Sunday, August 21, 2011

Tea Anyone?

Living in the South is pure bliss, for me anyways! Believe it or not, there's so much you can look forward to here in south Alabama.
  • The tea is ALWAYS sweeter
  • When Fall finally arrives, it always greets you with a smile!
  • Hospitality is always shown, even during football season..WarEagle!
  • The main event is our National Peanut Festival. Who doesn't want to eat tons of food and mingle with thousands of your closest "neighbors" to celebrate the PEANUT?
This past week I had a lunch date with some FABULOUS gals from work. A sweet client of ours came in ranting and raving about a local tea house in downtown Dothan, Al. After we were told about this charming little tea house and the "teapot room", we discovered that the sweet client decided that she would treat us gals to lunch. What a sweet gesture! Where I work we don't turn down food, we love to eat :) May I present to you a hidden treasure in Dothan, Al....

After parking your car in one of the two parking areas, walking up the back steps and onto the beautiful wrap around porch with tons of wicker furniture, you are greeted by a southern gentleman who politely opens the door for you and welcomes you with a friendly smile. He then escorts you down a corridor and discusses the lunch options you have to choose from.

Renae, Donna, and I chose the Chicken Salad on croissant with fruit. DELICIOUS! The chicken salad was very good and the fruit was so fresh!
Always gotta' have my Diet Coke!
Brittany decided on the Ham quiche and fruit. She said it was very good! She had never had a quiche before and was skeptical, but she loved it! A cute little cinnamon muffin was nestled on the plate as well! 
Mildred's also has a "buffet of the day" On this particular day they served fried chicken, collard greens, green beans, mashed potatotes, sliced SLOCOMB tomatoes, and homemade banana pudding!

We decided to take a look around the venue. We learned a little bit of history on this historic 'Dowling' house that hosts events like business luncheons, bridal showers/luncheons, birthdays, etc. Mrs. Mildred purchased the home in 1996 and it has been Mildred's Tea Room ever since! I knew that Mildred's Tea Room existed "back in the day" but had no clue it was still up and running and has never closed its doors! 

The upstairs is where large luncheons and private parties are held. It's decorated all "Christmasy". Is that even a word? I have a cute/funny pic of Renae and Donna walking down the stairs but decided to be nice and not post it, because I didn't tell them I was taking the picture :)
Here's Brittany and I in the TEAPOT ROOM. This isn't even 1/4 of the teapots!!
I just want to bake lots of savory sweets and display them on all these pretty cake plates!
Displayed in the corridor is a small Christmas tree with shoes hanging on it..LOVE!
If your in the Dothan area, stop by Mildred's Restaurant and Tea Room on North Alice Street in Dothan. They are open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11-2 and Sundays from 11-2.
Fun times shared with friends are bittersweet and down in the south fun times are sure to be had!

Have a FABULOUS week!!
-Lindsay

2 comments:

  1. This looks so cute! You're so right- living in the South IS pure bliss! I wouldn't live anywhere else. I even have my qualms about going any further North than Richmond hah! And I love that picture of the cake stands! I have 2 on my dressing table and others around the house- I love adding more!

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