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Renee Whitehead   

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  • Laura's Tea Room


    Laura's tea room is a spa for the soul, spirit and mind. Step back into an atmosphere of yesteryear that will bring charm and delight to your senses. From the moment you view the lovely old mercantile building from the outside until you leave, you will be delighted and soothed with lovliness. Allow time to leisurely shop in the store as you enter or before you leave. There is something unique there waiting for you to take home or a special gift to bless someone else with. The charm of the store is that it has been rennovated true to it's original design and purpose. As you meander the shelves, cases and aisles, you can't help but think of an earlier time when locals depended on this mercantile for the goods they needed to maintain daily life and business. Beneath the glass of the big square table, you can read orders folks in the area had placed on scraps of paper recently salvaged from an old desk drawer. Their quaint wording and way of handwriting help you understand the people who once relied on The Thomas Company Store. Besides the charming appeal of the building,historical interest and items for sale, is the atmosphere of Lauara'. A graciouness and caring abound. You are truly welcome at Laura's Tea Room. Once the time comes to go upstairs fo your tea, be prepared to have fun like a little girl in grown up skin! On the 1st level you will find charming display of hats etc. to choose from. DO choose a hat to wear! It truly sets the tone for your tea room experience.(A hostess will gladly take your picture for you and your party.) At the top of the next set of steps is a beautiful display of teas cups and saucers from an extensive collcetion.Here you can choose one to match your outfit or one that strikes your fancy. This is all part of the fun! The large room with a ceiling that goes on forever is separated by an array of white columns. Within each section are tables of all shapes and sizes done in a very frou frou eclectic style making your setting special from the rest! Your hostess will explain the tea rictual and advise you on each course that will be served. The 1st course consists of quiche or soup. Either choice is a winner. The tray of tea sandwiches are tea party dainty, delicious and delectable. More tea is served and then dessert. A sweet delight topped off with another tea - this one special just for dessert! By the time you leave Laura's you will have been entertained;served by charming servers; whisked away from strees and transported to a time of slower and simpler days. And to top it all off, you will be refreshed to face the next week because the experience at Laura's, like a trip to a spa with lasting effect. It is an 'Awwww-some experience!'