Sunday, December 28, 2008

A Tea Party

Last Sunday I went to a birthday party. My good friend decided to celebrate her special day with a tea party at The Tea House on Los Rios in San Juan Capistrano. Los Rios is the historic district of this picturesque old mission town where Mission San Juan Capistrano (of the returning of the swallows fame) is located.

You can borrow a hat to wear or bring your own.



Everything inside and out was decorated for Christmas!



Tea time included tea (or coffee), heart-shaped scones with cream and jam,

tea sandwiches and fruit,

What a perfect place to celebrate a very special birthday girl!

Red velvet cake from Torrance Bakery!

AND! Look what is located next door! Could that be a knit shop? Oh yes!

Another reason to visit Los Rios in San Juan Capistrano!

I am sure I'll drop in to San Juan Capistrano again soon. There's a knit shop that carries Australian yarns to visit and an old California mission to tour...

24 comments:

Sara said...

What fun....if you want company next time you go, let me know. I've been to the Mission but not to tea or to the yarn shop. It's one of those things I've always wanted to do but just haven't yet.

M.Kate said...

Kak Willow, beautiful pictures..I'd love to come too. I am sure the scones tasted better than the ones I had at Cameron, it was so hard, you could kill a cat with it. Am at the East coast so visiting from a cyber cafe now, we are going up north to the Thailand border and back in 2 days. It's raining daily but no flood :D

It's been a joy knowing you and here's to a wonderful new year and happy 2009. much love

Sharon Lynne said...

I love San Juan Capistrano. I'm glad you had good time.

I answered your question about why we are moving on my comments section...under your comment.

Enjoyed your pictures.

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh! I had no idea there was a yarn store right up there -- must go check it out... It sounds like a great party, too :)

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Flower said...

San Juan Capistrano holds such sweet memories! White Birds....were everywhere!! What a fun day for you to celebrate with your friend and then to spot a yarn shot on top of that!! I'm sure you will go back!

Islandsparrow said...

What a perfect spot for a birthday party! And with a knitting shop next door - it couldn't be better! Unless, there was a bookstore on the other side :)

Roxie said...

It looks so green - so warm - so, so, delightful! What a splendid day! Thank you for sharing it with us.

ellen b. said...

If Sara gets to go I want to go :0)
Maybe Flower should visit and join us...Now wouldn't that be fun.

Barbara said...

What a fascinating tea place. I wonder if Capistrano is the same one that Pat Boone sang about "When the Swallows go back to Capistrano" My favourite singer when a teenager.

Mama Mia said...

Aw, how fun! Miss her much-- and you! Maybe sometime this summer we can start here and visit local yarn shops all the way up to your place! Or vice versa. :o)

Jane said...

Sounds the perfect way to celebrate a friends birthday and a yarn shop too. Jane x

MrPuffy said...

I've been there! It's very pleasant to sit on the patio during the Summer. But I didn't know it was next to a yarn shop - thank you for pointing that out!

Deb said...

What a wonderful idea - a tea party to celebrate a birthday! I might have to borrow that idea. The yarn shop looks cozy and magical! Glad you had a fun day. Enjoy.

Marg said...

Isn't if fun to celebrate those special birthdays with special people in special places.
It gives me some new ideas.

Elizabeth said...

What a charming place.
Sign me up for a heart-shaped scone - or make that two!
Happy New Year.

Lovella said...

Willow, what a lovely little place to visit. . I've heard of it many times but you are the first person that has shown me pictures. .thank you. . .and enjoy the dreams of returning to the wool shop.

Caroline said...

It sounds like the perfect afternoon. I haven't been to San Juan Capistrano for years, but now I want to go again right away. I live having tea..and a knitting shop too.

I also enjoyed your pictures from your trip to your nephew's wedding. You're right about the church being decorated already for you during Christmas. We had little "Christmasy" petit fours at our reception too.

annmarie said...

Tea and yarn with friends. Lovely!:)

Tracy said...

Hi, Willow! So glad to catch up with you at last and see you're enjoying a wonderful holiday...and so much fun happening--a post-holiday wedding, tea room visit, etc. I love teatime and tea rooms! We're just back from our Christmas trip and getting over the jet lag and settling in...ringing in 2009 will be quiet here-LOL! Wishing you & yours love & joy in the New Year! ((HUGS))

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

What a delightful place to have afternoon tea..... I love the heart shaped scones.

Happy New Year Dear Willow. Marion

Miss Kitty, NFC said...

Purrs and hello's to your gentlemen cat guests! Cats make the best guests, don't you agree? Much better than dogs! We cats clean up after ourselves very tidily and truly appreciate our host's efforts on our behalf. I'm sure with all that soft, fluffy, temptingly warm yarn around your house, they have found some very comfortable places to snooze...

Miss Kitty

Melanie said...

What a lovely special day out! I love the hanging teapot! It gives me an idea for the couple of broken ones I grew pansies in last year. :-)

Thanks also for sharing your nephew's wedding. It looked like such a special day and the cakes were beautiful.

Yolanda said...

Willow have a wonderful new year.