There was a lot going on in the local area on Saturday 25 November but those who chose to come to the Christmas Tea were treated to two terrific demonstrations on how to make great Christmas decorations for the home. And that was in addition to a great selection of delicious sandwiches and a myriad of pre-Christmas baked goods.

Victoria Whitney from Griffin’s Greenhouses in Lakefield provided two complete, how-to demonstrations for making wonderful interior decorations for the home. The first was a creation based around an amaryllis which will bloom before Christmas. The slideshow (below) offers a step-by-step description of how Vikki proceeded to create her master pieces.

Later Vikki made it look easy to create a Grinch table-decoration for a festive touch and fun for any home over the Christmas Season.

You could purchase a ticket for three draws that included these two fabulous decorations. There was a also a third prize raffle of a gift-boxed set of Group of Seven coffee mugs. On top of these special prizes, there were also draws for a wide variety of prizes and your ticket for the Tea put you into those draws. Just about everybody managed to win something in addition to having a great afternoon and fantastic lunch.

“I didn’t know that there were different grades of amaryllis bulbs. Vikki pointed out that they’re classed as grades A, B, C, or D. What you see at the box stores etc, are low grade D bulbs. Today, I found out that a grade A bulb will provide multiple blooms at Christmas and then again in later January,” Father Glenn remarked.

Vikki offers special workshops on creating Christmas decorations. Griffin Greenhouses also has everything you need for DIY Christmas decorations.

Thanks to Marion and her team of workers and bakers who made the annual Christmas Tea a fun event. And special thanks to Vikki for her lively demonstrations to usher in the Christmas Season.


  1. Olive walduck on 26 November 2017 at 7:08 PM

    Hi Glenn,
    Great job on the right up and photos of our Christmas Tea.
    Yes we all had a great time bringing it to perfection again.
    With lots of laughs, good food from sarnies (sandwiches )
    and fabulous baked goods we all thoughly enjoyed the afternoon.
    Vicki was amazing as usual .
    Thanks again for the right up, and you being there makes it all worth while.

    • Father Glenn on 26 November 2017 at 7:16 PM

      It was a great day. Thanks to you, Marion and all. Vikki is great. I’m going by this week to get a grade A amaryllis.

      Blessings to you,

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