Tea Cozie Cottage

Tea Cozie Cottage
Betty @ tea cozie cottage

Monday, 14 October 2013

Abigail tea room

Wednesday hubby and I headed out to Barrie ontario, he auctions at Barrie auto auction every Thursday morning, so we went a day early, so that he could rest and let me check out stockist for Annie Sloan or miss mustard seed mil paint retailers. Found a miss mustard seed milk paint retailer at the Anchique store, great looking pieces, I think some of them were done by chalk paint. They had Van Gogh cans on the counter. Picked up a lot of stencils to use with my chalk paint that day, then the next we headed toward St. George. We stopped I Cambridge at another mmsmp retailer bought more stencils and some great decorator books, then headed on to Abigail's tea room in St.George, what a great tea room, for anyone in the area, you have to check it out- just gorgeous.

The tea room had been done by a designer maybe David Bailey lives in an unbelievable mansion across the road. Didn't take pictures this time as I had a lot two years ago when we were at a hockey tournament here. The home has been used by Murdoch Mystery.

Wallpaper is yellow with fustian roses, peacocks with purples and pinks and silver. Ceiling is silver tin with chandeliers and birdcages over the chandeliers. Out of this world. This building had nap been a bank of Montreal at one time.

Cod you know I didn't check the rose to see if it's real. Nor did I take pictures of the teacups teapot or the food. But all beautiful, we both had quiche and it was probably 6 inches high, she uses puff pastry she said- it was delicious, frank had a salad with his and it was huge, with blackberrys amazing. Then I had a pumpkin scone with jam and clotted cream two pots of tea and then piggy me had another scone that was lemon and lavender. Again delicious. So if you are close to st. George check it out.
We went to an Annie Sloan stockist store-Painted Out,  bought a book had dinner and headed home to get ready for our thanksgiving. Great weekend
Getting ready for thanksgiving. A year ago this weekend we were in Ireland and they don't celebrate Thanksgiving, really missed it. We ate outside of Dublin in a great restaurant, but wasn't the same.

The apple pies are ready, flowers are ready for dining table outside...

On different Occasions I use coloured sugar to suit the holiday, this was orange but looks yellow , so added some pink
This one had purple

Hubby has to try it out to make sure it passes, it does so we can serve it to our family. Plate and cup and saucer is a new tea set I got from the auction. It's royal doulton, I think -will check it out tomorrow. Tea cups are huge great for coffee too. Great for thanksgiving.

Well Sunday proved to be a rainy cold day, so Thanksgiving dinner which is usually outside has to be inside. Table was set up, but wimpy hubby thinks he will be cold. So inside we go.
I always have my dining table set up, so had to take it apart wash all the dishes and then decided to use the Serena, ( have showed them many times) mixed with ? - just went blank , they go so well together. Flowers now don't suit the dining room so found three roses on my bushes. And we are ready to go
My mother bringing in a plate of turkey

And Frank with another one and the cranberries. Great dinner, great family get together.
Very thankful for our family and health.
Happy thanksgiving to all my Canadian bloggers and God bless...


  1. I would like to visit this beautiful place. It's my dream tea room come true. The food looks scrumptious.

    Thanks for sharing

  2. What a fun posting sharing both places. Your new to you plates are so pretty. I looks like a wonderful Canadian Thanksgiving for your family. Your pies looks fabulous!!!

  3. What a lovely tea room! I love the tin ceiling and the cages over the lights; how charming! You have set a pretty table for Thanksgiving, Betty. I love the Serena pattern but only have the one teacup which of course you saw in this week's post. Thank you for coming to my Pink Tea this week and have a beautiful day.


  4. Wonerful post...both for the tearoom, which looks wonderful, and your lovely home. I love the way Serena sets a table and love yours! The pie looks fab! Wish I could join you for a piece! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  5. Very we'll done, your photos were great and very appealing. This is the pink month and you met the challenge. Pam

  6. Delightful pictures of the tea room...Love the chintz-like wallpaper and tin ceiling ... but really ... your dining room looked so elegant !!!! The table display couldn't have been more stunning against your chocolate walls( or atleast that what they look like) Love the dramatic presentation for the Thanksgiving supper. Wonderful post...Hugs

  7. Sounds like the perfect place for tea. So glad Thanksgiving was fabulous. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  8. Your trip to Barrie sounds like it went very well. That is a sweet looking tea shop too. I am glad you had a good time there, as well as a lovely thanksgiving.
    Your table setting is really beautiful .