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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Currelly Society Centennial Tea - April 3, 2014 For the Royal Ontario Museum

 A few weeks ago I had the distinct honour of being invited to attend the Currelly Society Centennial Tea for the Royal Ontario Museum.
The official opening of the Royal Ontario Museum took place at three o'clock,
Thursday, March 19th, 1914.

What to wear....
I choose my Micheal Korrs LBD, with Dolce and Gabbana heels.... and a hat by Daniele Meucci. Our little furbabies sure did wish they could come.

 candid photos ...

More candid photos....

(L) Janet Carding-Director & CEO, ROM (R) Jean Read - Chair, Currelly Society - reminded us of the importance of preserving our history and present for future generations. We were also given a little preview of the upcoming ROM exhibition Around 1914: Design in a New Age by Robert Little, Mona Campbell Chair of European Decorative Arts.

Attendees having a fabulous time...

 To accompany our tea ... some bubbly to start ...
Our taste buds were tantalized with savory cress rolls, asparagus rolls, cucumber and cream cheese, salmon, cucumber and dill, roast beef with horseradish and ribbon sandwiches with ham and egg. 

And of course our sweet tooth was more than satisfied with eccles cake, French lemon tarts, berry custard tarts, macarons (pistachio and cassis), lemon and fennel madeleines and petite chocolate eclairs. these photos say it all... SCRUMPTIOUS!!! 

Classic and raisin scones were served with Devonshire cream and strawberry preserves.
 ...seriously divine... 
It was amazing to see all the ladies and their fashionable hats ... at the end of the event a group photo of all ladies (and gentleman) wearing a hat was taken to mark the moment.

The Currelly Society is named in honour of the first director of the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology and his wife, and recognizes individuals who have promised future gifts. In celebration of the ROM's Centennial, the Currelly Society 100X100 Campaign was initiated in 2008 to welcome 100 new members by the close of the ROM Centennial.  As of March 2014 the Currelly Society is just over half way to reaching the goal of  the 100X100 Campaign.

Mr. G and I have both committed to leaving a lasting legacy. And I encourage you to consider the ROM in your estate planning. By supporting the ROM, you help enrich lives and inspire future generations of scientists, artists, citizens, and leaders.

For more information on ways you can make a lasting impact at the ROM please contact Janice Correa, Director, Legacy & Leadership Gifts, at 416.586.5578 or via email at  janicec@rom.on.ca

To learn about more ways to get involved click here.

with love, peace and friendship,

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  1. Dearest Celia,
    Saw this post's thumbnail and I had to close my browser for a problem. Next I found a newer post... So I did go back to this one.
    First off, how cute you look in your LBD and hat with D&G Heels. You are so beautiful and looking quite spunky with your dimpled cheeks. So glad you got invited and also fun that they all wore a hat; I like that very much.
    Sending you lovely greetings and blessings for a great Palm Sunday.
    Sunshine enclosed...

  2. The ROM is a great place! Love your furbabies!

  3. Looks like a fun time was had by all.

  4. How marvelous! Tea for a good cause. Wonderful. You look very chic in your hat. Cute furbabies. Happy Tea Day.

  5. What a wonderful way to recognize the museum. The tea was obviously a great success. The photo of the ladies all in beautiful hats is so special. Have a fabulous week!


  6. After reading this and seeing everyone looking so lovely, I feel somewhat like a slob! I am getting to the point that I do not want to dress up any longer (I am much older, than you). Feeling guilty, but so enjoyed this post!!

  7. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your afternoon tea. Haven't had the opportunity to get quite that dressed up in awhile. It was nice to see so many of you in your hats!

  8. What a wonderful outing, Celia! You look lovely and I see you're wearing heels! I haven't been able to wear heels like that for about twenty-five years. Your tea was a veritable feast; so delicious. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Happy Easter, my friend.


  9. The tea looks wonderful...and great outfit! Thanks for sharing the wonderful picture with the ladies and their pretty hats!

  10. Celia: It all looks like so much fun. Have a blessed Easter dear Lady. Hugs, Martha

  11. Oh, what a fun time it looks like! Love seeing ladies dressed up for tea complete with hats! The food and tea, and all fellowship, just perfect. Have a Happy Easter!

  12. Very fun! You must have had a marvelous time...and you looked so elegant! The Lady Carlyle china and food looked delicious! Great occasion. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  13. Hello Celia, you look so sweet in your fancy hat! What a fun time you had. The tea looks delicious as well as beautiful. I recognize "Lady Carlyle" was there....the pretty pink floral china!

  14. Hello there Celia, you look so pretty in your pretty hat and I loved your dress and heels, wow! You know its been so long since I've been on your blog that the last time I cam visiting, there were no photos of you and my goodness may I just say you are adorable and your sweet spirit shines through!
    So good to see you again!

  15. Hello Celia, what a honour indeed and you were very elegant and classy! Wishing you a Happy Easter
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  16. This looks like a marvelous event - your hat is beautiful! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

  17. What a perfect outfit to wear to a tea! This looks like so much fun. The hats make it so special.

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