July 11, 2014

We're All Mad Here (As Usual)




Welcome little girls, red queens, and the maddest of hatters! This year's annual Fanciful Twist Mad Tea Party is a bit different than usual here at Buccaneers and Ball Gowns.

Normally I throw an actual tea party (partly for the photos and partly because who doesn't want any excuse to throw a tea party?) and then post the pictures here for the blog party.


However, this summer I have a bit of a crazy schedule and the party kind of snuck up on me. So I am just going to post this as a rain check for an actual tea party. Come on over any time and I will throw one for you!


























Who knows....maybe that elusive white fellow with the big ears will even show up.






Cheers!
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*Edit: Several people have commented on the mask. I actually had it made for a masquerade party by this awesome seller on etsy!

ps. The lovely tea set in these photos was recently given to me by one of my mother-in-law's best friends. She bought it years ago in England and thought it was time to pass it on. Knowing my love of tea she decided to give it to me, isn't that sweet?! (There are actually a lot more pieces to it than shown here).

26 comments:

  1. Delightful post and photos! I absolutely Love your Rabbit mask! Is that from Venice?
    so glad to be part of this tea party
    Cheers

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  2. happy tea party! what a sweet gift you received!
    blessings
    ~*~

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  3. OMG! I used to have a full dinner service like that! Gave it away because I couldn't bear the thought of my clumsy menfolk breaking it lol. Loved seeing it again <3 XXX

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  4. Beautiful setting and mask! Thanks for showing off your pretty things. I hope you'll stop by my party too!

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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  5. I had a great time at your party, what a wonderful idea. Thank you. Please visit me:
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  6. Beautiful table setting, very nice gift, love the orange tablecloth and rabbit mask, Great Tea!
    please visit me here: http://plumfieldhousegardens.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-midnight-tea.html
    Celeste

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  7. Ooooh, that white rabbit mask is amazing! I love the crackle-paint and gold touches. Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day. If you have time, drop by my tea party. I always love to share tea and nibblies with new friends. :)

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  8. Nice Tea Party....it looks like you have a nice time...
    happy unbirthday to you
    Kerstin
    Cobblestone Prims

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  9. What a unique rabbit mask! Happy Tea Party Day! ~Tricia. http://castlesncrownsboutique.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-tea-party-2014-and-giveaway.html

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  10. How lucky you are to have such caring individuals in your life.

    http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-fanciful-twists-7th-annual-mad-tea.html

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  11. Beautiful tea set!

    http://scrapsavings.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-tea-party-and-giveaway.html

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  12. The pictures are lovely. Clean white amidst a flood of graceful other colors. And the mask is suitably unsettling and pretty in the same turn. Made me think of Bioshock, which is a good thing. All in all, a most excellent party. By all means do stop by my Study for a cup in return! http://thenarratorsstudy.blogspot.com/

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  13. What a gorgeous tea set! Have a magical day! hugs, Diane http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/2014/07/through-looking-glass-by-lewis-carroll.html

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  14. Lovely table setting. That mask is awesome! The tea service is awesome, what a great gift!. Thanks for inviting me.
    Susan

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  15. Perfect table setting, I love the eternal beau tea set. I had a friend who collected that. The rabbit mask is wonderful and perfect to party in.

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  16. Oh Alia, I don't think your tea display disappointed at all, in fact t was just lovely, like you!!

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  17. Alia, what a charming post!

    Blessings,

    Victoria from Brushstrokes

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  18. Love the mask! And that is such a beautiful tea set! You threw tea for yourself, which is one of the loveliest people to throw a tea party for ;)

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  19. the table was stunning the tea set is the same as my mums... , the tea hit just the right spot and I had a wonderful time and that rabbit make is fabulous .. thank you for the invite • ¯`v´¯)
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    (¸¸¸.•*¨`*•.•´*.¸.•´* .•´*¸¸.•*¨`*• ♥♥ hugs wendy

    http://blissangels.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-hatters-tea-party-2014.html

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  20. Here, here! I read your bio and I quite agree. It is taxing with so many interests to commit to just one thing would be positively boring. Yes, I accept your rain check. We shall tea another time. TTFN.
    Cheers, erin ; D
    Keytomyworld.com

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  21. Your table setting is divine! Yup, that mask is pretty AWESOME! Thanks for sharing! Cheers! ;)

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  22. Fabulous!! Your celebration is delightful, my Dear...I'm so glad I stopped by!
    Hugs,
    Anne
    www.alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com

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  23. Your tea table is a delight!

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  24. Oh my goodness! A bioshock mask? I'm heading right now to find the Etsy shop and thank you so much for the link! The tea set is very pretty. Johnson Brothers Eternal Beau? What a lovely thing to be given. I'll be right over for tea!

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  25. I too had one of those White Rabbit Moments when it came to Creating a Tea Party and the Post for it in time to join in! But, when you're Mad as a Hatter, you don't hardly ever do things in a Normal Orderly way do you? *winks* So I Hosted mine well past Midnight with faux food and the lot! Not quite the same as REAL FOOD but we're in Wonderland so it Worked for the Purposes intended. *smiles* I've Enjoyed taking a tumble down your Rabbit Hole... Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  26. What a lovely setup! I didn't have time to participate in this at all, but I am enjoying all the posts!

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