Friday, January 6, 2012

Tea Time and the Antique Hunt

Today my mom and I ventured out on an antique hunt. If you’ve been to my mom’s blog, you probably know that this is one of our favorite ways to spend a day!

First though, we needed some sustenance for the hunt. Our first stop was for tea and lunch at The Ruby Pear. This is our favorite tea room. It’s located in a beautiful Victorian house. The tea comes out steaming in large teapots and is poured into a variety of lovely teacups. What I love the most about having tea here is that you feel like you are having tea in the home of a good friend.

Here’s the tray of delicious sweet treats we devoured!

Their service is wonderful. They encourage you to sit and talk awhile even after you are through with your tea. Isn’t it nice to see a business that’s focusing on the true meaning and relationship building of tea time? I can imagine ladies sitting together years ago sharing tea time together in their own Victorian homes.

So, you are probably wondering what we found on our great hunt! It turns out we only bought a couple of items. We’ve decided we aren’t going to buy things just to spend money (which is so easy to do!). Instead, we make sure an object really speaks to us before buying it.

These two packages of patterns definitely spoke to me. I love to collect paper items like these to use in collages. And who knows, maybe someday I’ll even take a try at making the outfits using the actual patterns!

Aren’t these two ladies so classy? They are posing on the front of an Advance pattern.

I love the look of the polka dots and plaid! I wish women still wore outfits like these. How pretty and feminine. And look at those waists!

I couldn’t resist these either! These two look ready to lead the band right off of the Simplicity pattern cover.

She's ready for a winter skating party!

Aren't they precious? So vivid and cheerful. Vintage graphics are so much richer. I can't wait to display these.


magie said...

It sounds like the perfect day out to me! I love tearooms, I do prefer them to the modern coffee houses, tearooms I think have so much more personality and warmth.
I love the polka dot dress and the red skating outfit (too cute!). We have 1940's events here, where one can actually dress up in 1940's wear, which is quite nice to do :)
Have a lovely weekend..

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Tea time with mom, what a blessed way to spend some time together! It looks fabulous. I agree that the graphics are so vivid and they just have a charm in them that seems to just put such personality into the people that were drawn. I think you are right when you say that the women's styles were so feminine. Your finds are great! Keep having fun and I will continue to look for your posts!

Shirley Hatfield said...

Wouldn't that little skater make a darling tag, outlined with red/white bakers twine and little white pompoms? Hope you don't mind if I borrow that pic to make a valentine. Lovely post! =D

Allyson said...

This all looked so fun! I love the look of vintage patterns too. Thanks for stopping by to comment on my blog. Yours is just adorable.


Cottage and Broome said...

You are right those waists were sooo tiny! I love to go for tea with my daughter too. Thanks for sharing, Laura

The Ruby Pear Tea Parlor said...

Hi Sarah! I just stumbled across your blog and found your entry on your visit to The Ruby Pear! Yay! I'm so glad you had a great time. We work so hard to be everything you said! If it's ok with you, I'd like to add your blog to links we love. Would that be ok? Thanks!

Mary Ann (owner of The Ruby Pear)

Sarah said...

Mary Ann,

I would love to be added to your links!

My mom and I love The Ruby Pear and love it when we have the opportunity to stop in. You all do such a great job!

Thanks for your visit to my blog!