Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Afternoon Tea at the Warner Mansion

This past Sunday [Aug. 21st], I went to the annual summer fundraiser tea at the Warner Mansion in Farmington, MI.  It's the third one I've attended, with proceeds going to maintaining the residence of Michigan's 26th Governor, Fred M. Warner [1905-1911].

The tea was in the back garden of the mansion in a yellow and white stripped tent.

~ Tea Station ~

Two of the servers.  Aren't they sweet?

My friend, Linda, who is on the committee that planned the event, and her granddaughter, Jamison [L] and Jamison's girlfriend, Emma [R].

~ Louise and Verna arriving at the tea. ~

There was shopping on the big wrap-around porch of the mansion from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  I purchased the cute bunny tea set pictured below for only $20.  Perfect for next Easter!

It was a picnic theme this year so we all got boxed lunches.  Cute idea!  The initials on the box are the caterer's.

~ The tables were beautifully set.   Inside the small container were our scones.  ~

~ Menu ~

~ The meal began with Cucumber Soup ~

 ~ And ended with a beautiful and decadent cupcake. ~

Joan McGlincy impersonated First Lady, Lou Herbert Hoover, and did an outstanding job. Mrs. Hoover was involved with the Girl Scouts, so Joan wore a Girl Scout Leader's uniform.

Our favors were a vile of tub tea.  I can hardly wait to use mine!

What a fun way to spend an afternoon and help a worthy cause!  Thanks to everyone who worked so diligently to present a lovely tea!


  1. What a wonderful tea! I am so pleased you get to so many wonderful experiences and are good enough to share with us! How fun!

  2. You are so fortunate to have so many neat Tea's on your side of the state. Just received the book 'Taking Tea', thanks for recommending it!!

  3. How lovely everything looked, and how nice to have a pleasant afternoon for an outside tea. (It would be WAY too hot here to do that in August.)

  4. What a wonderful event, Phyllis. You're so lucky to have so many wonderful tea parties to attend. The food sounded fabulous and the cupcake...oh my!! Your bunny tea set is adorable and will be so nice for next Easter and Springtime.


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