Saturday, June 26, 2010

I'm Late, I'm Late For....

My Un-Birthday!  What, you ask is an Un-Birthday!  Why, it's any day of any time that isn't your real birthday!  It's a time to celebrate with creatures big and small and visit a place of enchantment that is full of wonder and.......Madness! 


You see, I was invited by the Mad Hatter to celebrate my Un-Birthday with several other guests who are also celebrating their Un-Birthdays as well.  I was delivered four odd skeleton keys tied in a ribbon of green and was told to head out to my garden for sights unseen. 
I didn't have a clue as to what to do!  And then I heard a croak, then a low voice from beneath a shrub.

Mr. Toad merely croaked and with a nod of his head, I then saw the small trunk of a tree with a strange keyhole......

I glanced at the keys and then at the tree and knew that I had to try all the keys.  I tried each one  the first, second and third......


And thought to myself--"why this is so absurd!".  Then I turned the fourth key and heard the tiniest click----the tree stump then opened and I felt a bit sick.  I swooned to the ground and laid there awhile, not sure of where I was for as I glanced around, I found grasses around me--as tall as a mile!

So frightened was I--"What happened to Me?"  and then a small voice answered with laughter and glee....


"Why you've come to the land of wonder and enchantment you see."
Sitting on a bench dressed in blue gingham amongst flowers of red....

She sat on the bench with a pitcher of cream and told me to continue for this wasn't a dream.
I wandered and wondered and what did I see, but a white rabbit dressed in his finery.

He nodded to me and then glanced down at the clock.....

"Where quite late" he cried, "For a Very Important Date!"
He turned and he ran down the path ahead of me.  I had no choice but to follow  and see....We came to the end and peeked through the brush.....


Why the table was set for a party no less!  The table was laden with treats, confections and tea--it looked so delicious I had to confess.



I stepped to the table in wonder and awe....I couldn't believe the confections I saw!
There was cake on a platter, it's icing so creamy....

And beside it as well, were more goodies--so dreamy!  
Then quite suddenly I saw that the chairs, sat three lovely lasses, so tiny and fair....
They looked at me funny and cried all at once, "Why you're not our Alice, you're somebody new!"   I nodded and answered "It's my Un-Birthday too!"  "I was invited by Mr. Mad Hatter, you see.  Who asked me to come here  and partake of the tea".  

They nodded and giggled and whispered in glee, then one started pouring the coppery tea.



Another bunny beside me, offered sugar for flavor.  I peeked in the bowl and saw strange crystals

Out of plain curiosity, I decided to try some and sprinkled the crystals into my cup. 
I lifted my tea and took a small sip.  I liked how it tasted and licked at my lip.


Even the visiting groundhog enjoyed his tea.  I giggled and laughed with kid-like glee.

I was having a good time, the time of my life and I talked and giggled with each creature in sight.  Miss Gloria, Miss Pearl and Miss Bunny ate lots of confections and talking real funny.


As I munched and I laughed, I looked all about me, and spied an odd vial --filled with liquid all peachy
Despite it's odd name and what it could do (madness!), I decided to try some and offered it to my friends too! 
It didn't take long to know what it did.   The world all around me just tilted and slid....




I saw odd things- the cups they stood on top of another.  One dainty teacup sat on a pot as a lid!

I cried out in dismay "What is the Matter!".  They said altogether,  "It's the Mad Hatter!".  I looked all about me and didn't see him at all.  But, I did hear his laughter--he was having a ball!   Despite the odd happenings, I decided to stay--the air all around me was fullof gaiety!
I continued to eat, the pink cupcake looked delicous. 
The strawberries, too, were Scrumpdilly-icious!
The day flew by, we were having so much fun.  Then I realized to soon, the party was near done.  For as I continued to eat and to drink the strange tea....
I found I was growing almost as big as a tree!
I glanced down at the table, it was growing so small. 

Although I had fun, I bid them goodbye for I'd see again--in two-thousan eleven!
I had visited a place full of wonder and enchantment and found that I wanted to go back there again! 
but I'll have to wait til Vanessa invites us to partake of this madness --next year.


I hope you enjoyed my tall tale, my friends!  I'd like to thank Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist who is the hostess of this event --The Mad Hatter's Tea Party--all day today.  If you'd like to visit other mad tea parties, click on the widget on my sidebar and it'll take you there!  Have Fun!

45 comments:

laterg8r said...

love the elixer of madness :D

great party, such yummy treats :D

KathrynAntyr said...

What a fabulous un-birthday, indeed! Thank you for setting a lovely table with such yummy treats.

Follow your heart and join me as we go to the Forest of Wishes. I have party gifts waiting for everyone! http://collagediva.typepad.com/collagediva/2010/06/blogparty.html

{{soul hugs}}
Kathryn, Collage Diva

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Lovely party and so glad I came!! Thank you for your lovely hospitality and such lovely pictures!

Off I go to another!
Laurie

~Que Bella~ said...

What a lovely tea party! Everything looks so scrumptious, especially that pink cupcake! Happy Mad Tea Party Day to you!

turquoise cro said...

Everything LOVELY!!! and that TEA is making me soOOOOOo thirsty!!! I didn't have any pics for my tea party but please come visit me anyway!!!

dawaioser said...

What a cute setup for your tea party and the treats (especially the pink cupcake) had me *swooning* in delight.

Thanks for letting me share in your special tea party! If you haven't already feel free to drop by my gathering. :)
~ Misha/DawaiOser <3

http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/747155.html

MarZel said...

You're party is wonderful. Thank you so much for having me.

Please join me at mine and for special giveways!!

www.theplayoflightandshadow.blogspot.com

Cheers!

Scrap Vamp said...

Thank you so much for sharing you tea party with me! The cakes and candy were delicious!

Penny said...

What a wonderful Tea Party for all of us slightly mad folks, The treats were yummy and I filled my tummy.
Hoe you have a great weekend.
Hugs
Penny

KarenHarveyCox said...

This is the sweetest mad hatter tea party. I love all of your cuddly guests and your cakes and teas look lovely.
Happy Mad Hatter Tea.
Karen

Shell said...

A enchanting Un-Birthday Party. All those confections and all this beauty makes my heart smile.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Truly lovely Mad Tea Party! Thank you for inviting me. :) If you have not made your way already, I do hope that you shall come and visit with me, as you join the White Queen and Mad Hatter for some cake ~ and tea
http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-mad-tea-party.html
...Theresa

Kandes Naylor said...

Lovely table! That cake looks so good! If you have time, stop by my place and say hello.

-Kandes-
http://trickyfoxdesigns.blogspot.com

gina ciarrocchi said...

Hey I'm the first one!! What a beautiful tea party!! I love the Crystals i may need to borrow some for next year. All the food was yummy. Come check out my party.

Carousel Dreams said...

Yay! I had such fun here today. All your pics are delightful x

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Gorgeous day and photos! Thanks for letting us join! Blessings.

Sherry said...

Wonderful tea. I love your beautiful photos. Very nice. Sherry

Deborah said...

Oh so pretty! I greatly enjoyed your party. However, I am NOT late! Was working my way UP the list...those poor poor XYZ peeps!

**blows kisses** Deb

A Cards Delight said...

Oh Lori, I so enjoyed this! The time you took to upload and post your wonderful story is amazing! Thank you for such a wonderful treat and I cannot express how delighted I was to read it! XOXOXO

Sarah said...

I'm running late, but I'm so happy I didn't miss this party. It was totally enchanting from start to finish. I had such a good time. Enjoyed your rhyme!
Thanks for having me. I hope you'll have time to stop by and have a cup of tea with me. ~ Sarah

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

What a great party you had!!! Loved your colorful sugar crystals...they looked so yummy for tea.

I invite you to join me at me blog to continue the fun in this great madness...

http://fantasywhispersblog-ooak.blogspot.com/2010/06/im-late-im-latefor-very-important-date.html


Regards...

Lynda said...

That was awesome! I loved all of the detail and the story was very well written :) Happy Madness to you!

Sylvia Smiser said...

Thank you for inviting me to your tea party. It was wonderful, the sweet treats were great! Please come by mine anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com

Michele Seraphim said...

Oh everything looks absolutely delish! I love all your little guests too... It was wonderful being a part of your tea party.

Brook said...

I loved the mixture of colors and textures on your table. Thank you for having me over.

Alisa said...

Did you know, it's my unbirthday too! Thank you for letting me join in your party! I had a wonderful time!
~Alisa

http://lifeisabeautifulplacetobe.blogspot.com/2010/06/would-you-like-little-more-tea.html

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I am late getting around to all the parties so it is fine with me that you are late! You certainly have a gorgeous tea party! The treats were spectacular and now I am so full, I am going to have to stay for awhile. Thank you for inviting me. Have a wonderful Sunday! Twyla

Shari Replogle said...

Lovely , and delicious looking party! I would like some more of that cake please!
Thank you for having us.
~Shari

marit said...

What a wonderful pictures! Gorgeous!!!
You're invited to <a href="http://www.maritscrapworld.com/blog>my party</a> too if you care for some more tea...

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

I made a pig of myself. I just couldn't help it. You put on the best party ever, and thanks for inviting me! Giggling in Vancouver, Norma

Liz said...

How delightful your party is! Especially the elixir - was it yummy? Thank you so much for inviting me.

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

What a lovely tea party! Everything looked so delicious and I really loved your story.

I do hope you can visit my party for some tea!

Have a lovely weekend!

Marina Capano said...

What a just beautiful photos!

I love your mad te party post!


xoxo

Wendy said...

What a wonderfully enchanted tea party. It was the most beautifully colorful table of treats. I loved all the goodies, they were so tasty and the company was lovely. I hope you would stop by to continue your madness with me for a few cups of tea.
Have a Wonderfully Mad and Curious Day...Wendy from Wonderland
http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/

Carolee said...

What a delightful party, and such delicious treats! Thanks so much for having me!! :)

~ Carolee

yyam said...

Oh your treats look so good! Thanks for having me! :)

Waterrose said...

Just like being a kid again....Loved the tea party....thanks for inviting me!

Abi said...

I'm late, but it was worth the wait! beautiful party post.. and happy un-birthday :O)

Michelle Cummings said...

I'm sorry I'm late! My MIL's memorial was on the date of the party, so I'm now just getting my wits together to visit all the festivities!

Thank you for a hosting a beautiful Un Birthday party! Everything is so magical!


~ Michelle
http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

Angela Weimer said...

Sorry I am a bit late to the party. such a wonderful time and such lucious treats a better time will be hard to beat. thanks for the trip. Angela

ps, sorry a bit late but I have been tied up still trying to complete the Where bloggers create blog party too.

Myrna said...

Hi Lori! Thanks for taking the time to leave sweet comments about my studio!
I must say, you are too cute for words!! I love your mad-hatter tea party~you're a clever gal and so much FUN!!
Your studio is fabulous! So inspirational and organized! What fun it must be to play in there!!
I will be back to visit..I love your art and ideas!
Blessings!
Myrna

Kathy said...

This was just cute as can be. What a delightful un-birthday tea party.

Ta-ta Kathy

Sherrie said...

How perfectly delightful! So glad I got to visit :0)

Shinny Upatree said...

What a delight! I have watched "Alice" so many times now I can almost recite the lines -- and the tea party is my favorite. Thanks for making me smile today.

Victoria Sayer said...

Oh, I know I'm awfully late, for your Tea Party, but I thought I'd just let you know that I've been. And that I was delighted with the lovely photos and verse. Very well done.
You can still drop by if you wish, for a cup of madness at my Tea Party...it is in my June archives, but you are still very welcome.
~Vicki