In celebration of the first day of Spring, my cousin Jess and I took a trip out to Niagara on the Lake and enjoyed tea for two at the historic Prince of Wales hotel.
A couple weeks later, we are still waiting for Spring to arrive.
As I sit here writing this, I can see the red tips of my Peonie plants pushing their way up through the dirt.
Signs of Spring were all over town.
The inside of the hotel is ornate and luxurious. Having afternoon tea here is a special treat.
Proper high tea is served. Complete with tea sandwiches, little pastries and the most delcious Jasmin-insfused raisin scones with clotted cream and Raspberry jam, it's the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
On our way home, we drove about looking at all of the qauint little cottages and grand historic homes around town. I wanted to share with you one of my favourites.
This is the Clench House.
It's considered one of the most significant early 19th century homes in town, built by Ralfe Clench, a farmer, judge and political figure in Upper Canada. Currently it's under significant reconstruction and restoration.
Isn't it beautiful?
To the left of the home is a creek the runs alongside the house.
There are so many beautiful little parts to this home. Small buildings outside, additions, a greenhouse, a carriage house and what probably used to be servant's cottages.
This is the back of the house. The carriage house is attached to the main house with a glass house.
I mean really, how perfect!
We stumbled across a stand selling Pussy Willows on our way home. Perfectly Spring.
Have a lovely Saturday.