Saturday, June 26, 2010

Would You Like a Little More Tea?

You haven’t had any yet, you say?
Well please, sit down!
You pour and I’ll tell you a little tale…


There once was a girl from…….
Oopsie daisy… ahem… wrong tale.
Let’s start again, shall we?

There is a place I have heard of…
a magical place of giggles, sweets, songs and fancy.
But to get there, is the trick. For you see, it is in a far, far, far away country.
And in that far, far, far away country is a forest.
A very, very deep forest.
Now if you want to find this magical place, you will have to travel to the center of the very, very deep forest in the far, far, far away country; which, mind you, will probably take a fortnight to reach.
But you will know you have reached the center, when you have come upon a meadow. Not an ordinary meadow…
A toadstool meadow.
(don’t eat the red ones… nasty little things they are.)


But, beware of the sleeping gnomes.
You must be as quiet as a church mouse in order to slip by without waking them. Which, believe you me, you don’t want to do. Waking them, that is. But you must get past them, for in the center of the toadstool meadow is a brier patch.


And in the middle of that brier patch is a tree.


Push past the wild brier rose, but be careful not to let it bite you, and through the sweet jasmine vines and there you will find it.


The Door.


If you can unlock the door and slip through to the other side, the path you will see will lead to much glee!


It starts early in the morning,


when the caged bird sings.


It’s a party. A party of Tea!


Decorations abound and abloom.
The table is laid…




Cakes and sweets




Pies and treats.


Once the tea has been poured,


by the host of the party,
and a grand, flourishing bow has been bowed,
the songs can be sung, the riddles riddled and the tales can be spun.


When the candles have burned down and twilight is settling in,


the path home will appear and good byes will go round…
‘til next year.



*********

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please visit
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64 comments:

Sandy Michelle said...
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Sandy Michelle said...

Wow what a magical tale and your tea party looked so beautiful! Your cakes made my stomach growl too..lol!

Sandy xoxo

natalea said...

how fabulous was that!?!?! and those stockings and little door!!! awesome tea party..xox

Kelly said...

What a fun post! Beautiful pics! I love the chandelier with the flowers on it.

Have a frabjous day! Kelly
www.blondheart.blogspot.com

Maggi said...

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

What a beautiful tale! I so enjoyed my visit!

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! :)

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

Thank you for such an enjoyable time at your "big girls" tea party. My grand children would especially love your cute little gnome. And your tea set is divine! :)

Scented Sweetpeas said...

what a lovely tale and wonderful photos, I want to come to that tea party pppplllllleeeeaaasssssseee!

Lenora said...

Love your Tea Party Story! My children did too! Thank You! - what fun!

Won't you join us for tea at our
Mad Tea Party - Fairy Tale
http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/06/mad-tea-party-2010.html

Melissa said...

What a beautiful tea party! I enjoyed it from beginning to end!!!! Your tea and sweets look scrumptious!

Happy Tea Partying!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

A wonderful tale and beautiful photos!! Happy Mad Tea Party!!!

Lindsey

Deborah said...

OMGoodness SOOOOoooooo beautiful! You did a magnificent job.
**blows kisses** Deb

michelleK said...

happy mad tea party day!
<3m

Cori G. said...

Your tea table is soooo beautiful and that hat, that hat! If it goes missing don't come looking for it at my blog...oh I wish!!!!
HappY MAd TeA PaRty DAy!!!
xoxo

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a charming post filled with so much eye candy to surely delight. I loved each photograph of your beautiful vignettes. Such a lovely party. So nice to meet you.

Happy Mad Tea Party,

Karen

Brook said...

Beautiful place settings. I just adore Alice's tights! Thank you so much for letting us join your magical tea!

the wild raspberry said...

What a delightful fairy tail tea! Wish I could flutter over and join you. Beautiful pictures!

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

Such a gorgeous feast!. I really enjoyed the spread a feast for the eyes! Stop by my place :)

wood-wings.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

Such a gorgeous feast!. I really enjoyed the spread a feast for the eyes! Stop by my place :)

wood-wings.blogspot.com

Victoria Sayer said...

Thanks for sharing your Mad Tea adventures with me. I had a lovely time...and maybe ate one too many fruit tarts. (Hope I didn't make a piggy of myself). Anyway, if you get the chance, please come and visit me for some more Mad Tea, in the Secret Enhanted forest at:
http://greenandwhitegarden.blogspot.com/2010/06/mad-tea-party.html#comments
~Vicki.

TinyBear said...

oh - I love your tale Alisa and you photos are stunning.
Wonderful tea party
xo Tina

darry.anna said...

Hello,
You are a beautiful blog and this post is charming!
It's a really ,, beautiful place to be,,!

A Gilded Life said...

Just gorgeous, Alisa!! Thanks so much for inviting me!!

See you soon!
xo Debbie

Lori said...

Oh My! What a beautiful setting for the tea party! I was quiet as a mouse going past that sleepy little gnome. The goodies were delish and the tea was devine! Love your melted candles, your chandelier--oh just everything about your tablescape is gorgeous!
Thanks for visiting my tea party--I'm off for more fun and madness!

turquoise cro said...

DARLING!!!

Anthropomorphica said...

A delightful place to be, so glad I came for tea :)
Beautiful, beautiful and fabulous cakes and photos!!!

Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving me a comment of much loveliness :)

Natasha said...

A beautiful post full of yummy goodies!

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Beautiful party!!

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

Celia said...

What an absolutely magical and beautiful tea party! I loved your stockings.....beautiful! Thank you for inviting me....please come by and have tea with me too....

realmofthebluerosedragon said...

What a lovely elegant and magical tea, I so enjoyed myself...thank you for sharing beautiful magic around you!

Lori said...

beautiful party Alisa...my favorite was the wee door!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a very lovely tea party you shared with us. The treats look amazing, and I love the hatter's top hat and the chandelier! Loved it all as a matter of fact. Thank you for having me to tea! I hope you'll allow me to return the hospitality. I have tea and cake (and if you're veeeeeery careful, you might be able to snitch one of the Red Queen's cookies when she's not watching).

XO,

Sheila :-)

Waterrose said...

Lovely tea party and thanks for sharing with me!

Rhonda Roo said...

Life is a wonderful place to be-and so is your tea party! It was sorta romantic and sweet, all at once.

In the beginning you were writing just like one of my all time favorite authors, Neil Gaiman-he has a poem called "Instructions" -great job!

Loved the wonderland magic, all so prettily laid out. I'm a huge fan of chandeliers and candelabras.

Thank you eversomuch!

XOXOX Rhonda Roo
http://roostreehouse.typepad.com/

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Absolutely fabulous tea party! I enjoyed myself so. If you have not yet done so, I'd be honored to have you sit a spell with me ~ for tea...http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-mad-tea-party.html
Sincerely, Theresa (aka The White Queen)

Scrap Vamp said...

What a whimsical and delightful tea party! Thank you for having me over! The tea service was exquisite!

Abi said...

Beautiful photos. I'm so 'full' on tea and cakes... but I could squeeze one more in.... :O) yours look delicious!!

~Que Bella~ said...

What a delightful tea party! All those goodies look so delicious!

Justina said...

Alisa,
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED your tea party !!! It was so woodsy and lovely..... I just LOVED the hanging chandelier , and the candelabra , they look so enchanting and elaborate...and those cakes look DELISH!! I had a lovely time walking your wooded path :-) ... Thank you for visiting my party as well... the Hatter and I hope you decide to stop by for another visit soon !
-Justina
La Boheme Magique
http://labohememagique.blogspot.com/

YSLGuy said...

Happy Tea Party to you and you and you!!

You did such a beautiful set up with great photos. The treates were yummy. Thank you

D.Suplicki said...

Simply magical. Everything was so beautiful and the tale was enchanting. Thank you so much for having me over.

I hope you'll stop by and grab a cuppa with me.

dawaioser said...

Your photo's are *GORGEOUS* and the patisserie looks stunning. 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

dellamarinis said...

What a beautiful fairy-like setting for your tea party. Thank you for the invitation and enchantment!

Linda said...

Oh, How beautiful and magical. I enjoyed the tea and sweets they were amazing. Loved your touch of vintage.Very creatively sweet
hope you will visit me.
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

Sylvia Smiser said...

what a beautiful, magical tea party! I really loved all the sweet treats!
I hope you will have a chance to visit mine for a spot of tea
anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com
Hope to see you there!
Sylvia

Caleen said...

What a awesome tea party you have made.. So fun and so magical. Love the little door. The goodies look so yummy.. Such an enchanting place to be. It was fun to join in..

Kristal said...

Your party is truly ENCHANTING ~ I love it! Wonderfully done.

Thanks so much for inviting me! Now off to take a peek around the rest of your beautiful blog!

~♥~
Kristal

Katsui Jewelry said...

Charming...just charming. You told a great tale and your pictures are magical!-Suz

Chatelaine said...

You really know how to throw a tea party. Everything looks so elegant.
I love your china and the birdcage and the candles are amazing.

So glad I was invited. I thank you for stopping by my tea too!

Kathy said...

This was as charming as can be! I loved that tiny little door in the tree. Such fun!! - Kathy

Fair Rosamund said...

Wow what a beautiful party, your photos are gorgeous!! :) Thank you so much for having me over for tea :) ~Lauren

Carousel Dreams said...

Please do excuse me for being so terribly late...I must have taken a wrong turn...I'm so glad I made it - everything here is just as I hoped it would be - I just love your little fairy door, and the chandelier - gorgeous! Thankyou so much for visiting my tea party...it was lovely to meet you x

Cassandra said...

A very gorgeous tea party! Thanks for the invite! (And thanks for stopping by ours!)

Diane said...

I have one thing to say, Alisa, where did you get those wonderful socks!!!
Hugs,
Diane

Riki Schumacher said...

Wow! I loved visiting your tea party, it was magnificent. Thank you so much for the invitation, the sweets were amazing. The stockings and the doors, love them. Hugs, Riki

Cosmic Goddess said...

What a wonderful tea party - loved your magical photos :) Thanks for inviting me!

FILIGREE MOON said...

Alisa, this is such a beautiful, magical post! I am so glad you got to play along with this party...your photos and story are divine! ~ Angela

Oxana said...

Fabulous post! I enjoyed visiting your blog!
Oxana

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Absolutely enchanting!

Whew! I fell down the rabbit hole at the last party and it’s taken me days to find my way out. What a lovely gathering and such delightful company! Thanks so much for having me! (And for not mentioning those crumbs on my dress).

knitterbeader said...

Alisa, what a beautiful post. Your ability to put pictures to a tale is superb. I especially loved the little cakes with tea. Great job!

harem6 said...

Your tea party us fabulous! We are so happy to have been here! Lovely post!
Come along for some tea! We are still partying!

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Holy crap. I hate you. I hate you for all the amazing you are and how envious of your talent I am. Words AND pictures spoken so eloquently. Dang it all!




p.s. to those of you who are reading this and don't know me, don't worry, she knows how I mean it.


p.p.s my word verifiction to leave a comment is "spoly". Ha Ha. I bet you miss good ole polly, don't you?!

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Holy crap. I hate you. I hate you for all the amazing you are and how envious of your talent I am. Words AND pictures spoken so eloquently. Dang it all!




p.s. to those of you who are reading this and don't know me, don't worry, she knows how I mean it.


p.p.s my word verifiction to leave a comment is "spoly". Ha Ha. I bet you miss good ole polly, don't you?!

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Oh Alisa! I think you outdid yourself. Those pics are amazing!
You have totally raised the bar. tee-hee

so, beautiful & very magical. Love it!

hugs, Joanna

Prim2Pink said...

LMAO... I've finally caught up. Can't believe I didn't notice the date (Guess I didn't win, LOL)
I really enjoyed looking at all your photos. Looove the pink bike!