Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Party Post - A Harvest Tea Party

Hi partygoers and old friends who are probably surprised to find a new blog entry here.  Hehehe.  Life has been busy busy busy.  So busy that I haven't had time to do any Halloween decorating this year.  I wanted to participate in Vanessa Valencia's lovely annual bloggers' party, but I couldn't even manage that.  Cancelled plans tonight gave me a few hours and I decided I could at least put up something party-ish so if I get a chance to go visiting other party bloggers, at least I'd have something fun for them if they had a chance to return the visit.

Here's the link to Vanessa's party.  

The list of participants are in her left sidebar.

I love all things Halloween and so it's making me sort of melancholy that I don't have time to drag out my Halloween decorations this year - I haven't even managed the most important bits, like my Halloween coffee and tea mugs.  Alas! Alack!

I did manage to attend a very magical Harvest Tea Party however.  In fact I was the hostess, the Faerie Queen, at Faerieworlds Harvest Festival, and we gave five tea parties to faeries, ogres, pirates, elves, trolls, and even a few humans. 


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Our good friend and artist, Matt Hawk, created the beautiful moss table and shroom stools.


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I think he also designed the sign, and another friend painted it.


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I designed the beautiful autumn chandelier, and faery friend Willow, who you'll see later in these pics, helped put it together.


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This was earlier this autumn, the leaves were just starting to turn.  I love autumn colors, they make my heart sigh and smile and sing and do cartwheels of happiness.


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The tree is telling us something important.  We really need to listen more often to these leafy seers.


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Here is Faery Willow with her friend, a rainbow dragon.  She's playing in the Wendy House that was on site.

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On Bad Faery Day some other visitors arrived early for the party, like this rather slender gentlemen who said he's need a few extra napkins as he frequently tended to spill his tea.  A crow or two.  CAW CAW!  Actually I think he was yelling CRUMBS! CRUMBS!

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And this shy black owl who turned his head (all the way around!!!) and ignored me whenever I asked if he'd like anything to eat.  Can you see the leaf saucers that I made, beneath the cups?  I was rather happy with them.


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Mr. Rat came but later decided he'd rather go help make the tea and scurried off to the kitchen.  I think he wanted first dibs on the goodies.

When the guests arrived, chaos and silliness reigned and there was not a smidgen of time left for photo taking, so I'm beholden to several friends who managed to snap some pics of the festivities.  I'm borrowing their photos here to share with all of you.  (Thank you to Mish and Anita)


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No, we're not all doing "the Egyptian".  We're all singing "I'm a Little Tea Pot". 

I hope you enjoyed this little seasonal party.  If I can keep the momentum going, I'll come back and add more Festival photos in the next week.

There are big changes afoot in our lives and I've been meaning to post more so I can journal the process.

If you've come from the party, I know you must be off.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be hopping on my broom and trying to squeeze in some visiting this weekend as well, in between travel, grandkids, and a college football game.  Life is full.

44 Comments:

Blogger Crescent Moon said...

Beautiful! I love the decorations at your tea party! It makes me wish my girls were still young enough for fairy theme birthdays. They were both into flower fairies when they were little.

4:43 AM  
Blogger Artfully Musing said...

A wonderful magical setting; how fun! So much to see. Thanks for sharing and a Happy Halloween to you.

8:38 AM  
Blogger bertie said...

Dear Laume...OH MY GOSH! What a fun and truly magical post! You are right...we are kindred spirits as I would've loved to have been at that party and I love your creative imagination and what must be a childlike heart to bring such joy and magic alive. Your party has my mind swimming with ideas for my little Maddie and I and next spring, I will be doing a fairy tea party, thanks to you! I love those toadstools and every detail is just amazing...could and will go back to look at them a million times over! I definately hope we can stay in touch and get to know eachother..you really brightened my day! Brightest blessings to you, my dear and don't fret about the chaos of this year...it will pass and you will appreciate unpacking all of your goodies all the more when you get settled again! bertie
www.awildberrywitch.blogspot.com

10:24 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

(clapping) Kudo's! What a delightful post! Looks like an enchanting time was had by all! Happy Halloween to you & yours!

11:49 AM  
Blogger Grayce said...

Just Wonderful!!! I love the whimsicalness of the party, I wish my son and I coulr frolk in your magic world! Thank you for sharing!!!
If you are not to busy, please jump on your broomstick and come visit me.
Grayce
http://graycefuldawn.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-party-time.html

11:58 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

What a beautiful fairy celebration! Autumn also makes my heart sing :) You're a brave soul to enter the forest near the house of my three aunts. The pumpkin juggler and ghostly lady on a trapeze sounds like quite a party!

http://castlesandcarriages.blogspot.com/2011/10/welcome-guests-from-fanciful-twist.html

12:28 PM  
Blogger Faerie Moon Creations said...

I absolutely ADORED this Harvest Faerie Tea!!!! The decorations were just amazing and everything looked perfectly magical. Thanks for the invitation!!!

12:40 PM  
Blogger shari said...

glad to see you post! i look forward to your faerieworld pics every year! thanks for the lovely party...

5:46 PM  
Blogger Halloween Folk Art by Melissa Valeriote said...

What a celebration! Happy Halloween : )

6:37 PM  
Blogger Sylvia Smiser said...

What a lovely party! I'm so glad you shared it with us!
Please come visit mine when you get a chance. You have all week to sign up for my giveaway.
http://www.anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com
Happy Halloween!
Sylvia

6:41 PM  
Blogger Lesley said...

This is so neat! I love, love, love faeries! The toad stoles are too cool! Thank you for sharing this for the party!

8:08 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

This is so beautiful! I love it! It took me to another world, and I am extremely grateful that you shared this with us all! Happy Halloween!

8:24 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

I adored your party .. the table with the toadstoll seating was .. amazing :) I would have loved to sit and have some tea with all of you ! Thanks for sharing such grand festivities with us !

9:10 PM  
Blogger Micupoftea~ said...

Fun and whimsy! Love the photos. SInging I'm a Little Teapot is right up my alley! lol
Join me for tea and treats~
http://poetryinapotoftea.blogspot.com/2011/10/happy-haunting-halloween-tea.html#comments
Shawn

10:57 PM  
Blogger Lenora said...

Oh my this is soooo beautiful!

Lovely!

http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2011/10/graveyard-2011.html

11:37 PM  
Blogger Cameron said...

What a lovely Fairy Tea! I agree with you about Fall leaves and their colors....nothing brings my souls alive more!

Wonderful party...thanks for having me!

1:23 AM  
Blogger rachelsmith133 said...

Wowsa! That is just beautiful, what a wonderful party to arrange and attend. :-)

3:23 AM  
Blogger Melinda said...

oh so colorful! Just beautiful and so magical! Thanks for stopping by my party and leaving such nice comments!

6:13 AM  
Blogger Little Miss Hungry said...

I love your harvest tea party - the toadSTOOLS are so awesome!! Great decorations :)

Thank you for coming to my pumpkin carving party! So glad you could make it!

Happy Halloween!

6:31 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Oh my goodness!My kind of tea party,wonderful!

7:46 AM  
Blogger Loretta said...

What a beautiful party! The decorations are spectacular. How neat!

11:14 AM  
Blogger Isabelle Thornton said...

This is so magical! AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!
Here is my party!

http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/2011/10/pumpkin-carving-party.html

3:02 PM  
Blogger http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

I am beyond belighted that you jumped on the halloween wagon! We would have missed you so!! ;)

That party is scrumptious!! It would fill all my Halloween needs from now until 2012!! OH MY!!!

Thank you sooo much for sharing it with us!!

♥ Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

4:01 PM  
Blogger Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams said...

How lovely! I love the table and the canopy!!!! Gorgeous!

5:01 PM  
Blogger Miz Creatrix said...

Ooohh...such a feast of delights and yummilicous eye candy everywhere!! Your party post puts me in a magical mood...what a fantastic Creatrix you are!

Have a wonderful Halloween week!!

5:59 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

What a wonderful, magical party.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Joyce van der Lely said...

What a marvelous party ! Super magical, I wish I could have stayed a while longer.....Love the woods, love the seating arrangements :)
bring one of your toadstools when you come visit my swamp

http://jetdtsetters.blogspot.com/

7:38 PM  
Blogger LYNDY WARD said...

SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN FUN!
Enchanting Decor.
Please fly by party when you can...
Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy >^..^<

Princess Diana's Wedding Ring Giveaway & Halloween Party:
http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/

4:53 AM  
Blogger Isabelle Thornton said...

We just cross each other")
Have a super week!

7:32 AM  
Blogger Isabelle Thornton said...

Talked about you on my Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Le-Chateau-des-Fleurs/113300158681218

7:34 AM  
Blogger Bree said...

Oh my gosh what fun this was!! I LOVE your pics and decorations! So enchanting and magical :)

Thank you for visiting my party! Have a most blessed Halloween!

8:35 AM  
Blogger A Magical Whimsy said...

Amazing party! Such wonderful decorations and everybody in costumes. Wow! Thank you for posting this awesome event!
Teresa in Central CA

11:19 AM  
Anonymous spiceblogger said...

Magical party! I love the setting and the mushroom stools and all the decorations!
FUN! FUN! FUN!
And all your guests look like they had a marvelous time :)

Happy Halloween!

http://inthelandofspice.com/2011/10/22/halloween-party-bloghop/

11:44 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Sorry you didn't have time to decorate your own house, but I'm so happy we got a chance to see that wonderful tea party. I love the toadstools. How neat that you collect fortune telling teacups. I'm not even sure where I bought mine, just came across it and fell in love. Maybe I need to start looking for more.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Vero said...

Hello! Woaw! Wonderfull party! I loved the mushrooms and the hole decoration! So nice! Thank you for sharing and happy Halloween!
Thank you for the visit at my party!

9:50 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

What an absolutely Wonderfully Enchanted Party. I loved all the decorations, and I soooo have to try and make me a Lovely Moss Table with some Toadstool Chairs.
Everything was just gorgeous, and I am definitely going to have to visit the Wendy House.
Please come by and visit for A Mad Halloween Tea party and A Cup or two of Tea...We Would love to have you
Spells and Wishes
Wendy from Wonderland
http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities

10:59 PM  
Blogger MARLOU B. said...

Lovely tea party, thank for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by my party and leaving your nice comments!

Happy Halloween!

11:15 PM  
Blogger Ms Misantropia said...

That party looks absolutely amazing, thanks for sharing!
Happy Halloween :)

2:26 AM  
Blogger Plumrose Lane said...

Wow, this was so amazing! Everything was just beautiful and who wouldn't have loved to join you?! Thanks so much for sharing!
♥Sharon

8:57 AM  
Blogger Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...my this is so darling. How lucky those children were to enjoy that magical table. Looks like so much fun!

9:43 AM  
Blogger Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

SOoooooooo cute! I wish I could have attended that magical tea party!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Hi Laume!
Nice to 'see' you at the party the other day. This tea party in the woods looks wonderful-the table and stools particularly!
x

3:27 PM  
Blogger Magic Gypsy said...

What fun! It's good to see the fairy folk out enjoying a delightful fall day. I love the moss table and toadstools!

5:30 PM  
Blogger Bohemian said...

I would be delighted to attend a Harvest Tea Party like this... and my Grand-Daughter, Princess T, would be positively enchanted by it... she is a Mad Tea Party enthusiast! *winks*

A Halloween Haunting from an old House deep in the Arizona Desert ... Dawn... The Bohemian

4:42 AM  

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