A-List: Mom to a Tea

Make Mother’s Day (May 13) memorable by taking her to a tea, brunch, breakfast, or even a baking class


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No. 01 /// Majolica English teapot, $295, from Dede and Jim Taylor Antiques, Birmingham; 248-594-8330.

No. 02 /// Royal Standard teacup (with saucer), $30, from Judy Frankel Antiques Centre of Troy; 248-649-4399, judyfrankelantiques.com.

No. 03 /// Carved coconut saucer (and cup, to left), $145 from Judy Frankel Antiques Centre of Troy; 248-649-4399, judyfrankelantiques.com.

No. 04 /// Wedgwood Jasperware cup (with saucer, upper left), $35 from Silver Quill Antiques and Gifts, Warren; 586-756-8180, silverquillantiques.com.

No. 05 /// Stoneware teapot, $150 from Silver Quill Antiques and Gifts, Warren; 586-756-8180, silverquillantiques.com.

No. 06 /// Wedgwood Queensware cup and saucer (foreground), $25 from Silver Quill Antiques and Gifts, Warren; 586-756-8180, silverquillantiques.com.

No. 07 /// St. Louis World’s Fair souvenir cup, $12, and saucer, $20 from Silver Quill Antiques and Gifts, Warren; 586-756-8180, silverquillantiques.com.

No. 08 /// Carved coconut vessel, $145 from Judy Frankel Antiques Centre of Troy; 248-649-4399, judyfrankelantiques.com.

No. 09 /// Silver spoons, $2 each from Silver Quill Antiques and Gifts, Warren; 586-756-8180, silverquillantiques.com.

Mother-of-pearl spoon (right foreground), $45 from Dede and Jim Taylor  Antiques, Birmingham; 248-594-8330.

No. 10 /// Wedgwood Jasperware saucer (see No. 4).

No. 11 /// Horn spoon, $45 from Dede and Jim Taylor Antiques, Birmingham; 248-594-8330.


SAVE THE DATE

A baking class for Mother’s Day teaches how to flavor and bake macarons, the Parisian sandwich cookie. Ages 16 and up. Noon-3 p.m. May 6. $69/person.

Sur La Table, Somerset Mall South, 2800 W. Big Beaver, Troy; 800-243-0852.

 

A buffet breakfast for mothers and their families in the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery with access to the Butterfly Garden. Children may make a gift. 8 a.m. May 13.

The Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 mile, Royal Oak; 248-541-5717.

 

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House includes a guided tour of the house and a garden visit. Pastries, fresh fruit, cheeses, scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, desserts, and more. 10 a.m.-noon. May 13. Adult brunch/tour $34 (brunch only $26). Child brunch/tour $19 (brunch only $14).

1100 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Shores; 313-884-4222; fordhouse.org.

 

Mothers and daughters dress up for tea and fancy desserts at the Historic White Horse Inn. (Mothers receive a gift.) 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 5. Adults $19.95, children $9.95. Reservations recommended.

1 E. High St. (Dryden Road), Metamora; 810-678-2150; historicwhitehorseinn.com.

 

Roostertail’s Mother’s Love The Roostertail includes dining and live entertainment. Two seatings: 1 p.m. performance of Motown Sound, 3 p.m. performance of Gospel Praises. May 13. $29.50-$599.50.

The Roostertail, 100 Marquette, Detroit; motherslovesroostertail-zvents.eventbrite.com.

 

Learn about the Octagon House over finger sandwiches and desserts at the Octagon House Mother’s Day Tea. Explore the house and gift shop. Doors open at 11 a.m., tea 11:30 a.m. May 5.

57500 Van Dyke, Washington Township; octagonhouse.org.


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