~ Tonight we're going to party like it's 1865 ~This is the story book tale of a very fanciful tea party, where the guest could be the sweet bird that sings to me every morning or the caterpillar that lives under the cucumber leaves. Every day you live is a special occasion and a reason to celebrate. So this day, a very special Vanessa day, we are celebrating with a tea party....a MAD tea party if you will. My guest are a just a wee bit colorful and eccentric but always fun. There's Ben, our resident pussycat guard dog, squirrel chaser, office assistant and all round sweet lovable boy.......but he does love to wear his crown......strange for a dog....don't you think? Then there is Patriotic Man, a fitting guest since our nation's independence day is soon to be celebrated. He's a wonderful ol' guy, although a bit dotty but that's okay. The birds think he is the best, so much so, there is always one perched on his head. The stone rabbit will definitely not let this party last forever and a day. He always wears his clock and will let us know when the bewitching hour of 8 p.m. arrives so we can all rush in to watch "Dancing Under the Stars". So come along, follow me........ down the cobblestone path, to the old wood steps that lead to our tea party set under the pink lanterns in the old dogwood tree. We must hurry before the caterpillar eats all the red cake with white icing. He's quite partial to white icing you see. We shall drink endless amounts of invisible sweet tea (it's a Southern thang), sweetened with blue sugar, and tell stories of the day we painted the Queen's roses red.
P.S. Kudos to Bobby G. (my very own Mad Hatter) who spent so much time (in the heat) taking and retaking photos of me and my menagerie of friends for the party. Kisses :)
Thank you Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist blog for allowing me to be a part of your imagination and this incredibly fun and magical day. For a list of all the participants in the Mad Party just click here and look on her sidebar. It will make you smile, it will make you laugh and it will make your day.