Welcome to Miss Vanessa's Mad Tea Party!


I awoke this morning with such a curious feeling.

After I had dressed, I ran downstairs, ate breakfast and settled myself down next to Mother to make daisy chains.




I always love when Mother reads to baby and me. She is so very creative with the voices. She was reading a wonderful tale of a little girl following a white rabbit. She fell down a hole and had a grand adventure. It was nearly midday by the time she stopped. I had become quite drowsy.




“Well my darling, I’m afraid I must run off to my ladies’ tea. They await me in the drawing room. I’ve put baby to sleep. If you like, you may take tea in your room.” Her voice sounded like the chiming of sweet bells.

“Yes Mother, but I do wish I could have tea with you and the other ladies.”

“Someday you will, my child, but you are still too young.” She affectionately bent down and kissed the top of my head. “Now run along, dear.”





I tripped off lightly to my room and there I found the loveliest little tray filled with all the things I love best to eat.

“Oh, this is lovely, but I do wish I could attend a proper tea.’

“But you can,” said a voice close by.

“Who said that?” I whispered softly.

And to my delight a fairy as beautiful as a dream descended right in front of me.

"Have you not heard?” she said, in a voice as soft as a cloud. “Miss Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist is hosting a Mad Tea Party. I can take you there by magic, if you wish. You must dress properly first.”



I ran to my bed where my best gloves lay, and slipped them on quickly.




I turned, and resting on my little settee was my feather fan.




I opened it to make sure it was in working order.




My eye caught the glint of my tiara and I put it on and twirled in front of the fairy.





“Am I properly dressed? May we go now?”

“You’ll need one more thing,” she said. “You’ll need a mask.”

“Oh!” I cried, “But I have no mask to wear.”

“Do not fret, little one. I have made one for you. I do hope you love it.”




“Thank you! Thank you!” I replied. I slipped on the mask and the room began to glitter and spin . . .

To find out where our little heroine went, click here and follow the trail of glitter.

53 comments:

LiLi M. said...

Great post Nancy, I love your mask! Not only the way it looks but what it can do is very special too. I'm off on the glittery trail......sparkle tap tap toe sparkle.........whooshshsh

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

Hello. You are perfectly dressed--not I, I am in a simple dress and barefoot. I do always have some glitter in my hair though.

LW said...

Dear Nancy,

Thank you so for the wonderful time…
All was delish…

Adore your mask ..and the table you set ..
please Stop on over to have your fortune told…

Louise

Miss Sandy said...

What a fun and fanciful and creative post! I think I'll see where the fairy dust leads!

Sherry/Cherie said...

The tea table set so beautifully with flowers and tea sandwiches...and your dainty gloves and pretty fan and mask -- I'll recognize you there for sure! See you at ViVi's!

bluemuf said...

Nancy, what a delightful post. I so love your mask and your lovely little gloves. See you at the party.

Hugs karen

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Wonderful party! Glitter & dancing, mingling and singing! My, my mind is all over the place today!

-sip-

Lovely tea party d'ling,
Monica :)

Lola Enchanted said...

Such a delightful and soothing post!!!

Very sweet!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my! I love that mask! Pretty, pretty!

rochambeau said...

When the little girl appears with Fairy God Mother to Ms. Fanciful's Mad Tea Fete, the crowd will hush as they behold the beauty of most magnificent mask ever seen in the world!!

xo
Constance

dubuhdudesigns said...

A very sweet post and I'm digging those cat eyed glasses/mask :) Nice to see you at the party!
~Christine

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a beautiful story!
I always enjoy my visits to your Wonderland!
Becky

Donna O. said...

I feel faint! May I borrow your fan?? So many pretty things at Vanessa's and HERE!!!
D.

studiorose said...

Such a lovely mask! Beautiful gloves! I hope my "party ambassadors" (who are attending for me since I have to work today) will appreciate your finery! If you stop by my blog, you can sign up to win a party banner I made especially for the Mad Tea Party. Hope to see you there! (And now I do believe I'll have another cupcake...)

Ulla said...

Delightful! Having tea with you is always a party!

Amy Sullivan said...

So Glittery and lovely. All of your story. Well done. : ) amy

bluemuf said...

Nancy, I just came back to your blog on a whim and I saw your amazing fairy. She wasn't showing this morning. How beautiful she is.

Hugs Karen

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Oh Miss Nancy!!! This is beautiful!! You have out done yourself for certain, daisy chains, marmalade... A hidden tea party in a wee girls room.... Magic!!! Lovely mask!!! Glitter makes the world gooo round!! xoxo

KathrynAntyr said...

so magical

I have some party hats, baubles, and moondancing waiting for you at my tea party. Come take a look!

Gemma said...

What a lovely post!
Your mask is beautiful!!!
See you at the party!
:-)

Amanda Button said...

How lovely...such a sweet tale, wonderfully proper party attire and more faerie fun :) Happy Tea Party Day!!!

xoxo amanda button
Pandora's Buttonbox

Kate T said...

Wow, all this tea partying has me dizzy. I love, love, LOVE your cat's eye mask. Simply Fab!

I'm so glad Vanessa had this get-together. It's been so much fun meeting and visiting with so many new people.

Why not stop by and visit me some time, I just adore company.

Kate

hautemommy said...

Lovely party with such beautiful guests and favors!!! xoxox!

Couture de Papier said...

wow beautiful photos and story! Love the gloves!!
Denise Nantasket Beach Mass.

Susan said...

Ohhh, I also love the gloves. Such a fine party was had here. Thanks for stopping by mine, it was a pleasure to meet you. Come again, soon.

Heather said...

Oh my, such dainty loveliness here! Love love it all...nice to meet you!~

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

NIce to meet you and So sorry I'm late but beautiful party, come by and have tea when you can!
~Ann-Denise

3rdEyeMuse said...

That really is a most beautiful fairy! and the mask that she made is better than fabulous! Such an enchanting post - thank you, thank you!

see you soon ~M~

Rosemary said...

Very fun Nancy!!
Wish I had time to play!!
Rosemary

AnastasiaC said...

what beautiful vintage images and all that wonderful party fare - what a splendid time we had!! you looked divine with your glittery magical glasses - gorgeous!!

Melissa Valeriote said...

I think I'm underdressed...I'm off to change into something more sparkly!

Theresa said...

Happy Mad Tea Party Day!
I love your mask, and the rest of your pretty clothes as well. You are certainly dressed pretty enough for any tea party. It was wonderful stopping by.
T

Bristol said...

Well that is just perfect~ Love the gloves and illustrations
Bristol

Kathy said...

Ohhhhh, I'm feeling dizzy with wonder! Your mask and the fairy are stunning!

Your party was so lovely and peaceful, I had the most amazing time!

benson said...

I love your gloves, mask and of course your tiara...perhaps we can try each other's on? Beautiful post...enjoy the day!

COLLS GARDEN said...

ah Nancy, you lift me up. Thank you.
Coll :-}

Melissa said...

An excellent fairy godmother! I must say, I adore the gloves, but it's all fabulous. I wish I had a tiara.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Nancy!
Oh how I love fairy tales, how sweet and lovely yours is! I shall follow the trail of glitter to see where it goes!!
Hugs, Sherry

Valerie said...

What a glittery fun post, very creative!

Thanks for stopping by my tea party!

Liz said...

How creative! I, too, love the mask. I'm still following the glitter trail to see all of the party!

Dapoppins said...

Oh...I need a little fairy like that in my day...oh wait, that was Vanessa! I had a wonderful time at the party, I am still out visiting people, as you can see. My husband wonders when I will be coming home...

Dorthe said...

A morning in wonderland,--- thanks for a lovely story, and the partisipating in such a wonderfull meal, and the tea party ofcourse.
Dorthe

shiborigirl said...

Hi Nancy,

Congratulations! Your one of the winners in my pink flower earrings giveaway! Don't you just love winning?

What I need from you now is for you to email me your snail mail address to kate.tracton@gmail.com so I get get them to you ASAP.

Thanks for playing!

Kate

jeriAnn said...

There were just so many people at the party I'm still getting around to meeting everyone. I'm so happy to learn it was you who appeared in cloud of glitter and pixie dust. I hope you had fun and got home before your dear Mama knew you were out.

cindy said...

Nancy, I love your story and your mask! Simply magical! And yes, I'm still following that glittered trail...so much fun!

c

Sandra Evertson said...

Just Wonderful! My Favorite are the Beautiful pink glasses!
Sandra Evertson

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a lovely post. Love the mask. Please drop by and visit.

Irma :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Nancy, as usual, everything is lovely and stunning chez vous. Love your little glasses, just perfect for a magical tea party.
xo Lidy

Maija said...

Thank you for the enchanting post!

Brook said...

I followed the glitter to your blog! Such eye candy and a wonderful tiara! Just charming!

Recycled Rita said...

Hi Nancy!
I think your mystery item is a hand carved grate cover for a castle...possibly hearst castle here in Calif! And it is in the right house... the house of someone very important!
Talk to you soon! karen b...

Treasure Barn said...

Nancy, what a charming post and so well done. You my dear are such an elegant sophisticated lady and all that you do on your posts show it.

This was delightful !

I finished my tiny clay shoes. They will be posted on my blog tonight.

Thanks so much for sharing such loveliness!
Patti

suzeeez said...

I love your little story about the beautiful fairy helping you get ready for the tea party . I felt like I was there listening to her talk to you :o) Sue