Somewhere in Time, Unlimited

KCTS Jane Austen Tea - Fundraiser
August 17, 2008

Daughters of the American Revolution Mansion
Capitol Hill, Seattle

(Dress-up Opportunity)

Members of Somewhere in Time, Unlimited (SITU) and the Jane Austen Society, (JASNA) volunteered to act as "background color" for PBS's KCTS Channel 9. The television station had organized a Jane Austen Tea as a fundraiser in conjunction with a Jane Austen movie series being featured a month earlier.

The event was held in the upper level of the gracious DAR Mansion in the historic and prestigious neighborhood of Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington where there are many mansions.

The members of SITU & JASNAhad previously volunteered in April at another tea.  At that time, SITU was the "meet-n-greet", assisted guests to their seats, participated in the fashion show, and were rewarded with the same refreshments (as the guests were) of delightful sweets/savories and pots of tea!
  The entrance hall is as dramatic as the sweep of the drive approaching the mansion and the grand staircase which lead participants to the ballroom located on the second floor.

The mansion is a replica of George Washington's own residence.  Lovely...

Immediately off the foyer to the left, there is a spacious room housing a grand piano.
The room is so large, it has two individual doors which lead you back into the foyer.  The settee in this photo separates the bank of doors.

Here, Toivo a SITU member, is shown with a large fan.  He was helping air circulate past the guests arriving and I'm sure they appreciated his efforts on this warm day!

Miss Lynne Ann is shown before the items being raffled at today's tea.   These are the talented members of the Nonesuch Dancers which provided entertainment.
  Pictured here are the ladies from
Samplers Needlework Group.

Examples of their work were amazing!

Below, you will find photos of the members of SITU, JASNA & Guests.
Pictured here, L-R:  Miss Marie, Miss Mary and Miss Loveday   Pictured here, L-R: Miss Mary, Miss Loveday and Miss Agnes
Pictured here: Miss Kimberly, Miss Loveday,
Miss Susan & Miss Pippin
  Pictured here:  Miss Joan
Pictured here:  Miss Agnes, Miss Loveday and a PBS/KCTS Channel 9 volunteer.   Pictured here: Miss Bobbie
Pictured here:  The upstairs ballroom (with stage) of the DAR was the perfect setting for the tea.  Guests enjoyed wonderful delicacies catered in, tea provided by Queen Mary's Tearoom, a dance performance by Nonesuch Dancers and a fashion show by members of SITU.
Pictured here:  Miss Joan amidst the guests.   Pictured here:  Miss Julie in a shimmery dress.
  Pictured here (left):
Queen Julia who is a new member of SITU.

She is shown here weaving her way
thru the many guests at the tea.
You can see that this event
was well attended!

Pictured here:
Miss Marie & Toivo.

Should you wish to attend a STIU
function and are in need of a
historically accurate corset,
Miss Marie is the
person to contact!

Visit her website...

Pictured here: SITU members Queen Julia in pink,
Miss Roxann in burgundy.
  Pictured here in order: Miss Joan,
Miss Loveday and Miss Bobbie
  Pictured here:
Two guests pose with the
delightful Miss Susan on the settee.

Miss Susan can be found as the resident
"Ribbon Room" specialist at
Nancy's Sewing Basket in Seattle.
Many-a-costumer has visited the store to obtain  advice from this seasoned costumer.

If you are looking for special textiles, incredible ribbons, millinery supplies, specialty buttons or heirloom supplies such as lace, be sure to visit the store and say "Hi" to Miss Susan!

Here the ladies pose for one last publicity photo taken by the PBS photographer.
Don't they just look lovely?
  Thank you for stopping by!  We enjoyed a lovely afternoon with the guests and hope you've enjoyed visiting our website.

Thank you to KCTS and to JASNA for allowing us (SITU) to join in the festivities of the day.  It was great fun and we look forward to all future joint ventures!

If you'd like to visit KCTS's site to make a donation, please feel free to do so.

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Updated on June 17 2009