Nancy in her kitchen almost ready to present the fruits of her labors: High Tea in her lovely dining room in her beautiful home off Tilley Rd. I was the first to arrive; her sister was there helping and it was delightful to meet her.
Nancy put her heart and a good deal of her time into making this a very memorable occasion for "the Greene Girls" as we like to call ourselves. A bunch of pretty remarkable ladies if I do say so myself all working together or seperately as it were to make real estate transactions happen.
Betty & Sue helping get the treats to the table. Sue has a plate of warm scones and Betty is adjusting chairs I guess? Perhaps she is telling Sue where to put the scones? Or she might be getting the chairs aligned just right. I'll have to check with her. But I bet she is telling Sue what to do. Don't you? Sue does look a bit pensive.
Royal Doulton china decorate the tea table. Is Sue hiding from Betty? Probably not. We all love Betty. Notice the beautiful fruit in the stem ware. They were especially yummy with a bit of Grand Marnier to add some zip.
Renee and I pose a bit as we wait to indulge in the goodies before us. There were delicate sandwiches in triangles: cream cheese & cucumber or ham, tuna, egg salad and more. No one wore their white gloves and some even came in jeans. It wasn't a fashion show; just girls doing fun stuff with food involved: very tasty food. Mix food with laughter and good will: you can't beat it!
A picture of enjoyment. Tea for two or more for tea, me and you, you and me and Nancy, Diana, Betty, Kathy, Sue, Renee, Missy, Krissy, Kayla Sue Sandberg... great memory.
Kayla & Sue are missing. They aren't there yet. Krissy is behind Diana. Darn. I am pouring tea. After we were all stuffed with the yummy treats, we got down to our annual ornament exchange. We drew numbers and started the fun. Some people actually stole their friend's ornament with the excuse that "it went with their decor". I chose my own gift and was happy cause I loved the angel. I didn't really think anyone would choose it. The bag wasn't as fancy as the others and I was feeling second fiddle if you know what I mean: a little "less than" . I think the technical term is more like "pity party". But anyway someone actually took my angel. And that was that. I was angel-less. But it doesn't really matter cause it was all in fun. I don't really even have a tree up this year. Bah-humbug.
Happy Holidays to All: have a tea this spring for a friend or two. It will do your heart good. Thank you Nancy; it was a real gift of friendship.