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Tea at the Beebe Estate



As promised, a few photos from last weekend's Victorian Tea at the Beebe Estate in Melrose, Massachusetts. I was asked to run the event for the Chamber because I had been a co-chairperson for two afternoon tea events in the community in recent years.

The Beebe Estate in Melrose was the location for the tea. Due to torrential rains the day of the tea, I did not take outside photos of the building. Here's the official website of the Beebe Estate, http://www.beebeestate.org . The Beebe Estate is an absolutely gorgeous property and the perfect setting for a tea event.



We had many volunteers and I recruited two friends, my sister, and two co-workers for help. My company's marketing department designed the flyers to promote the event. Each guest was given a menu at the entrance to the Beebe.



We served tea sandwiches, scones with lemon curd, strawberry jam and clotted cream, and for dessert, madeleines, chocolate cookies filled with chocolate ganache, miniature fruit tarts, and lemon squares.

In silver teapots, we served two kinds of teas, Harney's Earl Grey Supreme and Harney's Strawberry Kiwi.

The horrid weather outside did not dampen the spirits of those in attendance and I received many positive comments as our guests were leaving. In fact a few asked if it would be an annual event.

Luckily, the rainstorm cleared out of the area and the next day was picture perfect for the Victorian Fair (see previous post).

Comments

I can't remember the rain ... maybe it was just in Mass? Heck, I can hardly remember yesterday! LOL! Either way, what a lovely tea time! I hope all your hard work paid off. Good food and good friends, a great way to spend the afternoon!
Julie@beingRUBY said…
Looks like a lovely event and what a gorgeous idea. Congratulations to you for organizing all of this.
Wish I could of been there. x Julie
parisapartment said…
It looks like the setting for the perfect day. I bet the rain added to the romance!
Oh how lovely! I adore "Teas", they are so sweet & fun. I like to have a Christmas Tea to actually sit and enjoy some of the holiday goodies and have a few moments to just relax and talk during the fast rush of the holidays.

Have a great week! Hugs, sherry
kayellen said…
So pretty Elaine:)

What an enchanting location too!

Wish I was in New England...
I can't believe it has been a year since I was in your area.

Time is marching on...

Hugs,
Kay
Fete et Fleur said…
What a beautiful place to hold a tea! I would love to have attended.

Nancy
nicolette said…
A nice afternoon tea sounds like a great idea. I would also love to sit down with you sometime, and have a Cafe Chatelaine and Furniture and Design Ideas afternoon tea.

Nicolette
http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com/

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