See my pretty Momma with her long white gloves and big silver hat? We celebrated her birthday in style this weekend with High Tea at Laura's Tea Room in Ridgeway, SC. Wow! What a lovely tea room and blast-from-the-past town! If you're looking for a day trip, I highly recommend heading down Highway 77 and finding this place to visit.
Laura's Tea Room is bedecked with beautiful linens and fine china, silver flatware, and hats, hats, hats! You can wear your own (I made my fascinator...more details later) or borrow one from the hundred or so Laura's has made available. It was too fun trying on the different hats. We got a little silly during the process.
High Tea is an event! Our reservations were at 11:30am. We finished our teas and courses around 1:45pm. After tea, we ambled downstairs in the mercantile. The building which houses Laura's Team Room was erected in 1911. It's simply gorgeous. Sigh.
When we finished perusing Laura's, we wandered out onto Main Street.
There's a fabulous dress shop next door to Laura's, a bank, an All-American-Made furniture store, antique shops, and more. Even though it was a scorching hot day, the buildings shaded the sidewalks enough to make our stroll delightful.
Here's one of my favorite stops along the way. I sure wished I had a quarter in my pocketbook!
|Since this working pay phone booth sits right outside|
the police station, I wonder if this is where arrestees
make their 'one call?' ;)
You can read more about the history of Ridgeway here: http://ridgewaysc.org/history
I doubt we will ever forget our lovely visit to Laura's Tea Room and Ridgeway, SC. In fact, I hope to return very soon. I'm sure my entire family would love to catch a glimpse of SmallTown, USA, and am glad to know returning to a bygone era is only a short roadtrip away.
How did you celebrate this weekend?