The Weird and Wonderful Morpeth Tea Party
18th August – 28th August 2016 at the Campbell’s Store complex 10am – 5pm,
175 Swan Street, Morpeth: admission free.

Campbell’s Store in Morpeth is once again turning the practice of enjoying a cup of tea on its head, with thousands of weird teapots and the highlight, wonderful handmade tea cosies from across Australia.

The tea cosies are vying for Champion Tea Cosie of the Year and the winner has been announced this morning. This year’s grand prize winner is Lorraine Laverty with her tea cosie titled Monet’s Garden Geverny. Lorraine’s tea cosie is a beautiful rendition of Monet’ famous painting and has to be seen to be believed! 

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The Campbell’s Store complex including, Morpeth Antique Centre, Morpeth Gourmet Foods and Morpeth Gallery, will be open for ten days during the exhibition and admission is free.

In an exhibition that could upstage even the Mad Hatter’s tea party, Campbell’s Store will also be filled with 2, 000 novelty teapots in every shape size and colour you could possibly imagine from kangaroo’s to typewriters, and even the breakfast table.

The dealers of Morpeth Antique Centre are joining in the party as well, with vintage and antique teapots from Shelly to Winton and even Clarice Cliff. You’ll also find beautiful Royal Daulton cup and saucer trios.

Alice joins the fun in Cathie Brady’s Realistic Baby Dolls Alice in Wonderland exhibition on the 1st floor of Morpeth Antique Centre. Cathy has created a miniature Mad Hatter’s Tea Party complete with tiny trays of oysters, pastries and cakes.

It doesn’t stop there! Felicity at A Vintage Ambiance has made beautiful soy candles in vintage teacups, and Pauline at The Cat Store has some quirky cat teapots and mugs.

And when you think you’ve seen enough, Morpeth Gourmet Foods have an array of honey from all over Australia. There are 18 varieties of honey with a selection for tasting. There are black, green and herbal tea leaves as well, with flavours such as ‘Shades of Earl Grey’ and ‘Mint Condition’.

Finally when it’s time for a rest, continue the food journey at The Servants Quarters Tea Room where you can indulge in your own tea party with homemade scones made by Nikki and her team, served with fresh whipped cream and sweet jam. There’s also a pastry cabinet filled with a variety of cakes to choose from with your coffee with even more options for lunch.

For more information head to our Facebook or Instagram page, and don’t forget to #morpethteapotfestival2016 your photos on social media!

Trevor Richards
Morpeth Gallery
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Morpeth NSW 2321