Saturday, July 28, 2012

Moonlit Tea With the King of Hearts

Mad Tea 2012
Mad Tea 2012
One moonlit night,
past Midsummer Day,
a winsome girl,
let her heart take flight.
Mad Tea 2012
Mad Tea 2012
Wandering alone,
through the woods she came,
to a wee pretty table,
illuminated by flame.
Mad Tea 2012
Mad Tea 2012
Quiet as a mouse,
She tip toed up to the charming tea,
then a giggle and a laugh
and out of the darkness stepped he.
Mad Tea 2012
Mad Tea 2012
Smiling most brightly,
he offered her tea to try,
and though she was tempted,
when pigs fly! was her reply.
Mad Tea 2012
Mad Tea 2012
Alas, pigs do fly here!
glancing sideways at him,
a cuppa she accepted.
And as she sipped the tea,
allayed was her fear.
Mad Tea 2012
Mad Tea 2012
The two laughed and made merry,
they played games,
sang and danced
until they became weary.
Mad Tea 2012
Mad Tea 2012
But as the music box sang,
the clocks all struck the hour,
and daylight was coming,
to turn their joy sour.
Mad Tea 2012
Mad Tea 2012
With a swift kiss to his lady,
the king did depart,
but not before leaving a precious gift...
the key to his heart.
Mad Tea 2012
Mad Tea 2012
And the girl awoke with a start,
bathed in sun in her studio,
with sleep filled eyes,
and a racing of her heart.
Mad Tea 2012
Mad Tea 2012
Just a dream thought she,
this king and his tea...
Mad Tea 2012
Or was it?

Thank you so much for joining me for a cuppa! This is my third year in a row reveling in the tea party madness with Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist and many, many others. I hope you enjoyed the wee story I whipped up and conned the hubs into playing along on... oh who am I kidding, he enjoys dress up as much as I do! Now that, lovely ladies is quite the catch! ;-)

If you'd like to visit the others for tea and whimsy, please click the icon below to be whisked over to A Fanciful Twist, where the master list of links resides!

48 comments:

  1. A great photo layout (as always) and I love the verses! And nice to see your man included - he washes off very nicely!

    Wulf

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  2. You and your husband are the sweetest! The love you have for each other is amazing. You are both so very lucky <3

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  3. Aaaaaw, the candle light party is awesome! Love the sweet golden stars garland :)

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  4. Quite the catch indeed! ;-)

    Fab tea party, I so love reading your posts.

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  5. I love your storytelling made me feel sad because she lost her king! or did she?
    Fab Party!

    http://theweekendartist.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012.html

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  6. So much fun and such handsome actors......love it.

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  7. WOnderful Wonderland Tea Party! Your photos are grand, loved it all! (ps, I like Joe's beard)

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  8. What a magical and romantic evening!

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  9. Hi Danni, your party posts are always a joy to read :)
    I hope to see you soon at my party too :)
    Mad Madam Mel x

    http://www.madmadammel.com/2012/07/a-mad-tea-party-2012.html

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  10. What a lovely and romantic tea party, looks like you had fun!

    Please come take tea with me at my party:

    http://www.idlebakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/a-mad-tea-party-in-idle-wonderland.html

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  11. Oops! I meant to say "he washes up nicely". Sorry, Joe!

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  12. What a wonderful party!
    Very fun!!
    Hugs

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  13. Excellent tea party; thanks for allowing me to join in! :)

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  14. What an amazing moonlit party!! Thank you so much for inviting me :) ~Lauren

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  15. Thank you so much for having me. What a great party!!!!
    I loved the poetry!!!! And your happy faces!

    Please visit my illustrated mad hat story at: www.christinaart.se

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  16. What a fun party, so romantic in the candle light. I love that your "King of Hearts" enjoys dressing up and being silly too. Thank you for inviting me over to enjoy.
    Blessings,
    Tricia

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  17. Magical party! Please stop by mine if you can! :)

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  18. What a magical and lovely midnight Mad Tea Party! What a sweet couple you are. I loved sharing in your evening. :) And thank you for stopping by to visit with me, too! :)

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  19. Wonderfully magical Tea Danni! thanks for having me :)
    Please come visit mine: http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012-hosted-by-fanciful.html

    BB,
    Susan

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  20. Loved your prose and beautifully dark photos. Thanks for sharing.
    And thanks for popping over to my tiny Mad Tea Party. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself.
    ~Vicki

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  21. Hi Danni,
    Thank you for sharing your magical tea party! I do hope you will stop in to visit me in mine! Have a great rest of the weekend!
    http://anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com/2012/07/welcome-one-and-all-o-fanciful-madd-tea.html

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  22. Hello Danni~ Fun photos, love the tipped over cup with buttons spilling out! Handsome King. :)
    Happy teatime~Thx for visiting my party!

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  23. fabulous, wonderful party! what fun!
    blessings
    ~*~

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  24. I loved seeing a candle lit nighttime tea party! Your king of hearts is a keeper :)
    XO,
    Lisa

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  25. A lovely party and very clever verses. Thankyou for inviting me in and for visiting. xxx

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  26. Thank you for inviting me to your very magical Tea Party. I had so much funmeeting your other guest. I loved the lighting you used. I hope you will visit me:

    momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

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  27. I loved your moonlit tea party, and how cool that your hubby joined in. He makes an excellent King of Hearts :-) My blog is new so no tea party for me, but I'll definitely join in next year! I look forward to seeing more of your blog :-)

    Angela
    http://www.whimsyways.blogspot.com

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  28. What a lovely party you've thrown! I'm not actually participating but subscribe to your posts via email and just had to stop by to comment. I hope you enjoy your travels with this wonderful event!
    ♥Sharon

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  29. What a good sport is he? But this was so much fun you knew he really wanted to be part of it.

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  30. Gorgeous party! I loved that it was by moonlight! The king of hearts is quite endearing and the poem was beautiful!

    http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012.html

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  31. I had a delightful time at your tea party....even though you and your king only had eyes for each other...as it should be, I might add :) Thank you for having me.

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  32. LOL...that was so fun! Great job!

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  33. This has been such a fun and enchanting post! Bravo! The photos are great!

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  34. This was awesome! You and the Hubbs have such a talent! Thank you for such a sweet moonlight Party! Cheers!

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  35. Ohhh...i love it...i love the witchy things...wonderful Tea Party.
    Have a nice witchy day
    Kerstin

    http://cobblestone-prims.blogspot.de/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012.html

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  36. i loved the story!
    thanks for having me
    lisa

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  37. OH Dearest Danni,
    I am taken aback by your Wonderfully Enchanted story. It made my heart flutter. You and your King of Hearts were just Perfect. I loved the strung stars and cards as well. I had a delightful time

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    Thank you for inviting me. Oh please do drop in for a Spoonful of Mad Tea over on the Other Side of Wonderland
    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

    http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/

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  38. What a wickedly mad tea party out beneath the moonlit sky! How marvelous that your hubby likes to play dress-up! Thanks for sharing! ~Michelle

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  39. I had a fancifully spectacularly fun time at your party! It was nice to see your honey play along, isn't it lovely when he does that? Mine plays along too. We are lucky, we are! :)

    http://butterflydream27.blogspot.com/2012/07/2012-mad-tea-party.html

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  40. A moonlit tea? What a wonderful idea and how pretty and romantic it looked!


    Thank you for inviting me!

    http://rhissanna.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-adventure-lost-rabbit.html

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  41. Romantic and lovely.....I enjoyed your tea party

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  42. What a very fun party! And good job to your husband for being a good sport!

    Won't you please visit The Tearoom when you have the chance?

    http://gossamertearoom.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-mad-tea-party-2012.html

    Wishing you a beautiful day!

    Betty

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  43. What a lovely and mysterious celebration! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. You two are the cutest EVER. I'm going to explode... ^-^

    I love your wee story and photos... I'm so glad that you are lucky enough to have a hubby that loves to dress up too!

    Now here's a toast to all of our sweeties who dress up with us and still like to have tea parties! =D **clink**

    XOXO

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  45. Danni,

    Better late than never... GREAT party, wonderful photos -- very magical!

    Thanks for visiting my blog a while ago -- so very much appreciated.

    Greetings from Germany,
    Birgit

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