Friday, June 26, 2009

A Mad Tea Party

The preparations began.

Colors gathered, textures collected and features refined.

Through the "looking glass" she peered once again.

She had remembered the way.

It was always difficult to discern in the beginning.

But slowly as her eyes adjusted, things began to show more clarity.

She hurried to the garden spot to find the table was set.

Tea was prepared.

and the pastries were ready.

She squealed with delight as the guests began to arrive.

After tea she strolled through the garden,

back to the giant toadstool that she had remembered.

Upon arriving she gazed upward to see if Mr. Caterpillar was still perched on top.

Much to her delight, the years of smoking hookah had not stunted his growth.

He had kicked the smoking habit altogether.

And there in all his glory he sat upon the toadstool.

Until next year.....

Wonderland gift tags from "Me" to "You" Click here!

Now if you leave a comment I'll draw a name for a gift on Monday.

It will be a secret gift....just like Christmas!

Thank you, Miss Vanessa for hosting such a wonderful event!


Chrisy said...

What a wondrous party this is...that toadstool is an exquisite piece! And thank you so much for the gift tags! There's a party started over at my place as well!

inventivesoul said...

Happy unbirthday Terisa!
Amber Dawn

LaLa said...

Ditto on Christy and Amber dawn's comments! That 'shroom is fabulous.

Thanks for the freebies! Cool!


Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

I had a wonderful time at your tea party...thank you so much for sharing..Enjoy the Party!

vivian said...

YOu are sooo creative! happy madhatters teaparty day!!

Cre8Tiva said...

thanks for the tags...they will be fun to use...i am a follower now...i had such a good time with you...i am having my tea by the sea...with flowers in my hair...come join me...hugs, rebecca/cre8tiva

MagicMarkingsArt said...

everything was simply scrumptious ~ your wonderful drawings ~ fabulous textures ~ and incredible colors.
thank you and ~ cheers ~

shiborigirl said...

I love your wonderful creatures! Especially the white rabbit.

Stop by for an adventure at my place...


She'sSewPretty said...

What fun! I love your illustrations and that giant toadstool. Thanks for inviting me over Terisa!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

T you surely know how to do it up in style ... with ALL the extra trimmings! I was totally and completely enthralled. :)

thank you, thank you for the wonderful gift tags!!

parasols and maryjanes said...

What fun! Your drawings are amazing.I loved your party, thanks for your lovely efforts.
Carol R

trisha too said...

Alice is on my all time favorite list.

curiouser and curiouser . . .

who are YOU?

i thought of you the other day when the puppy got a pair of scissors and ran off with them!

Pretty Things said...

Your art is just awesome. What a gift!

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

Maggi said...

What a beautiful day with Alice! I love your artwork, it is amazing! Thank you for sharing with us!

You're madly invited to my tea party, I do so hope you'll join me! (unless you already have of course!) :)

Maria said...

What a lovely party, indeed...

Please stop by my house for a little tea and a giveaway too (if you haven't already of course)

What Happens Next said...

Lovely. Your drawings are sublime.

Have a magical day!!

xo Debbie

Whimsical Road said...

Fantastic! I'm having a great time having tea with everyone today!

VintageCrafter said...

Absolutely amazing post!!! Thanks so much for the gift tags too. I LOVE Alice and her story.

TattingChic said...

What fun and magical images! What a creative tea party post! It was fun, thank you! :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Not only do I have a wonderful time at your party, but I get a gift too! What a gracious hostess you are! Have a magical weekend! Twyla

Deborah said...

OOOoooo a party gift?!?!? Thank you ever so much! Lovely tea...come join me...we'll be up late. **blows kisses** Deborah

Maija said...

I sure do like Christmas! Your tea party was lovely!!!

Gourdqueen said...

Just delightful! Your drawings are incredible!! Great part!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a wonderful post, I love your imagination. Thank you for the gift tags, they would be wonderful bookmarks too. I love how you put together all the texture and vibrant colors, your work always makes me feel happy. Happy Mad Tea Party.


Anonymous said...

lovely images!

msartist said...

What a lovely toadstool! I was enchanted by your tea party! I am so glad I got a chance to visit. I do hope you visit my tea party!

Chickenbells said...

Oh my're drawings are simply amazing!! What a fantastic party this has been...

Cottage Way of Life said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful gifts tags, that's super nice!! Loved coming to your tea!!!

Shell said...

A sweet tea party and lovely tags.

T=ME said...

What a wonderful world of color and talent. Could of stayed forever......but I'm late .....some kind of date?

Connie said...

oh boy a secret gift! what a fun time i have had at your party! beautiful illustrations!

Stepping off the edge said...

what wonderful rich, beautiful fabrics! yummy!
How delightfully clever you are!
Thank you for your gracious hospitality and gift tags!

Karin said...

a very lovely post indeed!


*retro-rudolphs* said...

Great party, I enjoyed every minute and must say the toadstool is a very beautiful piece!

Hope you'll stop by my blog too, if you haven't already. I'm giving away a little something too.


Susanna said...

Such a delightful party, thank you for inviting me for tea!

apparentlyjessy said...

Glorious tea party! I enjoyed my visit!


Kat said...

Your toadstool is amazing, what a good idea. (I wish I could sew) Happy tea party day!

gemma said...

Wonderful goodies here. Thank you so much!

Renee said...

Absolutely wonderful and your drawings are pure magic.

Renee xoxo

*~*TWo PiXie DoLLs*~* said...

What a lovely party! I loved it all! Your photos are beautiful, love the Wonderland drawings.


P.S. I'm having a giveaway at my party! Come check it out if you haven't yet!

Runako Designs by Dee said...

what a wonderful party your work is stunning..and the colors so beautiful. Thank you so much for having me.
You’re invited to please visit stop by and visit my party where we’re having a tea of a time!! said...

Magical delightment!!! I LOVE your eye for capturing beauty through your lense!!! And your fingertips ;) Thank you For being a magical part of WOnderland!!

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Incredible drawings. Fantastic photos. What a well done, creative post. Thank you for hosting such a delightful party.

Sending fairy wishes for a .•*˙˙*•.magical.•*˙˙*•. day!

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie
The Artful Paper Doll

Rhonda Roo said...

WOW. I mean really just wow. Crazy surreal whimsical photos and mad mad skills. Awesome concept, and a big ol THANK YOU for the tags! How uber cool are you?
You're going on my twinklestars list no two ways about it.

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

How magical! I'm having so much fun party blog hopping. So happy to discover the many wonderfully creative souls that have come to inspire and delight.

rochambeau said...

Your tale and your creativity has been the MOST creative! Your drawings mixed with your fabric toadstool is genius!
You charm me.
Did I see it is your Unbirthday?
If so, Happy Unbirthday!


fawndear said...

Sorry I'm late I had a hard time tearing myself away from my own Mad Party.
Truly had an enchanting and lovely time visiting your party. Wow such an artistic touch. So Magical!
Have a splendid Sunday.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your art is fabulous! I've had a magical time here! Please visit me, too!

Carapace said...

Hee, I'm glad the Caterpillar kicked the habit! Maybe now he can turn into a butterfly!:D

Thanks for having us over-- and for the tags!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tags. And you made it just enough to also give us opportunity to decorate it too :-)Thanks. Love your toadstool :-)

Lanimoz said...

*:*:*:Make and make-believe! Tea parties better on day three...don't you agree?!!*:* *:*Your tag set is divine!! Pip pip!!*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*: *:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Chris said...

Your blog always has such beautiful, colorful, and fabricky creations, and NOW I see these lovely versions of Alice's friends. Gorgeous! Thank you for a fun time!

fairiemoon said...

Very charming party!

A very Merry Unbirthday!
Erin :)

Anonymous said...

What amazing art you do!! I had a fab time at your party-Thanks


Happy Party Hopping

Jen said...

It is so curious that these Mad Tea Parties are still going strong! I've yet to clean mine up, so please feel free to follow me back down the rabbit hole to Haute Whimsy before life goes back to simply mundane!

TesoriTrovati said...

So sorry to be so late! What a fancy-filled party!

I am still tea-partying! I am holding a giveaway of my own to keep the party rolling. Please come by and say hi at

Enjoy the day!

Robin said...

So sorry I am late
For this important date I've been making my way down the list.

With too little time
I've been leaving this rhyme
For I'm adamant about wanting to persist

I am happy to see
That you're still here for me
And you’re so worth the trip, I insist

And happier still
You're not some run of the mill
But a delightful blogger I haven't missed.

Hope your day has been beautiful

i cant sew said...

i am so enjoying the creative blogs i am visiting!! you came to my blog before i had the chance to join the party, if you return you can see my guests.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi Terisa,

Please forgive my tardiness, it has been way to long to stop by to thank you :( But I do want to thank you!! I have missed our little chats.

Rainy season hit early and with a vengence this year. Not that we are complaining!! By this time of the year things are so dry!!

Will you be showing us your address the situation dress??

Take care and have a wonderful July 1st :)
Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mexico

Pat Winter said...

Terisa, I would love to be able to draw. It has always been my wish. I tried learning but my hand doesn't connect with my brain. I love your tags, thank you.

Lovely presentation. Happy unbirthday!

Carolee said...

Well, I'm just about a week late, but had to drop by to say thanks for visiting!

Your drawings are just wonderful!!

~ Carolee