Daydreams & Tea
Through the Looking Glass
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Guests of all ages will delight in our Alice in Wonderland & Wizard of OZ selections and other classic gifts from England and beyond - destine to be enjoyed now and treasured for years to come.
Steiff celebrates the year 1880, commemorating 150 years of toy-making. Young Margaret Steiff first crafted a pincushion in the shape of an elephant for her own use in her small dress-making shop in Geingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, near the Bavarian border. To her surprise her customers ordered the soft elephant as a toy for their children—launching this world-famous brand.
Each creation continues to be handmade in Germany of the finest materials and workmanship. The signature button in the ear lets you, and generations to come, be certain that it is a genuine Steiff.
The History of the 1890 Arcade
In the 1890's our little shop use to belong to Thomas Edison. It was in this very spot that he featured his phonographs and kinetoscopes. The Arcade in Cleveland, Ohio was the site of the National Republican League's annual meeting in June of 1895. This meeting resulted in the nomination of William McKinley, who was then the Governor of Ohio, to the Presidency in 1896.
The Arcade in Cleveland, Ohio was the site of the National Republican League's annual meeting in June of 1895. This meeting resulted in the nomination of William McKinley, who was then the Governor of Ohio, to the Presidency in 1896. The historic photo below captures The Arcade as the center of the grand festivities.
From 1890 until 1902 our little shop belonged to the infamous Thomas Edison. He offered some of his most popular inventions in this very space. As you can see the signage on the windows read as follows: Thomas Edison's Phonograph and Kinetoscope Parlor".
It is also interesting to note that The Arcade is just one year younger than The Eiffel Tower. Our 130th year is 2020. Happy birthday to The Arcade!
Meet the Owners
Jenny and Jim Cauffield are the owners of Daydreams & Tea - Through the Looking Glass. They are both retired educators. Jenny served for 42 years mainly as a School Psychologist for students from Preschool to High School and teaching First Grade and Kindergarten. Jim has taught science at the high school, college and graduate levels.
They both love traveling, meeting new people, hiking, and eating out. They also love dogs and horses. Jim is a master carpenter and Jenny loves collecting antiques and genealogy. Ask them about Cleveland and they will be delighted to tell you the history and highlights of our fair city on the North Coast.
Tuesday to Saturday: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM