Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rose Arbour Tea Room

I had told you, last week, about a wonderful shipment of goodies that my sister got into Rose Arbour - my families' tea room, gift shop and B&B, in Chester, Vermont. I got to go and play store for a day or two and wanted to share what filled my dreams for several days after.


come on in......

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I don't have many words, today. Why don't you just have a look around. I hope that you have as pleasant a time as I have had!

Oh, and we happen to serve a desperately good scone.

Rose Arbour is so fun because it's a blend of Victorian and earthy french and lots and lots of whimsy.

I think one of the most exciting things is that my sister discovered a hidden treasure trove of Fortnum and Mason's tea. It's been 5 whole years since we've been able to get any! 'Queen Anne tea' is like a happy heaven! Absolutely delish!

What is your favorite treasure piece? I came home with a cloche!

Have a lovely weekend!


Katy Noelle xxo

{{Tea and Scones Vermont}}  - Rose Arbour's blog.


Thank you, Cindy, for hosting this well loved event!

I will, also, be participating in Mary's Mosaic Monday
at "Little Red House". This is a link to this past weeks gathering. She featured some gorgeous photos of barns. It makes me feel very, very humble, indeed.


  1. What a delightful place, Katy! I am in love with the giraffe cup and the silver magnifying glasses.

    I thought about you last weekend. We were supposed to go to tea at the Ritz, but it ended up that we had to switch our plans due to a timing conflict. Well, we went to a very cute tea room with gifts, and I thought about you and sent you a hug over the miles.


    Sheila :-)

  2. Oh Katy... what a wonderful place! Everything is perfect and delighful! I love a front porch and that is gorgeous:-) The delicate bird on the teapot handle the purple transferware.. I would never leave:-) What a delight:-)

  3. Oh, where in Vermont is that lovely place? Such unique things. Enjoyed your photos. Thanks for sharing! Susan

  4. Hi, my Love-

    oh it´s a magical place- full of loving things...

    I love the photo of the blue glassbowl with the egg in it- a really great shot!!!!!!!!!

    My favourites are the cups with the flowers and the teapots with flowers- so adorable- I love such things! But the best cup is the one with the loving giraffe-mama- so lovely- I´d like to adopt it immeadiately :-))

    Thank you for showing this place- where time stands still...

    Love and kisses- Ines♥

  5. The blue door is sooooooooo inviting, I'm on my way!
    Such gorgeous place with the pretties treasures, love them all.
    The sun is shining today, again, so I'm in the sunny spot too ;)
    Sending bunches of JOY your way, sweet Katy Noelle xxx

  6. Dear Katy, What style, what glamour, and what fun. Oh to have the Rose Arbour Tea Rooms a stone's throw from one's own home. This is like stepping back into Britain of the 1950s when tea rooms, which have long since disappeared, were to be found in every village and town and 'homemade' meant just that.

    Yes, when in London [as opposed to Budapest] there is still Fortnum and Mason but that, most sadly, has been restyled [revamped!] in recent years and is now nothing more than a honey pot for tourists.

    However, all is not lost. When at Charleston earlier this month, and about which I have posted, I did, along with friends T. and G., enjoy an excellent light lunch, and later afternoon tea, in a very attractive, somewhat old fashioned tea room.

    As for taking something away from Rose Arbour, I think that like you it might have to be a cloche.

  7. Katy,

    I so enjoyed my visit at your families tea room. From the moment I saw the door with the basket of flowers fixed around the cane, I knew it would be a charming place.

    We used to have a few tea rooms around here and each had small gift shops, similar to this. It was always a perfect place to have lunch with a friend.

    I thought the giraffe cup and saucer were so adorable, and so unique. I'd probably take one of the cloche's home or some of that tea, though.

    Thanks for taking us to tea with you,


  8. So lovely! Makes me wish I lived closer so I could drop in for a visit.

  9. Oh Katy Noelle!!! What a LOVELY tea-room!!! But HOW do you keep on top of the dusting?????So many lovely little things - and they are ALL dust trapps! (I am NOT saying your pictures are looking dusty, NOT AT ALL! They don't!!! I am only thinking.....A LOT of work!!!!!)

    Must have been SO much fun to bring all the those beautiful cups and tea pots together!!!! Not far from here is a lovley village with a tea pot pottery , will find the link for you - might be of interest to you and your sister, I do know that they ship abroad...

    And Queen Anne - WILL try it!!!!

    Now; scones - HOW do you have yours? Cream first and jam on top, or jam and cream on top - an ongoing discussion here at September Cottage, I go cream first, Mike jam first (and it is not a family thing - his sister has the cream first me....). Can you get clotted cream in the States? And do you like strawberry or raspberry jam? OH, yum, could have one RIGHT now! And how about savory ones, do you like them? I do! With soup! Love it! MUST stop, this is making my tummy rumble....

    AS for what would I have brought back.....oh, ALL the bird houses, the glass gloche, the little green house, the wire plant easier to say what not :)!!!

    Thank you for this LOVELY post!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!



  10. ...just looked at picture No 1 again you do the jam first.... :) ! And do you decorate with flowers or is this just for the photo???? Such a beautiful touch! When 'llI plan the garden for next year, I would love to grow edible flowers!!!

  11. Amazing . . . it's so amazing!! Wish I lived nearer!! Love Helen xx

  12. Hi Kathy,

    I was typing a message to you, but somehow it dissapeard. I hope you won't receive this message twice. Your sisters tearoom looks wonderful. There is so much to see! I could spend all afternoon in there. If I ever visit Vermont (hopefully I will one day), this B&B is just the place for me!

    My favourite treasure piece is the tea, I simply love it! Althoush the scones sound good too!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  13. What a wonderful time I had looking at all your pictures!! Someday I hope to travel to that part of the October just to see the foliage!!

    I have to say the best pic I loved was the giraffe cup!! sooo darling

  14. I love this store with the yummy looking scones and great mix of treasures. The ceramic tea pot that looks like a pink rose is gorgeous.

  15. wow! what a wonderful b&b!

    i love the scone with preserves, cream and the flowers ... so 'country living'!

    thanks for sharing!

    have a nice weekend


  16. Beautiful images, Katy!

    Let's see, I liked the blue door, the first photo collage and the jewelry collection.

    Happy weekend!

  17. Katy~ If I'm ever in Vermont, and I do hope to be, I would love to come and stay at your family's B&B! I was smitten when I saw the photo of the flower gathering basket at the front door! (I have always wanted one of those!) So many lovelies to see there! And I would love to meet you!
    Thank you for dropping by my little place today and for your sweet comments! I do hope you will drop by again!

  18. Everything looks just perfect! I love the china set! I am your newest follower. Have a great weekend!
    Bonnie :)

  19. Omigosh, that looks like such a beautiful place, Katy! I have to agree with Lady Farmer -- you got me at the flower gathering basket! :) I think I was actually in Chester, Vt. many years ago... I seem to remember some beautiful stone houses, and a gorgeous valley between green mountains...

    Have a lovely weekend! It is really hot and humid here today. :(

  20. Dear Katy .... thank you verymuch for this wonderfull inspirational tour !
    My favourite is the one with the thread bobbin !
    Wishing you lots of surprises .....

  21. Wow, your pictures are just beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Have a good evening!

  22. This is my kind of place for tea and shopping.

  23. What a delightful place... I want to visit and sit for a cup of tea & scone...

  24. Dearest Katy,

    That royal blue door is so inviting and the ginger bread in that porch is lovely!
    For a dear friend in Germany the giraffe teacup would be perfect!
    Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Greetings from Georgia/USA


  25. Ohhhh my type of place. Also very pleased to see the Yorkshire tea, one of the best!!!Jackie in UK.

  26. How pretty, lovely mosaic. I am hosting a CSN Giveaway and would love for you to stop by.

  27. What exquisite china. I think I like best the giraffe teacup and saucer...Beautiful!!!! Cathy

  28. O my goodness! So charming! Adore all the birdies!

  29. Absolutely gorgeous! I especially like the giraffe and her baby!

  30. Dear Katy

    I haven't been blogging much these days and have only just seen your comments on my last post. Thank you so much for the sweet award, somewhat undeserved at the moment since no poems, let alone posts, have appeared recently!!

    So glad you are enjoying your summer. I love your family's tea-rooms - just the kind of place I like to visit on a summer's day here in England - the idea transposes well to beautiful Vermont!

    Take care.


  31. Aren't you the lucky thing that gets to place store there. They have so many pretty pieces.

  32. What a treasure trove! You lucky thing to be able to spend time there. Enjoy your tea!

  33. Katy, I'm sorry I haven't been by in a while. With three kids home this summer it has been hard to keep up. I love this post on this fabulous tea room! I especially love the bird's nest. I could walk around this house all day snapping photos. I hope you and your family are having a beautiful summer. Terri


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