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.
Hello my name is Wanda and I am a Wife..Mother of two grown sons & Grandmother to four sweet boys & two Granddaughters and one Great Grandson. I love anything Victorian..pink..& lacy.
Decorating is my passion along with collecting antiques & searching for Romantic finds everywhere I go.
We have just recently Retired and plan to spend our Winter months at our Park Model Vacation Home in Arizona.
I have started a new Blog and I will be sharing the progress of the renovations we are planning to do to make it our Home away from Home.
My Sweetheart & I have one puppy named Sweetpea and he keeps us active walking three times a day.
We relocated to a small Seaside town of 3000 people in 2015 and are enjoying the small town life. Life is so much easier but I have to keep reminding myself while out treasure hunting that I now have limited space so I had better LOVE the pieces I drag home!