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.