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………………..
Yes Yes! Perfect! It would be perfect!
The invitations had already gone out.
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…..
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!
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!
A wire cloche with her dessert plates and vintage dessert cups stacked underneath.
A glass cloche with a vintage compote dish. Yes! Yes! Now she could see the tiny desserts inside.
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!
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!
And the Party Girls smiled as they looked on. Looking so beautiful in their new hats!
Vintage sheet music. The perfect sepia tones.
A mini brown tureen.
More decorations which the Party Girls had pulled in from other parts of her house.
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……………………
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…….
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!!
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!
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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!