Carefully pulling the highly decorated, antique tea cups and saucers down from the shelf, Cindy DeLuca, activity director, carefully examined each beautiful pattern as she placed them slowly on the cart. Next she pulled down the varied and beautiful tea pots, asking those who passed by, “Which is your favorite?”
Cindy would say, “My favorite is the one that looks like a lamb.”
Several years ago as Cindy was shopping for more teapots, she saw spotted this unusual treasure. What an odd pot, she thought, with a lamb’s head as the teapot cover, she couldn’t resist adding it the collection!
Tea cups and tea pots taken down can only mean one thing: the Mother and Daughter Tea!
May is the month dedicated to Our Lady. How appropriate that we also honor our “ladies” with a Mother and Daughter Day Tea. Grandmothers, mothers, daughters, aunts, nieces and friends gathered on May 10 to pay tribute to those beautiful women who have touched their lives.
Each table was carefully set with china and our eclectic collection of teapots and dainty tea cups. Delicious treats and an assortment of teas were enjoyed by all, as Tony Kawalkowski provided the entertainment with his strolling violin.
So many friends helped us to make this a special day for “our ladies!” The Inverness Garden Club donated and prepared beautiful fresh flower arrangements for the tables. Mrs. Marjorie Fitzgerald provided corsages for each of “our ladies” to wear at the Tea. The Palatine Women’s Club brought table favors and served our guests.
After an afternoon in the spotlight, Cindy carefully washed the treasured teacups and teapots, returning them to their shelves to stay safe for another year.