Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Cheryl's Cup of Tea


My sister and I share the same birthday month.
Each year we either have lunch together or tea.
Last Saturday we celebrated at Cheryl's Cup of Tea
in Oregon City, Oregon.
Normally we need to be a group of at least 4 people
to have reservations, but because there was another
group Cheryl said we could come and have tea too.
How special to have tea in this sweet little shop,
tucked in a neighborhood of historic homes.
Our tea was an English black tea, Typhoo,
made just right (just like Goldilocks would say).
Then we had a lovely salad and almond brie tart.
Followed by the three tiers of fresh fruit,
apricot scones with cream, and sandwiches
of turkey on a croissant, cucumber, and avocado wrap.
Sweets finished off the celebration with a Happy Birthday cookie,
chocolate vanilla cupcake, and lemon sorbet with blueberries.
Not in the picture was a bear that danced for us a Happy Birthday wish.
It was delightful day of tea and celebration.

Do you have special traditions for celebrating your special day?
What do you do?


Joy said...

What a fun celebration! Happy birthday season to you and to your sister, too! Enjoy.

YourTeaLife said...

How lovely. Happy Birthday!

YourTeaLife said...

How lovely. Happy Birthday!

Laurie said...

Happy birthday Marilyn, what a special way to treat yourselves. I wish there were a tea room here, went to one in Wisconsin some years ago, in an old farm house and run by monks. It was wonderful!

S. Etole said...

What a lovely way to celebrate your special day. It all looks so appealing.

Linda said...

Happy birthday month to you and your sister! Cheryl's tea shop looks so sweet - as if you are visiting her private house. The dancing bear sounds like a delightful surprise ending to your delicious tea and celebration. My birthday treat would be to go to the theatre or preferably the ballet and that is on my wishlist for later in the year.

Jeanie said...

Now THAT's Tea! Almond brie tart? Be still my heart. Looks to die for and just as beautifully served as it sounds delicious!

She is serving from a Hall Crocus teapot. So I love Cheryl!

Maria Glazacheva said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you Marilyn
Happy Birthday to you! :0)

Quelle jolie table !! MAGNIFIQUE ! j`espère que vous avait très bien passée votre anniversaire !! :0)

Et voter blog est aussi MAGNIFIQUE !!!! :0) Et maintenant je suis votre nouveau membre !! :0) Et j`esper que mon blog vous allée aimez aussi !! ;)

Bonne semaine!! :0)

xxx Maria xxx

Rosemary said...

What a lovely birthday celebration! Thank you so much for sharing this special moment! I love to celebrate my birthday at a 'new-to-me' tea room.

Bernideen said...

Happy Birthday Marilyn - and what a great celebration! It is the end of the day and looking at that afternoon tea tray is pure torture! Delicious! I am so pleased to shared this lovely time with us at Friends Sharing Tea!

Angela McRae said...

What a marvelous way to celebrate sisterly birthdays! And I must say, I may have to go back for some of those curvy little, crescent-shaped plates like the one you show. Saw some great ones over the weekend, but I couldn't imagine how I'd use them since they were missing teacups. Now I see: plop a round treat in the indentation. Brilliant!

Steph said...

:-) Wonderful! I'm with Angela - I love that gold plate that's crescent-shaped.

GardenofDaisies said...

It looks like you had a delightful and delicious birthday tea with your sister! I wish that my sisters lived close by so we could do this. And Happy Birthday to you!!

Annie said...

Happy birthday to BOTH of you.

Georgianna said...

Looks like a lovely celebration, Marilyn!

Thanks so much for your visit.


Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

What a wonderful tea experience to share with your sister. I usually go to Greentree Tearoom with friends for my birthday in nearby Lexington, KY, but we are difficulty planning a date that works this year.

Snap said...

Happy Birthday! Cheryl's Cup of Tea looks like a wonderful place to celebrate. Happy Tea Day!

relevanttealeaf said...

Cheryl's Cup of Tea looks like a fabulous tea room, with yummy food and lovely presentation. How special to have a tradition of celebrating birthdays with your sister.
Wishing you a Happy Birthday on the 15th and how fun to enjoy the days leading up to it.

La Tea Dah said...

Such a beautiful "tea" and "birthday" celebration. Being able to share it with your sister is the "frosting on the cake"!!!!