Cottage Tea Room Review

Well it’s been two months since I have wrote on my blog. I really did underestimate how hard these are to keep up with. I was finding the reason why i have not been posting often is because I was doing everything on my iPad which for me was quiet painful as i didn’t have a keyboard to type and everything took ten times longer ( I know first world problems). So after some thinking i decided to go and buy my first macbook, it was easier to make this decision once they brought the 12 inch macbook out in ROSE GOLD, my absolute favourite colour of all time! So here I am typing my first blog in a while and it’s ten times more enjoyable, listening to Drakes new album that I’m obsessing over!

Yesterday it was Mothers day as we all would know from everyones spiels on Facebook. As my mum lives in Geraldton i didn’t get to spend the day with her which is unfortunate but Justin and myself decided to take his Mum and Gran out for a high tea at the Cottage Tea Rooms in Swan Valley. Every time I drive past this little cottage my heart melts, the outside is just gorgeous, little tables with umbrellas and a vintage bike that create a beautiful theme before you even enter the inside of the cottage.

CTR outside

We booked about three weeks in advance as I knew a place like this would be fully booked for Mothers day as it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon sipping English Breakfast tea with the special ladies in your life. We were lucky to get a seperate room, it wasn’t loud in the other rooms but it was nice to have your own privacy. The room was filled with handmade quilts, beautiful teddies and nicknacks to fill the house with and the high tea was served with beautiful China. There was a great selection of savoury and sweet and the SCONES WERE TO DIE FOR!! We had an hour and a half for our booking which was more then enough time for a good catch up.The girls who were looking after us were lovely and bubbly which made you feel as though it wasn’t just a great place to eat but the people whom worked there enjoyed there job.

CTR Teddys

The only negative thing i could say about the day which wasn’t any fault of the staff at the cottage tea rooms, was that we were getting a couple of photos and this lady who also was dining at the Cottage Tea Rooms barged into the room without saying “excuse me” started looking at the stuff for sale in the room, pushing past our chairs, to be honest that was a bit awkward but unfortunately you will always get rude people where ever you go.

CTR CupBut lets end the blog on a positive note though shall we, I would highly recommend the Cottage Tea Rooms and would be a lovely surprise if your wanting to take your Mum, Daughter, Bestfriend or Girlfriend out for a lovely afternoon tea. Even for a small party, after all i feel that high tea is a more intimate gathering where you can catch up on all things light hearted and deep and meaningful.

I hope you all had a beautiful weekend and I look forward to blogging more frequently!


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Goodbye Summer….

Most people dread the end of summer, they miss the feeling of the sun kissing their skin, the long sunny days with cold drinks and friends, Sunday sessions and the beauty of a clear blue sky!

Living in the Swan Valley is a lovely area for the warmer months of the year with your unlimited options of winery’s, the Margaret River Chocolate Factory and restaurant to indulge in, Mandoon Estate being a new favourite of mine. Mandoon Estate is the perfect place for a casual lunch with the family or a special dinner for two, it also has a little art gallery which is a nice touch! I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in Perth! There may be a lot to do around such a beautiful area, but I am so excited to say goodbye to summer.

imageLinton and Kay Gallery

I can’t wait for the cold Sunday mornings with my cups of tea in bed and having an excuse to do nothing but listen to the rain pelting against the roof and reading a good book. Warm bathes with the endless amounts of Lush products, candles lit with warm scents filling the air.  I am in my element in winter, the cosy rugs, fleece Peter Alexander pyjamas, the slow cooked meals that fill the house with the most delectable smells. I must admit though it is a struggle to get out of bed for work in the morning and I tend to watch endless amounts of movies and TV shows at that time of the year.

I honestly think I need to move to a country where it snows so I can really take in the true essence of winter ( i wish). I’m even happier to know that I get two winters this year as we take off to Europe in December.


Unfortunately winter is another few months away but to kill the time we have an abundance of public holidays and Easter just around the corner. My love of candles and Easter have come together at Dusk and couldn’t help but pick myself up some goodies, as well as buying some scented candles that remind me of the cooler months ahead. I don’t feel that there is a better feeling then walking into a home where candles are burning, they tell a storey and give out certain vibes into your home.

imageDusk Burnt Sugar and Bergamot Scent Candle and 6 Pack of Lace eggs with Display Plate

Regardless of the weather, Here’s to enjoying everyday wether it be social days with friend of cosy days in bed. Hope you all had an amazing long weekend.

❤️Sharnee xoxo

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