Tuesday Tea Time

I'm joining in on Barb of Grits and Glamour Tea Time Tuesday, go here for lots more inspiration. While we were on vacation we took our granddaughter to her first tea room, I'm sharing this sweet experience with you!
Elisabeth and KK going into the beautiful yellow Victorian Lulu's Tea Room, Powell, TN (suburb of Knoxville, TN)
Elisabeth enjoys her first visit to a tea room with KK and Pop-Pop.
He had chicken quiche with pecan crust topping,
tomato basil soup and deviled eggs.

My Tiered Afternoon Tea had delicious chicken dried cranberry
salad and egg salad sandwiches. The top plate holds strawberry
bread and chocolate chip muffins
Elisabeth had grilled cheese and fresh fruit

and, raspberry tea!

My hot strawberry tea was served is this darling little tea pot!
I so hoped they sold them, but they didn't :-(
This luscious strawberry coconut cake was sooo delicious!
By coincidence, when I read blogs that night, Kim at Daisy Cottage had
this recipe featured on her blog! Click here for the recipe.

Raggedy Ann also attended tea with us
because Elisabeth wore her Raggedy Ann dress we gave her!

Elisabeth's lunch was served on a heart shaped plate, which matched the hearts on her dress!
I love the sign under the mantel!
"A shoe can change your life.... Cinderella!"

Elisabeth loved the flowers in the tea pot vase, she finally took them out!
This is the room we dined in, we sat at this table (this was taken after we ate.)
We were right next to the mantle.

Upstairs was the Butterfly room for children's birthdays parties
Elisabeth will be three in August, if I lived there I would
host her birthday party there!

They had dress-up clothes and hats in the Butterfly Room
I tried to get Elisabeth to wear a hat, but she wouldn't!

Another room upstairs is the Elvis Room for birthday parties!
The heart shaped mirror is so "Elvis!"

More of the Elvis Room.

Little Lulu memorabilia. Do you remember the Little Lulu cartoons?
I can't remember her boyfriend's name, can you?
I hope you enjoyed seeing Lulu's Tea Room! To see more of Lulu's Tea Room go to Nancy's Southern Lady's blog here, I discovered she posted about it back in April. She also has the strawberry coconut cake recipe posted on her blog.

Have a happy day!
God Bless.



Liz said...

What a sweet memory! And a lovely tea to boot! Thanks for taking us along.

printersdevil said...

What a great excursion for all of you. TFS

ellen b said...

Oh what fun! Lulu's looks like such a great place for tea! Love it. How fun to enjoy it with your granddaughter!!

ceekay said...

That was so sweet and I loved that her plate matched her dress and Annie was there too!

Connie said...

What a cutie you've got there, honey. I think the strawberry coconut cake would be wonderful also, sugar, as my favorite is coconut cake!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

What a sweetie pie your little Elisabeth is! Thank you for sharing this tea house experience. I love seeing tea houses from different parts of the country.

kate said...

Katherine, I think it is so great to pass on the Tea tradition. My oldest (26) is also a tea lover, I hope in part to me passing on the tradition. The strawberry or rasp. cake looked wonderful!!
Best to you

A Hint of Home said...

She's adorable and her outfit is so cute. Looks like you all had so much fun.
Yes, Tom got double presents, of course.
Jonas is learning the National Anthem, as Tom practices for the 23rd. It's so cute. He does well.
Tell Joe hi!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Katherine, what a sweet place to visit and oh, the memories! Everything looks so lovely and the food looks totally delicious. Thanks for sharing.


marty39 said...

What a lovely time with your granddaughter and such sweet memories. Hugs, Marty

Rhondi said...

Hi Katherine
What a fun time you had. That is such a cute place to take a grand daughter for tea. I like how you used your cloches too!
((hugs)) Rhondi

Love Bears All Things said...

I've been talking about taking Princess to tea. I think Daughter and I are going to create a tea for her Brownie troop this summer and teach them some etiquette.

I love that blue and white tea pot. It would look good in my kitchen.
I know you enjoyed this outing with your granddaughter.

I'm not sure about LuLu's boyfriend but it seems like it was Henry. Does that ring a bell with anyone?
Mama Bear

Carrie said...

What a lovely treat for your granddaughter. She seems to have had a good time.

Kim said...

Looks like you had a fun time. I have never been to a tea room. I might just have to go.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a fun tearoom and delicious looking strawberry cake! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and commenting on my china. I actually got two more accessory pieces today from my sweet husband for our anniversary.

Kammy said...

Wow, what a lovely place for many personalties !
Little Elizabeth sure enjoyed herself and her outfit was so cauuute !
Hugs ~ Kammy

LTD said...

Oh, wow, love the photos of you all at the tea room. What an awesome experience for Elisabeth. Such a sweet little dress you gave her too. All of the goodies look so delicious.

Lulu's boyfriend's name is Tubby. LOL


Mary said...

Katherine, Elisabeth is a little doll! Love the pic of her sipping her tea and the two of you trying on the hats. What fun for all of you.

Mary Fran

Cascia said...

That looks like a lot of fun. I love your beautiful photos.

Adrienne said...

Oh, Miss Elizabeth is so sweet. And tea with you and your hubby will always be a special memory for her. I think you should go to visit and host(ess) a Birthday Tea in that darling childrens' tea room! I'll go with you!!!

Mary said...


What a wonderful experience for your granddaughter. I'm sure you all had a wonderful time. Love that Raggedy Ann dress and the doll.

Yes, Lulu was on tv when I was a kid. Her boyfriend's name was Tubby if I remember correctly.

Thanks so much for sharing and thank you also for your encouraging comment left for Brandon.


Melissa Miller said...

Hi Katherine, Oh how lovely! Lulu's looks wonderful to visit and the food ...incredible.
Miss Nancy also featured it recently. I know Elisabeth looks like she had a ball with you all.

Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words. You made my day and I appreciate it. You're always welcome!

I read in your profile you retired from NASA. My husband would really enjoy meeting and talking with you. He wants to work for them one day and has applied.
We'll see what the future holds.

Have a blessed week.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

prof en retraite said...

Hi Katherine...What a cute post! It looks like little Miss Elizabeth had a well as her greandparents! Thanks for sharing this fun tea room with us!...Debbie

prof en retraite said...

Ohhh...I forgot to say...I LOVE your yellow depresssion glass! You don't see very much of that! Lovely!

The Tablescaper said...

I love how little girls rise to the occasion of tea - somehow they know it's special. My girls love raspberry tea! - The Tablescaper

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Great post. Looks like you had a lot of fun.The sandwiches look so good !

Lallee said...

This had to have been soooooo special. I can't believe how Elizabeth is growing up already. The tea room looks like such a nice place.....and it made me hungry! I have the cake recipe saved. I'm determined to make it one day. Little does that bring back memories! I loved the comic and wish I had all my old ones back! Loved this post.

kate said...

Please dont forget to join in on Tea Time Tues, July 9th