Friday, July 10, 2015

Tumbling Down the Rabbit Hole; A Mad Tea Party and a Giveaway!

Oh my ears and whiskers, how LATE it's getting....

Life has been so hectic lately, I very nearly forgot - but not being one to miss a good party (or ANYTHING *Alice* for that matter), my tea-addled brain reminded me that magic is afoot....


That's right...

It's time for Miss Vanessa Valencia's annual *MaD TeA PaRtY*...


Some of you have been coming to these parties for YEARS, but for those who are new to all this, the Mad Tea Party is an annual blog-hop; sort of a cyber tea party where we visit with friends and celebrate All Things Alice...or All Things Mad, for that matter, hehe....If you click here, it will take you to Vanessa's "Fanciful Twist" blog, and tea party (always a treat!), where you'll find a list of all those participating - soooooo many wonderful blogs to visit!

But before you go, would you like a cup of tea?

Let's take a look in Alice's tea chest to see what we have....


Do you have a favorite?


I prefer loose tea myself, and I'm thinking I'll have a cup of lemon chiffon - along with some Wonderland cookies of course...


Delicious, yes?

I must fess up though - I didn't bake these. They were a gift some months back from a wonderful art collector, and just made me smile from ear to ear!  

Oh - and speaking of art, before you run off, I have a little giveaway. It's one of my "Down the Rabbit Hole" prints, shown here. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment and include a way to contact you (blog, email, etc). Then on Wednesday evening I'll draw a number, and we'll have a winner!


Thanks ever so much for dropping by, and if you have a moment, do find me and "like" my page on Facebook as well. :)

Finally, for those who know me (friends, family, etc), I'll leave you with this thought from The Cheshire Cat:

"I'm not crazy. My reality is just different from yours."


Artful Wonderland Blessings,

♥ Carolee


32 comments:

April said...

I love that tea chest! Your "Alice" paintings are so amazing. I'm looking forward to all the new Christmas and Halloween pieces as well. :) spells_charms_hexes@yahoo.com

Deb ShireGardener said...

I adore your work. I 'met' you the very first day I went online way back in 2007 and follow you now on FB and Pinterest. I patiently await all your announcements of new pieces ~~~ Deborah

Wendelou72 said...

A very nice party indeed. Thanks for the treats. It was wonderful.

Wende

https://creativeartseatables.wordpress.com/

Kerstin Bulin said...

Love your Party...happy unbirthday to you...we are all mad here...!!!
Hugs
Kerstin

Art @ Home said...

Happy Unbirthday! LOVE the quote from the Cheshire Cat. And lemon chiffon tea? Yes and PLEASE! Thanks for hsoting such a generous giveaway.

Lovely party!

Linking from A Fanciful Twist,
Happy Mad Tea Party!
Ricki Jill

Marion Simmons said...

Carolee

I so love your work and admire you and how you manage
your life. As an animal lover and volunteer, I have
collected several of your cat pieces and I enjoy them
very much.

Thank you for offering these prizes. Such a nice thing
to do for your fans.
Marion Simmons
msimm40490@aol.com

Christina Paul said...

Your work is just amazing! an Alice tea chest- what could be more perfect?
I follow you on Facebook and always enjoy seeing your latest creations!
I'd love to be entered in the giveaway! I can be reached via my blog "contact us"

matgrif said...

I love the tea chest and the stunning cookies that you were gifted. I like loose leaf tea the best too.

Carmen said...

I just love your "Down the Rabbit Hole" painting! Love all your other creations, too. Thank you!

Please come to my party: http://www.moonlyf.com/2015/07/8th-annual-mad-tea-party.html

~♥Carmen♥~

Ronni Ann said...

Love your paintings, Carolee. Especially your Halloween ones! From the party over at: http://healingfairyalphabet.com/2015/07/11/join-the-fairy-mad-tea-party/

aspiritofsimplicity said...

wonderful mad tea! I love your painting! I like loose tea myself..but i happen to have the same brand of tea as your lemon chiffon...mine is camomile and the circular container is bright pink. I love it.

Danzel @Silver Shoes and Rabbit Holes said...

Love your tea chest and paintings! I love checking out all the Mad Tea Parties every year!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I prefer fresh ingredients for my tea as well, including loose tea leaves.

Thanks for the invite. Happy Mad Tea party!

And love the painting! ♥

Rommy said...

Oh my goodness, that tea chest! I prefer loose leaf myself, but boy is it lovely. I can be found at my blog http://kestrilsrhythmsandgroove.blogspot.com in the lucky event I win that painting.

Sarah said...

Carolee, your art is charming! Love the idea of the tea box and your giveaway piece is adorable. I'd love to be entered. Stop by my tea. I'm having a giveaway too, but it's a surprise. '-)

Loren Morris said...

I enjoy making a summer sun tea with bags and lemons. I also make a nettle tea with nettle from my garden. By the way, Firefly Summer makes me happy every time I look at it. Brevsmom@aol.com

Lisa Neault said...

Oh I love these. I follow your facebook page . From the http://theonesixthscaledollhouse.blogspot.com ~Lisa

Sarah Coller said...

Your art is beautiful---I'd love to win. Thank you! :) Hope you're having a lovely weekend so far.
Blessings,
Sarah
sarah@hopeineveryseason.com

A Magical Whimsy said...

The tea goodies look delicious and so 'Wonderland' appealing!
Your artwork is always fabulous.
I have been 'following' you for several years, always loving the EHAG artists.
Yes, please enter me in your giveaway too.
Cheers!
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/
tscat@sbcglobal.net

dawaioser said...

I love the Lemon Chiffon tea, yummy! Your art is charming and I like the one of Alice upside down and falling down the rabbit hole. :)



When you get a chance stop by my party. It's a little DARK, but that's the way I like things...spooky and fun. There's love and friendship there most of all.
http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/861611.html

L J Dogsmom said...

I far prefer the box over the tea. but one must have leaves to read at the end of a cuppa!
No doubt you have very satisfied customers, but what a wonderful gift for one to give back.
Merry UnBirThDaY to you!

http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-fanciful-twists-8th-annual-virtual.html

Deb ShireGardener said...

I meant to add ~~~ if, oh! if only! my name is drawn, I can be contacted via http://a-garden-intheshire.blogspot.co.uk/

and yes, I love tea too, preferably leaf, and Russian Caravan ~~~ I'll bring my Lemon Syrup Drizzle Cake ~~~

Plumfield House Gardens said...

Sweet Tea, love the pics, colorful presentation, hope you will visit me at Plumfield,
http://plumfieldhousegardens.blogspot.com/

petoskystone said...

Love my self some black tea with fresh mint. Ali's, Alice in all of her incarnations 😄 jonquilsgrdn@gmail.com

Vanessa {a fancifultwist} said...

Lovely lovely, tea with you is such a treat for so many years <3 <3 <3 I am so glad you popped in through hectic real life ventures to join in, truly! Happiest mad tea party wishes <3, Vanessa

Lori V said...

Carolee, thanks for sharing your tea party. I just love your work.

Lori V
red shoes and glitter. blogspot.com

Marilyn Miller said...

I love the tea chest, that is for sure. Loose tea for me please too.
Thanks for sharing with us your whimsy.

Anne said...

Always fabulous, always inspiring, my friend!
Hugs,
Anne

The Tragic Queen said...

Love, Love the tea box!
thetragicqueen@yahoo.com

Susan Dietz said...

Beautiful Tea party! Thanks for having me for over for all the fun. Love your pretty Alice art piece!
Hugs,
~Susan
http://flutterbeforeyou.blogspot.com/2015/07/mad-hatters-tea-party-2015-blog-hop.html

beverly e said...

Your cookies made Me smile from ear to ear... so adorable! Thanks for the tea!

Jane K said...

Thank you for the wonderful tea, I love a simple green leaf tea,so refreshing. So sorry I was late, you see I started following this white rabbit and somehow things just went a bit haywire.

J xx