Monday, September 12, 2016

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Tea

You may recall, on September 2nd I wrote a post about an upcoming Somewhere Over the Rainbow teasponsored by the Taylor Conservatory.  I promised I'd blog about it after I attended. The tea was yesterday [Sunday, Sept. 11th], and it didn't disappoint.  This is their second fundraiser tea I've attended.  I blogged about last year's tea here.

The banquet facility was beautifully decorated for the theme.

Below, Louise [L] and Kathleen [R].  Louise is one of the Directors at the Conservatory, as well as Coordinator of Volunteers. 


 I sat at Table 2... 

...with Kathy and Susan

~ Menu cards at each place setting. ~

~ The tea was catered by Victoria's Tea Salon. ~

Sandwiches were Roast Beef with Horseradish Sauce on Light Rye triangles; Turkey and Baby Greens with Basil-Parmesan Mayo on Wheat rectangles;  Rhubarb Ginger Chutney Cream Cheese on Cinnamon Raisin triangles; and Egg Salad with Gherkins on Italian rounds.  

~ Pineapple Cream Cheese Scones  ~

Desserts were Dried Plum and Apple Tea Bread with Crumble Topping; Amaretto Cream Mini-Cupcake with Amaretto Butter Frosting; and Chocolate Hazelnut Tart.  Everything was delicious.

Our Earl Grey Supreme Tea was served in this beautiful Chintz teapot.

Linda Pudlik presented a very informative program about L. Frank Baum who wrote the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, as well as interesting info about the characters: Dorothy [played by 16 year old Judy Garland], Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion and Toto.

A talented young soloist sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow from the Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center.  She's been singing since she was three years old. Several "munchkins" surrounded her on stage.

An extra surprise was seeing a high school classmate at the event.  She attended with a Red Hat group, dressed as Dorothy, and graciously let me take her picture.

Thanks to the staff at the Taylor Conservatory for all their work in putting together a lovely tea.  I'll be back next year, good Lord willing!

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Today I'm joining Rose Chintz Cottage for No Place Like Home
Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea


  1. That looks like so much fun! I'm glad you could attend and appreciate getting to read about it.

  2. What a wonderful job they did! How fun! So glad you were able to attend...and share with us!

  3. What fun! Everything looks lovely and I'm sure the entertainment was delightful. Love the chintz teapot and how wonderful to meet a high school chum! Thanks for sharing, Phyllis.


  4. I've never been to a themed tea and this one looks like it was loads of fun.

  5. That sounds like a fun theme and a very nice tea!

  6. What a delightful and unique tea!

  7. Thank you Phyllis for your informative blog on Tea. It is beautiful and I love how different the teas much creativity! Thank you also for your support and promotion of the Taylor Conservatory. Most appreciated. Patty Donahue, Executive Director, Taylor Conservatory


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