Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tea at Two, September 22

These are the cucumber sandwiches Emily and I made for the tea!

Jason and Emily provided the background music.

The Lord really helped them to play well and not be nervous.  Jason also played the piano while people were eating and everybody enjoyed their music.

Vernell and Karen, the ladies responsible for the decorations.  They bought many teapots so each table had one as a centerpiece; they also purchased more tea cup sets and donated to the Historical Society so we had plenty without having to borrow.  They are amazing, creative, and generous ladies!

The tables were all so pretty!

Close up of the table decor, and the program that Beth designed

Me at the quilt raffle table

One of the teen age servers, serving tea with the teapot Rowen got me for my birthday this year!

Another one of the teen age servers.  She is placing a piece of candy at each setting.  In the background, Jason and Emily are playing right beside the raffle quilt.

Folks coming in the door for the tea; the hats were a fun touch to the Tea.

Some of our favorite people with me in the picture: Dr. Cara Brown and daughters, Faith and Hope.

Picture taken when most of the people were there.  The lady at the microphone (click on the picture to see it larger) is Pat.   She was the organizer behind the Tea again this year.  Last year's tea was a Mother/Daughter Tea.
The serving line for the yummy food!
Our speaker, Preethi Burkholder, adding cream to her tea.

Preethi is from Sri Lanka.  She spoke on the history of tea and gave first hand accounts of visiting the tea estates in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon).  She provided door prizes of Ceylon tea.

 Tea at Two was a fundraiser for the Johnstown Historical Society.  Everybody had a fun time and it was a beautiful event!