Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tea, Sweets, and other edible Treats


Lets see, where did we leave off? The Fashion Show...
Once the Fashion Show was over we were treated to a delicious tea that included Raisin Scones, Clotted Cream (one of my favorite Tea treats...yum!), mini Cheese Cakes, Cucumber Sandwiches, fresh Fruit, and many other delightful edibles.
The tea was very casual and people just sat where ever they could find a seat. Donna and I found a wonderful spot under a cool shade tree to enjoy our tea while watching the comings and goings of all the other guests. The models from the show mingled with the guests and that's how we met Cookie. She was a darling woman and rekindled my desire to get involved and guess what? When I got home I told hubby that I wanted to attend Costume College and he said, "great! You always let me do the ridiculous things I do, so why not!" I did after all allow him to buy two motorcycles ...LOL!

Tea was served Buffet style and there were plenty of left overs.


This is the Hale House one of eight structures on the property grounds. Don't you just love all the colors and gingerbread? Aren't you glad you don't have to paint it or pay someone else to paint it for you? I can't even begin to imagine how time consuming it must be, but it sure is purdy to look at and to dream...

Hey Becky, I can see us sitting on the porch enjoying a hot cup of tea and sweet conversation...what fun!!


The Queen Anne exterior is painted in four shades of green, three shades of red, with a combination of yellow and Victorian black. Above the front porch is a shield painted to look like the American Flag. During the restoration process the colors were uncovered and then reproduced from paint chips.
Some of the distinguishing qualities of a Queen Anne building are the fish scale shingles, the iron grill work that forms the railing on the second floor balcony, the corner turret, and the dentil work just below the roof line.


Take a closer look at the beautiful detail work and the whimsical finials atop the turret.
They just don't make them like they used to, do they? It's so sad.

You can usually tour the inside of several homes, but on this day they were closed except for my favorite house which I'll show you next time, however there are no interior shots as one of the women had her Vintage Gowns on display and flash photography causes the fabric to deteriorate quicker.

So, that was just a small look at one of the houses and I'm still playing with pictures so there will be more to come.

We're still painting our cupboard and I've had very little time to post so hopefully I'll be able to continue the tour on Friday since tomorrow is Thursday and I'll be having coffee in bloggyland with the girls from "ABC's through the Word" hosted by Pam from Grey like Snuffie...of course you could join us if you'd like!

8 comments:

ellen b. said...

I think I've convinced Dear to take a little trip to Heritage Square soon. I love these old houses. We're having tea for my mom's birthday at the Rose Cottage in Pasadena on Saturday...
We still have a tea date that needs completing, too, don't we??
:0)

Just A Gal... said...

Awwww to me it is much a wonderful day dream... I would not know what to do if they had that around here, let me just say "up to all to attend" I am sure they have them I just don't know where...

So I will live in my daydreams through your wonderful picture and words...

Just A Gal...

Kdottie Designs said...

Cori~ Your tea looks like so much fun! Thanks for visiting my blog - unfortunately, we will be in LA on business and then helping our daughter move home for the summer before she heads to Paris. Noodle is not coming with us :( I will miss her but she will be with my sister who has Noodle's sister. So it will be a long playdate!

fairmaiden said...

Thank you Cori for the email and toxic veggie info for pets. I'm still a bit confused...the info you sent was for iguana's. Are carrots and blueberries okay for Bella?

AND where did you get the copyscape...how could I get that?

fairmaiden said...

Oh Cori you made me laugh...it's always good to have a plan isn't it?! I didn't post your comment as to protect you from any judgements from well, anyone, whom might not be so forebearing. Is that the right word?...well, I'll guess you know what I mean.

Isn't Mary Jane's (from the Beehive Cottage) maltese Sammie cute!!! only 4lbs., so tiny. What a darling.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Cori, Thanks for stopping by, I know for myself, I haven't been able to get around with everybody like I want because of my husband being home so much. Hopefully that will all change soon.

Hey that house is really something else. My gosh the work that was put into it, just amazing. The details are incredibly awesome.

Enjoy you day-

Sara said...

Amazing - I've driven past this place on my way to Pasadena many times and never realized how many interesting events they host! Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Sara

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wondeeful tea Cori! I miss ahving something like that around here.

The house was gorgeous!