"If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world."

-C.S. Lewis

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mad Tea Party- Full Moon Magic (and a give-away)

There is something in the air...

While making my morning rounds in the garden,
I caught a glimpse of a something peeking through the flowers.

And then a small giggle...

I must be going mad I said aloud,

Not yet, dearie, but you are on your way!
I turned to see a spider scurry off. She called behind-
Full Moon Magic is in the air...

Of course! I should have expected this! I glanced up to the sky.

Don't bother looking up. The party is down here!
Mrs. Toad called as she left her house and scurried quickly under the Lemon Balm.
Now hurry on, don't be late!

Late? Party? I knelt down to inspect closer.

I parted the flowers to follow her.

Hey! Do you mind?!
A tiny voice shouted at me.

Oh! Who said that?! Certainly I must be mad now!

Well, you most definitely are nosy!
We are getting ready for the party, now please leave our room!

the ferns scolded. They pointed me in the direction of the party.

I apologized for barging in and went on my way.
I continued crawling through the flowers in search of Mrs. Toad.
Past the geraniums and foxgloves. Through the hollyhocks and daisies.

The garden did not end as I thought it should, but opened into a misty scene with a beautiful tree in the center.

Now I could hear giggling and voices near the tree, so I went closer, curiously.
At first I saw nothing, but then...

Oh good, you're here! Mrs. Toad's voice called to me.
Still, I saw nothing. I closed my eyes.
Certainly, I am dreaming!

You are not dreaming. Open your eyes now.

I opened my eyes onto the most amazing scene!

There was teacups full of rose petal tea, cupcakes sprinkled with little candies,
ribbons, sparkles, bouquets of flowers.
A very curious little group enjoyed the goodies while chatting and quibbling amongst themselves.

Well, I made the cupcakes, so naturally I should eat them all
said the boy in a feathered cap.
Well, that is fine, but don't expect any of my cookies the girl argued back.

Why don't you share the treats? I chimed in.
They looked at me in wonder.

You know, I think she may be right! the boy said.
Well, it's worth a try. said the girl.

They continued munching treats and chatting.

The table was set with all sorts of delicious treats and beautiful trinkets and baubles.

I'm glad you found your way. Do sit down and join us.
Mrs. Toad said,
never mind them, they bicker and quibble. But they are quite entertaining, and besides,
the cakes are delicious!

I sat there with the odd party enjoying the treats and conversation
until the wee hours of the night.
At long last, I sleepily said my thank you's to the hosts.
I really didn't want to leave this magical little scene,
but knew I must.

Bye dearie, see you in the garden! Mrs. Toad waved.
I waved as I set off to find my way back through the flowers.

My path seemed to glow from the light of the full moon.
The giggling and clinking of tea cups faded into the distance behind me.

The next morning I awoke to find a beautiful trinket
on my bedside table...
a curvy, copper remnant of tea party magic.

A perfectly lovely little trinket to hold back unruly tresses, or to hold your shawl closed on chilly evenings in the garden.

I would love to pass this magic on to you...

drop me a note below and it may be yours!

Be sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you!


Kimber said...

And what a lovely trinket!!

D.Suplicki said...

What a positively magical party! The children are adorable in their tea party finery and I am completely envious of your raven.


Leathra said...

Oho, will it truly subdue the unruly tresses? But they are a formidable army indeed, not even modern artillery can hold them back!

Hmm...perhaps it is time to try a new old-fashioned approach...

winchild26 AT gmail DOT com

delise5409 said...

Such a lovely tea party with delicious treats and beautiful trinkets and maybe even one for me too!!

Della said...

Thanks for the magical journey – love the raven. Happy Mad Tea and full moon!

Javajune said...

Gorgeous tea party. Lovely gadget for the unruly tresses.

Maggi said...

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

Such delicious treats and fine guests, how fun!

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! :)

fawndear said...

My Dear,

On of the most Magical parties I've yet visited. Thank you for sharing true enchantment. I'm loathe to return to my Mad Place after such a relaxing visit.


MARLOU B. said...

Really enjoyed your magical party.
Have a wonderful party day!!!

Melissa said...

Thank you for having me to your lovely tea party! Everything's most beautiful! I would love to win the beautiful trinket

Happy Tea Partying!

Della said...

I'm drawn back, not only because of the shadowy mood on your lovely site, but because I notice my Google account isn't hooking up with my non-Google blog (http://dellamarinis.wordpress.com) and has left me stranded as anonymous in cyberspace :) So, thanks again for the magical journey, I love your tea party, your raven and of course, your giveaway, for which if I'm lucky, you'll need this: della@martinplus.com

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

What a lovely party! Thank you for letting me stop by. Please enter me in your giveaway too - I could use something like that to tame my wild mane!

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Well, my unruly tresses could certainly use a bit of magic!

Lovely party! And oh, that blossoming tree.

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

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you for such an enchanting tea party and lovely giveaway! Have a great weekend! Twyla

Joyce said...

Love your little party. I think that we were channeling the same muse that day. Please come by and say Hi. Your photos were enchanting.

Sarah said...

What a lovely party! Thanks for having me. I enjoyed every magical moment! ~ Sarah

Linda said...

I had a simply lovely time at your tea party. You certianly know how to make a guest feel at home. the tea and the snacks were amazing. i really love your trinkets.
Hope you will visit my Tea Party.

Yarrow said...

I loved your tea party and your raven and clock looked so pretty together :)

mermaiden said...

what brew lead you down that most enchanting trail?
i must draw up a cup for i could use some fine enchantment!

Deborah said...

Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelightful! Love your party, your little ones, and your jewelry creations.

**blows kisses** Deb

KarenHarveyCox said...

How very enchanting, and your little Alice and Mad hatter are too cute.

Happy Mad Tea Party,


Cameron said...

What a lovely party! I especially loved that wonderful cottage in the garden....and spider webs are always a beautiful sight :)

Thanks for having me!

Brook said...

What a delightful party and trinkets! Thank you for letting us come to your party!

~Que Bella~ said...

What a lovely tea party and such enchanting photos! Thanks for having me!

Karin said...

what a lovely garden party!


Christina Silverio said...

What a beautiful party and such a wonderful trinket, just the thing to hold back my maddening hair!
Thank you for having me; I shall keep my fingers crossed for your lovely giveaway!

Lady Lux said...

beautiful, beautiful party, thanks so much for the invite :) x


KitB said...

What fun and such talent! Thank you for inviting me and I would love to adopt your giveaway!! Please come enter my giveaway, too!

Kit from www.paperkitz.blogspot.com

Designs by Blanche said...

What an enchanting 'twist' to the story! It was magical!
Thanks so much for having us, I had a wonderful time! Please drop by for a visit when you can!

Kristal said...

You really did fall down a magic hole and into a delightful wonderland! What a lovely story and your Mad Tea decorations are beautiful! Thank you so much for inviting me!
Oh, and I took a peek at your lovely shop...I'll be adding you to my fav's...and saving my dollars so I can purchase one of EVERYTHING!! LOL!! It is delightful!



Scrap Vamp said...

What a wonderfully gorgeous tea party! Thank you for inviting me over! I lovce your pieces!

Kelly said...

What a magical post, I hope they don't bicker too much! XD

I love your jewelry too, I have seen your Etsy shop before...the eye rings do tempt me!

Have a frabjous day! Kelly

apinkdreamer said...

hi!!! what a wonderful tea party, blog, art!!! i'm amazed!!!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Gorgeous Tea Party! Loved it all. :) If you have not already done so, please come and sit a spell with me ~ for tea. http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-mad-tea-party.html Sincerely, Theresa (aka The White Queen)

Faerie♥Kat said...

Twas the most delightful Tea Party that EVAR was!

Magic and faerie dust filled the air and the tiny participants were gorgeously fair. They must have been royalty, though they did quibble, as they did ask you to join them and offered a nibble. These magical images worked like a snare, for though you can't see me, I was actually there!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how adorable! I loved this party, and your guests are absolutely adorable!

You are so sweet to offer a chance to win your wonderful pin!!! I would love to be entered in your contest. I'm a little leery of leaving my email due to spam. Would it be alright if I were blessed to win that you contact me on my blog? If not, I understand.

I'd also love to return your hospitality and serve you some tea and cake at my party. But you musn't eat the queen's cookies. She can be rather fearsome, you know (even though she's only a few feet tall). ;-)


Sheila :-)

Waterrose said...

Thank you so much for the lovely tea party and trinket!

Carapace said...

Hmm, I missed the invitation over on the forums- a lucky thing indeed I have a nose for tea, or I'd mhave missed seeing this gathering! What an enchanting piece of work- almost as charming as those two tea partiers! I shall not taunt the abilities of your tress-tamer, but wish I could taste your tot-taming tea!


Lenora said...

Love the spiderweb, the fern, the flowering tree! Thanx for tea! Won't you join us for tea at our
Mad Tea Party - Fairy Tale


Kathy said...

OH! This was indeed magic! Completely wonderful and adorable. Love that raven clock btw.

Cheers - Kathy

Fair Rosamund said...

What a gorgeous party, thank you so much for having me over! All of the treats looked delicious too :) ~Lauren

Linda said...

Oh How beautiful. truely amazing friends you have. I enjoyed being apart of it. How very magical and creative. momentsinaneye@yahoo.com

Sylvia Smiser said...

I had a wonderful time at your tea party! It was so dreamy! I wold love to tie up my locks in that trincket please add me to the list that will go in the hat.
Also we would love it if you would stop over for a spot of tea at our mad tea party!
Hope to see you there!

Carousel Dreams said...

Ooh...a magical trinket! Yes please...thankyou so much for having me at your lovely tea party x

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!

Thank you for a hosting a beautiful party! Everything is so magical!

~ Michelle

Digital Misfit said...

Thank you for sharing your magical garden party! The photos are beautiful.

AlwaysInspired said...

What a gorgeous little tea party! I love the copper wonderfulness!
irishfairygirl6 (at) yahoo (dot)com

Kandes Naylor said...

What a darling post! I am still getting to all the tea parties. If you haven't already, please stop by. It is not to late to enter my giveaway!
Take care,

TesoriTrovati said...

What a sweet soiree!
I would love to win your trinket.
I am also having a giveaway. Hurry over!
Enjoy the day! Erin

Perth Jewerly said...

What beautiful party!!

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