Mad Hatter Tea Party

I am so excited to be joining the
'Mad Hatters Tea'
hosted by lovely Vanessa from
A Fanciful Twist
This special tea party is imaginary bliss!

Fun, whimsy, and a whole lot more,
will be shared at her party.
That's for sure!
Come along my friends, magic awaits. . .
just inside my garden gate.
Pretty purple teacups adorned with flowers and lace,
let's you know that this is the place.

Purple is the color I've chosen for whimsical fun.
I'm so glad the party has begun!
Grab your hat, don't delay!

The white rabbit is on his way.

Oh look, he brought along some friends to play.
Bunnies with flowers around their neck.
So cute that you just want to give them a peck!

The birdbath is filled with daisies so white,
My, how they bring me such delight!

Mr. turtle is quite slow. . .
but even he knows where to go.

Freddy the frog is jumping for joy, can't you see?
He's as excited as he can be!
Up on the hill in a wooded glen.
That's where you'll go if you want to attend. 
(this area was filled with Larkspur, but it just finished blooming so I pulled it all out)
In Wonderland, everyone knows that fairies reside,
they're not often seen; because they love
 to hide!

Mushrooms are growing, but oh not too fast.
We want this fun tea party to last!

In this Wonderland not all doors are small,
in fact. . .
some may be very tall.

What kind of a tea would it be, without pretty flowers for you and for me?

If you ask me, petals on the table isn't considered a mess.
They just add a fun touch more or less!

Sun tea brewed by my hubby so dear,
is a favorite of mine. . .
this time of year.

Strawberry filled twinkies with cream on top,
become the tea time treat when that's all you've got.  :)

Hollyhocks reach high into the sky.
Each time I see them they make me sigh!

 The garden is filled with creatures large and small,
In Wonderland we love them all!
(except for the snakes)
(look closely, there's a bumble inside) 
Things are often topsy turvy in Wonderland I do believe,
but it's so much fun you'll never want to leave!

But bid you adieu, I'm afraid I must.  We've been here so long and you might
start to cuss!  lol!
(hey, a girl does what she must to rhyme!)
I am also sharing with these lovely parties:



Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi and WOW Jann! What a beautiful garden you have and I enjoyed your Wonderland. You did a great job with the tea party too! Thanks for sharing the fun!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I LOVE this and you are such a great poet too! What a darling post, and you created a gorgeous Wonderland-precious detail everywhere and oh for the love of purple. I am joining in too-come see me tomorrow if you can!

Kris said...

Roses are red
Violets are blue
What a fun visit
To your garden with you!!!!!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Fabulous job! Love it!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh what a treat to enter your magical garden and meet all your special friends. It's beautiful Jann. Looking forward to seeing your other post. Have a Happy Sun filled day.

Sarah said...

Jann what magical, whimsical fun in your garden! I love your little rhyme and all the garden touches. I have an Alice post up, but not my tea party yet. Still buzzing around. ;-)
Thanks for sharing this fun gathering. Strawberry filled Twinkies! You are too cute!

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

I love your post for the Mad Hatters Party. I wanted to join in the fun but this weekend is my grandson's birthday and I just ran out of time. Your garden is lovely.

Art and Sand said...

Oh, I would love to drop in for your party!

I had so much fun last year joining The Mad Tea Party, but just couldn't fit it in this year.

Now you have me thinking of ideas for next year.

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Your tablescape is just stunning!! It's like a gorgeous fairytale. Love it!!!

Great job Jan!!

Rose L said...

Love the rhyming! Cute idea! I want that hat!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann you never cease to amaze me. I love your beautiful garden tea. Lovely, lovely. XX Jo

Gayle said...

Oh my goodness. You should publish this. Fantastic!!
(and no expense for an illustrator ;)

20 North Ora said...

What a fun post! Love your garden tea party and your poetry!


AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very creative and cute, cute, cute! Love your poetry!

Joy Junktion said...

Well, that was so much fun, Jann! Thank you for the invite, it was great to party with you! Blessings, Cindy

Marcia said...

Loved every morsel.
Thank you for having us for tea.

Cobblestone Prims said...

Love your party...and the violett hat...happy unbirthday to you

Christina Paul said...

wow- your garden is just beautiful!
What a fabulous party- love all the little details, animal guests and that amazing petal cake! I may steal the twinkie idea! Love it!


aspiritofsimplicity said...

lovely mad tea. i love the way the daisies look in your bird bath and think I may do a bit of the same. It's so pretty. And, your little ladybug is so cute. I love ladybugs, though I know some find them a nuisance.

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Oh Jann, your little rhymed cracked me up! I love your pretty table. The Twinkies look adorable all dressed up. That's a great idea that I just may have to steal. :) I'm especially interested in the "cake". It looks like you've dyed something in tea and made a cake with it? Fill me in! Your party was lovely...and I refrained from thank you. :) {Come visit mine too!}

Lots of love!

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

What a splendidly delightful post. Love your garden and your tea party too. BTW strawberry filled twinkies, is this something you can buy? Love the flowers you placed on top of them. Such beautiful photos. Hugs, Beverly

Anonymous said...

OH MY! Your Hollyhocks are just breathtaking. I haven't had any success with mine here in Zone 10 and it has broke my heart. I've enjoyed being a part of your tea party. :)

When you get a chance, please stop by my LJ and join in on the "Wonderland After Dark" fun. Sure, it's a bit DARK but that's the way I like things and there's a lot of love and friendship thrown in there, too.

Unknown said...

Just made my day, you adorable lady. This post has got to be the cutest thing ever and so creative. I could actually hear your sweet and fun voice as I read through the poem and felt as if I were seated right in that chair. Thank you, my friend for inviting me to tea this afternoon, I had a wonderful time.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Jann, what a fantastic job you did with this post, I loved it! So cute, the hat, the setting, everything is just perfect. And those twinkies, yum!
Are those dark red hollyhocks? I don't believe I have ever seen any that color, they are beautiful!
Thanks for such a fun post!

Lori said...

I have so missed joining in on Vanessa's Mad Hatter Party--I've missed the last 3 years. Been so busy. Thanks for sharing your great post. LOVE The purple hat!

Karen said...

Hi Jann,
What fun! I love your rhymes and your Tea Party is gorgeous! Such detail and pretty things! That hat is perfect! Thank you for making me smile! Karen

Laura S Reading said...

Madly wonderful party! (and how ambitious for you to tackle two at once!)
I can almost smell the wonderful scents! Bunnilicious!

Sherry's Cabin said...

Your tea party is fabulous! The rhyming was quite exquisite, too! Thank you for the wonderful tea. The garden and flowers smell wonderful!
God bless and Happy Unbirthday to You,
Sherry - Sherry's Cabin

Vanessa {a fancifultwist} said...

Oh just beautiful! Garden setting is just gorgeous! So pretty and lovely beyond! Happiest Mad Tea Party wishes <3, Vanessa

Merissa Revestir said...

Lovely garden! Looks like you had a fun tea party :)

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh my...Jann, everything is beautiful at your Mad Hatter Tea Party!!

Anne said...

Fabulous!! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, your party was delightful!
Thank you for being a most gracious hostess, my Dear!

Rubbing Sugar said...

What a beautiful tea in such a beautiful garden! And I love your little animal friends!

Sugar-coated hugs,

Nicole said...

What a great little party! I love that looked very nice on me ;)
Thank you for having me over!

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh I did so enjoy the visit to your garden. The tea time setting was beautiful. Loved the purple theme too. Sigh for the daisies in the bird bath, what a delight. Thanks for tea!

Creations By Cindy said...

How sweet. I just love all the details. I got excited when I saw the title. Our ladies at church will be having a Mad Hatters Tea Party in Dec. Thanks for sharing! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Unknown said...

I just loved your tea party, and your story was so fun to read. I really felt like I was there! Beautiful job, I enjoyed it ever so much!

Margie said...

What a fun and creative post! Your are definitely well versed in the Wonderland adventures. I totally covet the purple lace hat!

Calamitous Botanicus said...

Oh I loved your rhymes! Isn't it fun (and a little hard on the brain)? A tea party among pretty flowers, does it get any better? Cheers, Sarah

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a fun tea party, Jann! Love the daisies floating in the bird bath and your rabbits, frog, and turtle are so whimsical. I enjoyed your poetry too. I've had several ladies link up their Mad Tea Party with me and I don't mind a bit. Thanks for making us all feel so welcome and thanks for the smile and joining me for tea. Enjoy this new week.


Christine said...

What a lovely and charming garden tea party you have set out! I am swooning over your hollyhocks! All of your flowers are goregeous as are your garden anmials so cute!! Thank you for the scrumptious treats and the cuppa tea! Have a magical week!

Lynda Shoup said...

Hollyhocks make me sigh too! I used to make hollyhock dolls with my grandmother when I was a child. That was a long time ago. Your table is enchanting. I love the purple touches. Sun tea, how appropriate for this time of year. I enjoyed your party thoroughly.

The kettle's still on at my party if you want to take a peek:

Jeanie said...

What a charming setting! I feel all cheery and magical inside, waiting for the adventures to begin! I hope if you have a chance you'll stop by my tea party at! Happy day!

zerry ht said...

Hey, I am in love with this fabulous mad hatter tea party. Each and every photograph is owe-inspiring. Each and everything is overwhelming. Thanks a lot for sharing photos. At event space Chicago I am planning to host a DIY bash for mom’s birthday celebrations. If you have some more décor ideas then please share!