this year for mother's day, the old lady and the bean and i headed back to the biltmore for something super fun:
the tea was set up in the room we'd seen the last time we were there for the bridgerton experience, and it looked really lovely.
i was allowed just one selfie before we headed downstairs to check in and be seated.
there was a really nice selection of flavored teas, and we opted to try them all in whichever order our server suggested.
the rest of our tea was served in this pretty little three-tiered tray. there were freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream and pieces of queen's cake on top, with sweets on the second tier. there was a pistachio cake, a rose-flavored macaron, a piece of chocolate cake, a meringue-topped fruit tart and a lilac petit four. and the savory sandwiches included salmon on pumpernickel with a dollop of caviar, a chicken tartelette with truffle essence, an egg salad sandwich, ham & cheese and of course, a cucumber sandwich made with boursin cheese.
we got the server to take a better picture of us afterwards, and yes - i am wearing the same dress i wore to the bridgerton experience and the bean is taller than both me and her sister. heh.
back at home, there were flowers and presents and a sweet card - and then later, dinner by the hub, who did all the shopping, prepping, cooking and cleanup.
it was a really nice day spent with my family - quiet and relaxing and exactly the way i like it. happy mother's day, indeed.