Friday, June 24, 2011

Mad Tea Party Time..and a little update below...

Oh good, you've arrived just in time...I've made a fresh pot of tea. Come in, come in - make yourselves at home.

                                             Please help yourself to whatever takes your fancy...(adorable little peacock spoon a gift from my beautiful friend Melissa)
Pip has dressed up for the occassion...she is so pleased you could make it. She's been nagging me all week..."How many more sleeps?"
                                 The little fairy made some cupcakes...would you like one?
She is happy to share her lolly bag with her best friend...oh, and you of course...

Careful girls...Pip can sniff those lollies a mile away!
Would you like another cup?

Perhaps you would like a little cake? I've had 3 already... favourite... fruit tart...
So glad everybody could make it...just shoo the little birdie off your cup...oh goodness, I hope she didn't have a little accident in there??? Let me get you a fresh cup...

You really shouldn't have brought did you know tulips are one of my favourites?

Marshmallow, anyone? We can toast them by the fire if you like...

Don't forget to grab a lollipop before you go...
My goodness, time flies when you are having fun...I'd ask you to stay a while, but I know you have lots of other visits to make...thankyou so much for coming, it's been a hoot!

Just click here for all the other parties to visit...have fun!

And a big thankyou to the one and only MISS VANESSA for hosting such a scrumptious affair!


I just wanted to let everybody know that I am slowly getting around to visiting you all...what fun! As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, blogger is being annoying and not letting me post a comment on some of your blogs, but please know that I am popping in on each and every one of you, and I do so appreciate everyone who has stopped by here to say hello - it's always lovely to meet new friends xxx


  1. how cute!looks like you had a blast!pip is adorable:)

  2. I want the cakes, the sweets AND a cup of tea please!!!! What a feast! Such an explosion of colours Tina!!!!! Woohoo!!! It's parTEA time!!!

  3. Oh my goodness! I KNEW you would have such a lovely tea party!!!! You look awesome!!! So many treats - can you airmail me some of those tarts. hee hee hee I forgot that it is already tomorrow where you are. So happy I visited early! Thanks for hosting such a lovely fete! :) xoxo

  4. Yum! wonderful cakes and thank you for the tea..I see you later... after a little sleep
    Hugs wendy

  5. YAY YAY!!! are a Tea Enchantress....just beautiful Tina!!
    I love magical...and you are most magical of all!! thanks for sparking my world wiht all this beauty and fun wish I was there......and sweet pip....YAY!! Happy Mad tea party...

  6. Wow! What a party and what photos! Just great :) I won't have my party post up until tomorrow but it's great to see the celebrations starting early. Enjoy the festivities!

    Roisin x

  7. oh my sweet friend -what an afternoon tea party-i love the first photo ..i can just see you smiling and laughing...i want to come over to your house.....singing and skipping jo.

  8. wonderful tea party and decoration!!!!

  9. What a great party! I would love a cupcake. THank you! :)

  10. Thank you so much for having me! Your table setting was gorgeous...and your treats delightful!

    I'll start on my Lolli as I skip down the road to the next party :)

  11. What a lovely tea party! I surely enjoyed it as much as the bird did! You have a gift for this am so glad to have landed here on the hop! Thanks for the tea come on over for a cup or 2?!

  12. Such beautiful photos of such a wonderful tea party, thank you so much for inviting me.
    I adore the peacock feathers and fruit tart is my favourite also!
    I had a lovely time and would love for you to pop over to my tea party when you are in need of another cup of tea.
    Kiss Noises Linda

  13. I love the colors and treats - I haven't slept yet and I know I'll dream of nothing but sweats and oceans of tea!

    I hope you'll stop by for a visit!

    Tabitha of

  14. Just beautiful! And I love your blue cupboard, it gives a revamped apothecary-look to everything :)

    (Here's my party-link:

  15. ooooh such a wonderful tea party and all those goodies, I love marshmallows yum yum. So enchanting. Hugs Sara

  16. You've held such a gorgeous bright and vivacious tea party.

    Thank you so much for sharing it.

    Oh and I love your peacock painting.

    If you would like to visit my tea party here is the link

  17. Oh! Tina!!! Your Tea party is Fantastic!!! It's a pleasure to drink tea with you!!!I Oh! I'm crazy for a fAery cup-cake!!! I'm sure it has magic powers!!! You ate a lot of it, i'm sure!!! I would love a cup of tea too!!!!
    Thank you for this delightful Mad Tea Party!!!!
    Your photos and your treasures are very beautiful!! Full of colours and magic!!!
    Kisses to the Pip faery !! She is lovely!!!!
    Hugs and kisses to you too!!! :o)))

  18. yum that lollipop looks tasty!! thank you for my cuppa, it was perfect ~_~ l
    love every detail about your party xxx


  19. What a gorgeous and magical party. Love all of it! You are precious.

    I too have a party and gifts for all who visit. I do hope you can make it by!

    Follow this link:

    Sweet day to you!

  20. Ohhh! I love it! That cabinet is beautiful, the red and white stripes on the little cakes, the tights! Everything! Thanks for inviting me to your party.

  21. A truly whimsical and delicious tea party! Thank you ever so much for the invite, I enjoyed myself very much thank you : )

  22. If Pip had not stolen my heart those fairies surely would have. So much to see here I did not want to leave. So I poked and nosied around a few more posts. Please come visit me so I may find my way back to visit you again.

  23. Thanks for having me at your party.
    What a beautiful peacock blue cupboard you have, I had a great time and wish I could hop over again soon !

    Come to my party for a nice cup of tea :-)


  24. Thanks so much for inviting me along for your magical party! Please pass thanks on to Pip...quite the host...even if he does steal treats from fairies :> Gorgeous celebration! I thuroughly enjoyed my stay!

  25. thank you for such a magical tea party! i love the peacock!

  26. What a wonderful tea party! Those cupcakes look divine; wherever did you find such cunning paper wrappers?
    Thank you for throwing such a magically mad tea party! Have a lovely day!

  27. what a cute Mad tea party post, you are so funny.
    I love your decor and your madness!
    I have enjoyed your party very much!

    from so far away

    Visit me anytime...


  28. Thank you for the fruit tart, it was delicious! Pop over to my party when you get the chance. Take care, Martha

  29. Your party was beautifully set! I love the decor.. that guest 'Pip' looks adorable with its sash! but not less gorgeous you do with your fancy attire :)
    Thanks for inviting me over!

  30. Tina, your post is lovely as usual, how fun! Love Pip and your goodies look delicious! Wish we lived closer... we could play together!
    Come and visit me!!
    Lots of Love,

  31. Oh this is one of the best parties I've seen so far. Love your blue hutch/wall unit (whatever it is). And all of the goodies... you have made day. xx Take care.

  32. I love your tea party! The colors are sumptuous! I especially like the color of the red tulips against the turquoise of the hutch!

    Have a mad party!
    Erin :)

  33. What a lovely blog! I had fun at your party : )
    Bonne Nuit Designs

  34. I definitely would like a cupcake made by a fairy :) and those fruit tarts look delicious!

    You look lovely Pip, I'm glad I could make it too :)

    I'm also taking part in the Mad Tea Party blog hop and hope that you'll visit my party to have some fun there too :)

  35. I love your lavish and beautiful Tea Party. Now, I want to get a big colorful lollipop.

  36. This is beautiful! I love your table! Your cakes and cups are fab!

  37. What a Magical Tea party you've had! I loved all the sights, tastes and smells. Truely YUMMY! Where did you find that shelving! I LoVE IT!!!
    Thank you for having me over.
    I do hope you will also visit me
    Sylvia : )

  38. Oh, Tina, how lovely. What a hatter you are; perhaps more of a "sweet hatter" than a mad one. Watch out for Pip in case the white rabbit is spotted. I love the lollipops and the little cakes. All so scrumptious. Thank you for tea. Peace. Brianne

  39. I always enjoy your parties! Thank you!


  40. Yum! I adore your tea party decorations and all the color!

  41. Your party is beautiful and I love your little fairy dolls. They should come and meet Alice at mine as I think they may be distant relations!

  42. Oh so beautiful! I am craving that wee fruit tart, and the pomegranate!!! What a lovely job you did once again. Deeeeelightful, my friend. **blows kisses** Deb

  43. What a fun party! Pip is too cute and suddenly I have a need to go out and get fruit tarts! mmmmm...

    thanks for having me!


  44. Wonderful post!
    All beautiful and fun.

  45. So sorry I am late
    For this important date,
    But you were twenty sixth down on the list.

    With too little time
    I'm leaving this rhyme
    For I'm adamant about wanting to persist.

    All this running about
    Has left me dry in the mouth.
    Might I have a cup of tea?

    Your lovely cupcakes
    And your beautiful tarts too
    Are all so tempting to me.

    Oh my, the time
    It goes so fast
    I must be on my way

    But fear not friend
    I shall return
    Please……Have a beautiful day.

  46. What a lovely and festive party!! Thank you so much for inviting me :) ~Lauren

  47. Oh my goodness what a woundrus and yummy party you had. I had a wonderful time, so many treats to eat and many things to do. thank you. Please visit mine at:

  48. Ohhhhhh yes!,, I just knew you would have the most colorful, whimsy, magical tea party in wonderland! I love your hat and braids! .....and the treats look so divine! And my how that peacock magic spoon made me laugh right out loud when I saw it as part of your party! You are a fabulous tea partier and such a lovely friend!, Cheers my love!, xo

  49. Such a lovely time I've had... thank you!
    (P.S. The fruit tart was wonderful!)

  50. A toasted marshmallow, please! And more tea~ Pretty tablescape, love your hat. Please stop by my garden for a scavenger hunt, story time and TEA!

  51. I have enjoyed your party very much.
    Happy UnBirthday to you !

  52. What a beautiful table setting with so many goodies to sample! Thanks so much for having me, Michelle

  53. I'll have one of those lucious looking fresh Fruit Tarts please! *winks* Loving the Mad Tea Parties today... so much fun and creativity abounding!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  54. Oh Tina... don't you just know it!!! The U.S. and Australia would never be the same again if we were neighbors!!!! It would be one big bohemian block party with Pip, your girls and my cats!!! LOL! Thanks for stopping by, wish I could give you a huge hug,
    Happy mad party day!!!

  55. Your post was a visual cascade of delight. One after the other after the other of delicious visuals! Thank you so much for this. I love that little fairy in a tea cup. I must come back and pick out the many little lovely details that I've overlooked due to time. Thank you for inviting us in to your magical world! *smiles* Norma

  56. Hi, I accidentally left a wrong blog address. Here is the correct one
    Thank you,

  57. Pip is the model tea party guest!
    Thank you for such a delightful time!

  58. Hello! I so enjoyed my visit! Such a beautiful set-up with lots of goodies for the eye, and I love all the colors. That little Pip is the sweetest, and I loved the pic with her little chin resting on the fairies' chair. : )

  59. Such a wonderful and magical to-do, thank you for inviting me over to share your tea and enchantment!

    Though I'm running tardy, I hope you'll come visit my party!

  60. Hello new friend,
    first you are gorgeous and i LOVE your braids! i like to wear braids too. :) i like what you said about Vanessa's tribute to my Cowboy in your comment-thank you. i can tell you are beautiful inside and out...

    second-what fun! this was a really inspiring tea party and i had to scroll down and keep reading older posts. I love the painting your daughter snarfed up for her room, it is a good message for everyone.

    Thank you for the party, it was fun. I'll be back :)

    xoxo Roo

  61. What a lovely party! Fruit tarts are my favorite too!

    Please visit with me when you have a moment:

    Wishing you a Happy Mad Tea Party Weekend!


  62. what yummy sweet treats! love your striped hose too!

  63. What an absolutely beautiful tea party. You look adorable all decked out in finery to party. Thank you for letting me attend.

    If you get a chance, please drop by and say hello



  64. Oh! My ears and whiskers! Your party was fabulous!
    I love your 'Practical Magic' spoon!
    Please come on over to my blog as I am participating too. And I'm having three giveaways!
    Teresa in CA

  65. Dear Tina of the most wonderful grandest gals ever to have lived.....

    Can I come live with you?

    I could maybe live on a shelf in your beautiful blue cabinet???

    And and, you can throw tea parties 3 times a week???

    Your entire Mad Tea Party is A M A Z I N G !!!!!

    I LOVE IT!!

    You are a doll! So after my own heart, I tell you!!!

    Thank you for sharing your scrumptious wonderland!!


    Love, A Fanciful Twist

  66. what a wonderful party! you look fantastic :) and i love the boot, and the fairy in the tea cup, and the little cakes and the fruit tarts, and, and... OH so much and little Pip so sweet. Please come visit me, our grandog Pico is the star! (and his brother Caesar the cat is in the periphery, he has 6 digits on each of his front paws...we had to be vigilant as he wanted to jump on the table, my kitty Pretty was off wandering around)
    I have a party and an old short story to share, and a giveaway!
    Thanks for all the fun :)

  67. Love your table ~ everything looks scrumptious! Your beautiful hutch is a great backdrop to the setting. Love your outfit and your Pips ribbon! Thanks for inviting me and for visiting my party!

  68. Tina, you certainly know how to put on a spread! Your table is divine! All the goodies look delish and way too pretty for devouring! And Pip is just too cute! You make for one lovely sorceress of Mad Tea Party fun!


  69. Fun!
    I really like the aqua cabinets/shelves thing. It looks so pretty with the pinkish rosy votives.

    I'm having a party, too--stop by if you can!

  70. What a magical party! I didn't participate this year but I am having fun visiting everyone!

  71. Oh! I ADORE your blog!! I am CRAVING more color in my home and I am getting so much inspiration from your beautiful blog! What a fun tea-party!!
    I'll be back!

  72. Oh my gorgeousness, your party is sublime!! This has been the best fun popping in on everyones parties, especially another aussie gal. Thanks for sharing. Julie xo

  73. So sorry I am running late to your party. I have been following that crazy white rabbit and he has no idea of the concept of time!!

    I saw so many wonderful goodies, I don't even know where to begin! Those beautiful glass jars filled with candies, the pretty red and white striped cupcakes, those adorable fairies (love that hair!!). And the blue cupboard, I just love that color!

    Your party was sweetness indeed. Thanks so much for inviting me!!!


    My party:

  74. What a beautiful party! I love your gorgeous tablescape, with such wonderful height! Such a lovely touch.

  75. I am soo soo late, but thankyou for inviting me :)

    what a wonderful colourful, fairy, cakey, tea party, the food was yummy, and i may take a lollypop home too :)

    I would love you to drop on by my party for some tea & cake :

    mad madam me :)

  76. Oh, my! I hope you don't mind I've wondered into your tea party--I was just passing by, when I heard all the jolly noise. What a beautiful tea party this is and your outfit is so lovely. I clicked on your link to the creator of "Mad Tea Party" and I just love this concept. You ladies are brilliant and lovely hostesses. Cheers :)

  77. Hello, may I join you? :)
    Because I have the same "madness" as you!!!! (meaning the good, creative type of madness!!) :) I like your tea party a lot....!
    Many kisses from Thessaloniki, Greece - Fany

  78. Tina... I wish I could express all that is in my heart at the moment (especially tough with a cat in my lap as I am trying to type!). At the risk of becoming too sentimental, I have to say that I feel so blessed... so happy, loved and appreciated! My heart is truly bubbling over!!!!! The internet and the blogs are such a gift for me. I get to connect with kindred spirits like you! People who are wonderful, creative, silly and fun, free spirited souls and who think like I do (a scary thought I know!!!). I just want you to know that I really appreciate you and love that you like what I do! I am so happy that I am able to give you one of my silly creations (and you are happy about it!?!?!). Even though you are half a word away and maybe I will never meet you in person I count you among my friends... thank you. It is the end of the day here and I am definitely getting sappy so I will end it now but... thank you. So happy to know you (through the internet).
    Love and blessings,

  79. Ooooh - so much fun! I'm sorry I missed it! Wow ... Pip is getting such a big girl :-)


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