Saturday, 13 July 2013

Mad Tea Party 2013

This is a magical day indeed! A wonderful lady Vanessa from A Fanciful Twist is hosting her sixth annual Mad Tea Party. Tea and Alice in Wonderland are delightful things, even if it might be rather a jaded era we are living here. More accustomed are we with Edgar Allan Poe and his grim tales, so with a dash of The Black Cat and The Tell-Tale Heart of Poe mixed with Alice's Adventures from Carroll I sent some invitations to my dear friends.


You are cordially invited to Mad Tea Party
Please join me and enjoy 
Tea, hot and sweet as Death 
and Tender Arsenic Cake 
with some Luscious Death Caps 


So many friends came, some grinning like the Cheshire Cat. 


But alas, poor March Hare was not his talkative self that day! 


Many a young lady was wearing the fashionable color.


Other details of ornaments were too beautiful!




Tea was indeed sweet and hot, so warm golden color and velvety feel on one's tongue!



My dear guests were delighted with a new experience of Arsenic, the lemon-like freshness of poisonous delicacy! It was almost half eaten before I had the chance to exclaim "Off with their heads!"



Tea time passed, but Madness continued, so we opened a nice bottle of wine. 



Evening proceeded pleasantly and later, when everyone had had their death cap, we became a bit dandy and decided to gamble a bit. 



So off I went to fetch a game called Biribi, a lotto-like French game from the 18th century.  





Oh, the excitement! Winnings and losings were grand, but the rivals stayed benevolent towards each other.


We had such a nice little tea party, we did not stop to look at the time. Finally my old clock started to feel  abandoned!


So, with Lady Time irritated, we had to end our Mad Tea Party. With some good luck, we might get her on good humor again, hopefully before next year's Mad Tea Party!

27 comments:

  1. Your tea party guests look a bit...stiff. I do take two lumps of blood in my tea, please!

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    1. Well, it is those darn corsets! They keep posture good. ;D Blood lumps would be a neat party trick, must make those next time.

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  2. How fun! I love the rings... did you make them? Please come visit: www.theplayoflightandshadow.com!

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    1. Thank you. :) Unfortunately I did not make them, The tea set ring is from Oslo, Norway. A little boutique in a museum.

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  3. Now a Mad Hatter tea party this is for sure!
    http://heartsdelights.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! The were all a bit mad there. ;D

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  4. Maddness indeed! A bit of poisonous tea is good for the digestion I am told. :-) A delightful time.

    ~ Deb

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    1. So I have heard too. :) It is nice you visited my Tea Party, I have gone to check out yours too. What a beautiful garden!

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  5. Poison and death caps!! LOVE IT!!!

    So awesome!!

    Wish I had been there ;)

    Thank you so much for being a part of the Mad Tea Party ♥

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    1. Thank you for hosting this lovely Tea Party! :D It was really nice to participate and visit all those other parties of other bloggers.

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  6. Great party, loved your outfits! Any good tea party needs a little wine :)

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    1. I feel the same, a good wine can make company even better! :)

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  7. A fabulously dark party, thank you so much for inviting me :)
    Poor cheshire cat seems to have wasted away !!

    I hope you will pop by and visit my party also:
    http://www.madmadammel.com/2013/07/mad-tea-party-2013.html

    Mad Madam Mel xx

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    1. I guess Cheshire Cat did not want us to see it, I could swear a tea cup and some cake disappeared when no one was at the table..! :D Thank you for inviting me to your party too, your tea table is extremely fancy-looking and fun!

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  8. It looked like you all had a great day, really nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks! :) It was a fun day indeed.

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  9. thank you for a wicked and poisonous tea party!!
    I love the pie ring!!!
    Lisa
    http://crochetcrowe.blogspot.com/2013/07/mad-tea-party-2013.html

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    1. Thank you! I loved your mischievous party too, that funny tale and beautiful party clothes you were wearing. :D

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  10. The March Hare was not his talkative self that day ... good one, Jade. :D

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    1. Thanks! ;) I was slightly hesitating, if my sense of humor would be too macabre, since not all participants like the gothic aesthetics. But then I just thought, "hey, they do not have to comment if they find it tasteless!" :D

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  11. OOh what a fun and spooky mad tea party! Thank you 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 look forward to serving you a home made rose macaron or two at my tea party!

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    1. Thank you for inviting me to your mad tea party, I have never met a princess, or twelve at the same time! :D

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  12. Yay a spooky mad tea party! Mine is too! Love it, love the Poe stuff as well!

    http://broomsticksandlace.blogspot.ca/2013/07/a-fanciful-twist-mad-tea-party-2013.html

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    1. Thanks! I did enjoy the slight twist of the theme. And your party is amazing, I have dreamed I could some day attend a parry with an ouija board, so a big thank you for invitind me too! :D

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  13. Macabre! But the Red QUeen is disturbed and the Duchess. Love the miniature ring and the Dali clock. Thank you for inviting me.

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

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  14. Wickedly delicious! Did I have a bit too much or were those marshmallows topped with tomatos?

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  15. Hello Jade, I'm here again, seeing updates. Excellent post, congratulations.
    Greetings from:
    http://terror-en-el-cine.blogspot.com/

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