In Search of the Rabbit Hole and the Mad Tea Party

It's Time once again for the Lovely Vanessa Valencia's Mad Tea Party! So let's see if we can find the fun!


Follow me down the path in search of the rabbit hole! Now I have been here before- but the rabbit hole is enchanted! It moves around to mask its location- so we have to keep alert and look out for the guards. They are tricky little buggers- fast on their feet- they will try to distract you, to get you to go in circles- But I think we can find it!



Let's go!



That fountain looks familiar!! I think we are going in the right direction. Stay alert! Those sneaky little guys could be anywhere!

My, what an interesting tree! I don't think that hole is what we are looking for- but it definitely deserves a second look- don't you think?












What was that? Didn't you see?
I definitely saw something move, there by the tree!

There he is! It is one of the Guards- Quick! Don't let him get away!


There he goes! I warned you! They are quick on their feet and dastardly clever- we'd better hurry before we lose him.


Uh ho! He spotted us! Now he knows we are following him for sure.


Watch out for traps and tricks! Once he is on to us- you never know where he will go!


Oh No, we lost him. Keep looking around!
Oh where did he go? Wait! He's not on the ground!
I knew he's play tricks and run circles- but geepers! He's up on the side of the tree!


Now I know we are getting close and that tree must be the key! Why else would he be so intent on guarding it?
I'm not giving up! I think we are close- So Mr. Fuzzy Britches -you might as well just show us where it is! We are going to be late late late! Maybe if we just sit for a moment- he'll think we lost interest, we could always just-what?- Oh! What on earth is he looking at. Shhh- don't let him see us.... let's sneak up on him..... You go that way. I'll go around the other side....






There it is!!! We made it! Wait...where did that guard go????
Finally! We found the rabbit hole!


You go first! Don't trip! I will follow you! When you get down there- watch out for that darn bunny!


Deep Breath!
Are you ready?


ONe...Two...Three!
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Welcome to the MAd Tea PArty!
Wadsworth-Noll chapter!


Grab a wish from the Wish Bowl on your way in!


It's Wonderland! At least for today! What you wish for while you are in Wonderland- Comes true in Wonderland! (like Vegas- only better!)

Make yourself comfortable~ Grab some refreshments.


I will be having a give-away! So make sure that you leave a comment and some way for me to get back to you! I will be drawing TWO names (at random) for TWO special creations on July 4, 2009. This will give everyone a chance to get through to all of the party goers! So relax, have some fun and get ready to win A Wonderprize! In the meantime...
There are plates on the counter and if you'd like, there are cups next to the....... ::Sigh::; would someone please give AggieMae a tartytart?
She has positioned herself in front of the plates and won't move until someone shares with her the tartytarts! That little Goblin girl is going to drive me crazy today! She is obsessed with the tarts!
Thank you!
As I was saying, there cups and tea on the sidebar.


Just check the pot BEFORE you pour!
The kids have been acting out- trying to stuff poor Ms. Dormouse in there all morning! Speaking of the kids... Peckerhead and Lulu are hanging out over by the buffet. Stop by and say "hi" on your way through. Lulu is still pouting because I scolder her for trying to trick Dormouse into jumping into the teapot on her own- Teenagers! She will get over it- don't worry! (Either that or I am sending them home to Sonia- maybe a week or two in Texas would do them some good!)


:::OH BFF! These kids are driving me wacko! I need a vacation!:::
That reminds me- if you are of age, and want something a bit more.. festive than tea- Gargs is playing bartender over on the porch- But I am warning you- You'd better be of age! He is checking IDs and I personally don't want to find out what he would do if he catches you youngsters at the hooch!


Everyone should be arriving soon~ and I still have to put up more decorations... Could someone give me a hand please?


Oh- very funny Crow-Mag! Now go put that back on the art table


and help me hang these decorations, please!

No wonder they call it a MAD tea party! I think I am going absolutely mAD- Crazy! Woo hoo ....... HOOT!




The "newbies" Sure are excited about seeing everyone! They wanted to join in the festivities- now I tried explaining to them that they had no arms and really could not do much- they insisted on participating- being festive, and saying hello. Somehow or another- they wrapped themselves up in some garland- convinced that no one would notice their lack of appendages. eh, yeah. sure. I'll go with that- how bout you?



Chelsea is at the door- Could you please let her in?
I am having a bit of a problem with
Sir OOdles- Seems he just got caught with his hands in the cookie jar.... Literally!






What a silly guy! Sir Oodles- There is plenty of smackerals out on the table- there is no need to go diving in the cookie jar!




My existence!






I love parties! It gives me an excuse to bring out the beaded baubles and the silver candle sticks!


I'm going to go grab them, and see who else is
hanging around the Noll... Must mingle!




Hey- Look who I found! I am so glad this guy decided to make an appearance! He has been packing all week! He is on his way to Oregon this week... So I guess he decided to make one more HURRAH before traveling cross country to his new home!


OMG! Guess who I found sacked in the Studio! Lenny! and he's smashed!


I guess he won't be painting any portraits today! I can't believe he did this! You know. You've seen his antics before- but I just can't believe he got smashed at the Mad Tea PArty! What a shame...


Good thing he is up in the studio! Maybe he can sleep it off
and create a few paintings for us later.... I hope!
:::shaking head::: I just can't believe you, Lenny!!


You had better not let Alice catch you in this condition! She has been waiting to see you!!!






Good thing the Spirit guide has gotten.... in the spirit... hardy har har har!



Dream boy here brought along his star. Something to wish upon.

I myself am wishing for a nap right now!

So I am taking a break to go party other places!
I'll be by to check out every one's blog this year- it is a goal- even if it takes me alllllll weekend! remember there is full week to post a comment for the give aways! I will be posting updates to the party as it progresses- so you can leave a comment on every blog post this weekend- and get a chance to win every time!
Good luck to everyone! Have an excellent time hopping around this weekend! I will be back in a while!

67 comments:

Chrisy said...

ooooh I've had such a lovely time...thank you for the party and please come by and visit at mine!

Cre8Tiva said...

i am loving the design of your blog...who did it...i really want tabs at the top of mine...will you share please...i am having my tea by the sea...with flowers in my hair...come join me...hugs, rebecca/cre8tiva

MagicMarkingsArt said...

delightful and i might be ready to share some of the adult hooch at the end of my blog hopping today ~ cheers

Pretty Things said...

I love the photos of the trees -- I want to sit and rest and read under one of them!

I hope you'll stop by my Tea Party and see what I'm decking out all the party-goers in!

Maggi said...

Goodness, what a fabulous tea party with such lively guests! Thank you so much for hosting such a lovely afternoon!

You're madly invited to my tea party, I do so hope you'll join me! (unless you already have of course!) :)

Maria said...

Thank you! What a lovely party indeed...

Please stop by my house for a little tea and a giveaway too!
xo

www.mariagrimes.blogspot.com

Daydreamer :) said...

Thanks for dropping in White Rabbit :D It's always good to see you. I think you'd look great in a purple tutu. Maybe you could dye your hair to match ;)

Well, I must be going... I'm not as good as you at hopping around Wonderland and their are so many more people to visit.
BIG hUg,
H :)

Rhonda Roo said...

i thoroughly enjoyed your tea party of the saucy variety, hee hee

i reallly like your blog! i will be back for sure! but i better go let chelsea in :)
xoxoxoxo

A Fanciful Life said...

What a fun tea party - I enjoyed Mr. Squirrel's adventure!

Sharon

Deborah said...

Oh how DEEEEEEEEEELightful! My head is spinning, so much to see! Do come have tea with me and Alice, but watch out, she's cranky! **blows kisses** Deborah

My Big Mouth said...

What fun! What fun!
Thanks for the wonderful tea!
Shame on Lenny, shame shame!!

Gourdqueen said...

Delightful party!
Linda

Nicole said...

What a BEAUTIFULLY MAD party!

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Chickenbells said...

I thought perhaps that squirrel was leading us on a wild goose chase...or squirrel chase. You KNOW how mischievous they can be! I found the faces here so very sweet and I am so delighted to have come to your party...thank you!!

Sonia ;) said...

Im not taking no teenagers..Didnt read about the scandal at my house...Im on vacay weekend..In the middle of nowhere Texas...Girl..wait till ya see the pics and hear the stories...OI!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

Love ya girlie....you better stay away from the hard stuff...ya know the teens will sneak it..LOL

Hugs
Sonia xoxoxo

Blood Milk said...

lovely trees and wonderful dolls!
XO

Brooke said...

oh my goodness. your tea party was lovely. Your blog is amazing, now I am a follower! :) thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Saucy said...

You outdid yourself! Is a tartytart the same as a partytart?? Just wondering.

Runako Designs by Dee said...

what an enchanting visit and lovely party. I love the walk through the peaceful trees. Thanks for stopping by to visit my party as well. Happy Tea weekend!

Karin said...

such an enchanting party!

LaLa said...

Lovely party and an odd assortment of friends to meet.

At first I was frightened of jumping down that hole so deep.

I had such an adventure following rabbit's feet.

Thank you for coming to my party and playing with the faeries and Bumbalina. We really did enjoy your stay!

Love LaLa

Robin said...

I'm so sorry to be so late.....so many tea parties to attend.
But if I may, I would love a cup of tea. All that running around has left me thirsty.

I love how you have decorated the place.....and thank you for introducing me to all your lovely friends.

Well, it has been splendid but I must be going. I have many more tea parties to go to still.

Have a most beautiful day.

Connie said...

great party!,,,and your dolls are terrific! thanks for hosting a tea party!

Sarah said...

I had such fun! You and your amazing dolls were such good hosts and I think I managed to get away from the guards ok!
Sarah :)

Susanna said...

So this is where I lost my marbles... ;)
Thank you for a lovely party!

Bee Serendipitous said...

Thank you Thank you sooo much for letting us come an explore your magical world beyond the blOZ dOoRS...I must run I don't want to be late to get through all of the other blOZs dOoRS...have an enchanting day & a honey of a day - today! ENJOY Grace & Peace 2 U Marlene

Kat said...

Your tea party celebration was fun! I love the picture of the fountain. Happy tea party day!

JO said...

What a lovely party! Thank you so much for inviting me, and for coming to mine. What fantastic dolls!

JO

SpiritMama said...

That was an amazing post! I enjoyed your photography, that cool tree, the squirrel, and your dolls!

Different Dog said...

Love your blog, thank you for following mine...
Your tea party is super cool, and I would love to be entered into your drawing/contest. You can leave me a comment on my blog if I win! I'm planning a tea party giveaway in a few weeks myself.
I also really love your layout on your blog. Did you come up with that? Very nice and saves space for loading!
Take care and Happy Sunday!

Charli and me said...

What fun! I enjoyed reading your post and your photos were awesome. Thank you and then a give a way on top of that. Wow ♥

bluemuf said...

Tracey, what a fun party. I have enjoyed every minute of it.

Have a Magical Day
Karen

*retro-rudolphs* said...

I enjoyed my visit and your pics were wonderful! Please do stop by my party if you haven't already done so.

:) ~ Lori

*~*TWo PiXie DoLLs*~* said...

What a lovely party! I loved it all!

XO,
~Krista

toopixiedolls@yahoo.com
http://twopixiedolls.blogspot.com

P.S. I'm having a giveaway at my party! Come check it out if you haven't yet!

dragonflydreamer said...

Thank you for stopping by my party and leaving a get well wish for The Prince. He is very ill and I am quite broken heated, but he and The King of Hearts made me leave my pity party to join the Mad Tea parties and I'm so glad that I did. I so enjoyed your party. I loved the trees and the adventure finding the rabbit hole. It was all worth it once inside because your guests were all so fabulous and clever. I decided I must follow you on other adventures as well so I joined your fan club. I love your unique design of your blog. It's like how unique each person is in physical appearance and personality. I'll be back again soon for a longer visit.

xo dragonflydreamer xo

Bella Dreams said...

What a wonderful party! Your dolls are so whimsical and cute! Thank you for visiting me.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh...My....That...Was...Fun!! Thanks so much for inviting me to your tea party. I enjoyed your guests so much!

rochambeau said...

Dear Tracey,
What a creative party!
Thank you Ever SO for putting together such a special post!
Such fun!!

xox
Constance

Cottage Way of Life said...

What a nice time I've had at your tea party, its was so lovely wandering through the shade of those beautiful trees!

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

I LOVE your blog!!! It is so fun, d choose something fabulous so easily!! Thank you for being part of the madness in Wonderland!!

Valerie said...

What wonderfully fun interesting characters attending this tea party!

Love it!

msartist said...

Sorry I am late but your tea party still seems to be going on. I am glad I stopped by and had a wonderful time. Do follow the white rabbit on over for a visit and some tea! ~Theresa

BunnyKissd said...

Such fun! I am so glad you found some time to slip out and stop by on party day; we finally got the pictures up if you want to stop back!

Stephanie said...

What a marvelous time I have had at your tea party!!!

Carapace said...

What fun! I feel a little dizzy, but it's worth the spinning head to join your party!:D
Thank you for the invitation! And may I say, you looked ravishing, dear!;)


carapacenator(at)gmail.com

KayEllen said...

What a lovely stop!!
So much fun!!!your guests kept me entertained!!!
Such a fun tea party for us all!

Cheers to Vanessa for a clink-clink teacup good time!!

smiles,
kayellen

fawndear said...

Sorry I'm late I just barely escaped my own mad party.

I'm with sweet AggieMae. May I sit with a dish and beg some tarty-tarts. They sound delish.

Thank you for letting me visit your enchanting party.

Carrie said...

hmmm what can we find in here. Looking Looking...ohh there's peckerhead. No she will miss him. Ohhhhhh Strawberry shortcake. It's mine all mine. Now what to leave for trade. Let me see. Here we are Chitlins and Armadillo Stew.

Toodles

Sue said...

What a wonderful Tea Party.......I hate to leave ......but it's getting late !!

~Sue~

Kristal said...

Oh, I think you had WAY too much fun at your party!! Love all of your creations, I will be going back and looking at all your stuff later. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Off for more coffee :0)

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

That tree is huge! Good for you not being so scared to jump right into that hole. I would be. Then again i would miss all the fun if my fear gets the better of me. And a party you have there :-) Lots of visitors, lots of goodies and chatter. :-)

Georgina said...

Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment. I've added myself as a follower to your blog and just have been enjoying all the readings, art and pics.

Coastal Sisters said...

Your Tea Party posting was WONDERFUL! Love all your photos :)

LuLu~*

Sonia ;) said...

OMG...Look at all your party commenters........WOW..this scare the stink out of you tights? Im glad your socializing muwahahahahahaha

Love ya
Sonia xoxox

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

Loved your Tea Party! Thank you so much stopping by my tea party!

Regards,
Vania

Javajune said...

Such adorable pictures and post. Please forgive me for being late.
xo-junie

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Tracy! I'm so sorry I'm late getting over here but Oh, what a fabulous party you have thrown!!! I loved the guests. Thanks so much for coming by and having tea with me.

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Stepping off the edge said...

Thank you all so much for sharing such a Mad Tea party with me! I am over the moon with all those that showed up, even though it is going to take me a full week to clean up! I swear there are tea cups in the trees and on the roof!
Remember, I will be picking a winner for two (2) give-aways on July 4, 2009! So there is still time to leave a comment and get your name in the hat!
Thank you so much to all of my lovely party guests! You helped make this years's party the best ever! And a special thank you to Vanessa for hosting such a devine event and allowing us all to get a little Mad!
>:0)
Tracey

bada*blingg said...

Darling... YOu Won the drawing at Daily Icing for the alice Necklace!

If you would email me at tawny76@cox.net I will get your necklace size & address to ship this off to you!

:0)Tawny

Mica said...

wow fantastical...I really like how you incorporated the newbies with no arms & legs...your so kind. heehee. thank you for having me over as well as for you popping by my place. That was fun !!!Mica

TesoriTrovati said...

A truly mad, mad world indeed! Thanks for so much inspiration!
And do enter me in your sweet giveaway!

I am still tea-partying! I am holding a giveaway of my own to keep the party rolling. Please come by and say hi at http://treasures-found.blogspot.com

Enjoy the day!
Erin

CINNIBONBON said...

I had a fabulous time ---I think those guards didn't recognize me at all---with all the comotion I've snuck pass them!!! It's so dreamy and magical in here!

Renee said...

Tracey your characters are all fantastic.

I wanted to let you kow tht I am totally stoked because the gargoyle asked me for I.D.

Don't you love Quebec City?

Love Renee xoxoxo

Satsuki Rebel said...

Follow the grey squirrel- hmm, hadn't thought of that.

Diana said...

Of course I was late, but it is fashionable to be late I heard one of the squirrels say. It was a lovely party and I signed up to be a follower so there's no getting rid of me now. Hugs, Diana @ IdaClare

Natasha Burns said...

what a magical, creative, imaginitive and inspiring mad tea party! thank you for the fun fab post!