Today seemed like a slow day at The Whitney with only 75 guests for Mansion Tea after serving 139 guests last week. But I'm still weary as last night was our 2nd annual Ladies Christmas Cookie Swap at Church. We almost tripled our attendance from 2022, so it's catching on. As promised, here are some photos before I call it a night and relax.
Below is a photo of the church [Orchard Ridge Church of the Nazarene] that was all lit up when we arrived at 5:30 p.m. The swap didn't start until 6:30 but my hubby and I went early to set-up and get the hot spiced cider simmering on the stove.
The ladies voted on their favorite cookie and my daughter-in-law won first place for her Scottish Shortbread. Her mother is from Scotland and she was at the cookie swap, so the shortbread recipe [which was Sharon's grandmother's] is a special family recipe.