It was Devonshire Tea for Two (but make mine coffee please) when I met my friend Kathryn at Stonestead in Te Marua, Upper Hutt, on Saturday morning. What sort of scone shall we choose, cheese, sultana or date? That choice made, we climbed the stairs and Kevin carried the laden trays up for us. Here we are with just a few crumbs left.
We could look down at the many quilts decorating the walls. Kevin also sells old china and there were cabinets full of delicate cups, saucers and plates, and ornaments of all kinds. Just the sort of items that your Granny would have in her china cabinet in earlier years.
The Stonestead Tea House is not the only attraction on this property – Sawmillers Quiltery was just down the path. Situated in an old style cottage which was moved on to the property, this small building looks very inviting with quilts displayed on the veranda.
Inside it is chock-a-block with fabric, notions and patterns. We took our time browsing at the class samples, and the lovely fabrics. What a delightful way to spend a wintery Saturday morning.