Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tea Anyone?

Martha's Bloomers big teapot

Just outside of Navasota, Texas, is an interesting place. Martha's Bloomers is a unique shop, with flowers, antiques, garden and decorative items, and a tea shop where you can go inside and have a light meal and some tea. Martha's Bloomers is one of Southern Living Magazine's Top 50 Shops, and if you are traveling on Texas Highway 6 through Navasota, you cannot miss it. The location has a large teapot sitting on the grounds, making it easy to find.

One thing I enjoy is the variety of advertising used by businesses to draw the attention of travelers passing by, and this teapot is a great example of roadside Americana that increasingly is going by the wayside as homogeneity and chain stores take over the landscape. I only wish that I was hungry when we got to Martha's Bloomers, as I would have enjoyed sampling their fare. I suppose that will have to wait for another day, but if you make it down to Navasota, stop in and give it a try. I have a suspicion that you won't be disappointed.

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