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Happy New Year!

amarylisHappy New Year!  I hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season.  We have had a really nice holiday season this year.  Brandon has been on vacation and we have just been hanging out at home and doing some visiting too.

Everyone had a really nice Christmas.  Just look at what my sister and brother-in-law sent for me!

Olszewski Gallery of Light Disney's Snow White and Dopey "A Kiss for Dopey"

Olszewski Gallery of Light Disney's Snow White and Dopey "A Kiss for Dopey"

Olszewski Gallery of Light Disney's Snow White and Dopey "A Kiss for Dopey"

Olszewski Gallery of Light Disney's Snow White and Dopey "A Kiss for Dopey"

I just love it!  It looks perfect by our castle.

Now it is on to the new year.  I listed Brandon’s newest masterpiece, the Seahorse figural nutcracker, on Ebay today.

Seahorse Figural Nutcracker

Seahorse Figural Nutcracker

I was happy to have family and friends see it completed.  Everyone loves it, so do I.  It is truly beautiful.

Welcome to My Mad Tea Party!

I am so happy you came!  I’ve been expecting you!

“Who are you?”

Who Are You?

Who Are You?

Who Are You?

Who Are You?

Don’t mind Caterpillar……

I am so excited!  This day has finally come and there is quite a buzz around the Tea Parties.  I have been busily preparing a fanciful Mad Tea and expect to have a great day of party hopping with everyone……

So come on in….. Hurry it’s time…Don’t be late…..

Party Time!

Party Time!

Grab a refreshment and a bite to eat…..IMG_6763

Take your pick…….A cupcake and a cup of tea?

Tea and a Cupcake

Tea and a Cupcake

Those are  Strawberry and Mascarpone Filled Cupcakes!  My Favorite!!!!  Look at the filling…..mmmmmmm  If you want the recipe just click the below picture!  Trust me they are delicious.

Strawberry & Mascarpone Filled Cupcake

Strawberry & Mascarpone Filled Cupcake

You better get a cupcake now, I see Rabbit showed up and he’ll be making short work of them!

Rabbit and Cupcake

Rabbit and Cupcake

Maybe you would like a Buttermilk Blueberry Scone too.

Tea and a Blueberry Buttermilk Scone?

Tea and a Buttermilk Blueberry Scone?

Blueberry Buttermilk Scone

Buttermilk Blueberry Scone

The scones are yummy too and if you want the recipe click the above picture.

Lets grab a tea….so many choices maybe some iced tea, green tea, black tea, or herbal tea….

Take some tea!

Take some tea!

Iced Tea

Iced Tea

Lets have some iced tea on this beautiful hot summer day and let’s mingle.

I would like to introduce you to some of our other guests……

There is Shadow……our Halloween kitty who is now as big as a whale!

Shadow

Shadow

There is Leo…..our gentle soul……

Leo

Leo

He is not impressed with his tea….

Leo Doesn't Like Tea

Leo Doesn't Like Tea

And Molly our sassy girl…….

Sassy Molly

Sassy Molly

She’s just joining in all the fun!

There with Molly is the Garden Gnome and Ibex having some tea..

Gnome and Ibex

Gnome and Ibex

There’s the gnome again by the pond….

Gnome by the pond

Gnome by the pond

Over there at that table is a silly lot……

The Mad Hatter and Rabbit

The Mad Hatter and Rabbit

There coming through the foliage is Brandon’s  creation, the Mountain Climber Nutcracker.  He climbed up here to have a quick tea before he makes his journey home next week!  He is finally going home!

Mountain Climber Nutcracker

Mountain Climber Nutcracker

Over here are some of Brandon’s other creations…..

Greyhound, Skull, Bear and The Mad Hatter

Greyhound, Skull, Bear and The Mad Hatter

Well, I think the guests are getting restless.

Bear Eating Teacup

Bear Eating Teacup

Thanks for stopping by!  I am so delighted you came by.  Leave me a quick comment and you will be entered to win either this Teacup with Watermelon Mint Iced Tea and a hand painted tag….

Tea Cup Giveaway

Tea Cup Giveaway

Or this Basket with Berry Basket Iced Tea and a small canvas I painted with hydrangeas….

Tea Basket

Tea Basket Give Away

So don’t forget to leave a comment and I will randomly draw two names Tuesday night.

I hope you enjoyed our party and have a great day!!!  I also want to thank Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist for organizing such a extravagant Mad Tea Party!  She is so creative and her blog is just beautiful and amazing!

Have fun attending all the Tea Parties!

Mad

Husband’s Newest Nutcracker

Brandon, my hubby, has been very busy.  He carved another Skull Nutcracker for the Halloween Season and it is now listed on Ebay.  It is the forth one he has done and they are one of my favorites.  His work is exceptional  and you can go over to his blog or our website to see his incredible works.

Skull Nutcracker

Skull Nutcracker

It’s almost the big day, and we are looking forward to having some trick or treat fun!  Maybe we’ll rent some scary movies this weekend to get in the spirit….

Our son has not decided on a costume yet and I am sure that we (or I)  will be putting it together this weekend and upcoming week!