Monday, April 28, 2014

A Secret Garden Tea

Welcome Dear Friends to

"A Secret Garden Tea"!

Today my post takes place at a darling Tea House
"Secret Garden Tea Company".

My son is getting married on June the 22nd this year and my dear daughter is the Maid of Honour (second on left).  She thought a tea would be appropriate for her soon to be wonderful sister-in-  law and beautiful Bride-to-Be (in the middle).  The other beautiful gals are the bridesmaids!  

So on Saturday we drove to the Kerrisdale area of downtown Vancouver.

This gorgeous flower arrangement greeted us at the door.

I couldn't have been more pleased with this idea for the plans with the Bachelorette celebrations.  I was overjoyed that they wanted me and the bride's mother to attend.

Anna's mom was so kind to snap one of me too.

The teacups were a sparkling white with a trim of gold.

Every guest had their own choice of tea and there really was an amazing variety!  Each tea was presented in a small teapot with a tea cozy that kept the tea nice and hot.

The food was served on a three tiered plate.  With sandwiches on the bottom, loaf and scones with jam and whipped butter in the middle and the yummy sweets on top.

There were dainty sandwiches to start.
Pinwheel egg, shrimp on tiny buns and wee croissants.  So delicious.

The middle layer was the scones, loaf and jam.

Lemon tarts, peanut butter treats and almond pastries were amongst the sweets on top.

Plenty of pretty teacups and teapots covered the shelves.

The store inside had vintage teacups, teapots, lovely tea cozies and of course delicious sweets and a large variety of teas  for sale as well.

I must tell you that while we were there a famous celebrity and actress Grace Park from the popular T.V. show Hawaii 5-0 was there with her baby boy.  She was so beautiful!  I never took a pic because we didn't want to invade her privacy while she was reuniting for tea with her friends and their babes.  It certainly added to our excitement.  I found this pic of her online.

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If you ever venture out to downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, do visit The Secret Garden Tea Company on 5559 West Boulevard for a lovely cup of tea!

Thank you for visiting
A Secret Garden Tea!

Have a wonderful week!

This week I will be joining these lovely blogspots:

Bernideen’s ~ 
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea on Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Teatime Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday

Hope to see you there!


  1. That looks like a lovely place to have tea with all those beautiful ladies!

    I will have to tell my sister about this place as she lives in Vancouver.

    Enjoy all the busy days ahead with your sweet daughter!


  2. How wonderful to share with your daughter and your future DIL, Karen. The tea room looks delightful and such a perfect spot to celebrate the upcoming wedding.

  3. What fun! How I miss my favorite tea room back in Denver....

  4. How exciting just seeing this actress and how courteous of you to consider her privacy as important! Looks like a darling place and your event is a great success and thank you for sharing this with others here at Friends Sharing Tea!

  5. The Secret Garden Tea room looks like a great place to have a wedding party gathering, including the two moms. The food looks scrumptious and all you ladies looked pretty.

  6. Karen: You have to email me and tell me all the good news. I am so happy for your son. What a wonderful way to begin a new life. Sending hugs your way, Martha

  7. Karen,
    What a beautiful tea Room and it looks like a lovely time was had by all!!

    Thanks for sharing!!


  8. What a lovely tea room Karen! I wish we had one like that here where I am. You and your daughter look so sweet in your picture. How fun to take all the girls for tea! Congratulations on your son's upcoming marriage!

  9. What a marvelous place for tea. And for such a VERY special occasion. The food looks yummy.

  10. What a lovely tea time and tea room! Congratulations on your son