A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Teacup, Teapot and Tea Time Tuesday Birthday tea at Port Gamble Tea Room


Hi and welcome to the Tuesday Tea extravanaza of blogs saluting all things tea. I love it!  I am sharing today my birthday celebration tea last week at The Tea Room At Port Gamble, Washington, a town on the Historic Register founded on timber in 1853 and still well preserved. These photos were taken in the morning, a typical Washington coastal morning with marine layer intact, 65 degrees, which burned off later in the day.




The next photo is of the town's post office, which everyone is hoping will not be closed, and then a local bookstore, Dauntless books which has an official greeter outside.






This is the Tea Room At Port Gamble which added an evening bistro recently.



We ordered the Chocolate Tea:
CHOCOLATE HIGH TEA” $22.95 per person  
Reservations Requested
(Not served after 3:30 pm)
Variety of Tea Sandwiches:              
     Smoked Salmon with Caper Spread
     English Cucumber with Mint Butter
     Cotswold Cheese with Roma Tomatoes  
Scone
 of your choice with Devonshire Cream, Strawberry Jam &/or Lemon Curd
Orange Blossom Tea Cookie and a Truffle of your choice  Fresh Fruit Chocolate Fondue
Your Choice of Tea or French Press Coffee.

As it was my birthday...and I LOVE chocolate!


See...I DID get a teacup and teapot in this post! Although not mine....The teapot was filled with a nicely brewed and decanted Margaret's Hope Darjeeling.


We had not had tea here for almost 2 years and had forgotten just how HUGE the scones were! We ended up splitting a lemon scone and taking the cranberry pecan home which we had split and toasted with butter and jam for tea the next day.



Part of the chocolate tea was our choice of  a truffle from their selection.


We actually took half the sandwiches home and did not even have the chocolate fruit fondue which was to be our dessert as part of the tea. We were just too full! But the owner presented us with a gift certificate for the fondue and a pot of tea since we hadn't had it...which was a nice touch and very much appreciated!


It was a lovely tea on a lovely setting with great staff...the owner even sang to us...the old music hall love ballad The ABCs Of Love which starts out...
A...you're adorable,
B...you're so beautiful,
etc.
A nice birthday tea!  I am joining the following tea blogs today and others. Please visit and enjoy a cuppa with each one!
Cheers!


Wanda Lee~ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/ 
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday 
Pam~ 
http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com/ 
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday 
Wanda Lee~ 
http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee 
Donna~  
http://thehomemakingarts.blogspot.com/ 
Tuesday Tea 
Trisha~  
http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/
Tea Party Tuesday 
Lady Katherine~ 
http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/
Teatime Tuesday 
Teacup Tuesday
Martha's Favorites

20 comments:

  1. Hello Ruth! HAPPY belated Birthday to you, friend! Your day out and visit to the tea room sounds delightful! Mmmm, various scones and choclate? Can't go wrong! Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a fabulous week :)
    Shawn

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  2. Happy Birthday to you! A little late, but from my heart : )
    Your tea time looks like it was a really special treat. I am so glad you were able to go there again and enjoy it. The tea pot and tea cup are really pretty. How fab that they use really nice china to serve people.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  3. Hi Ruth: Happy Birthday! What a special treat to have tea on my birthday. It looks so good. I am so glad you had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing your special day with us. Blessings, Martha

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  4. Hello Ruth,
    Happy belated Birthday to you. What a wonderful treat to have chocolate and treats in this nice place. Thank you for sharing this delight with us. May I invite you for a tea, too?
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  5. Many Happy Birthday Wishes to You! Your birthday tea looks delicious and loads of fun! And, Chocolate! Divine! Happy Tea Day!

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  6. Good morning Ruth,
    What a wonderful place to celebrate your birthday; simply charming! I can just smell the sea air. What a fabulous time you had and the food looks delicious. Truffles; yum! The teapot and teacup are lovely and how nice they serve you with such pretties. Thank you for sharing this us and I know you had a splendid birthday.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  7. What a lovely spot for tea! Wishing you a Happy Birthday :-)

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  8. oh, I love the teacup and the teapot. Your description of the tea sounds wonderful. We are headed to Montreal today and I am hoping for a real tea. Do you think I could drag my husband?
    Fondly,
    Suz

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  9. What a marvelous Happy Birthday tea! And, that was very kind of the owner to gift you with a gift certificate for what you missed! We lost our tea room in town here in a afreak accident when the theatre being restored next to it collasped - and took the tea room with it! Praise God it was during the month that the tea room was closed in winter and no one was inside.

    Miss that place. Thanks for the virtual tea with you!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  10. Gorgeous tea cup and tea pot, I just love this! I would love to go to your house for tea, your descrption makes me want to have it in that cup! Thanks for sharing. FABBY

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  11. Happy Birthday Ruth! what a lovely place to celebrate! i love the official greeter of the dauntless books, so adorable, the tea set on the tea room is soooo lovely! the afternoon tea menu is heavenly! lovely lovely place and loving all the photos you took! x susan

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  12. What a wonderful way to celebrate you birthday.. Congratulations!!!! Looks like my kind of place ... I love those little sandwiches with the crusts off( Ha Ha)..Great menu too.... Thanks for sharing your day ...T'was lovely !!!...Hugs

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  13. What a wonderful way to spend a birthday! Love the picketed fence with the arbor - would just love that surrounding my home!!! Chocolate tea sounds perfect to me! Just imagining all the wonderful food you had has made me hungry this morning! They were very thoughtful to give you a gift certificate for what you were unable to finish- a great sign of a good hostess!
    Thank you for sharing this lovely post with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  14. Happy Birthday a bit late! It looks like a wonderful place to have tea.I always love to see tea rooms.

    Carolyn

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  15. Oh what a fun place to celebrate! GORGEOUS tea cup and pot, too -- as a bonus. although I have to admit -- give me chocolate and I'll drink my tea out of an old boot.

    Visiting from Lady Katherines -- and wishing you all the best!
    Cass

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  16. What lovely old buildings. Love the teapot too!

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  17. Oh, Happy Birthday wishes to you! You know how I feel about Port Gamble and I'm enjoying your photos and wishing I was there again! Maybe someday we can meet there for tea! Wouldn't that be fun.
    Your cup and plate are stunning. I adore the colors and the designs. Thank you for the information.
    Much love, Lady Linda

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  18. Happy belated birthday but Happy Birthday just the same!

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  19. Happy Birthday Ruth! Our birthdays are a day apart as I celebrate on the 9th of August! Close enough, right!? Enjoyed reading about your tea room adventure!
    Nancy

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