`No room! No room!' the March Hare and the Hatter cried out when they saw Alice coming.
`There's plenty of room!' said Alice indignantly, and she sat down in a large armchair at one end of the table.
Large playing cards were tucked into plants and hung on the walls. Billie Gholson allowed us to enjoy her collection of paintings of women in hats. There were antique accessories and other curios on display that provided ambiance while arousing our interest. The creativity of the decorations by Laura Wren and the committee members was a sight to behold!
Ah, the food! Such a delightful selection of finger foods provided by women in the church for the festivities. Teas were available, of course, to be enjoyed properly in tea cups of various styles, sizes, and colors.
We were also graced by the presence of the Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland. Alice was dressed in the traditional pinafore, and the Mad Hatter wore his trademark hat. The Mad Hatter did not put the Dormouse's head in a teapot, but he did keep Mona Winfrey, the emcee, on her toes!
Throughout the tea party we were delighted by the ongoing fashion show, sporting the Dangerous Curves Collection, a line of apparel by M.G. Ballard Designs. Dangerous Curves garments are made by women in the USA who sew to earn a living or to earn extra income. You can learn more about them and buy their garments here: http://www.dangerouscurvescollection.com/ Three of our local women (Pearl Smitherman, Paulette Williamson, and Ann West) along with two women from Dangerous Curves modeled. With all that enthusiasm, you might just see them on Project Runway next season!
If you missed this year's gala, don't forget to get your tickets early next year!