Sunday, January 17, 2016

First Downton Abbey-inspired tea of 2016 at Southfield Public Library: Great fun and coverage by Southfield Sun newspaper!

Rachel-Rose serving up tea (Southfield Sun/Donna Dalziel)
Last Sunday, Barb's Tea Service presented a Downton Abbey-inspired Afternoon Tea at the Southfield Public Library. A lovely turnout (despite the chilly temps and snowy weather conditions), the great support and passion of the librarians, and the tasty Republic of Tea Downton Abbey blends served up with delcious scones, savories, and sweets from Victoria's Tea Salon made for a wonderful afternoon for Downton Abbey devotees.

The Southfield Sun newspaper had a fabulous write up of the event in last Wednesday's edition: End of an era:  Fans celebrate last season of 'Downton Abbey'.

With City Librarian David Ewick (aka "Carson") (Southfield Sun/Donna Dalziel)
City Librarian, David Ewick, was dressed in formal wear and clarified for guests that he was the butler, warmly welcoming all attendees as they entered the impressive events room. Jim Krueger, Adult Services intern, dressed in equally fitting tie and vest, introduced the program as well as announced winners to the raffle at the conclusion of the program.

BTS setting up with assistance from Adult Services intern, Jim Krueger 
Before the presentation guests were served Downton-Abbey blend teas with scones and sandwiches.

Pam and Rachel ready with freshly brewed tea

Delicious scones, sweets and savories from Victoria's Tea Salon
China cups,silver teaspoons & sugar tongs, fitting of  tea with the Crawleys 
If all the tea served in the room had any influence, outside weather conditions warmed considerably by the end of the program. Some lucky attendees went home with one of the many items raffled off by the Southfield Public Library, including a beautiful china teapot, and in a separate BTS giveaway our recently published "Michigan Tea Rooms" book.

All these Downton-Abbey-and tea-themed items were raffled by the library
A wonderful afternoon devoted to Downton Abbey, made even better knowing another installment of the Masterpiece period drama was scheduled for that evening!

For more information about BTS' future Downton Abbey-inspired teas and other tea events, check out our Upcoming Events page on


Vanessa Howell said...

This would be a great fun and interesting library.

Burt Princeton said...

Great to place to spend hours for study and relax at the same time.