Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"Ambrosia Tea Room"

Not only a great spot for lunch in the old town of Salado, Texas, but a great study in black and white decor. As most of you know, my studio is designed in black and white toile with touches of pink on a beige background. So I was soaking up the decor like a sponge. I got so many new ideas that I wanted to share with you. The owners were so nice to let me take pictures, and take pictures I did, even in the powder room.

So to begin, the walls were a light sage with black furniture and vintage ivory pieces accented here and there. The tables were topped with black and white plaid runners on white tablecloths. So without more reading, let's just view the pics. Enlarge if you'd like to see the details. There really is some unique decorating ideas you might enjoy to see close up.
This is the main dining room.

While viewing the pics, notice the vintage clothing and dressing accessories used for art work. Wall shelves hold vintage shoes and purses hang like art work in varied vignettes on the sage green walls. Gorgeous.

Vintage hats on wire hat stands grace every table. Vintage white gloves hold eating utensils and napkins. Empty frames surround hats placed on the wall and plate racks hold favorite books instead of plates.

Having been a family home at one time, each of the rooms are designated a different name and outside the room hangs an iron hook with the room name on a plaque.
Down this hall, you view a large wall photo of Audrey Hepburn which leads to the powder room, where more great decorating ideas inspire. Here are a few pics. Notice the vintage corset hung on the wall with silk flowers inside like a wall vase.

I hope you enjoyed this elegant tea room in the gorgeous black and white. It really was inspirational and full of decorating ideas using vintage treasures in unique ways.

When I return, I will share my found vintage treasure from Evelyn's Antiques in Schulenberg, Texas.
Till next time, have a wonderful day.

Blessings and Blue Skies Be Yours.
Celestina Marie


Denise@alloverroses said...

The very first black and white tea room I've seen and it's wonderful! I LOVE the way the silverware and napkins are nestled inside the gloves. What an amazing idea! And the corset with the flowers...wow what an imagination they have! I always wished if I had another room to decorate it would bee black and white toile. I LOVE it's casual elegance! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous tea room.
Have a wonderful day!

Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste... what an absolutely charming little tea house! I love the vintage clothing all about, and also how they used the plate racks to hold books... black and white is such a stunning color combination, and I also love your home decorated in it... I am excited to see your treasure from the antiques store! Thanks for sharing this beautiful spot!... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Mari said...




Victoria said...

Wow..this is so gorgeous...what a beautiful,dazzling place..and love the name..magical...yay..thanks for sharing this gem!!

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hello Celeste :) My, I can certainly see why you would love this Tea room! I know you got lots of wonderful ideas to use and decorate in your beautiful home! Everything is just so wonderful; I so wish we had a Tea room near us, but sadly we do not :( I don't think I could get hubby to go to one any way, as that's not his "cup 'o tea", lol . Looking forward to seeing what wonderful treasures you found.

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Unknown said...

Oh my Celeste!
I can see why you were so enthralled with this wonderful place! How neat it would be to have tea and lunch there! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Hope all is going well with you! We are all doing well and I have been busy making up Christmas goodies!

Happy Tea!

A Southern Rose said...

What a beautiful tea room. I love the way that they decorated it. I love the black and white with the sage green. The gloves to hold the flatware...what a great idea!

Lee Laurie

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Loved looking at the pictures. What a fun idea using a glove to hold the silver and napkin. I can see this with mittens for a christmas dinner! Just decided to visit many of the blogs I follow and let everyone know that in 9 more blogs I will be having a give away to celebrate my 100th blog . Debbie

Patti said...

How totally beautiful and elegant!!

I love discovering new tearooms, and I always hope that I'll one day get a chance to visit each one. Now, wouldn't that be a fun idea...some people want to go to a national park in every state...how about visiting an elegant tearoom in every state?!!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Celeste, I haven't been to Salado in a long while, I use to visit there pretty often! I love the pictures you have shown today they are so pretty! I love the elegance of the black and white with the feminine touches of the dresses, purses, and other feminine items!!! Hope you have a wonderful week... Blessings~~~ Daphne

Bearly Sane said...

Pretty, feminine and delightfully chic. I adore the collage in the frame Celeste...thanks for sharing your day out.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

That is quite an extraordinary tea room; aside from being elegant! Love the frames with obviously articles in a kind of window pane pattern like a true window! The gloves are unique and so is the corsette with flowers. Sure you got quite some ideas there! Thanks for capturing them the way you did.

Have a great week and sending you sunshine form Georgia after the heavy rains from yesterday,


Unknown said...

Hi Celeste,
What a gorgeous tea room, and those decorations are amazing. I love the gloves on the table. So wonderful. Love the music too.
Have a beautiful evening.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Gorgeous! I could spend all day there! I'll have to put it on my wish list of places to visit! Love the way you presented the photos, too! Very artistic! ♥

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, this is so fabulous!!! Thank you so much for sharing it...how fantastic!

Also, I just want to say that your named is so beautiful...it sounds absolutely blessed.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Celeste, you were right! So many ideas! What a lovely, lovely place to have tea! All of the touches were so well-thought-out. I adore the color scheme. I've been wondering what to do with our bathroom. I am soooo tired of the off-white ivory walls. Hmmm....I think I need to make a to-do list for my hubby! ;-)
Thank you for sharing!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

What a gorgeous tearoom and it is as if you had stepped back in time.
Love all the Audrey Hepburn memorabilia, feminine touches and the black and white.
Thanks for sharing this lovely tearoom with us.

Hope that you are having a lovely week and some fun creating.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a lovely place to dine. I feel I've been in that house, but I'm sure it was during a time of previous owners, as it was not decorated as it is today. It is lovely. My favorite place to dine would be in front of the faux fireplace ~ 2 guesses why ~ the mirrors and the silhouettes!! I adore the corset with the silk flowers. Think I need to find a corset now! :0)

I hope Miss Beazy faired well while you were away. I worried about her Sat., as it was so stormy in your area and here as well. But I knew that if you weren't back that R would take excellent care of her for you.

Glad you are home!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Ruth Welter said...

Beautiful Celeste, I love eating at tearooms...they always offer special foods, tea and a very special environment to enjoy it all in.


Cindy Adkins said...

I've been telling everyone I know about this amazing tea room!!! It is so gorgeous...
and see, I don't want to grow up either because then I guess I won't be able to have as much fun having a tea party!!! It takes the joy of a child to have that much fun, don't you think?
Sending hugs,

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Celeste!

What a fabulous place! I want to go there!! Such great ideas... the silverware & napkin in a glove... flowers stuffed in a corset... hats in a picture frame... I love them all! Once again, thanks for taking us along on such a lovely outing. I'm hoping to have a Christmas Tea for my Sweetie Girls during the holidays... I'm excited!

Hugs, SHerry

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..