We are so happy to see you!
I love road-trips on warm, summer nights, don't you?
Our little car glides quietly through the night
and we are listening to our favorite tunes.
as we make our way to The Mad Tea Party.
We know all of our favorite blogging friends are waiting there for us,
especially our dear friend Miss Vanessa of
Under a full moon, we sing to the music
and ponder something we have been thinking about for a while...
What if the man in the moon in the moon is really a woman?
We are almost there now...
One of the most amazing part of our trip is driving past
He stopped the car and picked one of the beautiful roses for me.
Another unusual feature of this very charming town is their unique street lights.
We check the time as we go past the samovar clock-tower.
We don't want to be late!
So many buildings here in Tea-Ville are built from giant pastries,
The Beautiful and Famous Black Rose Hotel!
And, some of the little tea-cup houses have lovely roof-top gardens,
just over-flowing with an exotic variety of giant pansies!!
As we come to the top floor, it seems as though we might be outside again...
What are those things flying through the air??
They are not...
could they be....
pineapple and blackberry....
strawberry and cherry....
UPSIDE DOWN CAKES!!!
(I loved pineapple upside-down cake as a child,
but I could have sworn it looked different than this!)
Which flavor would you choose?
You only need whisper your choice
and the butterfly carrying it will bring it to your plate!!
And as for the tea...
What is our selection?
Why...The Black Tea Rose, of course!
And what does it taste like, you might ask?
It is an elegant, yet complex, Alice-in-Wonderlandian blend...
afternoon tea and roses in full bloom,
pineapple and memories of summer,
blackberries and warm, summer drives at night,
tiny cars from carnival rides,
memories of fun meal eaten at drive-ins
strawberries, vanilla whipped cream and....
Thank you to all the friends,
old and new,
who have visited here today!
for some of the images I used in my collages here.
And most especially,
Thank You to Mademoiselle Vanessa
for hosting the most fun blog parties!!
Please visit her party and everyone else listed as party-goers
for today's fun all-day, all-weekend, all-week extravaganza!!