Saturday, June 27, 2009

A simply glorious summertime tea party

After weeks of patiently waiting ~
time spent staring at Mr. Fish ~
waiting to see if there was
~ perhaps ~
an invitation to a summertime tea.


It finally arrived ~
in all its glorious, sugary
happiness.
My cupcake ~ My delight ~
My passport to adventure.


The invitation is extended
to all who want to attend ~
so grab your favorite ~
most comfortable, made for escapade ~
shoes.


And beg, borrow, or buy
a tiara, a headdress, or crown.
For this is to be
a party fit for a queen ~ and
you cannot be underdressed.



Oh my
~ LOOK ~
~ Through the key hole ~
It's the Mad Hatter
and he has prepared some tea.


Quick, take a sip of
your magical drink


And
Follow me
Down the garden path.
We'll "begin at the beginning and
go on till we come
to the end:
then stop"


Curiouser


and curiouser...


and curiouser still.


Oh my shoes and crown,
I do have to say ~
If I am not dreaming ~
This looks absolutely tempting.


Why, of all the silly meandering ~
this is the most peculiar
tea party I've ever been to
in all of my life.


But heavens ~
it has been a nice diversion
from my cleaning,
and cooking,
and laundry.

I do hope you enjoyed yourself as well.
And there is SO much more to see ~
Please don't stop here ~
but visit Vanessa Valencia
at
A Fanciful Twist
for more mad
and
gloriously enchanted
tea parties.

BUT....
Before you go ~
leave a comment here ~
and I will enter you in the drawing for
the Mad Hatter Tea Pot.
I'll announce the winner here
on Monday evening ~ June 29.
The Mad Hatter will be shipped off
to you in a lovely
little package ~ because
I did so enjoy your neighborly
visit.

Visit my shop
www.magicmarkingsart.com
to see the new listings
for my cake, tea cups
and magical drinking cup.

57 comments:

  1. Oh, thank you for your hospitality.
    I so did enjoy your tea…
    The hatter pot is wonderful indeed, so please add my name to
    the list of your drinkers of tea…

    Happy tea day to you,

    Louise

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  2. How delightfully different ! So enjoyed the adventure, the tea party and the lovely curiosities.
    The photos are charming as is the pottery.
    Anna

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  3. Well... I simply MUST HAVE that marvelous tea pot! Such a fun post with all those pretty pictures.

    Thanks for visiting me this morning!

    Kate

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  4. Thank you for letting me into your whimsical and wonderful tea time post! And for stopping by the Fashion Show this morning!

    Have a Mad and fun time all day!

    Constance

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  5. .i loved partying with you...i am having my tea by the sea...with flowers in my hair...come join me...hugs, rebecca/cre8tiva

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  6. WOWIE! How cool is that? The teapot, the cake, those krazy cups, all the pictures are sooo enchanting! LOVE IT!!!!!
    xoxoxox

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  7. What a fabulous party! It's so nice to meet you. I love all your ceramic pieces! Thanks for your sweet comments at my party. Have a very merry un-birthday today!!!!

    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  8. I popped pver to your store! very cute art! Whimsical and colorlful just how I like it!

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  9. Thank you for the wonderful tea party! I love the pottery and all your pics :)

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  10. Thanks for inviting me to your wonderful party, so whimsical and fun. I visited your shop, such lovely things, and your work is beautiful..have fun partying!

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  11. Oh this is so beautiful! Thank you for inviting me to your party...I am absolutely in love with the teapot and cups...and your beautiful images!!

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  12. Lovely photos -- very magical!

    I hope you'll visit my Tea Party and see what I'm decking out the party-goers in!

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  13. LOVE your mailbox! Love your art!! LOVE lOvE the miniatures!!! Wonderful photos. **blows kisses** Deborah

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  14. absolutely delightful!!!!!!

    michelle

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  15. Thank you! What a lovely party indeed...
    Please stop by my house for a little tea and a giveaway too (if you haven't already)
    xo

    www.mariagrimes.blogspot.com

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  16. What a magical tea party! You've done such a lovely job, thank you!

    You're madly invited to my tea party, I do hope you'll stop by (if you haven't already of course)! :)

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  17. What a fun party! Your tea pot and cups are so cute!

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  18. What a wonderfully whimsical tea party you've given! I absolutely adored it! I hope you have a magical time at all the other little parties, adn maybe even at mine? You're invited, of course! :)

    -Carrie
    carrie1200@gmail.com

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  19. What a great party! I am loving those tea cups and cake! how fun! and yummy to the eyes!
    Have a wonderland day!
    I'm off to poke around your shop!
    >:0) Tracey

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  20. What a wonderful party! Such a treat!~Theresa

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  21. Happy Tea Party time has been super!!!
    Lovely having tea:)

    Smiles,
    kayellen

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  22. Lovely.......your colors are amazing. Had a wonderful time!

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  23. So beautiful! Lovely cake!
    Thanks for sharing ;-)

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  24. Wonderful party! Love your blog...so colorful!

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  25. Such a sparkling wonderous delightful party you've created here...the pottery is covetable! Thank you so much for having me at your whimsical place. Come on over to my party - if you haven't quietly crept in already....

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  26. Awesome pics! What a BEAUTIFULLY MAD party!

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  27. Thank you for stopping by my Mad Tea Party today it was so much fun having you over.

    Loved all the items on your party in bold colors with the black accents :)

    Regards,
    Vania

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  28. your pottery is so whimsical! i love it!

    karin

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  29. gwest1955@aol.comJune 28, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    You brought a smile to my face and started a song in my heart. Thank you for sharing,
    Gail

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  30. I loved your magical world! Your art is amazing!! What fantastic colors you've used!
    :)mendy

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  31. You really did a lovely job on the Mad Tea Party and your art and blog are both lovely!

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  32. I love the stacked tea cups!!! Curiouser and curiouser!!! :) I'll have two lumps of sugar in my tea, please!

    If you'd ever like a personal shopper I can be at your service! I'm only an email away :)

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  33. What a creative wondrous tea party! You definitely put a lot of effort into the day! I enjoyed my visit to your bright blog!

    Jessy

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  34. What a lovely party thank you! Love the teapot and other pieces!

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  35. I'm so glad you stopped by, its nice to meet you! Love your party goodies, the cake, the cups etc! all wonderful!
    have a sweet sunday!
    vivian

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  36. I am so glad you got your invite in the nick of time.

    Renee xoxo

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  37. Thanks for entertaining me. Your party was lovely.
    H :)

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  38. What a beautiful post. I really enjoyed stopping here. Very creative and colorful. An all round wonderful party. Thank you.

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  39. OH Magical Madnesssssss! Thank you for a delightful trip down Wonderland lane!!!! xo, V

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  40. Certainly whimsical and colorful! Just wonderful. Thank you so much for dropping by to visit with me.

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  41. Your tea party is full of whimsy and wonderment, I so enjoyed dropping by!

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  42. Okay, I LOVE checkerboard and I love the black and white. These pieces are charming and fun! I had a lot of fun. Thank you for your kind invite and for visiting me.

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  43. What a fun party and beautiful art! AMAZING!

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  44. Lovely party and beautiful tea set. Everything is so colorful and pink-gotta love pink.
    xo-junie

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  45. Lovely party and beautiful tea set.
    xo-junie

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  46. What fun & colorful accoutrements! ^-^ Thank you so much for stopping by on party day; we finally got the pictures up if you want to stop back!

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  47. Aaaawwww do you think If I close my eyes and believe . . . truly believe that everything is real, I'd also get to join in on the party and see all these wonderful things laid before? Oh i hope so cause that little girl looks like she's enjoying the time oh her life.

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  48. Sorry I'm running a little late, it all the rabbits fault! LOL!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I was running late then, but finally got caught up. Looks like you had a really fun time!

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  49. TEa parties are so much better if they last three days...don't you agree? What a lovely party and such a fantastic Alice! Pip pip!

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  50. I think I actually ran across your tea set on Etsy yesterday!

    A very Merry Unbirthday!
    Erin :)

    http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/

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  51. What a wonderful pics!
    so sweet!!
    You´re invited to my party, too!

    xoxoxo

    from cold winter

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  52. It is so curious that these Mad Tea Parties are still going strong! I've yet to clean mine up, so please feel free to follow me back down the rabbit hole to Haute Whimsy before life goes back to mundane!

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  53. So sorry I'm late! but what a fun party you have here!
    What a cute teaset:)

    Happy Party Hopping
    Stacy❤

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  54. This was so much fun. I really enjoyed visiting all your creative sites and parties ~ and cannot wait to do it all again next year.
    Thank you, Vanessa for hosting this.

    The winner of the Mad Hatter Tea Pot is JavaJune - who will be receiving her package shortly.

    Thank you for visiting!!

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