Sunday, March 6, 2011

Tea Time

Looking for a Victorian tea house in Southern California? Visit Barbara's Tea House for a treat.
My friend, Karen, at Barbara's Tea House
My friend, Karen, has a birthday this week. Her husband, John, asked me awhile back if I could take Karen somewhere on Saturday, March 5th - all day. Karen loves tea and tearooms. I took her to Barbara's first for a tea from 10:00 a.m. until noon. First we were served potato soup, then quiche, then a blueberry and lemon scone. Devonshire cream, raspberry jam, and lemon curd were served along with the scone. Mmmm!
Blueberry and lemon scone with Devonshire cream
Lemon Curd
Every taste was delightful! And that was only part of it. We still had tea sandwiches, fruit, and cookies to eat.
Delicious Fruit

Cucumber Dill, Chicken, and Tomato Tea Sandwiches, Juicy Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Tasty Cookies
Of course, we brought some of it to go to snack on later. The day was fun and relaxing, and Barbara, the owner, was delightful as she set the tone for our big tea day with her huge beaming smile!
Barbara, owner of Barbara's Tea House
Barbara has many hats, flowers, vintage and tea items for sale in the gift shop.
Hats and Tea
We enjoyed a lengthy visit at Barbara's then went to a British tea shop with British teas and food for sale. I found a jar of the best lemon curd there and brought a bag of raisin scones home. After this visit we headed over to an antique shop for a bit. By 6:15 pm we pulled up to Karen's house where about 40 guests were waiting to surprise Karen for her birthday.

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4 comments:

Donnie said...

What a fun day you all had and Happy Birthday to Karen. A physician I used to work for would take me out to lunch at a fabulous tea house in Miami. It was always such a special treat and he was a great guy.

Medifast Side Effects said...

Well Karen is a very lucky lady - out for a nice day with a friend to some special sounding places and then to come home to an awesome husband who has set up a surprise party. So nice.

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