Tuesday

Emma's Tea Room

On Thursday before the reunion fourteen of my classmates met for Afternoon Tea at Emma's Tea Room, Huntsville, AL. The front and back sides of this sign had real tea pots attached!

Two special friends in front of Emma's Tea Room. It is an old restored house on Pratt Avenue.

Some of my classmates are experiencing their first Afternoon Tea! They loved it!

We started with fruit served in the pretty little tea cups (below)
Next was the apricot scones!

If you look closely you can see the hankie favors I made.
I forgot to take a picture of those!
They were made from handkerchiefs with a
silk yellow rose, and a scroll with a poem
about tea cups and people being similar.

I also forgot to take a picture of the table
with all the tea pots on it. We were served
five different teas!

I hope everyone that attended is in the pictures!

As usual, I was caught talking!

Fresh flowers for the centerpiece, fresh flowers are a nice touch, a good sign that this is going to be a tea room that does special things! Those delicious scones are apricot, they were served with Devonshire cream and homemade black cherry jam!

The 3-tiered trays were filled with chicken salad croissants, ham and cheese "purses," mini BLT's, and cucumber sandwiches. Desserts were mini lemon or strawberry sponge cakes, and mini chocolate cakes with real whipped cream! (Another special touch!)

More desserts! Cream puffs and large plump blackberries! Alabama blackberries, it seems they taste better! (Also brought back memories of my grandmother's blackberry patch!

Another dining room, very pretty with soft green and other pastel colors.

The front dining room. The items in the window are for sale.

The hand painted rug in the hallway!
Looks like a lot of work!

These framed prints were also in the hallway.

Some items for sale in the gift shop

What a pretty set of tea cups, and they are for sale!

I'm so happy my classmates were able to take tea together! Thanks for coming ladies!

And to my blogging friends, I hope you enjoyed seeing the photos of our reunion tea!

Katherine

17 comments:

ceekay said...

Beautiful tea room. It looks like you had a great time. That painted rug is great!

Mary said...

Katherine,

The tea room is absolutely wonderful. I enjoyed viewing all of the photos. It looks like a great time was had by one and all. Love the pastels and the handpainted rug.

Yes, we need AC here and our temperatures have been setting records. Today it was much more seasonable, thank goodness.

Thank you for the comments on my newly designed banner. No, I didn't design it. It was a gift from my blogging buddy Hootin' Anni. I wish I could do that. I'm not quite that talented in artistic abilities.

Blessings,
Mary

Anonymous said...

Oh, I loved looking at your reunion photos. I love all the "pretties"in the tea room and the painted rug is awesome. Also the little favors that you made are so sweet. So glad that you had such a wonderful time.

Janet

Susie said...

Looks like a delightful place to have tea. As you say, there are so many special "extra" touches that helped to make it a fun (and yummy) experience.
hugs

Adrienne said...

Hi Katherine -
I love the idea of getting your friends together for tea before the reunion. What a beautiful place to enjoy it together. Thanks for sharing Emma's with us. It would be fun to meet there sometime, wouldn't it?
~Adrienne~

Alice said...

What a special treat for your classmates, especially those who had never been to a tea room before. Your hankie favors were just the right personal touch. Emma's was certainly pretty and gave such a large selection of beautifully presented food. You can pat yourself on the back for a great job with the reunion and the tea.

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Kathy the food looked wonderful! I'm glad you all got to get together for tea. How fun that some had never "taken tea" before!
Love your outfit too!
Nikki

Mary said...

Oh what fun this must have been. All the ladies look so pretty and Katherine, especially you, I loved your outfit! It must have been very special to introduce them to afternoon tea. I am wondering, do most of the ladies live there or did most come back to attend the reunion? The tearoom looks like one I would love! Yummy tea treats!!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Katherine, Welcome Back! It's looks like the reunion was a huge success! Everything was very pretty...from the Tea Room to the Reunion Decorations! The picture of you by the mantle is great! :)

Thanks for the comment...Stressed backwards is DESSERTS! I love that and will have to keep it for future stressful days!

Hope you are having a wonderful day! ~Rhonda ;)

La Tea Dah said...

What a lovely tea room and a very SPECIAL time with your friends. Do you remember the "Dream Team" from basketball days years ago? I believe the best of the NBA got together and formed an Olympic Team one year. Well, this is a "Dream Team Tea"! What memories. . .and special times. I love the details and your hanky favors are lovely! Great job!

LaTeaDah

Cathy said...

I enjoyed your post about the tea room. I wish I could find a great one around here. Anyway, your friends look young to me. And your pictures are very pretty, especially those of you.

ceekay said...

Katherine...did you get that free copy of the Dovetales magazine from one of the blogs. They had the cutest article about a Victorian tea party and some great ideas. If you didn't I will copy the pages for you if you would like...just let me know.

Love Bears All Things said...

I've been to Emma's a few times. I don't know if I will get to go there on this visit. I have a good friend whom I always have lunch with but we may have my two "grands" with us this time. Although, the princess, 7, would love it, her brother 10, would not.

The one lady there with the dark hair looks familiar. I am trying to figure out if I know her.
Mama Bear

Alice said...

Katherine, please stop by my blog when you have a moment. There is an award waiting for you.

Carrie said...

What a treat this lovely event must have been for your classmates!

Mandie said...

How special and fun that tea sounds. You have a wonderful blog.

Lallee said...

The reunion looks like it was a wonderful success and I enjoyed seeing all the pictures. Going to a tea room was a splendid idea, and you did a wonderful job with all the decorations. I liked your signature yellow roses.