Monday, June 30, 2008

"high tea" was SO! MUCH! FUN!

High tea for 104 dear ladies
After all this time it feels so good to be "normal" again I am going to get back into blogging and to visit and sit here for days and days to catch up but right now I want to show just a couple of photos of the high tea we had last Saturday.

My mother, daughter and grand daughters

The sun was shining and the ladies were full of good cheer when they came into the hall.......champagne (bubbles) were served as they arrived and fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate were offered to them. Then as they gathered the double doors were pushed open and into the hall all decked out for the "Vintage high tea" they came with much Oohs & Aahs they found their tables and their seats.

some of the tables almost ready for the ladies.

My dear mum came all the way from South Australia to help and cooked me over 250 scones now that is a lovely mum.......................mum I love you!

Ladies arrived in hats and families of ladies some three and even four generations came along so grandmothers were with daughter and their daughters it was so special.

A table of lovely ladies

The event as I have said before was to raise money for the Starlight children's foundation hoping to grant a very ill child a very special wish! not all the monies have been added up yet but so far it looks about $3400.00 plus is the amount.

some of the cupcakes all dressed up for the high tea.

So here are a few photos I will share tonight and will add more as I get back to normal blogging again this week (yippee!!!) I love that my world is getting back to normal.

All my china (all 104 trios) were vintage and a discussion was had about styles and likes at the end of the day.

Love to you all



Flip Flop Floozie said...

I have missed you DEAR FRIEND!! You have been a busy lady i see!! i would have LOVED to have came too but it would just be too far to drive..SMILE!!
I hope you will get back into blogging soon. I know that Life gets in the way. We are well here in Georgia..Hot but well..
Blessings, Sandy

Annie said...

Oh YEAH. You are BACK. Loved the pictures and story. What a truly female generational event.

Got your comment at my old blogsite this morning, dear friend, and hurried right over here to see if you had checked in. Sure enough, here you are.


Susie said...

Hi Lee Ann,
How wonderful to see a comment from you and a new post here!!
You've been missed in blogland!!
I enjoyed seeing all the pictures of your high tea. So glad it was a good success. What a wonderful cause..
Your Mom looks great in that picture. You two look so alike!

Janet said...

It's good to have you back in Blogland. The photos of the high tea are fantastic. What fun!

Miss Eagle said...

Leeanne, it was a wonderful experience. Sheer magic! I would like to say sheer female magic - but then where would it have been without all those beautiful men - especially Rob - in their formal attire who waited on us and modelled the auction items. This was an Everest of female achievement. It was wonderful to see the four generations of your family present - and I noticed a few sets of older women in the hall who were clearly sisters. I thought how amazing! I am still telling people about it - as I am sure I will be for quite a while. Haven't had a chance to download all the pictures I took. Life has been so full - but I hope to get them downloaded and edited into shape to get to you by or at the weekend. Love to all at Pear Tree Cottage!

Alice said...

Wonderful to have you back. What an achievement, and what a delightfully delicious time you all had.

Lark said...

Oh Lee-Ann, it looks lovely! I'm so sad that I couldn't come, I hope you have another when you've recovered. What a marvellous amount of money to have raised for a worthy cause.

Allison xx

Alice said...

Just amazing, LeeAnn! I really don't know how you managed it all. Look at all those smiles--the ladies were delighted! And even more smiles to come from the children you'll be helping. I'm looking forward to more photos.

zzop357 said...

I'm glad your back. I can't wait to see all the pictures I know you took.
Details too please. We Americans are deprived I know. We should do things like this.
God bless, Donna

Mountain Mama said...

That looks like so much fun!! And for a wonderful cause.

I am planning to have a small tea party for some of my great granddaughter's, so I got a few ideas form your photos.
Thank you.

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Looks like a wonderful day was had by all, Lee-anne. I really wish I could've made it ... maybe next year, if you do it again.
Hope you are catching up on some R&R, now that you have the time.
Take care, hugs, Connie xx

Jeanette said...

Welcome back to blogland Dear Lee-ann.
Great Photo's and a wonderful spread Just love your vintage settings and the little cup cakes and fresh home made scones look so yummy, Oh i can taste them with jam and lashings of fresh cream.
Take care , ill be back...

Puss-in-Boots said...

Good to see you back, Lee-ann. Your mum's a wonder...250 scones!! She was certainly busy. Sounds like it's going to be a good total for the Starlight Foundation. Well done, to all.

Penless Thoughts said...

What a special, lovely time, Lee Ann.

Gina E. said...

It was great to see your comment on my blog, Lee-ann - and I'm reliving last Saturday as I'm looking at your photos! It was such a good day; Helen and I had a discussion on the way home, about doing something (on a smaller scale though) closer to home. I could combine high tea with a display of my linen collection - kill two birds with one stone. What do you think?

miss*R said...

next year you simply must invite me down!! I would come all the way from NSW to be there!
I am planning on coming to Victoria in January 2009 on the bike!! so hopefully you and Gina can meet up with Joe and I somewhere :) (well, that is if you would like to of course)

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