Last Sunday we visited Laura’s Tea Room in Ridgeway, South Carolina, to see the Christmas decorations. Had lunch too, of course. I don’t know how Carol and her staff find the time to do all of this.
The photo above [click it for a better view] is the first floor viewed from near the door. Here’s where you’ll have lunch if you don’t have time for high tea upstairs.
Every table’s a treat. And some of the special designs are even for sale! We try to sit at a different table each visit.
Fair warning. If you eat downstairs, all through lunch you’ll tempted by must-have gifts lining the shelves and counters on both sides of the first floor. So don’t choose the downstairs café just to save a few dollars. That’s unlikely to happen!
Climb the stairs to the second floor to reach the heart of Laura’s Tea Room. Pass by Manuel, on leave from Fawlty Towers, and you may be joined by special guests. Our last visit, for example, we were surprised to be joined by ….. Well, never mind. We’re supposed to keep quiet about it. And all guests are special at Laura’s Tea Room.
Upstairs it’s even more beautifully decorated than usual. The Christmas spirit in full swing. Look at this place setting!
Everything perfectly arranged. Each setting waiting to impress a Tea Room guest.
I don’t know how long Carol and her staff will keep these Christmas decorations. So hurry on over before it’s too late. Remember to call 803-337-8594 for a reservation, though, if you’re planning to eat upstairs. This is a popular spot for folks from Columbia, Charlotte, Charleston, Atlanta … And even some international guests. So call ahead or you’ll be eating downstairs. With all of those temptations lining the walls….