Saturday, June 27, 2009

Welcome to The Mad Tea Party

Two days ago, I had a knock on my door. I opened the door to see this most curious woman.madhatter She said the pleasure of my company was requested by the First Teddy Bears of The Bronx: Lady and Sir Bearington. She commanded me to come noon on Saturday.

I am running quite late. I couldn't even enjoy the sights of Daisy way as I hurried to their mansion nestled in Pelham Bay Park.
Daisy way

Before I am admitted to the party, I had to be checked out by Joe The Bunny. The word on the street is he used to run with wolves before the Bearingtons civilized him to be their Bunny Butler and Bodyguard.

Joe The Bunny

The party is quite in progress you can see.
Party starting

Let me introduce you. Here is Lady and Sir Bearington. They are the oldest familiy of Teddy Bears in The Bronx.
Lady and Sir Bearington

Here is the most proper Soldier Lawrence. I think he is quite charming.
Soldier Lawrence Bear
Ah, my old friend Pirate Johnny and his wise cracking parrot, Depp. Johnny is the one who wrangled the invitation for me. We go way back.
Pirate Johnny and his parrot Depp

Look who crashed. It's Mabel! The Bearingtons are quite fond of cats, I guess it will be fine.
Mabel sneaking in

Yes, this is me. Enjoying yummy chocolate tea.
Shell drinking tea

Johnny, your not supposed to eat a brownie with your mouth open! He can quite naughty at times.
Pirate Johnny with a brownie

Now, Lady and Sir Bearington are telling the story of how they first at a Full Moon grand ball many years ago.
Lady and Sir Bearington 2

Soldier Lawrence is sharing an exciting tale of his travels abroad.
Soldier Lawrence with Tea

It has been a lovely tea Party. I'm full from all the tea, cookies and brownies. I am going to take my leave. On behalf of Lady and Sir Bearington, thank you for coming and sharing this special day with me

Lady and Sir Bearington say bye

Please go and visit all the other Tea Parties going on hosted by the fab Vanessa.

Shellsigna

66 comments:

javajune said...

Wahoo, I'm the first. Chocolate tea sounds delish, I'll have to get some of that. Hey, I saw you at my place dancing on the piano. You better come check out these incriminating photos before the tabloids get a hold of them. he hee, Enjoyed your party come over when you can.
xo-jj

Cheryl Lynn said...

What a lovely tea party. The guests were all dressed so well! Very stylish indeed. Sir and Lady Bearington are most distinguished. What is it about tea parties lately? I'm preparing to do an illustration about a very unusual tea party with a little girl and her imaginary friend.

Your tea party was so well executed, gracious Lady. I so loved Pirate Johnny and his wise cracking parrot, Depp. And you really can't blame him for sneaking a brownie. I'm sure they were absolutely scrumptious.

Well, I'll take my leave now and thank you for giving me an inspirational smile today.

Have a wonderful weekend, My Dear.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

LOL

adorable

HaPpY MaD TeA PaRtY!

Pretty Things said...

Chocolate tea? Pour me a cup!

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

KathrynAntyr said...

How divine, chocolate tea. What a sweet tea party. I hear my mice squeeking. I better go or they may run away!

Enjoy the parties today!
xoxo k

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you for the tea and treats. You were a gracious hostess. Have a magical weekend! Twyla

Clarity said...

You are so cute, tea parties are right up my street.

Sarah said...

I loved your party Shell! Imagine, I have now met the oldest bear family in the Bronx! I am so honoured! I so enjoyed my chocolate tea too!
Thanks for everything.
x

Deborah said...

What a sweet little tea party you have going on here. I greatly enjoyed my visit! Do come over for tea with Alice and me, but it is a bit wicked! **blows kisses** Deborah

Chrissy said...

How sweet!... Love your Mabel!.. what a beauty.. The Barringtons are my fave as well...

Maggi said...

What a lovely party, I adore chocolate tea! And so many wonderful guests to meet! Thank you for hosting such a fun party!

You're madly invited to my tea party, I do so hope you can drop by! (If you haven't already! lol :)

Rhonda Roo said...

oooh, those distinguished bears do know how to host a soiree dont they?
And fabulous guests-from swashbucklers to captains! And how cute are you?

I muuustt have some chocolate tea!!
And a brownie!
YUMMMM!!!

Just lovely :) xoxoxoxoxo

Nicole said...

What a beautiful party! Your tea cups are absolutely beautiful! And what treats!!!! I would love a cup of chocolate tea! Pirate Johnny is very handsome :)
Great Party!!!!

A Fanciful Life said...

What wonderful bear friends. So well mannered too! Such a quaint tea on a beautiful throw. Enjoy your tea - I often drink chocolate tea also, give me anything with chocolate!

Sharon the garden fairy

Dajon said...

Cute Bears.

Thanks for visiting our blog

Enjoy the party

Dajon xx

Bobbi Jo said...

What a delightful tea party this was. I just love bears so this was extra special for me to be here. The chocolate tea sounds so yummy! Where did you find it or is it your own recipe? I would love to have it!
Your blog is beautiful I am enjoying reading it and looking at all the great pictures. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

KayEllen said...

Happy Tea Party!!!! Celebration:)

Love your teddy bear pirate!!!

I had a wonderful visit:)

smiles,
kayellen

Heather said...

Aww! This made me smile really big. Chocolate tea? If there is such a thing I NEED SOME!

Kat said...

That pirate-bear (and parrot!) are too cute. Thank you for visiting my tea party.

Runako Designs by Dee said...

how cute! what a lovely party, thanks for inviting me in.

You’re invited to please visit stop by and visit me at my party where we’re having a tea of a time!!

Chrisy said...

Oooh you have some lovely guests here! Thank you so much for having me at your whimsical place. Come on over to my party - if you haven't quietly crept in already....

Chickenbells said...

Well...I must say, that chocolate tea sounds absolutely fantastic! And I absolutely must sit for a bit on your blue quilt and visit with everyone...I have yet to meet a pirate, and I have to say that I'm most enchanted by such a thing!!

tunibug said...

Johnny Depp and Chocolate Tea what a wonderful combo!!!
Happy Tea Party Day

Stacy♡

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Shell you are a dear sweet soul! You already know how much I enjoy you, and your tea party with cuddly creatures, simply wonderful! You are beautiful inside and out!! xoxo

(I have been so sick all day, sorry I didn't get here sooner, sparkles!)

Kathy said...

What an adorable post...love those sweet bears.

peggy gatto said...

My bears would love to play with yours!
Totally fun time!!!!!

fawndear said...

Sorry I'm a bit late in arriving. I've a Mad mess at my place to clean up. Yum Yummy, Chocolate Tea! I must have some. Such splendid hosts you had at your enchanting party. Thanks for letting me stop by.

Sabii Wabii said...

Everyone is feed me so well at these parties! So much fun!
Terisa

Robin said...

oh, oh, oh that chocolate tea! and the bearingtons! adorable. i was so happy to meet them. is this Mad Tea Party day too fun? thanks for having me over! hugs and thanks, robin

Sonia ;) said...

Delightful party...Thank you for inviting me..Will be back.

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

SpiritMama said...

What a sweet party, thanks for inviting me! Your post was absolutely adorable.

TattingChic said...

Yummy! Chocolate tea!? How delightful, don't mind if I do? Your kitty was a delightful guest to hang out with! She made sure I had a nice time, thank you! :)

Alexis said...

I love the Bearingtons and Johnny and Depp. I enjoyed their stories and of course their scrumptious fare. :)

Bella Dreams said...

Such a fun party. Thank you for visiting me today.

Stepping off the edge said...

Woo Hoo! Chocolate tea! WOW! yum yum! Such dapper guests at your tea party!
What laughter you hold in your eyes!
>:0)
Tracey

Karin said...

i love your party guests!

so much fun!

karin

Connie said...

great party! great photos! thanks for the invite!

Robin said...

So sorry to be so late.....so many tea parties to attend.
But if I may, I would love a cup of tea. All that running around has left me thirsty.

I love your hat and your china is lovely. Oh cookies!.....oh yes I'd love one.

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

Have a most beautiful day.

apparentlyjessy said...

What a charming tea party! I will be sure to give Mabel a pat on my way through!

Jessy

Betzie said...

Such a cute party! Love your bears and all their custumes and you look adorable in your hat!

LW said...

So nice to meet you at this event of the year…
What a wonderful tea party…
I just love having tea with bears..

Louise

Daydreamer :) said...

Mmmmmmm... chocolate tea! :)
Thanks for inviting me.

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

You held such a beautiful party! Chocolate tea is delicious, isn't it? Have you ever had caramel? That's one of my favorites!!

Thank you for stopping by my party too!!

Betty

bluemuf said...

Wow...Chocolate tea, I will have to try some of that.
Great tea party with some stately bears. But, I'm so glad that Mabel got to attend.

Have a Magical Day
Karen

Renee said...

Shell I am glad to see that you are the prettiest person there.

Renee xoxo

Cottage Way of Life said...

Thanks for stopping by my tea party! I quite enjoyed yours. Chocolate tea? Oh yummmmmmm!!! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your cute characters! I'm enjoying your party and glad to find another 'dreamer'!

Jenn said...

oooh chocolate tea AND teddy bears! Delightful:):) xoxo...jenn

mendytexas said...

Well, I sat by Pirate Johnny, and he was a hoot! Thanks so much for inviting me to your party! I had a blast! :)mendy

msartist said...

I had a beary good time! And the chocolate tea so divine!! I hope you can make it by my tea party fun!
~Theresa

Judy Hartman said...

Fun, Fun, Fun, Shell!
Love the bears and don't you look fetching in a hat!
Enjoyed this post a lot!

Judy Hartman said...

P.S. I have linked to you on my blog!

MarmeeCraft said...

OH! What a lovely tea time, indeed! And Lady and Sir Bearington are the perfect pair!! :) What a sweetie you are, too!!

Mmmmmm.....I've never had chocolate tea.....that sounds like perfection itself!!

Happy Tea times to you!!

Tracy said...

What fun, Shell... I love tea parties! Happy Days :o)

Mo'a said...

Great tea and the company was wonderful and fun...thanks for the invite.
Our Mr. Hatter thanks you for the compliment...he is quite puffed up with pride...*Whisper* he will be 95 next month.

Genie Sea said...

So freakin adorable! :)

Chris said...

HA! Love the Bearingtons! Thank you for having me here. And for visiting me. Don't you love having floor picnics--I mean, tea parties?

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

chocolate tea?...chocolate tea? you say? Oh I must try that. What a delightful party. We had such a good time. We have been partying for three whole days now. :)

mermaid musings said...

you and your eyes look awesome in that hat

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Shell! I'm sorry I'm so late to your party. Quite a lot went on this weekend. I had a perfectly lovely time with all your adorable bears. Thanks for coming by and having tea at my place. And have a great week!!


Karen
My Desert Cottage

Lanimoz said...

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*:*:*:Make and make-believe! Tea parties better on day three...don't you agree?!!*:* *:*Such beary delightful guests!! Pip pip!!*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*: *:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Your fluffy friends are adorable. And they tell quite a story :-)

Her Speak said...

Hehe! This post got me in a tizzy! Too funny! Very very creative.

Hope you had a blast sipping on sweet tea with your fuzzy friends!
Much Joy, Many Blissings~*
Molly

Jen said...

It is so curious that these Mad Tea Parties are still going strong! I've yet to clean mine up, so please feel free to follow me back down the rabbit hole to Haute Whimsy before life goes back to simply mundane!

TesoriTrovati said...

Thanks for the fun Miss Shell!

TesoriTrovati said...

Thanks for the fun, Miss Shell!
I am still tea-partying! I am holding a giveaway of my own to keep the party rolling. Please come by and say hi at http://treasures-found.blogspot.com

Enjoy the day!
Erin