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Biggest Morning Devonshire Tea 2017

A big thank you to everyone who came to our Biggest Morning Devonshire Tea this year and to those who purchased a raffle ticket. Together we raised over $1,000! A very special mention goes to Tempting Treats for donating their delicious scones and AllPress for their great coffee.

Congratulations to Bec Schofield who won our fabulous Alfresco Emporium Hamper.

Leana in serving the scones.

Customers buying scones.

Buying scones and raffle tickets.

Our delicious scones.

Customer gather to purchase scones and raffle tickets.

Stunning Alfresco Hamper.

Drawing the winning raffle ticket.

Bec Schofield, winner of our raffle.

Sid Dickens Night 2017

Thank you to all the Sid Dickens Club members and friends for attending our very special Sid Dickens night on February 24th, made possible by the kind offer from Sid, Greg, Carmen and Maureen to visit our Collaroy store during their time in Australia. Like many guests, Sid and team did not come empty handed! Sid Dickens has been very busy creating 100 Limited Edition Memory Blocks, which we featured in-store on the night.

We have been carrying Sid Dickens Memory Blocks since we opened a small store in Neutral Bay in April 1998, 19 years ago. We first saw the blocks in an American magazine, which started a hunt for how we could stock them in our stores. From the very start they have attracted collectors and have been a focal point in our stores wherever they have been placed.

Once again, a big thank you to everyone who attended, we hope you and anyone who could not make it on the night enjoy the following photos.


Below: Limited Edition Blocks Still For Sale

The Memory Blocks pictured below were part of the 100 Limited Edition pieces handcrafted by Sid and displayed on the night. Each Memory Block comes with a certificate of authenticity and is signed by Sid Dickens. The blocks are $269 each. Please call on (02) 9919 0601 to enquire about availability.
Limited Edition blocks still for sale.

A large crowd in front of the Limited Edition wall.

A close up of the Sid Dickens Limited Edition Blocks.

Sid, Moreen and Carmen in fornt of Sid's blocks.

A customer poses with Greg and Sid Dickens.


Friends in front of Sid Dickens Memory Blocks.

Sid Dickens signing his Memory Blocks.

Mother and daughter in front of Sid Dickens Memory Blocks.

Staff member Sarah and customers posing with Sid Dickens.

The staff of Alfresco Emporium with Sid Dickens.

A crowd in front of the Sid Dickens Limited Edition Collection.

Sid Dickens and Greg.

Customers in front of the Inspiration Spring Sid Dickens collection.

Michael Hore taking a block of the Limited Edition wall.

Customers hold up their Limited Edition Sid Dickens blocks.

Customers in the crowd.w

Customers with Sid Dickens.

Customers having their blocks signed by Sid Dickens.

Customer with Sid Dickens.

Sid Dickens posing with customers.

A group of customers having blocks signed by Sid Dickens.

A couple with Sid Dickens.

Sid signing a block and posing with a customer.

A customer has a block signed by Sid Dickens.

A family with Sid Dickens.

Mother and daught talk to Sid Dickens.

A customer poses with Sid and another holds up her limited edition block.

Couple posing with Sid Dickens.

A customer poses with Sid Dickens.

A customer poses with Sid Dickens.

A group of customers pose with Sid Dickens.

Customers pondering which limited edition block to purchase.

A customer with Sid and the back of a Limited Edition Block.

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Biggest Morning Tea Event 2016

A big thank you to everyone who attended Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea today at our Collaroy store. We would also like to thank Maison Blanche who donated a stunning candle to each of our guests as well as AllPress, Myrtle and Moss, Glasshouse, Maggie Beer, Tempting Treats and Brasserie Bread.

Together we raised $2,131.

Tables ready for BMT.
Guests at BMT 2016.
Guests sitting at two long tables enjoying high tea.
Guests at BMT 2016.
Lisa with the hamper she won.
Lisa with the Alfresco Emporium hamper she won, valued at $500.
Guests at two long tables.
Sarah and Penny with their Glasshouse candle prizes.
Sarah (left) and Penny (right) pose with their raffle prizes of a High Tea Glasshouse Candle.
Guests enjoying their high tea.

Biggest Morning Tea 2016

Tuesday May 24th, 10:30am. $38 per person. (02) 9919 0601.

Join us to support the Cancer Council by having high tea in the windows of our Collaroy store. Relax in style at two long tables serving a sample of tasty treats and savoury goodies. Each guest will receive a wonderful gift from Maison Blanche. Don’t miss our raffle for your chance to win a fabulous Alfresco Emporium hamper. All donations, fund raising and high tea ticket price go to the Cancer Council.

Biggest Morning High Tea 2015 Photos

We are please to announce that our Biggest Morning High Tea was a success and with your help we raised over $1,450. A big thank you to everyone who came and donated on the day and to Royal CDS , Brasserie Bread, Tempting Treats, Maggie Beer and Allpress for supplying some yummy treats.

Janelle Bloom created a Raspberry Mascarpone Pavlova Roll, scones and Pulled Pork with Chipotle Slaw, which were absolutely delicious and something we will be recreating at home. You can try yourself by downloading Janelle Bloom’s recipes.

Rosalie was the lucky winner of our Alfresco Emporium hamper valued at over $500 and she also won our lolly guessing competition with a guess of 432.

Our High Tea in the Windows was a huge hit with everyone loving the cascade of leaves and flowers hanging from the ceiling as well as the tasty treats. We are going to run the high tea again next year for Biggest Morning Tea with even more seating, so we hope to see you there.

Janelle Bloom left and ladies at our High Tea.Guests at Alfresco Emporium's High Tea in the Windows. High Tea sample plates ready to go out. Guests seated for High Tea for Biggest Morning Tea. Janelle Bloom talking to guests. Janelle Bloom demonstrating how to cook some tasty treats. Janelle cutting out the scones from the dough. Janelle posing with a guest. A selection of morning tea treats. Janelle's Pulled Pork Sliders. Janelle's Raspberry Mascarpone Pavlova Roll. Janelle's finished scones. Lucky guess and raffle prize winners.