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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

A charity banquet in the Mediaeval Hall of the Treasurer's House in Martock
 on Saturday night proved to be a wonderful evening of 
excellent food and wines and perfect company in the most gorgeous setting.
The Treasurer's House is the oldest inhabited house in Somerset,
 with the exception of the Bishop's Palace in Wells. 
It is mentioned in texts from 1221.

The evening ended with an Auction of Promises ...
the VJ's ended up spending far too much money, 
but it was all for a very good cause ...
the Mental Health Foundation.
Did you know, directly or indirectly, 
1 in 4 people will be affected by mental health issues each year?

Maristella ... if you read this, 
Mr VJ bid on and won a little treat for us all when you come to visit!

The next day, they had afternoon tea,
at her bestie's house,
to celebrate the birthday of their 'sweet sixteen'.
How cute are these cookies ... 


This week VJ has stock to get ready for ...
Miss Edie will be for sale at the fair ...
Hopefully, she will go to a good home ...


20 comments:

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

Oh you decided to keep the busty one! Good choice.
The butterfly buns with 'real' butterflies look delish! xx

freckleface said...

Such a gorgeous building. I think my friend Ben worked on it years ago. He's a conservator. That's exactly the road we used to take in on a Sunday morning after church to visit my nan and grandad for coffee and cake. They lived,on Church close. My aunty Dolly lived next door. she was a right madam. Bet dinner in there was full of atmosphere. Xx

Flaming Nora said...

Oh goodness, thats a bit of a heart breaker! I'm sure who ever takes Miss Edie home will love her forever and dress her up in beautiful frocks all day long.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good afternoon! I hope Miss Edie does go to a loving home to be dressed up and displayed! And that afternoon tea looks delicious! Lovely old church in that first photo; how I'd love to stroll in a place like that!

greenthumb said...

Sounds like you had a great night out, I like the look of your afternoon tea.

Rubye Jack said...

Oh dear! Bye bye Ms. Edie.
I don't know what it is that makes me love her so much; some misplaced nostalgia or lost memory of something similar. Perhaps it was the Hummels my mother used to collect when I was young. I do hope she finds herself in a good home.

Sharon said...

What a beautiful house, love the goodies x

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

happy birthday to the 16!!!!!!
xxxxxxx Ale

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Gorgeous building & a very important event too. The sweets look super yummy xx

Vix said...

What a stunning place! Miss Edie will be snapped up. xxx

nilly said...

A very good cause & one I always give to, but sadly it's still a taboo subject.
Until I was in my 20s I had barely met or heard of anyone who had suffered - now I don't think I know anyone who hasn't been touched by mental illness in some way.

Stephanie Gaunt said...

Hello, Vintage Jane, I found your blog via 'Where Five Valleys Meet' I Live in Hastings - a vintage hunter's paradise, and blog as 'Hastings Battleaxe'

Madelief said...

Oh, miss Edie looks lovely! Someone will snap her up!

Happy birthday to the sweet sixteen! The bakes look delicious.

Happy Sunday!

Madelief x

Willow said...

I do hope Miss Edie finds a great home .
Your sweets have given me a craving and no sugary treats to be found ~ so off I go to the corner store for some cookies ( diet ~ what diet ?) !

In My Wild Eden said...

Who wouldn't love Miss Edie. I am glad you have been having lovely days.

Kristie Franklin said...

I sure hate to hear that Ms. Edie will be sold and I'm afraid, snapped up by someone. (Sniff, sniff) She is adorable.

The desserts look divine! I wish I wasn't such a sweet lover. In my younger day, I didn't care so much for sweets but as I have gotten older (much older) I find I love the stuff! Hah!

I made some delicious Oatmeal Raisin cookies and of course had to add chocolate chips, coconut and some dried cherries and crasins ( a cross between a raisin and a cranberry) They turned out great so I took some to a lovely little lady who I met on my daily walk who is 81, a widow, and still drives a car. She is the sweetest lady. I also took some to a man who we see fishing nearly everyday and have spoken to several times. You see I had promised him some the next time I baked. So, all and all I had a very busy and productive Sunday. I hope they liked the cookies.

I hope you and your family are well and please let me know if you sell Ms. Edie. I hope whoever gets her will take good care of her!

xo
Kris

JJ said...

The house is magnificent. I also think I might have been 16 once.

*Maristella* said...

Dear Marina, that wonderful images, I have a strong longing for you all and England !
Now I am very curious to see what he won Mr.VJ ;o)
I wrote an email to the date of travel, appearance hearing from you!
Hugs and kisses, *Maristella*
( with translator )

Maria said...

~ A truly worthy course! A taboo subject often dusted swiftly under the carpet..Soo very wrong...
Ever so pleased you've had a 'fab' time recently...Afternoon teas sounds just up my street...
Miss Edie is moving house, i see...We all wish her well! Some ones surely gonna fall head over heals with her!!!
Hugs Maria x

Tammy Chrzan said...

It is so very important that people know about mental health issues, it's as serious as any medical issue out there... I find it fantastic that you support the cause!
Much love,
Tammy