Monday, August 13, 2018

"A Star-Studded Affair"

Today was the annual fundraiser tea for the Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

It was a beautiful day with temperatures in the mid-80's and a nice breeze.  Perfect for an outdoor tea!

I was happy to see a sweet friend, Joanie, in the parking lot.  She had the misfortune of breaking her leg a few months ago, but you can't keep a good woman down.

Louise Doute, a Conservatory staff member and friend, greeted guests on the red carpet.  As always, she was classy and gracious.

Joanie with her beautiful granddaughter, Ashton.  You can't tell in the picture, but Joanie's top was filled with little gold, sparkly stars.

I don't own anything glitzy as you can see in the picture below - too much clothes for a Hollywood affair, but I don't own anything risqué either.  I was a good portrayal of Angela Lansbury who is matronly and usually well covered! ;-) 

Every lady who wore a hat or fascinator was given a raffle ticket, and one lucky lady received a prize when her ticket was drawn. 

The Red Carpet and Walk of Fame.  The committee covered every detail.

Pavillion where the tea was held.

The tea was catered by Victoria's Tea Salon.  That's Vicky O'Neil in the pink chef's jacket [below].

~ Tea Station ~

The tables were beautifully set in keeping with the theme.

~ Program ~

~ Silent Auction Items ~

~ Popcorn for the Afternoon's Activities ~

Jennifer and Linda dressed in their Hollywood glitz. 

~ Sandy and Barb donned their bling too.  ~

~ Sandy's fancy shoes that even lit up.  ~

~ Tea Savories ~
Turkey w/Basil Parmesan Mayo on Tomato Herb Wrap; Cucumber finger sandwich with Herb Cream Cheese on Italian; Roast Beef triangle w/Horseradish Sauce on Light Rye; and Cheddar Mango Chutney round on Oatnut bread.

~ Pineapple Cream Cheese Cream Scone with Lemon Curd and Devonshire Cream ~

~ Desserts ~
Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache and Gold Stars; Lemon Crisp Cookie; and Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding Cups.

The two teas served were Berry White Tea and Raspberry Panache Black Tea.  As always the teas and food were delicious. 

~ The entertainment for the afternoon was by Taylor Dance. ~

They had a magician scheduled to come too, but he mysteriously disappeared [pun intended].  ;-)  Thank you Taylor Conservatory for a delightful afternoon!  Another theme tea well done.


  1. Everything looks delightful and all the ladies were lovely in their finery. (including you!) What a nice event.

  2. My goodness, every little detail was perfect including the weather! What a fabulous event.


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