Friday, July 12, 2013

A Fanciful Twist Mad Tea Party 2013 "A Victorian Mourning Tea"

Hello friends,

I must tell you a chilling tale of my recent visit to an old bed and breakfast.

My room was neat and lovely.


But there was a card at the foot of the bed.


A Mad Tea Party?  Sounds delightfully sweet, like Alice in Wonderland.


I made my way down the stairs for 12:00... not knowing what awaited me.


A Victorian mourning tea!


Tea cups and spirit boards, crystal balls and pictures of the dearly departed.


Well this is quite mad.


What a spooky bed and breakfast I've chosen to stay at ;)




I do hope you're not one who fears spirit boards.


Happy unbirthday and happy tea drinking spirits and spooks!


Other party posts can be found at A Fanciful Twist.  Do pop over for a visit.

The Broomsticks and Lace Etsy Shop is having a 20% off sale on everything until August 1st in honour of the Mad Tea Party.  Just click below and enter MADTEAPARTY13 at checkout.


Lots of love,
Jenn


57 comments:

Amaranthine Violet said...

Spooky and delightful! Sounds like my cup of tea, too.

Kathryn - Collage Diva said...

I love your mysterious twist on the theme. I had a hauntingly good time. You are a clever one. Thank you!


Swing by my party post. I have some party favors for everyone and a chance to win a prize. I think you'll enjoy the music in my little video. Check it out.

Enjoy visiting all of the parties!
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Kathryn - Collage Diva

http://collagediva.typepad.com/collagediva/2013/07/madteaparty2013.html

Plumfield House Gardens said...

Love, Love, your tea!!! What an interesting version, hope you will visit me!

Wendelou72 said...

I had a lovely time at your Party! Visit me!

Wende

http://creativeartseatables.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/tea-party-madness/

Kristal said...

Oh, such spooky fun!! Thanks so much for inviting me to your party, I had a wonderful time!!

XoXo,
Kristal
http://gracegoods.typepad.com/grace_goods/2013/07/welcome-to-our-mad-house-for-mad-tea-2013-.html

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Creeptastic! I love it! I just finished reading a book about the Victorians and their obsession with seances. I have enjoyed your party so much! Thanks for having me!


Happy Mad Tea Party!
Please stop by and visit my party!
xo,
Ricki Jill

Kerstin Bulin said...

Creepy nice Mad Tea party...LOOOVE it...thanks for being a part of it
Have a nice and creepy day
hugs
Kerstin from Germany

http://cobblestone-prims.blogspot.de/2013/07/happy-un-birthday.html

Prudence said...

Exotic and Glam! The spirits will flock to this mourning! tea! Your finery is spectacular and a must have for any gypsy soul! Thank you for sharing your fun! XoDebi

Jessica said...

Awesome party Jenn! I would have never thought about doing such a unique twist on the Mad Tea Party! Wonderland is different for us all, wouldn't you say? Great, great party! I was enchanted :) I know you already visited mine, but I'll leave a link just in case anyone else wants to check it out:

http://www.awoodlandfantasy.blogspot.com/2013/07/mad-tea-party-2013.html

Designing Fairy said...

Love this party! So spooky and fun...right up my alley! I so enjoyed it.

http://thedesigningfairy.com/2013/07/13/mad-tea-party/

Sylvia Smiser said...

OH MY!!!! This was a magically spooky tea party! So very visually fantastic! RIght up my Alley! I truly enjoyed having tea here. Thank you for having me.
I do hope you will come visit mine too!
Sylvia
http://anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com/2013/07/welcome-to-our-fanciful-garden-tour-mad.html

Ms Misantropia said...

LOVE it! Such a spooky take on a tea party - can't wait to see what you do for Halloween :)

Mario Zeleny said...

Great photos and nice party! How fun and original.

Thank you for having me!

Pop over for a visit: www.theplayoflightandshadow.com

Maria said...

Scary, intriguing and magical!
http://cozycomfycouch.blogspot.ca/2013/07/mad-tea-party-today.html

Shell said...

Jenn, I enjoyed your mystically inspired Tea Party! It's right up my alley.

Laura said...

Oh Oh Oh! My favorite kind of party! This is so cool! Thanks for inviting me!
blessings
~*~

Nif Already said...

What a mysterious tea party! Spirit approved! :)

Please feel free to drop by!
http://niffy.ca/mad-tea-party-2013/

Sara said...

Jennifer, that is so beautiful and wonderfully spooky and magical... not so many people have as great an imagination as you have, you are a very special lady indeed. What a nice party xxx

Bobbypin Bandit said...

I love how fantastically spooky your mourning tea is!

ArtfulSoul said...

I Loved it! What an awesome twist!

Lisa said...

So magical and mysterious!!
thanks for having me!!
Lisa

Emalina said...

Oh what an imaginative tea party, so spooky and the Victorian mourning table looks great!

Thanks for having me, and happy Mad Tea party!

Please come visit my 2 interwoven mad tea party fairytale inspired stories:

1. The White Queen as she prepares her mad tea party for her 11 dancing sisters in:
www.idlebakes.blogspot.co.uk

2. The dancing princesses dance across the land to join her at the tea party:
www.kikiandthegypsy.blogspot.co.uk

I'm looking forward to serving you a home made rose macaron or two at my tea party!



Flutter Before You said...

Enchanting Party, puts me right in the mood for Halloween coming soon! It's my favorite time of the year :) Hope you will join me tea too!~Susan

http://flutterbeforeyou.blogspot.com/2013/07/mad-hatters-tea-party-2013.html

DogsMom said...

What a twist. I really enjoyed starting your day with you.

Eve said...

Ah, if only this Bed & Breakfast were real I would be booking a room. So, lovely, spooky and original.

Deborah Adams said...

A delightful tea with all of it's erie acoutromon! Such a treat! thank you!

~ Deb

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

Oooooo hooooo hooooo hoooooOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Awesome.

That's it, awesome.

Beyond awesome!

Love it, the ambience, and your treasures, oh my!!!!

Thank you so much for being a part of the Mad Tea Party ♥

Lori V said...

Delightfully spooky!!! I really enjoyed your tea party.

loriv

Marilyn said...

Rather a spooky Mad Hatter Tea Party I must say, but then we can drink tea at any party with tea.

http://heartsdelights.blogspot.com

Dena Miller said...

Jenn...loved your Haunting Tea Party Tale...please come by for a visit here....www.theenchantingworldofmiladyleela.blogspot.com hope to see ya soon♥

Mad Madam Mel said...

Ohh Jenn, how wonderfully different and spooky, thank you :)

I hope you will pop by and visit my party also:
http://www.madmadammel.com/2013/07/mad-tea-party-2013.html

Mad Madam Mel xx

Rachel Gallagher said...

Wonderful! Loved your take on the tea party Jenn and I always love seeing all your wonderful treasures.

Shauna Henry said...

Love the uniqueness of this party. Hauntingly beautiful!

Thank you for having me!

If you haven't already, please do stop by my party as well, but beware the Jaberwock is lurking about!

~Shauna

http://shaunahenryart.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-mad-tea-party.html

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I loved your deliciously spooky take on the Mad Tea Party! Well done!

I hope you will come visit my party, too...
http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2013/07/2013-mad-tea-party-and-giveaway.html

Enjoy the Mad Tea Party fun! Theresa

AutumnWind said...

I love it! What a fantastic party. I am so glad I stopped by. Thank you for visiting my party and inviting me :)

Linda Wildenstein said...

What a wonderful take on a tea party. We loved your tea party shots....every one. You truly know how to Wonderland.
Thanks for coming by to see us, Bad Alice, Dude and Oma Linda

http://lindaomasoldebaggsnstuftshirts.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-mad-tea-party-bad-alice-goes-to.html

Carmen said...

Hi, Jennifer. Thanks for inviting me to your mad and haunting tea party... I appreciate your visit to my fairy world, too... :-)

GYPSY SISTA said...

Spooky I loved it .....thank you for visiting mine too :)

Xoxo Gina

Jade said...

This is simply fantastic! The atmosphere is so eerie and spooky, I love it! Thank you for the invitation, this was one of the most interesting and macabre mad tea parties I have had the honor to attend. :D

Sarah said...

I love your mad mourning tea party! It's spooky and sad and beautiful. Just gorgeous!

Danni said...

Ooooo OOO! How delightfully spookily decadent! Thank you so much for letting me chat with the spirits.

My party is still going, if you'd like to pop by:
http://thewhimsicalcottage.blogspot.com/2013/07/in-late-afternoon-sun-girl-sat-in.html

My Creative Life said...

What an interesting and wonderful tea party, enjoyed my visit here.
Anni

Michelle said...

What a spooky and mysteriously mad tea party! Very unique! Happy Partying! ~Michelle

Painting Apples said...

Ohh how wonderful, a little spookiness made that party ever so much fun! Thank you for the invitation I have enjoyed my time here.
Thank you for stopping by my party earlier and leaving such lovely words there!

xoxo
Gigi

Melanie said...

Your blog is so dreamy...now I'm ready for night night....

Jingles-Tricia and Castles N Crowns said...

Tea party by candlelight! Wow! Thanks for sharing. ~Tricia, Fairy Godmother at the castle (and Sweet Rascal Photos)

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

What a lovely spooky tea! I loved it!!!! I love tea parties at night!

Thank you so very much for having visited me at The Tearoom!

Wishing you a lovely day!

Betty

Sarah said...

A spooky party indeed! Thank you for a scary time!

Norma Conway said...

This party was d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s-l-y spooky and fun. My nerves were all aglow and I felt heightened expectation for the unexpected. *cue spooky music*
It was a new experience for me, this tea party and I loved every spooky second! Thanks for putting this on for us all to enjoy! *spooky hugs* Norma

Heather said...

oh my! how wonderfully spooky! what a magical tea!~

Missy Trent said...

Thank you so much for the tea!!!! Very creative!!!! I also thank you for dropping by my tea party! So much fun!!! Xo

Rhissanna said...

What a brilliant idea and what wonderful images you made. I have to admit, the idea of a Mourning Tea is just wonderful! Thank you for the follow!

http://rhissanna.blogspot.com/2013/07/mad-tea-party-alice-dreaming.html#comment-form

Queenie Believe said...

Most excellent Mad Tea Party post! So glad you joined the party. Hopefully some year I will get it together to play too.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Chinese Green Tea said...

Tea Party!!!
it is funny and exciting,also so spooky..

A Magical Whimsy said...

Ah...You had a very curious tea party indeed! Quite gave me the chills that one did! I respectfully honor the dead and do definitely believe in spirit boards. They are a passage way to the 'other world' and are to be regarded with respect. Only those who believe should enter therein. It's not a world for sissies, or for those who's knees quake when they hear the voices of dear departed ones. And I do believe you have the gift of 'channeling' spirits and have the perception of the spirit world. It is a gift to guard and not to be taken lightly, which I know you have the gift because you can 'handle' what comes your way. Guard it well, my dear. You are chosen for this journey to help others.
love and hugs,
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/
My computer crashed just before the Mad Tea Party so, alas! I was unable to participate and I am just now enjoying the festivities.

Cameron said...

Oooooo, a mourning tea....how eerily delightful!
Sorry to drag myself in so late :)

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