Thursday, November 17, 2016

A big donation

It was a perfect Blue Mountains spring day when committee members of the Springwood Community Quilt Show attended a ceremony to present a cheque for $8000 to the Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service. The event was hosted by Maurice Cooper at Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum and Tearooms in Leura.

Andrew Kaye, the Community Engagement Officer for the Blue Mountains RFS said the money will be allocated to the many brigades throughout the Blue Mountains region. As the fire season in the Blue Mountains is upon us it is a timely reminder of the importance of supporting these brigades that are run by volunteers.

The Springwood Community Quilt Show is held every year on the last week of April yet the committee and volunteers work hard all year round to ensure a successful show. It’s a great result to be able to raise such a large amount of money that assists the community. The Springwood Community Quilt Show also makes donations to the textiles department at Springwood High School to promote the next generation of sewers.
Pictured in photo from left to right - Lorraine Lloyd, Marilyn Andrews, Carol Hawkes, Community Engagement Coordinater Andrew Kaye, Rachaeldaisy, Chris Jurd and Bygone Beautys proprietor Maurice Cooper.

Now we couldn't mention a teapot museum without showing you some photos.

The museum and tearooms is set in this beautiful old home in the heart of Leura.

The tea pot theme can be seen everywhere.

Well lit glass cabinets house thousands of teapots. There are more than 6600 in the collection. One of the largest collections in the world.

We couldn't find a sewing machine teapot but we did find an iron.

How sweet is this table with the makings of scones on it.

A teapot with three spouts!

Pretty tea cosies!

In other rooms teapots are displayed high up on shelves.

There are even teapots on the carpet.

The tiles aren't teapot themed but we liked the way they looked like a quilt.

It's not all teapots, Bygone Beautys is a popular tearooms as well. It is well known for delicious lunches, morning and afternoon teas. People travel to the mountains especially for the high tea.
I won't show all of the dishes we ate but the Two Melon Soup deserves a photo.

We all admired the pretty table cloth, It would make a great border for a quilt. 

Bygone Beautys is open 7 days a week and is definitely worth a visit. You'll be amazed at the teapots and delighted by the delicious treats!

1 comment:

  1. We sure had a delicious lunch! I'm sure the RFS will put our donation to good use.
    How much will we give,them next year!


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