Don’t you just love being invited to tea?
On Sunday, three of my friends and I got all dolled up to enjoy afternoon tea with Deniece Fay of Tea to You. Deniece had kindly invited us to a fundraiser she was having at her function room, the Blacklers Room, in Liverpool. With champagne, various cakes and plenty finger sandwiches on the menu, we arrived with rumbling tummies to do our bit for the Marie Curie charity (what a hard life we lead)!
Have you ever seen the film Marie Antoinette? It is one of my favourites and when we arrived we walked in to a similar scene. With a huge smile on her face, Deniece welcomed us and took us over to our table. Before we had even managed to catch a glimpse of the fresh cream scones or chocolate muffins, our pink champagne was served with a strawberry and steaming hot tea poured into our beautiful china cups.
My favourite indulgences were little coconut flavoured sponge with chocolate over them. I have no idea what they’re called but Lauren assured me that they are quite widely-known between sips of her sugary tea.
“It tastes like a Bounty.”
“Like an up-market Bounty!”
Joining us at our table were two of the afternoon’s fashion providers. We chatted to Sue from Glitz n Glamour and Claire from Handmade by Poppy Pumpkins. Sue was at the event selling her gorgeous handbags and jewellery, and Claire was offering handmade pieces that had been created using vintage findings.
(Lauren and I were delighted with our purchases from Sue – designer inspired handbags at a fraction of the price! I was also eyeing up her Chanel inspired gloves.)
Entertaining us for the afternoon were a brilliant barber shop trio called ‘Barbieshop’ – three retro styled girls that performed acoustic versions of songs such as ‘Dream a Little Dream’ and ‘Mister Sandman’. Their harmonies were impeccable and with modern takes on old classics they kept everybody in great spirits.
To finish the afternoon we enjoyed an inspiring fashion show by local dressmaker Amy Saville. With bright colours, various shapes and an array of unusual fabric styles to choose from, Amy’s collection offered something for everyone. My favourite was the bright blue number on the bottom right below – this little show stopper was the one to kick off the show. To top it all off, the boys BOTH won girlie gifts in the raffle which they returned to two very appreciative girlfriends!
Deniece hosts lots of similar events throughout the year and would love for you to join her. Visit the official Tea to You website at www.teatoyou.co.uk and be sure not to miss her upcoming Christmas event! She will be fundraising for Marie Curie again on December 4th and at just £10.00 per ticket it would be a brilliant way to do something nice and kick off the festive season in style with your friends.
Thank you for a lovely afternoon Deniece!