Monday, July 21, 2014

Where There Is Tea There Is Hope...

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."  ~Leo Buscaglia

My Garden Party Print Goes To A New Home

©Diane with her new art acquisition "Garden Party" and Pink Tea host Debbie.

Thank You so much Diane for your purchase of this print in the Pink Tea Silent Auction.          I hope you will enjoy it for many years to come!    

©Garden Party, Giclee' Print of an Original Watercolour
    donated by Laura Leeder, 2014.

The tea is about "Women supporting Women" and this years theme was Friendship, Roses and Royal Tea.  The funds raised on Saturday the 19th, will be given to the East Kootenay Foundation For Health in support of new equipment needed in the maternity ward of the Creston Hospital

This was my third year participating in this annual Pink Garden Tea fundraiser (now in it's 5th year).  I continue to be amazed and impressed by these tireless organizers and hosts of the Pink Garden Tea.  Each year they put on a fabulous spread and go out of their way to make everyone in attendance feel extra special.  For example my table had the honour of being served with the beautiful chintz teapot and china that was the inspiration for the above painting! (how thoughtful is that?!)  

This year two special artist friends joined me in donating to this event.  Eileen Gidman and Win Dinn donated gifts for the door prizes.   See Eileen's blog post here.

©The Pink Tea Ladies~Cindy(Aunt), Susan and Debbie (sisters)
    Photo by Laura Leeder, July 19, 2014

They are truly amazing women and each year their efforts remind me that a gesture (small or large) from each of us can make a huge difference in someones life. 

This quote says it all!

Thank You once again Debbie, Susan and Cindy for a wonderful afternoon of pampering!

"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.  
~James Matthew Barrie

Have a wonderful week!  Thank You for stopping by......Laura Leeder~ Watercolour Artist, Creston, BC

Prints and Notecards of "Garden Party" will be available for purchase 
on my website and in my Etsy Shop by Friday, July 25th.

Take a visual journey with me on Pinterest:



Eileen said...

It was special being served out of the chintz teapot. It truly is a lovely detailed watercolour painting you did of it.

Laura Leeder said...

That was a treat! Sharing the event with you and Win, made it all the more special!

Win Dinn said...

Such a lovely and caring afternoon tea. Debbie and gang put huge effort into ensuring that the details are managed impeccably. Lovely to be there with you, Laura, to see that print go to a new home. I am so appreciative of your efforts towards supporting this event.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Laura - I am sure your painting will be so appreciated. It is so wonderful when others reach out to help with things that do make a difference. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Laura Leeder said...
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Laura Leeder said...

Many thanks Win for your attendance and support each year! It's an honour to play such a small role in helping these ladies raise funds.

Laura Leeder said...

Many thanks Win for your attendance and support each year! It's an honour to play such a small role in helping these ladies raise funds.

Laura Leeder said...

I so agree Debbie, thanks for commenting, enjoy your summer!

Judy said...

Congratulations, Laura! I love that saying about tea and hope!

Laura Leeder said...

Thanks Judy!

Celia Blanco said...

Your print has a happy owner, congratulations on being part of such a wonderful event! I love the final quote too!

Laura Leeder said...

Thank You Celia!

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