Wonderings on a Tea Party

There you are, come with me, I have a surprise for you.

Follow me into the woods.  The breeze is cool on our skin and the trees whisper softly, telling tales of all that they have seen and wondering on all that is yet to happen.  Don't listen to close though, they might spoil the surprise.

 Over the fairy bridge we go, careful of those naughty little pixies, we don't want to end up being pushed into the water by the cheeky things. 

Here we are at the boathouse.  Over the rustling of trees and the singing of the birds, music can be heard faintly in the background.  Have you guessed what the surprise is yet?

Yes!  It's a tea party!

Would you like some tea?  It always seems to taste so much nicer when it's made in a pot.

How about I cut you a nice big slice of cake?

Yummy, I do love a tea party.  Sharing tea and cakes with friends, gossiping and laughing.

Today is such  special day that even Joseph the Duck has come out to play.  He certainly looks very dapper in his coat, he's in pink especially for the party.

Shall we dance?  Have you got your special dancing shoes on?

Twisting, spinning, skipping and twirling.  Laughing as we dance, our skirts swishing around our legs and our jewellery chiming it's own little tune to the music.

Shhhh look over there.  It seems we have a visitor.

One of those naughty little pixies must have followed us when we crossed the fairy bridge.  If there is one thing that pixies love more than causing mischief it's eating cake.  Lets just pretend we don't know he's here, there is plenty of cake to go around.

Phewee all that dancing and cake has left me feeling a little queasy.  Lets kick of our shoes and take a walk in the garden.

I do the love the feel of soft grass on my bare feet.  I think the garden must have heard we were coming, she has certainly put on a beautiful show for us.

The flowers look and smell beautiful.

Shall we go back to the party, I think I'm ready for some more cake.  That's if the pixie hasn't eaten them all


Yay!  It is so exciting to be taking part in my first Mad Tea Party, I hope you enjoyed visiting, I'm looking forwarding to seeing everybody else's.


Pabkins said…
Wonderfully done! I loved all the slippers! Now off to sleep for me - more tea time to be had when I wake!

I hope to see you!

Tabitha of
I love the photo of the walled garden - it reminds me of my favourite book ever, The Secret Garden. Your cupcakes look yummy, too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
Pixie said…
What a lovely party...the dreamy photos, the pretty shoes. Thanks for inviting me.

I love your tea party and also the outdoors! I love the silver shoes as well! Oh how wish I was able to take my tea party outside but it's been raining cats and dogs on my side of the world! I enjoyed your party!

K of theweekendartist.blogspot.com
NatashaMay said…
The cake was fabulous and I danced till my feet hurt. Thank you for a wonderful tea party. :)
KathrynAntyr said…
Your party post is wonderful! Loved the magical journey that you took us on.

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

Follow this link: http://collagediva.typepad.com/collagediva/2011/06/tea-party.html

Sweet day to you!
Such a delightful party, thank you for having me, your scenery is just beautiful, and I love the pixie fingers! Have a fun day!
apinkdreamer said…
what a wonderful party! thanks for inviting me!!!

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what a cute Mad tea party post!
I have enjoyed your party very much!

Milady Leela said…
Love the Ballet slippers...thank you for visiting me as well.
dogsmom said…
Thank you for sharing your party and the lovely gardens with us. I enjoyed your Duck-canter and your beautiful charm bracelet.

Plese come visit my party
Sara said…
Beautiful. Thank you for the invitation. I enjoyed my visit very much. xx
Tricia said…
Ooops... looks like I lost the comments I left you, sigh. Just wanted to say thank you for visiting my party and you sweet words. I am glad you found me (my blog, my party AND the faerie wedding).
I love your party, especially the dreamy pictures and the treats. COngratulations on your upcoming wedding (glad you will be incorporating nature and faeries, they make it so special!).
Good to meet you via the internet,
Aurelia said…
Lovely party, really enchanting :) I'd love a slice of that cake!

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 :)

Heathen said…
What a beautiful party! Thank you for visiting mine as well.
Kelly said…
What an enchanting garden setting for your tea party. Love it!
Thank you so much for visiting me today..I feel so lucky to have found YOU and this blog...so lovely! Your pix are dreamy just dreamy and as a lover of sweets I will take some of those fairy cakes for sure to share with Queen Anne. Oh my how whimsical and creative you are! Hugs new friend. Trish
❀~Myrna~❀ said…
I have enjoyed your party very much!
Happy UnBirthday to You !
Terri said…
Fabulous whimsical post about your tea party! If pixies love cake, then maybe I am a pixie! Because I looooveeeee cake! Your cake looks delicious, can I have a piece please, and a cup of tea too??? Thank you so much, now on to gossip!
Scrap Vamp said…
Enchanting tea party! Thank you for inviting me over to tea! I had a wonderful time. I hope you'll visit my tea party as well.

Hello! And thank you for such a fun visit. I have to agree, those are cheekie pixies - they tried to push one of the grand kids in the water. She just laughed and started the dancing early - all around the pixie - and now they are great friends! And what a lovely tea set - so simple and delightful. And what a tasty piece of cake. YUMMY! Thank you for such a lovely visit. :) Do visit us back at KidsToyTeaSets.com/Mad-Tea :)
Alisa said…
I've had such a lovely time! Thank you for having me!
Congrats on your first Tea Party! You did a LOVELY job. I enjoyed the dancing and, of course, the tasty treats. Strawberries and raspberries are my favorites. :) Thanks for inviting me and enjoy the other parties!
Resin Angels said…
What a wonderful tea party, it looked so dreamy!

Thanks for stopping by my blog xxx
Micupoftea~ said…
Hi there...what a lovely setting for a tea party! Liked the boat house and garden. Thanks for the tea, and I hope you get the chance to have a cupcake at my tea party. There is a lighthearted scavenger hunt and a tiny fairy give-away.
Shell said…
Wow, what a sweet Tea Party. Love those sparkly silver shoes.
wonderful party, love the silver shoes and your yummie cakes. Thanks for having me

Come visit mine too !

spiceblogger said…
I'm in love with your garden! And the pictures of outdoors do make me think of faeries and pixies... quite enchanting! :)
I hope that little pixie got his fill of cake. ;)

Thank you for inviting me. I had such a whimsical, enchanting time!

Danni said…
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!
Natasha said…
A gorgeous dreamy party, thankyou for sharing!
Fair Rosamund said…
What a lovely party, those photos are just magical! And I just love those beautiful shoes :) Thank you so much for inviting me! :) ~Lauren
fairiemoon said…
Sweet! And your cake looked delicious!

Have a mad party!
Erin :)

vvb32 reads said…
lovely. i liked the sparkly dancing shoes.
Lovely!! Beautiful, enchanted photos, and I love the look of your blog in general too!

Yay for dancing! You cant go wrong with pretty sparkles or ballet shoes! :D

I bet those cakes are yummy... *takes one*

Where is the garden? It looks like a place by me called Duffryn Gardens!
Thanks for the invite!
Que Bella said…
What a beautiful tea party! I love your charm bracelet and sparkly shoes. Thanks for sharing, Michelle
Jen said…
Lovely desserts and such beautiful dancing shoes! I am so happy to be part of your first tea party. Thank you for having me :)
AlphaBetsy said…
Beautiful party. I love the dancing shoes!! They made me very happy. Thank you for inviting me. :)


OH, this was just beyond beautiful! Thank you for sharing such a stunning part of Wonderland with us. I think I might faint at the gardens and forests.... and treats too ;)

Love, A Fanciful Twist
Your Mad Tea Party is so dreamy! Loved your dancing shoes!
Thank you for sharing!
Bill said…
What a wonderful tea party, especially for being your very first time! I apologize for not hitching up my skirt during the dancing, but, being a guy, I didn't have a skirt to hitch. I really loved the cake, and I'm so glad you didn't keep track of how many pieces I ate. That pixie told me to eat as much as I wanted, because he could make more magically appear. I hope you have a party again next year, because I'll be sure to come!
robinsbluenest said…
So sorry I am late
For this important date.
I'm still making my way down 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 cakes with berries
and those in cups
are so very 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.
Susan said…
Lovely party, completely delightful!thanks for the invite, and do come visit mine!

Bourbonnatrix said…
loved your tea party! and i could totally go for a slice of that cake!
Linda said…
Oh my, what a wondrous party indeed. I had such a good time. Your tea was delicious and so were the sweet treats. You are a very good cook. Thank you for sharing. Please visit me at:

La Dinette said…
I want the same duck and shoes! Nice post!

Sarah said…
This is a beautiful party! Sorry I am so late-just glad there was a little cake left after the Pixies had visited!
Deborah said…
Oh Rachel...I loved so many things in your lovely tea party post....the pink ballet shoes remind me of days long gone...they brought me right back to the dance studio when I was young! I love Joseph, your fance shoes, and your bracelet!
agreyeyedgirl said…
Lovely party! I love your beautiful cake (and shoes!). I'm sorry to be late (there was some trouble getting through a keyhole...) but thank you for still having me ;)
Mad Madame Mel said…
What a fabulous party, thankyou so much for inviting me, I had such a great time :)
the cakes look yummy, i simply must have another.
thankyou for stopping by my party too, i hope you enjoyed it as much as i did :)
mad madam mel x
I am late getting around to all the parties, too! Just when I thought I've been to them all, I discover one I missed. I am so glad I didn't miss your's. It was lovely. Thank you so much for having me. Have a nice week! Twyla
Kathy said…
Your photos were gorgeous! Quite lovely, my dear. It's fun, isn't it?! - Kathy
Holly Moore said…
Beautiful post. I love the photos, especially the ones with the shoes.
Great job!
Yours, Holly
I loved your party. Thanks for leaving some lovely cake for those who arrived late. :)
Thanks for stopping by, it was so nice to meet you.
MJ Ornaments said…
My goodness I'm late, but your party was so much fun, and one of the pixies followed me all the way back to California! Thanks for having me! Take care, Martha
Celia said…
What a wonderful tea party! I am still visiting tea parties.....

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