My friend Nancy invited me to come along to sample a Victorian high tea in Milwaukee. She is in the midst of researching sources for Victoriana artisans, B&Bs, and such to be listed on a site called Victorian Heart Shoppe. Nancy's own gift shop, Roses and Teacups, carries all sorts of flowery, feminine, speciality items to make life sweet and beautiful. Of course, I said yes without a second thought!
The mansion is a B&B and event venue. They also host a selection of teas and special dinners, and have a lovely gift shop. They are super busy people!
Here's the chandelier that hung above our tea table. The house was still bedecked for Christmas as you can see (we went on Epiphany). The more-is-more Victorian esthetic is taken to heart here!
The tea was fabulous! I just had to eat all of it, and honestly wasn't hungry again until dinner the next night!