June 27, 2009

Welcome to our Tea Party!!!
It is so much fun to be a part of the 2nd annual "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" hosted by the lovely Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist. Her enthusiasm for life rubs off on everyone and I am so pleased to be a part of this lovely event.

In true Mad Hatters Tea Party style, I was fashionably late to the party but we are now in full swing .
~Come on in~
The table is set and waiting.

The vintage cups, pitcher and tablecloth are some of my favorite finds.



The strawberry salt and pepper shakers are adorable don't you think? I was told they are from the 50's.



Have one if you like. It is butter cake with lemon icing.


Trust me they taste divine!

Psssst...I sell those wool cupcake pincushions in my Etsy shop on the right :)



My little ones were so excited to join in the festivities.



I made them cold mint tea with mint from our garden of course.
It was 92 degrees outside after all.
This is what my Annabelle thought of it.

My eldest daughter could appreciate the finer things in life ;)
It was a splendid tea party for my little girls.



Here is your portion. Enjoy!


I hope you enjoyed our tea party. Without the beautiful mind of Vanessa, none of this would be happening.
Thank you!

Now for the giveaway!!!
I have collected many tea cups. I am finally getting them made into gorgeous candles. They would look amazing anywhere. I have scented them with vanilla and a tiny hint of coconut.
A few are porcelain, some are not.

They are all special. I constantly wonder who used them? Were they part of a set?

Imagine the glow through the tea cup at night.

This rockin 70's one is one of my fav's. How cute is this??


You may have your choice of any one of these by simply becoming a follower of this blog and leaving a comment as to which one you like the best.

I will randomly pick the winner on Wed, Jul 1st. After that I will place these ans a few other divine tea cups for sale on Etsy.

It was so nice to have you. Now I have many other tea parties to go peruse.

xo Emily xo




74 comments:

Kristina P. said...

How delightful! I threw a tea party last year and it was so fun!

Mermaid Queen said...

Oh I love the first little flowery tea pot! Martha

TesoriTrovati said...

Such sweet little girls (tossing out the tea...precious!) Lovely candles and teacups.

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

Enjoy the day!
Erin

LW said...

I am happy I followed Alice on her trail and landed here, I adore the green with gold one the best..
but all are wonderful and pretty as can be...


Have a wonderful Mad Tea Party day,

Louise

Daydreamer :) said...

What a wonderful party! :D

gemma said...

Love the tea cup candles.

Vanessa said...

Love your pitcher!!

What Happens Next said...

I am SWOONING over your strawberry shakers!! Oh, the loveliness...

Hope you are having a magical day!!

xo Debbie

Whimsical Road said...

Lovely, lovely. I could never decide.

Shell said...

A sweet tea party and your guests are adorable.

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Oooh, just lovely! My favorite is definitely the first flowery cup and saucer. Thanks for having a giveaway :)

Renee said...

Wonderful blog Emily. Your girls are adorable and I love how the little one poured out the tea.

Renee xoxo

Rhonda Roo said...

Looved your party, though, if coming from 1865, wouldnt be retro but the future! Isnt that mad mad mad??
Either way, i thoroughly enjoyed myself. How cute are your partygoers???

Nicole said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Those tea cup candles are unbelievably beautiful! it looks like you had a wonderful party!

Karin said...

very sweet indeed!!

i am so excited to be a follower of your blog no. So nice to meet new blog friends at these parties!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the white and green teacup.
Just lovely!

karin

apparentlyjessy said...

What a gorgeous tea party! The strawberry salt & pepper shakers are so sweet!
I bet your little girls had a wonderful time! :)

Jessy

tunibug said...

Love the colors of your tea party!!! You girls are so sweet:)

Hope to see you in my little bit of Wonderland too!

Stacy♡

Gabrielle said...

What a beautiful tea party!! I love your cup candles!

natalea said...

what a sweet little party- love all the polka dots!
xo natalea

Heather said...

What a sweet tea party! Love the strawberries & vintage tablecloth.

michelle said...

Oh tea parties are the very best with little girls and yours was adorable!

LaLa said...

The tea was lovely and the berries were sweet. Thank you for inviting me over for such a fine treat!

Love LaLa

Stepping off the edge said...

How lovely a party and your girls are stunning! ahh- the little one is quite- knows what she likes- eh?>:0)
Tracey

Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

Love your tea party. And your pincushions are so cute! The tea cup candles are a great idea. I like the first one with the flowers the best :)

58 Cherries said...

Cute! I love the pincushion cupcakes!!

58 Cherries

Mosaic*Queen said...

What a yummy little party!!!!
Also, I LOVE your blog banner!!!!

Hugs!

Michelle

femminismo said...

Very nice tea party. Enjoyed the lovely treats and the strawberries. Darling girls and treasures on the table. Looks like the perfect day for a tea party too.

Chrisy said...

All your cups are delightful! Thank you so much for having me at your whimsical place. Come on over to my party - if you haven't quietly crept in already....

Lanimoz said...

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*:*:*:Make and make-believe! Such a lovely:*:* *:*party!! Your lighted tea cups are divine!!*:*:*

HurricaneKassi said...

mmmmm cool mint tea. my favorite. Very nice to meet you and enjoy your party. I love your work there, very cute candles. Please add me to the drawing. I do believe my favorite one is the picture of three together, the one in back on the right. Thank you for posting this. merry unbirthday! -HurricaneKassi

MagicMarkingsArt said...

love the picture of your sweet daughter blissfully pouring out her tea ~ a most delightful, and happy party.
and i love the candles.

Deborah said...

Well, it is socially correct to late to a Mad Tea Party! Darling little Sprites you have! OOOOoooo loving your tea cup collection! **blows kisses** Deborah

Cassandra said...

Tea parties for little girls! Life isn't any better than enjoying that. (And I see you have a redhead of your own too!) What a lovely little party...

Thanks for stopping by our tree house today...

Chickenbells said...

What a fantastic and whimsical party...and it looks as if everyone enjoyed it so very much!! And however could I choose which cup was my most favorite? They are all beautiful!!

Darci said...

I love it! My girly girl would be so thrilled to have her own real tea party. Soon! Your tea cup candles are beautiful.

KayEllen said...

Wonderful party!!!

Love the table.... and the charming dishes and cups:)

Clink-clink to Vanessa!!!

Smiles,
kayellen

Kat said...

Your little girls are darling!! And I love everything strawberry, where did you get those cups? Lovely-yummy! Yumovely? Lovummy? Who knows!

Jen said...

Ooo, what a marvelous party! I love your cupcakes, and I love that green and gold teacup candle!!! I'm so glad to be a follower of your blog :)

Stop by Haute Whimsy and follow me, down the rabbit hole- of course!

Bella Dreams said...

What a wonderful party! I love your style and all of that wonderful color! Thank you for visiting me today.

Sarah said...

That was a lovely party thanks! Your candles look beautiful and I bet they smell delicious too!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Cute table setting. And yes I so agree that those strawberry salt and pepper shakers look great and yum yum too LoL

Those little girls must have had a blast during the party :-)

Staci said...

Such lovely photos and teacups. Thanks for letting me visit. :)

TattingChic said...

What a delightful tea party! :)

Dajon said...

Wonderful party
The teacups are very cute
and we like the 2nd one down with
green gold and black.

Thanks for visiting our blog.

Dajon xx

Cottage Way of Life said...

What a delightful tea party! Have the kiddies left any tea? It sounds delicious and I'm quite thirsty. :)

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

OH! so CHARMING and beautiful!! Thank you for a wonderful visit with beauties, for tea and treats!! Thank you for being a part of Wonderland!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet! I'm enjoying sitting at the table with these little Princesses!

Her Art Nest said...

Love the little green trimmed cup with gold. What a clever idea for your giveaway!!! Loved dropping by and checking out your fun photos. The girls are down right adorable! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win! So glad I visited. I am now a follower! ~Nan

Tasha said...

I love the one with the 3 tiny flowers on it! :)

Love love love the tea party!!!

makeitworkmom said...

How fun! I love outdoor tea parties! Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate with ours... stop by for a sip www.makeitworkmom.com

3rdEyeMuse said...

who cares if your late when you pull something so lovely together? :) I think your tea cup candles are terrific.

thank you for your hospitality. wishing you wonderFULL wanderings throughout the Mad Hatter weekend!

April said...

Loved your tea party! I especially love the settings! Divine!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

A must splendid tea party. I have yet to party with such lovely little ladies. The treats were marvelous and the teacups divine! Thank you for inviting me. Twyla

Beckie Holso said...

Fabulous party! And your teacup candles are lovely =)

Robin said...

I'm so sorry to be so late.....so many tea parties to attend. Along the way I fell down the rabbit hole and somehow got lost at the bend. But if I may, I would love a cup of tea. All that running around has left me so very thirsty.
Gee those cakes look tasty. You don't suppose I might have one of those as well? Thank you.....

My, look at all the partiers and all dressed in their best attire. How lovely....

Well, it has been splendid but I must be going. I have many more tea parties to go to still.

May the day ahead be a beautiful one for you.

She'sSewPretty said...

What a fun tea party and cute tea party guests!

Connie said...

love the red and turquoise!...and your babies are adorable! i like the strawberry cup the best!..and i'm following!

Laura B said...

Thank you so much for inviting me to your tea party! Your mint iced tea sounds beautiful and I love the huge lush strawberries, I'll maybe have one with a little cake. mmmmmm
Laura

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

I'm late...so many parties...I hope you time for one more! What a lovely tea party...I really enjoyed myself here. I ate more cupcakes I think then everyone else did! LOL
Enjoy the festivities.
Cheers

Chris said...

This is totally sweet! Thanks for a great party. Don't you love how kids are so honest? But patient in the sun! I made lemon iced cupcakes, too (but from a box...) Yours look So good.

Thanks for the pretties. Now to go look at your etsy.

The Little Jewelry Box said...

Beautiful, I will start following now! Visit me for the jewelry give away I posted today as well. I found you on madebygirl.blogspot.com Great blog!!! Excellent job!

KathrynAntyr said...

What darlings you have at your tea party. I do so adore mint tea and those strawberry cups make the tea taste even sweeter. But the sweetness continues with your very generous giveaway. How lucky for us all to share in this delightful day of parties and merriment.

Thank you for swinging by my party. As you can see I'm a tad bit late catching up with all of my guests.

Have a lovely week.
Kathryn, Collage Diva

daylily777 said...

Hi,
What a sweet delightful tea party.
Oh, that's looks yummy, Thanks for saving a place for me.8-)Please enter me in your drawing,I love the teacup candles.Please visit my party.
~Myrna

The Crash Test Dummy said...

It's fun to hear Kristina P. say delightful.

If she hadn't said it I would have. I LOVE This post. Just like I love all of your posts!

You are so amazing! So glad we're related.

Mean Mommy said...

Very cute! I want one!!!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

My little girl was looking at the pics with me just barely and she wishes you were her mom! loL!

that is adorable... makes me want to buy a tea set with my little girl!

BunnyKissd said...

What a wonderful party! Annabelle is adorable... *giggle* If I had to choose a favorite it would be the first one with all the flowers! I've had a lovely time; thank you for having me!

Candyholic said...

Wow! It's like straight out of a fairy tale! This is amazing! And those cupcake pincushions... You made them? WOW! Now that's what I call talent! =0
Your two little girls are adorable! Hahaha Too bad the littlest one didn't enjoy the tea too much as the older one, no? :)
Sounds/Looks delish!

I'm in love all the tea cups you have! *Especially the second tea cup! Very princess-y. :)

Victorian Lady said...

What a sweet party! :)
We are still partying if you would like to join us! We are just about to move down one seat for a new cup. :)

Mere

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Thank you everyone for visiting and all your kind and gracious words. It means a lot!!

Heather said...

aw, so sweet! I didnt get to the tea party this year, boo hoo! I cant believe how big Annabelle is getting...when I painted her last she was just a little thing!

Terresa said...

What lovely strawberries & cakes & girls. Oh, and candle cups, too. Original and fresh.

Sandra Evertson said...

What a wonderful table setting, everything looks delicious and your two little girls are adorable!
Sandra Evertson

claire-o said...

what a fab idea, will be cruising the charity shops next week, summer holidays start in 2 weeks, a tea party is now on our list of things to do! gonna get my bunting out for it, hope the weather stays warm for it!