Tex here, fresh off of a long weekend at the ranch. Normally, that would be a good thing, except this time I came back with a nasty cold. SO not fun.
However, that doesn't mean I didn't have fun while I was there. At least, before said cold settled in. Saturday I had the great pleasure of joining my sister-in-law and two of her friends for afternoon tea.
In the small Texas town of Columbus, there is a quaint little bed and breakfast called Prairie Street Heritage House that serves afternoon tea on the second Saturday of the month.
The picture doesn't do it justice, but this house was built in the 1860's and has been beautifully restored. Just sitting on a rocking chair on the porch was a treat.
Inside, though, the real treat awaited.
This was our table.
I just love all the beautiful dishes.
Even the tea trivets were elegant.
Finally, we sat down to see what was in store for us.
Good thing I only had half a sandwich for lunch.
There was fresh-made clotted cream, lemon curd and peach preserves for our scones.
Now you all know that I'm a big tea drinker, but let me tell you, sipping out of a cup like this is so much more fun than that big ol' mug I tote around at home.
I just love this.
Couldn't agree more.
Naturally, I had to get a close up pic of the desserts.
So cute and tasty. That cream cheese brownie was about as rich and decadent as anything I've ever put in my mouth. Good thing the portions were small.
All and all a definitively delightful afternoon. So much so that we're already planning our return. I'm thinking this place will be pretty spectacular in December.
In the meantime, pass me the chicken soup because this cold has GOT to go.