Today's Tea Time

I was reading LaTeaDah's Gracious Hospitality blog about The Tea Guy, and started thinking about my "tea guy!" My dear hubby who goes to tea rooms with me! Today was one of those days! We went to the Shakespeare's Tea Room today! Do you remember I won a $25 gift certificate on my birthday (May 19th) for the hat contest? (Click on May 08 on the side bar of this blog.) We decided to redeem the gift certificate today. We even asked some neighbors to join us. We enjoyed the lunch very much, I had the Afternoon Tea served on a three-tiered tray, and a pot of decaf tea. Joe had Shepherds Pie and cinnamon tea. Our friends both ordered the Maid's Lunch, which has a small assortment of sandwiches, a small salad, and three tea pot shaped sugar cookies.

I know you are thinking - is she going to share pictures of today's tea? Here we are the proud owners of a new camera, and we forgot to take our camera!!

We did have some good laughs though, they have these little metal saucers (about 2" diameter) that holds a little strainer, you put the strainer on top of the cup to strain the tea leaves in the tea pot. Well, Joe had the little strainer on his cup, strained the tea, then couldn't find the tiny little saucer! We were looking everywhere for it, and the server came over and told us it probably fell into his cup of tea! Sure enough, that's where it was!! It had stuck to the strainer, then fell into the tea when the strainer was placed on top of the cup! We had to fish it out! LOL! It's hard to be proper with these things going on! You have to know my sweet husband is 6 foot 2, and 260 pounds!! Picture him perched at a little tea table on a little chair! Actually, Shakespeare's tea room has an English theme with big high back black leather chairs, they are more his style! Another chuckle, when hubby said, "wonder if they have any toothpicks!" I said, Joe, this is a tea room, they wouldn't have toothpicks!" Our friends got a kick out of all this, it was her husband's first time there too. Tea time doesn't have to be stuffy, it can be lots of fun!

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Susie said...

Sounds like a wonderful afternoon :)
It would be hard to be graceful when fishing something out of one's teacup. It's so nice you both enjoy the tearoom experiences.

ceekay said...

Your hubby gets awards for going with you. That is where my hubby draws the line. He will pay for a friend to go with me, but he won't set foot in the place. But then again, he doesn't do his hair, he combs his hair...I bet you get the picture!!!!(well, what hair is left, but ssshhhh, don't tell him I said that!)

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Awww Man!! You forgot the camera! Oh well, you'll just have to go back, lol!
Too funny about the saucer.
It IS great that you go together. Glad you used up your prize!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

that is too funny-no camera--however we got a good picture from your description. Nice picture and a fun time!!!
i love the quaint tea rooms--i went to one just called The Tea House--it was decorated in antiques and Victorian lace with wallpaper that was black with colored pansies on the wall. so cozy......

Love Bears All Things said...

Something else we have in common: Our Birthdays are both in May and we're Taurus.
I loved hearing about the visit to the tea room and seeing the show & Tell. I remember seeing this pattern somewhere. I remember a coffee service that delivered when I was growing up. My grandmother collected a cannister set for me that was white with copper tops and copper script.
By the way, we are going to be moving back to Huntsville soon. Maybe next time you visit, you can call me up and we'll go to Emma's together.
Mama Bear

Mary said...


It sounds like you had a lovely time. I think hubby and I will go to the tea room near here for brunch next Sunday. That would be a real treat.

Enjoyed your S&T on the previous post. The Aladdin teapot is gorgeous. I'm glad you were able to have some of these family pieces.

Take care and thanks so much for the comments on the handmade basket. It looks nice with the Shasta Daisies that hubby bought.

Blessings for a great week.

Alice said...

Such a fun afternoon! I once visited a tearoom that had a feminine side and a masculine side. The side for ladies was pretty and full of flowers. The side for the guys had an English huting lodge look. They served the men large sandwiches and chili bowls and I believe they might even have had beer.

Julieann said...

What a wonderful time--and bless your husband's heart!!


Betty said...

Sounds like you had a really good time. I love tea rooms, and a group from our church is going to one next month.

Lallee said...

What a perfect way for you to use your prize! And Joe helped you make a memory of the outing ;-)


La Tea Dah said...

Fun post! I can just picture Joe with his tiny teacup! What a great idea for a post --- Tea Guy!


LTD said...

I so enjoyed your funny tea time stories!!! Wish that I lived close enough to go to tea with you!!!