One of the things I didn't get a chance to share with you last year was the 'Holiday Finery Tea' which was hosted by the historical museum and village here in my home town. Our village has been host to many delightful teas over the past couple of years and I have written about some of them here. The tea's are always held in the historical church which is located on the village grounds.
These tea's are always very enjoyable and cheery events. I think many people in my area feel the same way as I do about them because on tea day the church is always jam packed.
The staff at the village work very hard to make these tea's special for all of us. Walking into the church there are always new friends to meet and old friends to greet. Then us ladies sit back, enjoy a little reprieve from our daily routine, smile, laugh, sip tea, and nibble on cookies. If that were not enough, we also learn a little bit of history, and sometimes, are entertained with music or dance.
The 'Holiday Finery Tea' certainly did not disappoint. In fact it was so popular that the tickets were completely sold out.
At the 'Holiday Finery Tea' we enjoyed a lovely winter fashion show consisting of dresses, feathers, shawls, purses, gloves, and hats dating from the 1800's to the the 1950's. All of the wonderful hats and beautiful accessories were on loan from 'Hoffman's Millinery Treasures' which is owned by Lori Hoffman. Lori also gave the presentation and shared some very interesting tidbits and stories about her hats and how she came about owning them. I have posted some pictures here. I hope you enjoy seeing them.
It's been such a strange winter here with hardly any snow at all. We already have buds on the branches of the trees and the bushes. The birds are beginning to return to our area.
I took Charli out yesterday to get a new green collar for Saint Patricks Day. I cannot believe how time is flying! Before you know it we will all be making plans for Christmas again.
I hope all of you have a warm and wonderful weekend.
Many blessings to all of you ♥
With warmest regards, Carol