Mary, one of the Miss America Tea committee members, works at the Open Door Outreach Center in Waterford, MI. She coordinates two teas a year with the proceeds going to the organization. Yesterday was their Spring Tea Luncheon which I attended.
Next door to the Open Door resale shop is a banquet facility, Roma Rose Garden, where the tea luncheon was held.
Mary and me. We worked side by side at the registration table for the Miss America Tea.
~ Our table was #3 with a pretty tea-for-one centerpiece. ~
The meal began with a Cranberry-Apricot Scone served with homemade Lemon Curd.
Followed by a Michigan Cherry Salad with a Grilled Chicken Breast, Raspberry Vinaigrette and a roll.
Denise kept our teacups filled with Sweet Royal Delight, a flavored black tea.
The program was presented by Linda and Sandy from La De Da. They demonstrated four tablescapes, and showed how household items could be repurposed into suitable items for tablescapes.
~ Wedding Tea using vintage doilies. ~
~ A Garden Tea with Wheatgrass. ~
~ A Fairy Tea ~
~ A Butterfly Tea ~
The tablescape below intrigued me the most because the mini-cloche on the right was a candle holder globe turned upside down. Talk about creative repurposing!
Beautiful wall mural in the banquet room.
My name was drawn for a door prize - a hand painted wind chime.
~ Our table ~
[L-R: Linda P., Iora, and Me]
[Linda S., and Cathy]
It was a lovely afternoon, and a fun way to support a charity.