Saturday, July 23, 2016

Mad Tea Party Carnival. . .

(As always, click images to see them larger.)

Hello Dear Friends of The Gossamer Tearoom!

Today is the day when we once again join our Dear Friend Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist for her annual Mad Tea Party!  I would like to thank her for all the hard work she puts into her wonderful blog parties, giving us all a chance to visit with each other!  Thank you, Dearest Dear Vanessa!!



As usual, I interpret this in my own way and, like the last few years, that little sweetheart Victorienne and her friend Purple Kitty are back to take you on another adventure!  Are you ready?

Here is Victorienne, in a fun purple toy car, on her way to The Mad Tea Party Carnival!!  Any moment now, she is going to pick up Purple Kitty and they will be on their way to go have fun riding on the rides, having some snacks and enjoying the beautiful summer evening!  Do you have some fun memories of going to a carnival on a warm summer evening like I do?  This time of year always brings those memories back to me in a flood.  

Here comes Victorienne in her little car!
This is where Purple Kitty lives!
I'd love to live there too!

Kitty waves to tell Victorienne she will be right down!


Yay!  Their adventure is about to begin!

And away they go!






That Dear Friend of Ours, The Mad Hatter is the host
of the Mad Tea Party Carnival and he warmly
welcomes you all!


Which ones will they pick?

There's a large looking glass to use when trying on your hats!

How about these?  Very regal, indeed!

Or these?
Very appropriate for a Mad Tea Party Carnival!!
Look!  Purple Kitty is wearing a tea-tray hat!
She even starts to sing that famous song, 
"Twinkle, twinkle little bat,
How I wonder what you're at?
Up above the world so high...
Like a tea-tray in the sky..."
Victorienne listens politely, but then
reminds her they still have more hats to try on!

OH!  So festive!
Victorienne thinks she has made her decision...

But Purple Kitty must try them ALL on!

Until she finally decides that regal is the way to go!

Victorienne decides she would like to wear a crown as well
and chooses this one with the big yellow stars!!



Oh looky!
It's that nice Mad Hatter again!
And we see that he has changed his hat!
He has standards of madness to uphold, after all!
He waves warmly at Victorienne and Purple Kitty
and lets them know that he approves of their choice of hats!

He reminds them to be sure and stop and get a pansy
corsage to wear on their way to the rides!
Kitty is up to her old tricks and takes a large one
to put in the top of her crown!
The Hatter sees that she is a kindred spirit with him!

Several people are lining up for the first ride!

Victorienne and Purple Kitty line up politely behind
these nice boys.

Such excitement to ride The Black Swan Ride!


On to the next ride!
Purple Kitty can't wait to be a bug!!

Ooooh....so pretty!

On this ride, you put on some brightly-colored wings and
you can fly over the large flowers!
A true bug's-eye-view!!

"Look, Kitty!"


So twinkle-y!

And fun!

The ferris wheel is always lots of fun too!






The last ride of the evening...

...but we've saved the best for last!


Victorienne and Purple Kitty ride in their tea cup,
down the tea river,
into a dark cave...

...and come out here,
amidst twinkling lights!

Victorienne whispers,
"It's so quiet and peaceful here,
I wish we could spend all night just floating along."
"Yes, please." replies Purple Kitty.

But, truth be told, riding on all of these beautiful
rides has made us hungry and we are more than ready for tea!




We wait patiently for our treats.
The Mad Hatter greets us warmly again and
hopes we have had fun!

He takes his seat as well and these nice ladies
bring around the first tea cart,
filled with bottles of Iced Twizzleberry Tea!

It's a favorite of the Hatter's and he hopes you enjoy
it as well!

Next is the tray containing the beautiful desserts,
on sticks, like big, ornate lollypops!

There are desserts made of sprinkleberries, twinkleberries,
twizzleberries, squinkles, tweezles and chocolate.

(You can't have thought they wouldn't have chocolate??)

Which one would you pick?
They all look nice to me!


And here are Victorienne and Purple Kitty,
enjoying their Twizzleberry Tea!

They would like to thank you for visiting here
with us today and hope you will make a visit
to our lovely Mad Tea Party hostess,
Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist
and all of the other participants!!

Images used in my blog post today:
Tumble Fish Studios on Mischief Circus,
itKuPiLLi Imaginarium on Mischief Circus,
and my own personal collection
and digital collage sheets.

50 comments:

  1. This is the most funnest and bestest carnival tea party I have ever been to!!! Being quite mad myself, I decided to wear several hats. They were too wonderful to pick out just one. The rides were the most splendorifurus in the world! I especially enjoyed having wings. I've always wanted to fly! But being the piggy boy that I am, I have to confess to liking the Twizzleberry Tea and deserts the best. Well, not the best. Just really up there in importance. If you don't mind, I'm going to take a little snooze before I move on. I exhausted myself. I'm hoping maybe Victorienne will lend me one of her purple pillows for just a few winks. Thank you so much for such a splendid time!!!

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    1. Yay Bill! I'm so glad you could visit with us today and extra glad that you enjoyed the treats so much! We always look forward to a visit from you!

      Betty

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  2. Oh my goodness, what a party! It may take me a while to recover from all the fun! It's always nice to spend time with Victorienne and Kitty!
    blessings
    ~*~

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    1. Hello Laura!
      It's always nice to see you here! Thank you so much for your visit!

      Betty

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  3. This was just delightful! I am so in love with Purple Kitty!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon and Purple Kitty says, "Thank you for the nice compliment!"

      Betty

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  4. How fun! Have a great Mad Tea Party! ...and a delightful weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Chloe and wishing the same to you!

      Betty

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  5. I love the adventures of Victorienne and her friend Purple Kitty! What a great selection of hats they had to choose from and that Black Swan ride looks very intriguing, as do the rest. Thanks for the fun!

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    1. Hello and thank you so much for your visit! I am so glad that you liked the Black Swans so much!

      Betty

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  6. what beautiful artwork and indepth detail. This was fun to read! Visit my blog at theonesixthscaledollhouse.blogspot.com Lisa

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit today!

      Betty

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    1. Dear Danzel, Thank you so much! We are so glad you visited us today!

      Betty

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  8. Love the collages and Purple Kitty. So very fun. I had a blast.

    My party is over here. Would love you to come: http://www.ronnianndesigningfairy.com/mad-tea-party-at-the-idea-emporium-bakery/

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and your visit!

      Betty

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  9. What a wonderful party! Thank you for inviting us!

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    1. Dear Maddy, You are so very welcome and thank you so much for visiting us!

      Betty

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  10. Wow, what a carnival. Love your creativity for the Mad Hatter party. :)

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    1. Dear Audra Marie! Thank you! I am so glad you enjoyed your time here with us today!

      Betty

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  11. A true visual adventure - love the artwork!
    Pop on by for a visit, here is my entry
    http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2016/07/alice-has-gone-steampunk-for-mad-tea.html

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    1. Hello Tami! Thank you!! Your visit today was most appreciated!

      Betty

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  12. Thank you for sharing such an adventure filled carnival tea! I enjoyed dressing up. Victorienne has the most adorable expressions.

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    1. Hello Laura! You are so very welcome and thank you so much for your visit! Victorienne is blushing, but politely thanks you for your compliment!

      Betty

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  13. The best parties are those we pull straight from our muses' creative hearts. And for that reason, I totally love yours--I also happen to adore paper art and carnivals. So yes, I'm delighted. Thank you so much for the fun!

    Happy Mad Tea Party! ♥

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    1. Hello Magaly! It is always such a pleasure to get a visit from you! I always appreciate your comments and am glad you were able to visit with us!

      Betty

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  14. Such a fun party ..... thanks for inviting us along :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, Kerry! We were happy to see you here!

      Betty

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  15. How absolutely wonderful!! A whimsical delight!
    Thank you so much for your hospitality, Dear!
    Happy Mad Tea-ing!
    Hugs,
    Anne
    http://alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com/2016/07/welcome-to-mad-tea-party-2016.html

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    1. Dear Anne, Thank you so much for your visit! It was a pleasure to see you here with us!

      Betty

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  16. What a wonderful magical carnival of madness. Purple kitty looks so good in her crown. Loved all your paper art pages.

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    1. Thank you, Jane! I'm glad that Kitty was finally able to decide on a hat to wear! We do so appreciate your compliment!

      Betty

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  17. You have outdone yourself! Purple kitty melts my heart. This whole tea party made me smile and clap my hands together with joy. Simply delightful.

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda! It is always such a pleasure to see you! Purple Kitty waves "Hello" to you!

      Betty

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  18. Enchanting and very creative, you are so talented! hope you can visit my tea here:
    http://plumfieldhousegardens.blogspot.com/
    Celeste

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      Betty

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  19. As always, such a fun adventure with Victorienne and Purple Kitten! I'm glad to be invited to your lovely party. I do love a good carnival! (I chose the purple cake on the back left, by the way)
    Thanks!

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    1. Hello Nicole! I'm so glad you had fun! Thank you so much for your visit!!

      Betty

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  20. Lots of fun and I love your creativity. Happy Tea day! :)

    I'm a day-late to the fun and just now getting around to each party, but thanks for stopping by my blog.
    :)
    ~ Misha
    http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/870467.html

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit! It's never too late to come around to my parties! They just go on and on, for whenever you'd like to visit!!

      Betty

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  21. I enjoyed your art! You went to so much trouble to create so many images and write the story. I appreciate your efforts! I like your style. Very whimsical!

    Happy Mad Tea Party!
    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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    1. Dear Ricki Jill, Thank you so much! Actually, no trouble at all, just all fun for me, but yes, I do have to start my planning a bit early (actually start work on these posts before Vanessa announces the date of the blog party!!). I very much appreciate your comments and am glad you had a nice time!!

      Betty

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  22. WOW...i love your Art...sorry i´m late becuse my Computer crackes down...happy unbirthday to you
    Kugs
    Kat

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    1. Thank you so much Kerstin! I do hope your computer is feeling better now! Wishing a Happy Unbirthday to you (if indeed it is!)

      Betty

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  23. Oh my goodness, how much wonderfulness is here ♥

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    1. Thank you so very much, lillalotta! I'm glad you enjoyed your time here!!

      Betty

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  24. I had to come back to visit your party again. Your carnival rides are just spectacular! I hope you don't mind my taking another few rides. :-)

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    1. You are always welcome back as many times as you like! Victorienne and Purple Kitty are always so happy to see their friend Bill again!!

      Betty

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  25. I love adventures and your style (digi pictures) is my favorite. Inviting you to our one:http://blythetheque.blogspot.fr/2016/07/the-most-fragrant-roses-party-la-vie-en.html

    Hugs.

    Monika

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  26. Still loving the carnival. I needed a little fun, so I came back to go on the rides again. They are so imaginative and fun! Happy Wednesday!!!

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I am so very happy to read your comments!