Saturday, June 27, 2009

No Mad Hatter - But Broken-Hearted Daisy.

FOLLOWING the lead of Fanciful Twist, today I'm having my very first "virtual tea party." If you stop by, please leave a comment and take a cupcake. (Don't drink too much of the elixir! You may get to feeling too good.)
Have you ever noticed - of course you have - that there's always someone who turns up before the time of the actual party. It's not crazy enough already - frosting, chopping, mashing, whirring and blending strawberry elixir - but then you have to have an early guest show up. It was so warm in the sunroom too!
But Daisy thought the invitation said 2 p.m., not 3 p.m. Actually, I think she wanted to talk. She was in an awful mood. Her boyfriend, Prince Charley, has joined the circus. He works on the trapeze with Gilda, the Flying Temptress. She seems quite nice to me, but Daisy doesn't trust her. You can see which Hearts card Daisy chose (Broken Hearted, if you can't read it) from the table setting. Great! A broken heart. Just the thing for a happy, sappy tea party!
You can imagine how relieved I was when Cupcake Galore knocked on the window of the sunroom. She's small but mighty, filled with genuine, bubbly good spirits ALL the time. You would think that would get old, after a while, but not with her. She had to sit on two pillows to reach her tea, and the cupcakes were nearly as big as her head. She was in eighth heaven, she said!
We heard rustlings in the flowers beds outside the sunroom, but no one spotted the Mad Hatter. After just half a glass of strawberry elixer Daisy had forgotten her troubles and Cupcake was in an even better mood. Giggling her head off and talking a mile a minute.
The ice cream sandwiches were an absolute hit. I saw some glorious ones on CollageDiva blog and thought they were the loveliest things I had seen in a long time, so I picked some up this morning especially for the party.
For the tea party we used the Mister's mother's tea pot and cups. They were made in Japan a long, long time ago. The pink glasses were hers also. The Mister said they were always kept in the china cupboard and if one of them was ever broken (which sometimes happened) it was NOT a good day in that house.
They are perfect for the strawberry elixir, don't you think? And the whole strawberries, scattered on the plate are perfectly delicious. I always feel sorry for anyone who has never tasted a field-ripe Oregon strawberry.
I can not wait to see what ideas people come up with next year for the tea party A Fanciful Twist will have for her third annual.
The third time's a charm, they say, and perhaps the Mad Hatter will show up for me next year - femminismo

15 comments:

A Fanciful Life said...

The strawberry elixer and cupcakes look absolutely divine! May I have another? ;-)

Sharon

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

What a fun party!! I want that lovely drink like right now :)

Brooke said...

So fun. Thatnk you for stopping by my blog!! :)

Marina Capano said...

Hi! Nice to meet you! wonderful post!
Yes, it is! In Argentina is Winter! It is very cold!

xoxo

Chickenbells said...

Your treats are absolutely sublime! Thank you so much for sharing them...

Alexis said...

That strawberry drink looks great! And I'm glad we got to lift the spirit of a certain doll. :) See you same time, same place next year!

3rdEyeMuse said...

there's no way that Daisy could have stayed blue surrounded by such decadent goodness and fresh strawberry elixir!!

Wishing you wonderFULL wonderings this Mad Tea Party weekend!

Betzie said...

Well, I indulged and had a tad too much elixir, but how could I not help myself???! Yummy as were those gorgeous cupcakes!

LW said...

I loved this tea story and all the charming pictures.
What a wonderful time I had here today.

the cupcakes are the best....


Louise

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

What a beautiful tea party you held! I am sorry you didn't catch the Mad Hatter, but your treats were so delicious! Thank you!

Betty

Bella Dreams said...

What a wonderful party! Your treats were delicious! I have been trying to resist but just had to have one! Thank you for stopping by.

Robin said...

thank you for the beautiful, delicious cupcake! what a lovely party! --robin

Janet said...

i'm late, i'm late! for a very important date!

how wonderfully enchanting! love the bit of icing on the face in the one photo. i could look at these photos all day!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Those are the most beautiful cupcakes I have ever seen! Wish I could reach right in this screen and pick one off that plate. Enjoyed your party so much. Have a super great week. :)

LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Two of my favorite things -- tea parties and miniatures. I've done some similar things with tableaus and stop-motion animation.