Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Beautiful Tearoom in Naples, Florida

Oooh, South Florida...it's sunny and 75 degrees...and I'm having a prissy day! While strolling the shops on the posh Fifth Avenue in historic downtown Naples, Florida, I discovered Bramble's English Tearoom.

Along with offering a Light Tea, Cream Tea, Full Afternoon Tea, and Royal Tea, Bramble's also offers an extensive lunch menu with British favorites like shepherd's pie, and salads, sandwiches, and quiche.

How darling are these little teapot salt and pepper shakers!?
Our server Jane was very gracious and professional and had the most lovely British accent! I enjoyed a chicken caesar salad and the most wonderful tea--Blue Lady Black Tea (infused with coconut and mango).

Look at this lovely teapot...so very British!

My guest enjoyed the crab artichoke quiche and the pumpkin tea.

Have you ever seen a cuter teapot!


I am giving this authentic British tearoom "Miss Janice's Five Silver Spoons Award" for the lovely ambiance, great food and tea, and excellent hospitality!

FIVE SILVER SPOONS! for Bramble's Tearoom in Naples, Florida.

After lunch and tea, I browsed through the tearoom's quaint gift shop and purchased a must-have rooster teapot!

When I returned home, I wondered what type of dishes I might use with this cute little teapot...Then I remembered the precious black and while toile snack plates my best friend Teresa Jane gave me for Christmas. See that little rooster? These are so cute!

How cute is this with my new teapot?...Perfect for some Peach Brandy tea I purchased at the tearoom and some coconut macaroons...yum yum!

If y'all are ever shopping on the swanky Fifth Avenue in Naples, stop in for a wonderful and relaxing afternoon tea or lunch at Bramble's. They are located at 340 Fifth Avenue, Naples, Florida.

I thank y'all for stopping by today!

45 comments:

Libby Murphy said...

Oh it makes me want to go back to Naples. I have a good friend who moved there from Tennessee who is really involved with a huge wine festival this time every year. I know you must have enjoyed a wonderful day - it sounds like it. Love your black and white plates with the new tea pot.

mishebe said...

i JUST LOVE TEA ROOMS. lOVE THE rOOSTER PRETTIES TOO. MISHELLE

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Miss Janice! What a pretty place; I swear someday I am going to have a pink painted house!!! I adore teapots and have a few I've collected, nothing expensive and mostly with fruit on them BUT your new rooster teapot is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I just don't know what it is about teapots I've always been fascinated with even though I don't drink tea!!!lol I'm glad you are enjoying your new area and getting out to explore!!! Such Fun - Enjoy. Sincerely, Jeannette

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

OH...I want to have a prissy day. I'm going to plan one when Lorelai is home for her spring break!!

prof en retraite said...

Oh Miss Janice...You are making me want to pack my bags and head to Naples! I LOVE your rooster teapot!!! I am hoping to check out a tearoom in Chamblee, Georgia, today! Have a great week...Debbie

Jules from "The Roost" said...

It looks lovely. Oh how I wish I was in Fl. :)

~CC Catherine said...

Ahhh..Miss Janice, I want to visit Naples....what a lovely Tearoom! This is one of my favorite past times! ;) ~CC Catherine (PS. Stop by my place today to see who won the "GUESS WHOSE EYES" challenge I had. The answer and winner is announced on the top right side bar pic. ;)

QueenBeeSwain said...

oooh, isn't it fun to have girly "me" days?! :)

kHm

Sue said...

Good morning Miss Janice.Looks like you are having a marvelous time in beautiful Naples, how lucky you are.  I have a long history with Naples.  Am I correct in guessing that this lovely tearoom is in the former Wind In The Willows shop?Enjoy your day in sunny Florida.

Sue said...

Good morning Miss Janice.Looks like you are having a marvelous time in beautiful Naples, how lucky you are.  I have a long history with Naples.  Am I correct in guessing that this lovely tearoom is in the former Wind In The Willows shop?Enjoy your day in sunny Florida.

Ms. Lucy said...

Oh, I collect teapots and these are true treasures! They're beautiful! Thank you for the lovely post.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Oh that looks like so much fun and I love all the pink! Cute rooster teapot too!
Hugs~Kelly

Beth said...

Their Blue Lady Tea is my FAVORITE of all time. I have a friend who goes to Naples in the winter and she always brings me back some. I even love just the smell of it. I would love to ge there sometime.

PAT said...

Looks absolutely amazing! I love your new rooster teapot.

Pug1 said...

That salad sure looks yummy! If you're ever in Chicago let me know and we can go to the Drake and have tea! CHEERS! Michele

Carol said...

The tea room looks like a wonderful place. I need to check to see if there are any tea rooms here in Oklahoma.
Have a grand week!
Carol

Kara said...

What a lovely tea room, I am jealous! Not really, so happy you got to go visit there. Just love that rooster tea pot. Just goes perfect with those rooster plates and cups. I have a luncheon set that is glass and just love them.

I have 2 of thoses English tea pots and I LOVE them....

Suzanne said...

Thank you for posting this, Miss Janice. I recently moved to Naples from the W. Palm Beach area and I am very homesick. I plan on taking my visitors from the north to this tea room this week. I'm not sure why I have never seen it before but you can bet I will be a regular. You've made my day!
Suzanne

Susan said...

Very pretty..love the black/white dishes!

Susan

Nancy said...

Oh Miss Janice, That place looks so divine! How nice of you to share it with us! Blessings,Nancy

bj said...

Such a cute white rooster teapot...and the tearoom looks amazing. I am forever in love with tearooms...

Bo said...

Oh Miss Janice...I am so happy you came to Blogland & that I discovered you here...You have elevated my culture to the "Nth" degree...I'm mentioning you on my Tablescape Thursday blog post...I hope I got it right... ;-) Bo

carolinajewel said...

What a beautiful tea room!!! I'm glad you had a prissy day - those are the best!!! Love the rooster tea pot and how you had the perfect dish for it already! :D Jewel

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Thank you so much for taking us to Naples today, I needed a break from this weather!
Valerie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Miss Janice, what a wonderful day you had. I love the new tea pot and all it's finery. The tea room itself was beautiful. Thanks for the visit on Saturday to see my pink teaset. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I always love your visits.
hugs ~lynne~

An Accomplished Woman said...

The tea room is beautiful. Love the table. Thanks for bringing us such a pretty tearoom.

^..^ Corgi Dog Mama said...

Janice what a lovely little tea room to visit! Everytime I come to your blog I wish I could pick up that delightful looking cup of tea in your header pic. It looks delicious.
The snack plate that you purchased is so nice, I really love it.
Isn't it nice, to spend a day doing what you shared with us. Life can be so lovely....

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This just looks like the prettiest tearoom -- so much charm and a gift shop too! You can't beat that. Love your rooster teapot, and it looks so great with your b/w transferware. laurie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Did you sit with the Teddy Bear? I wonder if they still have that huge teddy bear at one of the tables. I lived in Naples for years. 3 of my sisters still live there and we meet at Brambles whenever I am in town. My favorite is their quiche with the side salad. And I always got the raspberry tea. I love your rooster teapot! I am slightly jealous now...I want one. I hope when I go down there next, they still have them! Thanks for this post. It made me feel at "home".
Penny

justabeachkat said...

What fun! We're leaving for Marco Island on Thursday and will be shopping and dining on 5th Avenue in Naples on Saturday. I love so many of the shops on 5th.

Hugs!
Kat

Lori said...

What a darling tea room (inside and out). It's been a long time since I've been in Naples, I must check it out again sometime. The rooster teapot is perfect with the black and white plates.

sweet tea in a pink glass said...

Looks like you had a good day! Glad you enjoyed.

Lori said...

Can't wait for the Hyacinth Bucket tablescape! I'm so excited about seeing it. Keeping up Appearances is my absolute favorite British comedy and I'm a huge Hyacinth fan.

Glenda said...

You being a Lady that leaves little to chance, I suspect you had your wonderful snack plates in mind when you acquired the rooster teapot. They go together perfectly.

Grand Occasions said...

Hi Miss Janice,
I love the rooster teapot! I'm a collector of teapots and teacups as well and I love my roosters. What a lovely tea room. I haven't visited one for quite some time now, but I did enjoy some Jasmine with my daughter while in Chicago. She had recently purchased some new tea bags since her infusers were starting to loose leaves. Guess it's time to look for her some new ones. Thank you for stopping by while I was away. I think I'm finally starting to catch up a little bit.
~Elizabeth

Carrie said...

What a lovely interlude...thanks for sharing.

Blondie's Journal said...

Miss Janice,

I was so happy to see your post about your afternoon lunch & tea in Naples...we spent Christmas there, (my son is working at a private golf course, he is a professional golfer). We love 5th Avenue, so many fabulous shops & restaurants...

I particularly like the teapot and how it matches the toile dessert plates (I am in love with anything "toile" lately!

Thank you for wonderful post! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

This looks like such a lovely place to spend time with a friend. I surely enjoyed looking at the teapots and other fun dishes. The food looked really good. I'd love one of those salads for lunch today!

JudyBug said...

I've never been to FL but will be going this summer for my only son's wedding. I wish I was headed to Naples! The quiche looks so delicious!

Of course, you had to have the teapot!

Europafox said...

How cool! Brambles is such a popular name for a tea room over here! Love the American twist with the pumpkin tea - cute!

coco said...

I spent a good amount of time in and near naples many years ago...how I would love to have those warm, sunny days right now! :) Looks like you had a wonderful outing...love the rooster tea pot!

Lady-in-the-Making said...

OH! You live in Naples like me! :)

How wonderful! I love your blog and I'm thrilled we live in the same town.

With Love from New Orleans said...

OOO! I am going to Naples in April! My parents are looking for a vacation home! I am definitely going to have to take them here! Any other suggestions?

Rose Haven said...

What a lovely TEA SHOP. Tom and I enjoy visiting them, too!

Your rooster Tea Pot looks lovely with your dessert plates.

;-)

Laura said...

I just came across your blog and love it!! If you visit mine you will see many articles on tea and etiquette as well. Have a wonderful weekend.