I consider myself something of a high-tea afficionado…
I LOVE tea.
I love champagne – (the real stuff, you know, from france).
I love scones, jam and thick yellow double cream.
I also love sweet, sugary delights and cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off, all served on a silver tiered stand with gorgeous crockery.
I also like to sew (this, you already know), and I sometimes get a little frustrated at the lack of social events on my calendar that require one to get a little dressed up. Lets not even talk about how mad I get when I go to the ballet or the theatre on a saturday night and see people in denim jeans. I don’t care if they are your best jeans people, or how much you paid for them. That’s just wrong. My mother still bemoans how Australian’s don’t like to get dressed up - for anything - and my parents have been living in this great southern land for just over 30 years now.
So, I’m going to host an event – and you’ll need to wear your very best icing! Better yet, I’m going to give you time to sew it yourself, and I’ve picked a location with a beautiful backdrop so we can have a group photo shoot on the day :)
Where? The Gables – 15 Finch Street, East Malvern.
When? Sunday the 7th of April (In case someone else makes a big booking before we lock ours in, this could potentially move to the 31st of March, so keep this in mind) UPDATE: OUR BOOKING IS NOW ON THE 14th OF APRIL DUE TO SOMEONE BOOKING OUT THE ENTIRE PLACE ON THE 7th… What, don’t they know who we ARE?
What Time? From 2pm to 4pm
How Much? $55 per person. This includes (real) champagne, tea, scones, sandwiches, cakes and sweets, and you can pay on the day :)
RSVP: by Monday 28th January to poppykettle at gmail dot com.
Anyone is welcome – regardless of whether you blog or not. The only requirement really is that you get dressed up!
Not in Melbourne but still want to join in??? Sew up some icing, send me a picture (and your blog link if you have one) and I’ll include you in the grand photo shoot post – a la Oona’s Promaballoona limousine!
You’ve got 75 days to sew up something gorgeous for an afternoon tea of epic proportions and a photo-shoot to boot.
Ladies: Lower Your Presser Foot!