Saturday, June 28, 2008

I'm late, I'm late.... for the Mad Tea!!














What a magnificent day! Perfect blue sky and my lilacs are now blooming. Remember when I said you'd all be able to enjoy mine long after yours were history for another year? Now's that time. It is also time for this.













Actually, it is almost past time for this... so I am having a quickie tea party.... sort of a "Bearly Tea Party" ....cuz, I happened on the invitation and information a bit late. It's taken me a while to catch up on some back reading of blogs since being away. .. so, it is not really a proper Mad Tea.. it is just sort of a bit "off" tea.










I really wanted to do something... but was also busy helping with the laundry room...(which is still a shambles). I was washing socks in the kitchen sink... talking out loud to nobody in particular... and some of the bears overheard. There was whispering...I went to check in the front room... and saw them. Getting prepared... So.. we talked a bit more and they were all, like, you know... saying... ..oooooh... let's bring some "outside" inside ... how about some lilacs ? .... and let's have tea and crisps in the dining room.... and, pretend we are outside! 'Quick ... go get the camera.... So, we did.

Well, right off the bat, you can see Posie was hoping for more than tea.... but at least she sort of pretended to just use her wine glass as an elegant chair. It took quite awhile for her to climb up there ....


























Rosebud said that she would pour...as she was biggest... and hopefully could lift the pot.













Posie hopped down and claimed a dainty pink cup with gold trim just as soon as Orange Pekoe was served. Just a simple refreshing cup of tea for an impromptu party. You can see that it was very informal.... mix and match cups and pot.....













She had to stand on tiptoe to dip her Date and Walnut crisp...













Obviously this guy misunderstood totally.... must have thought somebody said "ski" party or something... why is he wearing a toque? He seemed happy enough to stay though...and said he did enjoy his lovely tea. Very polite he was.














Scruffy was using Posie's pink tea cup while she was off chatting... got a bit carried away and his little green and yellow tie got dunked too....I squeezed it out for him and he said "good enuff" and dunked a bit more carefully.













Stanley insisted on bringing that darn baby even though we had already decided there were no kids allowed... it was to be bears only. Honestly, he carries it everywhere with him... ...













Leonard seemed mesmerized by the ladybug that landed on his foot.... even the scent of dates and walnut couldn't tempt him.













Stanley finally set the baby aside long enough to have tea. It was sleeping anyway. Hey..he's a lefty..who knew?













Percy, so innocent and polite in spite of the piercing and that almost mohawk hairdo..... but, that was before Scruffy happened along and showed him how to climb onto the cake plate. Seeing as how Scruffy has lived here longer... Percy probably figured he knew all the rules... or at least how many could be bent....










Oh, dear... isn't there always somebody who shoes up lated and gets the crumbs? Poor Fergus...





















"So... how'd you boys like the party"? asks Posie.... as they were eating the last of the tasty crisps.













uuppffffff..... maybe we ate too much... I have a tummy ache says Scruffy....yeh..no kidding! piggy wiggies !!

24 comments:

KathrynAntyr said...

You and your bears are welcome to my tea party. I have party hats and baubles and moondancing waiting for you. Stop by!

Donna O'Brien said...

Looks like everyone had a great time- even the fellow who came to the ski party (I giggled out loud on that one)!
D.

Lola Enchanted said...

Hello! Cute little bears!~ They are adorable!
Glad to meet you!
Nice party..

smilnsigh said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww, this is sooooo cute...

Mari-Nanci
'Smilnsigh' blog

bluemuf said...

Wonderful tale and I just love your bears. They are just so cute and sweet.

Thank you for a delightful tea party.

Karen

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

Oh my gooodness!! I can't leave, I am too smitten with your china!! And the good company!!! Happy Tea DAY!!

Tinker said...

Thank you so much for the tea and the beary cute company!

LiLi M. said...

You and your bears are having a good time, great that you have asked me over too! My blogfriend Marja makes lovely bears too, perhaps you could pay her a visit one day and tell her that I have sent you; it's Rosabeer (she likes roses as well as bears= beer in our language) http://rosabeer.blogspot.com
Cute post!

somepinkflowers said...

don't you LOVE
when animals come to tea!

:-)

they all do at my house...



{{ i put milk in my tea, too }}

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Splendid party you and the gang had. I really enjoyed reading about it all! Very clever!!

rochambeau said...

Dear Bubmbel Vee,
Your Tea Party is so creative with such gorgeous tea cups and the little bears are nice guests, even if they did eat a bit too much.

Constance

Sherry/Cherie said...

This is my kind of tea party!! Cuddly gorgeous bears, lots of tea in pretty china and lilacs (mine are done so it's lovely to see yours)...perfect for me who is still visiting parties on Sunday morning!

Inspired Tokens said...

I adore your little tea party! I do believe the little bears did too! Hasn't this been such great fun! Thank you for inviting me for a cup of tea and some cake! I'm off for more!

She'sSewPretty said...

Your bears are so cute! And they look like fun little "party animals". LOL

gilda said...

oh!!! i'm so upset i didn't find out about this tea party earlier!! :(

your bears are too cute.

MightyMom said...

what a lovely tea!! thanks for sharing!!

QUASAR9 said...

lol you must let me know when the next tea party is on
I'll promise to bring my hat

Laura Lynn said...

Oh my gosh that was just so cute!!!

Linda Fleming said...

What a charming tea party you and your bear friends enjoyed! Your lilacs look gorgeous- great photo, I can almost smell them.

Sandra Evertson said...

I Love it! Absolutely Adorable! Especially the last photo! And Love all the pics of you beautiful babies below!
Sandra Evertson

Ginie-Lee said...

Hello, I love your bears and their tea party, looks like a good time was had by all, lovely tea cups too! Thanks for your comments on my blog, see you soon.
Hugs Ginie-Lee x

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That is a very cute series! Love your tea setting too! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Draffin Bears said...

What a delightful tea party ~ loved your bears
and pretty china cups and teapot set.

Hugs
Carolyn

this is my patch said...

Your little bears were literally stuffed at the end of their tea party. I love the last photo with them flat out on the tablecloth! You really have made some very lovely bears, I especially like miniatures. x