July 16th Special Event – Second Annual Old Fashioned Pie Contest

Our pie contest last year was an amazing success and many of our guests asked us to make the contest an annual event. Well, your wish is our command! Join us for tea and pie tasting on Sunday July 16th at 12:00 noon for our Glamping Tea, and, if you wish, you may enter this years contest with your best dessert pie. No pot pies please. If you love pie, call Sara for all the details at 419-297-9919.

1st Prize:

A Beautiful Vintage Inspired Apron & $25.00 giſt Voucher

2nd Prize:

A Lovely Ceramic Pie Plate & $20.00 Giſt Voucher

3rd Prize:

A Vintage Silver Pie Server & $15.00 Giſt Voucher

Peoples Choice:

An Award Certificate Suitable for Framing & $10.00 Giſt Voucher

June 25th Special Event – Miz Samantha’s Southern Belle Sweet Tea

Nothing in the South is more traditional than tea on the lawn. A slow and relaxed meal with tall glasses of iced tea in the midst of the hum of bees and the chirp of birdsong, with the golden sun gleaming on June’s fragrant roses. Allow us to serve you in the finest manner, with Southern hospitality and sumptuous comfort foods. Join us as we partake of Chef Krissy’s finest cuisine, including:

  • Warm from the oven Peachy Scones with Sweet Bourbon Glaze,
  • Garden Salad with Homemade Cornbread Croutons and Dressing,
  • Strawberry Chicken Tea Sandwiches,
  • Cucumber Tea Sandwiches,
  • Fried Green Tomatoes with Remoulade,
  • Watermelon, Feta and Blackberry Skewers,
  • Traditional Southern Tea Cakes,
  • Pecan Pound Cake,
  • Coconut Cream Cake with Fresh Strawberries,
  • Served with Specialty Iced Teas including: Iced Raspberry Herbal, Iced Selah, Iced Strawberry Kiwi with Strawberry Garnish, Iced Green Coconut Lemon, and Iced Midsummer Peach .

If you are so inclined you are welcome to grab your parasol, don your best hoop skirt and most gorgeous hat!

By Reservation Only

Sunday, June 25th
Two Seatings: 11:00 until 1:00 & 2:30 until 4:30

Chef’s Corner

Greetings, Tea Friends! this is the first official entry in the Chef’s Corner, where we will occasionally dedicate a corner of our newsletter to thoughts and things from the kitchen. I may share a recipe with you, some handy tricks and tips, or just a few thoughts for rumination with my fellow food and tea lovers. If you have a question or tip you’d like to see in this space, please let us know! I’d love to give you all a chance to peek behind the curtain, or fix that florentine with more confidence. Without further ado, let’s get to it!

September Special Event

September Special Event

On Sunday, September 13th at 12 o’ clock noon, we will be hosting a fund raising tea for the Sylvania Library and commemorating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Emma.

Meet us at Toledo Lucas County Library, Sylvania Branch at 12 o’ clock and settle back to view the film, Emma, staring Gwyneth Paltrow. Afterwards we will gather for a Regency style tea, stepping back in time, to a slower paced more gentle era. We look forward to seeing you there.
By Reservation

Hang on to Your Hats

For generations hats were a necessity for all men and women. One would no more leave the house without a hat than leave without shoes. Now hats are returning to the list of must-have accessories. In some areas hat sales have gone up thirty percent since 2009. That is 6.3 billion dollars spent annually on hats this year. The hat is the ‘it’ accessory du jour.

Let us inspire you…
•Friday April 10th ~ Hat Contest with prizes for each hat voted most extravagant, most historic and most whimsical
•Friday April 17th ~ Hat’s Through the Generations Hat Show
•Sunday April 19th ~ Hat Fashion Show with Hat Ladies Rebecca Ott and Marie Garlic
•Sunday April 12th ~ Hats Though the Generations Hat Show
•Friday April 24th ~ Hat Contest with prizes for each hat voted most extravagant, most historic and most whimsical
•Sunday April 26th ~ Hat Fashion Show with Hat Ladies Rebecca Ott and Marie Garlic

Sit and Sip Days Now Require Reservation

Sit and Sip Days Now Require Reservation

Reservations are required and our menu is a la carte. Enjoy homemade scones, sandwiches, pastries and tea. This is a day to pause and refresh at your leisure. Bring a friend, your knitting, a good book, or your whole book club and enjoy tea in a cozy and casual atmosphere.  Free Wi-Fi!  Come on in and sip awhile.

Learn more about Sit and Sip Days