I have shared with you before that my aunt once had a tea shop called the Brittany Tea Shop. (I love the name)
The tea shop operated for about a year in 1933 - 34 and I guess it must have been in business in the fall of 1934 as the menu above is from that time.
Don't you love the vintage stickers on the front?
Wait until you see the menu.....
Doesn't that sound like a delicious home cooked meal?
I guess it was more than a tea shop or maybe this was a special menu for Halloween.
What would you have chosen for your dinner?
I think I'd have the roast chicken dinner and finish it off with
ice cream and cake and tea.
I wonder how much a meal like that cost in 1934?
Today one would pay at least $20.00 for the chicken dinner and probably more for the duck.
The menu is made from orange poster board and the page is typewritten and mimeographed with the logo at the top.
I have a couple of the business cards she used and 3 ice cream
parlour chairs that were in the shop.
This is a tea party I had on the deck last summer with the chairs
from the tea shop.
How I wish I could visit that tea shop as it was back then.
Imagine the ladies arriving with their nice dresses, hats and gloves and meeting friends for tea and lunch.
I can see my aunt bustling about and looking after her clientele.
I wonder if she had a cook prepare the meals or if she did it herself.
Sadly, I don't know anything about the shop.
That history is lost now.
I hope you will join me at Sandi's Rose Chintz Cottage for
her HOME linky party.
HOME stands for Heart Of My Environment.
My thoughts and prayers are with those who suffered such devastating loss from tropical storm Sandy in the US and Canada.
I believe it will take weeks or months for some areas to be back to normal and I just can't imagine what people are going through.
Please take care.