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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Paris in a Cup - Orange, CA

~~ Paris in a Cup Tea Salon ~~

The day after Mr. VLT and I came home from Bastrop, I went on a shopping trip to California. (Ah!! The weather was so beautiful: sunny, cool, and gorgeous!) Every time I go to CA, my sister-friend Colleen and I go to the Orange Circle. It's a street in the City of Orange that is wall to wall antique shops, boutiques and wonderful restaurants.

And every time Colleen and I go "The Circle" we have lunch at this adorable tea house. It used to be an clothing boutique and antique shop. Then a few years ago the owners decided to turn it into a tea house. We've been going to it since it opened.

The decor is just amazing. The color combination is so rich, and classy and drop dead gorgeous! Yet, it's comfy and inviting too. I'd love for her to come redo my house!

You usually need to make a reservation to eat hear. We came on a Wednesday and almost didn't get a table. Luckily they had one little table for two available. I've always called ahead before, but I didn't this time. Lesson learned.

I forgot to take a photo of the shop at the front of the store. She has tons of beautiful and unique tea items, and the most bling-y and shiny jewelry! This is a little buffet she decorates for the seasons. It's it dreamy?

Since it was warm outside, a cool ice tea was what I needed. They serve individual teas in personal carafes. There are dozens of teas to choose from. I had the house tea. It's SO delicious that it doesn't need any sweetener.

A turkey croissant and the most delicious potato soup. You HAVE to try it if you ever eat here. I have the "Josephine" lunch plate which included the yummy confections below.

As I mentioned, I forgot to take photos of the gift shop, but not the bathroom! I know it's a little goofy, but even the bathrooms are beautifully decorated!

This is one of those places that you just want to visit again and again. Which I do every time I come to CA. It's worth the trip, I promise!
Paris In A Cup
119 S Glassell
Orange CA 92866
(714) 538-9411
Patricia :o)


stefanie said...

what a gorgeous place to eat!!!!

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a wonderful place to visit! Have a good time! blessings,Kathleen

Val said...

Oh, that plate of food looks so yummy! And I love the black and white in the sister-in-law would go nuts. Unfortunately, though, I'm in Michigan, and have yet to see California. Maybe someday....

Elizabeth and Gary said...

I would have enjoyed the Paris in a Cup too!. I love the name!
and lunch looked delish.. I really love how they presented the ice tea.
Your trip to Bastrop Tx was wonderful and I really enjoyed reading about the B&B and the homes you showed us were beautiful and so full of charm, I'm with you anyone would do for me to live in also, they were all charming!.
My husbands Sister and our Brother n Law own and run a B&B in IL. We are going for visit in late Sept. I will post about their B&B when we get back.
Have a sweet day, Hugs~Elizabeth

luisa said...

Hi,gorgeous place is beautiful.Too all your post.I follow your blog.Sorry for my english please!!!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Ooh La La, i want to go there, that is such a beautiful Inspiring place- Love the ideas for decoration as well

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

I love Paris in a Cup ! We live in Texas too but every time we are in Orange County that is one of my favorite places to go ~
I also have to go to Bastrop ~ We have lived her for 15 years and I haven't heard of it ~
Thank you for the wonderful photos !


Warm Hugs Design said...

Patricia I've missed you! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos and posting about your trip. Was such a joy. You really are a wonderful photographer!

Hope you've arrived home safely...

Warm hugs,

Anonymous said...

Oh what a gorgeous post full of pretty, pretty things! I love your photos woman! well done! A++

thanks too for coming by to visit me tonight...I look forward to getting back into my blogging routine!

ciao bella


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am just here in Riverside and lived in Orange for years. I used to go to the circle all the time (live in OQ at El Toro) and had no idea it would get so popular. It's been a few years since I've been but daughters go all the time.
It really is a nice place to eat and you are right. CALL ahead! LOL
Enjoyed your post!

Blondie's Journal said...

Wow!! What a neat place. I'd want to really dress up and do a little shopping if I went. Had to laugh about the bathroom, I love it when I find a really nice one, but never seem to have my camera with me!!

Happy Wednesday!


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Laurie Powers said...

I have been lucky enough to live near Orange for many years now and my aunt and I go there all the time. We have yet to go to Paris in a Cup - thanks for the reminder! Love your blog, by the way - I'm just beginning to seriously collect vintage linen and I'm still learning so much. Your blog is a treasure!