Tea on the Avery Lawn
Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10 a.m.-1p.m.
The 2016 tea on the lawn was fantastic, and as expected, the tickets sold out. Keep an eye out here for news about our next Tea on the Avery Lawn.
At our June 2016 tea, guests experienced a traditional tea on the lush grounds of the historic Avery House in downtown Fort Collins. Attendees sipped tea and indulged in sweet and savory bites while enjoying live harp music and time to chat with friends, bid on tea-themed items in a silent auction, and tour the Avery House's current exhibit highlighting 100 years of fashion.
Delicious tea and food were provided by Happy Lucky’s Teahouse of Fort Collins and Mountain Top Confections of Morrison, CO. The menu included two types of tea; scones along with cream, lemon curd, and strawberry preserves; several varieties of traditional tea sandwiches; and desserts.
Tea on the Avery Lawn
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The 2015 tea was marvelous! Scroll down to see photos from the event.
Attendees experienced a traditional tea on the lush grounds of the historic Avery House. They sipped tea and indulged in sweet and savory bites while enjoying a demonstration of a Japanese tea ceremony, a silent auction, and a tour of the new Avery House exhibit highlighting the Avery family's early-1900s Japan tours. Vintage attire was donned by many, as the photos below attest. Tickets were $25 and were available online or could be purchased at Downtown Ace Hardware, The Cupboard, or The Perennial Gardener. Royal-Tea group tables were available upon reservation.
This unique event was interlaced with a Japanese theme to highlight the new Avery House exhibit of acquisitions from the Avery family's visits to Japan in the early 1900s. As part of the Japanese theme, Opera Fort Collins apprentices performed selections from Madame Butterfly, and a local expert on the art of the Japanese tea ceremony demonstrated this fascinating ritual.
The Royal-Tea group tables entailed a $25 extra fee and offered preferential seating, special tea settings, and a royal queen's tea blend.
Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction go toward the nonprofit Poudre Landmarks Foundation's mission to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area.
Here are photos from the event held June 20, 2015. A wonderful time was had by all!