Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Visit to the Tea Room

This past weekend my friend Cheryl and her daughter invited my daughter and me to accompany them to a local Tea Room. Shady Gables Tea Room & Shoppe has been owned and operated by Reba Starling-Silvey since 2000. Reba has been featured in a couple local magazines and has a great talent for designing rooms.

Shady Gables located in a beautiful old Missouri farm house.

The house is surrounded by lovely gardens.

Sweet little teapot birdhouse!

Inside were lots of little rooms and cubbies for relaxing and sipping tea.

Upstairs was a special room for little princess tea parties, all dressed in pink and purple frou-frou for little girls.
Check out the slip covers on these chairs. They were used throughout and guess what they cover? Ordinary white PVC patio chairs! I asked for the pattern but Reba was on vacation, so I will inquire again later.

Downstairs, there was even a dress-up porch for the BIG girls! Lots of vintage hats, shawls and gloves to choose from.
I told you it was for BIG girls!
Don't our daughters look lovely?
Here we are, in proper attire, at our table. Each seatback was draped with a fur stole for added glamour.
The teahouse boasts hundreds of flavors and many types of teas. We each chose a pot: Blueberry, Lady Grey, Holiday Spice, Italian Amaretto. Notice the little "lemon slice" drip catchers on the spouts. Clever!

Our tray of fresh fruit and petite fours arrived and, believe it our not, was quite filling after a pot of tea!

There was alot to look at and lots of goodies for sale.

We really had a nice day at the Tea Room and will definitely be returning soon! Thanks for inviting us, Cheryl!

On a side note, stop over to see what Priscila's got in the works for a new on-line shop at Casa Bella Chic. She has a talent for decorating and transforming old vintage items into objects of art!


Emily said...

Looks like such a fun day!!



What a fun day you had with your friends!! I love Tea Parties and you all look lovely!!
I'll be showing the new doors pretty soon...
Deb :)