Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Chadds Ford is in Delaware County, Pennsylvania in "Brandywine Country" - about 12 miles from Wilmington, Delaware.  Susanna [at Rosemary House] told us a tea room was there, so we were eager to find it. It was after 4:00 p.m. when we arrived, and the tea room had closed for the day, but it looked charming enough for us to decide we would return another day.

While still in Chadds Ford, we stopped for gasoline where I spotted a Talbot's store in the shopping center across the street from the gas station.  Having read Linda J's Friendship Tea blog post on September 8th about the teacup sweater in Talbot's catalog, I asked if we could go in the store. [F.Y.I. - I strongly debated whether I should title this post "Linda made me do it!" ;-)]

They did indeed have the beautiful navy blue teacup sweater, and when I tried it on, I knew it was coming home with me.  The teacups aren't appliques, they're woven into the fabric.

As you can see, I was very pleased with my purchase!

You'd think with everything we ate at Sweet Remembrances earlier in the day we wouldn't be the least bit hungry, but we worked up an appetite shopping and riding in the car!  We spotted a Ruby's Diner in the shopping center parking lot, and decided to have dinner there before checking into our hotel in Newark, New Jersey Delaware [a joke between our foursome!].  

Have you ever eaten in a Ruby's?  There are none in Michigan, so we found the 1940's retro atmosphere with red vinyl booths, white Formica tables, soda fountains, and colorful poster art fun and nostalgic.  

[Internet Photo]

We gave the first day of our trip a five star rating as we snuggled into our beds that night, and were filled with anticipation over the next day's itinerary - Winterthur Museum.

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Today I'm joining Bernideen's Tea Time blog for Friends Sharing Tea


  1. Oh my on your teacup Talbot's sweater. Hard to resist for sure. Cool diner.

  2. The sweater is so you Phyllis, even if Linda did make you do it! :-)

  3. I am happy to hear your "review" of the sweater because I had wondered if it was appliqued. And that diner is delightful! I've always loved the fifties retro look for some reason ... maybe it reminds me of watching "Happy Days" when I was a girl!


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