Friday, June 24, 2011

MAD TEA PARTY FOR PINK SATURDAY!!!



WELCOME TO THE MAD TEA PARTY ON PINK SATURDAY!!

FIRST but CERTAINLY not last, I MUST thank our MAD Tea Party HOSTESS EXTRAORDINAIRE...Vanessa VALENCIA from A Fanciful Twist.

HERE are some ROSES and DIAMONDS for YOU..Darling!!!



Inspired by the "MAD" theme I was drawn to a person in history 

who I ADORE but find to be a bit "MAD" himself...I think you would agree...


King Henry VIII

I loved the Showtime series The Tudors...LOVED IT. 

Having read Antonia Fraser's book, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, my FAVORITE

WIFE by far has to be ANNE BOLEYN.



If I could go back in time and pick someone to have TEA with today to celebrate 

the MAD Tea Party it would DEFINITELY be QUEEN Anne!


Look QUEEN ANNE..I made these cupcakes for you...




Your NECKLACE



A Red ROSE...Your favorite flower.



A gold TEAPOT delicately painted with the TUDOR Rose.


They are ALL for you, my QUEEN!


I also made your FAVORITE tea time treat...the Maids of Honour.


QUEEN Anne...let us relax at the tea table,





sip our tea...



...and PLEASE...do tell me the story that made these treats so infamous.


My dear, on one afternoon sunny and bright as my ladies and I enjoyed our afternoon tea and conversation accompanied by a tart like treat made with delicate sweet hands, we were drawn upon for a moment by His Grace, The King, who delighted in our frolic and took one cake into his mouth and forever became smitten.
His Grace was convinced this dainty sweet luxury, as it made everyone so very happy to eat them, had powers beyond that of sustenance and so thereafter he imprisoned the humble maid who so carefully constructed this sweet confection for her Queen, within the Palace grounds and ordered her, on pain of death, to only make the "melt in the mouth" tarts solely for his pleasure with the recipe kept for His Grace 
in a locked iron box at Richmond Palace. 



MY QUEEN what a decadent TALE! I must also say THANK YOU for the 

lovely TEA TOWEL you brought for me today! I LOVE it so and will TREASURE 

it forever. Your signature and TUDOR rose are just FANTASTIC!!!!






And I have something for YOU, Mad TEA Party Guests...as a TOKEN of my  

Gratitude for joining QUEEN ANNE and I for TEA, please leave a
   
COMMENT below and you will be entered to win this LOVELY ROSE Tea-for-One 

from my WONDERFULLY WHIMSICAL Sweet BOUTIQUE!!

~ US/Canada Residents ~



If you share this GIVEAWAY and Leave another comment, 
you are ENTERED for a SECOND TIME!!!!


Of COURSE, darlings...you MUST be a follower of SWEETOLOGY


Now..grab YOUR cup of TEA, sit back and ENJOY some more PICTURES from the 

FABULOUS time Queen Anne and I shared while ENJOYING 
our Mad TEA Party!!








If YOU have posted your OWN Mad TEA Party Post...
PLEASE leave your blog post URL 
in a comment so I can come visit YOU for TEA.



Please visit me for TEA PARTY TUESDAY on June 28th for RECIPE information on this Tea Time Treat that is nearly 500 years OLD along with a wonderful LINKY PARTY!!!!  
Now, that is MAD!!!!

90 Comments:

Kathy said...

Hello Trisha,
This is an extraordinary post - you are quite the artist with cupcakes! You've done a terrific job with this tea - LOVE it! Would absolutely love the to win the tea for one! It is gorgeous!
Kathy

Michellepaige said...

What a fun post--brillant! I love your amazing cupcakes and your MADness!
-michellepaige.blogspot.com

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Just linked this to my FB Page! :)

You are an artist! I love you and your talent!

Marina @ yummy mummy said...

Lovely! I can't wait for the recipe for those infamous treats!
Would love to see you at the Yummy Friday linky party too!
http://www.yummymummykitchen.com

Melissa F said...

I love the teapot cupcake! I love the entire post, actually!

Sue said...

What a charming tea party! Thanks for sharing the magic:) I LOVE the little teapot on the cupcake, and am going to check out the recipe for treats:)

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

I love your post, the treats and the wonderful designs on the cupcakes! I can't wait to get the recipe :)

Melissa said...

Thank you for having me to your lovely tea party! I had a lovely time looking about and your treats look spectacular.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Happy Pink Saturday
What an amazing post!!
Wishes
Lynne
(I am a new Follower)

Chic Cookies said...

Enter me please. I would very much like to have tea with Anne. :)

Chic Cookies said...

And I just realized I get a 2nd comment for sharing on Craft Gossip? Woo hoo! Or if that doesn't count, feel free to delete me :)

Anonymous said...

From Mom...
Just when I think it doesn't get better than what you have already done...you post this. This is absolutely breathtaking!! Queen Anne is smiling at you right now to be just a honored Queen. Oh by the way, I have been one of your most avid followers since day one...and I mean since day ONE. So sign me up for the teapot. You know one cannot have too many. Is that legal since I am a relative?? Oh well, you know how I am, sign me up anyway!! Love You Mom

Ann Cummings - Childrens Tea Party Sets and Ideas said...

Oh my gracious, what a fun tea party with Queen Anne. Your tablescapes were gorgeous. Wouldn't my grand children love your tiny baked tea set! And I loved your unique, and I daresay collectible, rose tea set. It's gorgeous. All your teapots were adorable! Thank you so much for such a lovely visit full of yummy tea party food and pretties. I love you beautifully you decorate the cupcakes! Thank you, too, for a guest list of such fun guests -I'll have to try to visit them all, in between grand kids and tea set and tea parties here. Truly a delight! Looking forward to your visit at Childrens Tea Party Sets and Ideas. Have a royally lovely day!

Angela McRae said...

Thank you for making sure I didn't miss this! I love-love-love that teapot cupcake, and all of your work is just amazing! Thanks for this fun post and giveaway!

♥ Miss Tea said...

OH My, Oh My!! i so wished this is so real as i'm already in heaven just look at those beautiful table setting and tea set as well as the cupcakes! I also wished i could go back in time and could really have tea with Queen Anne! I'm drooling at the cupcake with the teapot on top, everything look so dreamy and wonderful! I would love a chance to win the beautiful giveaway if you dont mind, love it!!! always enjoy my visit here! xx Susan

Only Cute Things said...

Hi! what a cute Mad tea party post!
I love your amazing cupcakes and your madness!
I love Queen Anna, whwn I studied art History was my favorite topic,

from so far away

Visit me anytime...

xoxo

Jenny's Heart said...

What a tea party! Lovely cakes and oh that Ann, what a tale she tells.
Happy Pink Saturday

BLISS angels said...

wonderful post and I love maid of honors tarts, I lived in Richmond and had their yummy tarts myself but have never made them i will be back for the recipe

post magcial
now pop over I'm wait you see .. with good treats and teacups ..Hugs wendy at http://blissangels.blogspot.com

Lottiefla said...

Amazing! I love the Tea Party! I'm sitting here alone and your post absolutely MADE MY DAY! I can almost taste the cupcakes and smell Anne's perfume. I am wondering what Pink Saturday is, though. Please enter me --- I'd be thrilled to have such a sweet teapot here on my desk!

Kathryn Ross said...

Oh, yes, Do enter me for the drawing to win that lovely teapot for one! This is the yummiest tea post by far - your cupcakes are too beautiful to eat - but be they chocolate - I must eat them! I look forward to the Queen's tea tart recipe. How I wish they could be gluten free. I love tea pastries but they don't love me.
Joy!
Miss Kathy

Kathryn Ross said...

I posted a link to you to enter you drawing for the teapot! Hope I win! Joy!
Miss Kathy

MrsFoxsSweets said...

Beautiful pictures! Love the teapot and your cupcakes too! I am definately going to be starting tea parties with my daughters soon, sounds so fun!

Pixie said...

Such a fun party! Love that little gold tea pot cup cake topper...fab.

Becky Green said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I am LOVING SWEETOLOGY!!!!!! I found you through Craftgossip.com!!!! I HAD TO subscribe!!!!!!!!!!!! What a FUN IDEA, to have a tea party here for all to enjoy! We LOVE to have tea parties here too!!!! (Including my husband! Well, we know he mostly enjoys the food, don't we? :) ) Can't wait to see what else you have for us!!!!!!!!! AND, of course, I hope to win!!!

MrsFoxsSweets said...

I just shared your fabulous giveaway on my FB page :)

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

What an absolutely charming post! You are the most delightful hostess and do throw the most wonderful tea parties. I adore your cupcake and treats, especially your little teapot cupcake. Your setting for this little gathering is beautiful. The Queen would be pleased :)

Barbara F. said...

Hi Trish, This post was fantastic, the detail, amazing, the cupcakes are little works of art, I would LOVE to win this teapot. I will be sure to post about it. xo,

rachelsmith133 said...

Wow your Anne Boleyn cupcakes are just amazing. She's my favourite wife of Henry VIII also.

Please come along to my tea party http://phoenixra.blogspot.com/2011/06/wonderings-on-tea-party.html

Sarah said...

Trish, this is true delight. What a clever twist on the theme. Absolutely love it. Have you read Philippa Gregory's series on the wives of Henry VIII? They are wonderful! Thanks for having us to tea with these exquisite cupcakes and beautiful setting. I would be honored to entered in your tea for one gift. Thank you! ~ Sarah

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful and inspirational. Think I'll have another cup of tea to celebrate Saturday!

barbara said...

Such beautiful and wonderful detail. Would make anyone feel so special to be sitting with such delicate and fancy treats.

Faye said...

Shared with special friends and on FB! I do love a good theme party!

Two Crazy Crafters said...

A very beautiful and regal tea party!
I love your fancy cupcakes!

Happy Mad Tea Party!

Lindsey

Exclusively Yours Ltd said...

What a beautiful Tea Party! And a most distinguished guest. Who else will have a queen visit today? I would be most honored if you would visit my party, Pat

Pabkins said...

I've started following what a lovely giveaway item. I've having one as well at my party. Come visit!
Tabitha
http://pabkins.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-my-wonderland-wedding.html

Róisín said...

Great party! Loved the Tudor theme. (And I'm glad you liked the show - I actually know the guy who made the costumes for it and a few of my friends are in it as extras!)

Well, hope you're enjoying the festivities!

Roisin x

p.s Best giveaway ever! That wee pot is beautiful.

p.p.s I almost forgot my url. Come join me for a little soggy tea :) http://childofdanu.blogspot.com/2011/06/running-behind.html

The Weekend Artist said...

Wow what a lovely tea party! I so am drooling over the fine china and the treats you have on spread. Would love to win it hope I do! Come visit for awhile and sit for some tea or two perhaps?!

K
http://theweekendartist.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011-by-weekend-artist.html

Terri said...

Oh Trisha, I love your tea party! I love the Tudor theme! Such an unexpected delight! Your treats and tea are delicious looking and your tea for one is swoon worthy!
Thank you so much for inviting me in for tea!
Hugs,
Terri
http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party.html

Kelly said...

What a gorgeous spread you have created! My personal favorite is the teapot cupcake....awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

Que Bella said...

What a fabulous tea party with so many delicious treats to enjoy! Anne Boleyn is also my favorite wife of Henry VIII. Thanks for sharing, Michelle

http://afineruffling.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party.html

Aurelia said...

Roses AND diamonds! You really are spoiling us :) I absolutely adore the cupcakes, they're so decadent! Beautiful party and I really enjoyed it.

I'm also taking part in the Mad Tea Party blog hop and hope that you'll visit my party to have some fun there too :)

http://modernwomans.blogspot.com/2011/06/welcome-to-my-english-tea-party.html

chedeb5353 said...

Just found your lovely blog. I am now a follower. Loved the tea party! Fun and no calories!! Deb chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Sylvia Smiser said...

Hi Trisha, it's been a wonderful day full of tea party magic! Your tea party is no exception, I had a grand time with you and the queen!
Thank you for having me over!
I do hope you will come visit me
http://www.anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com
Happy travels and many adventures,
Sylvia : )

DRose said...

LOVE King Henry! LOVE Queen Anne! These are my favorite historical figures. I read and watch anything about them. I love your tea party!

apinkdreamer said...

wonderful party! thanks so much for sharing!!!

http://apinkdreamer.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-summer-party-in-pumpkinland.html

lisa said...

I almost had a convulsion when I saw the teapot cupcake. I love the entire display from start to finish. Fantastic in every way.
Hugs,
Lisa

dogsmom said...

Your post takes me back to high school years. My mother is a huge historical fiction reader (consumer for sure) and I picked up the habit.
Please join me for some pre-tea adventures http://dogsmom.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/dreaming-madly-of-tea/ and some after tea decadance.

HHL said...

What a wonderful blog you have.... thank you so much for visiting me .. as I now have discovered your fabulous corner of BlogLand and am following ... I thoroughly enjoyed your post ... oh and what time it would have been to have lived in that period!!! ..... wishing you a wonderful week-end..xo HHL

Lisa said...

i absolutely loved The Tudors series as well! your cupcakes are beautiful! thank you for a wonderfully historical tea party!
lisa
http://lisabythebay.blogspot.com/2011/06/welcome-to-mad-tea-party.html

Myrna said...

It's been so delightful being a guest at the Mad Hatter's Tea party this weekend. Your table was beautiful especially the darling teapot decorated cupcake! Thanks for sharing and sweeping me away for a little while=)

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Trisha, What a wonderful post. Your cupcakes look so beautiful and I want one now! Can't wait to see the recipe for the "maids of honor" treats. I'm one of your new followers. Linda

Anonymous said...

Had a delightful time at tea with you and Anne Boleyn today. Thank you for inviting me. Your site is whimsical and informative and I definitely have become a follower of yours. I will be here Tuesday for your tea party and would love to be the one that wins your beautiful giveaway, as I am planning an "Alice in Wonderland" tea party this coming December for my chapter members; we are red hatters.

Linda M. said...

Hi Trisha, I'm back to say I have your button on my side bar for the tea party and I'd so love two chances to win your amazing giveaway. Thanks. Linda
http://lmarandomcreativity.blogspot.com/

spiceblogger said...

Wow your cupcake designs and decorations are truly impressive!
Thank you for sharing and inviting me along!

You are welcome to my party also:
http://www.inthelandofspice.com/spiceblog/spiceblog/Entries/2011/6/25_Mad_Tea_Party.html

Debbie said...

I love your site! I found it through 'Craft Gossip" and am so glad I did. I enjoy 'whimsical' and 'different' tea parties, so this one is a perfect idea. Am looking forward to throwing one with my grand children!

Joy said...

I enjoyed your post today! It's so different, and of course, I have a love affair going with the Tudors! I'm a history buff and have also read The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser (almost all of her books have been devoured by me). My favorite wife was Katherine Parr, tho'. Your initial cupcake is quite a good replica of Anne's necklace! Please enter me for a chance to win the tea for one!

fairiemoon said...

What delicious looking cupckes, so pretty too! And the tea services were delightful as well.

Have a mad party!
Erin :)

http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/weathertop

Fair Rosamund said...

Oh I just LOVED this party!! I am actually reading "The Lady in the Tower" by Alison Weir right now about Anne Boleyn and I love all things Tudor! Thank you so much for inviting me to have tea with Queen Anne! :) I am a happy new follower and would love to be entered to win that beautiful tea pot! ~Lauren

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a fabulous tea party! I am enamored of all things British, so this was quite grand. I love that your treats coincided with all the different queens. :) Very fun. Thank you for offering such a lovely giveaway. I just signed up to follow and can't wait to try out some of your recipes. :)

Hope you'll pop on over for a visit with me!
http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/its-mad-tea-party.html

Thank you again for a lovely time...enjoy all the festivities!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

This is a gorgeous post! I really enjoyed it. Everything's so beautiful and regal. I love everything Birtish and yeah, I like this guy King, I saw the movies, series and all. I would love to have tea with you in such lovely setting! The sweets and yummy things makes me want to go eat try one of each! Thanks for sharing, I'm visiting from Seasonal Sundays too. with Patriotic table. Hugs, FABBY

Danni said...

Such a wonderful and magical to-do, thank you for inviting me over to share your tea and enchantment!

Though I’m running tardy, I hope you’ll come visit my party!
http://thewhimsicalcottage.blogspot.com/2011/06/fawn-and-goat.html

LV said...

Everything about your blog toady is very fitting for all royalty.

Lee said...

A tea fit for the Queen! thank you! love the cupcakes!

Cheerful said...

wow, i love everything i've seen and read...love, love, love the tea set! those cupcakes are amazing. visiting from pink friday and wishing you a great week! :)

Robin said...

So sorry I am late
For this important date.
I'm still making my way down the list.

With too little time
I'm leaving this rhyme
For I'm adamant about wanting to persist.

All this running about
Has left me dry in the mouth.
Might I have a cup of tea?

Your decorated cakes
and your little tarts too
are so very tempting to me

Oh my, the time
It goes so fast
I must be on my way

But fear not friend
I shall return
Please……Have a beautiful day.

http://www.robinsbluenest.typepad.com

Scrap Vamp said...

Those treats are divine and your tea party is royally beautiful! Thank you for inviting me. I hope you will visit my tea party as well.

http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011.html

Karla of Dreamaginarius said...

Hi Trisha! What a wonderful story and truly Royal Tea Party! I loved it! I am definitely following and sharing this lovely post.

Thank you for having me over for tea with your highness!
xo,
Karla
www.dreamaginarius.com

Karla of Dreamaginarius said...

I most definitely shared it in Twitter, FB and +1 :) Your cupcakes are amazing! So much detail! Beautiful!
-Karla
www.dreamaginarius.com

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

OH, Roses and diamonds!! Thank you thank you!!!

I LOVE your regal Mad tea Party setting, just beautiul and rich and decadent!!! Your treats and scrumptious!!

Thank you for sharing your royal wonderland!! ;)

Love, A Fanciful Twist

Linda said...

Oh my goodness, What a woundrus Tea Party. I has a great time. The sweet treats were amazing. All the other guests were so friendly. I loved them all. Thank you for sharing and please visit me at:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

AlphaBetsy said...

Ohh...what a beautiful themed tea party. I love seeing Queen Anne being involved. Thank you for letting me come play.

If you get a chance, please come visit
http://fromthemindofalphabetsy.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011.html

<3
Betsy

Denise said...

Delightful! I have been a follower for a long while.I also had a Mad Tea post.Please Include me in your wonderful giveaway. Denise

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Trisha, this is a fabulous post from start to finish. It is all just perfection, and be still my heart, I have fallen in love with this tea for one. Thank you for sharing such loveliness.

Melissa F said...

I enjoyed your tea party! Thanks for the kind words you left on my blog.

Tina said...

What a decadent tea party...everything looks divine. I just bought 'The Tudors' on DVD, but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. Thankyou so much for the invitation.

Paula said...

Trisha, I truly enjoyed your tea party with Queen Anne. What a beautiful way to travel back in time. You always have the most delicate and beautiful artful cupcakes and the story of the Maids of Honour gave me goose bumps. How cool that you made us unusual tart like sweets from WAY back in time! What on honor it is to be one of your followers.

Tricia said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my, how delightful to discover you through Miss Vanessa at a Fanciful Twist. I am afraid I am very late (a trait I share with the white rabbit, dear me...). You see I put on parties for brides who can resemble the Queen of Hearts terribly and as I do need my head for future parties I rather needed to work. However better late than never I am so pleased to make your acquaintance. I think I would faint if I were so lucky as to win your beautiful tea pot, but I shall take the risk none the less. Please oh please choose my name!! I have of course become a follower as I am mad for tea and not just once a year. I also adore the time of the Tudors especially Queen Ann's daughter! And do please come over and visit my party. it is still set up under my tree... though I do believe we are out of the tuna and cat nip tea, however I still have a scone or two (there might be a bit mark on it though). Thank you so much for your lovely party, I will be back soon.
Cheers and furry blessings,
Tricia AKA Aunt Thelma of the many Kitties

Tricia said...

Well forgive me and do let me keep my head... my party link is
triciafountaine.blogspot.com/

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my goodness, Trish, your tea party is something else! The cupcakes are delightful with their toppings! I have long been fascinated with King Henry and Anne Bolyne. I loved the movie that was out years ago, "Anne of a Thousand Days." Please do enter me for that scrumptious tea-for-one; love it!

Blessings,
Sandi

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I'm back to tell you that I have placed your giveaway on my sidebar linking back to you. I am of course, a follower. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

teamc777 said...

What a wonderful tea party. The tale was simply scrumptious with all the pretties. I truly enjoyed your tea time. Your creativity inspires me. Have to share this with my sisters. Love the Rose tea for one.

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

Oh yum! Your tea party was delectable, thank you ever so much for having me. I loved your inspiration too! I am now a follower of course, and you can visit my party at:

http://buccaneersandballgowns.blogspot.com/2011/06/tea-party-madness-and-giveaway.html

Alia

Bourbonnatrix said...

wow! I LOVE your cupcakes! great post!

Joanna said...

I am a new follower and am enjoying your teaparty, Thank you very much. I love Alice in Wonderland, tea, pretty things, and sweets. Came to the right place I think.

58Cherries said...

Oh my - a Tudor tea party!! I LOVE the Tudors. I have several pieces of art on the wall with them on it (Henry VIII, of course, Anne of Cleves, Anne Boleyn and his daughter Mary I so far) I love your cupcakes and the tea towels are fantastic!! Wherever did you get them? Or did you make them? LOVELY. I have a Tudor Queens bracelet up in my shop, fyi. http://www.etsy.com/listing/24306780/tudor-queens-six-wives-of-henry-viii?ref=em


I was thinking that there really ought to be a Tudor tea party, too, but that not as many people know/love them as we do so it wouldn't be nearly as big as the Mad Tea Party. So glad I visited you!!

Nicki
58Cherries

Lucy, Vanilla Frost said...

Lovely tea party! I enjoyed the Maids of Honour story too. I live just a couple of miles away from the Maids of Honour tea room on Kew Road but have never been! I must jump on my bike and get down there.

Please visit my mad tea party at http://www.vanillafrostcakes.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Tricia I came to you from another post. It is my first visit however it will not be my last as I will put it among my favorites.

Your post on the Queen Anne tea is so original and you did an extraordinary job with it...it seemed so refreshing and appealing.

We have very sweet Anne in our family; a granddaughter but it is not just Anne it is Anna Marie and she loves tea parties as I have over the many years (59 years of marriage in September) I have introducted the charm of tea; especially cream teas and have taken different granddaughters to different tea houses and feel this is the way to make 'attractive young ladies'as they all know they must wear a dress...no pants allowed.

Your giveaway is just 'too sweet'....how kind of you to offer us a chance to win this treasure.

With gratitude,
Sylvia Faye

Parabolic Muse said...

This is such a fabulous post! I love those cupcakes for Queen Anne. Everything is very beautiful! Nice to learn about your blog through the Tea Party!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

You have such a lovely space here! I love the cupcakes, those are fantastic!! :) Have a great weekend! Would love if you stoped by my blog sometime :)

The Tablescaper said...

How delicious! I can't get over those teapot cupcakes. So sorry it's taken me so long to visit, but I've been aways. Looking forward to seeing you Sunday.

- The Tablescaper