High Tea at Kyneton with LeeAnn
A few weeks ago, The Invitation arrived in the mail. I knew about the event already, through LeeAnn's blog. and I'd already told LeeAnn I would be there with bells on! I rang around my blogging friends, but unfortunately most of them had other commitments yesterday. So there were just three of us Blog Ladies present: Brigid (Miss Eagle), Helen and me. Brigid decided to travel by train, so Helen and I spread ourselves comfortably in my little car and departed Eltham for the one hour drive. The driving conditions were great - cool and sunny with no wind, and we got to Kyneton in good time, with 90 minutes to spare before the High Tea, so we stopped at a cafe for a light lunch.
Here is Helen sipping her coffee on the sidewalk cafe.
The Lodge hall where the High Tea was to be, was just up the road. LeeAnn and her family and friends had been busy (understatement of the year) and we found ourselves placed at a table with Brigid and two other delightful ladies.
All the tables were set up with vintage cloths and napkins, sandwiches, scones, jam and cream, and a selection of delicious cakes, all on LeeAnn's beautiful china. I'm sure she set our table with me in mind - crinoline ladies everywhere!
There were so many little extra touches on the tables - a little gift wrapped in cellophane for each lady; cute cup and saucer novelties made by LeeAnn's daughter, and name tags in little handbag holders.
There were auctions and raffles to raise more funds for the Starlight Foundation, and I got lucky twice!
I'm sure LeeAnn is going to do a writeup on her blog, so I'm not going to steal her thunder any more than what I have already, but I will say that this event was a huge success, and LeeAnn is already planning another one for next year. And I think I can safely say that there are three of us who will be returning a second time!
Gina, Helen and Brigid.