Friday, June 25, 2010

Celebrating the Mad Tea Party 2010

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The big day is finally here! I’m so happy you’ve decided to join me today. I know you’re busy – there are so many places to go!

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Well, the minutes are ticking away… I think twelve o’clock is the perfect time to start our little party today but I’m just finishing up a few preparations for you.

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Hmmm… I think I hear the knocker. Is that the sound of our guests beginning to arrive?

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I know I hear something!

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Let’s take a look outside our window.

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Yes, it’s true. I hear a pitter pat outside….

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Well, I certainly do want to give you all a warm welcome.

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I am so happy to have you here! Let’s get ready to welcome our first guest!

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Mr.. Bunny is stationed out front to provide the first greeting. He has to keep a bunny eye on the toad house though. Those darn toads always want to say hello first.

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And Mr. Fairy Wings will keep an eye out just to make sure everyone behaves themselves.

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Welcome, little Scottie! Come right in!

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Oh, my goodness. What time is it now? What time is it now?

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Twelve o’clock! Right on time. Who else is coming to join us today for treats and tea?

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Hello, Miss Gracie. Perhaps little Scottie will let you sit near him. I’m sure you two have much to discuss.

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The tea is almost ready to pour. Perhaps our friend the butterfly will tip the teapot just for you.

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Oh, Miss Garden Fairy, must you read your book right now?

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Mrs. Birdie almost didn’t make it, but of course I told her we didn’t mind if she sits on her nest. After all, she has a bigger responsibility today.

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Fly right in! Ms. Sparrow is ready to party. I hope there won’t be feathers flying everywhere!

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Nipper is wide awake today. Last year she slept through the whole tea party and missed all the fun. So glad you are awake today; we know how much you prefer to nap.

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The table is set and ready for you, too.

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Are you ready for dessert? Is your mouth beginning to water yet?

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Mr. Bear is the first to get a cupcake.

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Muffy and Mr. Bear make a cute couple, don’t you think? Let’s give them a little alone time while we visit with the other guests.

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I’m so glad our beautiful ballerinas could join us today, too. Perhaps we’ll play some music so they can entertain us later. Wouldn’t that be delightful?

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What’s up with the books today? Really, first our Garden Fairy, and now the Frog King! I didn't think I was that boring!

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May I pour you a cup of tea? It’s a wonderful blend from Ceylon.

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I’m happy to fill your cup! But how about a bite of something sweet to go with it?

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Here you go…. A piece of French vanilla cake with freshly whipped cream and a mixture of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries. I served this last Sunday for Father’s Day and it went over very well so I thought you might enjoy it, too.

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For the tiny ballerinas, we have tiny little cupcakes.

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Of course, if you prefer cookies with your tea, we have those too.

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I knew I heard singing! It’s our friend singing from the chandelier.

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Oh, please do have another truffle!

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Miss Gracie, what are you looking at?

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Oh, of course. I know how much you love pastry. Would you prefer chocolate or strawberry?

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Let’s not let our tea get cold. I’ll just put the tea warmer on top while you pick out your dessert.

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How lovely to have so many of our feathered friends join us today.

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Mr. Bunny seems to be waiting for something, too. Perhaps another truffle?

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Well, here you go. Please pick out something from the dessert tray.

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Then have a seat here where we can talk and get to know each other. I’d love to know more about you. Please tell me just a little something about you today.

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Oh, I have a favor for you! Please don’t forget to take a card made just for you with a tinsel heart.

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I know how much you like cupcakes, so I made extra just so we don’t run out.

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Oh, Miss Gracie! Where are your manners?

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If you love chocolate, I highly recommend the double chocolate flavor – it’s very moist inside and full of chocolaty goodness.

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But then again, if you love red velvet, you can always have one of those.

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Miss Gracie loves the lemon flavor best.

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She just can’t contain herself!

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Really! You’re upsetting Mr. Bear. Please take your place!

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Please, have a seat while I serve you another bit of something tasty.

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Would you like a slice of pink Princess cake?

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No, no. How about a slice of cheesecake?

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I see the lights are coming on… it’s been a wonderful afternoon.

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If you don’t mind, I’ll just tidy up a bit before you go.

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I’m so sad our day is almost over but I’m so happy you could join our little tea party.

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Miss Gracie is sad to see you go, too.

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Little Ms. Sparrow is ready to fly away home. Well, I thank you again for joining me today. You will come back again, won’t you?

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I know you still have many tea parties to visit today. Oh, and I must get ready too as they are expecting me and Miss Gracie to visit as well. A big thank you to Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist for creating the Mad Tea Party and inviting all of us to join her. Please give her my regards when you visit!

Happy Tea Party Day to you all!

87 comments:

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, my goodness! What a wonderful time I had! The treats were all delicious and I am so full! The company was delightful! I enjoyed meeting Nipper and Miss Gracie. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sharon,

What a fabulous Teaparty you hosted today!
Many thanks for the invite and the tea and all the cakes ~ wow, what a super spread.
Was great to spend time with you, Miss Gracie, Nipper and all your other company.

Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Victoria Sayer said...

Dear Sharon and Miss Gracie,
thank you so very much for having me over for Tea. I especially so enjoyed Miss Gracie's company, as I miss my 'Jenna' now that she lives in Cat Heaven. And those cupcakes and other yummy sweets were just too much! But who was I to refuse. Utterly delightful day. Thanks again. Please come and visit me in the Secret Enchanted Forest at 'green and white garden' for some more Mad Tea.
~Vicki.

Karin van D. said...

Thank you so much for having me over at your wonderful party. The tea was delicious and those treats.. yumm. I felt so welcome, a lovely, lovely party indeed.

Christina Silverio said...

What a sweet party! Thanks for having me!

Loretta said...

What a beautiful tea party! I love your pretty photos. Your blog is gorgeous too. Isn't this such fun? Please come by and visit me too.

fawndear said...

I just couldn't wait until sun-up to drop in for a visit. So glad that I did. Your magical assortment of creatures were very entertaining and the cupcakes were delish.

Thank you for sharing.

Carousel Dreams said...

Ooh, such loveliness! I hope you don't mind, but I took a little taste of everything! It all looked so super delicious! A little something about me? Hmm, let's see...I just love fairies and dress-ups, and I like to make every day magical...it was so lovely to meet you - isn't this fun?

Rhonda Roo said...

Holy crow! It's 4am and allofasudden I am starving for a tasty sweet delectable treat-actually one of everything sounds just about right, and I'm fine with sharing with Ms Gracie, she's GORGEOUS!

Lovely party! Thank you so much!

kayellen said...

Fun,Fun,Fun!!
looove your kitty!!!
Clink-clink our teacups!!

Smiles,
Kay Ellen

Sandra Van Winkle said...

Such a wonderful party. The tea was exquisite. Thanks for the teacup cosy...mmmm...kept the tea nice and warm. The frog prince is fabulous to entertain your guests with readings from his latest travels abroad. Please, come join us for an adventurous search for a tea party. We're all here.

Maggi said...

~*~*~*Hip hip hurray it's Tea Party Day!*~*~*~

What wonderful hosts you and Miss Gracie are! I had such a pleasant time here today, the chocolate cupcakes were perfection!

Thanks for having me at your tea party! if you haven't been already, you're cordially invited to my mad tea party! Have yourself a mad sort of day! :)

Kathy said...

This was charming, just charming. The treats look wonderful and your entire tea party post was delicious! - Kathy

MARLOU B. said...

Delightful party!
Happy Tea Party Day to you !!

DonnaMundinger said...

Such a lovely party! May I bring Goliath and Jezebel next year? I'm sure thay would get on famously with Miss Gracie and Nipper. Delicious treats. Red velvet is my favorite. Thank you for a lovely time. xxD

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Sharon:
You've put together quite a charming party...and now I'm hungry, too! It was wonderful seeing your trinkets, treats and sweet cats. Have a great weekend.
xoxo
Donna

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Lovely cupcakes! And I do love fairies. Thank you for the party!

♥ Alice Maria-Thérèse Afiori in Swedish Wonderland blog.afiori.com

Whisperings 13 said...

What a delightful party! and those yummies galore! (you killed me with the cheesecake! Total YUM) and Miss Gracie and the cupcake- oh what a laugh! I see a children's book in her future! (the kitty and the cupcake- the continuing (mis)adventures of Miss Gracie :O)
do stop over for a bit of mayhem!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Sharon,
What a lovely party! Thank you for all the lovely sweets and tea! The cake with berries looks just divine! I loved the image of your Kittykat licking frosting from the cupcake!!

Wishing you a Most Happy Party Day!

Betty

a Bohemian Market said...

Oh Fairy Sharon:
What a adorable tea party you are giving!!! I wish I lived next door so I could have listened to the soft squeals of delight : ) I love the Toad King. Everyone is enjoying your hospitality. Nipper stayed awake too : )
You are always the hostess personified!!!
Big Hugs to all.
Miss Gracie is happy : )
carole

Marit said...

Aaah... such a wonderful party! Thanks for the treats and if you come to my blog, I'll pour you some tea too (if you're not full already...)

Cori G. said...

This is the sweetest little party post with dreamy pictures and delightful treats, but what I love most is Miss Gracie tip-toeing across the table to drink her tea. Thank you for inviting me ;-).

Kristal said...

Yummy, that's some scrumptious looking desserts there, I'm getting hungry!

What a splendid tea you had, thanks so much for inviting me! I had a delightful time!

~♥~
Kristal

Marina Capano said...

What a fabulous Tea party pics!

You cats are so cute!!

xoxo

Lady Lux said...

Mmmmmm, what delicious cakes :)

~Que Bella~ said...

What a wonderfully delightful tea party! I love your salt and pepper shaker set, with the rabbits! And being a cat person myself, I love the photos of the cat on the table and eating the cupcake. Happy Tea Party Day, Michelle!

Fair Rosamund said...

What a lovely party!! I am loving that Pink Princess Cake! :) Thank you so much for having me over ~Lauren

Scrap Vamp said...

The confections were to die for! Thanks for having me over!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sharon, this was a delightful, delectable party, and Miss Gracie is so pretty and such a good hostess, even if she did scare the guests a bit. LOL! Loved all the confections. Such fun!

Thanks for the invitation to join you for tea. I enjoyed myself! Happy Tea Party!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lenora said...

Love this party! Such a great idea! Whoopee! Check out Our Mad Tea Party - Fairy Tale ! Thanx for looking!

http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/

Please come and visit!

June said...

Sharon I am so glad that I could come to your party today. Everything looks just perfect, like always. You do know how to put on the perfect tea. I wonder if any of your guests will remember my name, they all look a little preoccupied, except Miss Gracie. She's always ready for a good chat. You have the loveliest little teapots and cups and the goodies are to die for. The tea is so sweet and presented so beautifully. What a fun time!
Well, I think I've sat here and ate you out of house and home, so I'll take my leave and wait for my next invitation to join you another time.
Your pictures are all a delight to see today.
hugs

Debbie Egizio said...

What a lovely tea party you have and your guests are so varied and delightful. I just loved my card with the tinsel and all of the delicious cupcakes were so devine. Thank you for a fabulous tea party time. Off I go to visit the other tea parties in blogland. Ta,Ta!

KathrynAntyr said...

What beautiful photos. Enchanting!

Follow your heart and join me as we go to the Forest of Wishes. I have party gifts waiting for everyone! http://collagediva.typepad.com/collagediva/2010/06/blogparty.html

{{soul hugs}}
Kathryn, Collage Diva

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Yes, cake please....and tea would be lovely!! Thank you so much for your party and the wonderful post you so beautifully put together. I'll brush any crumbs into my napkin as I must move on to the next party!
Thank you for having me!
Laurie

Shari Replogle said...

What a delightful party . Thank you for having me. Miss Gracie is very sweet, and looks as if she enjoyed thoroughly enjoyed it!

Kaerie Faerie said...

what a lovely post, and all the goodies, your kitties are soooo cute
thanks for the invite
Kaerie Faerie

Karen said...

Thanks that was fun :)
Beautiful cats x

Sherry said...

What a beautiful tea party! I love your china. Your kitties are so cute. I think they were having a great time. Sherry

turquoise cro said...

Miss Gracie is soOOOo cute as is Nipper!!! hehe I'll Have some pink princess cake with some cheesecake too, just lil pieces and lots of BLACKBERRIES, my FAV! Thanks!!!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Such fun! Thanks!

MarZel said...

Wonderful settings and photo. Great party. Please come to visit mine and sign up to win a $50 Visa giveaway or one of the other 5 giveways!!

www.theplayoflightandshadow.blogspot.com

dawaioser said...

Awwww...your cats are beautiful and gracious - the treats look divine. Thanks for letting me share in your special tea party! If you haven't already feel free to drop by my gathering. :)
~ Misha/DawaiOser <3

http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/747155.html

Penny said...

Thank you so much - I had such a good time at your tea party. Miss Gracie is a real charmer and I see she has a bit of a sweet tooth. My Genghis has a sweet tooth as well - but never eats too much just a lick or two.
Have a good weekend
Hugs,
Penny

Shell said...

A luminous and pretty tea party. Miss Gracie and Nipper are adorable!!! Truly..oh, all those sweet treats...made my chocolate heart sing.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a lovely tea party, and your vignettes are beautiful. Your cats are beautiful. Happy Mad Tea Party.

Karen

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Lovely mad tea party! Such wonderful furry guests and sweet treats! If you have not made your way already, I do hope that you shall come and visit with me, as you join the White Queen and Mad Hatter for some cake ~ and tea...Theresa

Kandes Naylor said...

Delightful post. Your table looks splendid. I am sure my gramma has that same tea set! If you have time, stop by and say hello.

-Kandes-
http://trickyfoxdesigns.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

Oh yes! I would like a slice of princess cake! I am so dreadfully late. When time permits please visit....second thought, stay awhile. wood-wings.blogspot.com

fiddlestixstudios said...

Lovely tea party!I enjoyed your pics!
~Mandy

Sarah said...

What a darling party. Thanks for having me. I was charmed from start to finish.
Happy Mad Tea Party!
Stop by for a cup of tea with me if you have the chance. ~ Sarah

Lynda said...

Miss Gracie served some excellent entertainment! I love your outfit too :)

Deborah said...

HA! I have a cat like that! Can't leave any baked good out to cool. Lovely images you captured here.

**blows kisses** Deb

Kim Switzer said...

Your treats were so beautiful! I can't blame Miss Gracie at all for having trouble deciding which she wanted. What fun you've shared here!

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

Just loved your party!! Your kitties are adorable and your dessert has made me hungry once again (not good I tell you).

Come on over to my blog and join the fun as I join you to celebrate this great Mad Tea Party 2010

http://fantasywhispersblog-ooak.blogspot.com/2010/06/im-late-im-latefor-very-important-date.html

Regards...

Candace said...

My dear Sharon and Miss Gracie,
Thank you so much from Kit and myself for the wonderful party! We so enjoyed ourselves. Kit keeps marvelling over the fact that we have the very same tea service but he IS terribly detail-oriented for an orange cat!

I had a slice of everything. Like Gracie, I couldn't contain myself!
Love love love this blog.
Take care.
Candace in Athens.

Sylvia Smiser said...

Dear Sharon and Miss Gracie,
Thank you so much for having me! I loved all the sweet treats! I don't know if the berry desert or the chocolate cupcakes were my favorite. They were all so delicious.

Michele Seraphim said...

As if the Strawberry pastry were not enough and then the cup cake and of course a piece of the pink princess cake... the tea was also delicious but all this growing large and small again has tired me out this evening so I must try to sleep... thank you for setting out a place for me at your tea party... it was simply mad!

Anonymous said...

Oh! I loved your Mad Tea Party! What lovely desserts and fanciful creatures attended the event...your kitties were so special and sweet...and I loved your charming fairy wings and gorgeous garments!
Teresa in California
tscat@sbcglobal.net

Ginny said...

Wonderful time! Glad the ballerinas could come as well, so lovely!

Brook said...

I just loved coming to visit today! Thank you so much for the invitation.

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Thank you for the lovely party. Oh I did enjoy the cupcakes so! Creative hugs from Norma

Papillon Bleu said...

Oh la!la! all these delicious cakes! it is a real torture to the little greedy me...
Happy Mad Tea Party to you too!

YSLGuy said...

The kitties always have to be at the head of the table don't they? I love it

Alisa said...

What a lovely party! And I'm with Miss Gracie... lemon is my favorite too! ;)
~Alisa

http://lifeisabeautifulplacetobe.blogspot.com/2010/06/would-you-like-little-more-tea.html

Liz said...

Oh my goodness, your cupcakes are so scrum-dilly-umptous! I'll take one of those, please . . . and one of those - or maybe that! Dear me. I must behave or you won't invite me back next year. Thank you so much.

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

Thank you so much for having me over for tea. The cupcakes look absolutely delicious. Miss Gracie was my favorite picture of all.

Have a lovely weekend and do come by and visit me for some tea!

Carolee said...

What a delightful and elegant tea party!! Thanks ever so much for having me. :)

~ Carolee

BunnyKissd said...

Thank you so much for the delicious treats! Do stop by my tea party for some fairy *tea* when you have a moment... ^-^

yyam said...

What a wonderful tea party! I love Muffy and Mr Bear...too cute! And those yummy cupcakes! Thanks for inviting me to your enchanting tea party! :)

Waterrose said...

Loved Mr. Fairy Wings and the cakes! Loved the tea party....thanks for inviting me!

Abi said...

I'm late, but was well worth it! great photos, and gorgeous kitty cats!!!

Something Special said...

I surely loved looking over your tea party. I was a bit late, but still felt as though I had been there. What a great idea.

Ember said...

Now there is a party I'd LOVE to attend. Gorgeous pictures of yummy desserts.

Michelle Cummings said...

I'm sorry I'm late! My MIL's memorial was on the date of the party, so I'm now just getting my wits together to visit all the festivities!

What a beautiful party! I love how your kitty friends came for tea!
~ Michelle
http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

TesoriTrovati said...

Your photography is simply lovely. So is Miss Gracie and Nipper. Thank you for inviting me to tea!
I am having a Mad Mad giveaway on my blog http://treasures-found.blogspot.com. I do hope you will come for a visit!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Lovely party, so lovely I stopped by twice,

♥ Alice Maria-Thérèse Afiori in a Swedish wonderland blog.afiori.com

Bill C. said...

There were so many tea parties that I'm still visiting those I couldn't make on Saturday. Beautiful pictures! I think I'll take one of each desert. :o)

Dapoppins said...

What a lovely party, and I doo agree, Mr. Bear was not looking content to have the kitty at his cupcake.

Dapoppins said...

and, if you don't mind, what program do you use to frame your photos? I just love those!

dapoppins@gmail.com

Cosmic Goddess said...

What a wonderful tea party - I love your photos! Sorry for not visiting sooner, I’ve been lingering too long at every party so far :)

Please stop by my blog if you fancy a cuppa and a slice of the Queen of Hearts’ Strawberry Tart…
http://cosmicgoddessblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/were-all-mad-here.html

imaginationlane said...

Such a delightful tea party...I had a wonderful time! How can a party not be sublime when one has teddy bears, rabbits and Scottie dogs as guests?

And the food...oh the food...a feast for the eye as well as the tummy. I was even pleased to see I'm not the only one whose kitty cats like to tiptoe across a nicely-laid table!

Thank you so much for invitng me in. If you've not had a chance to do so yet, please stop by and take tea with my Teddy Bear family...

Lynette

Ann - Making Family Memories with Childrens Tea Sets said...

What a lovely visit I've had. My grand children will love to see this too - from your sweet Miss Gracie to your adorable teddy bears to your sweet tea sets to your absolutely delicious chocolate goodies. And I love the little sparkles! Thank you for such a fun visit!

Tüp Bebek Uygulaması said...

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Deborah said...

This party was simply fabulous. You and Gracie really do know how to put on a spread. I enjoyed all the decorations and all the fabulous treats. Yummy!! Thanks for inviting me.

Phoebe said...

My daughter, Camille, and I really enjoyed your tea party. We oohed and aahhed at all the delicious treats. My favorite was the double chocolate cupcake, because it looked like it had coffee frosting. Camille's favorite was Everything! I asked her what we should tell you about ourselves, and she said "We love to hop around, jump, and sing wherever we go." And we love to print fabric. You can too at http://spoonflower.com Cheers, and thank-you so much, Phoebe and Camille

TheBlakkDuchess said...

What a lovely party! You had the most wonderful guests... Your cats are just the best! ^-^

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