Sunday, September 16, 2018
Miss Minerva's Tearoom
It's so lovely when my husband surprises me with an afternoon of something I enjoy. He really knows my heart and asked if I would like a ride to Culpeper and visit Miss Minerva's Tearoom. We had the afternoon to ourselves and headed out to take a drive into the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains.
It's always peaceful and serene to drive toward the mountains into rural areas. Our sweet little town is no longer little and I find I always breathe deeper as we travel down the highway to a place that is full of farms and fields.
The newly baled hay is waiting along the edge of this farm for the livestock to eat in the coming months.
The last time we were in Culpeper Miss Minerva's was closed, but today we called ahead and were happy to know they would be waiting for us.
Here is Miss Minerva's Tearoom. Isn't it darling? Love the lace curtains at the window.
After we were seated and reviewed the menu we decided to order the Full English Tea. I then wanted to thank Miss Minerva for her hospitality. She has jewelry and hats if you wish to dress more appropriately.
The kind hostess then brought us the most wonderful tea sandwiches and scones along with clotted cream and strawberry jam and sweet little desserts to have along with our tea. Grayden (the chocoholic) ordered the Mayan Cacao tea and I got a pot of Cream Irish Breakfast tea. Everything was delicious and baked by the owner.
We ate every bite, except the little chocolate muffins which were bagged for us to take home and enjoy!
There is a small gift shop that offers teapots and cups and saucers and teas inside of the tearoom.
After finishing our tea we wanted to take a walk around the shops that surround Miss Minerva's. All kinds of cute boutiques and antique shops are available to tempt.
It was really hard not to buy more of the Beatrix Potter figurines! The prices were not bad, but my windowsill is full!
In another very unique shop we spied these very unusual lamps! Grayden was fascinated by them.
The shopkeeper told us they were made by a local man who called them his junk lamps!
The creativity of man never ceases to amaze me!
Culpeper is such a sweet little town, but we are reminded that it is growing as well.
I've mentioned these LOVE signs before. It's the Virginia tourism slogan--Virginia is for Lovers. These signs can be spotted all over our state.
In one of the shops I saw this cabinet door painted with Piglet and Pooh's quote. It's a favorite of mine. A perfect quote to sum up our afternoon. ♥