Saturday, June 27, 2009

PARTY TIME!!!!

THE STORY>>>>>>>PART 1

It was almost time…….tomorrow everyone, everyone from Blogland would attend her party!  I just had to be magnificent!  She had been planning it for well over a month.  It would be a bright and beautiful affair out under the trees with a cool breeze blowing, the scent of Honeysuckle drifting through the June air.  She could see it, as if she were already there………………..

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Yes Yes!  Perfect!  It would be perfect!

The invitations had already gone out.

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Alas!  Things WERE NOT going as well as she had hoped!   The weather was not cooperating!  It was well over 100 degrees just that very day!  What would she do……what would she do?   An outside party was out of the question.  Everything would melt!  The Carrot cake which she had planned to bake from scratch.  The petite meringue cookies which she was going to prepare. The imported chocolates that she had planned to serve.  RUINED!  It would all be ruined! 

She went to bed that night very sad……thinking that she should just cancel her beautiful party.  Surely no one would come with such horribly hot hot weather!

Suddenly……in the middle of the night……she heard a noise.  She sat up and listened……nothing…….perhaps she had imagined it?   No,no……there it was again…..the same noise, coming from…..her dining room?   She very timidly arose to investigate.

There was a light.  Had she left a light burning?  She thought not.  This light was different.  It was dim and yet it glowed, illuminating the entire room.

She very slowly entered the dining room and was stunned by what she saw.

They were beautiful!  And yes she KNEW them, but they weren’t REAL.  How could this be. 

“You didn’t invite us to the party.”  One of the girls said.

“Well of course not, you’re, well….you’re just statues.  I am sorry, I didn’t mean to upset you but…..”

“No matter!”  The girls said.  “All is forgiven.  We have prepared a magnificent party for you!”

She began to look around, to take in her surroundings, and what she saw took her breath away!  The entire room was bathed in a beautiful light, unlike anything she had ever seen!  And it looked as though glitter and jewels floated in the air!

“But how, how……..?”  She said, struck nearly speechless by the beauty that surrounded her.

The girls giggled.  “We are magic!”  They said in unison.  “Just as you always suspected.  Even Her Magnificence is here……although she absolutely refused to wear a party hat!”

And there she stood…….bathed in that incredible light, holding glittered golden stars and as silent as stone……………………………………………………….

TO BE CONTINUED!!!!!

The party continues tomorrow morning.  Or will it still be nighttime?  We shall just have to wait and see…..

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PART 2………………….

She looked up at Her Magnificence who appeared very very tall indeed sitting on her dining table.

“Hello.”  Her Magnificence barely rolled her eyes, the crown on her head gleaming and glittering in the magical light.

She turned to the Party Girls.  “I must apologize for her.  She’s been a bit of a Diva ever since she took a permanent place on the blog side bar.”  “That’s all right.”  Said the Party Girls.  “Tonight is a night for celebration!”  “We shall completely ignore her!”

Was is night……or was it morning?  Who cared really!  She let the beauty of her surroundings wash over her.

Her Grandmother’s silver adorned the table.  Tied to…..what was that?  Inexpensive flour sack towels. Hummm…..not a bad idea and generously sized for all of that dessert they would be consuming.

But wait…….there appeared to be NO food at all on the table.

“I really really hate to mention this.”  She said, looking at the Party Girls.”  But….well…..there is no food for this party.”

Again……in unison…..the Party Girls giggled.  (It was becoming an annoying habit of theirs.)

“Of course there is food on the table.”  They said.  “Just look a little harder.  And believe, really believe!”

And so she did.  She closed her eyes and imagined everything that she had planned for her grand soiree.   Ahhhh!  There it all was!  Now she could see it all!

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Tea cups and saucers.  Stacked high, some with little treats inside the cups.  Just waiting to surprise her guests.

The table was arranged in cool neutral colors.  Just as she would have done it!  Neutrals had become her new favorites of late.  She thought to herself.  How did those Party Girls know these things?

A vintage table cloth  which in fact, she had just purchased the week before at a magical price of only $9.00!

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A wire cloche with her dessert plates and vintage dessert cups stacked underneath.

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A glass cloche with a vintage compote dish.  Yes!  Yes!  Now she could see the tiny desserts inside.

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She had to laugh at one of her garden statues wearing a vintage straw hat and pearls!  The vintage picture with the faded velvet background was perfect.  Who needed to purchase flowers when you could just use what you had around the house to adorn your table?!  Those Party Girls!   So clever!

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And she COULD see her carrot cake sitting atop the stand which was draped in khaki linen.  Yes!  The cake went perfectly with the neutral color scheme!

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And the Party Girls smiled as they looked on.  Looking so beautiful in their new hats!

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Vintage sheet music.  The perfect sepia tones.

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A mini brown tureen.

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More decorations which the Party Girls had pulled in from other parts of her house.

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And so…..the party began!   And suddenly she happened to glance outside.

 

Where it was indeed morning.   And at her house……the weather was perfect!  And everything in her world was magical!

To celebrate the day………….AND the opening of their new Etsy shop, there would be a……………………

GIVEAWAY!!!     GIVEAWAY!!!!

COMMENT ON THIS POST BETWEEN NOW AND MIDNIGHT MONDAY!  THERE WILL BE TWO, THAT’S RIGHT TWO GIVEAWAYS!!!!   THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY MORNING!    WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY…….

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ONE OF OUR NEW CHARMS.  CHOOSE THE PATTERN OF YOUR CHOICE.  (CLOCHE IS FOR DISPLAY ONLY)…….SORRY.  BUT I BET YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE.  I KNOW HOW YOU GIRLS ARE.  HAHA!!

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ANOTHER LUCKY PERSON WILL WIN A SET OF OUR BEAUTIFUL NEW TAGS.  AGAIN, YOU MAY CHOOSE FROM ANY OF THE TAGS LISTED ON ETSY, AND WE WILL MAKE YOU YOUR OWN SPECIAL EXTRA GLITTERED SET!!!  SO IF YOU HAVE NEVER COMMENTED BEFORE, NOW IS THE TIME TO STOP HIDING AND START COMMENTING!   CAUSE WE ARE GOING TO MAKE TWO OF YOU GIRLS HAPPY HAPPY READERS!

Be sure and check out our new Etsy shop!  We are so excited!  It is still very much a work in progress and items are still waiting to be added in our jewelry category.  AND I noticed this morning, that I did not have measurements on the lengths of the necklaces so that will have to be done quickly.   That’s what happens when you wait until the last minute.

The link to our new Etsy shop is on the upper right hand side.  Just click to enter.  And if you don’t see what you want, keep checking back.  We will be busy busy adding to our Paperie, Jewelry, and Hand Painted categories.  And (I promise you Heather) I am going to be selling pillows and such! 

Also…….Heather has a NEW on-line portfolio.  You will see the button to enter right underneath the Etsy button!   Enjoy!  Enjoy!

Remember!  COMMENT COMMENT COMMENT!!!!!

Huummm!  Something tells me that we have not seen the last of those Party Girls!  I bet they will continue to show up in future posts.  They were so much fun!  A little annoying, but lots and lots of fun!

Enjoy your day browsing through all of the Tea Party posts!

Denise

73 comments:

  1. Who needs food when there's so many beautiful images to feast on...food for the eyes is sometimes more satisfying then food for the tummy ;-).
    Happy Mad Tea Day!!!
    Oh! Imported chocolates...we would have licked them out of their tiny cups...oh My!!!

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  2. Wowowowow, what a fabulously vintage-y party! Thank you for being such a fabulous hostess, I like the way those Party Girls think! Good luck with your new shop, those tags are fabulous!

    You're madly invited to my tea party, I do hope you'll stop by!

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  3. Wow! Everything is so gorgeous! I'm especially in love with that lovely vintage tablecloth and the beautiful china. :)

    Have a lovely mad tea-party-filled day!

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  4. Love, love, LOVE your party! Glorious color scheme! Your Santos doll is SPECTACULAR. What a treat. Hope you get a chance to stop by my party. I'll save you some treats.

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  5. What a visual treat! I love all of the texture and color of your tea party. You are indeed lucky to have such magical girls living at your house!

    A Very Merry Unbirthday to you!

    Erin :)
    http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/

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  6. Oh my gosh! The photos are just amazing, and so magical! They definitely transport you away. You put a lot of time into this.

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

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  7. Your party is so fabulous!! Love, love, love your table setting. The girls did a wonderful job! Hope you will visit my Tea Party as well
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. Good luck with your new Etsy shop! Your party was dreamy and inspirational!

    Lori

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  9. I'm in love with your neutral/sepia toned party decor. I could rest at your table, sipping tea, gabbing, and eating chocolates for hours. Thank you for including us/me in your special gathering.

    When you have a free moment stop by my journal and see my tea parties (2!!) lol - got a bit excited about the celebration.

    ~ Misha/DawaiOser

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  10. I have most enjoyed my time at your tea party! It was a magical time for sure. I shall remember it as I travel to the others. Have a magical weekend! Twyla

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  11. beautiful party and love, love all the vintage treasures.Mmmm, Mmmmm, count me in for the wonderful give-away. Visit the celebration at my place and a giveaway.
    xo-jj

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  12. Didn't want it to end. Such a grand time was had by all! Lovely!

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  13. Your party is just too scrumptious and full of wonderful
    Eye candy…

    This is truly the event of the year…

    Have a very Happy Mad Party day,

    Louise

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  14. wow, you went all out, lovely party. I really enjoyed stopping by and will definitely visit again. looking forward to seeing you later.

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  15. thank you for the party. I love your sits music

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  16. I love your art dolls. Such beautiful photos and soooooooo much eye candy! DeeeeeLightful! Do stop by for tea with me, but watch out for Alice. **blows kisses** Deborah

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  17. So many wonderful photos, and what a lovely party. Thank you for the yummy cup of tea :)

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  18. Nice photos. Your art dolls are amazing. The charms are such a sweet gift! :)

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  19. What a lovely party! How wonderful the girls showed up to help you put on such a magical feast for the eyes and spirit. I too went to bed sad believing I had to cancel my festivities this year due to my son's illness. Maybe the girls can come by and help me as I am running around with last minute preparations. It will be late for sure, but you've inspired me not to give up. Thanks for such a lovely time.

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  20. Just Beautiful post! I love it!
    Happy Mad Tea Party!

    You're madly invited to my tea party, I do so hope you'll join me!

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  21. A lovely party! Aren't you lucky the girls showed up to help! So glad to share this party with you!
    Expect joy, Cat

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  22. I´m following your blog! I love it!

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  23. Love your blog...pictures and art are amazing! I am going to go staight to your etsy store.
    Dawn

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  24. I am so glad my friend told me about this tea party. It is going to be hard to leave your party. You brought magic to my soul today.
    Blessings,
    JoAnnA Pierotti
    www.mosshill.blogs.com

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  25. What a beautiful treat for the eye! Love your blog.
    Martha

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  26. I declare, what a wonderful setting and what a wonderful party. Your party girls know what they're doing!

    Come over to IdaClare and we'll celebrate out in the heat for just a little while and you can sweat with us for just a little while!

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  27. Your party was so fun! Thank you for a lovely time! Your pictures are beautiful and those 2 giveaways are so gorgeous too!

    XO,
    ~Krista

    toopixiedolls@yahoo.com

    P.S. I'm having a giveaway at my party, come visit if you have the time!
    http://twopixiedolls.blogspot.com

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  28. i'm here at last..leverything is beautifully prepared...i will add you to my follow list...i am enjoying the parties and dancing my day away...i am having my tea by the sea...with flowers in my hair...come join me...hugs, rebecca/cre8tiva

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  29. What an imagination you have. I love the party girls and enjoyed my stay. The charm is gorgeous and the tags too sweet. Anyone would be lucky to win either of them.
    Carole

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  30. oh my goodness, this was a tea party of the sophisticated variety! I ran back home to put on my pearls! LOVE everything! that charm is sparkle heaven, and the tags are scrumptious!
    Happy lovely party!!! xoxoxoxoxo

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  31. Your photos are heavenly. So dreamy... what a most lovely tea party; I have thoroughly enjoyed it today.

    Sharon the garden fairy

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  32. Such elegant party girls :)
    I had a lovely time!

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  33. Glad the party girls came in to the save the day. A sweet party.

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  34. The giveaways are the icing on the cake for this post.

    The post is exactly what a tea party should be. Magic.

    Renee xoxo

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  35. Great party! I love all your photos. They are awesome!

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  36. absolutely wonderful party!
    everything was beautiful!

    love your blog and your shops and everything!
    just my style :)

    karin

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  37. Lovely party, lovely giveaways....those party girls are the cat's meow!

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  38. What a lovely party. I am doing a giveaway so come check out mine www.artnsewl.blogspot.com

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  39. I very much enjoyed visiting your party, I love the beautiful tableware you have collected!

    Jessy

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  40. I love the party girls and your story. Your photos are fantastic and certainly make me drool over the beautiful things. Great giveaway.
    Jean in Virginia
    JCEBASKETS@cox.net

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  41. Well what a party. I truly felt as though I was there. What a lovely feeling to be taken away like that. Thank you for the invitation....julie

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  42. Sparkly gems and fine lace galore, your party was full of eye candy for sure. I do so appreciate that because I've had my fill of sweets.

    Thank you for having me, it's been a real treat.

    Stop by my party to dance with faeries and have tea. I'd be very honored if you left a comment for me!

    Love LaLa

    http://redwoodcoastcreativearts.typepad.com/

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  43. It was 100+ degrees here, too. I took a few pictures outside, but the party was inside for me, too. Too bad, maybe next year... Great party.

    58Cherries

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  44. How enchanting! Your party girls are surely magical! Simply enchanting!
    >:0)
    Tracey

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  45. Lovely, lovely, dreamy photos of your tea party. Everything's beautiful.

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  46. oh by gosh by golly i love frolicking and folly ~ you have given to me such a delightful and dreamy tea party that i simply must tip my flowery tea party hat to you. a round of applause if you will.

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  47. Very cute. Your post was very nice and all your little characters...beautiful. I enjoyed that. Please enter me into your drawing. nice to meet you. -HurricaneKassi

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  48. You weave an intriguing tale! Love it!

    I am having a giveaway on my blog http://treasures-found.blogspot.com. I hope you will come by and say hi!

    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  49. Your charms are gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Crystals = yay! And your table settings are drool-worthy, all that cream, bark and parchment... I'm a color addict but those subtle shades are so elegant.

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  50. My tea party ended hours ago, but I wasn't ready to put my frolicking shoes away, so I popped in here! I loved your whimsical story!

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  51. CONGRATULATIONS on the opening of your Etsy shop. I can't wait to see your merchandise. I always loved the pictures you posted of the items you sold in your shop.

    Wonderful story to go along with the Mad Hatter Tea Party. Isn't Vanessa fun?!

    ~elaine~

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  52. Love, love, love you story and the pics are gorgeous! Please enter me in your giveaway!

    Robin in MD
    nicplumb@verizon.net

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  53. What a wonderful party. I love the photos, very magical.
    :)

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  54. oooohhh the party girls are fun and very helpful too. They prepared everything so grand and really though it over. I guess that excuses them for being annoying at times? :-)I think it's just wonderful. And a mad tea party is make believe so we can make use of our imaginations to our heart's content and fill those tables and cups and plates . . . oh and everything that can be filled LoL

    (I'm new here and I just came from Vanessa. I had so much fun with her tea party that I was curious as to what others are up to :-) )

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  55. What an absolutely beautiful party!
    H :)

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  56. I am still enjoying the party! I love all of your beautiful vintage treasures and love your blog!

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  57. Absolutely magical party!
    Linda

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  58. OMG, Your table was so pretty. I studied it long and hard... thanks for sharing.

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  59. What an amazing party! Your photos are just great, and your vintage displays are really very beautiful. Great job. Loved dropping by to visit you. By the way, loved your music! ~Nan

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  60. the party girls are seriously amazing & did such a great job!

    thank you for your lovely hospitality. wishing you wonderFULL wanderings throughout the Mad Hatter weekend!

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  61. I'm so sorry to be so late.....so many tea parties to attend. Along the way I fell down the rabbit hole and somehow got lost at the bend. But if I may, I would love a cup of tea. All that running around has left me so very thirsty.
    Your charm and tags are beautiful.
    My, look at all the partiers and all dressed in their best attire. How lovely....

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

    May the day ahead be a beautiful one for you.

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  62. Your party was just magical! I want to party with you and the 'girls' more often. Everything was just perfect...and beautiful. You are an amazing hostess.
    Love, love, love this giveaway.
    Smiles,
    June

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  63. I just found you as a follower on my blog and zoomed right over to your Etsy shop- where I smiled, "Oooh'd and Ahh'd over your GORGEOUS work!
    Then I came here to your blog and found that you are part of the Tea Party and are giving away your delightful creations!
    OOOh,,, ahhhhh....
    :o)

    ~*Your shop is gorgeous as is your Tea Party post. Thank you for your offer, I am happy to enter my name and if you haven't already done so, please enter mine as well!*~
    Amber Dawn

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  64. Wow...I'm so late for this fabulous tea party you are giving...I hope there is room for one more! What a lovely and charming party you are having here. I had a great time and found it very enchanting! Thank you for sharing and inviting me... Enjoy the other parties...!!! Cheers

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  65. Oh my! What lovely things you have and your photographs are just wonderful. It looks like I am here just in time too to enter into your drawing. What generous gifts you offer. Whoever shall win will be lucky indeed.

    I must be off now to catch up with more of our friends and their tea parties. Thank you so much for swinging by and leaving a comment.

    Have a wonderful week.
    Kathryn, Collage Diva

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  66. I am enchanted! I SO wish I could have been there in person! You are amazing, and a very good writer too! How come God packs SO much talent into so few girls, instead of spreading it around??? Rock On!

    Love,
    Sheila

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  67. Oh mu gosh sweetie, what a wonderful party you threw!! I'm so sorry I am late. It was a rough weekend but..I made it! This was one of my favorites. I think I might even go look at it again...

    Have a great week!
    Karen

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  68. So sorry I'm late. I just escaped from my own mad party. Just in the nick of time.

    My dear, I was enchanted with the dream of a party your sweet statue girls threw for you. Twas Magical and so glad that I could stop by.

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  69. Hi,
    What a wonderful, magical Tea Party.Now I'm gona wonder what my statures are thinking. lol
    Your table display and color scheme are beautiful.I enjoyed myself. Your give away is fantastic,count me in.You are invited to come by my Tea Party.8-)
    ~Myrna

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  70. wow! I am the 71st comment........awesome!

    Anyhow- what a magical story and great pictures.....are those old santos? that you used??

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  71. Wow, I am # 72 comments, even more awesome! Your party is over the top fantastic and packed full of such great ideas! I loved viewing this post!
    Cathy

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  72. So beautiful! I love the creamy color combinations...thank you for a great party! :)

    I'm having a party too...a video...you are welcome to come by! :)

    Mere

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