Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A British tea in Leesburg, VA

On Labor Day I went apple picking (which I shared last week), but earlier that weekend I also visited Leesburg, Virginia, which is home to the Aylesbury Tea Room.  This really was a great day--before going to tea I even got to do some antiquing!

In the downtown area of Leesburg, there are two antique stores directly across the street from each other that are both very nice sized.  the Black Shutter Antique store is probably my favorite of the two (pictured below) because it is in an old house with all sorts of little nooks and crannies with goodies.

 Here are some fun things I saw during this trip:

From this store, it was just a little walk up the street to the tea room.

This was my first time visiting them in this location.  It is so cute!  The tea room is now in an old stone house with pretty window boxes full of flowers.

There are three different rooms in the house where you can take tea.

We were in the yellow room.  China and tea decorations were everywhere, along with a special British touch.

I ordered a full afternoon tea and a pot of English black tea.

At each setting was a glass plate and a pretty rose teacup.

(Isn't that a cute tea cozy?)

Tea goodies were served on a three tier stand:

First sandwiches:

(tomato and cheese, cucumber, ham, egg mayonnaise)

(Delicious giant scones.  These are some of the best scones I've had at any tea room I've been to, and they were served with real Devonshire cream and strawberry preserves)

(Éclairs, shortbread, and a selection of English biscuits)

This is the opposite of how I do my three tiered trays.  I serve sandwiches on the bottom, scones, and then desserts--guests work their way from the bottom up.  How do you do yours?

After having tea, I walked through some of the other rooms passing some pretty displays,

Until I reached the shop area in the back with all sorts of goodies imported from the UK.

Definitely a fun day!  Thanks for stopping by to share it with me.  I'm joining these tea parties this week:

 Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
 Bernideen's Tea in the Garden


  1. What a great tea house to visit. I love the beautiful tea cups you shared today. Thank you for letting us take a peek at your fun day. Blessings, Martha

  2. Visiting from Tea Time Tuesday. Love the Tea Room, all the teacups and pots. I have never seen scones that large, one would go good right now with my Earl Gray Tea!

  3. You go on more fun trips, Carrie! Wish I could join you. I love the cute, stone building of this tearoom and inside it's just delightful. What lovely treats and pretty tea cozies. I enjoyed seeing all the food and the huge scones. I don't have a tiered stand, but it would do like you, as well.

  4. What a charming tea room, Carrie! I like the yellow room because I favour painted furniture. It's the English/Shabby/Cottage in me I guess. I serve tea treats similar to the way you do, from the bottom up, beginning with sandwiches. The food there looks wonderful. Thank you for taking us along on your fun outing and enjoy your day.


  5. Charming post! Thank you for taking time from your day to photograph everything! Very enjoyable post.

  6. I enjoyed the trip to the tea room. It was charming and the tea treats looked awfully good.

  7. Looks like my sort of place! Fabulous! I am so glad you shared the tea visit with us...and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!


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