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Friday, July 27, 2012

Time for Tea??

There just doesn't seem to be
enough of it
to go around this year.

I always seem to have
 too many things
on the go.

UFO's I call them.
(Un-Finished Objects)

and a squillion creative ideas
roaming my head,
(which make it difficult to go to sleep at night)

But as busy as I seem to feel,

I could not let this year go by

without an attempt at a

 Mad Tea Party


above, is my ooak Mad Hatter Art Doll

The surreal and highly imaginative Vanessa,
has had a doosey of a year also,
but always manages to put on quite a spred.

She is my inspriation.

Her hosting of the annual

(cyberspace) Mad Tea Party

is something I
wouldn't want to miss...

"Not for all the tea in China".

 So my Mad Hatter

and little Alice

have enticed me

to set up a small Tea Party,

together with my

March Hare and Doormouse.

As well as a lovely cup of tea...

there is nothing I like more

than a great


So, I went hunting and gathering
a few of the best
'TEA' quotes
for you to enjoy.

"Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things."

~Chaim Potok

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceromony known as afternoon tea."

~Henry James

"Another novelty is the tea party, an extraordinary meal in that, being offered to persons that have already dined well, it supposes neither appetite nor thirst, and has no object but distraction, no basis but delicate enjoyment."

~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

"Tea pot is on,
the cups are waiting,
favourite chairs anticipating.
No matter what I have to do,
my friend there's always
time for you."

"There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea."

~Bernard-Paul Heroux

Well, I must say,
it HAS been
to just sit and savour a cuppa with you...

Slowing down to a snail's pace...
just enjoying your company.

Hope you have enjoyed your visit!

Be sure to wander over to

for the rest of the Mad Tea Parties that are being held.
(bearing in mind, that her Mad Tea Party is in Arizona, it might be a little behind our time. 15 hours I think?)

(Love to you, Vanessa
and thanks, once again, for hosting your famous Mad Tea for us to join in)


  1. OH Vicki, your tea party is are so insanely creative,your Mad Hatter is divine! I love the tea quotes too!
    So glad you decided to have your own Mad Tea, it has been so lovely to visit!
    Also glad we got to play early..
    Kiss Noises Linda

  2. Oh I am glad you found time to indulge in a wee tea party, it is the most important time of the day don't you know?
    Thank you so much for inviting me,
    I hope to see you soon at my party too, everyone is invited :)
    Mad Madam Mel x

  3. Haha! This miniature tea party is simply awesome! I love the saturated color scheme and your wonderful sense of humor!


    Well I just had my cuppa and just in time as I see you here, participating in a most lovely party!!!

    HOW ARE YOU MY DEAR???? Thank you for visiting me and I so agree....there is not enough time to seize all of our ideas!

    Good news on the Etsy front:I SOLD ALL OF MY PAPER SHOES AND DRESS!!!! So I am scrambling to make more goodies to fill my shop.

    I love all of your whimsical items here and KEEP GOING MY DEAR..time IS running out!

    LOVE, Anita

  5. I love your party - the colors and photography are scrumptious! Hope you can visit my parties today.

  6. What a wonderfully bright fun tea party. Loved the quotes, my favorite was "There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceromony known as afternoon tea."

  7. I enjoyed my time at your tea party! Your quotes are all dear! and I love your youtube post as well!

  8. Your party is so bright and colorful. I love your Mad Hatter's hair, its almost like David Bowie ala the Labyrinth. I suffer from UFOs too, I've spent so many nights awake with 30000 ideas swirling around my head, it's one of the best and worst things about being creative.
    Please visit my party, its over here: Such a lovely whimsical party, and so many seats! All the little details are wonderful - the ribbon chandelier, your felt cupcakes, oodles of tea cups and saucers. So much love and hard work to make this happen I hope everyone was as enchanted as I am!
    I'm Kat from Kat can Paint! You can visit my party here:

  9. What a lovely tea party. It was magical and the quotes were fun to read. I LOVE your dolls too, by the way, especially the Mad Hatter. Thanks for inviting us! Please feel free to visit our tea party, it would be lovely to see you there! :)

  10. What a delightful party, I just adore your Alice and Mad Hatter!! Thank you so much for inviting me :) ~Lauren

  11. A lovely creative tea party. I especially love the mini Alice! xxx

  12. DELIGHTFUL in sooo many ways!!!! Thank you!
    I Loved ur comment on the UFO's! Big Grin!!!
    Cheers, Kelly

  13. That cat in the chair (the sidebar button) cracked me up!

    Give me a visit some time ~

  14. I had a wonderful time at your party. Tasting all the treats and enjoying good company and drinking tea with them. Thank you for sharing it all. I hope you will have the time to visit me:

  15. I love your mad hatter. Did you make him? I also giggled at the snails. I think they are my favorite! I'm so glad you set out this lovely tea for us all.
    I hope you will visit my tea party and giveaway!

  16. How lovely! Such a wonderful little party! Visit mine too?

  17. Love your snails! Did you make those? Such a fun tea party!
    Do stop by and enjoy my party and enjoy photos, art, dolls and a giveaway too!♥-2012/

    1. The snails are by 'Katherine's Collection'.

      oh my goodness...I so lOVE your dolls!
      Just found you on facebook too! LIKE!

  18. What a truly enchanting" little" tea party! Your Mad Hatter doll is fabulous! The snails are soo cute and the little bunny with the umbrella is precious! Love the last picture of it all together. Thanks for such a fun party. Love to have you come visit my party;


  19. Oh you darling you!!!! And look at that hatter and those snails!! I am in LOVE!!!

    Thank youuuuu sooooo much for joining in, you are a doll yourself!!! xoxo

    Happy Mad Tea Partying!!

    ♥ Vanessa {a fanciful twist}

  20. Your party was so much fun! I love all the vibrant colors, and Alice and friends were such charming company. :)

    I hope you'll pop by for a cuppa with me:

  21. Oh thank you for finding the time to have a tea was a pleasure spending time here.

  22. I love your Hatter. His face and that huge smile. And the colors? Perfect.

  23. I love your dolls and was especially enchanted by the appearance of the doormouse. Thank you for an enchanting party!


  24. What a wonderfully mad tea party! I love the dolls. Such a lovely background as well. The snails are adorable! Thanks for sharing! ~Michelle

  25. Such a fantastic event, Alice looked pleased as punch!

    Please do visit my tea party!!

    Lots of sugar and spice and everything nice.
    Queen Creative

  26. I am late - and with you in a different time zone, even later! Thank you for keeping this wonderful party going for me.
    I enjoyed the videos and music you posted as well.

  27. Oh what a delightful tea party - sure to please children and their grown ups the world round. Your tea sets are adorable, your quotes are intriguing, and the visit was so enjoyable. Thank you for this Mad Tea Party 2012.

  28. Your tea party was beyond magical! So lovely! Thank you for having me over!

  29. Your whimsical, lush tea party was just beautiful!!!!
    Thank you for having me!

  30. I had a great time at your tea party! The quotes were fabulous and I love your Mad Hatter.
    Thanks for having me.

  31. What a charming celebration! Your Mad Hatter is just so dapper! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  32. We have that same doll too. Love the photos.

  33. What a sweet and pretty Mad Tea Party. Don't worry about the timing, the most accurate watches are the ones that are stopped.
    Thank you for inviting me!

  34. I love your enchanting tea party&the quotes ,too!

  35. Thtanks for sharing a nice tea-party come visit me at Stampinmamas Place



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