“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as the expectation of something tomorrow.” ~Orison Swett Marden
The 2013 Pink Garden Spa Tea
©All photos taken by Laura Leeder - July 27, 2013
It all starts with a walk down this beautiful garden path.
This charming lady (Lynda) knows how to dress for tea!
All along the pathway are areas with delightful treasures.
Every table was set with fine china, flowers and tablecloths trimmed in lace. Each one a different theme.
There were two seating's-a luncheon and an afternoon high tea.
The tea station and some of the organizers.
These young girls brought out the trays of food and refilled our teacups.
Displays of fine china and my tea prints were scattered throughout the gardens.
Me (Laura Leeder) with my display of Ltd. Edition Tea Prints and Notecards.
"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilt of Hope" given to women who are recovering from cancer treatments as a sign of hope, caring and comfort. The Pink Ribbon was worn by many women in attendance who were either cancer survivors or supporters.
My painting "Cup Of Hope" went home with a wonderful lady named Joell. I am embarrassed to admit that I was so delighted it was going to a new home I completely forgot to ask for a photo of Joell with her new painting!!!
A very big THANK YOU to the Pink Garden Tea Ladies - Debbie, Susan and Cindy!!! You ladies are amazing!!!!
We are already thinking ahead to next year's Pink Garden Tea and I am so excited to share with you just a hint of the 2014 paintings theme .....are you ready? It's CHINTZ!
I have been busy photographing this beautiful set loaned to my by Glory Jacklin. I haven't decided which photo I will use for my painting, perhaps I will have more than one available!
May your days be filled with sunshine and happiness,
Laura Leeder, Watercolour Artist
Creston, BC "in the heart of the Kootenays"