Thursday, May 5, 2016

Vintage Jewelry Tea

I'm not a big jewelry person, but I always enjoy the teas put on by the Northville Historical Society at Mill Race, so I purchased a ticket.  Vicky O'Neil, owner of Victoria's Tea Salon, caters the meal, which is always very good.  The event was held last Sunday afternoon.

The tables in Cady Inn were decorated in blue which was an immediate hit with me.  The jewelry theme was carried out in all the decorations.

Below was my place setting.  Our favor [inside the burgundy box] was a porcelain jewelry box from Victorian Trading. 

The windows were decorated with navy blue bows with brooches in the center.

Above the mantel was a jewel studded mirror, and the mantel displayed jewelry.

More jewelry was displayed on a vintage hutch.

The prize table had jewelry vignettes too.

A beautiful jewelry box was the raffle prize.

It was a well attended event.  The photo below was taken when the ladies first began to arrive.

~ Menu ~

Top and middle tier of the server - desserts and scones.

~ Savory/Sandwich Tier ~

The four savories top-clockwise were:  Cucumber with Dilly Cream Cheese on Italian Bread; Ham Salad on Light Rye [in the shape of a teacup]; Chicken Salad with Apples on Cinnamon Raisin Bread; and Egg Salad with Gherkins on Wheat Bread.

Scones were Lemon Blueberry served with Lemon Curd and Clotted Cream.  Desserts were Raspberry Victorian Sponge Cake; French Chocolate Pecan Truffles; and Oatmeal Cookie with White Chocolate and Craisins.   The tea served throughout the meal was a raspberry black tea. Everything was delicious.

At 2:30 p.m. we walked over to the nearby church for the program.  Unfortunately, I can't provide the name of the speaker, because I misplaced the flier with her name.  Her display was very nice, and her jewelry was for sale.  She sells online through Ruby Lane.

She told us she began her journey of collecting vintage jewelry when her mother passed away and she inherited all her jewelry.

It was a lovely afternoon.  Thank you Northville Historical Society!


  1. That looks like a good time and the food looks and sound delicious!

  2. I enjoyed seeing all your photos. Vintage jewelry is an interesting topic for the program.

  3. You always find the most interesting teas to attend! What fun!

  4. That sounds delightful! I do like vintage jewelry and it made for a very pretty setting for the tables and displays.

  5. This was an amazingly clever tea! Who wouldn't love this and the food looks delicious!

  6. Now THAT would have been right up my alley since I am writing a mystery whose heroine makes new jewelry out of vintage jewelry. LOVE that jeweled mirror with the teapot in the corner and may have to copy that idea!

  7. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Perhaps you learned something about vintage jewelry too. Jill


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