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Saturday, July 28, 2012

IT'S TIME FOR THE MAD TEA PARTY!!!

Once upon a time....
Oh...you know the story

One fine day when Alice was getting sleepy, she spied a rabbit and decided to follow him.

Alice followed the rabbit and ended up in a garden.  "Curiouser, and Curiouser" she remarked to herself.
Where can he be off to?  She looked around and he was gone.  "Now, where could he have gone?" She asked herself.  "He seems to be in such a hurry!  I must follow him and find out where he has gone!" She exclaimed.

Alice found a lovely rose garden but the rabbit was no where to be found.
Alice decided to look some more for the rabbit, for surely he must be somewhere nearby.

She found a lion in another part of the garden and thought certainly the rabbit would not be near a lion.  She was hoping maybe the unicorn was there too, but there wasn't one.

Then Alice saw the rabbit up ahead.  She tried calling to him  "Mr. Rabbit! Oh! Mr. Rabbit! Where are you going?"  But the rabbit was in too much of a hurry to take any notice of her.

As the rabbit hurried off, Alice saw a caterpillar smoking a hooka. 
"Who are you?"  asked the caterpillar.
"Well, I'm not quite sure at the moment.  I seem to have lost myself and I have been following a rabbit who keeps running away from me."   The caterpillar had no answer for her except to tell her to eat one side or the other of the mushroom and maybe it would make her realize she didn't need the rabbit to find out who she was.  Alice decided the caterpillar was of no use to her at all.  She thought she saw a cat off in the distance sitting in a tree.

Yes! It was a Cheshire Cat! 
The cat was huge and had a very big grin on his face.  Alice asked him if he had seen a rabbit.
The cat said "Yes, by the way, I have."
"Which way did he go?" asked Alice.
"Oh, all ways here are the Queen's ways.  It doesn't matter which way you go, you will eventually end up in her garden, and that is where the rabbit is going." Said the Cheshire Cat
"Thank you!" said Alice, who was getting so frustrated at not finding the rabbit.  She stomped her foot and went in the direction of some loud music and ended up at the Mad Tea Party....Finally!!!

Alice sat down, too exhausted to say anything to the rabbit as he was just scurrying away.  The Cheshire Cat had appeared out of nowhere and was sitting on the table. 
"People come and go quite suddenly around here." She said to the Cheshire Cat.
"Yes, they surely do." He replied "And I think you'd better be off to see where the rabbit went off to or you'll miss all of the tea and cake!"
So, up jumped Alice, again, and she ran after the rabbit.  She found herself lost again in a labyrinth of pathways.

Alice finally saw the rabbit and ran off to the Mad Tea Party.


The tea things were stacked so high it was hard for Alice to see who all was there.  She did get a glimpse of the Red Queen who was quite pretty but had a stern face.
Alice saw many of the Queen's ladies who were doing a photo shoot. She couldn't name all of them as there were just too many!

The Cheshire Cat, and the rabbit, and the pig (who used to be a baby) all had their photos taken too!

Alice enjoyed having a piece of the German Chocolate Cake!  It was delicious!
Alice was getting quite tired now, as Wonderland had made her a bit giddy what with all of the running around trying to get from one place to the other.  So she found her way down the garden path and back to her own world.

Alice bids everyone a pleasant day as you travel around blogland to other Mad Tea Parties.
I am having a giveaway for an Alice in Wonderland Pillow embellished with Wonderland characters.  If you would like a chance at my giveaway here are the rules:
FOR THE GIVEAWAY:
l.   You MUST leave a comment with your EMAIL ADDRESS INCLUDED ON YOUR COMMENT ON THIS MAD TEA PARTY POST, so I can contact you.
2.  I will contact the winner via their EMAIL ADDRESS and I will ALSO post THE WINNER on my blog next Saturday, a week from the Mad Tea Party.
3.  You MUST follow these rules in order to be in the random drawing all others will be disqualified. There will be no exceptions to the rule.
Thank you and I hope you had a very fun time in your journey around Wonderland at the Mad Tea Party.
posted by Teresa

47 comments:

Rhissanna said...

Hello! You're the first Mad Tea Party I've visited. Yes, please, I'd love a cup! How pretty this all is and what a confusing time I've had asking directions to get here!

The tea? Yes please!And just a splash of milk. And some cake?
How very kind!

Rhissanna at gmail . com

Kathy said...

Thanks for inviting me to your Mad Tea Party, great post. I love your characters. Here I want to sit by Alice, pour me some tea.
Count me in on your Giveaway.
Thanks,......off to party more.
Kathy

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH MY DEAR FRIEND!

It is so wonderful to see your gorgeous dream-like home here! Again, the details of this house are incredibly dream-like and I hope you are enjoying it to the fullest.

OH DEAR, my time is running out. I am trying to fill my Etsy shop with more items; I sold ALL OF MY PAPER SHOES and DRESS and I am trying to fill up. The book will be coming but give me more time!!!!

Wonderful post. Have a super day! Anita

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Lovely dear!!! Thanks so much!! Blessings, Amy

Linda said...

Oh my goodness...I had a wonderful time at your party. The tea and the treats were so very nice and I met so many new friends. Thank you.

Please visit me at:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

magikalseasons said...

What a lovely tea party! Please throw my name in the Mad Hat. Becca

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Yummm! German chocolate cake is my favorite! Thanks for inviting me to your enchanting party. Have a magical weekend! Twyla

Elisabet said...

Thank you so much for the invitation to your most marvelous tea party. The tea and cakes were most superior and we enjoyed meeting the Mad Hatter - we had such a nice chat!
Perhaps we will see you again next time around?!
Hugs,
Beth P

Yarni Gras! said...

wonderful party! valpoweryatyahoodotcom

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Such a fun tea party! Thank you for inviting me. Hope you will come pay me a visit, as well...

http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-post-and-giveaway.html

Sincerely, Theresa
theresamacnaughton(at)gmail(dot)com

Jorgelina said...

What a lovely party!
Very fun!
Hugs

Carolee said...

What a lovely party! The pillow sounds wonderful...

♥ Carolee
http://www.kingofmicestudios.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-mad-tea-party-and-giveaway.html

carolee@kingofmice.com

retta519 said...

Indeed it was a Magical Whimsy Tea Party! Thank you for the invite. The german chocolate cake was the best I've ever had. The queen may be looking stern; but I have a feeling it was because there was only crumbs left for her!

Retta519@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Thank you for the tea! And the german chocolate cake was delicious! Looking forward to the rest of the party!
Lisa
lfcrowe59@gmail.com

Lynda said...

I had a lovely time at your tea party adventure. Thank you for sharing your story, and the german cake too! It was yummy. Feel free to stop by my tea party for more yummy goodness!

http://butterflydream27.blogspot.com/

Kerstin Bulin said...

Oh this look loke a very nice MadTeaParty...i love it.
Have a magical day
Kerstin
www.cobblestone-prims.blogspot.com
cobblestone-prims@hotmail.de

Sylvia Smiser said...

Hi Teresa,
Thank you for hosting this wonderful tea party. I had a great time meeting all of your lovely characters. I would love a chance to be entered into the drawing for your giveaway. You can contact me at sylvia@anaboocreations.com, if I should be lucky.
Please come visit me, I am also having a giveaway!
http://anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com/2012/07/welcome-one-and-all-o-fanciful-madd-tea.html
Have a mad and magical day!
Sylvia

Jessica said...

So lovely! I hope you had a wonderful time in Wonderland, as did I!

pixiedust5773@gmail.com

And hop on over to my party for a cup of pink passion tea!

http://awoodlandfantasy.blogspot.com/2012/07/welcome-to-5th-annual-mad-tea-party.html

Mad Madam Mel said...

what a wonderful adventure, I hope you dont mind me taking some cake home for the mister too :)
Thank you so much for inviting me,
I hope to see you soon at my party too, everyone is invited :)
Mad Madam Mel x

http://www.madmadammel.com/2012/07/a-mad-tea-party-2012.html

beverly e said...

While the rest of you peruse the gardens, I'M going for the cake! YUM! Thanks for a lovely party...

dixienites at gmail .com

Anonymous said...

Loved the tea and the goodies! What a fun adventure! Oh won't you please come visit me too!

http://everyoneismadhere.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/mad-tea-party-♥-2012/

alice@everyoneismadhere.com

It's me said...

Love your post.....enjoy your weekend darling...love Ria...xxx..

Dena Miller said...

Lovely Party!!!
Visit me if you wish here:
http://theenchantingworldofmiladyleela.blogspot.com/2012/07/time-for-tea.html

~~Hugs,
Dena
Miladyleea@gmail.com

Papillon Bleu said...

My dear Teresa,

I would like to apologies not to have written to you any sooner.
Your beautiful parcel arrived a couple of days before I went on holiday. Things were hectic at work and my partner organised a surprised holiday. I forgot to thank you in time. So sorry.

I have to say I absolutelu love everything you have sent and cannot wait to see what I will make with it. The lace is stunning as well!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

It has been a pleasure to visit your tea party. I wish you a lovely blog hop and hope you will come accross bloggers as lovely and sweet as you are.
xxx
Patricia.

Kat said...

Your doll collection is beautiful; is that a Polkadot Pixie Alice? So sweet. Your Mad Tea Party was fun, please visit my party here: http://katcanpaint.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/mad-tea-party-2012

Laurie said...

A magical party! Pleas stop by mine if you would like! :)
http://happy-as-a-lark-designs.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party.html

M. Estes Zywar said...

Hello there!
My goodness that German chocolate cake
sure made my mouth water! LOL
Please enter me in your givaway!
Thanks for the fun!!
Mary
Limelightartworks@gmail.com

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Miss TERESA!!!

Be still my Laurelwood heart!!! Oh that place, the stuff of dream I tell ya!

Love the german choco cake, my dad's fave!!

Oh oh, and that Cheshire in the tree, priceless!!!!

Happy Mad Tea Partying!!

♥ Vanessa {a fanciful twist}

Melanie Statnick said...

Thanks for the treats and the tea, your party was lovely

DogsMom said...

I had a lovely time dashing around the gardens following you chasing after the rabbit.
So much to see and it did get curiouser and curiouser.


DogsMom
wis mom works (at) gmail (dot) com

Stormy said...

Great tea party post.
Stormy

atwistlife.blogspot.com
wickedlydeliciousfoods.blogspot.com

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

I love German Chocolate Cake! Thank you for making it for your lovely party! I hope you will have the chance to visit mine at The Gossamer Tearoom.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Betty

Rachel said...

Great tea party, I loved the Cheshire Cat up in the tree.

You have such a lovely home.

R xx

wonderingsofasmithy@gmail.com

Stormy said...

Hi and thank you for your lovely message on my blog. I'm so glad you enjoyed my tea party and message. May you be blessed with great health.
Stormy

atwistoflife.blogspot.com
wickedlydeliciousfoods.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Your mad tea party was a fun and magical journey-Alice must be tired! I would love to enter your giveaway too-what fun!
my email is
sarahjwallis@hotmail.co.uk

Thank you for having me!
Sarah :)

The Hockman Girl said...

I hope Alice is willing to share some of that cake?! It looks VERY good! And you took some wonderful shots as well.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very sweet story, Teresa, and that cake looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your tea party!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dear Teresa...it's lovely to pop into the Mad Tea Party...the garden...the cake...all so yummy!

Thank you for calling in to My Dolce Vita...yes you must have some quinoa...perhaps after the Party! have a wonderful week with lots of cups of tea! Dzintra xo

dzintrastitcheries@yahoo.com.au

Cathy said...

How FUN to replay the story of Alice in Wonderland! Nice story and pictures! no giveaway for me...thank you~ ♥♥♥

Stampinmama said...

Tea was such a delight thank you with the german chocolate cake I would really like another piece but that would not be ladylike
Thank-you so much
Stampinmama66@hotmail.com
Come to my party at Stampinamnas Place

Hunnybee said...

What a lovely visit I had. I enjoyed your hospitality and the offering of a lovely gift.

Here is my email in case I've been chosen!

Have a lovely day!

Jo James said...

A delightful tea party indeed :)
Please throw my name in the hat!

dylanjoee@msn.com

Scrap Vamp said...

Such a fun tea party! Thank you for inviting me!

http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012.html

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

This was a perfectly fun visit. Thank you for putting it together for us all. Just yummy and pretty and fun.

***********

Teresa, come on by to my post for a giveaway as well. Hugs, Norma
fairyyellowbug@yahoo.com

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

You party was delightful! I love all the little guests. Thanks for having me!
akm137@gmail.com

Donna Patrice said...

What a lovely story! I am so late to the party, but grateful that you saved me a piece of cake - Thank you! =) Have a delightfully Mad week!

joyfullydonna@cox.net

Palomasea said...

Dearest Teresa....this was so much fun! Your gardens are lovely! And the dollies so charming...
Thank you for this wild and wonderful tea party...:))
Oh, and I will bow out of your generous giveaway this time, of course! Good luck to everyone :)
Blessings and love to you,
- Irina