Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tea Rooms to Visit ~ Barbara's in Ontario

Barbara's Victorian Tea House, 7491 Etiwanda Avenue, Ranch Cucamonga, CA 91739.  Hours are Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 3pm.  Please call 24 hours ahead for reservations ~ (909) 899-1700.  Off HW 15 at Foothill Blvd to the right, away from Victoria Station shopping center/Bass Pro Shop.



This month I have two teas to tell you about
and the first is...


Barbara's Victorian Tea Room
http://www.yelp.com/biz/barbaras-victorian-teahouse-and-boutique-rancho-cucamonga
and Boutique
in
Ontario, California!

A lovely home built around the turn of the last century
now a sweet tea room adorned with lots
of lace, ribbons and bows,
and pots of tea!



What must be a  hundred year old tree out front of Barbara's Tea House in Ontario/Ranch Cucamonga, California.   


My friend, Gloria, and I went up to have tea
in early February.
No one else from our tea group could go
as some of the ladies were ill, 
but
we decided to go anyway
and
we were glad we did!



Gloria and I had the same tea luncheon, 
the 
"Princess Patricia's tea"
which included three delicious tea sandwiches;
one large scone with mock Devonshire cream, 
cherry preserves, and lemon curd;
fresh fruit and a 
homemade
cream of broccoli soup that day;
plus
our own tea-for-one pots of tea!
(I always love having those cute individual teapots!)

{Sorry these photos are blurry! I took them with my iPhone!}





When we arrived for our 11:00am
sitting,
there was only one other party
so it was quite quiet and pleasant.
Lovely music played
in the background
as we began with our scones and first cups of tea...


Next came a lovely, clear-glass 
compote of fruit
after the scones and 
before the 
sandwiches...


A two-tiered server was brought out 
lastly 
with our sandwiches arranged sweetly 
around the lower floral plate,
while the desserts
consisting of a chocolate-dipped-then-drizzled strawberry
(it was huge!)
a couple of chocolate truffles,
and
little cakes of lemon curd
nestled around the top flowered plate.
***



My sweet friend Gloria!

The service was lovely,
the food delicious
and the home delightful!


And,
I love Barbara's motto from her menu guide
for those who cannot
get to tea but would love to have one:


Do you know someone who loves afternoon tea and is 
unable to come to our tea house?
Consider  "Afternoon Tea To Go."
It can be a very special treat for a loved one or 
special friend who is homebound.  
Please call 909.899.1700 to place your order.
Thank you.

I thought this was especially lovely,
as not everyone thinks of
people who can't get out and about
and who may be ill...


A lovely, ethereal sentiment...
:)


Your illustrious blog hostess, ME! ;)  Not my best picture, but will have to do for now.  ;) 
Love the heart necklace my husband gave me for our second married 
Christmas together and the heart tea-pin!!



Please do try out this little
tea room!
I think you'll have a lovely time!
Blessings and 
Happy Teatime to you!
Barb
:)

Taste and see that the Lord is good;
    blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Psalm 34:8New International Version (NIV) 




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