Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Unexpected Tea Time

 While driving through the Sierra Mountains in California last week, I had to return
to visit the Columbia State Park.  It is in the town of Columbia, but a few blocks
have been closed to cars.  The walk down what looks like a deserted town was a delight.
In the summer tourist season the streets would be busy with visitors.
It had been a long time since I had last been here.  My children were young then
and their pictures were taken in old time clothes here. 

 What a surprise when I spotted this teahouse.
Of course I had to go in and have tea, after all it was lunch time and I was hungry.
 I loved the way the cups were sitting in wait just for each of us to share a cup of tea.
 The food was just wonderful.
On my plate were three different sandwiches, cucumber, egg salad, and chicken salad.
Plus a lovely lettuce salad.
The tea in my cup was Paris and very good.
 Do you see the smile on my face?
A happy tea lady was about to partake in a delicious tea time.
On the menu were macarons.
The flavor of the day was lavender.
I must say their baker did a wonderful job making them,
they were delicious.

If you ever find yourself in the California Sierra's,
I can highly recommend having tea at Columbia Kate's Teahouse.
Across the street they have their own bakery where everything is made
fresh for the teahouse.
They also have a boutique nearby.
You can find them online at www.columbiakates.com

Unexpected tea times are the very best.


Bernideen said...

Oh what a wonderful time and I agree - the food looks yummy. I am sure they were honored to have a tea expert in their establishment!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

The food does look wonderful, Marilyn! How lovely to stumble upon the Tea Room.


Adrienne said...

You look right at home in that cute, little place. I love the mismatched cups and saucers. The food looks wonderful!

Jeanie said...

Your time in Columbia looks like time well spent! And only you would find such a charming tea house. The smile on your face says it all. What a time you have been having!

Lorrie said...

What a bit of serendipity that you enjoyed to the full! Love those macarons.

Margie said...

What a lovely tearoom! Now I want one of their teacup and saucer holders!

Laura Morrigan said...

I love lavender macarons! It all looks very picturesque and lovely!

Lisa said...

What fun to see my local tea place on your blog! We have a cabin not far away (in Arnold) and Columbia Kate's is one of my favorite places to indulge! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Isn't it charming?

Mary said...

You certainly look content and lovely in that pic Marilyn. Hopefully you don't have to wear the collar any longer and your pain is gone dear.
What an interesting town - love looking around places like that and learning the history of the place.

Hugs - Mary

Rosemary said...

How perfectly delightful to just happen across a tea room! Looks like a great place!