Friday, October 14, 2011

Travels Near And Far # 3 - Thymes Remembered

Welcome to Thymes Remembered Tea Room in Perry, Iowa.
On a beautiful summer day, I had lunch there with Kimberly Haines, a young woman from our church who is now a missionary in Mbale, Uganda. Kimberly was on sabbatical and I wanted to do something fun with her.

The tea room is really pretty.






Even the restroom is decorated (and lovely)!





Look at the swan teapot on the transferware plate. How gorgeous!


My raspberry herbal tea was served in a lovely red transferware cup.


The food was just as pretty as the surroundings. Here, strawberry soup.

Salad was served with one's choice of Vidalia Onion, Lime Onion, or Banana Onion. I chose the Lime Onion.

I had a puff pastry filled with chicken and vegetables. It was delicious!

After lunch, we walked through the gift shop.

Isn't this faux cake gorgeous?






The pastel blue plates are stunning.

A gorgeous teacup
We had a great time at Thymes Remembered Tea Room. I am also linking this party to Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage.










































15 comments:

  1. What a great place for a tea room. I keep saying that I want to do lunch at the tea room here in Hartland. Just haven't had the time. I better get a move on though!

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  2. Hi Beth, I linked up a post but it looks "wrong" - I tried several times!! I love this tea room. Your meal looked wonderful. xo

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  3. Hello Beth
    I love it when others share a tea room they've visited. This one has lots to look at and pretty yummy food judging by your photos.
    Your friend from church must have loved this outing, good choice on your part.
    In preparing for being away this weekend, I almost forgot your meme until I saw your post.
    Thanks for hosting.
    Hugs,
    Judith

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  4. I tried linking up too Beth and it seems to have worked but it's not showing!
    Love that beautiful tea room, the perfect place to share with a gal friend!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  5. would love to have you come and link with Friends Sharing Tea. I have heard about Perry for years and also a lady once came into my shop who said she worked there - quite a few years back. It might have been in a different spot then. I hope I can go there sometime - maybe if I ever get back to Des Moines - with you!

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  6. Looks like a lovely place to have lunch. How sweet of you to treat your missionary friend! I'm sure she loved it!

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  7. How charming! That cake looks SO real!

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  8. What a charming place to drift into. Wish I got out so I could show off some of our places around here. Sadly the tearooms that were so popular 15 years ago are now a thing of the past here.

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  9. O what an elegant and fascinating place! I would be savouring everything here! The atmosphere must be wonderful!

    I am having trouble linking up! The InLinkz keeps telling me that I am linked but there is no sign of it! Don't know what's wrong!

    Here is the link anyway!
    http://mornpendaily.blogspot.com/2011/10/garden-face.html

    Thanks so much!

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  10. This is an amazing tea room, so many gorgeous things.

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  11. That's a very lovely tea room! What a nice place to have lunch. :)

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  12. Oh no! I was going to link and forgot all about it and you are close. Here is what I was going to enter. http://christineshomeandtraveladventures.blogspot.com/2011/10/ashley-river-in-charleston-sc.html
    What an adorable and charming tea room. I wish we had one here....Christine

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  13. Hello dear Beth,
    What a lovely tea room and how fun to treat a friend to a special outing. I'm sure she really appreciated it. Everything looks wonderful from the china to the food. The faux cake is so pretty! Thank you for sharing it with us. I was going to link up to your party this month but I was away on the weekend. Maybe next time.

    Blessings and hugs,
    Sandi

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  14. Hi Beth,
    This looks like a absolute favorite place. Love the food and the tea sets are beautiful.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  15. Beth,
    What a beautiful tea room!! You know it is just my style!!
    Everything looks so pretty and so yummy!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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