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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Victorian Tea

Hello Friends.

Recently, I took my great niece, Makayla, to Biddie's Coach House for a Victorian Tea.  Biddie's is located in Dublin, Ohio in its historic downtown. 
The present Dublin Historic District was originally part of the Virginia Military District.  The main dining room of the coach house was constructed by Cornelius Orrman in the 1830’s Over one-hundred years ago, diners and travelers were welcomed here when Mary Johnson Sells opened the Sells Hotel in this building. Under the caring hands of Aunt Mary Sells, the Sells Hotel gained a distinguished reputation for excellent service and fine meals. 
Today, it houses a quaint tea room which serves as an ideal local for bridal showers, reunions, or simply girls' day out.   On this particular day, we were celebrating Makayla's birthday.  Coma and join us.
Makayla was quick to demonstrate the proper way to sip tea or, in her case, hot chocolate.  Her teapot was filled with hot chocolate and piled high with Devonshire Cream.  She loved it!
We started out with soup.  Makayla chose cream of broccoli and I chose a cold peach soup.  It was delicious.  After the soup, trays of decadence were brought out for us to enjoy.       
The waitress was so sweet and attentive and truly made our visit special.  She even took several photos of us. 
We'd like to thank the lovely ladies of Biddie's Coach House for a perfect afternoon of girly fun. 

I will be sharing this with Mosaic Monday, Tea Time Tuesday, and Teacup Tuesday.



  1. Hi La, this is a great idea for a young lady's birthday. I am an 'old lady' and I would love this place!! lol I am sure Makayla enjoyed it very much. xo,

  2. Wow, this place looks lovely.

    Those cakes must have been delicious and I love the way Makayla sipped her chocolate with the little finger extended...what a lady. It would seen you lovely ladies had a divine time xxx

  3. That looks like lots of fun, La! My husband used to call on the restaurant when he worked for a food supply company. I have never been there myself but what a great idea for something special to do with my granddaughter! Sorry I missed everyone yesterday but I had so much to do and we had a very productive day! Stay cool!~Hugs, Patti

  4. Cute little neice. Love the pictures. I sent you an

  5. Lovely! There's nothing like a good, long tea for great girly conversation and a feeling of being totally refreshed.

  6. Looks like you both had a fun afternoon! There's a little tea room in our local antique store, it's quite busy:@)

  7. Perfect day for a perfect granddaughter and sister-in-law!! Thank you so much for taking her and showing her a wonderful time!!

  8. Hey La- Isn't afternoon tea the best? It seems to bring out the sweetness in people or atleast that is what I observed when I had my tea room. It sounds like a perfect day for 2 young ladies!
    Blessings, L

  9. oh La she is darling...
    holding that pinkie up :D
    i've been to a tea room
    only 3 times...loved it!
    looks like those 2
    beautiful young ladies
    had a great time together :D

  10. Hello La,
    oh my, that all looks so tempting. I am sure Makayla will always remember this sweet moment.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  11. Hooray for Biddies! I live very near here and finally did a Victorian Tea for my 40th birthday. It is a lovely day for everyone. So glad you had such a good day.

  12. Such a delightful tea, and an adorable photo of you and Makayla! Happy Birthday to your sweet niece!

  13. Looks like you had a wonderful birthday tea! Happy birthday darling Makayla! Your pinky finger manners are perfect for the lovely tea.

  14. Oh, this is so fantastic!!! How beautiful and your niece is darling and I'll bet she had the best time!! You just won the ice cream tag, so I will send it right out--so now you have a "party favor" from your own party!!

  15. How fun. The soups looked yummy. I bet she felt so grown up. Happy to see you too, I searched you blog for you picture the other day, you profile didn't have one. Now I know what a La looks like! Great picture, use it on your profile.

  16. One of my old bosses used to take us to a small tea house in Florida and it has such special memories. Thanks for the post and making me smile. Looks like you all had a great time.

  17. How fun! We have a couple of tea rooms near me that we love to visit...always a treat!
    I so missed finally meeting you on Saturday...hopefully we will meet you in the Fall at the next get together! Stay cool this week!

  18. I love tea rooms and what fun you and Makayla had. Precious memories for you both. Happy Tea Day!

  19. How very sweet. I love going to Tea rooms, and you had such a lovely companion.

    Jocelyn @

  20. A lovely tea...made me hungry just reading about it...and I just finished my afternoon tea and chocolate dipped shortbread heart! Thanks for sharing!

  21. What a wonderful outing!! visiting from Martha's Teacup Tuesday....HHL

  22. You've created a sweet memory with this special tea. All the goodies look yummy.

  23. What a wonderful and fun idea...I love quaint places to stroll and enjoy a cup of tea and something petite to eat. Soup served in a heart-shaped dish - what fun. Happy Birthday to Makayla.

    Enjoy the day,

  24. That must have been a fun day!

  25. Hello La,
    How nice to have tea out with your niece. It looks like a lovely place to visit and the soup sounds delicious although I have ever tried peach soup; would love to! Thank you for sharing this with Tea Time and I wish you a delightful week.


  26. Hi: I love that picture with her pinkie up in the air. Too cute! Thank you for joining Tea Cup Tuesday. I have join you as a follower. Blessings, Martha

  27. Cold peach soup! I want to attend next time (smile). I do love tea rooms and I can see you had a lovely time there.

  28. Lucky girls! What a fabulous place to visit. The tea cup you are sharing is really lovely. Makayla's tea pot full of hot chocolate sounds divine!


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