Mad Tea Party 2014!

“There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one day for a Mad Tea Party.”

We’re serving lots of sweets, milk in martini glasses, juice in champagne saucers, and tea! There are plenty of seats left at the table, so please join us!
If you’re hosting a Mad Tea Party of your own, I’d love, love, love it if you left a link in my comments!

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A Mad Tea Party about me for my un-birthday?
Just follow the rabbit, he’ll show the way!

Once upon a time, in a mansion on a hill up high,
Where a lady, a man, & three girls love quiche and sweet pie,

They all tinkered and played for many, many days
At a glance, they lost and found time in so many ways!

See, within the new big mansion, there are so many rooms;
There are baubles, gadgets, treats, and perfumes.

And, Inside of it there are three more little houses
Since the structures are new, there aren’t any mouses!

Miss Caroline Daisy has a house that is pink;
She stores lots of treasures within it, I think.

The purple house belongs to Miss Abigail Rose;
It fits in her purple room, where she and friends doze.

The third house of gold, is owned by Veronica Lily;
We try to take her photo, but she’s silly, silly.

We make handmade yarn and jewel flower fairy dolls,
We repurpose windows and doors to hang on our walls.

There are collaged mirrors and frames and gilding galore
with lots of belt chairs and globe lamps sure not to bore!

Each day when the clock says six, it’s time for our tea;
By then the lady has baked and prepared, busy as a bee!

She serves trifle, and cookies, and RUSSIAN tea cakes,
Since the three girls help her whenever she bakes.

Please come join us at our blog, we’ve plenty places for peacocks to sit,
Or gather with us for parades, if you won’t pitch a fit!

We can take tea in the garden, where vegetables grow,
Or inside in chairs, that my man did upholster and sew!

Big or small, indoors or out, we make gypsy style,
and craft lots of jewelry to surely bring a smile.

Lots of baubles and jewels, of the insect variety, too.
For, what good is a garden party without bugs to “boo!”?

If y’all click back through the poem, check out our blue links,
You’ll have toured our whole little blog website! “Wink-Winks!”

What do you think of my poem? It rhymed! YAY!! Perhaps the poem will make more sense with photos? Try the links to see! (Some links in my poem are our fun projects, some are our recipes, and others are just bits about us and our family life. All are our photos and all are true!)

Your Friend,
~Amber Hamilton Henson

The Mad Tea Party Hostess with the Mostest, Vanessa Valencia, has THE loveliest “Mad Tea Party” happening now, and links to other tea parties can be found in her sidebar and comments, too! A HUGE, “Thank You! Thank You!” to her for organizing this fun blogland event! Her amazing, fantastical, wonderful, whimsical, fanciful tea party:

Through the Looking Glass

Posted on July 12, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 41 Comments.

  1. All the balloons at the table was a fun touch! I do hope you will come visit my little tea party and Giveaway!

  2. I am not sure my first comment posted? But thank you for hosting this tea party! I do hope you will come visit my little tea party and Giveaway!
    ~Tricia (my tea party link below):

  3. I did some link clicking and now like your FB page as well.
    That is a wonderous pink room! And love those peacock chairs and the recycled repurposed artworks.
    Happy UnBirThDay!

    • Thank You so much for coming to visit! Your story dolls are super cute! Like your witch in the orange dress, I think the girls and I might need to wear wings at next year’s party, too! Already planning! Love it! ~Amber

  4. Amber,
    I enjoyed your eclectic, mad tea party! Great dishes… πŸ™‚

  5. What fun and excitement! I love your plates! Isn’t it fun when the little ones join in? My girl helped me too!

  6. Brilliant work with the poem and I’m loving your home, especially the pink room. Those Russian tea cakes look scrumptious too.

    I couldn’t decide between dark and light so I’ve got two parties up depending on your fancy the light one is

    and my somewhat alternative version is

    I’d love to see you there. πŸ™‚

  7. The photos are glorious. Bright ceramics, wonderful glass work and stunning children. And reading the poem after seen the pictures gave just the right punch.

    Thanks for sharing. Drusilla doesn’t have any punch at her Haunting Mad Tea Party. But there is maniacal laughter. πŸ˜€

  8. Beauty and fun everywhere you look! Great job — any party where sequined hats are encouraged is my kind of gig! πŸ™‚

    And a poem to boot? Truly Celebrating in every way — thank you so much or sharing this day! πŸ˜‰

    Rhonda Roo

  9. Oh what a lovely tea party. Your guests were adorable and your table settings divine. A sweet treat all around (hey, I rhymed two words, anyway πŸ™‚ ). My tea party is at

    Have a lovely weekend.

  10. Hi Amber! Everything looks just beautiful!! You’re welcome to stop by for a spot of tea @

  11. Oh wow, lots of muchness going on in your party with such lovely guests! Your table exudes bright cheery tea madness FUN! Thanks for sharing! Cheers! πŸ˜‰

  12. What fun..for everyone! And everything is so sparkly! have a magical weekend! And bring these tea goers to my house next! Hugs, Diane

  13. Hey, Amber! I loved your poem, I’ll be back to click on all the blue links later…lots more tea parties to visit. Thank you for stopping by my party in the mountains and for your lovely comment.


    Victoria from Brushstrokes

  14. lostinavalonor

    Looks like a super fun party! It’s fun to share these sweet times with our kids. My girls were a part of my party too!

  15. Oh my! Look what you came up with for our MAD TEA PARTY!!! Love the balloons. It’s all so sweet. A very merry unbirthday to you… -xo

  16. Oh how wonderful. I had an amazing time at your party and I loved all of the decorations, sweet treats and tea. Please visit me:

  17. Amber, I love it all, your home is so beautiful and your tablescape, oh my!! You girls must have had the bestest most muchness of times!!!

    A very merry unbirthday to lovely you and your girls!!

    Thank you for playing in the magic!

    ❀ Vanessa {a fanciful twist}

  18. Lovely Tea Party! πŸ˜€ the decorations are Beautiful!

  19. What a magical tea party! Thank you for having me, I enjoyed myself thoroughly!

  20. A wonderful tea party with lovely decorations and three adorable guests, how perfect is that? Your rhyming is amazing, I struggled all day for about ten lines! Great job.

  21. Fabulous, Amber!! Your celebration is delightful, my Dear…I’m so glad I stopped by! (Love those dishes!)

  22. Fabulous table-scape and such a cute party!

  23. Darling Alice’s, and what a scrumptious tea!

    Smooches BrocanteuseRose

  24. Such a party atmosphere. The ceramics and the balloons gave everything such festive coloring, and clearly the guests had a good time. This is my first Tea Party, and it’s amazing to see the effort that people put forward into their Tea. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for making a place worth visiting for us all! Merry Unbirthday to you all

  25. Thank you so much for inviting me. That is such a spectacular table, with some of the best behaved Mad Tea Partiers I’ve seen today! The rhyme is sweet and yes, actually rhymed! It tells a whole story, happy and optimistic and full of inspiration..

  26. Thanks so much for the tea. I enjoy all the color and delight of your tea party.

  27. What a lovely house! I love the chairs! Those bowls are amazing.

  28. There’s so much eye candy on this table… I love it. Love the colorful whimsy, love the garden like plate stack, love the little characters. Fabulous martini glasses! Very fun… πŸ™‚

  29. Lewis Carroll would be delighted with your whimsical design. Fantastic and ethereal! Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  30. Love, love, love! great idea…wonderfully creative

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