Tea M’Lady Co-hosts Houston Museum’s Holiday English Tea And Open House

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Houston Museum for Decorative Arts is partnering with Tea M’Lady to co-host the annual Holiday English Tea and Open House at the museum on both Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 from 1-4 p.m.  The event is a fundraiser for the Houston Museum—and the gift shop will also be open.

“Attending a tea at the Houston has always been a delicious experience,” said Marilyn Hoke, Houston Museum board member. “But with our new partnership with Tea M’ Lady, we will be treated to an added authenticity. ‘Proper’ English tea items will be featured.”  

Delicacies will include trifle, scones, tiny sandwiches, tarts, cheese straws, petit fours and other specialties—and of course, tea, properly served. 

According to Houston research, “Porcelain cups and saucers were first collected by European kings and queens as early as the 17th century. Frederick the Great presented a cup and saucer to Emperor Joseph II on his coronation. For France’s Marie Antoinette, decorating a table was a passion, and she only accepted the finest examples.”

Those taking tea this year can also enjoy the current Houston Museum exhibit, “The Allure of Tea.” Some of Annie Houston's more memorable pieces have been unwrapped and displayed along with quotes of famous tea drinkers. The exhibit will run throughout the cooler months. 

TIckets are $25 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12, $20 for seniors 65 and older, and includes museum tour. For more information call 267-7176 or visit www.thehoustonmuseum.org.



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