Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Most Romantic Tea Room Ever!


Hello everyone,
   I am back from our holiday to the sunny south. Last week we enjoyed a trip to Florida with our 3 daughters ,3 son-in-laws and eight of our grandchildren. We all had a great time and there were some moans that we had to leave so soon by the little ones. It is hard to compete with Disney!
   One afternoon my husband and I took a little drive to Mount Dora and stumbled upon the most romantic tearoom I have ever seen . I took lots of pictures because I knew you would want to see it too!

There were several rooms to eat in and all of them had me totally captivated!


Of course I loved all the pretty china!
Beautiful linens lace and vintage clothes were displayed all throughout.

This is a separate building but still part of the tearoom.


Oh my!!!



Beautiful dresses.
Hats for you to wear! I love the ivory one just under the fairy lights.

A little garden nook if you choose to eat outdoors.
I love this cupboard with the pretty china.

It is the Garden Gate Tearoom in Mount Dora for any of you lucky enough to live in the area it is well worth the drive.
Oh! and did I forget to mention that the food was delicious too. If we go back to Florida someday this is definitely on my list.

Thank you to all of you who left such nice comments for me while I was away and to all you new followers as well- I am enjoying catching up with you. The last couple of days I have been enjoying cleaning up our garden and seeing all the promise of good things to come.

Today I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

Thank you for visiting,

Carolyn

62 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

looks beautiful, what a great stumble! How wonderful that you and your family all went on a trip together, you deserved some warmth! the warm weather and the warmth of love from being with your family!

Denise said...

Oh My!Lucky few who live in that area.Isn't that just gorgeous.What a dream!

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

That looks like a special treat you found there! So last week you were there... On Friday we were in Lakeland, a little bit south of where you were. Guess you already were on your way home.

Lots of love,

Mariette

Janie's World said...

What a beautiful and unique little tea room. They certainly have a flair for making the atmosphere so calm and lovely. Thanks for sharing.

La Table De Nana said...

How adorable..and so you..What great memories you must

have made with your family.Those are the very best of days.Happy Easter to you and yours.
Your photos make the tea room proud.

Suzann said...

I have not been to Mt Dora in about 7 years, will have to make a trip out there.
What beautiful pictures you captured!!!
Thank you for sharing!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Deanna said...

What a huge treat for sure!!!!!
d

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh My Indeed!! What a lovely place to visit and eat and drink tea. I'm glad you found it and they let you take pictures to share. It sounds like you had a wonderful family vacation. Are you sorry you came back to the weather we're having today?? I wish you and yours a very blessed Easter. Pamela

Raffaella said...

Very charming and inspiring! Happy Easter to you and yours! Hugs...

podso said...

Thanks for posting all these wonderful photos. What a great place! I was in FL the same time as you but further south. Will have to make a trip to this tea room next time I'm there! It looks so inviting. Glad spring has arrived where you are and you can garden rather than shovel snow. Have a good Easter weekend,

dotsie

Mary Ellen said...

Carolyn, what a blessing to find this gem out of the blue!!!! How fun it would be to take in each detail over a yummy cup of tea!!

Thank you so much for sharing this delightful tearoom with us!

My sister and I have always wanted to open a little tearoom- oh this just made that desire go up 100 notches!!

bee blessed
mary

Hulda said...

Oh, so wonderful! I can imagen you got a lot of inspiration when you visited all these lovely places and things. Lovely photos!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This tea room looks like Disney for grownup girls! What fun! Great photos you got. I'm glad you got away for a good time with family!

Entertaining Women said...

We just returned last week from Disney with the grandkids. Wonder if we passed each other at any point? A marvelous...totally exhausting adventure. The tea room is gorgeous...I know that you captured some wonderful ideas while there. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos. Cherry Kay

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

that tea room is soooo you! how nice you found such a treasure.

Susan said...

Oh Carolyn...Thank you so much for posting such gorgeous photos of that enchanting tea room. Sooooo lovely. Take care and pleasant dreams of your fabulous vacation. Susan

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

So pretty, will have to add it to my wish list...I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay in FL and returned home safely.

Blessings Kelsie

brandy1 said...

Beautiful Tearooms. Your photos were lovely to look at.I would love to visit a place like that.Thank you for your delightful happy blog.Kind Regards Shirley

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Oh My Goodness Carolyn, what an absolutely beautiful Tea room!! I could spend hours there just admiring all the beautiful pieces of antique furniture, dresses and china ~ they would probably have to force me "kickin' and screamin'" to leave, LOL :) And I too Love that adorable wall cabinet! I would love to have that in my home :) Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos of this Enchanting Tea Room.

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Terry said...

Oh my what a dreamy place. Thanks for sharing.

Lavender Cottage said...

Carolyn, if you were ever to have a tea room this is exactly what I'd picture yours to be like. Such a pretty place and all the cups and teapots....a bit of heaven for a tea drinker.
Thanks for sharing this with us.
Judith

clarkenvironmental said...

Hi I just started following your blog, I was surprised to see my favorite tea room on your sight! I just had my daughters 18th birthday there. I am blessed to live in Orlando. I am glad you got to experience the tea room!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Oh My! How I wish I could go there. I especially love the photo with all the pretty teacups and saucers. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

I would really love to visit here. It's just beautiful and up my alley. I would want to bring my daughters with me, too.

CIELO said...

Carolyn thanks for sharing this enchanting place... it is indeed so pretty! Your entire blog is enchanting... so very lovely. I enjoyed seeing that pic of you on the settee reading a magazine and your little one with the pearls so very cute... have a lovely rest of week...

Cielo

The Summer Porch said...

I believe there were lots of moans to leave such an amazing holiday. Words cannot describe how beautiful the tea room was. I saw a lot of things I will add to my back room stunning!
Happy Easter Carolyn,
Rosemary...XX

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What an enchanting place...thank you for sharing it with us.(-:

Ellie said...

I follow your blog, and love it. Your decorating style is perfection. Mt. Dora! WOW! I moved to Mt. Dora last year. This tea garden is truly amazing and inspiring, as your beautiful pictures depict. I am disappointed that you were here, and I didn't get to meet you, which is one of my dreams. Thanks for sharing.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

This looks like a little piece of heaven! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Best,
Gloria

Bambi said...

What a treat - I looooove it all! Terryx

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Hi Carolyne
Wow, that's a tearoom for me! I guess I would never have left this room and garden and stayed forever after :o). The strawberries look delicious.
Have a nice Easter
Alex

One Shabby Old House said...

One of my very favorite places to go. So glad that you got to experience it. It is so beautiful and such a treat.
Maybe next time you go I could meet you there.
My treat :)
Hugs
Becky

p3chandan said...

Simply beautiful and like a fairyland! The lovely decorations and colour schemes, are like peeking into another era..in the 1920's, I love it! What a tresure they have, all those vintage dresses and porcelains!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely spot, Carolyn! Sounds like you really enjoyed yourself. I love the little cupboard which holds the pretty china hanging on the wall!
How nice that you and the family were able to take a trip together! Making memories! Enjoy your weekend and Happy Easter!

Blessings,
Sandi

Beverly said...

I love Mount Dora. It has been many years since I've been there, but I know there are a lot of great places there.

I think you found a gem. Thank you for sharing.

Amanda said...

WOW! Thank you for sharing this amazing little gem with us! Your photos are gorgeous! What a fun post! I am sure I will be coming back to look over your lovely pics again and again!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Oh my indeed! How lovely! So enjoyed seeing your photos of that beautiful tearoom. Bess

Mayca said...

Wonderful place ... beautiful ... I love the clothes ... I love them!!
your blog is really beautiful and romantic
greetings from Barcelona Spain
Mayca
http://dasyallendecoracion.blogspot.com
http://elbauldelasoportunidades.blogspot.com

Alicja said...

So schöne Foto, porzelan Kleider aus ganzes Welt.Hugs, Alice

Home and Lifestyle said...

What a wonderful tea room...a wonderful place to be!!

Wish you a happy Easter! Hugs, Ingrid

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

DEAR CAROLYN I HAVE NO WORDS TO THANK YOU.THIS ROMANTIC TEA ROOM IS A DREAMMMM SO MAGICAL,I AM GOING OVER AND OVER THE PICTURES IT IS A EASTER GIFT TO ME,I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU WENT TO THIS VACATION WITH ALL YOUR FAMILY..BLESSINGS TO YOU AND HAPPY EASTER..BLESSINGS...SANDRA

June said...

What a treasure you found Carolyn. I am so glad that you would capture this for us all to enjoy with you. Oh to run a little tea room would be a dream of mine...

I can just imagine how thrilled you were to get started on the garden clean-up. I have only been out one day (just so cold and windy here) but it was just what I needed.
sending hugs...

Lana K. W. Austin said...

this is so very, very, very magical and enchanting................
just splendid--gorgeous ethereal eye candy everywhere you turned!!!!!!

Hugs,
Lana

Cindy said...

Ooooh!! What a lovely place to visit and enjoy a meal! I would love that place, too. Did you buy a new teapot while you were there?
Have a lovely Easter weekend.
Hugs, Cindy

Shirley said...

Instantly my eye found the larger Old Country Rose tea pot on the shelf. Were they all for sale? What a lovely tea room and yes, very romantic..

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Carolyn,

I have seen pics of this beautiful tea room before as my good friend, Lisa Lewis, Victoriana Lady,
http://victorianaladylisa.blogspot.com/
has been there in Florida visiting family.
Your pics are lovely and it is truly a wonderful place.
Wishing you and your family a Blessed Easter Holiday!

Hugs,
Debbie

yoli said...

wow!

Lacy said...

So pretty! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

sweetbay said...

What a beautiful tea shop! I love all of those vintage touches.

AshTreeCottage said...

So charming! I wish we had such a delightful tea room in my area. Happy Easter to you and your family.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Syspil said...

wow.Images very, very beautiful. With emotion and life. I love all. Congratulations. Kisses
sissy-atelier.blogspot.com

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

So happy to have you back from your holiday! Good to hear you had a wonderful time with your family.

That tearoom looks enchanting! There is so much to see. All that lovely china and those pretty clothes. The lady who owns it does know how to create a romantic atmosphere!

I wish you and your family a Happy Easter! Please give my love to your mother as well.

Veel lieve groetjes van Madelief

Sanna said...

Oh Carolyn, that place looks devine! I think you fit right in.

Happy Easter!
Sanna

Shabby soul said...

It looks like Wonderland!
Absolutely gorgeous, every thing!
Darling Carolyn, thank you for your lovely kind words, I needed them...
Have a wonderful Easter
Silvia

Marica said...

Fantastico! Grazie a te sogno ad occhi aperti!!!

Kiss

Marica^^

Bernideen said...

Ithought I already left a comment - but evidently not- forgive me if I have - this is the MOST beautiful tea room I have ever seen!

Carol said...

Beautiful, indeed....but I love YOURS!

Easter Blessings to you, Carolyn!

Carol

CatHerder said...

WOW...absolutely beautiful...I have been wondering what to do with our boring diningroom...and now i want to ivory shabby chic all my furniture and hang grapevines and twinkle lights...amazing!

Sarah said...

What a lovely tea room! Thanks for sharing the photos. ~ Sarah

Hélène Glehen : The Painted Rose Studio said...

Dear Carolyn,
How kind of you to share these enchanting photos.
I could not even dream that a such place could exists.
It is heaven to have tea in a such fairytale place.
I wish you and your familly a very Happy Easter.
All the best
Hélène

Sandy said...

What a beautiful tea room! I love how they display their china. Thanks for taking us along on your visit.

Eve said...

Hello ! :-)
Finely I have found the way to post a comment ! :-)
Your blog is one of the most beautiful, it make me dream... it is like to see photos of my dreams when I look at the beautiful photos that you share...

thanks a lot...