Spring by Kathryn White

Friday, June 11, 2010

Taking Tea at Tintagels

Yesterday was a mini vacation as I met with my friend K at her home to spend the day together, winding our way down scenic back roads to our favourite little Tea Room in the quaint town of Erin.
Tintagels is named after a fascinating village on the north coast of Cornwall, England, and has captured some of her british charm in its tea room decor. We both enjoyed the butternut squash soup, along with tea and scones for dessert. The scones were unlike any I have made in that they were almond flavoured, something I will definitely experiment with when I make scones next time.
After our tea room experience, we wandered down the street to visit some of the lovely shops in Erin. This shop below was truly as it states: a delight as we enjoyed talking to the shop owner and being inspired by her sharing her story.
Her pansies were stunning and showy, a sign of being well cared for:
Her window display was so lovely and inviting:

At another shop we admired the multi-coloured straw baskets and outdoor area rugs:

We also popped into the Weathervane, a lovely shop for home and garden decor: Great Beach House decor:
And Garden decor:
When we left in the morning, it was cloudy and overcast, but by the time we arrived in Erin, the sun was breaking through the clouds. This was the scene as we slowly made our way home again after enjoying a delightful day of tea, shopping and conversation. I was also given a garden tour at K's home but will save that for tomorrow. The peonies in the header are just a taste of her stunning gardens. Thank you again K for such a lovely day!

P.S. Next Friday I hope to resume FFF...will read all of yours!