Saturday, June 15, 2013

Making time for tea

Hello Friends! As I write this post I am sitting in my computer room, jammies on, feet in slippers, tea at my side.  My body is telling me to go to bed, but my head is still running in circles.  I am exhausted. Today was a big day. I hope this tea is decaf???

Today was my son's Kindergarten graduation! It was an exciting and emotional day! I'm so proud of him! I can't believe the year is over already. It went by too fast! I remember his first day as if it were yesterday. He's learned so much since then.

All the kids did excellent at the ceremony. They paraded in the auditorium, took the stage, and gave us a concert of a lifetime! After that, each one was presented with their diploma. It was the cutest thing ever!  There is nothing like a group of 5 and 6 year olds dressed up and singing "This Land is Your Land" and "You're a Grand Old Flag" to make your day! Truly. Nothing. Better.

But as excited as they were, there was also a bit of sadness in the air too - sadness to saying goodbye to Kindergarten, goodbye to their teacher (who we loved!) and also to each other.  The summer can be a long 3 months to a 5 year old.  John is already asking me when can he see his friends again.  We have lots of playdates to set up! : )

For over a week now I've been wanting to share with you a place that my Mom, cousin, and I went for tea.  Now is a good time.  I'm trying to decompress... This will help...

Let me show around....

Last Sunday we had afternoon tea at the cutest place called Fancy That.  And we certainly did!

Here is a picture of what the front room looks like.  Everything you see is for sale!

Every detail from the curtains to the chandelier was darling. 

This is what I called the Christmas corner!

Don't you love this adorable pink tree? The owner said she put it up at Christmas time and everyone loved it so much she decided to leave it up all year! I'm glad she did. 


I heart all these cups!

This is a vintage Lenox tea set retailing for $1200! After I read that I slowly backed away from the shelf....

The Pink Room

Ring bell for service ♥

When we were finished browsing the front room it was time for tea.  The owner escorted us to our table.  We passed this mantle and I couldn't resist snapping a picture of the bunting.  I sense a DIY in my future. 

Each setting was a different china pattern with an embroidered napkin and a jar of strawberry jam and clotted cream.

We selected a tea from the "tea menu".  The one I chose was called Paris. Obviously.

It was delicious (so much in fact I bought a tin of it to take home: ) This was the teapot it came in.  So cute, right?! I felt like I was at a little girls tea party and loving every minute of it.


After tea was served we were presented with a selection of breads, scones, finger sandwiches, and deserts. YUM!

There was so much to look at, even in the tea room.  Everything was for sale except the tea set inside this china cabinet.

There was a small note on the glass that said "mum's china - not for sale".  That made me happy.

Vintage hats


Our tea time at Fancy That was wonderful. I'm always excited to find places like this that I didn't even know existed, practically in my own backyard. Thanks to my cousin Helen for telling us about it. ♥
It was also a pleasant reminder of how nice it is to slow things down a bit and just enjoy the moment.  Weather it be a simple cup of tea or something bigger.  There is no rush.  I needed that this week.  We spend so much of our time rushing around from here to there and then suddenly time has passed - right when we least expected it.  I must do something about this.  I'm working on it. 

Ok, feeling a bit better now.  Off to bed I go.  Have a wonderful Saturday!

PS - Make time for tea... xo

1 comment:

  1. Hi Danielle
    Love the photos - especially the PG tips tea!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger