Friday, July 11, 2014

IT'S TIME FOR THE MAGICAL, MARVELOUS, MAGNIFICENT, MAD TEA PARTY!!! JULY 14TH UPDATE!!!

WELL...THAT WAS FUN, EVERYBODY...

I AM HAVING MY DRAWING AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, YES, MONDAY NIGHT, SO IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY PUT YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS IN FOR MY GIVEAWAY, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST, AND YOUR NAME WILL BE ADDED TO THE DRAWING. IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE, YOU 'MUST' INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE COMMENT SECTION.

 I WILL HAVE MY DOWN'S SYNDROME SON DRAW THE NAME OUT OF A WONDERLAND HAT! HE LOVES TO DO DRESS-UP PARTIES AND ALSO LOVES TO POSE FOR PHOTOS!
GOOD LUCK!!!

I MET LOTS OF NEW FRIENDS, AND ENJOYED EVERYONE'S BLOG PARTIES.

I WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY, ON TUESDAY, JULY 15TH. YAY!!!


THE GIVEAWAY.    PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR A LARGER IMAGE. 

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!! I WISH I HAD SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!!
 
HERE IS A FREE PAPER DOLL CUT-OUT FOR YOU FROM A COPYRIGHT FREE SITE.  ENJOY!!!  PLEASE PRINT IT OUT ON CARD STOCK ON YOUR OWN COMPUTER PRINTER. RIGHT CLICK ON THE IMAGE AND CLICK 'SAVE AS' TO YOUR OWN FILES.  OR CLICK 'FILE' WHERE EVER THAT IS ON YOUR COMPUTER (MINE IS AT THE TOP LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE) AND SCROLL DOWN TO 'PREVIEW PRINT' OR JUST 'PRINT' AND MAKE AS MANY COPIES AS YOU WANT AND ENLARGE IT TOO!


 THE MAD TEA PARTY BEGINS HERE!!!!!!!!!
HAVE YOU BEEN WAITING AS LONG AS I HAVE BEEN FOR THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' YES?

I ALWAYS LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR WHEN MAGICAL MISS VANESSA VALENCIA HOSTS THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' ON HER BLOG 'A FANCIFUL TWIST' !!!!

YAY!

WITHOUT MUCH FURTHER ADO, LET US BEGIN ON OUR JOURNEY OF WONDERLAND.

COME WITH ME AS I OPEN THE PAGES OF 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS' BY LEWIS CARROLL....

IT WAS A VERY SUNNY DAY WHEN ALICE BEGAN READING ABOUT HERSELF IN A CURIOUS BOOK. SHE BEGAN TO FALL ASLEEP AND WAS BEGINNING TO YAWN, WHEN SHE SPIED A CAT TRAIPSING ACROSS THE GARDEN.   'HMMM' THOUGHT ALICE TO HERSELF, 'I WONDER WHERE THAT CAT IS GOING OFF TOO?'


'I'M LATE! I'M LATE! FOR A VERY IMPORTANT DATE! MEOWED THE CAT.
'NO, NO, NO',  THOUGHT ALICE TO HERSELF.  THAT CAN'T BE RIGHT? IT'S SUPPOSE TO BE THE WHITE RABBIT WHO SAYS THAT...NOT THE CHESHIRE CAT!'

BUT IT WAS THE CAT, JUST THE SAME, WHO WAS RUNNING TO THE 'MAD TEA PARTY'.

'WELL', THOUGHT ALICE,  'I HAD BETTER FOLLOW THE CAT, OR I TOO, SHALL BE LATE FOR THE PARTY!'

SOON ALICE FOUND A HOLE IN THE GROUND WHERE THE CHESHIRE CAT HAD DISAPPEARED.

'WILL WONDERS NEVER CEASE?!' SAID ALICE.  AS SHE FELT HERSELF FALLING DOWN INTO THE HOLE AS SHE SAW THE CAT DRIFTING SLOWLY DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE HOLE.

DOWN, DOWN, DOWN ALICE FELL, DEEP INTO THE EARTH.  (ALICE DOLL MADE BY 'RHISSANNA'.  PLEASE SEE HER BLOG LINK ON MY RIGHT SIDE BAR WITH THE TWO BLACK RABBITS WITH FAIRY WINGS).
'CURIOUSER, AND CURIOUSER', THOUGHT ALICE AS SHE KEPT FALLING DOWN THE HOLE WHILE SHE LOOKED AT ODD THINGS.  SHE SAW THE CHESHIRE CAT AND A TEA POT SO SHE KNEW SHE MUST BE GETTING CLOSE TO THE 'MAD TEA PARTY'.
SHE SAW A CELLO FLOATING IN AIR, SO SHE DEFINITELY KNEW THERE WAS GOING TO BE SOME CHAMBER MUSIC WHEN SHE ARRIVED AT THE PARTY.
SHE SAW THE FLOOR COMING UP FAST AND SHE LANDED WITH A BUMP!
SHE LOOKED AROUND HER AND SAW THE CHESHIRE CAT SITTING NEXT TO A LITTLE WOODLAND HOUSE (MADE BY VANESSA OF 'A FANCIFUL TWIST').  

'THAT WAS A VERY LONG WAY TO FALL!' REMARKED ALICE. 'I MUST BE OFF TO FIND THE PARTY, AS I AM THIRSTY AND HUNGRY AFTER THAT ADVENTURE!!!'

ALICE SOON FOUND A CHAIR TO SIT ON, NEXT TO THE CHESHIRE CAT.  THE CHESHIRE CAT HAD INVITED HIS CAT RELATIONS, AND A SWEET MOUSEKEWITZ NAMED CHERRY COBBLER (MADE BY VANESSA OF 'A FANCIFUL TWIST') CAME TOO!
THE RABBIT SHOWED UP BUT SINCE HE WAS LATE, HE HAD FORGOTTEN TO DRESS UP FOR THE PARTY!
A SWEET CAT SERVED PIE AND A DUCK SERVED MILK FOR THE TEA. THE TEA CUPS WERE STACKED HIGH ON TOP OF EACH OTHER AND ALICE FINALLY HAD SOME TEA AND PIE.
BEING FULL OF PIE AND CAKE ALICE DECIDED TO WALK OUTSIDE TO ADMIRE MORE OF WONDERLAND.
ALICE ADMIRED THE FLOWERS ON THE PATH, ONE WAS SUCH A BRILLIANT BLUE! IT MATCHED HER DRESS WHICH MADE HER HAPPY.
ALICE DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO GO HOME.  WHEN SHE GOT HOME SHE MADE A 'MAD TEA PARTY' MIXED MEDIA CANVAS IN MEMORY OF THE FOND TIME SHE HAD AT THE PARTY.

THE MAD TEA PARTY GIVEAWAY. THIS IS AN 8 INCH BY 10 INCH, MIXED MEDIA CANVAS WITH LOTS OF TEA PARTY EMBELLISHMENTS, SEALED WITH CLEAR GESSO.  (PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR A LARGER VIEW) CREATED BY TERESA OF 'A MAGICAL WHIMSY'...YES! THAT'S ME!
TO BE ELIGIBLE TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING FOR THE PARTY GIVEAWAY IT IS REQUESTED BY ALICE THAT YOU MUST, VERY PRETTY PLEASE, LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS IN THE COMMENT SECTION.  THIS IS ALICE'S REQUEST OR YOU WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR THE DRAWING.  IT IS LIKE FOLLOWING THE WHITE RABBIT DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE WHEN TRYING TO LOCATE PEOPLE'S EMAIL ADDRESSES WHICH SOMETIMES IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO DO SO. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING WHICH I WILL BE DRAWING THE WINNER ON MONDAY AND ANNOUNCING IT ON TUESDAY, JULY 15TH, 2014.

I HOPE YOU ALL HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AT THE 'MAD TEA PARTY'

PLEASE CLICK ONTO THE 'MAD TEA PARTY' LINK ON MY LEFT SIDEBAR FOR MORE BLOGGERS WHO PARTICIPATED.

LOVELY TO SEE YOU AND YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME BY MY BLOG ANYTIME!!!

Posted by Teresa

45 comments:

Gina said...

What a fabulous collection of curiosities you have! I loved all the pics and your lovely story...please include me in your prize draw :D georginamorley@blueyonder.co.uk

Sarah Coller said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun putting this together! Thanks so much for sharing your Alice treasures with us! I'd love to be entered into your drawing. Here's my email: lostinavalon@ymail.com. Be sure to stop by and visit my tea party post too!

Blessings,
Sarah

Linda said...

Oh how wonderful, so very bright and colorful. The sweet tea and treats were amazing. Thank you for sharing it all. I love all your props.
Please visit me:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

whatamberloves.com said...

Love it!! We've saved a seat for you at our Mad Tea Party, too! http://whatamberloves.com/2014/07/12/mad-tea-party-2014

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Such a lovely party! We look forward to your visit at The Tearoom!

Wishing you a lovely Mad Tea Party weekend!

Betty

Nicole Platania said...

I enjoyed this adventurey Mad Tea Party...and a giveaway! How nice! My email is cnplatania@gmail.com. I hope you'll also visit my party as well!

Victorian Tailor said...

Very cute, love how you collected all your characters together! please visit my tea here:
http://plumfieldhousegardens.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-midnight-tea.html
Celeste

DogsMom said...

Happy Unbirthday Teresa! I loved your magical adventure and the cats of many colors.

All of the art pieces are enchanting.

http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-fanciful-twists-7th-annual-mad-tea.html

wismomworks @gmail .com

Tricia-CastlesNcrowns-FairyTalePhotography said...

Aren't these parties fun? Yours is one of the first I am visiting! I do hope you will visit my little party! ~Tricia.

http://castlesncrownsboutique.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-tea-party-2014-and-giveaway.html

Rhonda Roo said...

Aw, I always love a tea party where Vanessa's weelings come out and play! :) This was fun...and is it weird to say I like your door? :) We're currently remodeling so nothing is sacred, haha!

This is however, a much lovelier way to spend a Saturday than at Lowe's or Home Depot (not that I don't have fun there, most days).

Thank you for hosting a wonderful party, and I'm glad Alice and Cheshire didn't get hurt in the fall (or the cello for that matter!)

:)

Have a magical day,
Rhonda Roo

Rett said...

I had a wonderful time at your party...you're a wonderful hostess!

Witchy J said...

I've had a wonderful time visiting your party and hearing of Alice's adventures. You have some wonderful treasures.

Carmen said...

Teresa,
I really enjoyed your Alice adventure! So many beautiful art pieces. I love your canvas art, too!
~Carmen~
carmen.marik@gmail.com

Stop on by my party sometime...
http://www.moonlyf.com/2014/07/7th-annual-mad-tea-party.html

Carolee said...

How enchanting!! Please do drop my name in the hat. My email is carolee@kingofmice.com .:)

PS - I have a little giveaway too, hehe!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Dearest Alice, I will have you know that I am stunning. So I'm entering the giveaway, if that's okay: magalyguerrero @ live . com.

I LOVE your wonderland collection and the mirth of your words. What a treat!

Here is Drusilla's Haunting Mad Tea Party

Kelly said...

Lovely~ Thank you for sharing a spot of tea with me ;)
You may visit me for a spot of tea @ http://dandeliontwist.blogspot.com/2014/07/its-good-day-for-mad-tea-party.html

Hunnybee said...

Thank you for inviting me to your party. Such loveliness and I do hope that Alice doesn't have a bump when she bumped on the floor! Please enter me in your drawing. My email is
hunnymail@hotmail.com

Joanna DeVoe said...

A very merry unbirthday to you!!! THANKS for sharing the madness & tea! -xo

dawaioser said...

Lots of fun and the black & white striped cat made me smile - SO BIG - just adorable. :)

If you have time, drop by my tea party. I always love to share tea and nibblies with new friends. :)

http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/852341.html

http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/851974.html

Marcia Pilar said...

LOVE it all! So much fun to daydream.
Thank you for sharing.

Kerstin Bulin said...

Ohhhh i like your little Mad Tea Party...its look you have fun.
Have a nice day
Kerstin
from Cobblestone Prims

Kelly said...

This was a wonderful tea party, thank you for your muchness! I spy some adorable wonderland treasures and a special and memorable Cheshire cat too!:)

Kaye Swain said...

What a fun retelling of a favorite old story! And what lovely Alice "eye candy." And oh, that blue flower was, indeed, gorgeous. Thank you for such a delightful visit for the Mad Tea Party 2014.

My email is Kaye@KayeSwain.com and my site is KayeSwain.com :)

Have a blessed day

Narrator said...

Astonishing pictures. Vibrant and full of color. A real feast for the eyes and filled with little things to enjoy. Thank you for offering a tea party for all of us. I'll save you a cup of tea at

http://thenarratorsstudy.blogspot.com/

Mama helley said...

Thank you ever so much for inviting me to tea. I enjoyed your story particularly the part about Alice seeing a cello and knowing there would be chamber music. Lol!
Your mixed media canvas creation is wonderfully fun! I would love to win this piece. Thanks for offering a piece of your artwork. Cheers luvvy, erin ; D
erinbrockway@yahoo.com
Keytomyworld.com

Lola Enchanted said...

What a fun party!! I do love the cat!!
ddccb@aol.com

2amscrapper said...

such fun!

Marilyn said...

What fun I had visiting you here.
Thanks for the tea.

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

Miss Teresa, you are always such a joy!! And look at sweet Alice, and blue flowers to match, swooooooon! You are so lovely!

Happiest merriest unbirthday to you!!

<3 Vanessa {a fanciful twist}

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

Miss Teresa, you are always such a joy!! And look at sweet Alice, and blue flowers to match, swooooooon! You are so lovely!

Happiest merriest unbirthday to you!!

<3 Vanessa {a fanciful twist}

Katharine Devinney said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely story. I laughed when you explained why the Rabbit had no outfit. The floor, where Alice landed is so beautiful!

Jess said...

A very fun adventure! Thank you for sharing!

http://scrapsavings.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-tea-party-and-giveaway.html

Victoria said...

Teresa, I had a wonderful time at your tea party, thank you!

Blessings,

Victoria from Brushstrokes

Laura Morrigan said...

What a lovely tea party! Thanks for sharing it!

Laura

juste.judex.ultionis@gmail.com

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sista!!!

I am so delighted to see you and what a party weekend, indeed! Between Vanessa's and the Where Bloggers Create party and mine coming up next week, bloggers are running MAD with ideas and "fanciful twists!" I love your staged version of Alice and tea time is always in order, winter or summer! Those sweet tea pots and kitties, how much fun did YOU have staging all of this!

Thank you so much for coming to visit me; it looks as if there are many participants for my party, but there are still others I wish could join, like YOU! But this is a crazy time of year as I too am wondering where my blessed summer is going. I start school early this year on August 25, and I am having too much fun at home!

May all be well and that your family be healthy and happy!

Big hugs, Anita

Rachel Gallagher said...

Such a lovely tea party an it was so wonderful to be surrounded by the best party guests. :-)

I'd love to be entered into the giveaway, my e-mail address is wonderingsofasmithy@gmail.com

http://phoenixra.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/fairyland-goes-tea-party-crazy.html

Jennifer said...

Such a magical collection of beautiful elfin and tea party loves!!! They are sooo gorgeous, especially Mr. Cat there!

http://broomsticksandlace.blogspot.ca/2014/07/a-fanciful-twist-mad-tea-party-2014.html

Would love to be included in the drawing!

broomsticksandlace@gmail.com

BLiSsAngELs said...

thank you for the invite . had a wonderful time ...so many fun Alice treasures

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Painting Apples said...

How wonderful! You put together a fabulous tale with your little treasures and how lovely you have one of Miss V's creations! What a wonderful giveaway! I have enjoyed my stay, Thank you for stopping by my party earlier! I am glad that you had a great time as well!

xoxo
Gigi

Anne Berbling said...

Fabulous!! Your celebration is delightful, my Dear...I'm so glad I stopped by!
Hugs,
Anne
www.alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com

Rhissanna said...

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Look at Alice! Look at her, having adventures and running about. Thank you SO much, Teresa, for including little Alice in the wonderful Mad Tea Party and thank you so much for your support for my dolls and my Alice obsession! I've had a wonderful time and drunk lots of tea! Hugs and cakes all the way! Thank you!

Christina Paul said...

How darling!
Love your whimsical cast of characters!
Love how you brought the story to life with your photos!

Bill said...

Ha ha! I've never seen a more radiant Alice or a better lot of good looking friends. What a fun party! Thanks for the invite! :-)

Magic Love Crow said...

Hello my friend ;o) Sorry I'm late! Great party ;o) I love the cat picture! Too cute ;o) I am sure, whoever wins your art is going to love it ;o) I am staring at your gorgeous piece right now ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

Palomasea said...

I sure am late, and I'm sorry!
Oh Teresa, what a wonderful and creative party you threw! I bet you had so much fun putting this together! Brava! :)
Cheers to you!!
xoxoxo