Recently, when my friend, Debbie, came from New Jersey to visit me for a week, we spent one afternoon having tea at a lovely tea cottage not too far from the house in Hooterville. Although I had heard about the Camellia Rose Tea Cottage and seen it featured by several bloggers, this was my first time there. It did not disappoint!
Our table was by one of the windows and the window sill was filled to the brim with crystal candlesticks, silver pieces, tea pots and tea cups. So pretty!
Debbie and I both have a mutual love of pink roses so I guess it was quite fitting there was a bud vase of pink roses on our table.
The table setting was lovely…old silver, pretty rose patterned china, pressed glass water goblets, and a beautiful crocheted piece was layered over the tablecloth. An old photograph placed under the glass added vintage charm.
The selection of fresh brewed loose leaf teas at Camellia Rose is so extensive, Debbie and I had a difficult time deciding which teas we wanted to try. In the end, we sampled three different pots of tea and loved them all!
The broccoli cheddar soup, served in a tea cup, was to die for; the BEST I have EVER had!
We were served a three tier curate with tea sandwiches (on the middle tier), fresh baked blueberry scones and southern style Devon cream (on the bottom tier) and a sampling of three types of yummy little desserts (on the top tier).
Every corner of the Camellia Rose Tea Cottage is just oozing with charm.
Notice the high ceilings and gorgeous, thick crown moldings!
This feminine vintage dress was displayed in one of the windows.
Whimsical fairies hung in another window.
The gift shop/boutique offers an assortment of tea-related items for sale.
They also sell some beautiful candles, hand-made soaps and toiletries.
This crystal and silver powder duster caught my eye. It was so elegant!
Oh, hello! (Thought I’d try my hand at a self-portrait in the gift shop mirror.) Camellia Rose is located in the historic Bank of Plant City building and in this photo you can see the original tile floors that date back to 1919.
Even the Powder Room at Camellia Rose is pretty!
Afternoon tea at Camellia Rose Tea Cottage was so special. There is nothing like a good cup of tea shared between good friends!