Saturday, March 22, 2014
Tea Room Postcard #12 -- M & O Tea Room (Gatlinburg, Tenn.)
Like a lot of southerners, I grew up going to Gatlinburg, Tenn. on family vacations. For that reason, I was intrigued when I found this vintage postcard for the M & O Tea Room and Craft Shop and The Rossmore in Gatlinburg. I like how the top of the card says "A Good Place to Rest or Play!" and "'Scrumptious' Meals - Beauty Rest Mattresses."
The back of the card is blank, and I wasn't able to find out anything about this tea room except that it was in operation around 1940 and some local weavers sold their wares here. I found another, more colorful image of this tea room on Pinterest, and you can see it here. I definitely think the colorful card is the newer one, and I'll bet the M & O served many a happy tourist in the tea room in its day.