Afternoon tea anyone?

Cucumber sandwich perhaps? I've always loved the idea of having visitors over, sitting in the parlour on chintz settees and plumping the cushions in between pouring the tea and serving the best homemade cake. The sun would be shining through the patio doors and the birds would be singing. My guests would be Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Jessica Fletcher, Jane Austen and Margaret Atwood. I'd also invite Tom Hardy and James Norton but they'd have to be on their best behaviour.
I love watching Miss Marple films where visitors always receive afternoon tea, especially the hot, toasted crumpets! No problem or mystery is too big or complicated when the little grey cells are nourished with cake! I am just watching the actual mystery of Agatha Christie's 11 day disapperance. Good drama. I'd love to have met this amazing, clever lady.
I love the quote comparing life to tea. It is in how you make it. It's not be rushed! It is to be devoured.

I have visited some lovely local tea rooms and one of my faves is The Little Tea Room in Mapplewell. This cosy little tea room serves lovely tea and coffee and gorgeous cakes. I love their bagels the best. There is a range of savouries and sweet stuff and we are always spoilt for choice. The decor is vintage and really pretty.

I love all the pictures and signs on the walls. I always smile when I see the sign, 'Tea is a hug in a mug'. It really is.

I loved visiting Freyja's tea room for a journey into the past but unfortunately it isn't there anymore. I went for my birthday with my friends and Freyja could not do enough for us. Soon as you walked in, you were enchanted by the vintage decor and the crockery on the tables. The tea and coffee were lovely, as were the sandwiches and cakes. There were fab paintings by a local artist on the wall for sale. I remember there was a clothes boutique next door and a hairdresser that you walked through to get to the toilets. They all continued the lovely, vintage feel as the tea room.

Another lovely tea room is Brambles in Elsecar Heritage Centre. It sells tea pigs and the Super Berries is so tasty. I am a tea with milk drinking person but I am gettijg back into drinking fruit teas. It is dog friendly and has a great sign on the door! Never mind the dogs behaving, The owners have to behave too!

The cosy little tea room has flowers on every table and lovely hearts in the windows. One of my fave photos was through the window and it captures the blue sky, The decorations and the old buildings of the ironworks perfectly.

There are other little tea rooms like the lovely one in Wentworth I've already covered. There are also a few I want to visit. They are on my To Do list. One tea room is called The Countess in Wortley and we sometimes pass it on the way to Fox Valley. It looks lovely and the photos on Facebook look lovely too.

A little further afield is the beautiful tea room, Dulcie Butterfly in Boston Spa that looks gorgeous. Again, The photos on Facebook look wonderful. It holds children's tea parties and has even branched out to Gin evenings with crafting so it's definitely up my street!

This lovely tea room is on my Summer List, along with so many others. The cakes and buns look marvellous and I can't wait to sit down to their yummy afternoon tea!

Dulcie Butterfly also have their own wedding flowers and photography business. The flowers on their Facebook are beautiful. The displays and arrangements are so elegant and pretty.

I love this flower arrangement. It's just beautiful.

Even more further afield is the gorgeously vintage Dottie's tea rooms and B &B in Staithes. I love this little coastal village where Capatin Cook lived and when I go back, I'm stating here. I know a few people who have stayed and thought it was fabulous. The Facebook pictures show a little glimpse into the wonderful place.

Their food looks so lovely and the little tea room so cosy. Everything looks so vintagey! I love it!


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