Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tearoom Travels 2005

I hope that the A Spot For Tea Journal that I have created gives you a chance to record your own favorite destinations and tearooms. I encourage you to create your own tea memories both at A Spot For Tea and while on your travels throughout the world. It will be a keepsake and one that you can look back on and smile. Retail $9.99

Standing outside the Prince of Wales Hotel
in Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario, Canada in July 2005.

Tea time at the Prince of Wales Hotel.
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Afternoon tea being served from 12:00 - 6:00pm.

Afternoon tea service.

Tammy, Helene (Tammy's mother-in-law) Sarah (Tammy's niece) and Cindy (Tammy's sister-in-law) enjoying tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel.

Tea tray from Lady Charlton's Tea Parlor.

Summer should be a time of travel and exploration. What better combination could you have but to add tea to your agenda? The summer of 2005 while on vacation I visited Lady Charlton's Tea Parlour in Willoughby, Ohio (it is no longer open). We were on our way to Buffalo, New York to visit my husband, Eric's family and I stopped off on the way and visited my friend Janet who also graduated from Magnolia and Ivy and had full afternoon tea in her lovely tearoom by Lake Erie.

While we were in New York Eric's mom, Helene, my sister-in-law, Cindy and niece, Sarah, all took me to afternoon tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel at Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada. What a treat that turned out to be!

It's always so much fun to find a wonderful new place to have tea. I have visited tearooms from the book The Great Tea Rooms of America including Lady Primrose's Thatched Cottage in Dallas (it is no longer open) and Magnolia and Ivy who have now re-opened in Americus, Georgia. I dream of visiting many other tearooms and want to someday take a trip to California and visit some of the tearooms on the west coast. I would also love to return to England and take a tea tour. It would be so much fun if we could all go on a trip together sometime and visit tearooms on the British Isles. Oh, isn't the world of tea exciting?

We all need more times of beauty and moments of teatime in our lives. Happy travels and don't forget to add teatime this summer! I'll be trying out some new places on my vacation and I promise to post pictures.

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