Oregon Region CCCA’s First Ladies Tea
By Sylvia Potter
Pictures provide by Mona Marsh, Myrna Geddes, Julie Stranburg & Howard Freedman
This was a Tea Party of the non-political variety. Not a revolution but an evolution. On Saturday May 6th twenty CCCA ladies and guest enjoyed High Tea in Beaverton at The Clockwork Rose Tea Emporium. We ladies were chauffeured to our tea in club limousines by Howard Freedman, Bill Jabs, George Potter, Robert Douglas and Larry Cox. We definitely stopped traffic both figuratively and in reality. As the limos pulled up to deliver our ladies; all dressed up (some in period attire) proprietors were coming out of their businesses waving and the people on the street were in awe of it all. Once inside this adorable tea shop we were served our choice of tea in beautiful individual tea pots. I had the delightful Paris blend. After enjoying our tea and conversation for a while they served us all sorts of High Tea delicacies like delicious little sandwiches, Quiche, scones, fruit tarts, cookies and Petit Fours. All on a traditional three tier server. And so we noshed and chatted the afternoon away enjoying the food and each other’s company for a magical moment in time. As the tables were being cleared we had yet another fabulous surprise from Beverly Asbahr. She gave each lady a tea cup decorated bag filled with some English tea, fun tea facts, tea magazines (with great recipes), a tea calendar, a beautiful old fashion hankie, some flower seeds so you could start your own English garden and even a tea pot tape measure. What a treat! Thank you Beverly.
Also a big Thank You to the club from your CCCA Ladies