Saturday, July 12, 2014

A Mad Tea Party Tale

On a summer day as beautiful as could be,
 a Gardener invited a Mad Hatter to tea.
She had a ulterior motive you see.


She needed his help with a project most fun,
and without him ... well, it just wouldn't get done.


She asked him to pour and he happily agreed,
though his first choice of teapot was occupied, it seems.
(Though he thought it was possibly the effects of mercury.)

 

The dormouse, all sleepy and groggy from his nap,
 worried the Hatter was thinking he might be a snack! 


"There's Bread-and-Butterfly sandwiches, cookies and cake
and wonderful strawberries that really taste great,"
he squeaked while preparing to make his escape.


"Flamingos!" The Hatter exclaimed, "do you play?"
And so they embarked on a game of croquet,
after all they had flown in from Target that day.


So the Hatter and Gardener had a good time, that's clear. 
Then the Hatter said, "but seriously, why am I here?"
And the Gardener replied, "why, for happiness and cheer!


So that's the story of this tale oh so tall,
I hope you enjoyed it and a happy Mad Tea Party to all!

52 comments:

  1. How wonderfully glorious! Certainly put a smile on my face :D XXX

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    1. Thanks, we had a lot of fun but I think we scared the neighbors!

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  2. Wonderful! I just love this wonderful creativity---how sweet of him to oblige you! Hope you have a lovely day and I'd love to have you come visit my party, as well!

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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    1. Thank you. Well, my husband claims he works in wonderland all day so I guess it was type casting! Can't wait to try your cake recipe.

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  3. Laugh Out Loud !!!! You have made my day! What a delightful Tea! So fun and beautiful, also very nice of that gentleman to pose for you! Please visit my tea here:
    http://plumfieldhousegardens.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-midnight-tea.html
    Celeste

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    1. That's no gentleman, that's my husband! Ha, couldn't resist that line. Wasn't he a good sport? Thanks for your kind words, I'm off to visit your post now.

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  4. What an entirely fun party!! Thank you so much!

    We look forward to your visit at The Tearoom!

    Wishing you a lovely Mad Tea Party weekend!

    Betty

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    1. Thank you, I really enjoyed your collages, of course I'm always partial to kitties!

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  5. I luv it! Now that's a devoted husband. Your garden is beautiful. And you set such a lovely tea table. Luv the silly rhymes too! I used a giant chocolate cream puff to lure Alice and the mad hatter to my party. Hehe
    Keytomyworld.com

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    1. Oh, a giant chocolate cream puff, who could resist that! You have quite a jaunty Mad Hatter yourself and a very lovely Alice, too. Isn't this fun? Thanks for your kind words, and a happy unbirthday to you!

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  6. Happiness and cheer AND a flamingo! What fun you're having! I hope you'll stop by my party and since I live in Florida....bring the flamingo! heehee! Hugs, Diane http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/2014/07/through-looking-glass-by-lewis-carroll.html

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    1. What is it about flamingos that just makes us smile? My grandparents spent their winters there and I remember they were a prominent feature of their postcards. So glad they weren't into alligators! Of course that would be Peter Pan wouldn't it? Thanks for visiting.

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  7. Delightful and well done! :) I do hope you will come visit my little tea party and Giveaway! FairyTalePhotoArt.com
    ~Tricia (my tea party link below):
    http://castlesncrownsboutique.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-tea-party-2014-and-giveaway.html

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    1. Thank you, I love your photo art and its so kind of you to offer a giveaway!

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  8. Ohhh this was crazy and funny...i love it...
    happy unbirthday to you
    Kerstin
    Cobblestone Prims

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    1. Danke, and a very, merry unbirthday to you as well!

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  9. The Mad Hatter made me laugh and *sigh* - your garden is just lovely. (I hope you don't mind but I perused a few posts from earlier entries.) It's been incredibly hot here and muggy, and while my tropical plants are happy, the flowers and roses are suffering...poor dears.

    Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day. If you have time, drop by my tea party. I always love to share tea and nibblies with new friends. :)

    http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/852341.html

    http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/851974.html

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    1. Oh, I can so relate to suffering plants! The weather has been strangely off everywhere it seems, my roses (that survived last winter) have just started to bloom.
      I just loved your Mad Tea Party and left a comment but forgot to add my name, duh! If it's ok I'll drop by again later in the week, I'm curious about your red and white flowering plant. Thanks for visiting.

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  10. Happy UnBirthDaY and Happy Mad Tea!
    Your rhyme was perfection adn filled me with glee.
    http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-fanciful-twists-7th-annual-mad-tea.html

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  11. An enviable Party to attend and a delight even when seen across the magic world of the web. Thank you for the invitation, for the fun, and for the gift of your time. And should time allow and desire demand, do stop by my study for a cup of tea in return. A very merry unbirthday to you. Your invitation! http://thenarratorsstudy.blogspot.com/

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  12. hooray for a helpful and good spirited hubs! Your party was great! Thanks for the invite.
    Susan

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    1. We did have fun, I'm glad you enjoyed our bit of silliness.

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  13. What a perfect setting for your wonderful tea party. How nice of the flamingos to fly in for a game of fun too and too share with a friend is always the icing on any cake.

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    1. Fortunately for the Hatter, the flamingos were happy to play the game. Now just who won is another story. Thanks for dropping by.

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  14. Rhyming is my FAVORITE!!
    I do it at times, too!
    Come have a sit,
    With a friend that is new!
    ;) :)

    (LOVED your party! Great job!)
    ~Amber
    <a href="http://whatamberloves.com/2014/07/12/mad-tea-party-2014/>http://whatamberloves.com/2014/07/12/mad-tea-party-2014/</a>

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    1. I think rhyming does make it just a bit more silly and I think we can all use more of that! It was nice of you to stop in for tea.

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  15. Loved your party and the story was wonderful! Thank you "Hatter" on behalf of a most grateful audience! He was lovely! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, he's a great husband and a fantastic dad, too.

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  16. Wow, loved the story and the faces the "mad hatter" made! Your tea was absolutely whimsical and full of fun. Thanks for sharing! Come join me if you would at....Moments Divine

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  17. You're so lucky to have a Mad Hatter that plays along... what a wonderful, whimsical party!
    ~Carmen~

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  18. Kudos to a great Mad Hatter! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. OH what precious souls!! You two looooook fabulous beyond!! Loved every minute of it, the tablescape the flamingo games, the hattttter!!!

    Thank you so much for joining in the mad tea magic!
    A very merry unbirthday to you!

    <3 Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

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  20. Your Mad Hatter was such a good sport (don't you love when they play along)! I love your little garden. Thanks for having me over!

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  21. Yay happiness and cheer is wonderful.

    Such a fun tea party it looked like you were both having a brilliant time. :-)

    http://phoenixra.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/fairyland-goes-tea-party-crazy.html

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  22. Oh how I love your tea party (written from the Mad Hatter POV) what an interesting take! You're welcome to visit and have a cuppa tea with me @ http://dandeliontwist.blogspot.com/2014/07/its-good-day-for-mad-tea-party.html

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  23. That is a distinguished looking Mad Hatter for sure! Beautiful garden tea party. I enjoyed myself thoroughly!

    http://broomsticksandlace.blogspot.ca/2014/07/a-fanciful-twist-mad-tea-party-2014.html

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  24. the table was stunning , the tea hit just the right spot and I had a wonderful time .. thank you for the invite • ¯`v´¯)
    `*.¸.*´ ¸.•´¸.•*¨`*. ¸.•*¨*.¸¸.•*¨`*•
    (¸¸¸.•*¨`*•.•´*.¸.•´* .•´*¸¸.•*¨`*• ♥♥ hugs wendy

    http://blissangels.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-hatters-tea-party-2014.html

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  25. PurrrFection said the Chesire cat and I! Thank you for bringing such joy to our day! Cheers!

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  26. Oh, thank you for letting me peek into your lovely garden setting.

    B E A U T I F U L !!!

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  27. Fabulous!! Your celebration is delightful, my Dear...I'm so glad I stopped by!
    Hugs,
    Anne
    www.alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com

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  28. Fabulous!! Your celebration is delightful, my Dear...I'm so glad I stopped by!
    Hugs,
    Anne
    www.alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com

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  29. I love this! I loved the cakes and the most wonderful Mad Hatter (with the most fabulous hat. That's got to be worth more than 10/6) and the dearest little Dormouse. Thank you so much for inviting me to tea in this wonderful garden!

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  30. Beautiful garden, love the arch way. Happy Mad Tea!

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  31. Oh I love your tea party in the garden.
    The bread and the butterfly sandwiches just right.
    What a fun thing to have that Mad Hatter play along.

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  32. Your Mad Hatter is Fantastic! And I've enjoyed falling down your Rabbit Hole for Tea! Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  33. I absolutely do remember pet rocks, my Dear! Yes, Chessie is definitely one! :)
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  34. Wonderful! Wonderful! I'm late in making my way around, but I am enjoying taking my time and savoring each Mad Tea Party.

    I am chuckling away at your clever tea party. So many things to love. You gave me a big smile.

    Sorry I didn't reciprocate with a tea this year. Though I did post a thank you on my blog should you like to see it.

    http://reclaimingmybohomojo.blogspot.com/2014/07/tea-party-rain-check.html

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  35. This was just a delight! Love the mouse in the teapot and what a charming mad hatter!
    I had looked everywhere for flamingoes lol- how did I miss them at Target? lol
    Thanks for making me smile!

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  36. What lovely, great fun! How charmingly done! The hatter seems quite a good sport! Happy Un-birthday to all! ! ! :)

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  37. What a lovely tea party! Tea in the garden looks lovely! You are a very well dressed pair!

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  38. Hey!! Such an amazing tea party. The tea pots and cups are elegant. Planning to arrange a tea party at one of San Francisco event venues and will have Alice in wonderland theme. Need to have wonderful ideas on it.

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