Miss Aimee B’s Tea Room is a local favorite in St. Charles. Sister and I live far enough apart, we squeeze in as much as we can when we get together. I asked her if we could go out for a special lunch so we could celebrate her birthday. Her birthday was three weeks away, but we would not be together for another 6 months. She suggested several ideas and we settled on the tea room nestled into a mid 1800’s home. She had taken our parents there and I heard stories about the special lemonade at Miss Aimee B’s.
Being silly when we are together, well, it’s just something we do. We knew our fun had only begun and we anticipated a lovely lunch. We didn’t know our silliness would lead to new friendships. Upon arriving at the historic brick beauty, Miss Aime B’s, we paused at the arbor to take a selfie. Who would know that would be so difficult for me. Staring into the sun, I could not keep my eyes open for sis’ phone to count to 3 and literally ruined each shot. We laughed after each failed attempt and had readied ourselves to try one last time, when we heard a voice behind us. The sweet woman approaching us confessed she had been watching us out of the window, and asked if she could help. We were amused and embarrassed our antics had been on display. After Ms. Helpful confirmed she got a shot, she hurried back to the tea room, but not before disclosing that she was the cook and would be the preparing our food!
Don’t you know we had fun giggling about that for the next several hours. We also chided ourselves that we missed an opportunity to get a selfie with the cook!
We were determined to master our selfie attempts and were making our first attempt when the hostess asked if she could take it for us, which we obliged.
But as soon as she left the room, we took one of many selfies we posed for that weekend. We made sure to capture the lovelies on the fireplace.
The lunch was delightful and flavorful. I love that they used a lace doily to present the bisque. Upon finishing we shared sister’s complementary teacake and wandered up the tall staircase to find the gift shop.
In addition to the gift shop, we discovered another kitchen and a princess room bedecked with large tables, wooden chairs and colorful decor. There was also a large hallway with shelves full of cups and saucers and pretty dishes and an area for dress up clothes. After several photos in the princess room, and trying on hats in the gift shop, we stepped through the Victorian screen door out onto the second story balcony. We took turns posing by some huge pained windows that were from an old church remodel from across the street.
On our way out, we passed by a screen door leading to the kitchen. Our server stepped out to give us details on a little secret. Our cook was on the schedule to help serve at a shower that afternoon. Ms. Helpful didn’t know the event was a surprise wedding shower for her. We asked Server if she would summon Hostess and Cook for a photo. The girls were gracious and fun while we posed for several shots.
The last stop on our agenda was Secondhand Chic Marketplace in nearby Frenchtown. I was very tempted by this stack of ceiling tiles with this unique design. I’m still pondering how I might use them.
Four linen embroidered towels are my keepsakes for the day. They were from two different shops and paired nicely together. It’s fun to have little mementos of special times to add to the story.
We had a relaxing evening with our husbands and enjoyed a delicious grilled supper and time around the fire pit. Tomorrow is a full day with lots of adventure to share. One of my favorite things was learning more about the St. Louis World’s Fair. I look forward to sharing it with you.
Grace & joy to you ’til then,