Lady Sharon accompanied me to the tea and is the well dressed and far better looking Lady with me in the photo.
It was a typical rural Saskatchewan event.
You can see the effort the staff made to set up lovely tables.
Board members loaned tea cups and silver services. We provided 6 teacups and saucers and a complete tea service.
Staff and board members prepared the food.
The staff wore costumes appropriate to the event and served.
I greeted the Ladies. There was only one other gentleman.
Once coats had taken by the staff I escorted ladies to the tables.
I understand I was a credible butler. While I might have a future as a butler it will not be in Melfort. Not a butler in the community.
There were trivia games on tea etiquette and the Downton Abbey series. Sharon and I tied as winners of the Downton Abbey trivia. I won on a tiebreaker question as to the cast name for their historic adviser – “The Oracle”. I picked out a prize of English teas and gave the box to Sharon.
We enjoyed crustless sandwiches, scones with lemon curd and clotted cream, small cakes and dainties.
There were a couple of musical selections from the teenage member of the staff. The first was the series theme song which actually has words. I had never heard them We sang along with her on the second song.
Most guests wore costumes. Sharon’s outfit was actually what she wore to our son’s wedding last fall. She has been looking for suitable events to wear her hat again. The tea was the perfect occasion.
More photos are on the Melfort Public Library Facebook Page.
And the pricing was rural Saskatchewan. Each of the guests paid $5.00.