Friday, August 29, 2008
"Souvenirs" from Aunt Laura's
Yesterday my friend Beth and I made a trip to Fayetteville and enjoyed our second time of taking tea at Aunt Laura's Sweet Shoppe and Tea Room. We enjoyed the good food and service we experienced before, and "Aunt Laura's mom" asked us our review of a new finger sandwich she was serving: cream cheese with orange marmalade and pecans on dark bread. We both reported we liked it, and she seemed very pleased. Everything was quite tasty, but I was truly impressed with their homemade petits fours, which were as light and moist as you'd ever hope to eat, not the rock-hard petits fours you often get. I bought a few things in the gift shop area, a cookie and some silverplated rose teaspoons, and they came home in this sweet little bag.
You know from earlier in the week I like to collect tea room business cards (and I don't remember getting one from here before), so I tucked a business card in my purse. When I got home, I did something I wish I'd done with all the others: I wrote on the back the date and the name of my tea party friend.
Their cookies were so pretty it made me want to get out my own cookie baking supplies, and I also got these silver teaspoons that are just like some gold ones I already own. Last time I was in the shop I bought some tea, which is probably my favorite tea room "souvenir," but I also like to buy accessories like these teaspoons. In fact, my top three "tea room souvenirs" would probably be tea, accessories for the tea table, and books on tea. What are your favorite tea room souvenirs?