Taking Time for Tea

At Chateau St. Rita Vineyard ~ We bring calm to a busy life

Make Your Tea Personal To You and Your Group


We book Afternoon Tea for you and your guests by reservation.  The Cost is $22.00 per guest  (gratuity optional) *Minimum number of guests is 6 (please talk to us about scheduling smaller parties, we can combine your reservation on the same day as another larger party but at different times of that same day). Reservations and cancellations must be at least 5 days in advance.  We are not set up for taking credit or debit cards, so cash or check please.

Pick the Color of china you would most like to have for your tea party .  Each one is described, but we can not describe or capture on film the beauty and elegance you will experience!  (when your group is large (over 10) you can choose more than one china pattern. 
 

Purple Violet Tea



Be still my heart ~ Purple!  You will see that I favor purple touches throughout my gardens.  The theme of my website is purple, so I have begun your choice of teas with our Purple violets.  You will see the pattern of purple violets on fine bone china with purple cut crystal plates and goblets.  Desserts and floral will reflect the purple floral theme throughout the afternoon tea.  Enjoy touches of vintage china and crystal which will create an elegant and lovely tea experience.

Pink Rose Tea



What woman or little girl does not love pink and I have yet to find a woman that doesn't love roses.  Our Pink Rose Tea is the perfect combination of both.  With Moss Rose fine bone china you will have luscious multi-colored pink roses washing over the table.  We layer the plates with a pink crystal scalloped plate which creates a billowy soft cloud-like effect of pink.  We top that off with a small Noritake Royal Pink fine bone china soft pink edged plate with thick gold edging.  Many gorgeous vintage pink crystal accent pieces add touches of elegance.  We take pride in pairing the desserts and floral to match your choice of china that will carry this rose theme throughout the tea.

Pink Depression Glass


Beautiful 1920's pink depression glass ~ exquisite!!!   A square plate in the Ellis floral pattern from 222 Fifth ~ adds a rich display of colors that complement this beautiful peachy pink glass.  


The linens and accent pieces are vintage as well.  You are served tea from a sterling silver tea pot.  


Desserts and scones are blended to match the pink theme ~ Exquisitely Lovely!!

Yellow Tea




If you feel peaceful around the color yellow, you will love our yellow table setting.  Flintridge Sylvan Yellow bone china with thick gold edging is layered over a crystal carved glass plate with a frosted center, vintage yellow depression glass Florentine and my grandmother's vintage fine bone china Noritake Naomi tea cup and saucer from 1948 create a soft, lovely setting.  You will see other touches of yellow in the vintage table cloth and napkins, desserts and floral ~ reflecting the yellow theme.  So soft and gentle, yellow will bring added peace to your special day with us.

Cobalt Blue and White 




If you have always loved blue and white, you will enjoy our place setting of Cobalt blue glass layered over a crystal carved plate with frosted center.  Topped with Grace bone china with a raised edge in white on white and silver edging.  


There is a combination of Grace china and Peony Blue and White Floral fine bone china tea cups dating from 1912  to  1948.  Sterling silver tea pot and also a blue and white tea pot top off the table with so many other beautiful touches.  The Blue and White theme will be continued through the food and floral to make it a heavenly experience.


If you love Cobalt Blue and White ~ you will absolutely love this!   *We can do 18 in this one color.

 
 
 

Johann Haviland Bavarian China


If you prefer the softer blue or lavender color, we have another blue option for you.  Johann Haviland Bavarian China layered with a gorgeous floral textured crystal plate layered over a platinum edged China plate.  The touches of soft blue/lavender are in the table linens also and the other dishes are vintage crystal and sterling silver.  The floral from my gardens and food continue the theme of blue and white in a soft loveliness!  **This can also be made to a lavender look by adding a soft purple table cloth and blue violet plates as accent. (see pictures below)   Just let me know your choice with this china whether you prefer the soft blue or lavender.

 

Silver and White  ~ This is a gorgeous table setting that would be beautiful any time of year
                             Simple and Elegant!

Black and White with Gold ~ Another Simply Elegant table setting for any extra special                                                         occasion