August: Tea and Art Show

We are very excited about our formal tea, art show, and sale to be held on Sunday, August 31st. Renowned artist Deborah Emerick in collaboration with Sweet Shalom, will exhibit exquisite mosaic trays, tables, frames and more. Each piece is a one of a kind and created from our own tea house china. Often china becomes chipped, or horrors, even shattered, and our well-loved pieces can no longer grace our tables. However, we still love them and now they live on as repurpose items of beauty. The showing will be on the lawn and browsing will begin at 3:00 and finish at 7:00. At 3:30 we will break for a formal tea. During tea there will be a brief talk on the History of Mosaic Art.

Date: August 31st 3:00 PM

Cost: $21.95 for Formal Tea

Please call early for reservations as this is a one-time event and seating is limited. 419-297-9919

June: Fanciful Garden Tea Party

An Old Fashioned Tea on the Lawn with Renee Walton

Fancy a tea on the lawn? You are invited to join us on Tuesday, June 24th at 6:30pm for a delightful evening garden party. There will be an exemplary buffet of delicious and beautifully presented delicacies, live music and genteel, world-renowned, storyteller Renee Walton. Mrs. Walton has practiced the art of storytelling for over 30 years, and has been featured in Country Living Magazine. If you love men in top hats and ladies in flowing dresses wearing exquisite millinery, you will enjoy this event. This tea is being held as a fund raiser for the American Association of University Women (AAUW) the nation’s leading voice in promoting equity and education for women and girls. Founded in 1881, AAUW members address fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic, and political. This is a worthy organization.

Date: Tuesday, June 24th at 6:30pm

Cost: $40.00 (Profits will go to the AAUW)

Please call 419-297-9919 for reservations.

May: Tea & Crumpets

Who hasn’t heard of “tea and crumpets”? We all have, right? But how many have had warm homemade crumpets with creamy butter and homemade jam?  This essentially English comfort food has been around for at least a few hundred years.  Over that time, the crumpet has come to represent coziness, warmth, home and hearthside, the tea table loaded down with nice things… because where crumpets are, tea is usually not far behind… These spongy, cratered little savory cakes are meant to be toasted, slathered with butter and warm jam that melts into the little holes, creating an addictively tasty tea treat. Crispy on the outside and soft and moist in the middle…a crumpet is something special.

As author Margaret Johnson would say, all “you curious armchair travelers, nostalgic food excursionists and inventive home entertainers” take note. On May 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM Chef Krissy is offering a culinary workshop on the art of making these little gems. So, grab your apron and hurry to the tea room to join in the fun.  Bring a friend to share in this unique culinary adventure, and be prepared for hands on participation.  Are your taste buds ready? Nothing surpasses homemade crumpets! A lovely chat time with steaming tea and your own, expertly made, crumpets with butter & homemade jam will conclude the workshop. And remember, workshop gift certificates make very nice Mother’s Day presents.

Date: May 14, 2014

Cost: 35.00

Class size is limited to 12 participants. All materials are provided.

Reservations are required ~ Ring us at 419-297-9919