Saturday, July 11, 2015

Table Settings ~ Mad Tea Party 2015

Hello everyone.  We have been invited to take part in the 8th Annual Mad Tea Party hosted by Vanessa of "A Fanciful Twist".  And what a fun, colorful and whimsical delight...  To be honest, I would not miss all the fun.

We must thank Vanessa for hosting such a fun party.  Please visit her blog to see the amazing creativity and inspiration from the other bloggers taking part in this annual event.  It is truly incredible.


Here is my table set out under the tree in the back of our house ready for all my colorful friends and fairies to make this tea party one to be remembered.





We are all a little mad here...







Won't you come and join all the fun....



Enter the magic rabbit hole...  Do you believe in magic right??




“have i gone mad?  im afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usually are.”



It's time to play and have fun..  Let's enjoy a little tea with the fairies..






Let's dress up and make believe 






The next day, just as the princess had sat down to dinner, she heard a strange noise ... Open the door to thy true love here! 







One fine evening a young princess put on her bonnet and clogs, and went out to take a walk by herself in a wood; and when she came to a cool spring of water with a rose in the middle of it, she sat herself down to rest a while. Now she had a golden ball in her hand, which was her favorite plaything; and she was always tossing it up into the air, and catching it again as it fell.




'I do not want your pearls, and jewels, and fine clothes; but if you will love me, and let me live with you and eat from off your golden plate, and sleep on your bed, I will bring you your ball again.'






In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die: 
Ever drifting down the stream- Lingering in the golden gleam- Life, what is it but a dream?” 

This is my version of a Mad Tea Party.  I hope you enjoyed all the fun.

Thank you for visiting today.

Janet

Mad Tea Party Flyer 2015



http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/2015/05/-you-are-invited-to-our-8th-annual-mad-tea-party-.html

74 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you're taking part to this lovely party, your corner in your garden is so fanciful, your table ready for tea is truly magical, woderful !
    I'd love to be hosted, but it needs some time I cannot have in this period of the year, enjoy this joyful occasion, darling !
    Have a Beautiful weekend, sweetest Janet
    Dany

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    1. Hello Dani. Happy Sunday my friend. Thank you for visiting my page and leaving your comment on my Mad Tea Party post. I was very happy to participate in it but you are correct in saying that it is time consuming. It takes a bit of planning and organizing for sure but it was great fun.

      Thanks again for such kinds words sweet friend.

      Hugs,

      Janet

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  2. A great serie of photos of your delightfu teaparty! I am sure your guests had a lovely day....

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    1. Hello Ingmarie,

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving me your kind words. It is truly appreciated.

      Janet

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    1. Thank you for leaving me your sweet comment Mar Dulce.

      Janet

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  4. A very nice party indeed. Thanks for the treats. It was wonderful.

    Wende

    https://creativeartseatables.wordpress.com/

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    1. Hello Wende,

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving me your sweet comment. I did visit your pretty post but was unable to leave a comment. Your art work is amazing. What a happy room to be in. Happy Mad Tea Party.

      Janet

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  5. Very Enchanting!!! Love the photo's, hope you can visit Plumfield
    http://plumfieldhousegardens.blogspot.com/

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  6. How divine! I love the dishes/jewels and all the frou-frou! I imagine little Victoria Sponges and chocolate slices. Yum!

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    1. Hello Sonia. Yes, there were plenty of chocolates and treats. I could not imagine a mad tea party without the sweets or frou-frou right???

      Thank you for visiting me and leaving your sweet comment. Sending a bit of fairy dust your way.........

      Janet

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  7. OMG...love it....happy unbirthday to you
    Hugs
    Kerstin

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    1. Hello Kerstin,

      Loved your sweet comment. Sending a bit of fairy dust your way...

      Janet

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  8. This is all so exquisite, so many lovely details, keepsakes and china. I would so enjoy a Tea Party at your gracious home and lovely backyard!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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    1. Hello Jemma,

      Nice to meet you here in blog land. I would love to have you join me for tea also. I do appreciate your lovely comment.

      Sending a little fairy dust your way.

      Janet

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  9. Oh this is so beautifully done! what a lovely collection of china you have! Love ll the little delightful details and the little added sparkle on the photos (I need to learn that lol)
    Cheers!

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    1. Hello Christina,

      Thank you for stopping by. I do appreciate your sweet and kind words. Try using Pic Monkey to edit your photos. It is a great site for that.

      Fondly,

      Janet

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  10. I would love having tea at this party. Very nice! Thanks for visiting me at Delights of the Heart.

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  11. How utterly delightful! Thanks for sharing and stopping by to visit mine :).

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  12. Oh, I so enjoyed your fanciful tea in your beautiful garden. The lovely china and sparkles are sheer delight.

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  13. Everything looks wonderful and magical!

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  14. Oh Janet, everything is so Magical. The dishes, fairies, etc. The garden is beautiful and what a wonderful place to set and dream about a Mad Hatters Tea Party.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Mary

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  15. I loved your pretty and sparkly party! Thank you for inviting me. :-)

    Please come to my party: http://www.moonlyf.com/2015/07/8th-annual-mad-tea-party.html

    ~♥Carmen♥~

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  16. So pretty. Loved the pink and green.

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  17. Sweet friend, what a charming and enchanting post :) Your pictures were like something from a fairtytale....simply lovely!

    Hugs to you!

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  18. I had a sparkling good time at your Mad Tea!

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  19. Dear Janet,
    Absolutely stunning and magical!
    The details of your Mad Hatter Tea are so exquisite and special.
    I'm pretty sure you had a wonderful time setting it up and enjoying it afterwards with the girls.
    See you in September!

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  20. A beautiful, wonderful, magical party! I love it! Thanks for sharing all your sweet things with us today. Hope you're having a nice weekend!

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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  21. Hi Janet,
    This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all of the sparkle and beauty! Such fun! Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen. You are always so sweet and kind to me.

      Happy Sunday to you,

      Janet

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  22. WOW! Your sure went all out with your tea party...it it absolutely magical!
    JP

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  23. Oh I DO believe in magic!!! and magical princes.
    http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-fanciful-twists-8th-annual-virtual.html

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  24. Oh Janet que hermosura..... Me encanta la vajilla. De encanto todo. Esperame amiga I'll be there for some tea in a minute or two.

    Hugs

    Cielo

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    1. Hola Cielo,

      Que bonita sorpresa tenerte por aqui. I would be such a pleasure to have you join me for tea. I can just imagine the fun and the great conversation with you sweet friend.

      You are a wealth of inspiration for me.

      Abrazos,

      Janet

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  25. Oh me, oh my!! Glorious!!! Absolutely stunning in every way, I am in love with your photos and tablescapes, wow! SO beautiful<3 Happiest Mad tea party wishes! <3, Vanessa

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    1. Hello Vanessa,

      Thank you for visiting me. It makes me truly happy to know that you loved my interpretation and setting for your Mad Tea Party. It is my first year participating and I am definitely taking part next year. I loved seeing all the inspiration and creative minds in your party.

      It was truly an honor. Thank you for hosting such a delightful and fun party. Yours was pretty spectacular too Vanessa.

      Sending a bit of fairy dust your way. Nice to meet you.

      Janet

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  26. Fabulous!! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, your party was delightful!
    Thank you for being a most gracious hostess, my Dear!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  27. Fabulous!! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, your party was delightful!
    Thank you for being a most gracious hostess, my Dear!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  28. Oh, what absolutely GORGEOUS photos! They are so magical! You're Mad Tea Party is perfection!

    Sugar-coated hugs,
    Schardé
    http://rubbingsugar.blogspot.com/2015/07/mad-tea-party-bohemian-repast.html

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  29. Just beautiful! Oh my goodness I'm swooning over that delicious china. All the little vintage touches were truly Magical indeed, loved my visit today:)
    Hugs,
    ~Susan
    http://flutterbeforeyou.blogspot.com/2015/07/mad-hatters-tea-party-2015-blog-hop.html

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  30. Just beautiful! Oh my goodness I'm swooning over that delicious china. All the little vintage touches were truly Magical indeed, loved my visit today:)
    Hugs,
    ~Susan
    http://flutterbeforeyou.blogspot.com/2015/07/mad-hatters-tea-party-2015-blog-hop.html

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  31. Oh that's lovely! I love all the small touches and the sparkles! Got to have sparkles! Oh, and I'm originally from New Jersey! (exit 8a)

    -- Designing Fairy (Ronni) http://healingfairyalphabet.com/2015/07/11/join-the-fairy-mad-tea-party/

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  32. What a beautiful party and post. I love the setting! I love how you and Vanessa set everything up outside....I really don't have a place to do that here, so I appreciate pretty outdoor settings like yours!

    Linking from A Fanciful Twist,
    Happy Mad Tea Party!
    Ricki Jill

    http://ricki-treleaven.blogspot.com/2015/07/8th-annual-mad-tea-party-plus-giveaway.html

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  33. What a beautiful party and post. I love the setting! I love how you and Vanessa set everything up outside....I really don't have a place to do that here, so I appreciate pretty outdoor settings like yours!

    Linking from A Fanciful Twist,
    Happy Mad Tea Party!
    Ricki Jill

    http://ricki-treleaven.blogspot.com/2015/07/8th-annual-mad-tea-party-plus-giveaway.html

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  34. What a beautiful tea party! Love all of the magic!
    Sherry

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  35. How enchanting! I've only visited one-third of the mad tea parties so far, but I really enjoy how each blogger infuses their own unique elements to their tea parties.

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  36. What a fun and enchanting tea party, Janet! I love all your pearls and glitter. LOVE your green and white floral teapot!! Thanks for sharing with us at Tea Time and have a week filled with magic.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  37. What a fabulous job! Truly wonderful and magical. You must have put so much creativity and effort into your marvelous Mad tea party. I love it! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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    1. Thank you Ruth. I did put a lot of effort into creating my version of a Mad Tea Party but I loved every minute of it. It was so rewarding to see it come together.

      Glad you loved it.

      Warm Regards,

      Janet

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  38. Ha Ha ...YOU did make me laugh and enjoy the magic ... Your table is lovely and your storytelling divine..especially for us mad people ( tee Hee).... Love you green teapot and your pretty Italian figurine admiring herself in the mirror..OMG WHAT FUN !!!!... Thanks for sharing ... I'm sending fairy dust your way ...Here it comes >>POOF

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    1. Oops. I made a mistake with my first comment. Here it is with error fixed.

      What a lovely party! I am glad I stopped by. Your settings are simply stunning and the way you arrange the items on the table is lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

      The kettle is still on at my party if you care to take a peek:
      http://reclaimingmybohomojo.blogspot.com/2015/07/mad-tea-party-2015-double-vision.html?showComment=1436918588924#c6027302842253648997

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  40. OMG! QUE MARAVILLA DE TE!!!
    What a stunning setting, like a story book, my grandgirls would die for this one!
    You also make me crack up sweetie, lol! The Mad Hatter people are such fun too. The green and white floral teapot is gorgeous, than again what isn't....I love all your dishes! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us.
    Abrazos,
    FABBY

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  41. You have really done a wonderful presentation for your tea party, lovely photos and creative ideas. I am sure you had fun doing this and I sure enjoyed seeing it!

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  42. O my how wonderfully sweet.. I love all the sparkle Such a lovely tea party.. Have a wonderful Wednesday with love Janice

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  43. I've seen a few of the links to this party, and you ladies are amazing! How much fun! Loved seeing all your sparkle and fanciness. Such gorgeousness to sit and delight in. And, of course, a lovely fairy tale!

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    1. Thank you Deborah. I am so glad you stopped by and took a look at my version of the Mad Tea Party. It was lots of fun putting it together.

      I hope you are having a great weekend.

      Hugs,

      Janet

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  44. OMGosh!!! This is delightful!! Love all the glitz and glamour, and sparkles all around!!
    So fun.
    Debbie

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    1. Hello Debbie,

      Thank you. I do appreciate your sweet and kind words.

      Happy weekend,

      Janet

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  45. I just stumbled across your blog, and it is lovely! Following!! :)

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    1. Hello Tammy,

      I am so glad you found my blog. Welcome new friend and thank you for your lovely comment.

      Happy weekend,

      Janet

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  46. What a beautiful idea to have your Annual Tea Party. Just Magical! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Hello Kathy,

      Thank you for stopping by. I loved reading your sweet comment.

      Happy weekend,

      Janet

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  47. Oh Tea party!! We love tea parties here. I am so envious of your vintage china collection. So many beautiful details.

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    1. Hello Victoria,

      Happy Saturday to you. Thank you for leaving me your lovely comment.

      Sending a bit of fairy dust your way.

      Janet

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  48. How enchanting! Your table and surrounding are so prettily done. Especially loved the M A D vignette. Great pictures. Have a lovely week ~ Mickie

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    1. Hello Mickie,

      Thank you for such a sweet and kind comment. It just made me smile.

      Happy weekend,

      Janet

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  49. Fantastic table setting, and great pictures, fun story to go with them!

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    1. Hello Connie,

      Thank you for taking the time to visit me. I do appreciate your lovely comment.

      Happy weekend,

      Janet

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  50. It's all so beautiful Janet and yes, I love being a little bit mad!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  51. What a beautiful tea party for a fanciful event! Everything is so pretty and feminine! So glad I stopped by to see.

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    1. Hello Jacqueline,

      Nice to meet you here in blog land. I am glad you stopped by also. Thank you for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment.

      Janet

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  53. Wow! Seems such a fun party dear. Honestly I love to attend such colourful parties. Last week I also attended a colourful Tea party in party places Miami. What a great day it was with friends.

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