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Friday, June 25, 2010

Mad Tea Party

Bianco and Valentino were thrilled when they came across the invitation from  ‘A Fanciful Twist’, caught in the 'intangible web'.

Both Jesters knew that Gilbert, (the dapper Frog), and Rupert, (the flamboyant Rabbit), would also be excited to don their fancy attire and take part in such an event.

They all agreed that it simply must take place deep within the Secret Enchanted Forest.

With its Enchanted Trees and twisted willow, it would make the perfect spot to host a

Mad Tea Party.

So, a long table was covered with a crushed velvet tablecloth, and set out beside the magical trees.
Fine bone china and fancy plates,
embellished teapots and teacups were brought
and laid on the table.

What a sight to behold!

Who had ever heard of such an event happening deep within the Secret Enchanted Forest??

A black velvet top hat and tails, and his favourite pair of spats, was in order for the dapper Gilbert, while Rupert tizzied himself up with a long brocaded coat embellished with tulle ruffles and sparkling jewels.
The jesters both donned their outlandish jester hats and twirly-toed jester shoes, to complete their elaborate outfits dripping with flounces and tiny bells.

Just on twilight,
as the full moon began to rise,
the forest folk were all astir
with anticipation and excitement about attending

A Fanciful Twist’s 3rd annual Mad Tea Party.

Overhead, ethereal fae peeped out, as tiny fairy lights sparkled through the twisted willow branches.

The curious, shy creatures ventured out of the woods to come and enjoy the festivities and all were having a jolly time, as Bianco told his silly stories and the little faeries watched on from the tree balconies nearby.

Tom Thumb couldn't believe the chocolate pudding was the same size as him.

The twins brought their pet ladybugs along to share in the fun.
Throughout the whimsical Forest, the idea caught on, and the mythical inhabitants soon gathered to form their own smaller Tea Parties.
The tiny residents of the 'Porchlight Pixies' Tree, (below) opened their door to join in the festivities.

And the faeries from the Mushroom Dell,
invited the butterflies and bees to join them.

Mr and Mrs Lizard would have a grand tale to tell the gumnut babies, about having attended a tea party, and not just your 'garden variety' tea party...but one in the Mad Hatter style, with the Elegant Faeries among the mushrooms.

(below: blowing faerie kisses)
With lots of delicious patisseries
to share, Russian Caravan tea to drink, and plenty of eye candy to feast on
this Mad Tea Party could go on for some duration.
The tree known as 'Sleepy Hollow', quietly whispers "thankyou" to Vanessa Valencia for the generous (though mysterious) invitation to this Mad Tea Party...and that he was looking forward to next year...when the Madness would happen again.


  1. What a delightful party. I always love to dine with the faeries! Such lovely little hosts. Thank you for having me over. I hope you will get the chance to come over for tea.

  2. Oh your wonderful mystery land is a delight. I must meet those twins with the ladybugs, how adorable!
    Happy Tea TIme!

  3. Thank you for a delightful time. All of the eye candy makes me feel a bit tipsy. It truly is a very enchanted place here. I love all of the details.

    Follow your heart and join me as we go to the Forest of Wishes. I have party gifts waiting for everyone!

    {{soul hugs}}
    Kathryn, Collage Diva

  4. Thank you for a delightful party! The jesters and fairies have been an enchanting company.

  5. Beautifully done! It was a delight to visit your tea party.

  6. What an Enchanting Party! Your cast of characters are a true delight - love your graphics & creativity!
    Thanks so much for having us - please drop by for a visit when you can!

  7. Oh! What a beautifully enchanted party this was! Thank you for inviting me. And thank you so much for stopping by our little party. Sarah thanks you for commenting on her boa. A girl's gotta have a little fun.

    Have a magical day! I love your work.

  8. Oh, this tea party was so special! Thank you for inviting me. I may linger awhile longer and take it all in. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

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

    My goodness, this is the most magical tea party ever! The guests are beautiful and I so enjoyed my time visiting with them!

    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! :)

  10. What a wonderful place....and love the peek into your enchanted space!

  11. Wow, what a magical tea party. I love each image and character ! How did you ever do this? I love your blog also, so glad that the Mad Hatter brought us together in such an enchanting setting.

    Happy Tea Party.

  12. Oh My Goodness! I LOVE your Enchanted Forest and all the delightful Fairy Friends. My girls would love to visit as we love the fairies!

    Can't tell you how enchanted I was with your Mad Tea Party. One of the best.


  13. What a wonderful mad tea event, your pictures are just gorgeous Thank you so much for sharing. I really enjoyed your magical party.

    Have a wonderful party day!

  14. What an enchanting tea party. I have enjoyed my visit! So pretty.

    Have a pretty and magical weekend.
    Gail :)

  15. Incredible!

    ♥ Alice Maria-Thérèse Afiori in a Swedish wonderland

  16. Oh. My. Goddess. That was BETTER than any ol ride at Disney World!

    Vibrant rich colors, intricate detail, and fairies galore! Something spectacularly jaw droppoingly wonderous and enchanting to feast your eyes upon for every picture, I SO want to sleep under that tree!!

    Thanks for sharing this magical day!

    (Oh, and Happy belated International Fairy Day!)

    I'm truly in awe.
    Rhonda Roo

  17. What a Magical Forest you've shared with us...delightful faeries, creatures and it all!

    Thank you for the invite :o)

  18. Oh my, that was a De-lovely trip. Carry on spreading the magic!!!

    **blows kisses** Deb

  19. What a magical and enchanting tea party! Thank you for inviting me! Please come by and have tea with me!

  20. Amazingly beautiful tea party...I never wish to leave...If you have not made your way already, I do hope that you shall come and visit with me, as you join the White Queen and Mad Hatter for some cake ~ and tea
    ...Theresa (aka The White Queen)

  21. Such a magical party! I love all the fair-folk. Thanks for having me! Hope you stop by and visit me.

  22. How nice of you to invite us to this wonderful party and what a great time we had with all the magical folk. Thank you for inviting us and for stopping by my Doll Tea Party.

  23. PS-: You have some gorgeous stuff in your Etsy shop. Just fabulous!!!

  24. What a fun time I've had visiting at your party and what delightful family memories you've created! I can't wait to show my grand children your lovely photos. My granddaughters will love your adorable miniature tea sets and my grandsons will love your guest lizards. All in all a wonderful time! Thank you :)

  25. Ooooh my, I loved your party post... I think this is my favourite so far! your photos are breathtaking.

  26. Without a doubt the most magical of tea parties! Thank you for having me!

  27. Very magical, very enchanting, and so much fun to hang out with so many wonderfully whimsical creatures. I love the Jesters and the Sleepy Hollow. I have a love for trees and Jesters. I even enjoyed spending time with all the lovely fairies and elves. I could just stay all day and play, but I have to run, run, run to make it to everyone and everywhere elses and places, and all sorts of times... Thank you for letting me stop in and trust me when I say, I will be back again... Please stop by when you can and visit for tea, and some mad and crazy antics that are such a sight to see.
    Have a Wonderfully Mad and Curious Day.. Wendy from Wonderland

  28. Victoria! This is absolutely the most enchanting forest I have ever seen! Where do I even start? It's just fabulous! The dolls, the trees, the table with all of its goodies, the splendid backdrop... everything is perfection. Did you make all of those wonderful toys? If so, my hatter's hat is off to you, and if you didn't, you have some wonderful little friends there. Very shiny objects, indeed. Careful, though, a magpie's eye is on them. ;-)

    Thanks for inviting us to your party. It was delightful...


    Sheila :-)

    P.S. While I realize that "most" magpies are black, I'm blue because I pinched some color from the bluebird of happiness. With you being an Australian and probably having seen the other variety, I felt I should clarify. ;-)

  29. Magic, magic everywhere, and so much more to see!! Wow, what a truly Enchanting Mad Tea you have hosted! I am most pleased to have be honored to attend. I'm sure I could go back and look at it over and over again and still see more delightful creations! Thank you so much for inviting me! And for stopping by my little's so nice to meet you!


  30. Wow! We had so much fun at your absolutely fabulous party! You are welcome to have some tea at ours!

  31. What fantastic littles you have about you. Wonderful party, Victoria and I do love those twins! Thank you so much and I will hope to see you in "Blogovia". Ahhhh, Australia. How I long to visit.
    Candace, Still in Athens.

  32. Oh, my...I found my romp through your enchanted world to be a journey of joy and profusion! Such abundance and beauty...fairie kisses..gumnut much to take in that my head was spinning. How delightful! You are a wonder of creativity...

    Thank you so much for having me over, and for stopping by to take tea with my bears. It has been lovely to meet you...


  33. Thank you so much for the beautiful and delightfully whimsical tea party!

  34. That was just grand, I loved it! The tree is amazing!

    Have a frabjous day! Kelly

  35. What absolutely amazing work you do – eye candy is an understatement! An enchanting experience – many thanks for the ride. Hope to see you at the Fürsts!

  36. Oh my what a magical party indeed! What talent, what beauty! I thoroughly enjoyed myself! Thanks for inviting me. Feel free to stop by my little party anytime!:-)

  37. Hi Victoria !
    I just LOVED your tea party!! I couldn't tell if some of your pictures were photoshopped images or digital manipulations, or if they were actual pictures of miniature statues.... Either way it was so magical and adorable, and your fairies look like they were having such a grand ole time ! My favorite was the porchlight pixie tree!! SOOOo cute !!! Well thanks for the invite, and also thanks for stopping by my party as well ! I hope you stop by again soon !
    La Boheme Magique

  38. What wonderful effects on the photos - love this tea party! So cool! Won't you join us for tea at our Mad Tea Party - Fairy Tale

  39. Oh my, oh my, oh my! Truly magical! How I love fairies! Thankyou, I had the best time x

  40. Happy Tea Party to you and you and you!!

    What a wonderful setup. I love your faeries

  41. What an amazing tea party! I was truly transported to Wonderland! Thank you for visiting my tea party! I'm glad you liked the lake of Etain.
    I've been having so much fun with all these tea parties, and yours was truly stunning!

  42. What a wonderful party... soory I was late. I have been growing larger and smaller and this all takes up so much time but I am having a wonderful time going from party to party! I am thrilled to be here at your party and simply loved everything. So enchanting was this party! I'll be back often!

  43. Whoahhhh! So magical! What an incredible setting in the Enchanted Forest. That's my kinda tea party! I love the way the invitation arrived ~ the photo of the web is beautiful! Thank you so much for having me. I'm so glad I didn't miss out on the magic and whimsy you so artfully created! Jenn

  44. Your photos and creations are an absolute joy!

  45. Amazing party!! It truly transported me to a magical place! Thank you so much for having me over :) ~Lauren

  46. wow, how amazing your party is...I love all the details! xoxo Shannon

  47. Wow, That is a fabulous fantasy tea !

  48. What a wonderous place you have created for the Mad Hatter Tea party. I was enchanted from Hello. Thank you so much for having me! I had lots of fun reveling in the merriment!
    Please stop by our Mad tea party for a spot of tea, we'd love to have you and all your guests!
    Thank you,

  49. Great pictures, great story, thank you for sharing and having us for tea!

  50. Wow! This was the most enchanting forest I have ever seen. Everything about it was truly magical. Thank you so much for inviting me to your Tea Party and for visiting mine.

    Have a lovely day!

  51. What a delightful post! I just LOVE your enchanted forest - it is truly enchanting. Thanks so much for stopping by. I've so enjoyed my visit. :)

  52. Wonderfully enchanting indeed!!

  53. What a fabulous party! Thank you so much for visiting mine and inviting me here! ^-^

  54. So pretty and so mad all at once. I was enchanted. Thank you for this experience. Creative hugs to you from Norma

  55. What a whimsical and amazing place for a tea party. 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,

  56. Wonderful tea party and such beautiful magical pictures. Thank you for inviting me. x

  57. Oh i thought i already left a comment on your blog, i'm surprised i didn't, your world is absolutely magical and fabulous, i truely love it!

  58. Now THAT was a party! Thank you so much for inviting me! It as so many others have said, it was MAGICAL!! I had the best time!

    xoxo rena

  59. What a wonderful tea party! Sorry for not visiting sooner, I’ve been lingering too long at each one :)

    Please stop by my blog if you fancy a cuppa and a slice of the Queen of Hearts’ Strawberry Tart…

  60. Victoria:
    Thank you for stopping by my place for a quick visit. I too am very late, as I worked all weekend long and have gotten round to a few, but certainly not all. I watch my sweet grandson during the day and alas, not much gets accomplished! I am agog at the wonderful pictures of your party, very enchanted. Thanks for posting your address so I can return the visit. (and thanks for the Blingee button, I've been wanting to add that to my pics!) Debbie:)

  61. Thank you for leading me here. How did you get those characters to attend so much magic! I know what you mean about being overwhelmed with the number of parties to attend. What a great success this year was!

  62. This is insanely beautiful!!My dolls want to come live with you:) Really amazing display..I cannot help but wonder what a child would think should they be given a tour of your home~incredible~bravo!!

  63. That was the most magical tea party ever ;) I love all of your whimsical fairyland creatures and such. I'm so glad to have visited you, thank you so much for an enchanting time!

    Jamie :)

  64. Yes, I'm late as well. Thanks for stopping by my tea party at A Scrapmom's Musings. All I can say about yours is....Wow! I just love this magical place! Love how you photographed it and love all the fairy folk and other whimsical creatures.

  65. Amazing mad tea party. Décor of party looks great. The old tree looks so real. Had planned a tea party for my friends at event venues Chicago and had awesome golden color décor there. It was looking elegant as color was quite shiny and everyone praised for arrangements.



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