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October 29, 2009


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Kim. This is all so lovely...the gardens, the pastel colors (especially the pink fridge), the moss hanging from the trees and the beautiful dishware! Thank you for these pictures...they inspired a big smile today.
♥, Susan


LOL - I just read Black eyed Susan's comment and was going to say the same thing! I am seriously lusting after that fridge!



What a lovely visit you had! I will have to visit there sometime. Thank you for a beautiful post and photos!


It really is charming, isn't it? I haven't been in years, but this makes me want to trek to Lake Alfred and go. Thanks for sharing these images, Kim.

If you get a chance, I have a little project with burlap that I did that I think you would enjoy.

Love you...


Sheila :-)


What gorgeous photographs of an utterly charming place!


I loved our visit with you at the Tea House what a lovely place!! (Lunch looks good too!) It's a dream of mine to someday own a place like this!


I can see why this is a treasured place to revisit. Beautiful!
I must say, those pink appliances in the kitchen are my favorite.

Elizabeth Marchus

Hi Kim,
It is in deed a wonderful place! I loved all the tea cups in the dinning room cupboard and was that a coconut pie? it sure looked out of this world yummy!.
A great post, I enjoyed it very much.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

What a pretty cottage! Such nice surroundings to have tea in.


I would love to visit Lavender & Lace someday, Kim. I love the shade of pink on the building. What a lovely tearoom and bakery...I am wondering what sort of pie that is, the individual slice early on in your post. It looks yummy but unfamiliar.

I missed your first post on this lovely place and am so glad I stopped by for this one. Thanks Kim!


Kelly~Rose Vine Cottage

Hey Kim, thanks for the tour, I could soooo live there! It is so beautiful(;


Magnificent place. I must add it to my must-visit list. We were in Kissimmee in March, and Destin in September. If I had known about this piece of heaven, I would have insisted we drive to wherever it is. :)

MJ Smith

Charming, just charming!! Thank you, Kim, for taking time to get photos for us in Blogland. Question for you ... did you notice that old sign on the wall in the bakery pictures? I think it listed Ice Cream flavors or something. I couldn't see it that well. My question is do you know if that was for sale? Or was it part of the decor? Thanks again!


What a beautiful place! And so nice that you shared it with your mom. I lost my mother last December and miss more than anything sharing these types of finds. I spend time talking to her while I putter in my house. So today I will tell her about Lavender and Lace. She will LOVE it!

Daisy Cottage

Hi MJ! I'm so sorry but I don't know... you could call and ask them:


Ask to speak to Holly in the Special Tea & Bakery shop.. tell them you saw this on my blog.

And Carla, I sooo understand. ((((hugs))))


Kelly McMaster

What a sweet and unique place! I too, wish I could share days like these again with my Mom who passed away in April 08. Savor every special moment with her as I know you do! Thanks for taking us along--I love the pink fridge too and that big piece of pie looks to die for!!


What a delightful place ~ thanks for all the pics! This is something my mother would have enjoyed too...she passed away in '03. I would love to know more about the pie too.


Thank you for sharing this special place. Beautiful flowers, lovely tea room, yummy treats, and fabulous photos! Why isn't there a place like this in every town?! A special place for special times with special people.


What a beautiful place. Would love to go there!

Mary Lou

Hi, Kim! That was so nice! How beautiful! It reminded me of a tearoom closer to Tampa that my daughter and I went to last March. It, too, was so pretty and feminine. Everyone was so kind, and we had a delightful time, as I'm sure you and your mom did. Thanks for the beautiful pictures!
Mary Lou

D. @ Outside Oslo

Thank you for the beautiful pictures. Going to tea with my grandma and mom is a cherished activity for me, and I wish that this tea house was in my area!

MJ Smith

Thank you, Kim, for the number to Lavender and Lace. I appreciate it! :-)


I can't get over the flowers in bloom. Just gawhgeeeous :-). Thank you for the bright spot on a very dismal and grey day a little north of you.

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You are so welcome MC in VA!!

Thank YOU for being a bright spot in MY day.


Josephine Tale Pedder

Dear Kim,
I am in pink and pretty heaven! xx


That looks so beautiful, a perfect place for a lovely long chat with friends and plenty of tea :) There is always time for tea especially in a place like Lavendar & Lace

All things nice...

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality

Oh, fun Kim! I totally remember OUR visit to this special place, loved every minute of it. I hope we can go back one day. xoxo


What a sweet cozy place to nestle up in, I can almost taste that angel pie! Charming indeed, thanks for sharing just another lovely place that you've had to delight in visiting. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh


Oh, my gosh, I can see why you love that place. I'd love it too!!


oh yes!!!! Lavendar and Lace is one of my most favorite stops, especially after enjoying all morning at "the Barn" LOL.
Our ladies are planning a trip to the Barn and L&L soon. Perhaps we'll meet! LOL

Janet@ The Decorating Diaries

What a beautiful tearoom and what a beautiful blog. Daisy Cottage was the first blog I ever read and I have visited almost every day since. Thanks for all your inspiration!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio & The Comforts of Home

What a lovely looking place! I know if it was near me I would visit again and again!

Debra Howard

Where do I start? I think I will go with "I love it all!" What a beautiful place to enjoy tea and such beautiful foods.


I bet your mom is more than getting used to your blogging, I bet she's very proud of how far you've come with it. Thanks for bringing me to this lovely place with you.


Oh Kim, what a lovely place! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.


What a lovely place! Thank you for sharing!

Nancy Hutson Maisenbach

Lavender and Lace is a nice retreat. I am relaxed and appreciate going there with you and your mom today.
Thank you,
Nancy M

Amy R.

What a quaint and cozy place full of character! I could almost smell those fresh baked goods. Glad you had a nice time with your mom. I need to go there...
Thanks for all the pics.


What a cute, cute place. I'd love to go for a cup of tea and one of those yummy looking chocolate cakes. Thanks for sharing the pics with us.


What a charming little place. It's so like a country cottage. I love it. Maybe one day I will visit ;)


Hi Kim, my husband and I have been there several times. We live right outside Orlando and love to visit the Lake Alfred area two or three times a year. In fact, we buy our seasonal pumpkins right in this area.

Thanks so much for the lovely delightful.

I love your blog and am joining you as a follower. Please come to see me when you get a chance.

Blessings, Barb

Daisy Cottage

I'm on way Barb!!!!



Oh this looks like such a lovely place to visit. I really enjoyed looking at all the pictures.

Thanks for sharing!

Richele Drummond @ Studio D


Your photos are just the best. What a lovely couple!! They look so friendly. (I love her floral apron, over her floral skirt). What a gorgeous tea house they have created. I imagine it is a huge amount of work. But, well worth it. It is so dreamy and their attention to detail is fantastic. I am so glad they allowed you to photograph this beautiful place and share it with us. If I lived in the area I would be a regular customer!!
Love and Peace!


I love Sehar's yellow apron (my fave color). You have lovely tea rooms over there - Jan's Cafe (no relation) in Dunedin was so quaint and attached to an antique shop, while waiting for a table, you shop, great idea. Beautiful, thank you for sharing, (((Hugs))) to Mom. Blessings, Janet


What a wonderful place! Sehar looks so pretty in her yellow and red florals...she would look lovely in your little Daisy Cottage too! karen...
I would love to be included in the blog


A pink Frig! wow I sure enjoyed all the color...good eye for photos

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

I was just sitting here thinking that heaven must look like this! I'll bet it smells good too. Why oh why is it so far away from me?!


Sooo pretty! I love all the photos and the mix of tea, flowers and treats! I feel like I just took a mini vacation to tea heaven. :)



Good Morning Kim,

What a lovely place to spend the day! I love that old tub filled with pretties :)



Oh how I wish I had the time to read all these great comments...but I have to say that is one of the MOST DELIGHTFUL places ( Tea Rooms) I have seen in a long, long while.
~~Tell me again where it is...I would love to be able to visit.
Thank you so much,

sweet cottage dreams

what a delightful tour that
you took us on. i can totally
see why you enjoy going there...
it is beautiful...
......and heavenly....

...and that pie....ohmygosh!
may i have a bite?

love you, Kim!
tell your mother hello from me, too.


Julia @ Hooked on Houses

What a fun tour! Next time we're in Florida, I'm going to have to look it up. That Angel Pie is calling my name... :-)

Dr. Deborah Wells Faust

Hello: Thank you so much for a trip down memory lane. I actually lived in this beautiful old house in 1979, when I was pregnant with my son whom I gave up for adoption. At the time, the home was a funeral home and parlor. I plan to write about these adventures in an e-book. Loved the pictures. Thank you again. ;o)

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