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My mother and I have a holiday tradition of the last few years to attend a holiday tea. For the past two years we have gone to Shadelands Ranch Museum in Walnut Creek, California. This year we changed things up and attended a holiday tea much closer to home. Today we attended the Ainsley House 25th annual holiday tea in Campbell, CA.

The Ainsley House was build in 1925 during the Arts and Crafts movement in the style of an English Tudor Cotswald cottage. I love the roof!

The Ainsley House tea includes tea time (with champagne, sparkling cider, delicious house blend tea, mini sandwiches, and delicious sweet treats), a holiday boutique, and a tour of the historic home.

Here are a few pictures from the tour. All of the furniture is original to the house. Check out all the texture in the wood and wallpaper.


Local friends, it looks like there are tickets available for the teas in the next week.

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