Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Chic Day!

Have y'all missed me! I have missed you! Very much. Looking forward to blogging more in the future. :-)

Today I am participating in Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan of "Between Naps on the Porch". Thank you Susan for hosting! After reading my post, stop by her blog to see more Tablescape posts. Many beautiful ideas there!

Wed the 11th, being Veterans Day (Veterans and those currently serving in our armed forces, thank you so much for your service to our country.) school was out. DD and I had a long awaited "Chick Day" planned. We were going to watch
Sense and Sensibility (the PBS one with Hugh Grant...), but somehow we watched Spiderwick. I guess you could make that a "Chick Flick" if you use your imagination hard enough. LOL! Then we went on a bike ride. That was fun and we had the perfect weather for it.

Now our "Chick Days" always involve going to a Tea Room. DD and I just love Miss Rosemarie's Tea Room in Hoover, Alabama.

And I thought, "I will get photos of the Table Scapes as well, and I will participate in Susan's Tablescape Thursday!"

Miss Rosemarie's tables are always beautiful! Lovely china, some matching, some not.

She has shelves of teapots, tea cups, teas (many her own blends),  cookbooks and other wares for sale all about the tearoom.

DD is hungry! Looking forward to FOOD!

Most of the tables are antiques or vintage.
She has a layer of glass over all of them to protect the finish.

Each table also has a Mint Julip cup with roses. Very pretty.

The tea of the day is Orange Spice! Only served this time of year. It is wonderful!

DD got a tall glass of Sweet Iced Blackrasberry Tea. It is so good!

DD ordered Roast Beef with Tomato Basil Soup.

I ordered quiche, crab crapes, salad and a cup of mushroom soup. YUM!

I love Miss Rosemarie's soups. And I love how it is served in this lovely tea cup!

No more pictures mom!!! (She cleaned her plate and bowl!)

I had a Walnut Maple Scone for dessert,
but it jumped into my tummy before I could take a photo! ;-)

I just love all these tea sets.

Don't forget to stop by Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch, to see more table scape posts or to participate yourself!

And if you are ever in the Hoover/Birmingham Alabama area, go by Miss Rosemarie's tea room. You will not be disappointed.

A kewl thing I forgot to mention about Miss Rosemarie's Tea Room is, if you are wearing dark clothes you get a black linen napkin. If you are wearing light colored clothes you get a white linen napkin. Reason? Lint that the napkin leaves behind. :-) Rosemarie, who usually wears dark slacks or skirt, told me once that she always hated going into a restaurant, place a white linen napkin on her lap and have the lint on her clothes the rest of the day. And the black napkins do the same thing to lighter clothing. So she keeps plenty of both. Great idea!


Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

I love tea rooms! This looks so fun & just plain ole pretty! ☺

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is my kind of place. Mushroom soup is my favorite...crab...mmm. I almost want to make a trip just to eat! Sue

Kate Bagley said...

This looks so tasty! I am going to have to check it out! Thanks for sharing.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love tea rooms!! I'm very sentimental about them since I used to go to tea rooms for lunch with my grandmother.

Great photos of your visit to this one. Beautiful!

Rachel said...

I have never seen Miss Rosemaries!! I'm going to have to figure out where that is...looks like lots of fun!!

jeanne said...

Melissa, your post is awesome and I so enjoyed every word. The tablscape is so sweet. who says dishes have to match. Your chick dat sounds like I wish I was there too. I haven't heard of that movie. I will have to check it out. The tea room is lovely. I love the teacups and everything in your photos. The food looks delish, and pretty too. I know you had fun.

I am so sorry about DD's little bird. Birds are pretty fragile. My sister lost hers from a horrible lightening and thunder storm. She had a heart attack. Who knew.
My sympathies for

Thanks for your vist today.

Hugs, Jeanne

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Melissa!

I LOVE tearooms! What a fun thing to do with your daughter. Looks like you had a great time & lots of eye candy while you dined.

Hugs, Sherry

PS my sympathy to DD & family on the loss of Candie. It takes me back to my little bird, PeddieBoo, and my Grandma's bird Peter. They are treasured memories.