Monday, August 25, 2008

A Midsummer's Tea Party! Come and See a World Tea-Licious Enchantment

Come on by for a visit to a tea party set in an enchanting place where fairies and pixies sprinkle magic from flower to flower riding through the summer sky on Bumble Bee Flying Rides, complete with handmade lady bug Parasols handcrafted by the enchanted bug creatures themselves. Grab a wand, a crown and a cup of tea for a day of midsummer fun, straight from Shakespeare's World, you Royal Fairy Guide; Jessica is waiting to lead you behind the curtain to the tea party.

Once inside the Tea Party you will find, a beavy of paper lanterns glowing in the sun, it took the fairies all morning to set them up. Along your tea party stroll you will also find some vintage decorations of pearl-esque shell and rhinestone frames filled with some tea party style fashion plate prints and tea time figurines. Pictured here are a Tea Party Accroutrement for holding tea sandwich picks and a white porcelin doll form which opens to hold sugar cubes.

Next you will find some afternoon reading with Froggy Went A Courting, which is a delightful book by: Gillian Tyler published by Candlewick Press, this made for a nice compliment to the main table, let's not forget copies of Piddlestixs and The Faerie Zine were placed neatly throughout the party.

Not to mention a full table dedicated to tea party favors of sweet candles, tea party paper cups, tiny parasols, crowns, falvored sugars and teas.
The whole backyard was transformed, even the umbrellas received vintage fabric facelifts and paper lanterns.

Tea Lady Guests could be seen strolling around exploring for treats and fun, while others choose to relax under the lanterns in the main tent.

A tea menu was prepared and filled with a variety of delicious fare and scrumptious sweets including Heirloom Apple Pie, Double Dudge and Peanut Butter Heart Brownies, Creme Brulee Creme Puffs (I ate about 10, LOL) and Cupcake Fairy Wands which can be eaten right off the stick. They were baked with a basic chocolate cupcake mix and frosted with my buttercream frosting made with Wilton Butter Extract and Rose Color Frosting Additive. You can see these cupcakes here standing sweetly in their vases.

Here is an upclose look at the paper tea cup treat baskets! A project to follow in the next installment of Piddlestixs, Vol.2

A glimpse inside the main tea party table, under the tent complete with my fave bird cage candle chandeliers and cake stands. The gorgeous fresh flowers were brought by my dear friends: Theresa and Patty Who I have been friends with since Middle School and Freshman Year of High School.

As you stroll throught the party, take a minute to notice the vintage silver tea pot I bought at the amazing antique store: Village Antiques in Lafayette, NJ at Olde Lafayette Village:

Some of the Tea Ladies who attended The Midsummer Tea Party are pcitured here:
Sue, Barbara, Sandy, Connie, Joan,Many, Myself, Jessica, Theresa, Patty, Sharon, not pictured is the other Susan who came later, Sharon's Twin and the men on hand, who preferred the interior, LOL.

A nice photo of my Mom and Me, along with Sharon and Me!

Midsummer Tea Party

For the complete set of images of the Tea Party click on photo album link above, it will bring you straight into my Picasa photo center!


KarenHarveyCox said...

What a lovely party, and with all the special details to make it enchanting.


I was reading Jenny Doh's (editor of Somerset Magazine) blog the other day, and I noticed that they were so inspired by Marie Antoinette submissions that they are beginning a new publication called Marie.

Here is the link to the post asking for submissions.

Happy Creating

faerie enchantment said...

Thanks so much Karen, I will go visit! We all know how much I love Marie, I created a zine Piddlestoxs revolving around her and other vintage icons, etc. LOL!

Thanks so much, Magic and Joy!

Lola Enchanted said...

Oh my goodness!
What an enchanted place!
I'll have sweet dreams tonight!!!~

Enjoy your evening!

Marie Antionette said...

Everything looks wonderful here.Hugs Marie Antionette

Daisys Little Cottage said...

So wonderful and enchanting Lisa. I love the hanging silver teapot.....

Sandra Evertson said...

Wonderful table decorations!
Sandra Evertson

Amanda said...

How fun! Very pretty. :)

Marie Antionette said...

Thought I would stop by and say hello.I really enjoyed the tea party when I was here last.Will drop by again another time.Hugs Marie Antionette

faerie enchantment said...

Thank You all so much for stopping by to enjoy the tea party! I'll be doing another one for the fall, along with a class I'm teaching called: Welsh Witch Hats and Tea, a class where the students make their own Welsh Style Witch Hats and finish with a tea party!

MaygreenFairies said...

Oh I wish I lived close to you and was one of your lovely friends. What a fantastic party, so enchanting, and what a beautiful home you have too.