Thursday, January 3, 2008

Tea Cups & Knitting Needles

When my husband and I were in Orange on my birthday, we came across this new tea salon there. We took a peek inside, and I was enchanted by its sweet sophistication. I immediately thought it would be a great place to take my niece Rebecca for her sixteenth birthday. So, today my sister, both my nieces, and I enjoyed a delicious lunch there. We sampled their scones, roasted tomato soup, a multi-grains salad, tea sandwiches, fruit and cheese, and petit fours - all of which were scrumptious.

These pictures don't do Paris in a Cup justice, but we were so impressed with its charm and the obvious attention to detail in all aspects of decor and food presentation. I look forward to another occasion for which we can return!

After our tea, my lovely niece (the soon-to-be 16 year old!) gave me a crash course in knitting. I was not a quick study, so I'm going to need lots of practice. But I was happy to try something new and creative. Thanks for being a good (and patient) teacher, Rebecca! I'm going to take up my knitting needles again tomorrow and try it again.

5 comments:

Mob said...

what a beautiful tea room and a lovely place to celebrate a birthday. How fun!

Lisa and Tate said...

I love finding places like that! You go girl with the knitting.... I am a knitter- it is amazing how relaxing it can be.

OziMum said...

Ooo I like it! (the restaurant & the wool!) I don't knit... I buy!

Kayce said...

How fun!! I love places like that! Happy Birthday to your niece!

wzgirl said...

Is that the yarn you're using? It is divine! Paris In a Cup? What a fun name & great discovery. Sweet.