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 www.amherstrose.com
Thanks to Ingrid in Toronto, Canada for letting me use her pictures.