Saturday afternoon, little girl and I took my mother- and sister-in-law to tea at the Concord Colonial Inn. Tea is something my MIL always wanted to do with my SIL when she was little, but never got the chance.
Little girl was in her dressiest dress, and wore her little white hat (and just now I'm remembering that she has white gloves she could have worn too!) The tea room is BEAUTIFUL! There were flowers on the table, and beautiful, mix-and-match place settings. While examining all the different tea cups in the room, little girl decided she wanted a cup with little rosebuds all over it. I love that she knows what she wants! I'm not much of a tea drinker, but I enjoyed the vanilla tea that I ordered for little girl, and the crimson berry that I had. The tea was the perfect temperature, and I think that's key.
Here is the food plate (with my SIL in the background):
The top plate is currant and tea-infused scones served with strawberry preserves, butter, and Devonshire cream. I don't know what Devonshire cream is, but it's really good! There were three kinds of tea sandwiches - chicken salad in filo cups, port-soaked pears with cream cheese, and cucumber, roasted red pepper, dill, and cream cheese. I particularly liked the cucumber sandwich. I wish we served more than one sandwich of each kind, though. Little girl was served pb&j finger sandwiches. Dessert was a variety of fruity and nut things, and English toffee (toffee = heavenly good!). Little girl got an ice cream sundae, but it had so much whipped cream on it, she wasn't very interested.
Overall, though, it was a great experience, and I'm glad it's something my in-laws got to do. I also have to give a shout out to Norm, the tea guy. He was so great with little girl, and really made sure she felt involved. We sniffed all the different teas, and Norm always let her sniff first. Thanks, Norm!
In knitting news - I've completed the ribbing for the bottom of little boy's wallaby, and started, frogged, and started again big boy's scarf. I'm also having a ton of fun reading people's responses to the 3-2-1 Contact Contest for the FFBE.