Saturday, June 28, 2008

blog #117 >> It's time for a mad tea party!

AH! I had hoped to get this posted much earlier, but I just got so wrapped up in my mad tea party I kinda forgot about the posting part! Today is the day of Vanessa's Mad Tea Party {Of the Costume Variety} and I've been looking forward to it all week!

Come in and make yourself at home...

Oh, look at the time! You're just in time for some tea!

Just make yourself cozy and I'll go get the tea ready.

Which cup would you like?

Come in and have a seat.

Would you like a cookie?

A tea sandwich?

Do you take cream or sugar?

So tell me about yourself...

Where are you from?

Has the weather been nice there?

Where is your favorite place to be?

What's you favorite book?

Are you quirky or pretty serious?

Do you prefer coffee or tea?

Who's your favorite band? (I'm always looking for new bands.)

Do you play any instruments?

I do, I play a big red accordion, although I'm not very good. I wanted to post a clip... but ah, time ran short. :)

Would you like some more tea? Just a half a cup?

Oh dear! It seems we drank the wrong one! Now where did I leave the cake that says, "eat me?"

At least there is one advantage to being this size. For one, now we can go inside books, and I don't just mean between the pages.... What was your favorite book again? If you post it in the comments, I'll pick one and we'll venture to explore inside...



Rascallion said...

Such a fabulous spread! What a great party, thanks for the hospitality!

Amy Sullivan said...

Delightful ! That Tea Sammy looks just yum. Your cookies are so pretty, Did you make them?
I can't play an instrument, wish I could.
Roxy Music, will always be one of my favorite bands
It has been quite hot here
favorite book, that is a hard one
I can't remember the other questions
But, this has been fun ! amy

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a fun party you throw! I just loved it all! The accordion (I LOVE accordion music!) the retro dishes and pretty table, the tea, the sandwich--yum! And your drawings were divine!
I'm so glad to find you!

TheMagicBartender said...

Happy Mad TEA Party!!
Nice to meet You!

I’m tryin’ to gain 20lbs @ this party!!
Cheers, Sue `*>~[

KathrynAntyr said...

So fun! Thank you!

I have party hats and baubles and moondancing waiting for you at my tea party. Stop by!

mermaid musings said...

i am absolutely staying in contact with you!!!
you are awesome!
I want the one with the heart shape. I am from Mexico and live in California, too many books but probably in fiction anything by Donna Tart, and yes please more tea!!!
Thank YOU!!!

studiorose said...

I'll take the pirate cup, thank you! And those cookies look divine! So sweet; love the white frosting! My favorite book - well, aside from Alice in Wonderland (isn't that everyone's favorite?) is "The Talisman" by Stephen King and Peter Straub. It's a wonderful, magical fantasy tale about a boy who goes on a quest to save his sick mother - who happens to be a queen in an alternate world!

I hope you'll stop by my blog and meet my party "ambassadors" - I am having a party banner give-away! :)

Theresa said...

oh, I just came from your blog! It was lovely.

somepinkflowers said...

very, very good, missy!

are those lemon drops?
i think so...


do not be shy
all so nice and
even our
have Good Manners
as you can see...

thank you ever-so for the Tea!

eb said...

oooooooo la la la la

come and see - you will tap your foot

thank you for the lovely refreshments

xox - eb.

rochambeau said...

Your little house in the tree is charming!
And of course your music!
Thank you for stopping by tonight Theresa!
Have fun!

Kandes Lee said...

Your cookies are so cute. I like the little mushroom one. Roar is a cool last name. I am sure there were jokes, though. However, try growing up with the name Kandy ... talk about a teasing or two. Let's do tea again sometime.

She'sSewPretty said...

Those cookies are so cute! Favorite book-Time Traveler's Wife. Just one that comes to mind.

Prudence said...

I already ate six pink cookies for breakfast, but thank you for asking. (Three of them were half-eaten already if that makes me sound just a little less piggy.)

I'm from Alaska, but living in Montana - and it is hot, officially the first day of summer, in my mind, because we had to turn on the air conditioner. I'm a quirky tea-drinker - my favorite last book that I read was The Book Thief and one of my favorite defunct bands is The Throwing Muses. Thanks for having me (and for stopping by)! xo

Theresa said...

This is so much fun. I love blog parties. It's like trick-or-treating, but with less candy and on the internet.

tinker said...

Oh how wonderful! First, which cup to choose - a heart, an owl, a pirate mug - hmm, the owl, if it isn't being used already, please.
Your cookies are delightful - I've never had a mushroom cookie before, and these are delicious! I'm sure they must be a favorite with the fairies. And tea sandwiches too - oh my, what a spread (or is that just my hips spreading from all the treats at the party, today?)
Thank you for the tea - just plain tea, is fine for me - or well, it is a special occasion, one lump please. Sometimes I take honey in it, in the winter, but I'm not too fussy...tea is my favorite, no matter how it's served - though while it's hot, I usually have it iced...
I'm from a little town in Southern California - the weather this past week has been perfect. How has your weather been?
I love beaches or forests or anywhere with a bit of water. How's about you?
Favorite books - it's so hard to choose just one, but I've always loved both of the Alice books, their quirkiness appeals to me - but there are so many others I would love to step inside, too...
I see you play the accordion - I would love to hear you play some time, when you have the time. I'd love to learn that I think. I play the piano a bit, though I'm rather rusty, and my piano's rather dusty. It's in need of a good tune-up, I think.
Thank you for all your delightful hospitality and charming conversation. It's been so lovely meeting you - we must do this again sometime - my door is always open - stop by to visit, anytime! said...

Okay, I have to say THIS is BEtter than GOOD!!! it is marvelous!!!! oh what a wonderful visit to you, you sweetie! And your song!! i can hear it, I can I can!!!!! Beautiful edibles!!!! And shelves of tea accoutrement, wonderment!!! Happpyyyy DAY!!

Mosaic*Queen said...

I LOVE the watch picture!!!! Awesome!
Thank you for the goodies!!!


Audrey said...

You had a wonderful Tea Party! It looks as if you've done this before! This is my first and I just found out about it last night. I'm sorry I didn't have much to offer but thank you for visiting my Wee family.

Inspired Tokens said...

Oh my ....more food! I think I'm putting on a little weight visiting all these parties! Your tea looks devine and those cookies! Well, okay I'll take just one more.

e.marie said...

Tea party in a tree house! I love it. And the "half cup" is delightful : )

KayEllen said...

so many yummy things!! I love that pirate mug on the shelf..can I have my tea in it?


Leingang Family said...

You are amazing! I truly enjoyed my late-night tea party. Although I did miss not actually eating those lovely cookies. I know you are such a wonderful cook!

BumbleVee said...

Oh, yeah....croissant and some cookies please and thankyou...and of course a cup of tea in the pretty green and white with flowers cup.....

Sherry/Cherie said...

How delightful!! The lace glove and watches is incredibly creative as are the illustrations and other photographs..what a lovely visit as part of Vanessa's party!

Melissa Valeriote said...

Hope there are some cookies left over. What a party!

turquoise cro said...

I think the pirate cup is taken sooOOOOOoO I will take that sweet lil yellow cup there on the bottom!
mMMMMMMmmmmmmmMMMM, such a delightful brew YOU made here!!! O! I have a children's guitar that I should get out and try to play once again, an old out of tune mandolin but I can play a mean tambourine!!! tee hee

3rdEyeMuse said...

you totally outdid yourself for your first tea party! everything looks so lovely and yummmy. :)


here and there

quite lovely, thank you

in my happy place

Illusions by Richard Bach

seriously quirky

coffee, thank you ... unless it's a Chai latte your offering

it's a toss up - the Beatles or Phish (I tend to like the girls, but you specifically asked for a band ...)

does the triangle count?

That's one beautiful big red accordion! and I think you play it quite well.

It's been lovely to meet you, but I must be off. Hope to see you again soon. ~M~

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a lovely party. The cookies are cuute! I don't I can eat them, maybe I'll take one home and save it for later. Thanks for dropping by and hope you come back soon.

Irma :)

MARLOU B. said...

'm sorry to arrive so late..your party is fabulous !!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by my tea party!

Stephanie said...

If you play a red accordian...well that just says it all!!!

Fabulous tea party you have here!


Whim & Fancy Designs said...

Superb!!Sorry I am late, it's takes a bit of time to see everyone's inspirations! Come by for a animal crakers and tea, there is plenty left!

inge said...


i'm 2 year old Inge, visiting the teaparties with my tricycle. I brought cake and Belgian wafles..

But maybe I tell you more about the big me...

I'm from Belgium and we finally have some good, not too hot, weather.
I love to be's is my heaven !
My favorite books are for the moment the books I make myself... but I read every evening in a magazine or a book about "creating something"...

I can be very serious ( especially at my work), but there is a weird side about me..
I love coffee most, especially a hot strong coffee with some cold cream on...

I'm very fond of "Omnia" a Dutch Pagan folk band, but I also love Ilse Delange and Neeka, two great female singers !!

I play piano ( I love the film " The piano"), play the German flute, a bit of guitar,...

If you want to learn more about me, my home, my weird side,... you're always welcome at

Inge from Belgium

inge said...

back again...

You play the accordion ( it's a beauty) : do you know the music of the film "Amelie Poulain" and the music of Yann Tiersen ? He often uses the accordion in his music. Weird but very beautiful !

Inge from Belgium

Piper said...

What a great blog! Enjoyed my stay at your party.. the cookies were delicious. Nice to meet you!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

I stopped by from Texas where it is very hot. I am a tad quirky, which is why I HAD to participate in this tea party (lol). I would have loved to hear you play, but alas another day. Great to meet you

paula clare said...

Oh thank you for the lovely party! I love your artful expressions! One of my favorite books is Alice in Wonderland. I've always loved it and have yet to find a wonderfully illustrated copy!

curious and curiouser... said...

I'm so glad I got to visit your blog ~ it's MaD tEa PaRtY perfect!!!


Debbie Egizio said...

Hello there friend so sorry I'm late. You see this is my first blog party too and I didn't really know what to do. so can I still have some tea? Ok, I'd like some in that pirate cup. Oh, and could you please pass me a cookie before I tell you my life's story. Delicious! Thanks. Well, I'm originally from the Land of OZ and just recently relocated to the rabbit hole and that's why I'm feeling so at home at this tea event. The weather is always perfect and it's my absolute favorite place to be. I'm definitely a little quirky, but just a tiny bit. As of late I'm listening to Kathleen Edwards. I love her song "the cheapest key"...bad video but good song. I don't play an instument but if I did, I'd choose the accordian too. Looks like so much fun.

Well, I've really enjoyed my visit. Thanks for all of the tasty treats. It was so nice getting to know you. Ta, ta!

blazedanielle said...

Oh my gosh! Beautiful post!! I love everything about it!! :) Especially your little red music maker!

Your blog is just a sweet treasure! I'm glad you share such delightful pretties with us!

Fete et Fleur said...

So tell me about yourself...

Where are you from? I’m from a land of sunshine and flowers.

Has the weather been nice there? It has been extremely nice

Where is your favorite place to be?Floating on a cloud

What's you favorite book? It’s too difficult to pick a favorite.

Are you quirky or pretty serious? QUIRKY

Do you prefer coffee or tea? TEA

Who's your favorite band? (I'm always looking for new bands.) Quartetto Gelato

Do you play any instruments? Guitar

I hae had a most wonderful time!
Thank you!!

pamelahuntington said...

LOvelY party - those cookies
were delightful - no shortage of
teacups for all!!

laurairrgang said...

Hi there!

My goodness I loved your curls and the gloves with the many watches.
And oh dear---were those HATCHET cookies? The owl and acorn warmed me to the very core. I have always wanted a fancy springerle cookie rolling pin. You know....the ones that have intriciate designs already carved into them?? Special.

Let's see.....I'm originally from a tiny town in Texas called Rising Star. (I like that you're from Boring...I adore weird town names)
Now I live in the middle of the woods, but I have an address in Lone Oak, Texas. The weather is over 100 degrees. My favorite place is in the aforementioned woods, but on much cooler days. Favorite book....oh, gosh---couldn't pick just one. Love the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon, Harry Potter, "Johnathan Strange & Mister Norrell" by Susanne Clark, and anything by Alice Hoffman. I am definitely on the quirky side, and like coffee AND tea. Equally, but in different ways. I play oodles of instruments, very badly: violin, piano, trumpet, drums, recorder, guitar, and I actually am pretty ok at singing, flute, and piccollo. I quite like your red accordion. Please add a clip, please!

Thanks so much for visiting me. I LOVED this Virtual Tea Party event. It was such a nice way to see all the other Faniciful Twist fans put their thinking caps on over a similar subject. I never cease to be amazed how many different things gloriously creative people can come up with.

I really enjoyed your site, and I look forward to seeing what's coming up in the future. Feel free to stop by mine anytime.