Afternoon tea is hot at The Old School House

You don't have to go all the way to England to enjoy a proper high tea

Tea is served. The Old School House arts centre in Qualicum Beach hosts an elegant afternoon tea this Friday and Sauturday.

Tea is served. The Old School House arts centre in Qualicum Beach hosts an elegant afternoon tea this Friday and Sauturday.

The custom of high tea originated in England but you don’t have to go that far to experience an elegant afternoon tea party this Friday and Saturday.

The Old School House (TOSH) in Qualicum Beach is the place to warm your spirits this time of year and is the perfect location to enjoy a cup of fine tea and fabulous food in an elegant setting.

TOSH has teamed up with the Historical and Museum Society to bring back their Winter Victorian Tea, an event where Victorian maids serve guests tea, fancy pastries, finger sandwiches, cakes and scones on fine china.

Feel like royalty and enjoy the charming tradition of tea in the afternoon complete with seasonal background piano music this weekend.

Delicate finger sandwiches, tender scones, rich cakes, fancy pastries and the finest teas are all lavishly presented using vintage and antique tableware including delicate teacups, fine linens and silverware.

Tea service happens during two sittings on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 available at TOSH or over the phone. Reservations are recommended for tables for four or more.

Call 250-752-6133 or visit  www.theoldschoolhouse.org to book tickets and for more information.

The public is also invited to experience Winter in Art at TOSH from November 25 to December 21. The Gallery Level will be twinkling with holiday cheer and good wishes for the local charities of the Oceanside area.

Holiday wreaths created by the Mid Island Floral Arts Group and local businesses such as Hidden Waters, Arbutus Emporium, Brent Johnson Accounting and Fresh n’ Fabulous Flowers will be auctioned to help fill the stockings for local charities such as the Food Bank, the SOS, and the SPCA.

Winter-themed paintings and photographs will also adorn the galleries and the Gift Shop will feature unique, handmade crafts and art pieces by over 100 Island artists.

The Christmas spirit at TOSH will continue into December with a Christmas a cappela concert featuring Amy Newman and the Christmas Revellers on Sunday, December 11 at 2:30 pm. Admission is $16.

 

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