Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tea at Deepwood Estate

Each March my sister and I get together to celebrate our March birthdays.
Sometimes it is for lunch and sometimes for tea.
This year we decided to share a special St. Patrick's Day tea
at the Historic Deepwood Estate in Salem, Oregon.

The house is a beautiful 1894 Queen Anne Victorian home, one of the first
built in the area with electricity and indoor plumbing.
It was fun to walk through the rooms and imagine what it was like during that time.
As lovely Celtic instrumental music was played we enjoyed sharing tea.

The menu was delightful:

Irish Soda Bread with Chutney and Dubliner Cheese
Guinness Beef Stew
Salmon and Potato Cakes with Lemon Sauce
Corn Beef and Cabbage Strudel
Fresh Asparagus
Sticky Toffee Cake
Deepwood Tea with Rose Petals

A very pleasant afternoon tea.

Double click on the collage to see a closer view.

And the winner of the Salutations book is:  beth of be yourself-everyone else is taken
Beth please email me your address and the book will be on it's way.


PeggyR said...

Sounds like a fun day! Hope you had great birthdays. I have photo tagged you, please visit my blog to see how to play.

Deanna said...

God Bless you real good!!!
HaPpY HaPpy Birthday to a very special Lady!

What a neat place to celebrate your Birthday. Great fun.

May all of March be filled with Joy as it's your Birthday month.

Have a wonderful week-end,

Jeanne said...

Beautiful my lovely friend
I love all you share
I love you

Angela McRae said...

What a perfect way to spend St. Patrick's Day! Lovely!

Bernideen said...

Iso enjoyed seeing the menu selections and Happy Brithday to both of you! I meant birthday but maybe Brithday was even better!

Steph said...

Happy early (or belated?) birthday!!!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

I love the places you visit and that you "bring" us with you! this looks like such a beautiful meal, and a perfect day!

Salmon and Potato Cakes with Lemon Sauce...mmmmm!

Rita said...

Oh Marilyn, yours sounds like a very fine day and the menu so yummy. Happy B-day month.

Linda J. said...

Love the menu! What fun that you both can celebrate your birthdays together.

Adrienne said...

Thanks for sharing your tea at Deepwood - I was waiting to hear about it. The menu sounds wonderful and I know the music was a fantastic addition to your day. So glad you were able to enjoy one of my favorite places.

La Tea Dah said...

Your birthday tea was lovely --- the menu sounds delicious! How special that you and your sister have such a sweet tradition.


Pam said...

It sounds wonderful. What a great way to spend a birthday.

parTea lady said...

What a beautiful place to enjoy a Birthday tea. I love the sunroom with the classic black & white tiles. The food looks luscious, especially that sticky toffee cake. ;-)

beth said...

I did a little dance when i found out i won....thank you thank you thank you !!!!

paris parfait said...

Sounds like a lovely and special tea party! xo