June 22, 2010

Mad Tea Party 2010 and Give Away Prize!

That clock is exactly two days late! Oh Alice, I do know how you feel! You see I'm very excited the Mad Tea Party will be on my Birthday this Saturday the 26th (not Unbirthday but the actual big day!) But now I know I won't be home and was feeling a little perplexed over what to do.... When I heard the rustle of leaves outside my window. Wandering out what did I catch a glimpse of but this lovely spirit.
I do believe she is dressed for tea! She beckoned for me to follow her through the garden.

I trailed behind till we came to the back garden gate, curiously there was a key left out, I opened the gate and followed her through. (she didn't need a key of course!) I have to admit I was feeling rather sheepish at this point, Would I be letting her and other ghosts of tea parties past and future down by not having a tea party on my birthday ... Then she turned and smiled and said, "Silly goose, looking glass time runs forwards and back whichever you choose!"

She then disappeared, just like that, leaving behind her hat on the gate post. I placed it reverently upon my head like a crown and raised a cup to her. Promising to remember to let time be on my side for a change!

And to remind yourself to take some time out to be *mad* here is my birthday giveaway for you! An archival print of "Mat Hatter" raising his cup and an original ATC (artist trading card) "Tea Time" To enter just leave a comment! I will draw the winner July 4th!

I hope I'm forgiven for having my Mad Tea Party a bit early, But I'm on Wonderland time!
Be sure and visit the magical Valencia's blog to find the rest of the Mad Tea Parties! (most of which will start on the proper date of June 26th!)

*Passes out cups, and toast with jam* (yes, jam today! ;)

65 comments:

RowanDeVoe said...

hi cat!
i just wanted to say that i have been gone from blogland for so long, but your first amazing black and white photo! then, i had to read the rest-gorgeous! love all your photos, the story and your alice art. wishing you all the best.
xo,
merle

vierasesine said...

Happiest of birthdays to you!

FairiesNest said...

Curiouser and curiouser! I'd love to be entered my dear!gonde

FairiesNest said...

gonde was my word verification...:)
And Happy Birthday to you!!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Dear Cat! Absolutely LOVELY Mad Tea Party post! I loved your photos so very much. And a MOST happy early birthday to you. :) Thank you for sharing and offering such a beautiful giveaway gift. I hope you shall come and visit with me after you have celebrated your special day! Theresa

Lynds said...

How lovely,
I hope your tea party was/is something to out do even the queen. ^__~. I hope you have a very happy special day~!!!!!

A very HAPPY Birthday to you~!

vvb32 reads said...

happy pre-birthday! what a great way to celebrate. i'm excited for the date too. here is my invite post
vvb32 at yahoo.com

The Lone Dollier said...

Happy Birthday!

Love your giveaway.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Susanne Iles said...

Happy birthday to you! Thank you for such a scrumptious give away...madly in love with your artwork. :)

Michele Fauss said...

What a lovely tea party, I just love the pictures. Have a very happy birthday! I've always loved that hatter pic. :)

Chris said...

You are very much finding your muchness! I didn't realize you had a blog. I am entranced and delighted.

I am seeing you, Chris

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Gypsy Moon Art Studio said...

A very merry birthday to you!! I am loving all your lovely art goodies!

Please pass the jam!! :)

Ginny said...

Well a Happy Birthday to you! I love anything related to Alice, such a great piece of art & fun post!

Carapace said...

I think a Mad Tea Party is allowed to happen whenever it wants!:D But does that mean the jam is today, or twoday?

You paint the best bunnies!

BunnyKissd said...

Fabulous! Shhh... don't tell but we're having our tea party a day early too, but not posting it til Saturday... Have the Happiest of Birthdays!

Brightest Blissings & Bunny Kisses,
~Diana

RichLayers said...

How lovely! Happy birthday! :)

michelleK said...

Fabulous post. Or should I say MAAADDD post. Happy mad tea party.

And an utterly ravishingly mad giveaway!

<3M

Italian Postcards said...

I really love that first picture of your shadow, so cool.
Have a great party!

dellamarinis said...

Happy Mad Tea Party AND birthday Cat, not to mention the full moon and partial eclipse! Love the Mad Hatter print and of course, happy I'm in the running to win.

daylily777 said...

Very creative & beautiful !Happy Birthday to You !
Blessings,
~Myrna
http://daylily777-myenchantedhome.blogspot.com/2010/06/mad-tea-party.html

Melissa said...

What a lovely print of the Mad Hatter! Thank you for having me to your delightful tea party it was lovely!

Maggi said...

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

What a magical party! And your giveaway is gorgeous! I just love the Hatter's hat!

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! :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh yes, you are forgiven. Thank you for a delightful time and for the chance to win your nice giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Besides Birthdays, Un-birthdays are my favorite days.
Hope yours is wonderful!

MARLOU B. said...

Happy Birthday to you!!
Thank you for a delightful time.
Happy Tea Party Day to you!!

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Lovely, lovely party, story, clothes and photos and print!

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

KathrynAntyr said...

What a lovely party and magical too! All of the eye candy makes me feel a bit tipsy. 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

Christina Silverio said...

Oh beautiful! Please count me in...I'm just MAD to win one of your goodies!
~Christina

LaLa said...

what a blast. Stop by for some sweets with me, hurry, they will not last!

http://redwoodcoastcreativearts.typepad.com/

Linda said...

Hi, Just to let you know how much fun I am having at your Mad Tea Party. i have enjoyed myself so much. The tea was amazing and I met some wonderful friends. I hope that you will visit my party too.
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

MarZel said...

Great photos and wonderful way to celebrate!!

Please visit my teaparty at www.theplayoflightandshadow.blogspot.com for some giveaways as well!!

cheers!!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Such a lovely party with such a lovely giveaway. What a great hostess!!!! Off to party on....
Laurie

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Such a lovely party with such a lovely giveaway. What a great hostess!!!! Off to party on....
Laurie

Linda in New Mexico said...

What a joy your Mad Tea Party is. Congrats on a wonderful offering. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would love it if I might enter you giveaway as well. Thanks ever so. The Olde Bagg, Linda

mermaiden said...

i just love that hat! after all, i am quite the mad hattress :D

Merry Birthday to YOU!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What wonderful photographs and vignettes for your party. Your giveaway is lovely.

Happy Mad Tea Party,

Karen

~Que Bella~ said...

Wonderful tea party post... love that first photo and the mad hatter print! Happy Mad Tea Party and Happy Birthday! Cheers.

Deborah said...

Oh such pretty shot, and your art work is fantastic.

**blows kisses** Deb

Iva Wilcox said...

Oh I'd love another piece of you art Cat! Happy birthday too! Hope it was as enchanting as the visit of your guest!! Don't forget to stop by my blog to read about my mermaid tea adventure here IvasCreations.typepad.com . All the best to you!
~ Iva

Fair Rosamund said...

What a beautiful party, thank you so much for having me!! :) I hope you are having a lovely Birthday :) ~Lauren

Victoria Sayer said...

Thanks ever so much for sharing your Mad Tea Time with me. (I must say, your lovely spirit looks a lot like Nanny McPhee)
Please come and visit me for some more Mad Tea, in the Secret Enchanted Forest at:
http://greenandwhitegarden.blogspot.com/2010/06/mad-tea-party.html#comments

~Vicki

Scrap Vamp said...

Thank you so much for figuring that Wonderland time is different and joining in the fun!

Karin said...

lovely! thank you!

~karin

fawndear said...

Happy, Happy, Mad, but still Happy Birthday to you! So glad that you had someone to guide you to an enchanting experiance.

Thank you for sharing your Muchness!

Tootles,
FawnDear

Lady Lux said...

How absolutely beautiful, I hope your birthday was wonderful :) x

apinkdreamer said...

wonderful party and wonderful art!!!
greetings from greece!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday! I know I'm late, I'm late for your very important date, but my sentiments are still the same. Hope it was an extraordinary day!

Thank you for a chance to enter your drawing. You are so sweet to do that, and it's a wonderful drawing.

Hope you'll visit me and have a spot of tea and some cake for your un-birthday since the real one is, alas, over.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Michelle Cummings said...

what a wonderful party and a even more wonderful give away! Thank you for a chance to win! I love your art! :)

Marit said...

I was terribly late for your party. Sorry, sorry..... but I'm here now! I hope you had the most wonderful BIRTHDAY!!!!! If you care for some more UNbirthday candy or tea, you're very welcome at my place!

Loretta said...

What a very lovely hat and lovely print! Happy birthday. Please drop in and visit with me, if you haven't already. Wouldn't Charles Dodgson be pleased?

Waterrose said...

Love all of your photos! ...Loved the tea party....thanks for inviting me!

Kristal said...

Oh, what an intriguing party. And a Happy (belated) Birthday to you too Dear!

Thanks so much for inviting me!

~♥~
Kristal

Caroline said...

Happy belated birthday!

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Alisa said...

A very Happy Birthday to you!
~Alisa

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

Sylvia Smiser said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I hope it has been a wonderful time for you. I had a beautiful time! I would love to be entered in yu r giveaway!
Thank you so much,
Sylvia

Carousel Dreams said...

oops...so very late, I'm sorry. Happy Birthday to You!!! So glad I could make it, thankyou ever so much for having me x

Wendy said...

Thank you for a truly Magical tea party. I am always running on Wonderland time as well. It's always late when early and early when late,and oh well. I am so glad to make it to yours, The tea was devine and I love your outfit.The giveaway is Awesome, crossing fingers....Please do stop by and have a broken cup of tea with a spoonful of madness.
Have a Wonderfully Mad and Curious Day....Wendy from Wonderland

http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/

Kandes Naylor said...

Still making my tea party rounds! I don't know if I will ever get through the list. Come by and say hello. I am having a giveaway. The deadline to enter is tomorrow!
-Kandes-
http://trickyfoxdesigns.blogspot.com/

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, you are just in time, I think! Lovely party! I'm so happy to be here! Enjoy your week! Happy Birthday to you! ♥♥♥

TesoriTrovati said...

Such a sweet party. Sorry for being so late. I am having a giveaway on my party post at http://treasures-found.blogspot.com with the mad, mad winners announced shortly! Come by if you can!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Cameron said...

Happy Birthday to you!

What a gorgeous hat and beautiful key, I thank you for having me over for tea :)

Sara said...

Happy birthday! :)

LissaBee Creations said...

How I love the Mad Hatter! Sorry I'm late to the tea party. I hope you had a great birthday!