Saturday, June 27, 2009

mad hatter tea party...


i start each day barefoot by the sea...


today i am wearing flowers in my hair for the tea party...


mermaid #1 - acrylic on canvas 20'x24"


and my little dragonfly friend helped me drink my tea this morning...


then i came home and put on my party hair and makeup...

invited a few friends and off we went to visit the other partiers...



Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here
we should dance.


the fanciful miss has invited us to a tea party...


i picked some pink roses...

have brewed my fave tea - Latitudes Rooibos - YUMMMMMMM
a blended african red bush superior grade blended with apricot, mango, peach, marigold flowers, and red currants.,,,excellent for iced tea as well....

my fave tea cup is filled to the brim...
the magic moon



and we have tea party favors for you...



whole leaf tea sachet favors - personalization available
as seen in InStyle Magazine and Oprah Magazine

Turn a simple cup of tea into a celebration to indulge all of the senses! These beautifully packaged tea sachets are the hottest gifts around. Present them as guest favors or serve them at your next event, for a truly unforgettable display. Whether you are planning a small tea party, a formal banquet or your own wedding, our tea sachets will add an elegant touch and are sure to be a conversation piece. from www.beau-coup.com

and there must be heart-shaped sugar...


heart-shaped sugar in glass tubes

Capture the sweet romance of your day with these beautifully packaged wedding favors. Tiny heart-shaped sugar cubes fill clear tubes for an elegant effect that will delight guests at your tea or coffee themed bridal shower. from www.beau-coup.com

and sunflower cupcakes...


cupcake from kuidaore

The topping, a Whipped White Chocolate & Lemon Ganache using Valrhona Ivoire 35%, is both delicious and very easy to make. It is also a real joy to handle, and the ideal texture for piping - tinted a golden yellow, it makes for a rather fetching sunflower design.






i have tossed a fanciful salad...
YUM!!!


and gathered fruit galore...

and created a few hors d'oeuvres...

there could be pink champagne on ice...

served in flirty girl glasses


flirty girls all in a row - hand painted portrait wineglasses

later i will put on my favorite dancing shoes...so let's dance...
and nibble on pink champagne truffles...


next year we will escape
to my fave place to take tea...THE RITZ London

Tea at The Ritz

One of the most elegant restaurants in London, Tea at The Ritz. It’s tea time, it’s time at The Ritz. Give yourself the best seat and indulge in excellent selections of cakes, pastries, sandwiches, scones and a range of coffee and tea. Sandwiches with Cucumber and dill, Smoked salmon with lemon butter, Egg mayonnaise with mustard cress are some of the restaurant’s famous dishes. from London Guides

enjoy the others who have laid on a tea at a fanciful twist blog...just click any link to the right of the page to visit other partiers...

please follow me if you like what you see here...there is always something exciting...and i will follow you back!!!! pleas follow me on twitter - Cre8Tiva and friend me on facebook - Rebecca E. Parsons ....have a beautiful mad day!!!



107 comments:

What Happens Next said...

Ah, The Ritz!!

I shall happily join you there next year!!
Meanwhile, I will be at the fruit buffet! Yum!!

xo Debbie

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

What a feast for the eyes! All things decadent and fun and the divine simplicity of a favorite cup and a beach! Thanks for inviting me and coming to mine!!! Such fun. Blessings.

parasols and maryjanes said...

What a fun blog. I will follow you from now on. Thank you for including the links to all the treats for taste and eye
Enjoyed your tea party VERY much.
Come by to visit us when you have time. We, too, are having high tea today.
Carol

Betzie said...

Loved your party and great food and favors!!! Thanks for sharing and come back come back, the pups are having a TEA...well, canine style...:)

LW said...

Oh, I am glad I was not late for this
most wonderful sea tea.
Sunflower cupcakes and pink Champagne
and being barefoot by the sea…
I am off now to have more tea…


Happy mad tea day to you,

Louise

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW! I love your blog...I don't know where to begin..except maybe sipping tea at dawn on the beach! I'm in the mountains...come by and visit me! I love your favorite tea cup! Delightful!

fawndear said...

It was a pleasure to take tea with you! Wow, my Dear - You've been busy and such a fine table. Thank you for being the most wonderful hostess and sharing the secrets of your success!
I may just have to paint my face before showing up at another party, for it looks like fun.

Toodles,
FawnDear

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

What a wonderful Tea Party...Lot's of eye candy here. I really love your flirty girl wine glasses. Just adorable. Yes, the Ritz...breathtaking that place is! LOL Enjoy your party...Thank you for sharing.
Cheers

themagickbox said...

Wow...so many goodies! I love the idea of the favors in little glass tubes. :) And the Ritz looks positively decadent!

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

I am with you friend! Let's party all day long and drink way too much tea! Great post!

Chickenbells said...

Thank you Thank you! I have been absolutely dying to get to the ocean, and now I feel so refreshed (although partied out!!)

and, as a total aside...go back to my blog and click down by the "you might like these stories" and it will take you to a place called Linkedin (I believe) they will tell you how to sign up for their service, which is free...and I just posted this code into my blog posts on my customize page...although, I think they have directions on their site...good luck!!

JO said...

Hi! Your tea party is gorgeous! I am so jealous you can have your tea by the ocean, but I'll take comfort in the mountains that I can see here at home. Thank you for visiting me--my party won't begin until later this afternoon, but I hope you can make it.

T=ME said...

Girl...........a day at the beach and so much eye candy! Loved the group pics too! Such a nice visit! I'll be back for seconds!

pamelahuntington said...

Wow, Rebecca - wonderful tea party!!!

Zan Asha said...

I love everything you highlighted, especially the enchanted tea cup and the sunflower cupcakes! Have a wonderful day!

Marina Capano said...

Just Beautiful post!

I love all!

xoxo

Pretty Things said...

I can't even pick my favorite thing! The mermaid with flowers in her hair, the sandwiches, the everything!

I hope you'll visit my Tea Party and see what I'm decking out the party-goers in!

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

Wow, wow WOW! Look at all these delightful things. I'll take one of each please.

Maggi said...

Oh my, what a party filled to the brim with fabulous eye candy! I don't know where to start! lol Thank you for hosting such an extravagant party!

You're madly invited to my tea party, I do hope you'll stop by (if you haven't already of course)! :)

rochambeau said...

Great party Rebecca.
You and your friend look like you all know how to have a good time together!
Your face painting looks great.

Have a WOnderfully Mad time the rest of today!

xox
Constance

Karen Valentine said...

What a fabulously fun party!!! And those sunflower cupcakes are to die for!! I had a great time. Thanks!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Deborah said...

Oh you are my kind of friend!!!! That was LOVELY! Just a touch envious about your relationship with the sea...EVERY MORNING! **blows kisses** Deborah

slommler said...

Your party is simply fantastic!! Hope you can visit mine as well!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Sabii Wabii said...

Tea by the sea...I love it. Your oyster art is pretty clever. You should send it in to get published.
Terisa

MagicMarkingsArt said...

love those crazy creative friends of yours. thank you and cheers to happy seaside memories.

Runako Designs by Dee said...

WOW!! everything was lovely from the cupcakes to tea to decor, I had so much fun visiting your party..and no I did not paint the mural, I'm creative, but not that creative! Thanks for stopping by I'm a follower of you also now.

msartist said...

My favorite place the beach what a nice way to start,all the yummy treats and sunflower cupcakes look divine. ~ Lovely party ~Theresa

natalea said...

what fun! so many inspiring delights! xo natalea

Coastal Sisters said...

Thank you so much for popping by for a visit! I was so nice to meet you and I will be visiting you again :)

What a lovely tea party and eye candy you have provided for this event!

LuLu~*xoxo

KayEllen said...

What a wonderful celebration!!

Love those sunflower cupcakes!!!!
What a treat:)

I will right over to hang out at the beach...my fav thing to do!!!

Clink clink our tea cups!!!

Smiles,
KayEllen

katydiddy said...

My I have flowers for my hair too? Thank you for a wonderful time and for visiting me this morning. I love the paper wrapped sandwiches!

Carrie said...

Those sunflower cupcakes are exquisit! Thanks so much for playing along, you're post was spectacular! :)

I wish you a truly magical day, and hope you stop by my blog to hear about mine and Pluff's adventure to the Mad Tea Party!

-Carrie

Christina said...

Cupcakes and pink champagne! Mmm!

Shannon said...

love your pink champagne truffles...so yummy! xoxox Shannon

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a lovely tea party! Thanks for inviting me!

(I think you may have signed up for my GIVEAWAY but, if not, be sure to skip on over! Everyone is welcome!)

She'sSewPretty said...

What a wonderful party! I wish I could transport myself to your beach. It is supposed to be 105 here today. I need a big iced tea!

Geralyn Gray said...

You thought of EVERYTHING!!!!! I loved the heart shaped sugar the most!!! Pinkies up!!!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I"ll be there next year for sure!

terrific post - lovely photos!

that would be my favorite tea cup, too!

HaPpY MaD TeA PaRtY!

Mermaid Queen said...

YEa, I Love your blog, and I'm following it now! Just rode my bike by the beach and it was beautiful like your photos.
Martha

•¦Amy¦• said...

Thanks for visiting my Mad Tea Party :D

Those sunflower cupcakes look amazing!

Dina said...

Beautiful! Looks like you are having a blast!

MarZel said...

What a great Party!!! Thank you for being so consistant...I am glad I found you...or you found me!! LOL I been so busy getting things ready for the next Tea party surprise it has been hard to break away. I am glad I took the time!! Please do not forget to stop by for games and giveaways so you can be in the running for the $50 grand prize!! SMILES

Bobbi Jo said...

What a fantastic tea party you have. I have enjoyed all the beautiful eye candy and tummy yummies! I must say I LOVE the dancing shoes. Melt my heart!! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Rhonda Roo said...

Oh, oh, my, where do I start?
So many pictures that warm my heart!
The saucer and cup!
the food galore
paper wrapped sammies-
never seen that before!
so many colors
and lovelies abound
I think here
I will just have to stick around!!
xoxoxox

Renee said...

Darling Rebecca how are you doing?

Thanks for the sandwiches and the sunflower cupcakes. Yum.

If you notice that the dormouse is not around it is because he is in my pocket.

xoxoxo

Stepping off the edge said...

Thanks so much for the sweetest of thoughts! and for the invite as well (now, we couldn't possible have residences on the same little Isle in FL.. could we??)
No matter. email me over (link on my profile) and I will be more than happy to share the secret! lol
You have made me horribly hungry now- so I am off to nibble your smackerals and I think I will just put one of those cupcakes in my pocket for later...
Toodles!
>:0) Tracey

Zen Cat Art said...

Great party! You are definitly my kind of gal, face paint and Roderer Brut! The Ritz in London, ah yes! Party on!
Come an visit anytime!
Expect joy, Cat

KathrynAntyr said...

You have all of the tea party essentials and then some. Thank you for hosting a party. Have a magical time visiting all of our friends in the blogosphere.

xoxo k

Sarah said...

So many treats in one place! I love Rooibos tea-I have the vanilla one. Charbonnel and Walker champagne truffles are the best! But my favourite part in my visit was the tea by the sea! How lovely!
Love your cups and flirty girl glasses and the make up too!
Sarah :)

Linda said...

Terrific Party, hic*,opps too much fizz and truffles. Lindaxx

Bella Dreams said...

Such a wonderful party! I enjoyed it so much and the food was fabulous!

Robin said...

what a wonderful party! thanks for having me over! those pink truffles are THE BEST. i bought some while in London last time and they were heaven. have a lovely rest of the day! --robin

Brooke said...

Don't you just love tea parties. So magical! Yours is indeed beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by mine! :)

Shell said...

A sweet tea party. I do like the pink champagne truffles.

Nicole said...

What a BEAUTIFULLY MAD party!

Karin said...

those pink shoes are to DIE for!!

karin

dragonflydreamer said...

I love your tea party by the ocean! I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and will definitely be following along with you on your artistic adventures. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a message. Enjoy all of the Madness this weekend!

xo dragonflydreamer xo

hellosweetworld said...

Thanks for stopping by my tea party! Looks like you had a great one of your own. And that beach looks amazing!

Dajon said...

Wonderful

Thanks for visiting our blog.

How lovely to spend time on the beach each day.

Enjoy the party

Dajon xx

LiLi M. said...

ah every photo gets better; the pink champaign truffles, the Ritz, the champaign. I think I will never leave this place. Yes I will have another tea! Thanks for your visit. Nice to meet you!

Gabrielle said...

Oh to be by the sea. I grew up a stones throw from the ocean and now live in the desert. I miss the smell of salt and sea creatures! I love your tea party!

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hello Rebecca,

Absolutely lovely! What a delightful post. I especially love the bouquet of roses. Hope your tea part day is spectacular.

Thanking for the visit to my blog today and sending fairy magic your way.

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie
The Artful Paper Doll

A Fanciful Life said...

Oh my gosh! The cupcakes, the pink champagne truffles, the Ritz! I am overwhelmed with the goodness I see. So beautiful!

Thanks for tea!
Sharon

Chrisy said...

Ooooh what a whirl i've been in...what a day at your place! Tea by the sea and then partying into the night! That fav tea cup is a treasure...and I did enjoy those wrapped sandwiches...such an experience I've had! Thank you sweet host!

Robin said...

A lovely tea party indeed....
Thank you for the tea and treats. They were delicious.

Have a beautiful weekend

The Decorated House said...

Hello Sweet Rebecca!
I had to rush right over when you said we would have tea on the beach!
Perfect. Loved my visit.
Donna

58 Cherries said...

Great party!! So much fun!!

58cherries

Cottage Way of Life said...

You really know how to throw a tea party! Everything is divinely scrumptious. So ... next year, the Ritz? Sounds fabulous to me!!!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

What beautiful yummy lovely food and drinks! And of course, I love the moon teacup!! Thank you for having visited the tea party on my blog!

Hoping you had a magical Mad Tea Party Day!

Betty

javajune said...

The food looks awesome. I had to try one of each. Love, love the sunflower cup cakes and your face paint is too cute. BTW the striped tights are thigh high stockings from Fatal Impact on ebay here's the link http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=200325640202
xo-jj

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

I want my face painted toooooo!!! Oh my how wonderful!

Your painting is beautiful Miss Rebecca!

I wish I was having tea by the sea! xoxo


(I have been so sick all day, sorry I didn't get here sooner, sparkles!)

Valerie said...

What wonderfully fun and lavish goodies you have at your tea party - and that food!

You ladies look like you are having lots of fun in your
makeup!

What a fun tea party.

Cassandra said...

I can't imagine there being a better place to drink tea than by the gorgeous sea!

Thanks for stopping by our treehouse today...

apparentlyjessy said...

I would love to start my days barefoot by the sea with tea too! Very entertaining post!

Jessy

Lanimoz said...

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TesoriTrovati said...

What fun! I love al your cre8tiv designs! Why am I so hungry now...?

I am having a giveaway on my blog http://treasures-found.blogspot.com. I hope you will come by and say hi!

Enjoy the day!
Erin

Cori G. said...

Ahhhh! Tea by the sea, there's nothing sweeter in life then that...lucky girl! Oh I'll have one of those truffles please.
Thank you for inviting me for tea, it was lovely!!

xoxo Cori

HurricaneKassi said...

Oh how I miss the ocean! Thank you so much for taking us there. Your tea cup with the moon in it is amazing cute! I loved everything about your post. Thank you for sharing. -HurricaneKassi

mendytexas said...

Such fabulous food! Love your gorgeous photos...what a great time I'm having! Thank you! :)mendy

Sue said...

What a wonderful Tea Party.....I hate to leave.....but I have so many more to visit..........thank you !
~Sue~

Megan V said...

Wow! I must admit that the most amazing part of your party was all of the delicious treats!!!!! I am stuffed and am heading out now, onto the rest of the parties, hoping they do not have as much food so I don't have to roll back home.
:)
I will start following your blog with my google reader!
Megan

c u on twitter, too!

Kat said...

What a feast! Thank you for visiting my party. My favorite tea is Tazo's Passion.. who wouldn't love a purple tea? Delicious!

NeereAnDear said...

What a fabulous party.... you are a terrific hostess... the food was deeeeevine... and I truly enjoyed myself....

Cant wait until next year

HUGS
JO

Carolee said...

What a delightful post! I'm loving those sunflower cupcakes....

So happy to discover your blog! :)

~ Carolee

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Tea by the Sea....nothing could be more perfect!

Staci said...

What a wonderful party. Thank you for letting me join you. :)

bluemuf said...

What a beautiful tea party by the sea. I love your tea cup and have so enjoyed my visit with you

Have a Magical day

Karen

Kristal said...

Thanks for stopping by my n-party post. I have an official one now :0) You have so many wonderful goodies, but I think the sunflower cupcakes and champagne are my favs!

Diana said...

Ideclare, you thought of everything! Any your friends with their faces painted are the best ever! I so enjoyed partying with you guys by the sea. Oh the beach,the beach. Lovely party and thanks for visiting mine. I am marking your blog and coming back for a longer visit. Hugs, Diana @ IdaClare.

Mo'a said...

I love this party...from digging by feet in the sand, face painting to the Ritz in London...fun, fun, fun.

makeitworkmom said...

I'll take a cupcake, some of that fabulous fresh fruit and a full day on the serene beach! Thanks for the invitation! :)

BunnyKissd said...

Tea by the sea! What a GLORIOUS way to start the day! And what wonderful party fare! ^-^

Thanks for stopping by on party day; we finally got the pictures up if you want to stop back!

Chris said...

These confections are incredible! LOVE those cupcakes. This has been such a fun party, and of COURSE we must go to the Ritz next year! I've been there for tea, and how could we not have a great time!

Charli and me said...

What a great teaparty. Thank you for inviting me. Everything is wonderful from the favors, to the food, and especially the company.

*SHeRRy B* said...

What a wonderful party! Thanks for visiting with me!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Wow! how grand your party is. your fave teacup and saucer looks quirky and like it very much :-)

Joyce said...

Just found you through a comment you left for Karen at A Scrapbook of Inspiration. You are in my neck of the woods! Seems like almost everyone in blogland lives in California. There is so much for me to read! I can't wait to visit again and again to see all that you offer. Love the blog name and your zest for life! It's refreshing!!

Jen said...

Delightful in every way! I'd loved your party so much! If only I'd had pink champagne truffles at my tea party!

Connie said...

wow! what a fancy party! thanks for the invite!

MarmeeCraft said...

Oh what fun by the sea!! :) And those sunflower cupcakes are calling my name! Yummm! :) Thanks for inviting me to your lovely and oh so mad tea parteeee! :)

Rebecca is Thrilled by the Thought said...

What fun face makeup! And I adore your dancing shoes!

Lola Enchanted said...

what a lovely party!!!!

tunibug said...

What a fun gathering-and those heart shaped sugars in a tube are uber cute!

Stacy❤

daylily777 said...

Hi,
Wow , now that's what I call a tea
party. I had a great time.8-)
come to my party.
~Myrna

Victorian Lady said...

A tea by the beach...that is my favorite kind :)

Please stop by to visit our tea party. :)

Mere

Satsuki Rebel said...

Champagne truffles- what a brilliant idea!

Her Art Nest said...

Wow!!! What a wondrous party! And, at the Ritz no less....I am sorry that I was unable to attend on time, but had to visit all of the amazing participants for the Mad Tea Party in too short a time. Loved your awesome photos, especially those sunflower cupcakes. What a great idea!!! Come and visit me for tea sometime! ~Nan

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