Monday, December 12, 2016

Coffee at the Peabody

The Peabody Hotel is a storied Memphis treasure, and during Christmas-time they pull out all the stops. The Daughter and I went there for coffee and people-watching and to enjoy the decorations and music.

Can you see the player grand piano in the background of the photo above? It plays Christmas music this time of the year. Delightful!

The ducks were swimming in the fountain:

When they aren't there, they have stately quarters up on the roof:

Here was the view from the roof:

and the elevators to take us back down to the lobby:

Downstairs just off the main lobby area were more decorations:

It looks so elegant, but you feel right at home even casually-dressed. They understand the meaning of the word "hospitality". Y'all come back now, ya hear?

Share a drink with the T Tuesday group, a weekly blog gathering hosted by Bleubeard and Elizabeth.


  1. What a wonderful place you visited, thanks for sharing the photos. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. that sounds great in every way. i love the idea of Music coming from a piano and not doodling from the loudspeaker. i would visit if i lived Close.
    happy t-day!

  3. When I first moved to MO, I stopped in a high end restaurant that had been recommended. After I had been seated, the waitress came up to me and asked "what would y'all like to drink?"

    I keep thinking The Peabody is the hotel sign used in Memphis Beat, the tv cop show that was shown on TNT. If I recall, it was part of the opening credits.

    This is a gorgeous hotel and I really enjoyed seeing the coffee and your photos of the rest of the hotel. It's a genuine beauty.

    Thanks for sharing the Peabody with us for T this Tuesday.

  4. An amazing place to visit! Great! Thank you for sharing the photos with us!
    Happy T-Day!

  5. I love how elegant and stately this hotel is. I bet it was a great place for a little holiday cheer.:) Happy T day.Hugs-Erika

  6. Looks like a wonderful place with such beautiful decorations

    Happy T Day

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. That is a wonderful hotel to visit, they have super decorations for visitors to see.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

  8. what a gorgeous hotel so beautifully decorated. I'd love to see this in person! Thanks for sharing and happy T day!

  9. I have heard of the Peabody Hotel, but your photos are amazing......the duck sign is funny.
    Who wouldn't want to sit and people watch, with music in the background at such a beautiful place.
    Thanks for sharing.....and Happy T-day

  10. More christmas trees! How lovely. I havent seen a single one yet even though I am in a big city where I expected a tree somewhere. The hotel we are staying at has a tiny tree in the lobby. It is so small, it is not worth photographing.
    What a beautiful hotel. And the ducks are quite a feature. Thanks for sharing that experience.
    Happy T day,

  11. Oh my, what a stunning hotel you visited! There are so many wonderful things to see and the decorations are amazing :-). How lovely they have Christmas music playing on the Grand Piano, I bet it sounds beautiful. Thanks for sharing your spectacular day out and wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

  12. The decorations are gorgeous. I especially liked the train and the village. How enchanting to see ducks swimmming in an indoor fountain. Decadent decorations. Charming. Spending time with your daughter, priceless. Thanks for letting me tag along

  13. What a beautiful place to spend a day enjoying the Holiday Spirit! They certainly have it. Thanks for sharing it with us today...Happy T Day ♥

  14. That looks and sound like a fab hotel. And they've got some amazing decorations done. I think I could spend an afternoon there having tea and enjoying some people watching. Happy t-day!

  15. What a fabulous hotel. So beautifully decorated for Christmas. The painted doors just blew me away! Thanks for the tour.

    Happy T Day!

  16. Wow! I can see why you'd want to go back every year at this time. Love the ducks!! :)

  17. I missed T last Tuesday so I'm just now making the rounds. What a great place to have coffee. I enjoy public places that decorate because these days I don't decorate much at home. Nice that you can go with your daughter.