Historic home plays host to vintage tea
THE historic Dingup House provided the perfect setting for a vintage tea party to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday.
Built in four stages from 1870 to 1896, the house is now used as a bed and breakfast.
Chris Utech and partner Philip Salvage have been leasing the bed and breakfast since January.
“We’ve re-decorated and now we’re restoring the barn to be used as a function venue for weddings and such,” Mrs Utech said.
“I’ve been really enjoying learning about the history of the house, from those who come to stay and locals.
“There are so many people who have stories to share about Dingup House.”
Mrs Utech said she was happy the historic home was up and running as a bed and breakfast as it had been shut for about a year.
MOTHER’S Day was celebrated in style, with a vintage tea party at the historic Dingup House Bed and Breakfast at the weekend.
More than 20 women attended the afternoon to enjoy tea, champagne and cupcakes.
Chris Utech and Janene Oldham celebrate Mother’s Day vintage-style with a tea party at Dingup House.
Peta Walter, Tammie Reeve, Caroline Gledhill, and Tash Omodei, all of Manjimup.
Anita Edwards, of Manjimup, and Elizabeth Wallace, of Collie.
Karen Garratt, Nicki Campbell, Dianne Milentis, and Sandra Emmott, all of Manjimup.
Donnette Edwards, Anel Van Rooyen, Coleen Roberts, all of Manjimup.
Elaine O'Reilly, of Boyup Brook, and Jan Ryan, of Manjimup.