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"A FANCIFUL TWIST TEA PARTY".....hosted by Vanessa

Friday, June 27, 2008

This morning was a day like any other, a bit dark & gloomy,...with dampness in the air. As I was finishing my cup of morning tea,....a soft, cool breeze delivered the news,...the party, the "Fanciful Twist's Mad Tea Party"....hosted by the extraordinary Miss Vanessa, in celebration of her 200th blog post!
I quickly dressed in my "party finery", and headed down the winding road. As I passed the ancient oak, I looked up through the mist, catching a tiny glimpse of the manor.
As I came upon the large stone structure, I paused....Miss Vanessa was peering out, motioning me to come inside. The walls behind her were lit with color & filled with excitement! I forgot my "prim & proper's", opened the door & began racing up the stairs!...........
Since receiving this wondrous invitation....my imagination had been twirling with "thoughts of the unknown"...the room, the food, the party...what would it all be like? As I gathered together with the other guests, outside the tall French doors leading to the great hall, my heart thumping & feet tingling with excitement.....Miss Vanessa swung open the grand doors! The "Fanciful Twist's Mad Tea Party" was beginning!...& I was there!
As the others & I carefully entered the room, our breath was being taken away....The room was simply glorious! We were swept up in the colors of pink, red & the deepest blue. The sight & scents of towering floral arrangements, along with the hauntingly lovely music of a trio of harps filled the air!....Red, red roses were tucked everywhere.......

And massive bouquets of "ocean blue" hydrangeas, occupied all the corners of the sweetly scented room! I was in heaven....in every direction was "beauty" in some form.

As we neared our table, I couldn't help notice the dozens of "tea cups"!..Not your everyday tea cups, but ones that were painted & trimmed & rimmed in sweet sugar!..... Along with the tea, we were served "pink champagne"....teasing our noses with bubbles.

And on silver trays, lined with sugar-dusted petals....we chose from confections of all kinds. The tiniest pink cakes adorned with "fairy dust" & set in lace...................... Ribbon candy in long, looping strips.....to nibble with warm tea. The varigated colors of the candy, was mesmerizing & the taste decadent!......

We were encouraged to dance, to the lilting music that was played throughout the afternoon. How could one resist?....Afterall, dancing under a ceiling of pink allows your feet to feel light as marshmallows. You are swept away in a "cloud of musical perfection"!
The afternoon was a splendid one.....one I will never forget. After having one last sip of tea & a final bite of cake....it was sadly time to go.
I thanked Miss Vanessa for the invitation...for the most exquisitely charming day. A day of folly, frivolity & fun! It will be a "treasured memory" I carry always......

I say my "to-ta-loo's" & am off for home.....A "lovely day of days"...I will hold dear forever.
Note: Again a very special "thank you" to Vanessa @ "A Fanciful Twist" for offering to celebrate her 200th post with all of us! What a grand day we are in for! Off to all your blogs!.....Enjoy, Heidi XO


40 comments:

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) June 28, 2008 at 4:10 AM  

how lovely to have met you at the tea today.

Schotzy June 28, 2008 at 6:14 AM  

I am completely convinced that you and I must plan to travel together. What an amazing tea party, and I was completly captivated

Beverly June 28, 2008 at 6:19 AM  

Wow, Heidi! This was so much fun. I don't know how I missed knowing about this party. I love the pink bubbles.

KarenHarveyCox June 28, 2008 at 6:42 AM  

What a beautiful and creative tale you have woven into a tapestry of gorgeous images. I love reading your words and having them take me to your magical places. The bubbles and ribbon candy did turn my head! Karen

Tracy June 28, 2008 at 8:08 AM  

Oh, not this is my kind of party! Such fun, Heidi! I'll take one of those pretty pink cakes...mmm...Happy Day ((HUGS))

Scooterblu's Whimsy June 28, 2008 at 8:09 AM  

What an amazing post! You and your daughter are such talented writer's and bloggers! I do enjoy my visits to both blogs! You did a wonderful job putting together the tea party...everything was enchanting and so very beautiful! And the pink post is precious! You are quickly becoming one of my favorite blogs! :)

Hugs, Rhonda

Marina Capano June 28, 2008 at 8:16 AM  

Hi! so cute pictures!! I love its! I hope you in my blog, too!!!

Kelley June 28, 2008 at 8:16 AM  

WOW what a party! The beautiful manor will be a party memory I will never forget. Happy to meet you and see ya at the party

Lola Enchanted June 28, 2008 at 8:30 AM  

Very wonderful post!!!!


Serene!!~

hautemommy June 28, 2008 at 9:18 AM  

WOWOWOWOW!!!! This is exquisite!!! Can I please join you under that fancy pink ceiling, dancing the night away in our fluffy ballgowns?!!! :) Whoa, I am getting way too into this hehe!!! xoxox!

cindy June 28, 2008 at 9:49 AM  

It is lovely isn't it? Lets have some more champagne and a wee bit of cake? Lovely.

c

labelleavenue June 28, 2008 at 12:32 PM  

Thanks for the lovely tea.

Donna June 28, 2008 at 1:59 PM  

Absolutely beautiful! Love your photos.
Hugs,
Donna

Lisa M,  June 28, 2008 at 2:25 PM  

What a lovely party! So filled with atmosphere. I would love it if you visited me today; I am giving away a party banner in honor of the lovely Vanessa!

Twyla and Lindsey June 28, 2008 at 3:40 PM  

What beautiful pictures! Those definitely put me in the partying mood!

KathrynAntyr June 28, 2008 at 3:52 PM  

intriguing

I have some party hats, baubles, and moondancing waiting for you at my tea party. Come take a look!

bluemuf June 28, 2008 at 4:49 PM  

What a lovely magical journey to the party, thank you

Karen

tami June 28, 2008 at 5:04 PM  

The pictures you chose for your party were just goregous!

TheMagicBartender June 28, 2008 at 5:37 PM  

Happy Mad TEA Party!!
Nice to meet You!

I’m tryin’ to gain 20lbs @ this party!!
LOL ;-D
Cheers, Sue `*>~[

e.marie June 28, 2008 at 6:04 PM  

Fantastic photos--so happy to have found you through the tea party!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com June 28, 2008 at 6:23 PM  

I can't breathe!!! These images are stunnnning!!! i want to move in!!!! happpy DAY!! magic exudes here!!

calamitykim June 28, 2008 at 6:34 PM  

Your pictures perfectly illustrated your prose! The bubbles- the rose!
I loved it all and am glad I came...I can't wait for Vanessa to party again!
xxxooo calamity kim

Dana June 28, 2008 at 6:44 PM  

What a joy it was to read your post! So much fun to be a part of the Tea Party with you through your word and photo descriptions! Just loved how you pulled the pink in as well-----fantastic!!

Whim & Fancy Designs June 28, 2008 at 7:57 PM  

NIce to meet you and So sorry I'm late but beautiful party, come by and have tea when you can!
~Ann-Denise

Melissa Valeriote June 28, 2008 at 9:20 PM  

I'll take that cupcake please!! How sweet.

Inspired Tokens June 28, 2008 at 9:39 PM  

Wow what a party! It's just beautiful and breathtaking! I love the ribbon candy! I'm off for more cake and tea. I've had quite a time at your party!

Kathy June 28, 2008 at 9:58 PM  

Your party just swept me away. It was filled to the brim with beauty and charm!

Thank you for a perfectly lovely time!

Bella Casa,  June 29, 2008 at 6:19 AM  

My Dear Heidi...You are truly Magical...I am now in love with your Blog & shall visit often...I will come to Tea with you anytime
xox Palmer

Naturegirl June 29, 2008 at 7:01 AM  

This ride along with you on a wing of a butterfly was such a delicious enchanting ride! Thank you for allowing me the opportunity!

Now your PINK post with all it's precious sweetness just tugged at my heart! Love and sweets aNNa

Ashe Mischief June 29, 2008 at 8:12 AM  

You did such a lovely job capturing the beauty and excitement of the day!

Thank you for sharing us with all the delightful images, so that we can treasure these memories.

Kari & Kijsa June 29, 2008 at 11:37 AM  

We never want to miss a party!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

3rdEyeMuse June 29, 2008 at 11:40 AM  

how very, very delightful!

paula clare June 29, 2008 at 5:02 PM  

Wonderful to meet you...thank you for the tea! I am now off to other parties (although I am arriving fashionably late) Stop by the hot tub...the mersisters and I shall save you a glass of the divine bubbly pink champagne!

jmkoriginals June 29, 2008 at 8:14 PM  

Wonderful! I can't wait till the next Tea Party!

JeriAnn June 30, 2008 at 10:18 AM  

There were so many amazing people to meet in that wonderful room, so sorry it's taken me so long to make my way over to you. You've captured Vanessa's wonderful party perfectly. Thank you!

Sherry/Cherie June 30, 2008 at 1:29 PM  

Oh what a beautiful room...it's enchanting and it makes me feel like a princess with my silver bling flip flops!! It was so nice to meet you at Vanessa's party!

Irma's Rose Cottage June 30, 2008 at 2:26 PM  

What a lovely post on the tea party. Sorry for being sooo late. Hope you drop by to visit.

Irma :)

paula clare June 30, 2008 at 9:03 PM  

Greetings, Heidi! YOU'VE WON! You've WON!

The mersisters and I are pleased to announce that you are the winner of the lovely rose scripture teacup. Please email me your snail mail addy so I can get it in the mail to you right away!

Thanks for stopping by!

cammyk July 1, 2008 at 5:18 AM  

Oh Heidi, I SO enjoyed this post. You are such a talented writer and your pictures are captivating.

Liz July 1, 2008 at 2:00 PM  

What a lovely fairy-tale manor. I am still winding my way through all the party happenings. So nice to meet you.

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