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Tea Spree

WINNER UPDATE: This was the best Blog party ever and we are so thrilled by all the lovely things you had to say. SO we picked two winners!! Little Blue Sparrow for providing next months theme (PETER PAN!!)and Treasures Found for providing my next read. Now we have quite alot ofcleaning up to do and wee games to play so no promises about the timeliness of the creation of your clutches…but they will come and oh will you be delighted (or so we hope!)

We don’t know about you, but we are spent! We had such a lovely time these past three days flitting hither and yon to every Mad Tea Party in Bloglandia!

Oh dear, head turning required again...

Oh dear, head turning required again...

Originally uploaded by VeryBadLady

It was an incredible time. We ate incredible sweets and met incredible people. Suffice it to say all the madness has been steeped out of us!

We cannot wait to do it again.

GIVEAWAY DRAWING WILL BE HELD by Wednesday at the latest. (AND BY DRAWING, we in no way mean to imply either randomness or impartiality…we DO have favorites you know…(psst. don’t tell the others, but you are one of the favorites ).

Comment on the tea post below to enter!

Love, Tea, and Scappare….

Lanimoz

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Thank you and welcome, mad partiers. we have had such daft and excellent time.

We are so glad you came to join our imprudence !

We walked into a child’s world …

a place of light and play and the play of light...

a place of light and play and the play of light...

to find it had been transformed by madness into something more whimsical ( and refreshing) than it had ever been before!

tinged fair(l)y green...

tinged fair(l)y green...

There were old books…

of most ancient pedigree..

of most ancient pedigree..

jewels…

a magical device..most certainly

a magical device..most certainly

lovely unflorals…

thank you lady unflorist...

thank you lady unflorist...

new cloth…(how INTERESTING…discover  more below….)

what could be made of such loveliness!?!

what could be made of such loveliness!?!

a hat to wear…

such a mad, mad hat

such a mad, mad hat

and of course delicious yummies…

such a trifle!

such a trifle!

tea leaves, leaves for tea...

tea leaves, leaves for tea...

So we set to work, taking our turns at madness and delight…

a lady...

a lady...

a wee imp...

a wee imp...

and a gentleman make three...

and a gentleman make three...

There was even evidence of a cherry thief!

picked clean!

picked clean!

caught in the act...

caught in the act...

The hat was shown a most excellent time and the party-goers too….

rumpled...a sign of a most excellent party...

rumpled...a sign of a most excellent party...

But it is not over! Not by alot! There is still a goody to be got!

Answer this question for a party of three for chance to win one of these, handmade by me!

———What fiction is your favorite escape? The winning choice (a novel, a painting perhaps?) will set be our next scene!——-

(the magicis gone, the party at an end, be sure to leave email or blog link so we can find you, new friend!)

Happiest of all tea parties. Thank you Mme. VV for a most maddening time!

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We will post our marvelous fanciness when the party is through! Thank you for visiting!

Love!

Oh we can hardly wait until you can join our tea party…if you need some party prep, here are some ideas to keep you busy!

Flower Press for your unflorals!

Limoncello for adult tea partiers

The word we are looking for is leafy…for your table

For a crackin’ good time

To go with your fancy skirt (come back for the official tea party post and you could win one! Madness!)

If you need a fancy place to have tea

To preserve your face on such a hot hot day

So much better than pins and preservatives

To give to fancy ladies

For snazzy scones

For a night-time rest

We have been feeling vaguely vegan lately…are any of you lovelies? How is it going? Is the transition tough?

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UnFlorist’s Shop

And then, she found herself at last in the beautiful garden, among the bright flower beds and cool fountains….

Land is special. There is great emphasis on the form and substance of housing, especially in suburbia, but the true worth of such investment is the land. After all, it is the land that will remain even after all siding, interior decor, automatic garage doors, and mailboxes have gone the way of the Dodo.

"In that case," said the Dodo solemnly, rising to its feet, "I move that the meeting adjourn, for the immediate adoption of more energetic remedies

"In that case," said the Dodo solemnly, rising to its feet, "I move that the meeting adjourn, for the immediate adoption of more energetic remedies

Originally uploaded by net_efekt

Let us adopt more energetic remedies and  journey to a very magical part of our land.

The Unflorist’s Shop. (You may wish to tilt your head to the left.)

Sideways

Sideways

City statues require that our lawns be a certain height and shaved at regular intervals. But at the edge of our domain, away from regulatory eyes, there is a patch of lawn that we have left to nature. Seeing what is rarely allowed on suburban lands, we wonder why we have never let the horticulturalist-of-all design our gardens before…

Sideways

Sideways

flowers

strawberry

Isn’t she doing a lovely job? We may have to enlist her talents to designUnfloral arrangments for our Tea Party.

We are every so hopeful that these will bloom in time.

DSC00671The long grass rustled at her feet as the white rabbit hurried by… she could hear the rattle of the teacups…

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A hatter-made (show the tailor to the door!) dessert for a tea party and a superlative gift for a lover of cherries.

A Cherry Extravaganza Trifle

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Usher ceremoniously into one place:

  • 1 Jar Homemade Maraschino cherries (make at least 2 so one can be gifted! Because A wee imp was going to consume this delight, we kept ours booze free and used lemonade in its place and a tsp of rosewater because we are mad!!! )
  • 1 Batch Vegan Lemon Curd (scroll to bottom for recipe, seriously…amazing…easy…curd)
  • 1 Cake Product for slicing and layering (a vegan treat can usually be had at whole foods, or make it
  • Handfuls of fresh, pitted cherries

With  this marvelous assemblage of ingredients at hand you may now proceed to Trifle Creation…

In this creative moment let the fates guide you and the muses reign your hand, so that, in the order dictated by inspiration, your ingredients find stratification in a glass container. Far be it from us to interfere in your moment of parto artistico, but I often begin with a foundational cake layer, spatula on some curd, billow a mass of cream atop that and then sprinkle with fresh and maraschino cherries.

Repeat the piling until such time as you have exhausted either your energies, your ingredients, or space in your serveware.

BRILLIANT

It had, in fact, a sort of mixed flavour of cherry tart, custard, pineapple, roast turkey, toffee, and hot buttered toast...

It had, in fact, a sort of mixed flavour of cherry tart, custard, pineapple, roast turkey, toffee, and hot buttered toast...

Original Upload by Wallyg

Party Prep is so thrilling!  And so is using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Grazie Mille to the hostesses!

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Down We go

Down We go

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Tea, please.

A TEA PARTY!

A TEA PARTY!

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