Tea Party Time!!!

It is finally wonderfully sunny here in England, the perfect time for a tea party in the garden.

The table is set;


The drinks have been poured;


Of course the fairies will be joining us, they've flown in especially.


This one is just finishing her book.


Humans call it a fairy tale,


but to fairies, they are biographies.  She remembers that little chap, he was a cheeky thing.


Perhaps even an elf will make an appearance.


The thing that I love about Mad Tea Parties is that things are never quite as they seem.


There might be beautiful flowers on the table;


Lemons and corals bright in the summer sunshine.  They are not the only flowers though.


What flowers are these?  They are rather peculiar looking.


If fact, I'm not sure these are real flowers at all.  They're not!  They're made of paper.


*sigh* Well at least the tea is real and it comes with a biscuit.

 
Although can you trust a tea pot with feet?


I'm not sure you can, something about that tea just doesn't look quite right.


Why isn't it moving?  I don't think it's tea at all.

Nope, that definitely isn't tea.


Why it's panna cotta!


Vanilla panna cotta with a salted caramel sauce, yum!  It's as nice as tea..... well almost.


Now the scones, they most certainly are real.


Always served best with clotted cream and jam. Ummmmm my favourite.

Do you have room for some cake?  The fairies chose it, apparently she's a bit of a celebrity in fairy land.  Although they did initially want to go for a One Direction cake, I soon talked them out of it.  


Shall we take a walk?  There is lots to see in the garden.


The grapes are growing well, there will be plenty to make wine from later in the year.


The willow tree is used to having things hanging off it.  If it's not summer wreaths it's swings, and little people hanging from the swing.


Of course Tea Parties are mad and gorgeously girly and as much as the men folk enjoy setting up and eating cake, chip butties and pints of beer are on hand to help them counteract the girliness. :-)


Thank you so much for joining me.  I'm off to London for the Doctor Who Proms today but I can't wait to visit you all when I get back. :-)

Love and laughter
Rachel xx

Ps Huge thank you to my Mum and Dad for letting me use their garden.  Also of course to C for helping me and my lovely step-children for not hitting the table whilst playing ball. :-)

Comments

GYPSY SISTA said…
What a beautiful tea party :) thank you for sharing
Come have a sip of tea with me :)

http://mybeautifultrainwrecklive.blogspot.com/2013/07/6th-annual-mad-tea-party-2013-hosted-by.html?m=1
Kerstin Bulin said…
Loooove your wonderful Tea Party...thanks for sharing and have a nice day
Kerstin from Germany

http://cobblestone-prims.blogspot.de/2013/07/happy-un-birthday.html
Ms Misantropia said…
Loved your tea party with scrumptious pannacotta, proper scones - and beer!

You are invited to my party too: http://msmisantropia.blogspot.se/2013/07/its-mad-tea-party-giveaway.html
I am in love with the tea pot with the little feet!
Emalina said…
Ah your pannacotta was delicious, such an inspired idea! I've so enjoyed myself at your lovely sunny tea party.

Thanks so much for having me, happy Mad Tea Party!

Please do come visit my 2 interwoven fairytale inspired stories:

1. The White Queen as she prepares her Mad Tea Party for her eleven dancing sisters in:
http://idlebakes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/a-mad-tea-party-for-twelve-dancing.html

2. The dancing princesses dancing their way all over the land to reach her Mad Tea Party:
http://kikiandthegypsy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/the-twelve-dancing-princesses-make.html

I'm looking forward to serving you home made rose macarons there!
Aww. This was sooo sweet! Blessings and thanks! Amy
Shauna Henry said…
Thank you for your party! The panacotta looks divine - and salted caramel sauce? Heaven!

And Dr Who Prom??? Why do we not have such things here in the states!

~Shauna

http://shaunahenryart.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-mad-tea-party.html
matgrif said…
What a cute tea pot, and your scones look super delicious. What a beautiful day for a tea party.
Maria said…
Oh your tea party looks sooooo lovely!! Making me hungry!
Absolutely lovely!http://cozycomfycouch.blogspot.ca/2013/07/mad-tea-party-today.html
val said…
lovely party! http://yarnigras.blogspot.com/2013/07/gunter-in-wonderlandand-mad-tea-party.html
I adore it! I wish I has been invited :) Your glass pitcher is stunning.
Prudence said…
What a glorious day for such a enchanted Tea! Beautiful fairies , toadstools and finery! The Tea Pot is magical! Indeed. Oh my , thank you for sharing , I wish I could be there! XoDebi
Nif Already said…
What a lovely party! Such beautiful paper flowers! Thank you!

Please stop by and say hi!
http://niffy.ca/mad-tea-party-2013/
Sarah said…
What a darling beautiful party! That footed tea pot is darling, and if it always pours out salted caramel panna cotta, I would definitely keep it! Yum! Lovely pictures and gorgeous growing things...I'm sure the fairies had a hand in that. :-) A very merry unbirthday to you and yours!
Danni said…
What a considerate host you are, having pints at the ready for the menfolk! :) I love the teapot with feet, even more so now that I know it pours out panna cotta!

Such a wonderful party, thank you for having me! I hope when you're able, you'll pop by for some tea:

http://thewhimsicalcottage.blogspot.com/2013/07/in-late-afternoon-sun-girl-sat-in.html
Jorgelina said…
what a wonderful Tea party !!
Beautiful paper flowers!

Hunnybee said…
Thanks for sharing your party with us! LOVE the teapot with feet!
Wendelou72 said…
Loved the Party! Thanks so much for the invite.
Wende

http://creativeartseatables.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/tea-party-madness/
Michelle said…
What a delightfully mad tea party! The panna contta and scones look so delicious. Your paper flowers are just as lovely as the real ones. Happy Partying! ~Michelle
Sara said…
Rachel, I love how there is even a book there with illustrations of Richard Doyle, I love his fairy drawings... This is truly a fae tea party xxx
dawaioser said…
Panna Cotta with caramel - oh my! Paper flowers - so pretty and fun.

Also, I can't help but comment about you going to London for the Dr. Who Proms...so envious over here. Haha. I can't wait to see who the new Doctor will be, once they finally announce it. Ack, the waiting is agony.

Thanks for letting me share in your magical day. When you get a free moment, stop by my tea party.

~ Misha

http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/832697.html
Lee Hynes said…
Fabulous tea pot with feet and my panna cotta was delicious!wonderful party I have been to Germany England and the USA from Australia this morning!
❀~Myrna~❀ said…
I have enjoyed your wonderful tea party!

http://daylily777-myenchantedhome.blogspot.com/2013/07/mad-tea-party-2013.html
That was an incredibly beautiful tea party, honestly!! Your parents have the most perfect English garden!!

Love the panna cotta tea cup, mmmmm!

Laura said…
I loved your tea party! Such a beautiful day and location!
blessings
~*~
What a surprise... the panna cotta in a teacup! It looks delicious. And I LOVE the flowers made from book pages. Wonderful party!

I made a rag wreath too for this and I have the same book fairy, but not at my party.

http://butterflyandbungalow.blogspot.com/2013/07/were-late-mad-hatter-party.html



Dr. Who???? :D You are one lucky duck!
I don't know about that teapot with the feet...to cute!

Enchanting tea party!

Happy Mad Tea Party Day!
Please visit my party!
xo,
Ricki Jill
http://ricki-treleaven.blogspot.com
Mad Madam Mel said…
A fabulous party, thank you so much for inviting me :)
And I love Panna cotta.
I am so pleased you managed to pop by and visit with me earlier !!

Mad Madam Mel xx
marina capano said…
Lovely Mad Tea Party! so cute!
Beautiful garden and tea! Hope you can visit my tea!
Deborah said…
Oh lovely! I especially like your paper flowers. Quite the romantic touch. Please excuse me for eating all the Panna cotta.

**happy smiles**
Deborah
loved your tea party shots....every one. You truly know how to Wonderland.
Come see us, if you please, Bad Alice, Dude and Oma Linda

http://lindaomasoldebaggsnstuftshirts.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-mad-tea-party-bad-alice-goes-to.html
Anthea Barnes said…
That Pannacotta looks delicious. Thanks for the party.
Anthea
http://yewtreeminiatures.blogspot.co.uk/
Lisa said…
a beautiful tea party! thank you for having me! how was the Dr. Who proms??
Lisa
http://crochetcrowe.blogspot.com/2013/07/mad-tea-party-2013.html
I love your teapot!! I have two little egg cups with feet. I bought them for my mom but she never liked them. Thankfully, she never threw them away and so now I have them back! :)
Mario Zeleny said…
What a fine party! Thank you so much for inviting me. It was delightful! Please come have a cuppa and enter my giveaways and get my freebies at www.theplayoflightandshadow.com
Hello Dearest Rachel!
What a beautiful party you had in this lovely garden!! And, oh! The vanilla panna cotta looks so yummy! Lovely idea to serve it in tea cups!! I love your party so much! Thank you so much for visiting mine at The Tearoom! It is always such a pleasure to have you there!

Wishing you a most lovely week!!

Betty
Marilyn said…
Your tea party was a delight.
I love that teapot and have wanted one for oh so long. Now I know I don't need another, but the whimsy of feet just makes my heart sing.
http://heartsdelights.blogspot.com
Jennifer said…
Ah what a lovely surprise in those cups! How naughty to be so untraditionally English! :) Hope you had fun in London my dear!
DogsMom said…
Everything looked so real but upon closer inspection I did find some fakes and tricks from the fairies!
All in good fun.

Everyone had a wonderful time and you can expect to see us return.
Sylvia Smiser said…
Hi Rachel,
What a lovely tea party! Thank you so much for having me. the scones were wonderful. I hope you will stop by my tea party if you haven't already done so.
Happy Madness and Muchness Week!
Sylvia
http://anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com/2013/07/welcome-to-our-fanciful-garden-tour-mad.html

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