League of NH Craftsmen Gallery’s Annual Mother’s Day Tea Party

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LITTLETON—The Littleton League of NH Craftsmen’s Gallery is hosting its 12th annual Mother’s Day Tea Party on Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A selection of fine teas will be offered, served in vintage teacups, along with a yummy assortment of homemade tea sandwiches and baked goods.

“The Mother’s Day Tea Party is one of our favorite events,” said gallery owner Beth Simon. “We love to welcome mothers and everyone to enjoy this celebration of women and motherhood and this year, spring flowers. Everyone is welcome, and white gloves are not required!”

In addition to the regular curated display of fine New Hampshire-made crafts, League artists been invited to create special tea-inspired objects for the event. They include tapestry weaver Suzanne Pretty, fabric painter Betty Lathrop, paper-quilling artist Marianne Fassett, floral jewelry from Michelle Kolb and sterling silver teaspoons from Jack Dokus. Potter Melynn Allen is making birch tree themed teapots and teacups, and fiber artist Diana Lind has created some very special bears for Mother’s Day. Everyone needs a special hat for a tea party, and we will have a new selection from Carla and Marcia Press of Meshugenah Hats.

This year five local florists have been invited to visit the gallery to design a floral bouquet, using a handmade vase, and be inspired by the creative energy of the gallery. “Collaborating with local floral artists draws synergy to the Tea Party,” noted Ms. Simon. “Flowers are always a favorite gift, and these inspired bouquets will compliment our special artwork beautifully.” Participating florists include Emily Herzig of Emily Herzig Floral Studio, Dawn Berg of Cherry Blossoms Floral Design, Jessie Toney of All About Flowers, Vanessa Tarr of Tarrnation Farm, and Mikaela Anneser of Mik’s Picks. Come early for the best choice of a bouquet.

The event is free and everyone is welcome.

The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery is located at 81 Main Street in Littleton. For questions, call 444-1099, or visit http://littleton.nhcrafts.org/.