Does your car veer off the road when you see a sign like this?
As we were driving from Niagara Falls to Niagara-on-the-Lake,
I saw this sign as we rounded a corner.
OF COURSE WE HAD TO STOP HERE!
Welcome to the garden at McFarland House.
Here you will find herbs and flowers
commonly grown in kitchen gardens of this era.
We were warmly greeted by the staff of McFarland House
and started our tour just a few minutes after we arrived.
As we toured the house with our guide, we saw many lovely treasures.
We saw the dining room table which displayed the family china service.
tall in the dining room.
Linsey, our knowledgeable house history guide,
told us that this was a Rochford Tea Set
and that Scottish-born John McFarland
was among other things a tea trader.
The Traveling Teapot and The Rochford Tea Set
Of course there had to be other tea accouterments
and in the same room was another
beautiful tea set.
After our History Lesson we went to the Tea Room and