Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tea Room Postcard #17 -- Latch String Tea Room (Orlando, Fla.)

When I think of Orlando, Fla., I must confess that the Latch String Tea Room is not the first thing that comes to mind. This postcard states that the tea room is "in a tropical garden," and I kinda sorta think I would have figured that out from the photo on this 1941 postcard!

The back of the card, well, I'm going to need some help with this one. "Monday a.m. #35:20 Columbus St., Orlando, Fla. Lake of the Woods, Apt. # (5?) Dearest Hollis - Oh so sweet to see (?) you. I had dinner here Sunday. ? was of ? ? source of your friends. Took us over no ? and no you but it is lovely ? - lots of my old friends something-something a party. Something night and had something supper and ..." Well, shoot, I give up. I've had it with this postcard. I can't even read the signature, and I feel right sorry for Mrs. C.L.  Carlisle, the recipient. Anyone who's good at translating old handwriting, please feel free to give it a whirl!


  1. I think it is "giving us a party" but there are some words I sure can't decipher! Neat postcard anyway.

  2. WOW. Neat card but she must have skipped the handwriting class, haha.

  3. I tried to read it too, but not any better than you. The tea room does look fascinating surrounded by the tropical plants.

  4. What a fun post card. Most of us think of Orlando as theme parks, but it was once mostly swamps.

  5. It is one of the best blog for the tea lovers.You have represented the tea and the Post cards are really cool.I Love your blog very much.Being a tea lover i enjoy it a lot.Apart from it It also has many health benefits.

  6. Hello Angela, another neat postcard, from 'Olde Time Florida!' *

    *Modern day Orlando is so, so different! It brings back such memories, thanks so much for your wonderful blog,

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