Saturday, April 13, 2013

Stitching

Preparations have been underway for our Tea With the Parlor Maid event to be held this Sunday, April 20th and also Sunday the 28th, both events sold out quickly.  The downstairs staff will be suitably outfitted with these pristine white aprons that were stitched last month.

Little scraps of material were used to craft small caps to complete the outfit.  Black shirts and long black skirts will round out the attire.  We are all looking forward to dressing up for this fun afternoon tea as we entertain the upstairs clientele.
Judy Larkin, the Tea Lady  will present a program that will explain why tea was an integral part of life for the working class.  Dressed as a parlor maid, she will share the rules and hierarchical relationships that governed servants lives in the late-Edwardian era England.  She will also discuss life 'below stairs' where there were plenty of opportunities for merriment.

5 comments:

relevanttealeaf said...

This sounds like a fabulous tea! How I would love to be there, but I'll have to wait and read about it on your blog instead.

Marilyn said...

I would love to see the downstairs staff in their outfits. Cute, I am sure.

Martha said...

What a fun event. I've done a couple of "Downton Abbey" teas at the kitchen store in our town -- dressed as "Mrs. Simkins" who is a cook in a large home in England. It's fun to dress in black with a crisp white apron! How do you make the cap -- I'd love to have one the next time I do it!

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

Oh how I wish I could be there! I look forward to seeing photos and hearing all about this special event!

Angela McRae said...

Lovely! Can't wait to see photos from the event!