Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Fairies' Tea and Giveaway

Step onto the garden path 
and make your way to The Fairies’ Tea!

 Fairy markers have been set up 
to help you find your way.

Some feathered friends will be there. . .

 Not far to go now. . .
Leave the path and step into the deep fairy forest. . .
(Can you feel yourself becoming smaller?)
© M. Nemetz

 A lantern will help light your way across the stream...

Don't worry about harming your party shoes ~
suddenly you are floating inches above the ground!
It grows darker 
just before you emerge on the other side . . . 

into a beautiful fairy garden, a perfect spot for 

Claude Monet

There is a place set for you

She's sitting alone . . . won't you join her?
Childe Hassam

Pick out your favorite confections!




Be sure to enjoy a soothing cup of tea with your goodies.

I'll have just one more cupcake . . . mmm, blackberry!

(After all, they ARE small. . . fairy-sized!)

It's almost like Monet's garden here, isn't it?
Claude Monet
Being practical, I always say:

°•°•°•°•°  Life is short, eat dessert first  °•°•°•°•°

But if you crave something “substantial”
(my mother's term which I always took to mean something she liked but I didn't :)
  these dainty sandwiches are not to be missed!

The fairies have lovingly crafted each one of these, 
and dare I say they have achieved perfection?

Claude Monet
The afternoon is moving on, and the sun's rays 
are tinting the garden with a golden glow.

You have other tea parties to attend and so, reluctantly, 
the fairies here will say farewell. Until next time!

I'm very late in posting my giveaway . . . I couldn't decide between two items, 
but have finally chosen this lovely bracelet because 

it's so fairy-like

and has wonderful autumn colors 

and I think you will love it!

This was created by Sharon of Plumrose Lane for her former shop, 
Manamoon Studios. Sharon does such exquisite work with her jewelry, 
especially her very own wire-wrapping technique.
Hint: you can find similar bracelets in  
Sharon's Plumrose Lane Etsy Shop
if you are not the lucky winner ;)

Everyone who has already commented will be entered in the giveaway 
as well as future commenters. Follow my blog if you are not already a follower! 
Tell your friends about this Fairies' Tea party post for an extra entry. 
Drawing will be held October 1, 2012.

Thank you so much for having tea with me and the Garden Fairies!
•°•°•°•°•°•°•  and the garden fairies  •°•°•°•°•°•°•

P.S. Please click the [source] links to visit the wonderful sites where these photos reside :)
Photos without a link are my own or are paintings in the public domain 
(Claude Monet and Childe Hassam).

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  1. What visual fantasy. Thank you for all the work you have done to make this sooooo beautiful.

  2. Maggie, your party is absolutely and completely wonderful! I just love how you incorporated the fine art of Monet & Hassam into the fairy party! and what fine food you served too! i had a wonderful time & loved the party!! :)

  3. How lucky am I to have dropped in early to see your beautiful tea and lovely surroundings to get there. THe food was quite magnificent as well as the tea and those pink pillows are to die for!! So glad I stopped by!!
    I will come again tomorrow!!


  4. Oh yum! such tasty feasts! see you later today at mine!

  5. I loved the journey through your posts. Such a grand visual delight. Happy Fairies' Tea day!

  6. I had a lovely time at your party, and the refreshments were delicious. Especially like the gardens. Sorry I stayed past "closing time" but it was just so nice to relax at your blog, Maggie.

  7. Thank you all for coming! I'm so glad you enjoyed the party!

  8. I've just belatedly posted my giveaway. All of you ladies who have already commented will be included in the drawing!

  9. I love your party, so pretty and the way you tell the story I felt like I was there, thankyou for a lovely post and I would love to win the bracelet it is gorgeous, bye for now x

  10. Absolutely dreamy, Maggie. The table is gorgeous, and I typically choose savory over sweet, but everything here looks delicious so I'll take one of each. ;)
    Bracelet is perfect for the season.
    Thank you for hosting and for stopping by the shop.
    Much love,

  11. I am here enjoying a cup of tea with you.Please drop by My tea party too.Love the color and the wire wrapping of the bracelet :)

  12. What a magical tea party! And a lovely bracelet!

  13. Maggie, your party was delicious! But, after eating that pink cupcake, I didn't feel myself getting smaller. Maybe I need another one! What a wonderful idea to invite our little feathered friends.

  14. So many wonderful things to see and eat! And what a beautiful giveaway! Thanks for the chane to win, and the lovely party!

  15. Maggie, I think your fairies had the best food of any party I've visited so far! Thanks for a wonderful tea! ♥

  16. What a wonderful tea you have laid out for us, the garden setting is a delight. It's been so nice visiting and the cakes were delicious. Such a beautiful give away too.

    J x

  17. Oh, what a lovely party. I think I'll take the fairy sized cupcake that has flowers on it. Thank you so very much!

  18. What a lovely Fairy Tea Party... I especially was impressed with that Queen cupcake in pink... now that is a lot of frosting, perfectly fit for a Queen!
    Beth P


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