Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tea for Me

Do you ever need a day away, all by yourself?
Yesterday was that day for me; so I ventured out for afternoon tea
at LaTeaDa in Tillamook, Oregon.
They gave me the perfect teacup yellow flowers of course, which started things out just right.
First course was a delicious pineapple passion fruit sorbet.
Do you think I can eat all that?
Oh my goodness, it was almost to beautiful to eat.
Really, I didn't eat dessert first, but doesn't it look yummy?
There was a lemon bar, chocolate cheesecake with a cherry on top,
strawberry rhubarb pudding, and banana cake.
The sandwiches and savories were so good.  I almost had eaten the ribbon
sandwich when I realized I needed to take a picture.
There was a sausage roll that was like a sweet sticky bun and oh so good.
Chicken curry had dried cranberries and hazelnuts on a delicious homemade bun.
Carmelized onions and a light cheese were on a poppy seed bread and rolled in nuts.
Pear and havarti cheese on raisen bread.
And finally a stacked sandwich of egg salad and bacon/lettuce/tomato.
Yes, I ate every bite and everything was delicious.
There were two large scones, a cheese and a cinnamon chip.
I brought those home and will eat them this morning with my tea.
This was the chocolate cheese cake.
Isn't it pretty?  I did bring some of the desserts home too.

While I was sitting with my tea a friend walked in with her granddaughter.
I wish I could show you her granddaughter dressed in her sparkly Dorothy outfit
with red shoes, but I forgot to ask for permission to show her here.
I just loved the presentation of her food too.
She had two peanut butter and jelly stacked sandwiches and a heart cheese sandwich,
then a cupcake with a honey bee on top. 
Double click on the pictures for a closer look. 

The tea was perfect and was definitely a special treat just for me.


GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

What a a lovely tea! The teacups with the yellow flower was perfect for you! And the assortment of tea sandwiches and desserts were wonderful. And the c little bee on the cupcake..too cute! I sure would love to visit that tea house someday. Do you remember Tilly the Tillimook Cow?

Time Traveling in Costume said...

This looks delicious, and so beautifully made! I'll have to share this with my Mom.

Nana's Elegant Afternoon Tea parties said...

Wow it all looked sooooo wonderful. What a great "girls day out". Can I ask the price of all that food? Everything on the three tier was for ONE person? Seemed like lots of food, but just lovely. Thanks for posting!!!

my cup of tea said...

Everything looks delicious and beautiful at the same time! What a wonderful afternoon!

Rosemary said...

Wow! This tea room knows how to 'do tea'! Beautiful... each little treasure looked more sumptuous than the previous delight. Oh, I would *love* to visit this tea room. Thank you for sharing!

somepinkflowers said...


why ever do i sometimes
that Life is all
about Presentation!


thanks for taking me along
i think
i Would have eaten it all....
~~sorry to say
i am NOT sorry to say~~
i Could have eaten it all...

if you know what i mean...

Trixie and Dustin of said...

Oh yummy yummy!! So glad you had your solo adventure, what a groovy gal you are! Love the different set-ups for the different teas (yours and "Dorothy's") -- bees!!! Really imaginative menu, very inspiring.

I'm going to ask Dustin to take me there next time we are in OR...
xo, Trix

Linda J. said...

What a special treat to yourself! Everything looks fabulous.

Phyllis said...

What a special "girl's day out." The tea meal looks scrumptious!

Angela McRae said...

I have had "Tea for Me" before and agree it is a great idea! I am impressed with all the offerings here ... they obviously didn't want anyone to leave hungry, and the variety is incredible!

Laurie said...

You made my mouth water Marilyn, what a great day you had. I've yet to find that perfect little get-a-way spot for myself, but you've made me want to pursue my search again!!

Anonymous said...

So happy that your girl day out was so special. The teacup and tea foods are delightful. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

....and I thought Tillamook only served cheese, lol!

What a wonderful tea - wish I could have joined you - some day hopefully.

Happy days - hugs - Mary

P.S. Each treat was just bite sized I hope!

Tracy said...

What a wonderful treat to give to yourself, Marilyn! What GORGEOUS food... I'm drooling...LOL! I'd love to try that pineapple passion fruit sorbet...mmm... A Dorothy outfit. I will have to tell my sister about that, as she would love something like that for her daughter, and probably herself too...tee-hee. Thanks for taking us along. Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Adrienne said...

Your teatime sounds (and looks!) wonderful. I've wanted to go there for tea each time we've been in Tillamook but we're usuallly there on a holiday weekend. No one in the family who was with us wanted to go to tea. Next time I'll just take myself! Maybe I'll go a day early. Just for tea.

Mark said...

That looks like a great way to kill a few hours...yummy.

parTea lady said...

What a wonderful tea and a real treat for your me time. The tea sandwiches are my favorite part and those look scrumptious.

Jeanie said...

Oh, Marilyn, if I come to Portland, can we go there? I'm salivating just at the sight of it all! What a wonderful day! I need time by myself often -- more often than I get it. One of my favorite solo times is the few days when Rick is on his long ride up north and I go to the cottage by myself. I'm always so happy, me and Mr. Gyps! How's Joy-boy, by the way?

Joy said...

Your tea repast looks so delicious but I was really captivated by the child's plate. Just adorable!