As we all know, today's society is very mobile. The national average for U.S. homeowners to occupy one particular house is only 12 years before moving to another location, which means my hubby and I aren't amongst the average homeowners, since we have lived in our house for over three decades, and are the original owners.
We love our house, neighbors, and neighborhood. At least three of us ladies on the block are tea lovers, and I was pleasantly surprised a couple of weeks ago when I went to my mailbox and found an invitation to a neighborhood tea party hosted last Saturday.
A tea party is one of the nicest ways I know to get acquainted with neighborhood ladies.
This was my place setting. Nine ladies were invited, seven attended. For one lady it was her first tea party.
The savories consisted of a Cranberry/Chicken Salad Croissant, an Egg Salad Sandwich, and a Cucumber Sandwich, with Grapes.
Cranberry Scone with Jam and Whipped Cream, Caramel Cookie, Meringue Cookie and Chocolate Brownie Bites rounded out the desserts. Everything was delicious!
What a fun afternoon! Special thanks to the neighbor who opened her home and allowed us to share a special time of tea and fellowship together. With today's busy, fast paced living we don't take the time to get to know our neighbors as previous generations have.