Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Mad Tea Party at 58Cherries...

Are you in the mood for a tea party?? I am!!



It all began when I took out my cherished (and very heavy) copy of Lewis Carroll's works.


I was just at the point when Alice sits down at the table in her big comfy armchair when...




I fell asleep in the sun and dreamed my own version of the tea party...






It all begins with a generous spread of sweets and teas all laid out just for me...




There are several different kinds of tea for me to choose from - mango, raspberry, strawberry, and peach...all perfect for a lovely summer day. I took my time choosing.






But as I looked closer I realized there was a tiny little tea set laid out next to my little pot of peach tea and cup. And a spotted mushroom had sprung up between them, too - perhaps the warmth of the tea had helped it grow, but whoever could be needing such a tiny little tea set?



I helped myself to a croissant, but then noticed the wonderful iced cupcakes

laid out and quickly helped myself to one of those, too.



Mmm, they have lemon icing and fruit flavored sugar:

lemon, orange, raspberry and wild strawberry. Delicious!




I also noticed bowls full of ripe strawberries and


cherries and decided to help myself to a few of those as well.



And it was then that I noticed the chessmen and women had come out to play. They argued over whose turn it was to roll the cherries across the table and the Black Knight was very sure that it was their turn.



And just as I began to realize it was getting late and I must get back,

I asked the gnome what time it was according to his watch.





It was with a heavy heart I had to bid adieu,

but I promised to come back again and I hope you'll come with me, too.



Thank you very much for visiting my little party. I had a great deal of fun and I'm eager to visit everyone else's party, too. I promised a giveaway so if you'd like a little silhouette from my shop.


Please leave a comment here and I'd love it if you'd come back and visit me again in the future. I'll announce the winner on July 1st to give people time to sign up. I also will have a bit of news to share then.

Have a great weekend!!!

122 comments:

Jodi said...

Your yummy's sure look yummy!! I am taking a peak early...i can't wait. How fun to see your blog! I love the kitty in your painting! :)
see you again-
~jodi :)

Chrisy said...

I've had such a lovely time at your whimsical party! Thank you for letting me drop by. Please come over to my place for some more partying!

HurricaneKassi said...

very lovely, I really like your tiny little tea set. Thanks for posting this. Please add me to the drawing. Thank you again, HurricaneKassi

throuthehaze said...

i love the gnome!

Rose said...

Lovely tea party! I love the little mushrooms. Nice to visit :)

Rose

Moonfairys Dreamland said...

Yum yum, your party looks wonderful.

parasols and maryjanes said...

I had a sweet and delicious time at your tea party...and very much enjoyed the miniature tea set--clever chessmen and cherries. Fun!
Carol
Please make a stop by out little party...

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

What a pretty and delicious tea party you have made!
Thank you!

Betty

DellaRae said...

Loved your party...we both started ours with shoes...yours really looks like a party.

Skellyton Art said...

Thank you for the wonderful tea party! It was so nice! come visit mine...

Christina said...

Looks great! What a variety of tea! :)

Maggi said...

What a wonderful tea party! I'm on my way down the list at Fanciful Twist and you're #1! lol

You're madly invited to my tea party, feel free to stop by anytime!

Have a great weekend, that silhouette is beautiful!

shiborigirl said...

*munch, munch, munch...* Thank you very much for the cookies. And the mango tea. I enjoyed watching the chess kings and their cherry-rolling-game.

Come by my place for an adventure if you have the time...

Kate

Maria said...

What a lovely tea party indeed!
I hope you'll stop by my place for some refreshments too, I'm off to the next party for another sugar overload...What fun!

Carol R. said...

This looks like sooooo much fun, count me in! Love your silhouettes!

Christy said...

Your tea treats are soo delish! What a lovely whimsy tea table too!

Blood Milk said...

I loved it!
XO

YSLGuy said...

Great photos!! Your spread looks quite yummy!!

Happy Mad Tea Party to you!

Mermaid Queen said...

What a lovely tea party! Thanks for sharing, and I'd love to enter your drawing.
Take care,
Martha

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I had so much fun at your party and drank way too much tea! It was ever so nice meeting you and I've enjoyed looking at your lovely artwork! See you soo! Twyla

Runako Designs by Dee said...

so many goodies to choose from, how wonderful your table looks I don't know where to start. Thanks for having me, please do stop by my party.

Chickenbells said...

What a lovely party...and how nice of the nights to show up, and the gnome to be so sweet...thank you for your invitation and I invite you to mine as well...see you soon!

Betzie said...

Such fun and Alice would be proud...great goodies too!!! Oh to eat all of them and not gain an ounce! That would be magic!!! Come visit my pups for tea!

Cori G. said...

Happy Mad Tea Party Day! What a wonderful dream filled with cookies and cream ;-) and chessmen all in a row.

xoxo Cori

Diana said...

Awesome party. The food was great and I had a lovely time. I loved it when the chessmen came out. Those rogues!

vivian said...

oh what fun! love that tiny teaset!
vivian

Marina Capano said...

Fantastic! I love your Alice´s book!
yummy party!
I hope you in my party too!
visit me anytime...
Happy Mad tea party!
xoxo

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

I had a splendid time at your tea party! I'm trying to hold myself back because it's going to be a long day filled with many treats. Stop by my place for something sweet. Enjoy!

Love your little silhouettes!

fairiemoon said...

What a scrumptious tea party! You were so lucky to attend! We didn't get any sweets at my tea party...pout. Have fun!

Erin :)
http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/

Heidi said...

My mouth is watering for the lemon cupcakes with fruit flavored sugar sprinkled on top! Yummy!

Carrie said...

Oh, what a lovely party! Everything looks so adorable and delicious. :)

dawaioser said...

QUOTE: "and the Black Knight was very sure that it was their turn."

Bwuahaha...hilarious and wry.

Great party and you've officially made me have a craving for cherries.

Vanessa said...

Oh what lovely cupcakes

slommler said...

What fabulous treats are laid out on your table for me to sample. Thank you! I think I will!! Your silhouette is wonderful!!
Greetings from another mad hatter!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Pretty Things said...

The food looks divine, and the silhouette is amazing! A beautiful Alice, all grown up!

I hope you'll visit my Tea Party and see what I'm decking out the party-goers in!

Rhonda Roo said...

Yummers! Too cute! Thank you for the lovely treats :)

Zan Asha said...

I LOVE your tea layout! So many wonderful treats! And I love the teeensy tea set and chessmen :)

Feel free to stop by my teaparty (wildatheartart)as well, if you haven't already! Have a great day!

*retro-rudolphs* said...

A feast for the eyes! ~ I enjoyed every minute of my visit.

Lori

Jenny Fowler said...

I didn't make any special treats because I just knew I would find yummy ones throughout the whole day. It was so fun stopping by. See you are the party for tea!

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

Darling!! I'd love to win!!

T=ME said...

Beautiful and so inviting! Just love your tiny little silver tea set. Had a wonderful time......so little time for so much eye candy!

Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

Lovely tea party. I love the chess pieces!

Carolee said...

What a lovely party! And your silhouette is absolutely beautiful. :)

~ Carolee

aforestfrolic said...

Oh me oh my...I am literally drooling over your sweets right now! And that gnome is a sweet treat in himself ;-) Lovely tale...please visit our little adventure if you get a chance too...what a fun day! And that silhouette is lovely, thanks for the chance!

Jamie :)

Sue said...

Wonderful Tea Party.....I loved it. Have a wonderful day.
~Sue~

Different Dog said...

This was so cute...I really enjoyed your party...let's do it again sometime!

Deborah said...

Yummy! Everything! Love the little tiny tea set! Do stop by for tea with me, but beware of Alice...**blows kisses** Deborah

Gabrielle said...

Simply beautiful, but all this food on everyone's sites is making me hungry!

AwtemNymf said...

oh my goodness- your lil' gnome is c.u.t.e. I enjoyed my visit! :O)

the retro kitchen goddess said...

what an adorable teapot! and i just love those cupcakes --- flavored sugar is always a party hit! i would love for you to drop by my tea party to say hello!

michelle said...

What a fun party! I lcve silhouettes so my fingers are crossed! I really need a cupcake now!

shari said...

wow! 51 partyers visited your party before me. i am obviously getting a very late start... i loved your party! now i am hungry for MORE party fare... thank you for the lovely time!

Connie said...

What magical photos. You sure know who to set the mood for a great party!

Kelli Bear Haven said...

I love your blog and your cupcakes make my mouth water. I absolutely love the large book too.

Kelli Lusk

Polka Dot Moon said...

A delicious party this was!! Thanks for letting me drop by :)

Denise

Cottage Way of Life said...

A simply grand tea! I'm mad for all your treats. Do make your way to the cottage where the party continues!!!

TattingChic said...

What a sweet party! Love your book! Love the party! Thanks for letting me drop in! I hate to eat and run, but I've got another tea party to stop in at, LOL! :)

Jorgelina said...

What a pretty and delicious tea party !!!
I love your Alice´s book!
Adorable the gnome.
Hugs

Natalie said...

What a lovely tea party. I wish my chess pieces would come to life. Oh the stories they could tell.
Visit mine here:
http://hinas-apprentice.blogspot.com/

Charmed Life said...

What a delightful array of goodies! I would have a difficult time deciding which treat to sample first! LOVE your shop goodies too!

Happy Day!
Melissa

•¦Amy¦• said...

lovely mad tea party!
the pictures are wonderful, and made me so hungry for sweets <3

please visit mine if you have the time Here

trisha too said...

lovely party, and a sweet silhouette.

TesoriTrovati said...

What a pretty party! I love the silhouette...it reminds me of ones my parents had done when we were at Disney World as children. Thanks for playing along! I am having a tea party giveaway at http://treasures-found.blogspot.com
Come by and say hi!
Enjoy the day! Erin

*~*TWo PiXie DoLLs*~* said...

Your party was so fun! Thank you for a lovely time, those cupcakes were positively scrumptious!

XO,
~Krista

toopixiedolls@yahoo.com

P.S. I'm having a giveaway at my party, come visit if you have the time!
http://twopixiedolls.blogspot.com

Daydreamer :) said...

What a lovely party! :) Thanks for having me.

gemma said...

Oh my first stop and I'm already plump...the goodies were great!

turquoise cro said...

O! Your strawberries reminded me I forgot to get my strawberries out!!! Yes, I would LOVE to win! I see YOU had a lil cat at your party too!! Everything LOOKS scrumptious!! Come by mine too!

Cre8Tiva said...

i'm here at last..looks like a tasty treats abound here...i will add you to my follow list...i am enjoying the parties and dancing my day away...i am having my tea by the sea...with flowers in my hair...come join me...hugs, rebecca/cre8tiva

Stepping off the edge said...

mmmmmmm. YUMMY! Now I am really sweet crazy- just a nibble or two if you please. But where to start! so many goodies on your table! just a nibble? you won't even know it's gone... maybe.
HAve a delightful day! What a lovely party!
>:0)
Tracey

Renee said...

What a beautiful blog you have.

If you noticed that the dormouse has been missing it is because he is sitting in my left pocket.

Renee xoxo

Bella Dreams said...

Beautiful! First time I have visited your blog so I'll be back!

Shell said...

A wonderful tea party filled with sweet treats and tea.

Sarah said...

Mmmm loved the party but can hardly move now as I have eaten TOO MANY CAKES! Lovely silhouette too.
Sarah :)

Nicole said...

Beautiful party!!! I had fresh strawberries at mine too!!! I love your tea pots!

What Happens Next said...

Wow, that is an impressive assortment of sweets!!
What a lovely party...

Hope you are having a magical day!!

xo Debbie

Karin said...

what a wonderful party!
please stop by mine you can!

karin

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

Just scrumptous! I love all the frosted cupcakes!!! An adorable post, thank you for having me! Come visit my party too, if you like!

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

What a cute little tea set (and gnome!) and your art is so charming, perfect!


had a wonderful time! please stop by my place (if you haven't already of course!)

Jenn Klee said...

I "love" that miniature tea set, it's just the most delightful thing ever.

KayEllen said...

Beautiful tea party...

Such a wonderful day for tea :)

Clink-clink our teacups to sweet Vanessa:)

Smiles,
kayellen

apparentlyjessy said...

What a lovely post, I very much enjoyed my visit, I love the table setting, the cupcakes look fabulous!

Jessy

A Fanciful Life said...

Thanks for inviting me to your tea! I enjoyed all the flavored cupcakes. Oh, and the berries were nice too. Such fun having the chessmen there too!
Sharon

Dajon said...

Wonderful
come over to ours for some
cake and champagne.

Dajon xx

somepinkflowers said...

♥♥♥♥♥
i am ever~so happy
i popped in here
for your berries
were delsih!
and i do love your shoes!!


:-)


do drop by my place
for a visit
and help me get ready...
i am running a bit late
over
on the garden wall!!

{{ your teat set was
Just The Perfect Size
for my bunnies, BTW }}

♥♥♥♥♥

susan said...

My first visit and I loved it! The pictures are perfect!

LaLa said...

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

Love LaLa

Dancing and singing and having lots of fun but, I have a gypsy so heart and so I must run....................

natalea said...

what a lovely party! I thoroughly enjoyed myself! everything looks wonderful- happy party-hopping...
xo natalea

Heather said...

Lovely tea party! Your tiny tea set is adorable.

Jean said...

Fantastic tea party, and I would love to win your silhouette.Have a great weekend.
Jean in Virginia
JCEBASKETS@cox.net

Kat said...

Those cherries and cupcakes look delicious... where do you get fruit flavored sugar? Lovely party!

femminismo said...

Very nice. Just the "Alice" I picture with the lace petticoat, the perfect shoes, and the book and pocket watch. Lovely! We had fun at my party too.

Coastal Sisters said...

Everything looks so lovely! Your pictures were wonderful :)

LuLu~*

Lanimoz said...

*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
*:*:*:Make and make-believe! Such a lovely:*:* *:*party!! You are the most convincing alice yet! Shoes are LOVELY*:*:*
:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love your story and your photographs are incredible. Everything looks so delicious too. A totally enchanting Mad Hatter Tea Party.

Karen

Her Art Nest said...

Your photos are amazing! Lovely yummy goodies. Please include me in your drawing. The gnome is perfect! Have a magical day. ~Nan

Beckie Holso said...

What a fun party! And your silhouette is lovely =)

Jen said...

Your party was divine! I loved the cherry roll and the chessmen. My boyfriend peeked over and said he really liked the white teapot- short and stout!

I'm so glad to have found your blog! I'll be back soon :) I can't wait to see who the winner of the silhouette is!

Mica said...

How very sweet and imaginative...Thank you for popping over my Mad Tea Party as well as inviting me over to see yours...it was a delight...Mica

i cant sew said...

mmmmmm yummm...i wonder who the tiny tea set was for????
%*_*% rosey

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Hello. I'm new here and I just came from Vanessa. I has so much fun with her tea party that I was curious as to what others are up to :-)(Oh, Im not a participant. just dropping by_

Yours is also very much enjoyable. I would also love to dream of such table. Everything looks so yummy! And your tiny tea set is cute. I also love those chessmen and what they were arguing a bout. Too funny LoL

Best of all, that book of your Of Alice - beautiful cover and the black and gold combo is perfect. Quite a treasure in itself. I only happen to watch the cartoon version, no book but still enjoyed it when I was little :-)

Staci said...

What a lovely tea party. Thank you for inviting us all to join you. I love the chessmen game, gnome, and the silhouette. :)
~Staci

Design Knit Fun said...

very yummy looking indeed and really fun time visiting.

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Gorgeous party. Thank you for a delightful time.

Sending fairy wishes for a .•*˙˙*•.magical.•*˙˙*•. day!

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie
The Artful Paper Doll

Christine said...

Your tea party and photos are soo beautiful Nicki! An dthose cupcakes are making me crave one so badly..lol~seriously! Your tea party is so elegant~thanks for inviting us all:)

Off to visit the other guests..the white rabbit and I~late as ever!

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

Heloooo Doll!! You have outdone yourself! How spectacular you Tea Party Spread is!! I would love a croissant!!

Your images are wnderful, you have outdone yourself! Thank you for being such a true part of WOnderland!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I promise to come back! Delightful!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

What a lovely party!

3rdEyeMuse said...

wow! what a delectible display of decadence! thank you for saving a few bites for me. :)

wishing you wonderFULL wanderings throughout the Mad Hatter weekend!

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.

Oh, and those cakes and strawberries look divine.....might I trouble you for just one?

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.

Cassandra said...

Am I fashionably late? I would love a croissant...

daylily777 said...

Hi, I have enjoyed your Tea Party.
Everything looked so delicious.You are invited to stop my party. 8-)
~Myrna

Laura B said...

Thanks for inviting me to your tea party! Those cupcakes look delish!
Laura

The Sice Family said...

Curiouser and curiouser! I just dropped into one rabbit hole and have found myself in another quite by chance! And as it happens I am having a Mad Hatters Tea Party (of sorts) at MY blog right now. So do visit, if you're not already exhausted by all the frivolity of your day. One does get overwhelmed by all this tea...Wendy xx

Kaye Barley said...

GREAT party! Thanks for having me!

Mo'a said...

Lovely and delicious Tea...and a story one never tires of. I had a lovely time.
I have the kettle on and lots of tread should you like to stop by...you will be most welcome.

Barbara said...

I loved your party. Great little gnome!!

JO said...

Love your party! That spread looks delicious, and I love your photos.

Chris said...

Really pretty table and look at those treats! Love cupcakes. Thanks for a sweet party.

BunnyKissd said...

Lovely party! Thank you for having me! ^-^

Victorian Lady said...

What a sweet party! :) And that you found Alice's tea room too! I would love to go there! :)

I am having a party too...a video where Alice loses her temper! lol

You, of course, are invited! :)

Mere

Deirdra Doan said...

Your party is so lovely...and delious...hope you came and had a cup of tea with my girls...I was so late and still am...

Susie said...

What a lovely tea party! I loved seeing your pictures of the book as you sat down to read and fell asleep to dream....Great blog!
Susie
The Polka Dot Rose

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