Rolls Royce Concours d’Elegance is almost here!

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It’s almost here! Come along to the Rolls Royce Concours d’Elegance at Historic Ormiston House this Sunday, 22 July for a fantastic day of bay views, Devonshire Teas, sandwiches, amazing cars, the beautiful historic house, and another visit from Joe’s BBQ RIBS!

We can’t wait to welcome Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Queensland and all of our guests to this exciting day! Gates open at the special time of 10.30 am, and we close at 4 pm – but don’t forget, if you want to see the cars, make sure you arrive before 2 pm.

Entry into the grounds is only $7 adults, $5 concession and $2 children aged 5-12 years. Devonshire Teas on the verandah are only $5! If you fancy something a bit different, we also have sandwiches available on the verandah, or wander over to see Joe and Laura from Joe’s BBQ RIBS for something delicious!

Give us a call on 0457 675 137 for any queries!

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Vintage Car Club Day

 

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It’s almost here! This Sunday from 10.30 am come along to Historic Ormiston House to see the display of Vintage Cars for the Vintage Car Club Day! Around 60 cars are expected to be displayed against the backdrop of beautiful Moreton Bay – how fantastic! Check out this article from the Redland City Bulletin about this exciting event.

Gates open at 10.30 am and cars will be available for viewing until 2 pm. Why not enjoy a Devonshire Tea or a sandwich on the verandah after viewing the cars? Or you can enjoy some American chilli or a beef brisket brioche burger from Joe’s BBQ RIBS who will be onsite until 2 pm. Perfect for a chilly winter’s day!

The Ormiston House grounds will remain open until 4 pm. We can’t wait to welcome you to this exciting day! Call 0457 675 137 with any queries ????

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Christmas in July Share Plate Menu

Mmmm, check out the delicious menu from Doug & Pearl for our Christmas in July Share Plate Feast, and book your ticket for 8 July if you haven’t already done so!

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Starters:
Pork, fennel & apricot terrine with house pickles
Hot smoked ocean trout, baby beat, horseradish crème fraiche
Heirloom tomato, buffalo mozzarella, aged balsamic
All served with warm stone baked sourdough

Mains:
Wild mushroom ragu, cured egg yolk, fresh rigatoni
Roast benelong chicken, caper & raisin vinaigrette with butternut squash & taleggio gratin
Quinoa, fennel & broad bean salad

Dessert
Spiced vanilla bean risotto, toasted wild rice, cardamom poached corella pear

Yum!! Call 0457 675 137 or email administrator@ormistonhouse.org.au for queries or bookings!

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Christmas in July 2018!

Don’t forget to make a booking for our exciting Christmas in July event! Check out the details below!

Celebrate with a delectable gourmet three course sharing plate feast on the verandah of Ormiston House, with stunning bay views, and enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival. BYO bottled wine.

With fabulous food catered by Doug & Pearl, beautiful music, gorgeous views and a fantastic atmosphere, what more could you ask for?

Date: 8 July 2018

Time: 12.30 pm

Cost: $60 per person

Children’s meal available for $25 (must be notified at time of booking)

Bookings Essential! Call 0457 675 137 or email administrator@ormistonhouse.org.au

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Have you heard about our Mother’s Day Silent Auction?

Thanks to the generosity and creativeness of our supporters and volunteers, we have two beautiful pieces that we are auctioning for our Mother’s Day Silent Auction!

We have one throw of many colours, covered in tassels – such intricate work! The latest bid for this item is $100.

Our second item is a crocheted throw with matching cushion, covered with roses – how gorgeous! The latest bid for this item is $50.

What better way to keep warm on these cold nights than with one of these fantastic throws!

Come along on Mother’s Day to make a bid on these gorgeous pieces, and enjoy a Devonshire Tea at the tables on the grassed area in front of the verandah, overlooking the beautiful bay. The auction runs until our closing time on Mother’s Day. All funds raised contribute to the ongoing maintenance and restoration of Historic Ormiston House.

For any queries, feel free to call 0457 675 137 or email administrator@ormistonhouse.org.au!

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Historic Ormiston House 2018 Lecture

Isn’t it amazing that Australia’s commercial sugar industry started here at Ormiston? This property is both beautiful and significant! Why not come along to our Resident Historian’s 2018 lecture and discover how Australia’s commercial sugar industry was started on the property? It’s sure to be a fascinating talk and we’d love love to see you there!

No need to worry if you missed last year’s sugar lecture by Dr Robbie Mason, as Jessica’s lecture will be discussing a different aspect of the sugar industry at Ormiston. You can even accompany Jessica to see an original sugar pan that was used on the property when the commercial sugar industry was established!

Tickets are only $15 and include a Devonshire Tea on the verandah of Historic Ormiston House, entrance into the grounds and a complimentary viewing of the House. The lecture will be held on Sunday 22 April at 10.30 am. Bookings are required for catering purposes – please email us (administrator@ormistonhouse.org.au) or call 0457 675 137!

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Easter Closure

Historic Ormiston House will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday (1 April, 2018). We look forward to welcoming our Sunday afternoon guests again from 12 noon to 4.00 pm on Sunday 8 April, 2018. Wishing all our guests, supporters and volunteers a happy Easter.

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Craft Expo – What an Exciting Day!

What a spectacular day at Historic Ormiston House! Grey clouds didn’t dampen the spirits of the guests and the crafters, who all had a wonderful time!

So much hard work had gone into all the craft items, it was impossible to decide which ones to take home! Over 300 people came through the gates of Ormiston House today, making this one of our busiest days of the year so far.
In addition to the wonderful presenters from the Expo, we had a fascinating display from Redlands Spinners and Weavers, and demonstrations by our own crafty volunteer, Lois. We even had a beautiful raffle prize, designed by Helen, one of our volunteers, which was won by Maureen. We hope you enjoy your raffle prize Maureen!
We can’t wait to see what else 2018 has in store for Historic Ormiston House and our visitors!
Thank you to all the crafters who presented today! We hope to welcome you back to Historic Ormiston House again soon!

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make today possible – setting up, packing away, serving guests and being on duty today. Thank you also to Wendy Boglary for putting out the call to the community to come and help pack away the marquees, and thank you to those who answered that call with true Redlands spirit! We couldn’t have done it without all of you!

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We’re on Instagram!

Historic Ormiston House is now on Instagram! Check out our page and share your favourite photos of the beautiful house and grounds with us. Don’t forget to follow our Instagram page for the latest pics from Historic Ormiston House!

https://www.instagram.com/historicormistonhouse/

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Craft Expo at Historic Ormiston House

Have you heard about the fantastic Craft Expo coming to Historic Ormiston House? It is sure to be a wonderful afternoon!

Some amazing displays and stalls are coming to the Expo! Come along to see and purchase some patchwork cushions, appliqué work, woodwork, hand painted signs, bears, lavender, handbags, baby knitting and rugs, roses, paintings, flower dolls, small, children’s clothes, stained glass, primitive genre, knitted toys, lace decorated dresses, bunting, beautiful cards, aprons, small hand painted furniture pieces and more!

Call 0457 675 137 or email administrator@ormistonhouse.org.au if you have any queries or click here for more information!

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