Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A Spring Tea for Open Door Outreach Center

Mary, one of the Miss America Tea committee members, works at the Open Door Outreach Center in Waterford, MI.  She coordinates two teas a year with the proceeds going to the organization.  Yesterday was their Spring Tea Luncheon which I attended.

Next door to the Open Door resale shop is a banquet facility, Roma Rose Garden, where the tea luncheon was held.

Mary and me.  We worked side by side at the registration table for the Miss America Tea.

~ Our table was #3 with a pretty tea-for-one centerpiece. ~

The meal began with a Cranberry-Apricot Scone served with homemade Lemon Curd. 

Followed by a Michigan Cherry Salad with a Grilled Chicken Breast, Raspberry Vinaigrette and a roll.

Denise kept our teacups filled with Sweet Royal Delight, a flavored black tea.

The program was presented by Linda and Sandy from La De Da.  They demonstrated four tablescapes, and showed how household items could be repurposed into suitable items for tablescapes.

~ Wedding Tea using vintage doilies. ~

~ A Garden Tea with Wheatgrass. ~

~ A Fairy Tea ~

~ A Butterfly Tea ~

The tablescape below intrigued me the most because the mini-cloche on the right was a candle holder globe turned upside down.   Talk about creative repurposing!

Beautiful wall mural in the banquet room.

My name was drawn for a door prize - a hand painted wind chime.

~ Our table ~

[L-R:  Linda P., Iora, and Me]

[Linda S., and Cathy]

It was a lovely afternoon, and a fun way to support a charity.



  1. What a lovely tea, Phyllis! The tables are all so creative and I love the hats, especially Linda P's hat! How lovely that you won the door prize. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Hope you're having a lovely week.


  2. Wow, what a fun tea! You all look like you are having a great time. And just look at all those tables full of tea cups! I think I would have enjoyed this event too : )

  3. Another lovely event! Tea for a good cause is that much the better.

  4. A fun event and I like the outfit you have on Phyllis. You won a nice door prize too.

  5. What a fun time. I love all the center piece you have shared. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  6. I am really having to guard my heart from jealousy today, because honestly, Phyllis, you get to go to tea more often than anyone else I know! (And I must say, it's lovely that so many of these teas are for charitable purposes!)


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