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Carnival Teapot Extravaganza

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Music & Devonshire tea with dozens of teapots
This is an opportunity to view rare, antique and valuable teapots, china and memorabilia at Saint Alban's Anglican Church during Carnival of Flowers 2015.
Carnival Teapot Extravaganza china teapots
To win a family movie pass, spot certain teapots among the extensive collection.

Some of the items displayed at the Carnival Teapot Extravaganza, enjoying its tenth anniversary, are worth thousands of dollars. Royal family memorabilia china will have you reminiscing and trying to identify the figurines of past monarchs. Among the extensive and delightful variety of items are pieces of famous Blue Willow china, silver tea services and Wedgewood china as well as WWII memorabilia and decorative tea towels from around Australia and the UK. The friendly and hard-working volunteers are happy to answer any questions.
Carnival Teapot Extravaganza giraffe & lion teapots
Handle giraffe with care. Lion King romance before its time.

Amidst the fun atmosphere there is a 'Spot the Teapot' contest for which you may win a family movie pass by correctly locating the pictured teapots; not as simple as it sounds.

Additionally you may snap up a bargain pot plant or second hand book on the grounds. Homemade preserves are also on sale including grapefruit and orange marmalade, lemon butter, Rosella jam, pickled cucumbers and tomato relish.

Carnival Teapot Extravaganza Tyre Teapots
Feeling 'tyred'? Have a cup of tea.

Carnival Teapot Extravaganza quilt
Quilts are on display within the church.
Within the church you may view beautiful hand sewn quilts while enjoying cultural music. Also displayed are antique Christening gowns. Quality soft toys and bric-a-brac are for sale in the vestibule.

Carnival Teapot Extravaganza valuable clocks
Definitely 'do not touch'. Drink with the eyes only.
Devonshire tea offers scrumptious scones for only $5. Outdoors from 10:30-11am enjoy 'St Alban's Got Talent' performances. They do not lie. Lunch provender is a sausage sizzle for $2.50 accompanied by live music with Gene Clark at 12:30pm. Gene is part of the group 'Gene & Tonic' who performs Indie rock and jazz as well as his own works.

The Carnival Teapot Extravaganza is open from 9:30am - 4:30pm on the corner of Anzac Avenue and Hill Street, until 26 September 2015. If you attend you will also be supporting The Pyjama Foundation, Parkinson's Disease Queensland and Battens Disease Australia.
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Why? Feast your eyes on fascinating teapots, china, silver & memorabilia.
When: 9:30am-4:30pm
Phone: 07 4633 3651
Where: Cnr Anzac Ave & Hill St, Toowoomba
Cost: $3
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