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Mad Tea Party 2016: Blog Hop!!

First
the Tea Cup was HUGE…

Then, it was tiny.

There are so many!

Enough to fashion into a bracelet

to wear to Tea!

…back through the looking glass! 💞




You can see my 2015 tea party, here:

https://whatamberloves.com/2015/07/10/mad-tea-party-2015/
You can see my 2014 tea party, here:

https://whatamberloves.com/2014/07/12/mad-tea-party-2014/
For the Bestest Bestest Mad Tea Party and to visit dozens of other tea party links happening in blog land this week, please hop over to Vanessa’s site, “A Fanciful Twist,” here:

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/2016/07/mad-tea-party-2016-.html

Thanks for Partying with meeee! –Amber

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Mad Tea Party (blog hop!)


Vanessa of “A Fanciful Twist” is hosting her 9th annual MAD TEA PARTY! This will be my 3rd year to participate! Please, join us! Get all of the details and enjoy her stunning photos at http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/2016/06/join-us-for-our-9th-annual-mad-tea-party-.html

See my 2015 mad tea party: https://whatamberloves.com/2015/07/10/mad-tea-party-2015/

See my 2014 mad tea party: https://whatamberloves.com/2014/07/12/mad-tea-party-2014/

So excited!!! 

–Amber

Mad Tea Party 2015

Welcome to our tea party! EAT THIS! We’re all mad here! We may be a bit crazier than others! We have plenty of sweets, but not a drip of tea to be found anywhere! Hahaha! Find a “DRINK THIS” at another stop on your journey while visiting the blogs in Vanessa’s sidebar and comments at A Fanciful Twist! Enjoy:
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Candy!

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Cake Pops!

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Coconut Macaroons!

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Multicolor Spiral Lemon Cookies!

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Veronica Lily!

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Abigail Rose!

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Caroline Daisy!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed Sweets with my Sweet Girls! We’d love it if you’d leave us a comment to let us know that you’ve stopped by! We’ll be visiting Mad Tea Parties all day Saturday, too! If you’re hosting one, please leave a link as a comment!
(See our Tea Party from last year, here!)

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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Prose:

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!”

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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

PS
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:
http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/2014/07/mad-tea-party-2014.html

PPS
Through the Looking Glass

Mad Tea Party!

We’ve been invited to a blogland “Mad Tea Party!” It’s actually the 7th annual event! Where have I been during the last 6 years?!

If you love whimsy even half as much as I do, you should click on the invitation FLYER to be re-directed to the informational (and rules) invitation by A Fanciful Twist. Her whole blog is such a treat! You’ll be glad you visited!

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She is definitely the hostess with the mostest! Beyond showcasing her work, and offering tours of her spaces, she has invited us all to participate in this “Mad Tea Party!” She has links to our blogs on her sidebar, and on July 12th, we ALL post a Mad Tea Party of our own and then hop from blog to blog to visit all of the tea parties!

What will we offer at our tea party on July 12th? (Our = me + 3 daughters?) Well, we’ll pull out our finest, of course! Come see our treasures escape the china cabinet and get put into use! What fun! What FUN!! We’ll serve many treats we make ourselves, like our Coconut Macaroons … with Milk in Martini Glasses, and we’ll have a curious adventure of big and small spaces that we show and tell along the way!

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We’re tweeting the news! The birds have heard and may join us, too!
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Sound interesting? Well, take a look at a few posts from I’ve found from previous years’s Mad Tea Parties:

Hostess Vanessa’s Mad Tea Parties for the last 6 years:
http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/2008/06/the-time-has-co.html
http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/2009/06/-the-mad-tea-party-2009.html
http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/2010/06/mad-tea-party-2010.html
http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011.html
http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012.html
http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/2013/07/mad-tea-party-2013.html

Participant Mad Tea Parties:
http://triciafountaine.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-catter-tea-party.html
http://apinkdreamer.blogspot.gr/2013/07/a-magic-invitation-magic-summer-art.html
http://cobblestone-prims.blogspot.de/2013/07/happy-un-birthday.html
and soooo many more!!

Save the Date, and we’ll see you for a blogland Mad Tea Party in July! Songbirds and sweet treats will be here for our adventure!

Your Friends,
Amber, Caroline, Abigail, & Veronica!

PS
I’m Linking with some great blog parties to extend the invitation! You’re invited to visit the parties:
HowSweetTheSound ~ Pink Saturday