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Third Annual Garden Fete

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Third Annual Garden Fete
Group:"At Home with the Georgettes"
Swap Coordinator:Star7Lily (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Crafts  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:12
Type:Type 1: Electronic
Last day to signup/drop:July 22, 2022
Date items must be sent by:August 12, 2022
Number of swap partners:1

Ladies and Gentlemen of Amberleigh,

It is with the greatest of pleasure that on behalf of our most esteemed Lady Elizabeth & Lady Caroline, we proudly announce Amberleigh’s third Annual Garden Fete.

The situation shall be on the large front Green at Comely Park, surrounded by birch trees hung with colourful bunting between them. In the centre of the Green will be the White Marquis, where aromas of hot and cold refreshments will be served in fine china. A long side table shall provide sumptuous deserts, cakes, pies, sandwiches & savouries. A quartet playing soft concerto’s will sooth and calm the soul.

Surrounding the marquis will be green & yellow tents that shall house all your creative entries on display for the judging competitions where you may catch a glimpse of our fair hostesses.

Under the bunting surrounds will be many vendors with bric a brac, homewares & produce for sale. There shall be hay bales for seating set in between locations where you can hear the Apple Scrumpy Band, why not sip on an ale or cider from the Rose & Crown red striped tent. Here you will also find displays of clog dancing, The Mummers with Shakespeares Sonnets and the Morris Dancing, and for the little masters and misses, the puppet show, Punch & Judy, the tombola, coconut shie, and other games, for everyone to enjoy.

I have posted a scroll on the notice board on the village green for the varied competition sections. May you all feel at home in participating in

“A Friendly Competition Amongst Our Neighbours”.

Your humble Servant,

Master of Ceremonies

Launcelot W. Penn Esq.

For all the categories to choose from below, please would each item reflect the flavour of our Georgian-Regency era, thank you.

Here are the categories for your perusal. You may enter in as many sections as you desire. The more the merrier, we would love to see all your entries so we can post them on our blog. You will get the chance to choose which entries shall win each category by a special Poll vote that Anna will set up after the swap closes. May the best entries win your approval.

  • Best Cake, Pie or Tart
  • Best Bread, Buns or Scones
  • Best Jam, Jelly or Conserve
  • Best Pickle, Chutney or Relish
  • Loveliest Floral Entry, i.e. garden flower, garden scene or flower arrangement
  • Nicest Naturally dyed item, such as a hanky, doily or pillowcase, etc.
  • Best Painted, Drawn or Collaged image with a theme of Marie Antionette
  • Best Hand sewn, or Quilted item
  • Prettiest embroidered or hand decorated item, i.e. beaded or ribbon embellishments
  • Cleverest Paper Tag
  • Best Folded Paper item, Crafted Booklet or Card
  • Handsomest Home Handicraft item, i.e. wood, basketry, macramé, candle/soap making, or jewellery.

Just to clarify this is an EMAIL ONLY SWAP.... .
You will have ONE partner to send your photos.

You may enter as many of these categories as you like and which ever of your entry’s should be sent as a photo to your swap partner and ALSO forwarded in an email to Anna who will create a blog post showing all of our lovely items.
If you are entering the cake or pie competition you will send a photo of your creation with a slice cut out so that the inside as well as the outside may be seen. Your painted or drawn items need only be with the aura of Marie Antionette's personality, not necessarily her portrait, it need not be framed, but you may take your submission photo as a framed piece. All other photos should be photographed in a well lit area so that they may be seen to their best advantage. If your paper creation is something that opens up, please include a photo of the inside as well as the outside.

So to your partner, you will EMAIL a photo or photos of what you have entered in the competitions with a description.

Use your imagination and most of all enjoy yourself. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

Anna, Nickalli and Jane


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