Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bridal Tea Party at Shearer Elegance

I was asked to make centerpieces for a tea party bridal shower given at Shearer Elegance. Tea cups were a natural! I collected a variety of tea cups in various shades of pink, the color palette for the shower. This beautifully restored Victorian Mansion is the perfect place for any party - but particularly for a tea party. My friends all know that I am a tea room aficionado and Shearer Elegance certainly fits the bill for a tea party. Sue Tator, owner and host, has a terrific collection of tea cups and tablecloths. The venue is charming. And Sue makes wonderful scones and tea sandwiches. Every year a Mother's Day Tea is held here. And Sue has a woman dressed up in Victorian clothes there to tell about Victorian Teas. Please "like" the Shearer Elegance Facebook page to keep up with future events.

After using teacups on the party tables, I thought that a teapot would work well on the cake table. I found a really cute one with a bluebird on it! I created a base of flowers for it to sit on. The bride-to-be was then able to keep a wonderful memento of her bridal shower.

The dining room in the mansion is quite lovely. High tea can be served at the long table as well as at individual tables placed around the main floor. A beautiful venue with several options available. And the food is always wonderful. I highly recommend that if you book your party, shower, luncheon, or small wedding at Shearer Elegance, your guests will be thrilled. Gorgeous rooms are available for your out of town guests also.

My son and his wife rented out all the bedrooms for their bridal party for the weekend of their wedding. They said it was fabulous. And Sue provided brunch for the rest of us the next day. It's a wonderful place indeed!

P.S. I also wanted to share these adorable tea bag favors that were made for the guests at the tea party shower. Sue Tator made the arrangements to have these done so please contact her - or me - for details. Cute huh?

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