Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Birthday at Cambridge Tea House

And I am blessed with two wonderful daughters!
They know just what their Mom would love for her birthday!
Tuesday was my eldest's day off so she arranged for the two of them, along with her MIL and me to have tea as an early birthday gift for me
 at the Cambridge Tea House in Grandview, Ohio.
(Why on such a gorgeous fall day I didn't get an outdoor shot is beyond me!)

This is such a WONDERFUL place to have lunch!


They serve traditional tea if one chooses
(3 tiered servers, perfectly brewed loose-leaf tea, tea cosies, etc.)
...but they also serve amazing regular lunches.
They have a patio to dine outside on nicer days, too.

Cambridge Tea House has a modern streamlined decor.
Choosing this tea house was a great choice for my youngest daughter
to finally "take afternoon tea" with us, as she has never really done it.

Everyone was extremely satisfied!
As you can see, the pots were sturdy and not fussy or girlie.
Our first pot (hiding in the background)
was a large bright red one holding yummy Vanilla Tea.
The second one was a small one, this one was Paris.
(Big shout out to MD from Indianapolis who gave me my first taste of it!)
Paris tastes like vanilla too but we just had to have it, is a big fav!


The red transferware mugs are English, sturdy and strong!

The food was so yummy - really fresh and delish!

Savories were all served on a tiered tray in scalloped paper cups.

Next we were served wonderful huge sweet scones!
Of course they were served with jam and cream!

The pretty red plates were a nice difference.
Usually tea time china is so delicate and pastel.



The sweets were an apple crumble and Hazelnut Chocolate Cake.
I gave them away, was too full after that huge scone!


There is a subltle and rather regal CROWN THEME
at the Cambridge Tea House!

The table's paper covering is stamped all over in red.

One can find it on the sugar bowl and on the menu, too!

My eldest daughter bought us this wonderful lunch
and also gave me this sweet mint tea and etched teaspoon gift
that she found on Etsy.

Purchased at : http://www.etsy.com/shop/lesperancedesign

"Keep Calm and Drink Tea!"

And remember this party below!



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  1. What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday! The Cambridge Tea House looks like a wonderful setting for the celebration. I'd say your daughters know you!! Great teaspoon! My mouth is watering from all the fabulous food. Happy Happy Tea Day!

  2. Love that spoon, Michele! It sounds like you had a wonderful day and they took you somewhere they knew you'd love.

  3. What a wonderful outing for your birthday Michele! I really hope I can one day go out for tea with both of our daughters like you have.
    As much as I like teacups, I too liked how this place used sturdy mugs and the food looks awesome.
    Thanks for sharing your BD tea.

  4. What a fun day! I loved seeing the pictures and when I got to the scone I nearly died. :o) They look incredible. This was definitely right up your alley. Your daughters clearly know you well!

  5. Oh I liked this post a lot. I've only been to a tea room once and it is high time to return (if only I could as it has since gone out of business).

    What a sweet gift the etched teaspoon is. You're going to really enjoy that.

  6. Hi Michele, Happy Birthday! First I want to say that you look way too young to have grown up daughters! Second, that they are thoughtful...you raised them right. I enjoyed seeing the goodies and the butterscotch scones look decadent. I have tried Paris Tea - I enjoy Harney and Sons Teas very much. Have a wonderful week and thanks for the trip to the tea room!

  7. That tea time food looks so appetising. It seems you all had a good time.

  8. Oh my, Michele, you are so blessed! What a lovely Tea, and I could hardly look at your photo's without drooling! Love the scones,they are to fight far. What a wonderful Birthday.

  9. Michele, your tea outing would have suited me to a "tea"! The food looks wonderful and the presentation was lovely too. Sometimes it's nice to enjoy a tea that is not quite so stuffy and girly. But the red transferware cup has me swooning; oh my, I do love it! So happy you shared your birthday tea outing with us at Tea Time and have a beautiful week, my friend.


  10. Hi Michele!
    Now you've gone and made me hungry!! What a lovely place...everything looks so pretty and yummy! Also, thank you for the invitation...yes, it would be SO fun to get together! We'll have to work something out soon...I need an "outing" really badly!! lol
    Hugs, Cindy

  11. What a sweet time you had with your girls! Lots of yummy here! I'm suddenly very hungry!

  12. What a perfect birthday gift for you! The food looks awesome and to be with your daughters makes it so special. Cute spoon! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Hi: What a delightful way to celebrate a birthday. The tea looks wonderful. They have a way of making them feel so special. Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us. Blessings, Martha

  14. What a lovely birthday tea - your daughters are very thoughtful. Paris is one of my favorite Harney & Sons teas, along with Hot Cinnamon Spice.

  15. Hello Michelle, Happy up and coming Birthday! Looks like you are off to a fabulous start with this treat at such a fine tea room! All the food looks divine! That transferware red tea mug looks beautiful! I have the dishes to match that!
    The tea sounds delish too! Thank you so much for sharing your celebration with us.

  16. Oh my goodness...what a perfect birthday tea! Scrumptious and fit for a queen! So glad you had a wonderful day!

  17. Wow, that is one beautiful tea party. I love everything about it. The teacups, the food looks yummy. It's a perfect time of year too.

  18. What a fun time you must have had with your daughters! How sweet for your birthday. The food looks divine and I know how much you would enjoy the tea. Happy birthday to you, Michele! Your photos turned out perfect.

  19. What a Blessing for them to take you to such a wonderful place. The food looks so delicious. Hope you have an awesome birthday!!

  20. Beautiful collection and the food looks so good!

  21. How thoughtful of your daughter! A perfect place indeed to celebrate....Christine

  22. Oh, Michele, you're making me sooooo homesick. Our first house was in Grandview and all four off our children were born there. That tea room was not there at the time. The tea delights look incredible. Those scones...oh my!! The favors of tea...so wonderful. What a special day for you, my friend!!

  23. Glad for your gorgeous b'day, Michele!
    Every Good Wish to you ...
    one more gift waiting for you at FHC ~ :))

  24. Such a great way to spend a birthday--and with some of your favorite people!

  25. Lovely pots and mugs, delicious meal, perfect teas and wonderful company...what more could you ask for in a birthday celebration?
    Happy Birthday!
    Debbie :)

  26. Hello Michele! Happy Birthday! yes, a bit late...
    I see you had a wonderful day with your daughters, and that treats...they look so yummy... I enjoy your post a lot.
    I also love your card with the mouse, so sweet!
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina

  27. Oh how fun! Our local tea house here in Dayton just closed, so there is no place to enjoy such yummies anymore. My problem is that I always want more savories than the sweets and I have to trade goodies with my tea partner. Even then, I crave more. LOL

  28. Looks like a lovely tea! I adore finding places like this and the food looks fantastic!

  29. What a wonderful way to celebrate!

    - The Tablescaper

  30. Oh I just love a good high tea Michelle ! Everything looks so delicious and I loooove that etched tea spoon that your daughter gave you. What a beautiful time you had xoxo


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