Friday, July 23, 2010

The Amherst Rose and Tea Parlour Gift Shop

This "Painted Lady" is 165 years old and sat empty for 15 years until Mary Jane and Carl came to the rescue.
After a labor of love and much work it is now open by reservation only for tea.

Last Saturday there was a special 10 year anniversary tea party at The Amherst Rose and Tea Parlour Gift Shop at 937 Amherst Road N.E., Massillon, Ohio.  This was a group of friends that celebrate tea online at Yahoo Group, Afternoon Tea Across America.  What was fun about this tea party is that I was able to join the party for a few minutes to say hello on Skype.  Isn't technology amazing?

The other fun thing was they served my Marmalady's jam with the scones.
Mary Jane, the owner of this special shop carries Marmalady's jam in her gift shop.

I also understand the gardens are quite spectacular and Mary Jane takes a little time each day to work in the gardens.  That alone would be worth the visit. I know I would love to sit in the gardens and enjoy my tea.
The Amherst Rose serves "Dessert First "which is a miniature French Vanilla cupcake with Rosewater Frosting piped in the form of a rose served on a little plate along with a sparkling beverage.
Now who hasn't wanted to start with dessert?

Call 330-832-8502 for reservations.
You can also go online to read more about this shop at
  Thanks to Ingrid in Toronto, Canada for letting me use her pictures.


Laurie said...

What a wonderful renovation! I secretly have wanted to have a true painted lady, not a modern built replica, but a real piece of history. What a fantastic idea for a tea room!

Grandma Sue said...

Marilyn, What a beautiful Amherst Rose Tea Room. Everywhere you look is so pretty. So nice they sell your products int he gift shop. I love your Jams and Jellies. They are perfect with home baked scones, too. My colorful tea cozies brighten my kitchen counter.

PeggyR said...

I'm still hoping we can get there this year! If not next year for sure. Norm is coming home from rehab the end of the month..

tina said...

What a beautiful place! Thank you for sharing :)

tea time and roses said...

Oh Marilyn how beautiful is this lovely house of tea!:o) I would love to sit and enjoy a cup of tea here! A lovely renovation for sure.

Congratulations on your Marmalady's jams and scones being sold there, how wonderful.

Enjoy a most lovely weekend.



Deanna said...

hi Marilyn!
What a great house to enjoy while eating.

Would like to see the whole floor plan.

May you have a super week-end,

Cinner said...

What a wonderful building, and well if they serve desert first I am there for sure. take care.

Adrienne said...

What a wonderful place! I think we should put together a West Coast tour group to head that way and see it for ourselves. And wouldn't it be fun to catch up with some of our tea friends along the way?

Linda J. said...

Marilyn, Our ATAA Anniversary Celebration was wonderful at the beautiful Amherst Rose. I will continue to blog about the event next week. I enjoyed tasting your products and brought a jar of the Apricot Darjeeling Jam and the Earl Grey Jelly home with me. I can't wait to share them with my friends at afternoon tea here in KY.

Tracy said... this place, Marilyn, and serving tea... *SWOON*. Thank you for taking us along! Happy Weekend :o) ((HUGS))

koralee said...

Oh this place is adorable!! I love it...wish I could just wiggle my nose and make a wish and I would be there! xoxox

Relyn said...

Oh how very beautiful. You find the loveliest spots. They remind me of you.

Mary Jane said...

Hi Marilyn,

Thank you for your lovely thoughts and photos of The Amherst Rose. I love serving tea to all of the tea lovers who come to visit our historic home. They love your jams and I am proud to serve your wonderful products.

Thank you also to your wonderful blog readers for their kind comments. Please come for tea if you are in our area. I would enjoy meeting you and sharing a cuppa.

Marilyn, I do hope that you can visit us in Ohio in the near future. Please know that you are always welcome and there will be a special place reserved for you at the tea table.

Love and big hug to you,

Mary Jane
The Amherst Rose
and Parlour Gift Shoppe
Massillon, Ohio

Mary said...

This is such a pretty 'painted lady' and wouldn't all we romantics love to live in one too?

That 'dessert first' sounds delicious - what a nice idea. These hot days I'm skipping entrees and just have a salad - perhaps I'll treat myself just to dessert instead one day. The unbearable heat makes one do such crazy things!!!!

Hugs - Mary

Christina said...

i would like to bite into a scone with jam, at this moment. congrats on having them sold there!

i love all the pink details : )

Angela McRae said...

Just beautiful! And yes, technology IS amazing -- how fun that you were able to participate from afar!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How beautiful! Looks like such a lovely place! How neat you were able to join them by Skype!


Rosemary said...

What a very special gathering! Thanks for sharing the photos and your thoughts. Truly very special!