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What the heck is that?

I was taking out our trash and something in my flowerbed caught my eye…….

frog_flower

What the????????

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Yep, my daylily had become this little frog’s hiding spot for the day!  I really wasn’t expecting that!

Molly was not too impressed…….molly_sleeping

I’ll be back soon………

It’s Beginning To Look A Little Bit Like….Halloween!!!

Oh Halloween, my favorite holiday. It’s less than a month until the Halloween Blog Party!  Stores are stocking their costumes and decorations. The area farms have fields full of pumpkins, which is a good thing because I think I am only going to get a few from what I planted. (Note to self…plant more pumpkins next year!!!)   I am no farmer but I love growing pumpkins!

I have been in the mood to decorate for Halloween but so far the only Halloween decorations I have out are those I have out year round and my newly acquired items.  I bought a Yankee Candle Boney Bunch Headless Horseman…..

Boney Bunch Headless Horseman

Boney Bunch Headless Horseman

A glittery owl,

Glittery Owl

Glittery Owl

And I have the Bat Wing Clock I painted out on our mantle while it waits to find a new home….

Our Fireplace Mantle

Our Fireplace Mantle

Bat Wing Clock

Bat Wing Clock

Bat Wing Clock Front

Bat Wing Clock Front

There are more pictures of the clock at our Etsy Store and on my past post .

Then there are my Christopher Klinger postcards that I love.  I display them on a shelf in the kitchen….

Christopher Klinger Postcards

Christopher Klinger Postcards

With the announcement of the Blog Party I am wanting to get everything out of storage and do the whole house so we can enjoy everything for a while.   I guess I will start that this week!   I also have projects that I have been working on that I need to get finished for Halloween!!!

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

Our Trip To The Burton Antiques Fair

This past Saturday we went to the Burton Antique Fair at the Geauga County Fair Grounds.  We have never gone to this show before and thought we’d go see what it is all about.IMG_6555

There were lots of sellers with really nice antiques.  The only downfall to the day was the heat.  Around here we consider ourselves blessed when it gets hot but this was oppressive humid hot.  Other than that we had a really good time.  Dane wasn’t to keen on going but he even managed to have a good time.

When we arrived there was a band of Pirates singing and dancing…..IMG_6516What they have to do with the Antiques Fair, I don’t know?  But Dane found them quite amusing.

We made our way around the fair grounds and here are just a few of the things that caught our eye…

A Find!

A Find!

Awesome Mobiloil Sign

Awesome Mobiloil Sign

Vintage Fire Truck

Vintage Fire Truck

Box of Neat Old Cars

Box of Neat Old Cars

Vintage Halloween Noisemakers

Vintage Halloween Noisemakers

Cool Esso Mailbox

Cool Esso Mailbox

Beautiful Stained Glass Window

Beautiful Stained Glass Window

A Wienermobile

A Wienermobile

The Men With Their Purchases

The Men With Their Purchases

The Marx Sportster car really got a lot of attention when from people when we walked around.  A few people asked where we got it and how much we paid for it.  We don’t know too much about it , we just liked it.  The Little Kings sign just reminds us of younger years………And no.  We didn’t buy the Wienermobile.