Tea Room
Like Mason with his collectibles and antique inventory, Carla has been collecting recipes since the 70's.  During her courses at Florida International University in Miami, she was inspired by one Ft. Lauderdale restaurateur who taught her first Restaurant Management course.  With a Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Food and Travel, she continued working with Pan Am and worked at the same time as assistant manager of the  Orangerie Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale.   Always loving to entertain her friends, she is hooked on food!

​The many recipes she has collected,  and still collects,  almost daily,  are the basis for many of the menu items she has shared with her guests.  She has pulled from her own childhood's favorite meals and favorites from many from other parts of America for her "Down Home" inspirations, and from her travel and dining experiences "Around the World," both while on layovers with Pan Am and while on numerous vacations at exotic and interesting destinations.  Let her share them with you.  Bon Appetit! 

IN THE FUTURE, CARLA WILL BEGIN WORKING ON MEMORIALIZING HER BOARDING HOUSE TEA ROOM RECIPES, ALONG WITH STORIES OF WHY THEY ARE SO SPECIAL TO HER.  LOOK FOR THE BOOK OVER THE NEXT YEAR OR SO, WRITTEN UNDER HER PSEUDONYM:  C. P. STEELE.  THANKS FOR YOUR PATRONAGE!
​Treasures:  Collectibles and Antiques
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Mason has been a collector since the early 1970's, having had booths at the Raleigh Fair Grounds for 7 years, and locally in Fayetteville at the Livery and Lodestone.   

He's a picker who knows what people want:   from vintage marbles to vintage home accessories to collectible dolls to silver serving pieces to  an antique stroller/high chair to a hand-carved stagecoach to costume or sterling silver or gold jewelry to over 300 pieces of artwork (for as little as a few dollars and ranging upward to include larger more impressive works) to vintage tools and to a few pieces of vintage furniture. 
And Carla was a flight attendant with Pan Am for over 20 years and collected items from all over the world. 
We have four rooms of collectibles and antiques for you to appreciate for yourself or as a unique and special gift for friends or family.  
We want to share our TREASURES with you (local pick-up only).  ​​ 
Boarding House Treasures & Tea Room History
The building which houses Boarding House Treasures and Tea Room was constructed circa 1907 as a boarding house for Mill #4 across the street.  Located in Historic Mill Village, it is listed in the National Historic Register.   Within a few blocks of Hope Mills Lake, the future Hope Mills Museum, other antique and craft stores,  as well as eateries, a bakery, and public parking,  BHT provides nostalgia in every sense.   The front two-story structure served as the boarding house and the rear one-sto​ry building was the detached kitchen.  When plumbing came to the area in the early 1950's, the two were attached by a breezeway.  The Superintendent of the Mill lived here for a while,  and the Taylor Family bought the house in 1954, living in it until 2007.   Mason Steele and Carla Welsh bought it in November 2013 and have tried to preserve much of its history, while modernizing and enhancing its natural charm .  The breezeway and adjacent large deck off W. Patterson St. now serve as a new welcoming side entry to our venture.    Welcome to our piece of history.  Come see us!



Call: 
Treasures-910-850-1705, or Tea Room 910-527-7455

OPERATING HOURS

​​TEA ROOM OPEN
BY RESERVATION ONLY FOR SPECIAL EVENTS.  CALL CARLA AT
910-527-7455

TREASURES OPEN
 BY RESERVATION ONLY.  CALL MASON AT 910-850-1705