Friday, December 11, 2015

Governor Warner Mansion Luncheon

Yesterday I drove to Pine Lake Country Club in West Bloomfield Hills [about 28 miles from my house], to a holiday fundraiser luncheon for the Governor Warner Mansion.  I've blogged about events at the mansion [located in Farmington] three times.   It is a Michigan Historic Site.

Fred M. Warner was Michigan's 26th Governor, and he lived in the 1867 Victorian Italianate mansion built by his father, P.D. Warner, from two years of age until his death in 1923 [at 58 years of age].  His grandchildren donated the mansion to the City of Farmington in 1980.

~ Pine Lake Country Club ~

~ The Country Club was decorated beautifully for Christmas ~

~ There were lots of Nutcracker decorations ~

~ There were silent auction items and raffle drawings ~

~ Lots of elegantly dressed ladies ~

~ The luncheon was called Holiday Splendor ~

The tea served - 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing' - was provided by The Rendezvous with Tea, where I've attended several tea tastings and written about them on my blog.  It was a wonderful black tea.

Pre-lunch treats [pictured below].  A pianist played soft Christmas music on a baby grand piano throughout the event.

The lunch began with a fabulous Butternut Squash Bisque with a swirl of balsamic vinegar.

~ Asiago Chicken with 'trimmings' ~

~ Fabulous Chocolate Dessert ~

130 people attended, and a good time was had by all.


  1. That food looks delicious but the decorations alone were worth the drive! What a beautiful place for a Christmas luncheon.

  2. Gorgeous! Love the decor...especially the nutcrackers! The menu looks wonderful. So glad you could attend!

  3. How wonderful! I love the ladies who are dressed up, the lovely location, the amazing food! The tea sounds tasty as well.


  4. What a wonderful holiday luncheon you attended, Phyliss! To sit and have lunch, while listening to piano music must've been so peaceful. When I lived in Michigan, West Bloomfield Hills was not far from me.


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