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A Vintage Christmas Tea Party
The Old State Bank was decorated in live greenery, ribbons and bows and smelled of fresh cinnamon and nutmeg. The tables held festive tablecloths and more fresh greenery. There were cookies, cupcakes and old fashioned tea cakes. There were also cucumber sandwiches, pretzels and a variety of other dainty foods.
As tea time came, the tables began to fill with little girls, their mothers and grandmothers all dressed in their holiday finest. Everyone was very much in the mood for the holiday tea party. There were attentive smiles as the traditional story of Twas the Night Before Christmas was read aloud. There were giggles as the etiquette lesson taught them about holding their pinkies in the air.
When it came time to try all the different cakes and pastries, everyone was more than excited. The scent of spiced apple tea filled the air and reminded the adults of Christmas memories past. The bank’s curator began telling the attendants about the history of the season and had everyone learning something new.
Once the plates were empty, a tour of the bank began. There were lots of quick lessons about the history of the building and our grand city. The girls got to play the old piano and step out on the balcony of the second floor. It was a first for most of the younger girls and even for a few of the older attendants, too.
As they came back downstairs from their tour, craft supplies had been set on the tables for each of them. The tea party concluded with everyone making a Christmas tree from Popsicle sticks and decorating it with the most beautiful of stones. The adults had as much fun as the children did. Everyone left the Old State Bank knowing that they had experienced something special and something that not many will ever get to experience again; a tea party in one of the oldest buildings in Decatur.