How swiftly the days pass – especially when long awaited for get-aways come and go in a trice!
This, alas, is the tale told regarding our little weekend in Lancaster County – the heart of America’s Amish Country, chock full of quaint little towns and villages, country cooking, antique shops, horse and buggies, and bed and breakfast inns.
Speaking of the latter . . .
We stayed at the Lovelace Manor Bed & Breakfast.
Built in 1882, the imposing front doors opened into a majestic entryway,
startling one with the magnificent floor to ceiling mirror at the end of the hall framed in gold and marble.
Here was the ideal setting for teatime. But, my choices for precisely where within the setting that I might take my tea was daunting! So many lovely spots to choose from!
I could take my tea out of doors – on the wicker furnishings of the generous wrap around porch . . .
Or, perhaps in the garden where the restful sounds of the trickling fountain would add to the soothing nature of the tea . . .
But, indoors there were such vintage wonders to engage the eyes while I sipped! There’s the parlor to the right of the front entrance with the grand fireplace featuring the original coal heating grates rather than wood burning design . . .
But, to the left was an inviting blue parlor with proper Victorian furnishings and a plethora of vintage family photographs to engage the mind with wonder of former generations – perhaps taking tea in that very room!
Of course, I might retire to our room in the corner chair by a sunlit window, filtered by lush green branches heavy with end of summer leaves beckoning to come to the quiet with tea and book.
But, of course, the dining room would provide an elegant setting, as you see it in all its morning glory for breakfast . . .
Lorded over by an imposing fireplace decked with stunning Art Deco candlesticks and crystal chandelier . . .
A battery of display cups and saucers on the shelf . . .
And, a delightful collection of bird bells – in case I need to ring for more tea . . .
Yes – this is where I would be served tea in the most elegant of house serving pots!
The shade of blue was completely enchanting! I loved the pattern and the elegant elongated shape – so fluid! I found where these beauties were kept for guests in the pantry area, along with another stunner of a pot . . .
Another incredible shade of blue that I don’t often come across! I was mesmerized by the color and unique nature of the pot’s styling. On a shelf all together, with complementary white ware, this was a delightful arrangement.
I felt the honored guest drinking from such loveliness.
There would be more exciting and eclectic tea finds over the weekend in our antiquing adventures!
Dare I tease you and tell you – it’s blue . . .
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