This isn't much different than a lot of tea rooms, but had some really cute items and nicely displayed. If you'll enlarge some of the photos, you'll be able to read the signs, which I myself plan to duplicate for my own home or as gifts! Unfortunately, I wasn't thinking blog and didn't get a photo of the picket fence surrounded cottage outside, nor will you see a photo of me - I'm rarely in photos as I'm always the one taking the pictures.
As an after thought, I'd like to mention why this was such a treat for me (other than the obvious reason of having a girlie day with my daughter). I'm a stay-at-home wife/grandmother, rarely go out other than groceries, family events, etc., and as a result have not made a network of friends since we moved here three and a half years ago. Don't exactly know why my life has been this way, but it is what it is and pretty much always has been this way. I'm basically just not a social person!
We're not church-goers, and I don't work (except for the occasional babysitting or housecleaning job) because we originally moved here to be near our daughter and for me to sit the boys while she worked. Now she's a stay-at-home mom who helps out with the office part of the furniture repair business that my husband is involved in, and, though I sit the boys quite often during the week, for the most part I'm on my own.
There are very few people here who know me or who I know, certainly no one who I'd call to say "hey, how about we get dressed up and go check out that new coffee shop", or "hey, how's about we go grab some Mexican and a marguerita?" I used to be able to do that with my cousin, Nancy, but she's now three hours away.
So, when I do get invited to go out, it's both a "woohoo!" moment and a "crap, I have to socialize and make conversation and what the hell will I wear?" moment. I actually fit in better with younger women like my daughter and Gail, and rarely meet women my own age - even the women in our neighborhood are busy working mothers with young children. Where are the women in the 55 or older stage, anyway? According to the blogs I read, they're either still working and getting ready to retire, or have retired and are traveling with their mate (or by themselves - hi, Lila!), or are involved with their church, so I guess it's no wonder that I never meet them!
Well, I guess this last part is a blog for another day! I'm just rambling ... thanks for stopping by!