Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tea for Three and Three for Tea!

Remember that super-cute tea party invitation I showed you a few weeks ago? You know, the post where I said that I'd share photos from the tea party in a day or two? Ahh, yes, that one!

Personally, I love a Christmas tea party that is held late-January, not even on its originally scheduled date.

 
The St. James Tearoom in Albuquerque, NM

Well thank you, Fido!

I've earned a little reputation around work for getting lost, so my buddy and tea party co-planner drove me. Thank goodness - I had no idea where we were!


Everything at the St. James Tearoom is charming. Why don't we have these signs all over Albuquerque?

The tearoom is filled with elegant, intimate rooms.

We passed several cute nooks and wondered which we would be in.

This one? Nope.

We were inside the Beatrix Potter room!

 
This little dog pillow was the first thing I noticed. It was love at first sight.

Though, this kitty was pretty wonderful too!
Our little marble-topped table was set for the three of us...

...with what might just be the best tea set I've ever seen!

Yeah, we're classy.

The little details made our day!

Not to mention the menu:
St. James Tearoom
Robert Burns Tribute Menu
"Hope springs exulting on triumphant wing"

Savories
served with Margaret's Hope Traditional Black Tea
Flaky Salmon in Puff Pastry
Date & Cheddar Tart
Peking Duck Pancake
Corn Basil Pepper

Traditional Tea Sandwich
Cucumber & Radish with Herbed Cream Cheese

Scones & Bread
served with Winter Mint Rooibos Tea
Savory Bread & Bacon Pudding
St. James Traditional Cream Scone
with Lemon Curd and Clotted Cream

Sweets
served with Dragon Well Green Tea
Almond Cream with Amaretto Peaches
Chocolate Pecan Caramel Tart
Lemon Bon Bon

Marie enjoying her cup of Dragon Well Green Tea, which tasted fabulous!

Some of the food.
Oh, the food!

As our tea party was held on the 22nd of January, we made sure to toast Annie Spohr's first birthday. I love that sweet baby!

Post-tea party. You know how people who are trying to have a conversation just absolutely and completely loooove it when you randomly take their photo for the whole world to see? Yeah.

Good boy.

I can't end this post without writing about our walk back to the cars. After discussing where each of us was parked, it was decided that we had ended up in different parking lots. Person #1 insisted she walk Person #2 to their car, since they were parked on the other side of the building. Person #2, of course, insisted on accompanying Person #1 to her car, which sounded like it must be parked very far away.


All in all, we had a fun time.

And remember:
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