon tea.

This sign greeted us as we approached the front door.

Even the birds had a teahouse of their own:).

A lovely gift shop, Holly Hocks, resides in one of the front rooms. It was filled with romantic shabby chic treasures

A sparkling chandelier hangs from the center of the room adding sparkle to all of the delightful items below.

We were seated in a room bedecked with blue flowers and peacocks. We all posed for pictures.

Grandma sat next to me:).

Ann lifts her tea cup to the camera:).

Hmmm...who is this behind the tea cup-must be mom:).

The table was filled with teapots and plates of delicacies.

The menu and the presentation was superb. We feasted on salad, scones with Devonshire cream and lemon curd, cucumber sandwiches, several open face sandwiches with creamy spreads, strawberries, deviled eggs, ham croissants, chicken salad sandwiches, pimento cheese sandwiches, and quiche. We each had our own pot of tea with varieties such as chocolate cream, almond cookie, and the classic English Breakfast tea.

Even the orchids were edible!

Each china teapot was patterned with flowers or birds.

If your preference is iced tea, pitchers filled with sweetened or unsweetened tea awaited in the hallway.

Oh, did I mention that there was still dessert to be served? Warm homemade blackberry cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream melting on top was served in beautiful crystal bowls.

I must say that this was one of the most delightful teahouses that I have visited. I highly recommend it if you are ever in the Canton area.
I give this tea house a '10 tea cup' rating!
BTW, thanks to all of you in blogland who have expressed concern and prayed for my mother-in-law and her fiancee. They continue to recover each day!
Thanks to you all for your kindness and support-the blogland sisterhood is truly a treasured group of ladies:).


Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh it looks so wonderful. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Isn't that what God wants us to do with our life...Have a peaceful and loving Fourth.

Jodie LeJeune said...

Yummy girl...everything looked so delicious ~ including the beauties in the gift shop!
Your Mom is so cute with her little millinery hat on and as for your lucky you are to have her tag along!!!
3 generations and a wonderful afternoon that created some wonderful memories...what more could you ask for? (maybe more tea please!)
everything vintage

June said...

Hi Kim,
What a beautiful place. I can't believe all the wonderful food and lovely surroundings. The picture of you is soooo pretty. I just love it. I'm so glad you shared it.

Queenmothermamaw said...

I love tea rooms like that. My daughters and I always looks for places like that.

TattingChic said...

What a fabulous place! It looks like a perfect place to visit with your mum and grandmum! How sweet! :)

crochet lady said...

So fancy. It is so fun to have special days like that with the people we love.

Thanks for sharing your good time.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Kim,

Loved the photos of your Tea party.
How special to spend time with your Mother and Grandmother. You and your Mum look pretty in your hats.

Looks like a beautiful place and that food - yumm!


sew revived said...

Hi Kim,
What a lovely time you must of had!! Everything looks fabulous!
God bless your grama. Such a wonderful treasure to have!!

Deanna said...

What a fantastic place to go.
Enjoyed this.
Lucky you,

Presépio no Canal said...

Hello Kim :)

I am Sandra. I am a portuguese living in the Nederlands.
The answer to your question is "yes". I like also Victorian times, XIX century and the early twenties.
Last June, I was in Windsor, York and Edimburgh.
I was in York Castle Museum and I love it. The Victorian Street, amazing!
You are very welcoming to see my fotos of York. Click in the label "United Kingdom" and you will see ;)
My grandma and my great aunts had a great influence in me. I love antiques, second hand markets, old shops...

Presépio no Canal said...

Nice to meet you :)

Beautiful Blog!


lorhen82 said...

Oh my! What a wonderful teahouse! I just love the little teapot birdhouse! I must say that you looked lovely...those cameo earrings are just gorgeous!!! And all that food has made me very hungry! What a great place to visit! ~Lori