Christmas Tea at The Old Flynn Ranch,Missoula Montana was one of the big highlights for our family. In the hustle and bustle of people working with all different schedule and being unable to get together, it was a great fortunate that we were able to book the tea table,with the majority of my daughters attending. What a great drive up to this beautiful old brick architectural home. Upon entering, it was like stepping back into Victorian times.The room was very cozy, with the heat from the old belly stove , the elegant tea service on the beautiful embroidered table cloths, the elaborate real Christmas tree resting peacefully in the beautiful bay window, ornate portraits of the original owners hanging elegantly over the piano,the pleasant conversations from people sitting at the other tables. It brought a flood of conversations between my daughters and I, mainly how much similar the home reminded me so much of the sandstone home I lived in Scotland.The Tea was simply delicious,along with wonderful decorated sandwiches,oeurduves and delightful desserts. The hostess were always making sure our tea pot was kept filled. The lady of the house Maureen was so kind to let us know some history of the place, n permitting us to see the elegant rooms upstairs. It was one of the best relaxing nights that my daughters and I had. And the cost just a mere $10. The best! A big "THANK YOU" to all the family for opening this ornate home to the public. We hope to be back next year.!
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