Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cup and Saucer Tea

This week I join Kimmie on Tea Tuesday at the Cup N Saucer Tea Room with my friend Sally. There used to be three tea rooms in Wichita, now there is one.

The sun is definitely in the Southern hemisphere because this building is facing north. I couldn't see anything when I took this shot, not even my image in the glass or the "OP" sign.

We visited this tea room a week or so before Thanksgiving, so there was a definite autumn feel to the window display.

My friend Sally and I were quickly seated, but we had already eaten lunch and wanted only tea because she had a doctor's appointment across town about an hour after we sat down.

All I wanted was tea, so got up to take a few shots before our tea arrived.

They weren't kidding. Collectibles were everywhere.

It didn't take long for our pots of tea to arrive. I appreciated the eclectic mix of cups, saucers, and tea pots they used.

The lighting in this place was HORRIBLE, so I did the best I could by lightening the pictures in Photoshop.

I hate to say this, but

it wouldn't take me very long at all to get tired of that rose wallpaper!

I may not live in the real OZ, but I live in the land of OZ and I was off to see the Wizard while Sally insisted we buy dessert.

I guess it's only fitting that many of the stores in Wichita have images like these this time of year. One of the networks runs the show for several nights about now and US 54, which runs from east to west through Wichita, has been designated the "Yellow Brick Road."

Back to taking more photos and less jabbering.

Those blue and white dishes would go great in my kitchen! And that's the type of turkey I like to see on Thanksgiving.

More collectibles, less roses.

Oops, spoke too soon.

Back at the table, our desserts had now arrived. Sally got bread pudding with lemon cream, and I am always a sucker

for pie. Chocolate is pretty high on my list of delights, and this was made right there at the tea room. Unfortunately, we had to leave before I could finish my pie or my tea.

One last quick look around before I had to leave.

I only wish we'd had more time to enjoy

both the surroundings and

our tea.

Maybe the short time in the Cup N Saucer was for the best, though.

After all, I may never get the image of all those roses out of my head!

Happy Tea Tuesday. Please visit Kimmie for links to see what all my tea drinking friends have been up to this past week. And is it too late to say I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving?

20 thoughtful remarks:

see you there! said...

What a great place to have tea, or in your case to *order* your tea. Sorry you didn't have time to drink it and eat your pie. Loved looking at all the things on display but I agree, enough with the wall paper, LOL!


Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Great post. There were HUGE amounts of roses there. But lots of interesting nooks and crannies to visit. And the pie looked good. Happy Tea to you. xox Corrine

Marilyn Rock said...

Definitely a rose theme there - but really neat things to look at - cozy and shabby chic! Your desserts looked yummy; love chocolate pie, too! Thanks for sharing this with us! xxoo

~*~Patty S said...

Wonderfully colorful photos dear E
Thank you for taking us down the yellow brick road with you for tea...it looks like a place one could really while away the hours AND enjoy a cuppa too!
Love it!

I am hopelessly behind in blogland
Somehow I managed to post my T Tuesday post on Monday yesterday??? Not sure what's up with that hah

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

I hear you on the rose overload! But I wish I had a tea room close by to visit, roses or not. Such a lovely thing to do, to take tea. Starbucks is simply not the same!

ooglebloops said...

I'm with ya' on the roses!! But love the rest of the shop - I have one of those teacups on the old stove. I could spend a long time in there browsing.....!But I might be seeing roses in my dreams......!!!

La Dolce Vita said...

oh my... waaaay fun tea day, E! wish I could have been there too! maybe just a few toooo many roses... xx

Yvonne said...

Lovely place but I'm with you...I can do with less roses. Lots to see but most places that sell things like this are that way. You just have to go back again and again to see it all. We have one tea room in our little town, and they serve great food and desserts too. The tea is wonderful as well. Happy tea day.

Nancy said...

I have to agree, that is a lot of roses! But, it is an amazing little place :) You definitely could spend time looking around, just beautiful :) happy t day.

kimmie said...

Fun place! Someone saw that wallpaper in a sample book and thought they died and went to heaven :) .... I wonder if that rose wallpaper is at their house too .... Yikes! It sure looks like a fun place to poke around though .... And sip tea with a friend (and dessert!)

Happy Tuesday

Halle said...

Such a pretty place...the antiques...not the roses. :) I like roses...just not on everything. Heck, even little J's middle name is Rose after her great-grandma.
I'm glad you showed this place...we have a fussy little shop in my hometown that I'm definitely going to have to visit now for tea. I'll have to recruit a friend join me for fancy tea. :)

voodoo vixen said...

In the interest of keeping the one remaining tea shoppe open.... you should go have tea and pie at least once a week... but have to agree, the wallpaper might wear a bit thin on me too!! ;) Lovely tea post...

Terri Kahrs said...

Well, Miss Elizabeth! What a charming place for tea! Too bad you ran out of time to finish that delicious piece of chocolate pie. You'll just have to return for another visit! ♥ Hugs, Terri xoxo

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely. I'm completely with you - at first, the rose paper made me coo at how charming it is..but there was just too much of it!! You are a good and kind friend to take Sally to the Drs at the expense of finishing your pie and tea.

Steph said...

I would love to spend a day here too....it's a whole treasure trove of teacups and beautiful things....
Happy T to you!!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Another fun post! Looks like you could explore that tea house for days and not see everything. I thought the rose wallpaper was a bit over the top, too, especially with the matching plates!

Francesca said...

Wow, you are so talented! Am I invited to tea, I'll hop on a plane immediately. I am following you from Rome, Italy, I can learn a lot from you. I have no creativity at all. Best regards!

Spyder said...

Y'know what I'm thinking now...as i
I'm still beig pushed out of my chair as i type!...(the cat is back) I wouldhate to have to dust all those cups. I only have four hanging from hooks, only get used when parents mother in law/ comes round and they always need a rinse out first! Horse looks so much better with his ear! well, I'm standing up now...so have a great week! happy woyww

Dianne said...

i love antiques and collectibles! thanks for the visit...and the Dorothy/Wizard of Oz images always make me smile1

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Wow what an awesome place indeed, thought had already been over as remember looking but must not have had time to comment - sorry am running very late today - you do have some interesting posts above too, Shaz in oz.x