SALAMANCA — The Victorian Tea Party held Saturday at the Salamanca Historical Society was the same delightful event regular guests have come to look forward to, but with a few subtle new twists.
Event planners Sue Fries and Kathy Riddle decorated the museum's first floor in true Victorian splendor, with table linens and antique china tea service. Each table featured a floral arrangement in a hand crocheted teacup made by Riddle.
Place settings included a painted silk fan and a printed description of fan etiquette.
Dressed as a French maid, Riffle provided table service to the guests and scurried from table to table with trays of treats and pots of tea.
Tea party goodies were provided by various members of the Salamanca Historical Society, including Roger Lord, who made his famous raisin bread and arrived at the party in a dapper suit and bowler hat.
This year's party featured soft background music played by Michael Flannigan on the keyboard.
A hanging basket of flowers was awarded to Terry Stone.