Monday, September 10, 2012

Helen's high tea

After a great deal of planning and attending to details, Helen's idea came to fruition yesterday. She set her mind to hostessing a High Tea at the Patch. The teams were organized into whipping up metres and metres of bunting, searching their china cabinets at home and those of mums and grannies too to find the prettiest cups and saucers. Baking, baking and more baking of tiny delicate cup cakes, pastries and cucumber sandwiches. Our friends from Geraldton Patch were invited and they arrived as a bus load. The Dongara Art Group, known as the DAGs were also invited as we were hoping to use their space at the old Monastery House and they had offered to put on a wonderful display of their artwork. Helen had also invited the CEO of our shire Darren and his lovely wife Jayne to join us.
Many hands make light work and we soon had the old house looking presentable, the sun was shining, food was arranged, teapots were brewing and there was plenty of laughter and fellowship.
A wonderful day it all was and a special thank you goes to Helen for dreaming this up and making it all happen.
Delish home made biscuits
All the work happening in the kitchen
The tables look ready and if the wind stops blowing over the
flower arrangements the cloths will eventually dry out.
Enough cup cakes to fill up all tummies present!
Oh dear! The kitchen needed a fair bit of work to straighten up afterwards.
Friendship and food....a great combination.
Milk or lemon, my dear?


Geraldton Patchwork Club said...

Thank you Dongara Patchwork Club for the delicious high tea, wonderful fellowship and perfect Spring weather you put on for us!

Maria said...

Thanks to everyone for making our day special...
It was just the best .......

Helen xx said...

A HUGE thankyou to each and every member who helped, baked, cleaned, sewed bunting etc to make our High Tea (Dongara Style) such a wonderful day. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly our Club can transform a venue into a wonderful display that is appreciated by all who attend. I hope you all gave yourself a BIG pat on the back because without YOU the day wouldn't have been such a success!

PatchworkBee said...

It looks like it was a great day!!! So disappointed I missed it! Well done Helen and everyone for your fantastic effort.