Saturday, June 27, 2009

Time for Tea!

When the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat pocket and looked at it and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet. Burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it and was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit hole. In another moment, down went Alice after it, never once considering how she would get out again...
She had not gone much farther before she came in sight of the house of the March Hare. There was a table set out front of the house, and the March Hare and the Mad Hatter were having tea at it.
The table was a large one, but all present were crowded together at one corner of it.
"Have some wine," the March Hare said encouragingly.
Alice looked all around the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.
The Hatter went on in a mournful tone, "It's always six o' clock." A bright idea came into Alice's head. "Is that the reason so many tea things are put out here?" she asked.
"Yes, that's it," said the Hatter with a sigh. "It's always teatime, and we've no time to wash the things."
"Then you keep moving round, I suppose, " said Alice.
"Exactly so," said the Hatter, "as things get used up."
"But what happens when you come back to the beginning again?" Alice ventured to ask.
"Suppose we change the subject," the March Hare interrupted, yawning.
Follow Alice on the rest of her adventures by picking up a road map from our FABULOUS hostess Vanessa. You'll love all the twists and turns along the way. Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Day!

60 comments:

LiLi M. said...

What a lovely post! That little rabbit statue is gorgeous and what about these candy hearts...can you really eat them? Thanks for sharing and have a lovely time at the 2nd annual mad tea party. I hope you will visit me too!

parasols and maryjanes said...

Your table was set so prettily. Thank you for tea!
Carol
Come to tea with us.

Christina said...

Very lovely party! (That cupcake looks delicious!

vivian said...

oh what fun! sweet china.. I love the tea cup with the cupcake it in!
have fun at all the parties!
hugs
vivian

Charli and me said...

Beautiful post. Your dishes are lovely and I love the way you scattered the candy hearts on the table. Everything here is so pretty.

DellaRae said...

Lovely party....loved the rabbit statue.

Chickenbells said...

What a lovely surprise to find hearts in my cup instead of tea!! I wonder what I'll find next?

Maggi said...

Such a lovely tea table all set up and ready for a party! Thank you for a fabulous time (and delicious cupcake!)

You're madly invited to my tea party, I do hope you'll stop by!

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

Thank you for the spot of tea! I just love your china cups.

Pretty Things said...

I love all the tea cups -- I have a collection of vintage tea cups -- maybe next year I can trot those out and do something creative for Vanessa's next party!

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

slommler said...

Gorgeous!! Wonderful party!!!
Hope you can visit mine as well
Hugs
SueAnn

My Big Mouth said...

Enjoyed the tea party,thanks!
Your table was lovely...great post.

dawaioser said...

Very pretty & I like your tea port and cups. Thank you for including us/me in your gathering!

When you get a free moment come by my journal and help me celebrate with more tea, cake & fairies galore.

~ Misha/DawaiOser
http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/687243.html

Twyla and Lindsey said...

A magical time! I enjoyed your tea! Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

T=ME said...

Love all the eye candy. The dishes were my favorite. Such a grand time! Come on over!

Carrie said...

How lovely! Your tea set is beautiful, and the music fit the post wonderfully. :)

Have an absolutely magical day!

-Carrie

PS-Feel free to stop by my blog to read all about mine and Mr. Pluff's crazy adventure to the Mad Tea Party!

Cindy said...

your tea party was splendid! :D

Cre8Tiva said...

i'm here at last..i was totally charmed by you...i am enjoying the parties and dancing my day away...i am having my tea by the sea...with flowers in my hair...come join me...hugs, rebecca/cre8tiva

TattingChic said...

Very cute! Love the photos and treats! So colorful and fun. :)

Deborah said...

Such a pretty pretty setting! Do come have a spot of tea with me! But watch out for Alice. **blows kisses** Deborah

Marina Capano said...

Just Beautiful post!
Happy Mad Tea Party!

You're invited to my tea party

xoxo

Diana said...

What a lovely party! Thanks for having me. Cute Cute things.

come on over to IdaClare when you have the chance.

Mermaid Queen said...

I love your tea set, very cute! Martha

Shell said...

A sweet tea party.

Nicole said...

What a BEAUTIFULLY MAD party! And what lovely treats you have!

Renee said...

What a lovely tea party.

Renee xoxo

Karin said...

charming :)

karin

fairiemoon said...

What a fun tea party. I love your tea things!

A very Merry Unbirthday!
Erin :)

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

Heather said...

Very lovely! Thanks for sharing ;-)

Runako Designs by Dee said...

what a wonderful post, thanks for the story and the party. The tea cup and china were so lovely. Thanks for having us and I hop you visit me too.

MagicMarkingsArt said...

simply delightful and what a beautiful table setting you have set up for all of us to enjoy.
thank you for your fabulous photos

Stepping off the edge said...

Your table is enchanting! what lovely tea set you have! and sugar hearts! Yeah! sugar hearts and tarts and magical blow horns!
enchanting party! Thank you!
>:0)
Tracey

LaLa said...

Dancing and singing and having lots of fun but, I have a gypsy so heart and so I must run....................

Love LaLa
http://redwoodcoastcreativearts.typepad.com/

apparentlyjessy said...

What a charming party! I very much liked your table setting, may I have some candy hearts please?

Jessy

TesoriTrovati said...

Really enchanting. I love all the tea cups with the cupcakes in them. Clever!

I am having a giveaway on my blog http://treasures-found.blogspot.com. I hope you will come by and say hi!

Enjoy the day!
Erin

Lanimoz said...

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Moonfairys Dreamland said...

What a wonderful Tea Party. I love the rabbit statue.

Kat said...

Your table setting is so beautiful, I bet parties at your house are lots of fun! (I'm a terrible decorator... but I make up for it with cooking skills!)

Rose said...

Lovely tea party! I love the colours and the sweet little hearts :)

Rose

Carolee said...

What a delightful post, and I LOVE your tea set! So happy to discover your blog. :)

~ Carolee

javajune said...

Love the dishes and your post was wonderful. I will follow the rabbit or maybe on second thought I should get a road map. he hee
xo-junie

Bella Dreams said...

Fun party! I love all of your dishes

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet...so many treats! I'm still partying!

Her Art Nest said...

What a beautiful display. Loved that purple cupcake! Really liked some of your ideas of the spilling candies. I hope you drop by and visit me sometime! Everything was just perfect. Great job! ~Nan

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Oh everything looks so colorful and happy. And I love your collection of teapots and teacups.

I don't I want to be always tea time cause then there would be nothing to look forward to :-) I like to think that it is so much more exciting if there's something to wait about. The anticipation of something very beautiful to happen is way more enjoyable :-)

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a gorgeous table!

thank you for having us. wishing you wonderful wanderings during the Mad Hatter festivities!

Jen said...

Oh, how I loved your party! I'm still cleaning mine up, so feel free to stop by before it's all gone!

Connie said...

pretty pretty tea set! terrific party!

natalea said...

this is all just too delightful!! great party...I had a fabulous time! xo natalea

Robin said...

I'm so sorry that I am late
For this very important date.
I'm still making my way down the list.
With too little time
I'm leaving this rhyme
For I'm adamant about wanting to persist.
A lovely post indeed....
I love your teapot and poridge bowl.
Hope your day has been beautiful.

fawndear said...

Sorry I'm so late. I just escaped from my own mad party.

Wow, I'm charmed by your fine table. Taking tea with you is very enchanting even if I am late.

What Happens Next said...

Adorable!!

So glad I stopped by... sorry I'm late!!

xo Debbie

a fanciful twist said...

AM I late, ever so late???

You see, there is something about being late that can be very magical. You get to enjoy every little morsel, and hang around and savor all your wonderfil breakable treasures!!!

Thank you for a delight visit in your magical part of Wonderland! ;)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a beautiful tea party!! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

daylily777 said...

Hi,
What a beautiful Tea Table setting!
That cupcake looks delicious. I love rabbit statues,yours is great.8-) Come visit my party.
~Myrna

BunnyKissd said...

What a wonderfully mad party! I've had a lovely time! Thank you for having me! ^-^

tunibug said...

Sorry-I know I'm late:) But what a delightful party
I'll have a cup with cake in it please:)

Stacy❤

Rebecca said...

So yummy! Such pretty pictures.

Victorian Lady said...

Lovely tea party...sweethearts are the sweetest, I always say!

Please do stop by if you are in need of another cup...I have a video and a giveaway going on! :)

Mere

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Melissa, I think this is one of the cutest tablescapes I've ever seen! Just charming and delightful!

I wanted you to know that I know I'm the March Hare here and terribly late for a very important thank you to you on my blog, but I blogged about your wonderful cookie jar today. I wanted it to go in a special post, and I figured out how to include it in a Tablescape Thursday one. I've had the pictures for a long time. I took a bunch of them to try and show it off at its best angles! :-)

Again, I love it, Melissa, and you were very sweet and thoughtful to share it with my in your blog drawing. I feel enormously blessed, and it greets me with its cheerful little bird every day in my kitchen!

All the best and many thanks...

XO,

Sheila :-)