Monday, April 18, 2011
High Tea @ The Empress Hotel
Hello & Welcome...won't you join me for High Tea? We just returned from our week long vacation to our West Coast...Victoria, B.C. Canada. We stayed at the Empress Hotel (check out earlier posts) and attended High Tea on Friday. I will let you look around the Tea Room for a minute then talk about the china that was used.
This was the view of the Harbour outside the window we were sitting at.
We were served fresh strawberries & cream when we arrived along with our pots of tea.
The tiered stand of scones....sandwiches and dainties was then presented.
Smoked salmon, water crest, cucumber and ginger chicken finger sandwiches were so yummy!
The fresh scones with cream and strawberry jam were the best I have ever tasted...
As you can see in the photos the dainties were also beautifully presented.
The china used in the Hotel Tea Room is Royal China made by Royal Doulton. The origional pattern was made by Booth factory in Stoke-On-Trent, England in 1914. Royal Doulton purchased the Booth factory and has a special arrangement with The Empress Hotel to be produced exclusively for the Fairmont Hotel. The Empress first used this china patern on 1939 when King George and Queen Elizabeth dined at The Empress Room on their visit to Canada.
The Hotel Gift Shop sells this beautiful Sterling jewelry made from the china and my Sweet Husband suprised me with these two pieces which I will always treasure.
Thank you for joining me today. I am joining the following lovely Ladies for Tea Tuesday...Thank you for hosting Ladies.
Martha @ hhtp://www.marthasfavorites.com
Terri @ http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com
Sandi @ http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com