Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tea Parties

Last week we had the privilege of spending the week in Ohio vacationing with family. We had lots of fun activities and here are some to share for Tea Time Tuesday with Lady Katherine. I'm sure you'll enjoy going to her blog to see the lovely teas that are being shared there.

I had made reservations for a tea room I found on line: Edith Mae's Tea Room in Xenia, Ohio. My grandaughter (one of my sons' daughter), my daughter and I had a wonderful time. It is a lovely Victorian house as you can see below.

Edith Mae's Tea Room, Xenia, Ohio 2010

The front entrance

The gazebo in the side yard

The girls tried on different hats as there were many antique ones from which to choose.
I kept the same one, a beautiful cream colored, velvety material with a long lacy train. Lori's hat here was beaded all over and the owner said it too was very old. The other ladies chose pink lemonade served in a goblet and I chose hot tea. We were served lemon poppy seed bread and cinamon rolls with it.

We had beautiful china plates.

Then we were served a scrumptious lunch of chicken salad on croissants, open cumcumer sandwiches, ham and cheese bisquits, lots of wonderful fresh fruit. There were 3 kinds of desserts on top, an orange cake with whipped cream icing, deep chocolate brownies and mini cherry pastry. We had to have a to go box.

The day before, my baby sister invited us to have dinner at her house. I checked with everybody and we had that night free so I told her we could come. Little did I know it was a surprise birthday dinner for me!! And look at the cake she made me.

A Tea Birthday Cake
I will show you different sides of it so you can read the words.

Isn't the little tea set cute and the icing table cloth? There are little icing napkins. Isn't she talented?
Don't forget to leave me a comment and let me know you were here to visit.


  1. This is a lovely tea and the cake is so cute! What wonderful memories you have created with your granddaughters. I like the hats too, what fun.

    I was in Xenia many, many years ago visiting an uncle and aunt who were teachers there.

  2. Janie~so happy that you were able to have some relaxing and good times while you were here, just wish I could have been with you more! Your cake was beautiful and the tea party looked so neat! Thank you for your loving hands that served me while you were here...Love you so much!

  3. So glad you were able to make and enjoy so many fun memories! I love the cake Auntie J made and all the hats you 3 tried on at your tea part. The food and setting looked absolutely wonderful. You all took some great pictures! Love ya!

  4. Thank you very much for your visit,meeting you has been a pleasure

  5. A beautiful tea room !Looked like a wonderful time was had by all !

  6. What a lovely visit and wow, the cake is so cool! Just love a good tea!