Saturday, June 26, 2010

Tea Party!!!!!!

The invitations were sent out and the guests are arriving from under the garden leaves with Salvadore Squash leading the way.


Just to his right came Sir I. B. Bones out from another hosta plant.....

who asked where the chocolate biscotti was located because he could smell it through the screen door. Those skinny fellows really love their chocolate!

Grandmother's tablecloth, dishes and hand-crocheted napkins are arranged neatly for the guests...

the tea has been poured, the cookies and biscuits plated, the flowers arranged (with two of the guests awaiting their turn for treats) .....

and the table set with frosty berries for the ice tea.

Have some tea, eat some sweets...want more than one, feel free to have as much as you would like! Go to A Fanciful Twist and go to the list in her left column to join in the Tea Party 2010!!! Thank you Vanessa for creating so much fun for us!!!

Yikes, forgot to post I have a little painted pumpkin head giveaway as part of leaving a comment. He was hiding in the flower arrangement!!! Leave a comment before June 29, and I'll put your name in for the little fellow...follow my blog and your name goes in the drawing twice!


Enjoy the party!!
Laurie

55 comments:

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Laurie, everything looks so beautiful! I'd love to share a cup of berry/iced tea with you!

Lori

Len said...

Salvadore Squash has such character, great work. I already follow do I get 2 chances to win?

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Oh my goodness, If I didn't know better, I would think that Salvadore is a squash on the vine ready to be picked! He looks extra fantastic in the sunlight! Your table is so well appointed and love the vintage table cloth. Thank you for hosting such a delightful tea party!
~ Deb

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Oh.. and I follow your fun blog too! :-)

Deb

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Laurie, I forgot to say I am a follower too :)

sheila said...

What a nice party! Everything looks wonderful.

Pattee said...

I love your Mad Tea Party Laurie!

AND I loved that your guests were a bit different than Alice and the Mad Hatter.

That ice tea looks delicious!

Yes please put my name in the mad hatters hat ~: ) Today is my birthday so maybe it will bring luck! Lol~

: ) Pattee

Melissa said...

Thank you for having me to your fabulous Mad Tea Party! Everything looks yummy especially the biscotti, Yummmmmmmm.

I am already a follower and would just love to win that painted pumpkin!

HUNBUN 22 said...

I just love your work.I already follow your blog and would love you to follow mine also.
That sounds desperate...lol
LOVE your work

Hugs,
Lisa Wolf

fiddlestixstudios said...

Laurie,I absolutely ADORE your new dollies!Your tea party is wonderful~I camped out by the biscotti with Sir I.B.Bones,although he did swat my wrist when I was going for a THIRD piece!Love it all!Thank you for having me!Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway! I clicked to follow your blog too :).
Hugs,
~Mandy

A Gilded Life said...

Your party guests are just delightful!!

xo Debbie

comeflywithmestudio said...

love, love, love your characters! thanks for inviting everyone!
linda

Twyla and Lindsey said...

A very magical tea party indeed!!!!
Beautiful creations!!

Lindsey

Carousel Dreams said...

Such delightful guests at your tea party! They made me most welcome! Thankyou for the tea, it was lovely...off now to visit everyone else x

Cosmic Goddess said...

Hi Laurie,
I love the photos of your amazing creations - looks like you were all having a fantastic time! Thanks for the invite.

http://cosmicgoddessblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/were-all-mad-here.html

Chatelaine said...

Loved spending time with your interesting guests at your tea party.

Everything was wonderful!

Thanks for visiting my party too!

Deborah said...

OMGoodness, your creations are FABULOUS!!! Love your studio name. A very delightful visit was had.
**blows kisses** Deb

michelleK said...

Ahhh its a halloween mad tea party!

Happy mad tea party day!

<3M

tinypearl5758 said...

Please, Please put me in for the give away. What a fantastic tea party, wish I could have been there. Love your work. xxx

yyam said...

Wow! What a yummy tea party! Thanks for inviting me over!

Love the painted pumpkin head! :)

Wendelou72 said...

Your arts are divine! What do you make then out of? Thanks for having me to your Tea Party I enjoyed my stay. I will come back another day!
Wende

http://creativeartseatables.wordpress.com/

Justina said...

Laurie,
Thank you for stopping by my tea party, I hope you had a lovely time! I just stopped by yours as well, and I have to say, I am blown away by your creations!!! How do you make those!!? They are adorable !! They seem very Halloween inspired...Do you have an etsy? Halloween is my favorite holiday and I saw some witches on your page that looked so cute !! I also love your pumpkins"=D well I hope you stop by my blog again soon ! I will def be back to yours !

-Justina
La Boheme Magique

http://labohememagique.blogspot.com/

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Wende and Justina,
They are made of paper mache and Halloween is my favorite holiday to create for....pretty obvious, huh?!!

Thanks everyone for stopping by today. I have many more stops to make on the Tea Party rounds, but I so need to paint I have to go to the studio table or get fired. I hate being a nasty boss!!
Laurie

meeyeehere said...

Thank you for serving me at tea!! What a lovely tea it be!! I do enjoy the friendliest gourds in the garden! I want to be the winner here I am selfish,do pardon!

I follow you!

Cassandra said...

Delicious food, delightful guests!

Abi said...

What a treasure Laurie. I adore your art.
Have an enjoyable weekend :O)

Penny said...

Laurie,
I love following your blog. It is not only eye candy but just good old time fun. Penny

http://folkartbypenny.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

Thank you for such a lovely party! I love your creatures!

Designs by Blanche said...

What a beautiful & creative post! Your creations are a sheer delight!
Thanks so much for visiting with us, Zuni and I had a wonderful time at your tea party - Sir I. B. Bones caught her attention for sure!!
♥♥♥

Skelly Addict said...

So very cute Laurie! I'm lovin the little painted masks you're creating for your characters! Thanks so much for the smiles today!!

Lori said...

Oh, such adorable characters! Love them. Oh and what yummy treats and the fruit was delicious!

Sylvia Smiser said...

Hi Laurie,
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your tea party. Thank you for welcoming us into your home! Alice, the march hare and I are thrilled to taste all your goodies. Yummy! Thank you for visiting our tea party!!! We were so excited you could come!
Words cannot express how much I LOVE your art work and how privileged and LUCKY I would feel if I could win your giveaway pumpkin head. He is absolutely AMAZING!!! PLease consider me for you giveaway!
Thank you so much,
Sylvia
sylvia@anaboocreations.com

Sylvia Smiser said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention I am also a blog follower, of course!
I'm a big fan,
Sylvia
sylvia@anaboocreations.com

Valeriote Design said...

Better late never never. Drank too much at another Tea Party and ended up having to spend the night to sleep it off. Glad to see there are still some yummy treats left and oh my goodness a giveaway as well. Oh happy day!!

Tell Squash and Bones that they can hide out in my Hastas anytime. There is always a chunk of chocolate lying about somewhere my house.

Everything looks magical Laurie!

Waterrose said...

Lovely tea party and thanks for sharing with me! What cool gourds.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Magical tea party! Thank you so much for the invite. And thank you, too, for offering such a lovely dor-prize! If you have not yet done so, I'd be honored to have you sit a spell with me ~ for tea...http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-mad-tea-party.html
Sincerely, Theresa (aka The White Queen)

Diana Evans said...

oh what a magical tea party!!! this is so much fun!!! I love all of your amazing photos and treats!!!

wonderful to meet you!!!

~Que Bella~ said...

Oh my stars... I love Salvadore Squash and Sir I B Bones! What delightful guests at such a lovely tea party! Thanks for having me!

Anthropomorphica said...

What wonderful creations Laurie, thank you for inviting me to your tea party!!

A big thank you for coming to mine and leaving such well wishes :)

dawaioser said...

How wonderful and *oooh* - I love all things festive and with a hint of Halloween. Your squash/gourd fellow is great.

Thanks for letting me share in your special tea party! If you haven't already feel free to drop by my gathering. :)
~ Misha/DawaiOser <3

http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/747155.html

Linda said...

Oh, what a lovely Tea party you had. I enjoyed myself 100%. I met so many wonderful people that our friendships will last forever.
Thank you for the invitation and I would like you to come to my party..
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

dellamarinis said...

I thought I commented before (the list confuses me :) Beautiful work, Laurie! I absolutely love your dolls and your mad tea was delightful!

Lucys Baby said...

I'm a FAN!
Love your work, always inspirational eye candy!
Cute post!
Jan

Linda said...

Such lovely pieces you've made...You are so very creative. You've made such a magical, arty and delicious party. Your art work is amazing.

Caroline said...

Hi Laurie! Happy tea party to you :)

Kristal said...

Oh my, your guest are quite FABULOUS!! New fan here...totally love what you create!

Thanks so much for having me for tea, it was a lovely party!

~♥~
Kristal

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am blown away by your work! These are so inventive! They are just amazing. Thank you for sharing tea with us, and I hope you will let me reciprocate your hospitality!

Happy Tea Partying...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Christina Silverio said...

What amazing art dolls! I'd love to be in the hat for that delightful fellow!
Please visit my own little party, and try your hand at winning my giveaway!
http://hoydendesigns.blogspot.com/2010/06/mad-tea-party-and-giveaway.html
~Christina

Daryle and Katie said...

Laurie... who cares about a tea party when you can feast your eyes and spirit on the likes of Sir I.B. Bones and Salvadore Squash! What a hoot! They are wonderful! You make me smile... Daryle

Fair Rosamund said...

What a fabulous party, your dolls are incredible!! :) Thank you so much for having me over for tea :) ~Lauren

Leanne E said...

What a lovely party and such great guests--makes me hope to own my own Christmas Count with his own teatime mask... Please put me in for your draw, and yes, I do follow you on my blog :)

PEA said...

How I love a tea party. Your guests certainly are very interesting fellows. I would love to invite them here for a visit. LOL
Have a wonderful week Laurie and I think you need to replace the chocolate. LOL
Pea

Jorge de Rojas said...

Laurie, sorry I missed your Tea party it looked like it was blast. I absolutely love the mask that Sir IB Bones is holding. As usual your blending and color layering is superbly subtle, but scrumptious.

~Tonya said...

Such a wonderful tea party! Have not stopped in a while and what do my wondering eyes see....such pretties!

Thought I was already a stalker (I mean follower), but I was not. LOL Am now! You lil punkin is so sweet Laurie and I see some other neat creations peeking out.

Have a Happy & Safe 4th.
~Tonya

Susan said...

Everything looks yummy! Squash one of my favorites. Susan
seasonalwhimsies.blogspot.com