Today I got to do one of the things I really love to do. I went to tea. If any of you have been to tea before you know you are in for a delightful time with a girlfriend, or two, or maybe even a bigger group.
I, however, did something I have never done before. I went to tea ALONE! I know, collective gasp right? I had a good reason. I had a gift certificate that I had only one more day to use. I figured it would be too hard to try to get someone who could go with me at the last-minute. Plus Adam had early dismissal so I had to get him from school at 2:00PM making planning even more complicated. But after thinking about it for a while, I thought it would be great to see if I could handle going to tea alone. Every one else is with at least one other person. Then there is that weirdo with a camera and notebook sitting BY HERSELF. What’s up with that? Well I will tell you, I had a wonderful time. Pinkadilly is THE place to have tea in Fredericksburg and it’s good when you are with a friend (imaginary or real) or are alone.
I had the Princess Anne Tea.
My food consisted of spanikopita, cucumber sandwiches with dill, a roasted red pepper cream cheese sandwich on pumpernickel, white chocolate cherry scones, Devon cream and lemon curd, a strawberry oatmeal bar, pumpkin mousse, candy corn cake, a chocolate truffle and fresh grapes with sliced oranges. Oh and I drank a copious amount of Earl Gray tea.
My stomach was not the only thing getting full though. My eyes were treated to more “girly” stuff than you can imagine.
There are doilies, rosy china, teapots, bird houses, dolls, cups and saucers, framed photos and roses everywhere. Even the bathroom is adorable, but I draw the line at photographing that!!!
I could not eat all of my food even though I took about 45 minutes to eat and enjoy my surroundings, so I boxed up these leftovers.
I figured Adam would enjoy them when I picked him up. Well I’m sorry to say that 15-year-old boys who have just finished soccer practice do not get “doing tea”. He gobbled up the goodies out of the Styrofoam box in 5 minutes flat only stopping to get swigs of water out of a plastic bottle in the front seat of our Honda CR-V. Really Adam, really? Oh well, at least he wasn’t eating ALONE!
For your information:
Pinkadilly Tea is located at 303 Fauquier Street, Fredericksburg VA 22401. They are open Tuesday through Saturday 11AM until 4Pm. You may call for reservations at 540-361-1235. Their web address is http://www.pinkadillytea.com. They will be relocating to 707 Caroline Street. See their website for details.