Saturday, April 10, 2010

TEAROOM IN MOUNT DORA, FLORIDA

I'm still remembering how much fun I had on my recent road trip to Mount Dora, Florida. What a cute little town! If you are ever in the Orlando area, you must drive the short distance over to Mount Dora to shop and dine! I shopped so much my wrist is still hurting. {I finally went to the Doctor and I have Tendonitus--ouch!} I'm telling y'all the truth! That's another reason I believe that every shopper needs a schlepper. I hauled heavy bags of loot from the downtown shops to the Bed & Breakfast...back and forth, many times!

Any-who...The Windsor Rose Tearoom was a must visit for Miss Janice. I called to make a reservation one week prior to my visit and was informed that "We don't take reservations, we are too busy!" Okay...hmmmmm. Well, I arrived to check out the place and was seated at a great little spot by a window. I LOVED this tearoom. The food was delish. The server was professional. The ambiance was lovely. The only thing missing was my friend Miss Kara. She is my tearoom buddy and being married to a Brit, she would have loved this place. It's definitely a British-style tearoom as apparent from the menu and decor. Memorabilla of the British Royal Family is gracefully displayed and they even sell HP Sauce, Tips Tea, and cookies. The menu is vast and offers all the proper tea foods along with lunch food.

The Windsor Rose Tearoom...
A lovely collection of memorabilla of the British Royal Family...




British foods and tea for sale, as well...





Congratulations for the Windsor Rose Tearoom! Because of your delicious food, professional waitstaff, and lovely tearoom decor, I am awarding you Miss Janice's "Five Silver Spoons" Award!





Thank you for visiting with me today. I'm enjoying watching the Masters Golf Tournament this weekend...with all the Tiiiiigah mania going on! Lord have mercy. To get you in the golf mood, visit this post I did last year...with a golf theme.

If you don't see many posts from me for awhile, it's because I'm trying to step away from the computer, due to my poe old hand:)! Plus, I've been hitting the pavement, trying to get ready for my 18-hour "Relay for Life!"

30 comments:

Precious and Pink said...

I hope your hand feels better soon! have a great week-end.

JDB said...

Oh come now, you can't leave us here without you. Whatever will we do? :-)

Take care of your hand and keep us updated on your "pavement" progress.

-Jen

Tammy B said...

Lord have mercy Miss Janice, you must have really done some shopping in Mt. Dora. Take care of that hand. I hope it gets better soon. Good luck training for your 18 hour Relay for Life walk. Don't stay away too long.

theaikenite said...

Enjoying the Master's here as well. Miss Janice, I was there on 18 the Sunday Tigah won his first green jacket. So exciting.

Lisa said...

Miss Janice, you had to be doin' some SERIOUS shopping to hurt yourself! Bless your darlin' heart.
Hope you get to feelin' better and Thanks for the lovely tour of this beautiful tearoom!

Brittany said...

I wish I would have known about that place last summer when we were in Orlando. I love tea rooms and always try to go to new ones I hear about. Maybe next time!!

Mrs. G said...

Hope you are healing well from your shopping injury. I can so relate. Some genius should come up with a package schlepping business in good shopping areas don't you think?...;) I for one would sooo pay for a service like that.

Joan said...

The tearoom sounds delightful. It is so much fun finding those one-of-a-kind places that you thoroughly enjoy.
I also loved going back to your Masters Golf Tournament post. I even called my husband to the computer to see a few of your goodies.
Take care of yourself so that we will hear from you soon!

the pink prep said...

oh, i do hope your hand feels better soon!! i have always loved the "tea room" -- and used to go to a very special one in an old victorian home with my grandmother in Illinois, in fact, we celebrated my 17th birthday there. then there is a beautiful one in Columbia, TN, located in an old antebellum mansion on the square. My mother goes to one now where you're given a big hat and feather boa upon entrance! it's such a ladylike thing to do!

Lori said...

I love team rooms. This one looks very nice. Sure looks like a five spoon award.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Miss Janice,
What a lovely tea room! That would have been a joy to visit. I hope your hand is better soon. At least you have some wonderful buys to look at while you recuperate!
Valerie

The Classic Preppy said...

You are my idol! A shopping injury....that's inspirational!!

Loved your post on the Masters' Dinner Party.... Golf is not my thing, but my extended family in Aiken, SC has tickets, and when my husband is invited, he drops everything!!!

Feel better....

Sonia said...

Just found your blog..it's just lovely...I am a big tea fanatic...love anything to do with tea parties, teapots or tea rooms! Come by for a visit I'm celebrating my first year of blogging and I'm having a Pottery Barn Giveaway!!

Miss Bloomers

Debbie said...

hi Miss Janice!~ Nice to see you over at my space:) Your trip to Mount Dora looked fabulous...looks like a very charming place indeed. I will be in your neck of the woods come summer time...staying down in Delray for the week..we are very excited to hit the beach again!

Kathleen said...

I hope your wrist is better soon!
I never think of Orlando as having tea rooms. If we ever get down there again, I will look for it!
I watched the Masters..We had the US Open here a few times at Shinnecock here in Southampton. After it was over they gave away the shrubs and plants..so I have a US Open Rose Bush!
I am so glad Phil won, it was well deserved..

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Janice, my husband and I have been to this tea room several times. We love it. We just in a suburb of Orlando.

Hope your wrist is much better soon.

Barb ♥

Sit A Spell said...

I can hardly wait to have tea here now! I was planning on going the weekend of the festival but the weather got so icky. By the looks of it, that didn't stop you from shopping and getting a shopping ingury. Bless your heart. I sure hope it's better now. No reservations...

Thanks for the info you shared with me. I'll look into that B & B next time I'm there, which might be this weekend.

I hope you have a nice pair of walking shoes for Relay. I've done that event before, it's amazing.

Also, your friend is in my prayers.

Oh, I just love your header; I smile every time I see it.

Kara said...

Poor old hand! That'll teach ya to shop without me!! We'll miss you not being on line....
but expect great posts when you return...
Miss Kara

Summer is a Verb said...

Are those Jacques Cohen espadrilles in your 1980's Bermuda pic? Oh, waht I wouldn't give to still have that collection...XXOO

Melissa Miller said...

Miss Janice I am so sorry about your hand. I'm praying for a speedy recovery for you.

Thank you for your support. You are the best my friend! :)

Emily Kathleen said...

Hope your hand feels better soon!

I love this tearoom! Mount Dora is such a cute little town!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Ouch! I'm so sorry about your hand. I had tendonitis of the achilles long ago - no fun!

I hope it feels better soon!

Manuela

the pink prep said...

hey there miss janice -- hope your wrist is feeling better! i just gave you an award and posted it on my blog -- give it a look, if you're back to pointing and clicking! i miss your posts!!

Miss Wendy said...

I have eaten at that Tea room. It is a fabulous place and very quaint.
Note on your Relay- as long as one member of the team is on the track at all times you are covered. We take turns walking the track. It is a great event, have fun!

kay said...

I love the tea room, hope you are feeling well soon!

Sonia said...

Thanks for your sweet visit!! I love anything to do with tea...love your post! Hope to get to know you better! I've never heard of a Tea Educator...so maybe you'll teach me all about Teas! Thanks again.

Miss Bloomers

Her Preppiness said...

Love tea and tearooms!! Take care of your hand.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I hope your hand is doing better. the tea room sounds like a lovely place. laurie

Lexilooo said...

oh that looks like such a lovely shop!

hope your wrist is feeling better!

From the Kitchen said...

Love the Mt. Dora Tea Room and Mt. Dora. My niece lives in Mt Dora and my sister lives in Leesburg so I know the area well.

Shopping can cause tendanitis. I need to be more careful! Hope you are seeing some improvement.

Best,
Bonnie