Hopefully, I can get through this post, as Typepad has now knocked me off 4 times!
Okay, first I'd like to give a Big Thank You to Miss Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist for hosting this fabulous tea party! I can't remember the last time I had so much fun!!!!!!!!!! Hugs to you Miss Vanessa!
Please accept my apology for being late this morning. You see, when I went to gather my tea party supplies this morning, they were missing! I thought to myself, where could they be, they were just here last night. I started searching...then frantically searching.....with no success. This was causing me much distress as I was looking so forward to sharing a spot of tea with you all. I decided to go outside and get some fresh air so that I could calm myself and that's when I heard it. Little whispers. These little whispers were like no other whispers I had heard before, so I decided to investigate......
I think it's coming from behind the gate..........
Who could be in my garden?????
What the??? I discovered where the little whispers were coming from! AND I also see where my tea party supplies went.....
Ummmmmm, Hello?? What is going on here?? I asked. Well, it seems that word got out about the tea party I was planning and well, these little characters were feeling a bit left out, as I had forgotten to invite them. I am so sorry, where are my manners, yes, of course, you can come to the tea party. (Did I have any other choice....they took my tea servings......shhhhhhhh, I don't want them to hear me talking about them)
How did you hear of my tea party I asked. The Garden Fairies told us they exclaimed.
Well, Hello Garden Fairies!! I see that you came with your very own cupcakes!!
Remember this?? It has since found a new home.....
but, I guess I wasn't dreaming after all.............
Well, who's all here I asked? The Mad Hatter, of course, and the March Hare. Then there is Alice, who came as a cake (this is one crazy party, I thought) where she sits upon a mosaic table. Did I mention that they set their tea party up in my china gravy boat!? What is in that tea???
The White Rabbit also showed up. He kept checking the time and going on and on about this and that, so the others gave him a little cupcake to eat, hoping it would occupy his time and keep him quiet for awhile. I think he's sitting in a sugar bowl or a soup tureen.
Are those mushrooms growing out of my creamer??? Check out the little mosaic mushroom....so cute!
The Caterpillar also showed up, but he brought his hookah, and this is a no smoking party, so they made him sit below, on the big mosaic mushroom, in the smoking section.
He didn't seem to mind.
The Queen of Hearts came and I'm not sure if she was invited, but they gave her a spot of tea anyway.
She made sure that the key to the secret door in the tree was safe, by hanging it around her neck. Hey, I wouldn't want to take that key from her. She's not looking awfully chummy.
The birds were in attendance also, but not to drink tea. It seems that they had a bone to pick with the fairies, as the fairies have moved into the mosaic birdhouse that I built for them (below) and have just taken over the place. (They've even taken over the bird bath for this tea party) I mentioned to the fairies that I would build them a Fairy House of their very own soon, if they would please let the birds have their home back. Agreed! I'd better get on this project. I don't want any fights in my peaceful garden!
So, no tea for you and no tea for me, but I hope you enjoyed the Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the Mosaic Cottage anyway!!
Make sure you leave a comment, as I will be having a drawing for a magical prize !! :-)
p.s. I may put some of the above items in my shop this coming week.