Posted by: scrabblequeen | August 9, 2010

Linde Lane Tea Room (part 1)

At long last, my tale of three women and a brand new tea room!

On Wednesday last,  Margaret, Amy, and I drove off to Dixon to celebrate Amy’s birthday at the brand new, only open for one week (to the day) Linde Lane Tea Room. The Tea Room is located in the old town part of Dixon, in the building that used to be the old Fire House.  From the moment we walked in the door, we knew we were in for a special treat.

The first thing you notice is the giant teacup booth, located front and center in the large, roomy, and wonderfully decorated space, which is full of rich colors, but not in the least over-done.
*
*

*
*

Our table, which we were able to choose, is right behind the Teacup….can you see Margaret and Amy? It’s going to be difficult to explain this space, but I’ll do the best I can to give you some idea of how large and lovely Linde Lane is.

The first few feet in the front of the room, both to the right and left of the door, make up the gift shop area. As you continue into the main room, your eye will be drawn to three “rooms” along the back wall. Each one has walls on three sides and is open to the main room on the fourth side. Each room also has a distinct decor and wall color.  The room to the far left is the Princess room, complete with purple chandelier and table cloth, and fancy scroll-backed chairs.

*

*
T
*
*

In the middle is my favorite “room” within the big room….the Parlour. Here you can sit and read, knit, sip, nibble a scone, or even (soon) browse the internet. Or, perhaps, you’d rather play a game of chess?

*

*

*
*

This room is comfy! I love all the little details that make it so special, right down to the pair of matching lamps, one on either side of the room.

*

*

*
*

To the right, past where the third “room within a room” is located, is an opening into the other “main” room of the tea house.  This section includes plenty of additional seating, the Ladies and Gents, and  very interesting “bar”, the purpose of which I am unable to fathom. It did have two very large, lovely teapot sculpturs sitting high above it on a cross beam.
*
*

*
*
Wow…this is getting to be too long of a post. I’ll finish up with photos of us girls and the goodies tomorrow…

About these ads

Responses

  1. What a great building for a Tea Room! That t-cup table is a hoot!

  2. Wow. Someone had a fantastic time dreaming up and setting up that place!

  3. Oh My! Cant’ wait to see more.

  4. Wow! I have a little cousin who’d love to move into that place!

    A vuvuzela is one of those really annoying, really loud horns they blow at soccer games here. Looks kind of like a thin funnel. They were all the rage during the world cup this summer.

  5. That place IS beautiful! They also make thier own scones and jam right there! It isn’t a “bought out” thing.

  6. That’s a former firehouse?! Wow. But I keep going back to the teacup booth…

  7. I like that purple chandelier. I need one of those for the guest room. It looks like an enjoyable place to get together.

  8. […] they had made and were very pleased with what we found!  (You can read about our first visit here, here and here -last two links are from Ruth’s […]

  9. Linde Lane Tea Room is a must for those of you who enjoy trying different places. A diamond in Dixon :)
    The menu is limited, however everything is homemade and taste wonderful. The manner you are received until you walk out the door is very personable. I will def., go again…and again…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: