Here is The Bottle Hill Tea Shop...
I believe this is the last one I'll be using from this booklet; it was the most interesting to me. It's set in a Revolutionary War era inn that Lafayette visited.
by the proprietor, Ethel S. Decker:
The rugs, the pictures, and all the old furniture were procured from dealers to be sold on commission. Hence, our furnishings, instead of costing us money, actually made money for us….People came for miles about for ''Toast, Pot Cheese, and Jam, 60 cts." Monday was Chicken Shortcake Day. Tuesday Gingerbread. Wednesday—Waffle Day. Thursday—Hot Scotch Scones. Friday Hot Biscuit with Honey. Saturday Mushroom Sandwiches. Did you ever taste them? Every day was Wellesley Fudge Cake Day. [They donated profits to Wellesley College.]…As for gift [items], no ordinary gift was allowed in the drawers of our lowboys, on the tops of our chest of drawers, or in our cupboards. Java brass, elephant bells, quaint Italian linens, and old pottery were among the choicest. We [also] originated many gifts such as wrought iron candlesticks made from our own design….In the service an old Spanish pottery was used. Frequently the customer ate her muffins and bought the plate; drank her tea, and ordered a tea set….Everything which the tea room had to offer was for sale, except the cook, and to her we clung!