Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Afternoon Tea for the Ukraine




     Hello everyone,

   I am happy to say our afternoon tea
was pretty amazing, if I do say so
myself!

Barbara and I spent days getting ready
for it starting with washing and pressing
all our white vintage linens,scraping and
painting the porch floor,getting all the
tables and chairs gathered up along
with the pretty china and bouquets.
Then, of course there was all the
food to prepare.
And of course,we can't forget
all the grass cutting,swipper sniping
and weeding etc. my husband did.



 


Barbara did most of the food and
she did an amazing job.....there
were lots of rave reviews!



Barbara's daughter came up from Maine
to help.


Barbara and I are all ready
for our guests to arrive.


                                                 We had lots of lovely ladies
                                                  and a couple of gentlemen.












Puffed sleeves to honor our
Anne of Green Gables theme.








Elegance


                                              
                                                      Our guests could tour The Boathouse
                                                       as well as the gardens. The sun made
                                                       it's appearance at noon just in time .
                                                        
                               





A charming tea table surrounded
by roses in the garden.

Barbara and I really appreciate all
those who supported our tea for
the Ukraine and I am happy to say
we were able to raise $1000 in
ticket sales and donations that
has already been sent off. I know
with all the devastation that this is only
a tiny drop in the bucket but maybe we
can all do a little and make it count.

Well, we are so happy that everyone enjoyed
our afternoon tea and Barbara and I enjoyed
all the preparations. Stay tuned because we
are already planning another event!

Thank you also to my daughter,sister in law,
 my sister
and Barbara's daughter for helping with the
mounds of dishes in the kitchen etc.

Hope they will all come back for our
next event! ☺

Take care,

       Carolyn








11 comments:

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,
What a lovely tea you pulled off.
Yes, we all ought to honor those lives in the Ukraine.
They are also human beings with their own summer–dreams...
Hugs,
Mariette

Bernideen said...

What a perfectly orchestrated event. Your Savories, Sweets and Scones all look delicious. How kind of you to raise this money for the Ukraine. I am sure those that attended left feeling very inspired. Each table was so lovely!

Anonymous said...

You created a beautiful event and all for a good cause. Thank you for your hard work and kindness. A wonderful Tea gathering!

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

It looks like it was all absolutely beautiful Carolyn! And for such a worthy cause. Your gardens are so stunning. Have a blessed rest of the week. xo

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

It looks and sounds like an amazing time

Marilyn Miller said...

What a lovely teatime.
Such a special cause to support too.

Miss Merry said...

God Bless You.

Kamila said...

Pięknie! Gratuluję pomysłu.

Latane Barton said...

What a great idea... a lovely tea and a helping hand! We all should do what we can to help Ukraine and you did it with such finesse. Kudos to you all.

Cindy said...

What a lovely setting for a beautiful tea.

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

I can't even imagine how much work went into this tea party! All of the behind the scenes work like you mentioned.. wow.... a huge undertaking.. and congrats for raising the money for the Ukrane needs. Your place looked gorgeous and lovely.. and all that food looks so yummy.. and wonderful teacups and pots, and trays... oh I wish I could have gone, but live across the US on the west coast unfortunately! Marilyn