Sweet Remembrances........is located in a beautifully restored post Civil War era red brick row home in historic downtown Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, just fifteen minutes west of Harrisburg and less than two hours north of Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. Proprietress and culinary artist Nancy Reppert opened this specialty business in 1990. Originally established as a private party place where afternoon tea, lunch and dinner were served specifically to groups, the tea room has expanded its service and is now serving Afternoon Tea most Wednesdays (to any number of guests) and the first Saturday of each month, by advance reservation. Private groups are still entertained in this charming home-like atmosphere throughout the week, including weekends. Special activities, coordinated with The Rosemary House are scheduled throughout the year, including herbal luncheons and themed dinners.
The Rosemary House...... located directly beside Sweet Remembrances is a herb and spice specialty shop that was established by Bertha P. Reppert in 1968 and is presently owned and operated by Susanna Reppert Brill. These two family businesses derived their names from rosemary, one of the oldest recorded herbs, it is also one of the most useful - for cooking, medicinally, in cosmetics, insecticides, and fragrances. In the language of flowers it is the symbol of remembrance and sacred to friendship.
As Shakespeare said, "There's Rosemary, that's for remembrance".