Monday, January 30, 2017

Mystery Tea Trip

Last Wednesday, January 25th, my friend, Linda, planned a "Mystery Tea Trip" for three ladies - Barb, Lori, and myself [all participants of last fall's Michigan Tea Tour].  We had no idea where we were going only that we should be dressed for tea [wearing comfortable shoes], and be at her house by 9:15 a.m.

Turns out she had been in contact with Teresa [another Michigan Tea Tour participant from Ohio] and we were meeting at Swan House Tea Room in Findlay, Ohio at 11:00 a.m. Findlay is 126 miles from my house.  This was my third visit to Swan House - 2004, 2012, and 2017, and each time with a different owner.

Lovely 1865 Italianate Style House at 225 W. Sandusky St., where the tea room is located.

Teresa was there with her mom, daughter, grandson, and four other ladies, so we filled a room all to ourselves.

The tables were set with Blue Danube china in a vivid blue design - used by all Swan House proprietors.  Swan napkin rings held the white linen napkins.

Our tea began with a scone, and three different kinds of tea.

Afterwards three-tiered servers were placed on our table.

The bottom plate held slices of Herb Quiche, Apple Walnut Tea Bread, and Spinach Dip with crackers.

The middle place held a Carrot Ginger Canapé, Rosemary Chicken Salad Sandwich, and Fruit Salad.

The top tier held the desserts:  Signature Swan Cream Puff, Nanaimo Bar, and a Lemon Thimble Cookie.  All this for $18.95 plus gratuity.

After the meal it was time for pictures...

[L-R:  Barb, Linda, Lori, and Me]

~ Linda who planned the enjoyable "Mystery Trip." ~

When we left Swan House we went to Dietsch Brothers Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream Shop, and lastly before heading home, Jeffrey's Antiques Mall.  Amazingly, I didn't make a single purchase, but I enjoyed browsing the mall.

Thanks for planning such a delightful day, Linda!


  1. A mystery tea trip! What fun, plus time spent with good friends - sounds like a great day.

  2. I love this! What fun! A "mystery tea"! What a great idea!

  3. I live near Findlay and had no idea this was there!!! I see a road trip in my future!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. You sure have so many great tea adventures and tea time friends make it even better!

  5. Looks like a great mystery gathering!

  6. I am so glad you are a Michigan resident blogging about tea rooms around the area. I live in Toledo, OH and I'm only an hour away from Findlay. I can't wait to stop by for a visit to this place.

    1. I think Brianne and I would love to be included - if possible - next time you plan something for Ohio? I know I would be beyond delighted to meet you wonderful ladies. Findley is not terribly far, and I sure would do it to meet up with afternoon tea lovers!! ♥♥♥

  7. What a delightful idea for a tea outing! Looks like you all had a wonderful (and tasty) time.


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