The Enchanting Miss Marenda’s Tea Room

“There is a garden in every childhood. An enchanted place where colours are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.”
-Elizabeth Lawrence

Miss Marenda’s Tea Room is a lunch spot on the Sparta Square. An indoor garden of white picket fencing, twinkle lights, chintz dishes, and floral table cloths. It holds some nostalgia for me because it was a rite of passage place. I remember being a young teen enchanted by the décor. It captured my imagination and felt like a place from a storybook. The Secret Garden. Or Through the Looking Glass. And perhaps a little spirit of Anne of Avonlea when she meets Miss Lavender Lewis.

It is lovely to know the tea room has remained unchanged and still holds timeless charm. My favorite strawberry fruit tea, chicken salad, homemade vanilla bread, savory pasta salad, and brownie pie are all still on the menu. You can still sip hot tea served from a chintz teapot. Inside the tea shop in an endless summer.

 

“Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have our tea first?”
-Alice in Wonderland

Located at 5 East Maple Street, Sparta, Tennessee.

Miss Marenda's Tea Room Secret Garden Tea Room décor

Miss Marenda's Tea Room Secret Garden Tea Room décor

Miss Marenda's Tea Room Chitz Tea Pots

Miss Marenda's Tea Room Vintage Garden Tools

Miss Marenda's Tea Room Secret Garden Tea Room décor

{Photos used with permission from Miss Marenda’s Tea Room}