The Eclectic Cottage is an business that combines antiques and high tea. Guests that want to combine antiques and collectibles on weekends can make reservations for Saturday or Sunday for Richmond High Tea. The owner mixes the tea blends and provides refreshments from the best vendors in the area.
Richmond Afternoon Tea at the Richmond Antiques often involves calling the owner for a reservation to start. Customers can choose from three special blended teas and often the a menu has some kind of quiche, desserts and tea. There are many desserts at high tea like lavender short bread and rum cake.
Desserts change weekly and the store has over 35 custom tea blends. This means customer often find gourmet desserts nectarine almond crumb top pie or sweet like Often there are different choices of quiches to choose from. The varieties use ingredients like bacon, asparagus, mushrooms, garden vegetables,and crab and chicken.
Soups have been added to the menu this fall check the board or with owner to find the kind served. Afternoon tea often means trays of traditional and non-traditional foods. Often in the evenings tea and desserts are served. It a great place to shop for collectibles and enjoy refreshments with friends and family.
The store sells antiques and collectibles from local artists and vendors. They have oil infused soap made by a local artist. The kinds of soap are lavender, jasmine, and grapefruit. It is made to be sensitive to the skin with no harmful chemicals. They often can arrange tea parties for children and have outdoor tables weather permitting.
They sell garden supplies, dishes, cups, furniture, tea cozies, weather vanes, sun dials, teapots, and other accessories for Richmond antiques collectors. Often there are tea tastings on Friday. It is owned by Mesha Mott. Many of the items sold in the store belonged to her mother who was an avid collector of antiques.
Many local customers think of the Electric Cottage as high quality tea house on weekends. She will need at least 45 minutes call ahead reservations to prepare a high tea for customers. Often she will discuss the menu before you come so you will have some choices. It is a first come first serve basis.
There are often special speakers and events for fundraising or selling products or services at the Eclectic Cottage. A great place to stop to shop and relax on weekends for Richmond high tea and buying antique/collectibles.