Monday, October 6, 2008

A Victorian Tea


Recently, A Victorian Tea was presented by the Volunteers of The Mechanicsburg Museum Association. They amazingly transformed the Freight Station Museum into a 'tea room' for the day. It was obvious that a lot of preparation and coordination went into this fundraising effort.
The tables were set with beautiful china and silver patterns; there were tea cozies on each table (available for purchase in the gift shop after tea) and they even decorated the chairs with assorted chair back covers. The scene was set with the beautiful tables, the greenery provided by the Garden Bouquet (a local florist), and musical entertainment by The Praise Trio. What a very special afternoon to remember.

Steaming hot pots of Darjeeling Tea were presented to each table to mark the beginning of the event. This was followed by individual plates of Chicken Waldorf Salad on Croissant; Smoked Salmon on Whole Wheat; Cucumber with Veggie Cream Cheese on White; and James Beard Cream Biscuit served with clotted cream (mock) and Strawberry Preserves. All hearty portions, two servings of each sandwich!

The dessert plate included Lemon Bars, Chocolate Squares, Pound Cake Slices, Dainty Cream Puffs, and Pecan Tarts. Many 'to go' bags were filled with the desserts. Before heading home, the guests enjoyed viewing the tea themed memorabilia that was on display in the many cases.
Kudos to the committee of volunteers that coordinated this community event. It was an afternoon to remember.

2 comments:

Steph said...

What a great event!!! It sounds like a lot of fun.

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

Everything looks so nice, Nancy. I love the way they did the chair covers. The lace covers almost look like just lace curtain panels...what a great idea.