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Friday, June 24, 2011


Vanessa from A Fanciful Twist has invited me to The Mad Tea Party.She said I can invite anyone I want.Please come with me.I have an extra dress and whatever else you may need,grab one.Thank you for coming with me.

I'll be wearing this beautiful bold blue big dress.My before Nutisystem dress.

 This little pretty dress is the one I will wear next year,after my diet.Oh Denise stop, we can't talk about diets now,not on our way to the party.
Now take my hand,over the hills we go to pick up Fiona
 Fiona ,my best friend ,lives in the next shire.
See ,you can see Her home,way on the other side of coffeeberry cottage

 The hummingbirds will guide us and be our guards through the evening.
Isn't She pretty?
Hi Fiona,I see your ready.

 Oh Good! Fairy Reanna is coming too-skip to my Lu

 Hang on------Down we go.......
have a seat right on the leaf...

Enjoy,pick your pot,your cup,sip your tea,

candy ,cupcakes

Oh Yum!what a treat Nutrisystem is for me.

what ever you like,pick a few.

over the hills and streams we leap, thank you so much,you made it so sweet.

A little something to remember our party....

so mighty, He is our escort home.....

Good night Good sleep


Southhamsdarling said...

That was a fun post, and I loved the candy cupcakes! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Cameron said...

Thank you for the invite....a lovely time I had :D

apinkdreamer said...

what a wonderful party! thanks for inviting me!!!


Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Oh Denise it has been so long since I went to a party but this one seems like loads of fun and I do adore the pretty gowns!!! Pink I think with glass shoes and a crystal necklace. And definitely no talk of diets!
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the invitation!
Tina xo

Terri said...

Thank you for inviting me to your magical tea party! What a treat for the eyes and mouth! Mmmmmm delicious treats!

Pixie said...

So cute! Love the "lion" photo! Thanks for inviting me to your party and feel free to stop by mine if you get a chance.


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Looks like a fun tea party! Thw sweets look yummy! Mmmm!
Happy Mad Tea party and have a good weekend, Lindsey

Lisa said...

oh i wish i lived in a shire! thank you for a lovely visit! your escort looks ever so brave! that is one of my favorite tents too!!!

BLiSsAngELs said...

Stunning tea party ... with teacup,teapots and sweet lion dog ...
now pop over I'm waiting you see .. with good treats and teacups ..Hugs wendy at http://blissangels.blogspot.com

Sunny said...

So neat! That dog is so different! I havent seen that before

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I have enjoyed your party very much!
Happy UnBirthday to You !

Sarah said...

Lovely party in the Shire thankyou! Is that a specially made mane for a dog? I love that picture!

Lauren said...

What a lovely party! I love the "lion," too cute! Thank you so much for inviting me :) ~Lauren

Zoe said...

Such a sweet tea party post, so many pretty things to peek at! thanks for having me over.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello precious Denise.....what charm, what enchantment you have in your heart and home. THANK YOU for being YOU...for dreaming, and for sharing your child-within to us.


Lyn said...

I think your all crazy! wish I was there!

Shell said...

A sweet party. Loved all the bright colors you had for your party.

Sarah said...

Fun post! Thanks for inviting me to your party.

Linda said...

I had a lovely time at your party. So many sweet treats to eat and so many people to meet. Please visit me at:

Robin said...

So sorry I am late
For this important date.
But you're the 41st blog on the list.

With too little time
I'm leaving this rhyme
For I'm adamant about wanting to persist.

All this running about
Has left me dry in the mouth.
Might I have a cup of tea?

Cakes and candies.....
don't mind if I do.
But please no diet shakes for me

Oh my, the time
It goes so fast
I must be on my way

But fear not friend
I shall return
Please……Have a beautiful day.

Ann @ Childrens Tea Party Sets and Ideas said...

What a lovely visit for grandma and grand children with sweet tea set pieces, yummy goodies, and best of all - the sweet and encouraging Scripture. Have a blessed tea party!

fairiemoon said...

Lovely party! Lots of tasty treats!

Have a mad party!
Erin :)


Kathryn Costa said...


I have a little party of my own and gifts for all of my guests. I do hope you can stop by.

Follow this direct link: http://collagediva.typepad.com/collagediva/2011/06/tea-party.html

Have a sweet day!
Kathryn, Collage Diva

Karla said...

I wore the pink one and it just fitted perfectly!! I hope I can pick up the same size as you for next year! You will fit wonderfully!
Very cute magic bubble maker girl! hahaha loved Mr Lion" protecting us! lol
Thanks for the great time at your Mad Tea Party! It was wonderful!


Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Thank you for offering me a cherry pink dress with a stiff petticoat, just like I wore as a young girl. Oh, and your tea was most delicious. Can I stop in anytime? And will there always be sweets, too?

Tea & Chocolate Guy said...

Thank you for your visit ... and now I discovered your wonderful blog too!!! and am following!!

I read a little back and how frightful it must have been that your granddaughter was admitted to hospital with pneumonia. So, glad that she is back home with your loving family!! I will keep her in my prayers that she continues to do well and that its all behind her... Blessings..xo HHL

Natasha said...

Thanks for the invite, I love your dress, I may have to borrow it for my next party!

Alisa Noble said...

What a fun party! Thank you for having me!

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

Wonderful Mad Tea PArty gooooodness!

Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderland delights!!

~ A Fanciful Twist

Unknown said...

Denise..this was absolutely fabulous and whimsical and everything I love and more! Just greatness! Thanks for the escape to your dreamland tonight and for visiting me for tea.

Jen said...

Lovely party Denise! You're right we do have things in common :) Thank you for having me over. We'll have to have another tea party soon!

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hello, Denise
I like all of your hobbit illustrations. Did you paint them?
I can't wait for 'The Hobbit' movie to come out in December of 2012...that seems like a long ways away. I grew up in Long Beach, CA
and also lived in Norco for six months before getting married a loooog time ago. Then we lived in La Puente for a short time, and moved to Fountain Valley and lived there five years. We have been in the Central Valley in between Frenso and Bakerfield for the last 29 years.
I think the key to loosing weight is eating smaller portions. It is so hard for me not to eat bread related items as I love homemade bread and also toast with my boiled egg in the morning. And I can't seem to kick my Dr Pepper habit...it perks me up as I don't drink Coffee. I need to loose my 'middle' and I know I need to do it for the sake of my heart, and I need to exercise too. One lady lost 300 pounds, as she weighed 500. And she did it by going to a gym and working out with the available trainer. Her story was on T.V. I was really impressed.
She now weighs 200 pounds. That is real dedication and lots of hard work. I guess I could have emailed you...oh well.
Loved your tea party!
Oh, I love Jesus too!

Simply Shelley said...

Such a fun post...thanks for sharing...thanks for your encouraging comment at my blog...blessings

Pom Pom said...

Thank you for the fun!

Susan said...

A very fun Tea Party indeed!Thanks for the dress and the invite! come visit mine :)


My Creative House said...

Oh Denise what a fantastic post it made me smile, I'm sure that the party will be great fun, thanks for the birthday greeting.

One of my favourite songs that makes me realise God’s always around. — Dancing with God, Verse 1: You dance over me While I am unaware, You sing all around But I never hear the sound, Chorus: Lord, I’m amazed by You Lord, I’m amazed by You Lord, I’m amazed by You How You love me Verse 2: You paint the moring sky With miracles in mind, My hope will always stand, For You hold me in Your hand.