Tea At The Castle

Saturday provided yet another opportunity for me to visit Bacon’s Castle.   Preservation Virginia (the organization that owns the property) and The Regency Society of Virginia hosted a tea. And although I live in jeans, I decided it might be fun to dress up for a change.

“Tea at the Castle” has a nice ring, don’t you think?

Some of you may recall this room from previous posts.  The tea was held in the “Ladies’ Chamber”, which is a very special room to me: it’s where Motor Man and I were married. I was seated at this table…


…which had been placed in the exact spot where we took our vows.

On the menu: a salad of mini baby greens, creamy mini asparagus soup, tea sandwiches (cucumber, egg salad), tea cakes and scones.

Michelle Darnell met me at the Castle. She and her husband will be opening a Bed and Breakfast this spring at historic Belle Grove Plantation near Fredericksburg, Virginia. Michelle, seated beside me in this photo, has a passion for Belle Grove, similar to the one I have for the Castle. To read Michelle’s post about the Bacon’s Castle Tea, click here.

photo by The Regency Society of Virgnia

photo by The Regency Society of Virgnia

Following tea, we were taken on a tour of the Castle. During the tour, I met Jennifer, who’s in training to be one of the interpreters when Bacon’s Castle opens for the season next week. We discovered that my maternal grandmother was her great grandfather’s “step-aunt”.

Which proves that we Virginia gals not only know how to enjoy tea; we also know our roots.


21 responses to “Tea At The Castle

  1. How posh 🙂 I’m going to go and get my T-pot out now..LOL Have a wonderful Monday xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. How wonderful! It sounds like a perfectly delightful ladies tea and another opportunity to catch up with Michelle and her plans for Belle Grove. Glad you enjoyed it and I’m sure ANY time you’re at the Castle it’s special for you.


  3. What a fun Saturday. Did they have sugar cubes? No Diet Cokes for you that day! I know you enjoyed your visit.

  4. It looks very posh and elegant. I’m so glad you had a chance to have ‘tea at the Castle’….a very special occasion.

  5. Would love to have been there with you! Ritchey and I love to go to tea – and in such a wonderful atmosphere!

  6. Looks like it was a lovely afternoon inside and out. Spring just might be coming soon.

  7. What a wonderfully elegant thing to do! I love tea rooms.. 🙂 Love the last shot, such a beautiful place.

  8. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Another wonderful time at the Castle for you + you never know who you might me there! Small world. Have a good week.

  9. How beautiful you look Dianna. And what a wonderful thing to have all those connections to the past. This is a very special place and a very special post.

  10. What a wonderful thing to be able to do! I’ve been wanting to have a tea party, but I fear that I would be the only one to attend. I need to find more kindred souls like you. 🙂

  11. beautiful picture of you dianna. what a special day for you!

  12. What a great occasion! I love that historic places like this get used for special gatherings. You look lovely! (sorry I haven’t been leaving comments as regularly – I stop in every day…it’s been really busy at work which has my whole life just a tad out of whack!)

  13. very cool. i know your attachment to this place.

  14. Another new Castle experience! And just about in the exact spot where you were married …. nice ! And as for the roots … : they certainly run deep there. Glad you got to go!

  15. That shound like so much fun!

  16. How fantastic! You look beautiful too! =^.^=

  17. How nice to have tea at the Castle! Your ‘not jeans’ outfit looks great, too! Love the shot of the Castle.

  18. What a lovely way to enjoy the place that holds pieces of your heart and so many wonderful memories. 🙂

  19. I’ve been following Michelle’s blog recently, and noticed her mention of the tea at Bacon’s Castle. I’m so glad you were able to attend, and to see you know her. It’s a small, small world.

  20. What a great day this was! Thank you again for the invitation!

  21. What could be better? A spot of tea at a tea party in your favorite castle. How wonderful for you!

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