Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lemon Drop Tea Room





We successfully made our escape!
We left our neck of the woods for another and boy did we have fun!

It was a short run ... we left late Monday morning and returned late evening Tuesday.

Rachel is going to marry this summer ...

She is our girl ...

My friend is mom number one ...

And I am mom number two ...

Rachel adopted me some time ago ... an unexpected delight!

We talked about wedding locations, dresses, flowers, and of course food.

That was our wedding talk ...

Then we moved on to coffee shops, vintage dresses, and hmmm ... lots of other girly things!

The morning of the second day we visited an amazing coffee shop. Rachel and I love our coffee and she knew I would love this place! Everyone in the shop was having their Bible time! Cool, we thought!

We dropped Rachel off at school barely getting her there in time for class. We hugged her neck and promised to keep in touch. Did I tell you that she is absolutely darling?

Renee' (mom number 1) and I went to the damaged food store ...

Interesting ...

Beneficial ...

Prudent ...

P31 style ...

Car weighted down, we headed for home.

Renee' spotted a sign on the way home ... Lemon Drop Tea Room ...

Hmmmm ...

We kinda had other plans ...

Should we stop?

I am up for adventure ... so we got off the beaten path and headed for the Lemon Drop!

It was love at first sight!

It was decked in bright and cheery style ... every table said "welcome" ...

Finally, we found our place.

They served a sampler plate (on mismatched fine china) ...

a bit of salad,

a dainty cup of soup,

a quarter of a chicken salad sandwich on marble rye bread ...

and a potato quiche (which was new for both of us and may I say, simply out of this world!)

We finished our meal by sharing their signature dessert ... lemon cake!

"Not so into lemon cake", says I, but that one is worth repeating a little two hour trip East for. It was divine!

The Lemon Drop Tea Room is located at the end of the most amazing little strip of shops we had ever seen. Thus our three hour delay in the antique store next to the Lemon Drop.

Wish you could have seen this place! It was the cutest little shop we had ever, ever seen! We fell in love with it! It wasn't just the inventory that was so inviting, it was how they had put it all together. Have you ever seen a Romantic Homes magazine?
It was like stepping into it's pages and getting to walk around ... and touch and smell and enjoy at another dimension!

Umbrellas hung from the ceiling ...

Drawer pulls on dressers were made out of lace ...

Ideas galore!

We brought home a couple of things ... and we left so many wonderful things behind!

For next time ... I hope!

I bought a chair ... I put it in my new guest room ... if you come over to stay you can see it.

It will be a favorite for a very long time ...

There is another story about our trip that I must tell ... but it will have to wait.

The best part of the journey happened on the way home.

My friend prayed for me. Really, really prayed ... She took a long time to pray ...

And I needed that more than I needed a beautiful new, antique chair!

3 comments:

Laura said...

Oh, Cheri, this is gorgeous! I am in need of one of these escapes myself. And lemon cake? Oh, I just love it.

I'm glad you had this special time with your best girls.

Love to you,

laura

Joyful said...

I had a friend pray for me today too, and it truly was the sweetest part of my day.

Hope to one day sit in your new chair :)

Love ya,
Joy

Ana Carolina said...

Hey, how could you do this with us? Now, I can bet that everyone here wants to sit in your new chair and have a piece of this lemon cake!

It seems it was a special time! by the way, being with you is already special, so I guess the place it's just a detail.

Love, Carol.