Friday, June 24, 2011

♥ A Mad Tea Party and a Mad Giveaway! ♥

It's that time again....

Have you been anxiously awaiting it as I have?

It's the annual *Mad Tea Party*, right here in bloglandia, hosted by the always enchanting Vanessa Valencia, and her handsome cohort, the Mad Hatter, at Vanessa's blog "A Fanciful Twist". For those of you not familiar, this is annual blog-hopping sort of event, beginning on the aforementioned blog, where all the Mad Tea Party participants are listed...

Visit any or all, as time allows, but I feel that more is always better, especially when it comes to madness. ;)

So let the party begin!

Let's see, we'll need a teapot...I love them all. You decide. ♥

Now let's see what's in the Mad Tea Chest...

Maybe a cup of herbal brew?

And what tea party would be complete without sweets? I've baked up a batch of pink lemonade cupcakes just for the occasion. And how fun is the tea cozy? It was a gift from a very talented collector friend. So sweet of her. ♥

I love, love, LOVE tea parties, don't you?!

I'm so glad you came to visit, and hope you come back again to have a further look around! But before you go, do leave a comment - any comment will do - and you'll be entered to win this whimsical little painting "Down the Rabbit Hole". This is an original, not a print, painted in acrylics on 5" x 5" gallery canvas, and signed by the artist (me). :)

The edges are painted too, so there's no need for a frame.

I'll draw the winner's name via random number generator next Saturday, July 2, at 9PM.

Until then, "Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting!"....I must be off...

Happy Mad Tea Party Day!

♥´¨)
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ ♥ Carolee

83 comments:

Lee said...

Oh, Carolee, what fun!
Your tea party was fun-Thanks for inviting us!
Yummy cupcakes, too!

Marnely Rodriguez said...

you are so talented! love this! wish I win! :) happy weekend!

GraceBeading said...

LOVE it! And that photo of those teapots... wonderful! Beautiful stuff Carolee

Sassy Marsha said...

Oh, a tea party! Yum pink lemonade cupcakes!!

Oh, painting "Down the Rabbit Hole" is wonderful!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thank you for the tea and cupcakes!

xxoo

debbieluttrell said...

How exciting! I can't wait to visit the other blogs! Love your give-away piece, too!

Shawn Neuhalfen Blackdeer - Miller said...

Soooo Much talent ! And soooo much fun...I just might have to spend the weekend having my tea:)

Rue said...

I love your teapot collection!

I've been such a fan of your art since I found you online a year or so ago. This picture of yours is whimsical & lovely!

Sylvia Smiser said...

Hi Carolee, What a wonderful party you have given. The pink lemonade cupcakes were incredibly delicious.
Thank you for having me over!
Please stop by mine:
http://www.anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com

Hugs,
Sylvia

DellaRae said...

What lovely teapots and a wonderful painting. Wish I had the cupcake recipe!

Melissa said...

I had a divine time at your tea party! Your painting are wonderful as always! Thanks for having me!

petoskystone said...

loving the red/white striped stockings on alice! :)

apinkdreamer said...

what a wonderful party! thanks for inviting me!!!

http://apinkdreamer.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-summer-party-in-pumpkinland.html

Amy said...

Lovely tea parties everywhere!!

maddyrose said...

Loved the cupcakes. I've never had pink lemonade ones, and the tea, brewed to perfection. If I were lucky enough to win one of your paintings life would be perfect. Wonderful post, Carolee.

Sara said...

I did so love your tea party. I love the painting. Hugs Sara

Pixie said...

Thanks for having me over to your party! It was quite full of MAD fun.

http://pixiepages.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-tasting-extravaganza.html

Terri said...

Beautiful tea pots and delicious tea too! How fun to come and see your Mad Tea Party! I adore the tea cozy and am inspired to create one too!
Thank you so much for sharing your party with us!
Hugs,
Terri
http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party.html

Teresa said...

Hope I win. Hope I win, Hope I win! there, that should do it. I feel like i'm always falling down the whole at my "real" job :)

【ツ】 ⒶⓃⓃⒺ 【ツ】 said...

The tea party you created is truly fit for Alice and her friends!!! As for the painting...soooo sweet...and love that you painted the sides (makes it a super fun piece)!!!

mirsini's creations said...

Love your Mad tea party and all of your teapots are great! It's difficult indeed to choose!! The Mad tea chest is fantastic!! Oh! I would be very very happy if i won this wonderful paint of yours!!! You are a big talent!!!!
Thank you for the chance!!!
HuGs! :o)

sassypackrat said...

What a sweet tea party! I can't decide which tea pot to use! Love the painting!

Exclusively Yours Ltd said...

What a fun party! Can't wait to visit your etsy store. I would love to win your painting- -I need a little whimsy in my life. This tea party weekend has opened my eyes. Thank you for the invitation. Have a beautiful day, Pat

Linda in New Mexico said...

Happy Mad Tea to you. What a lovely "presentment" you've made. Thanks for having me. Oma Linda

BLISS angels said...

Stunning tea party... with teapots and more teapots .. magcial post and the artwork stunning!.. here's hoping wishing and dreaming one come my way...
now pop over I'm waiting you see .. with good treats and teacups ..Hugs wendy at http://blissangels.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

i love all the teapots! and the painting is so cute!
thank you for having me
lisa

Heathen said...

What a wonderful collection of teapots! The one with the harlequin pattern is my favorite.

The tea box and painting are beautiful as always. I love your art.

Thank you for inviting me to your party and please drop by mine as well.
http://heathens-haven.blogspot.com/2011/06/tea-in-garden.html

Róisín said...

Great party post and I love your artwork! Hope you enjoyed the festivities!

Roisin x

Kelly said...

Your tea party box which stores tea.....genius. Gorgeous work! Thanks for sharing!

Fair Rosamund said...

What a lovely party, and I would love to be entered to win that beautiful painting! Thank you so much for inviting me :) ~Lauren

Aurelia said...

I like the tea pot with the orange lid and the cats on it :) Pink lemonade cupcakes sound delicious! I had fun at your party :)

I'm also taking part in the Mad Tea Party blog hop and hope that you'll visit my party to have some fun there too :)

http://modernwomans.blogspot.com/2011/06/welcome-to-my-english-tea-party.html

Ann @ Childrens Tea Party Sets and Ideas said...

Oh how precious a visit for grandmother and grand kids - we especially delighted in your adorable tea set pieces - especially all the lovely and gorgeously unique tea pots. Thank you!

Linda said...

I had a wonderful time at your tea party. There were so many wonderful things to see and do. I hope to be counted in on your giveaway. Your dishes and tea pots are so much fun. Please come and visit me:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

What a fantastical tea pot collection! I am jealous, indeed I am!

fairiemoon said...

I love all of your artwork. You do some fabulous pieces!

Thanks for the eye candy!

Have a mad party!
Erin :)

http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/weathertop

Pabkins said...

That is a gorgeous little painting! I absolutely adore it. oh come home to me for some tea! I'm just a little silly - very little sleep today what with all the blog hopping.

Come join me for my give away!
Tabitha
http://pabkins.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-my-wonderland-wedding.html

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

Carolee, you are one of my most beloved kindred spirits!!

Your teapot collection is swoonilicious, I tell ya!!

And pink lemonade cupcakes???? Me want!

Your painting is sublime, I will wish upon a star!!

Thank you for being such a delightful friend! You are so beyond talented, kind and special!!

Love, Vanessa

Karla of Dreamaginarius said...

Your tea party was amazing!! Loved the pots, the tea boxes, your whimsical paintings!! Please count me in! Thanks for sharing and having me over! I am off to your Etsy store now:)
xo,
Karla
www.dreamaginarius.com

The Weekend Artist said...

Oh wow i love your teapots specially the orange cat! Would love to win alice!!! Hope I do! Sorry am late getting here...fell asleep due to time difference! Thanks for the tea! Do come visit mine I've heated a pot for you!

http://theweekendartist.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011-by-weekend-artist.html

Janine said...

Oh this is pretty and enchanting again.
I love it. Please count me in.
Have a great sunday with lots of cake and tea
Janine

Jennifer Hepler said...

I love to see another PFATT EHAG artist having a party! YAY!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I am so happy to have finally arrived at your party - sorry I'm late! Everything here is just so lovely!!! Your painting is amazing - as always! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Hope you'll pop on over for a visit with me!
http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/its-mad-tea-party.html

Thank you again for a lovely time...enjoy all the festivities!

dogsmom said...

Too many sweet teapots to choose just one!

I am marking my way so I can return and visit.

Please visit me as well. http://dogsmom.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/dreaming-madly-of-tea/

niina said...

So pretty pretty pretty. I adore your teapots! so funky and colorful and the Alice painting is so cute. Count me in to the giveaway!

Danni said...

I love that collection of teapots you have! I'm working on a collection of my own and am always so intrigued by the variety of everyone's collections. :)

Whimsical Kreations said...

Oh such a wonderful tea party. I love the delightful, colorful teapots and those cupcakes...Yummo!! Thanks for the tea party, it was scruptious.

All your paintings are so delightful. They always make me smile. You're a wonderful artist. It would be very special to own one of your creations.

Doodles said...

So delightful. Looks like a good time was had by all at this years tea party. Love the Fanciful Twist! Would so love to win your give away. Best wishes and luck to all.
Doodles

gbkoru said...

What a wonderful tea party!

Karin said...

Fun! Thank you!

NICOLE PENROSE REYNAUD said...

another beautiful piece of artwork! love it! you are such an amazing artist .........

Les said...

If the tea party is open to other eccentric characters, I'll be right over! =♥..♥=

black eyed susans kitchen said...

L♥ve this!!! I always enjoy stopping by, and especially when things get a little tea partyish...the good tea partyish!
♥, Susan

Cornerstoregoddess said...

They stripey tights are divine. If I had those, I'd jump down a rabbit hole, too.

canngil said...

How delightful!!! please add me in! I am a follower now too!

Painting Apples said...

Oh my I love all those wonderful teapots! and pink lemonade cupcakes? YUM! Your talent is simply amazing! Its great to have found you this way! Thank you for having me I have enjoyed my stay!

xoxo
Gigi

rachelsmith133 said...

Such a great tea party, I loved your selection of tea pots and your tea chest, that was very pretty.

Brown Sugar Babies said...

Love your whimsical spirit ... and your art too!! (wink)

pootersnoots said...

I love the teapots! SO cute, and those cupcakes look nummy. Love the striped tights on Alice, lol.

Matt said...

OMG I LOVE IT, love it love it!!! and I want it, want it, want it!!!! :D

spiceblogger said...

Such a talent! That painting is whimsy incarnate! :)
Thank you for such wonderful time at your tea party. Visit mine to continue the fun!

http://www.inthelandofspice.com/spiceblog/spiceblog/Entries/2011/6/25_Mad_Tea_Party.html

Scrap Vamp said...

I love your creations! Thanks so much for inviting me to this enchanting tea party! I had a lot of fun! I hope you will visit my tea party as well!

http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011.html

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

You sure know how to create some fun! Thanks for the effort you put into your post for us all. Your painting is great. Just great. See you down the rabbit hole; *smiles* Norma

Debbie said...

what a charming party! Love all you creations, just lovely
Thank you for the invite.

Debbie:)

Libbey said...

I love all the tea pots! I can't choose.

Cameron said...

Carolee! What a beautiful teapot collection you have! Perfect for madness and mayhem....and magic, too :)

Thank you so much for having me! I enjoyed myself so much, I became a follower.....yay!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolee!

Love your canvas paintings! This one is especially cute. Your tea party looks like fun and the yummy goodies too.

Janean

Que Bella said...

What a delightfully mad tea party! So many wonderful teapots to choose from and such lovely artwork. Thanks for sharing, Michelle

Rita said...

Love your drawings! Love the teapots!!!

Robin said...

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

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

All this running about
Has left me dry in the mouth.
Might I have a cup of tea?

Your lemonade cupcakes
and lovely art
are such a delight for me

Oh my, the time
It goes so fast
I must be on my way

But fear not friend
I shall return
Please……Have a beautiful day.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I have enjoyed your party!
Happy UnBirthday to you !
Blessings;
~Myrna
http://daylily777-myenchantedhome.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party.html

A Magical Whimsy said...

Your tea party was so charming! I loved all of the tea pots and goodies! Your art work is fabulous!
Please come on over to my blog as I am participating too. I am having three giveaways!
Cheers!
Teresa in California

Sky said...

Hi Carolee..blogger seems to be letting me post this time..remember I would like the bee teapot..(really want that..I love it)..and I'll have a cup of lemonbalm tea and 3 cupcakes

Miss Holly said...

Ok, I have to ask... have you ever submitted a "sun" to the Sunday Morning Show on CBS???? If not, you sure need to!! That one is GREAT!
You rock lady!!!

Alisa Noble said...

The tea and cakes were very good, thank you!
And I love your tea chest!

agreyeyedgirl said...

What a beautiful tea party! I'm so impressed by your lovely tea pots, and by your wonderful painting! So gorgeous <3

Susan said...

oh what fun goodies you have to play with...love that kitty tea pot!Thanks for having me over. please come visit :)
Susan

http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2011/06/fanciful-twists-mad-tea-party-2011.html

Loren Morris said...

I love this! Your artwork is so whimsical, it makes me happy!

adward32 said...

Thanks for the great cupcakes!
!

T.N Colna said...

Oh, those cupcakes look so yummy!!!!
Have a wonderful week-end

Carina said...

I cannot decide between the pink lemonade and the coconut bliss cupcakes. Perhaps I will have one of each with a spot of tea.

Nita Butler said...

Wonderful teapots! Love the tea boxes and the cupcakes look yummy!! Tea parties rule!!!!

Nita Butler
dbutler61@sbcglobal.net

WayWardWitch said...

Looks like a yummy Give Away!
Have a safe July 4th!

Designs By CK ★ said...

Loverly Carolee!

mE >:-)

Lyn said...

I love all the tea pots