Shopping In Williamsburg

12/05/12 9:58 PM

When we started planning for our bed and breakfast, we decided that one of the events we would like to offer is Afternoon Tea Parties for ladies groups or young girls. For the ladies groups we will offer a four course tea with an assortment of teas to choose from. One of the courses will be Scones with homemade jams, curds and cream.

Maple and Oatmeal Scones

Cheddar and Thyme Scones

As we prepare for opening, I am always looking for items that we will need. Today, I was in Williamsburg and stopped by the Williamsburg Antique Mall. It is a warehouse of booths with so many antiques that it would take a day just to see it all. In my search today, I came across three cups that I am adding to our serve for our Afternoon Teas.

Yellow, white and gold tea cup

Blue and white with roses inside the cup and on the center of the plate.

Blue and white English tea cup

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20 Comments on “Shopping In Williamsburg”

  1. judithatwood Says:

    It’s getting late, and I’ve written and erased this twice. Third time’s the charm! Welcome to I’m glad you joined us. If you’d like, please find my Friends page, and tell us all a little about you, your blog, (which is very lovely, by the way,) and of course, your Bed and Breakfast. I’m really happy you’ve signed on — welcome!!

  2. Thank you! I will.

  3. Lisa at fLVE Says:

    Beautiful teacups.

  4. Thank you! I can’t wait to go shop for more! Please check back for the big reveal on the b&b! This house will take your breath away!

  5. There are so many beautiful recipes and tea cups to match – agreat idea which is sure to be a success 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Thank you! Please check back for the big reveal! This house will take your breath away!

  7. becca givens Says:

    I absolutely LOVE afternoon tea … of course, my favorite are the scones, lemon curd and Devonshire cream along with a wonderfully fragrant hot cup of tea on pretty china.

  8. I do too. I look forward to having that at our house, all homemade. Okay not the tea part… hahah

  9. becca givens Says:

    Can I make my reservations now??? 😀

  10. I would love to take your reservation, but not sure just yet when we are opening. It just depends on how fast we can get the furnishing done. I will let you know though when we open up the reservation site : )

  11. becca givens Says:

    😀 — this is an exciting time — enjoy the journey and take lots of photos of the progress so you can look back and remember what you accomplished!!

  12. Those tea-cups are just g-orgeous!! I’d love to come and “play ladies” for afternoon tea. It’s just a bit far from Australia!!

  13. Thank you! Well maybe one day you can “drop by” for a cup of tea and some homemade scones. I would love to see Australia!

  14. We love Williamsburg. Went there just before Christmas 2010 and it was a real delight. I’ll be posting an article I wrote about experiencing CW in Winter soon. Hope you’ll stop by and take a look.

    Looking forward to reading more on your adventures. Cheers, Rita

  15. We love Williamsburg too! It is a great place to go and relax. But believe it or not, we have never been there during Christmas! So I will be looking forward to seeing your article! Thank you for stopping by ours!

  16. gemmafottles Says:

    I absolutely LOVE those tea cups. If I ever find myself in your neck of the woods I’ll definitely b stopping by for afternoon tea.

  17. Thank you! We would love to have you stop by some day!

  18. I already want a Scone. My wife would love using the fine china cups saucers.

  19. Thank you! You are welcom to come and have some tea and a scone anytime! Your wife can pick whick cup and saucer she would like to use!

    Will you help us Save our History?

  20. bucketdave Says:

    Those maple and oatmeal scones look delicious!