Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Maddy's Tea Party

I had a little tea party, this afternoon at 3
Twas very small, three guests in all,
just I, Myself, and Me ~~~

Myself ate up the sandwiches, while I drank up the tea,
Twas also I who ate the pie and passed the cake to me!

Welcome to Maddy girl's first tea party! She is so glad that you could come!


These exquisite petit fours are decorated with textured icing bird nests. The little fondant eggs are hand painted to look more realistic. Maddy was fascinated by the eggs and stole them from every piece of cake that she could! The beautiful cakes were made by my friend Susie. She is an amazing cake designer!



Maddy's little girl guests

Emma and Ella

a most handsome little boy

Baby (the teddy bear)

Made especially for Maddy girl~
this little miniature tea set
was created by


The triangle banners were created for me by Claire. They were made from vintage calendar linens that belonged to my Mother. I also purchased some extras at the flea market so that I would have enough for two banners. I simply did not have the time to make these (!) and am so very grateful to Clare for her magnificent handiwork! You must visit her shop!

"first date"


These adorable hand painted teapot charms were gifts to all of the little girls who attended the party. Auntie Vicki was wearing one also. They were beautifully created by Elizabeth. Aren't they just the perfect tea party gift! Please be sure to visit her incredible ETSY shop - her designs are simply stunning!
(Don't worry - Henry received a special little prize also!) and his Gaga also received one of these little charms. Her precious memento of Henry's first tea party!

Beautiful and delicious (oh yes they were!) birdhouse cookies. What a delight! Beautifully handmade for me by Lori. So many wonderful people helped me in the hosting of this precious party for Maddy. They are all available to help you as well. Please visit their shops to see their wonderful creations!
Do you see those beautiful Pottery Barn plates and mugs? Keep reading to learn something very special about those treasures~~~




Auntie Vicki crafted this little vintage teacup wreath. Such fun to make! Perfect for this party - don't you agree?

This adorable little bird all nestled in the teacup wreath was created by my friend Susan. She calls them Birds on Sticks and I think they are just precious. Susan gifted me this adorable little bird and one more that you will see later in this post~~~


Here is the other adorable little bird that was created by Susan. There are so many wonderfully talented artists and designers out there in blog land! One of my greatest pleasures is to showcase some of these amazing talents so that you can enjoy them as well.


Can't have a tea party without adorable teapot cookies! These wonderful creations were made by SugarPlumDream. Not only were they adorable to look upon - but they tasted fabulous! Aren't they just the most perfect little cookie for a tea party? You must have some!

sweet, sweet Maria

Maddy girl, my sister Denise (Maddy's Meme) and my cousin Cheri (in the blue)

More adorable tea pot cookies! These were perfection - they were so delicious! Made for me by AngeLfood - there was not a crumb left! Definitely one of Maddy girl's favorites! Please visit this wonderful shop!






Eloise (a new Bride!) and her beautiful grand daughters

Henry's favorite Auntie Nina
(he found Sooty - the kitty!)


Out of this world cute - these little bluebird cookies were party favors for everyone who attended! These individually wrapped sugar cookies were created for me by Karen at Sugarandflour. They were the absolute hit of the party! You must have some of these sweet treats!


Auntie Vicki made this tea party hat!


Admit it - you want some of these don't you!
They were to die for!
Luscious lemon creme cakes~~
the nests were made with textured icing
the little blue eggs
were hand painted fondant


Maddy was in love with these "pearls!"

Maddy wants you to see the new book
that her Auntie Vicki
gave her at the tea party!


Oh yes - more cookies! These were so beautiful and just perfect for the occasion! Specially created by Lori'splace - these cookies were so beautiful in their pastel designs! Not a single one was left - the children adored these little treats! So - will you!!!


Isn't she a doll! Look at those adorable little shoes!
This is our "official" tea party portrait.




"story time"


"Is it Love?"

Maddy and her Mommy

Auntie Vicki's back deck
(this is where the tea party was held)



We all go for a walk~~~
the girls find a baby



Be still my heart!
What a cute little guy!









Henry loved the fountain!


One of my favorite pictures!

Don't think for one minute that these photos came easy! She had to be distracted to keep this little head piece on! For the 30 seconds that she would keep this on her head - about 5 of us snapped a ton of pictures! Her Auntie Vicki bought the head piece at the Biltmore toy shop.


those dreamy blue eyes!



how precious is this!

Her Mommy said "don't touch!"
but her Auntie Vicki said
"yes you can
sweet baby girl!"

This lovely table setting was photographed in the middle of the Gardener's favorite flower garden (in our side yard.) I caught him gone - hauled all the stuff out - took a bunch of pictures - put it all up - he never knew the difference! Maybe I better not show him this blog posting! LOL!!!

Don't you just love these Pottery Barn dishes! They are among my favorites. Would you like to have them? Yes - really!
They are going to be a wonderful gift for one of my lucky visitors! (2 plates and 2 mugs). To enter the contest - just leave a comment on this post. If you want to post it on your blog - leave me another comment and tell me so - that will get you 3 more entries! Everyone is invited to enter - I have lots of bubble wrap and I will ship these to you where ever you live! Oh - one more thing--- you can enter as often as you wish!

This super cute little tote bag (love the bird dictionary design!) is to be a special gift for one of my followers! I appreciate everyone who invests in following my blog and I love you all so much! This adorable tote bag is a special gift just for one of you! When you leave a comment - just tell me that you are one of my very special followers and your name will be added to this special drawing.
Maddy girl will draw the winners on July 29 (my birthday!) We will all celebrate together on that date!
This beautiful tea party invitation was specially made for me by my friend Linda. She does the most creative artistry with watercolors! This design was done in water color and colored pencil over the text of a children's poem about nests. Linda has amazing talent and I am both honored and thrilled that she would create this amazing work of art for me (and Maddy!) She has mailed to me several copies of the painting and I plan to trace Maddy's little hand print into the bottom corner of this special invitation.
Many thanks (and hugs!!!) to the Gardener for helping to take the pictures at the tea party! (He is such a great sport to do this!)

This was a magical and special day for little Maddy girl! I am so happy that you could join with us for this celebration of childhood and imagination. (Thank you for bearing with me - I know this was a very long post! ) I simply could not choose among these precious pictures~~~
But of course, there are more! This 10 minute slideshow includes more photos not shown on the blog. Perhaps some day when you are bored~~~
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Thank you for sharing this lovely day with Maddy and me~


Michele said...

What an absolutely adorable little girl Maddy is!!! The tea party pictures were incredible, and oh my goodnes, those cookies were to die for!!! What a very special day Maddy's Tea Party turned out to be! I'm glad I got to see all the beautiful pictures and feel like I was there.....well almost, LOL!!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
Luvkittysgiveaways at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers

Diane said...

What a wonderful blog post...I enjoyed every bit of it...the darling children made me smile big (I have 15 grandchildren of my own, and 3 more on the way)...I loved all the beautiful decorations, the flowers, the cakes and cookie goodies.....little Maddy is a doll...what a wonderful~wonderful day you all must have had....I had to laugh at Maddy wanting to eat all those eggs from the cake...some great links you gave us I will have to "visit"......a fun moring to read this while having my early morning coffee!!
Oh...and I am a devoted follower!!

Diane said...

I am also posting this on my blog...and the strangest thing is my comment moderation word has the word "nest" in it!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful setting for a tea party; and how nice to see little girls playing with their dolls. The wee man is adorable. I just can't imagine having my grandson at a tea party, it would be like losing a tornado on the unsuspecting. You gave Maddy some beautiful memories to keep forever.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Vicki

I WISH I had been invited to Maddy's first tea party!! It all looked like so much fun and everyone made such beautiful goodies.

I'm one of Maddy's special followers she is sooo cute.

Please ask her to come and visit my blog and I'll get out my prettiest teacups and make HER so very welcome!!!

This was the most delightful post I've ever read!

Silke said...

Oh, Vicki, can I come live with you?! What a most precious tea party for your sweet little Maddy! You really made it a memorable party for this little girl who is so obviously loved and adored! And ... I had no idea Etsy was filled with such great bakers. I must explore that immediately!

Now, Vicki, Happy Birthday to you!! I will be thinking of you on this special day and wish you a most happy and creative year ahead. I am so glad we met!!

Love, Silke

Kathy said...

Maddy's tea party was delightful! It was a very special day, indeed. I love following your blog and I love seeing those darling little nests that you knit. By the way, Susan is my next door neighbor! Cheers - Kathy

Deb said...

Vicki ~ ...Happy Birthday!!!! I hope your day is as special as you are and as special as you made Maddy's Tea Party! My birthday is Friday, so if you are like me and celebrate for a few days...we'll be celebrating together this week! :)

What attention to detail! Every part of Maddy's special Tea was exquisite! I loved seeing it all through your pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Please enter my name for your bird plates/mugs.
p.s. I am a follower, too.

Deb said...

By the way, I always thought Maddy was your granddaughter...now I'm realizing she's your sister's granddaughter, right? You've certainly treated her as your very own...and I think that is very special!

Sonia said...

What a beautiful party....... and a beautiful place.... so perfect to have that angel named Maddy... she is so lovely.....
Thank you for sharing the pictures with us...

Linda said...

What a lovely way to begin the day ... A beautiful tea party! Happy birthday to sweet Maddy!
(and thank you for all your good wishes and prayers.)

Now... I need to check out these bakers...on Etsy? Who would have thought...

Nina said...

As a guest at the tea party, I can tell you the pictures barely do justice to the beauty that is Vickie's gardens and home. Maddy was the perfect hostess giving out sweet kisses and hugs to all the guests!
The cookies and cake were not only beautiful, but were delicious and were great with the iced Mango tea.
Maddy was more than happy to eat all the "eggs" from our cake nests for us.
It was a littles girl's
storybook party! Maddy is so blessed to have her Aunt Vicki!

Thanks for the invitation!
Auntie Nina

Nina said...

Maddy was a most gracious hostess as well! Giving smiles, sweet kisses and hugs to all her guests. The pictures barely do justice to the beauty that is Vicki's gardens and home.
The cookies and cake were as delicious as they were beautiful and Miss Maddy was more than happy to eat the "eggs" from the nest for you!
A little girl's storybook tea party(and a few adult girls too!)
Maddy is very lucky to have her Auntie Vicki!

MosaicMagpie said...

Truly a post that brought back memories. The dying art of entertaining especially for children. What a nice peaceful setting for a special first tea party. The childred were precious and seemed to be having a great time. That little first tea book will be a treasure for years to come and may inspire a tea party for Maddy's children. Nice job Vicki, you have created a wonderful memory.


Pat said...

Vicki, Well, this post was absolutely delightful in every way! Such beautiful children...so sweet...I loved everything about it and know all the party-goers had a wonderful day. Your little Maddy girl is so precious. I thought the photos of the girls pushing their little baby buggies were priceless. Your decorations were wonderful too, and I know everyone HAD to enjoy the cookies. And, who wouldn't want to spend time on your beautiful deck...made more so by your special gardener! Thanks for letting us attend too....take care, pat

Karen said...

Oh my what a wonderful tea party. Maddy looks so adorable in her sun dress. I just love the decorations, especially the tea-cup wreath. It must have been so much fun to have the little ones running around and enjoying the beautiful day. Great photos, thanks for sharing.

Linda Robinson said...

Your photo of Maddy's tea party are adorable... She is just as cute as can be.. It looks like it was alot of fun.. Those cookie look so yummy.. I have a bad sweet tooth.. ~Linda

mary said...

It was such a beautiful day! I have never seen a more gracious and lovely hostess (Vicki and Maddy!). Oh the fun we had. Thanks for the long remembered day!

Deborah said...

Oh so sweet! Pretty pretty everything. **blows kisses** Deb

Debbie said...

I enjoyed attending vicariously Maddy's Tea Party. The girls looked beautiful and the young boy so sweet. It looks like a good day was had by all!

BLISS angels said...

What a charming tea party! all the cakes and cokies look too good to eat and all your small friends, so cute. Thank you for sharing Hugs ~Wendt @ blissangels

michelle said...

what a perfect day that was,i couldnt wait to see all your pics.the cookies are definately giving me a sweet tooth.great job .blessings michelle

Tami said...

Awww, Vicki what a precious tea party! Maddy is so adorable! Yummy selection of goodies too not to mention that gorgeous porch of yours.

myriamkreativ said...

My dear Vicki,
I swear I do love your blog. You always make me happy when I visit you with my latte. And Maddys first tea party must have been a wonderful success. Everybody seems to enjoy and your precious friends made such wonderful gifts full of love, you are blessed. Im sure it was a great day, thank you for sharing. The picture of the children are so funny... and Im looking forwardt to visit alle the wonderful pages you referred to. I send Maddy a big kiss and wish you a wonderful week Hugs Myriam

carol said...

What a Lucky Lucky little Maddy girl! 'Beautiful tea party ! tea Parties are so special for little girls. I'm one of you devoted followers checking in everyday!

Snap said...

How marvelous! What special memories you made for everyone with this Tea party! and what a delightful give-a-way! Thank you so much. I will put a button on my blog for the give-a-way.

~ A Follower!

Jody Hammr said...

Soooooo precious!!! Everything was beautiful. Ohhh how I wish I could have been there!!!

sjmcdowell said...

Dear Vicki my friend,

What a loverly Tea Party for little Maddy!! Oh she is sooo adorable!! I love all of the pictures that were taken and the Tea cup wreath is so beautiful!!
The cookies and cakes looked delish!!! Oh yes and your Hat is gorgeous!

I will post about your Giveaway on my Blog for sure.

Wish I could have been there!!

Love and Hugs to you,

Art of Mine

sjmcdowell said...

Dear Vicki,

I posted your giveaway on my blog as well!!

Thank you so much for the chance to win this set..I have had my eye on them I think they are so lovely!!



sjmcdowell said...

Dear Vicki,

I would love to be the winner of your beautiful tote bag...oh please pick me!! Lol...

I love being one of your special followers as you are equally very special to me too!!!


Lululiz said...

What a glorious party, and little Maddy is the cutest little darling. It was a real pleasure being able to visit the party for little while.

lisa greenburg said...

My 2y.o. daughter Hannah and I loved looking at your party pictures!! She was a big fan of the cookies and all of the beautiful little girls! It must be so amazing to look at little Maddy and see so much of your daughter as well- adorable!
You have a wonderful life and looking at the pictures and reading all about it brings me happiness and hope. Thank you!

Julie Marie said...

Hello Mama Knitter!... Julie Marie let us read this post and as we looked at all the photos, we started to get reeaally homesick! But the more photos we looked at the more fun we had... we just kinda wished we were there...Julie Marie said her favorite photos are the "official" teaparty photo of you and Maddy and the first one of Maddy in the pink hat... we love your new hat with the little nest in it! All the treats look sooo yummy and the little favors are sooo cute! Julie Marie asked that you enter her in your sweet giveaway, and said she has been a follower since she first found us (you)! We are really happy in our new home, and happy when we get to visit you on your blog... love you mama knitter! xoxo Sylvie Sissy and Prissy Sissy (oh yes, and Julie Marie too!)

mairedodd said...

oh, this was a wonderfully beautiful event! for children and adults alike (and visitors to your blog!)... i cannot get over the amount of talent that participated in this - decorations, edibles, etc... staggering... everything looked fabulous... tea parties are special - a way to slow down and spend time together... precious time...

Fearless Nester said...

Oh Vicki this was the most precious tea party I have ever seen pictures of! And you my dear look absolutely amazing, I just love that official tea party image of you and Maddy! The image of the girls catching the frog and then Henry trying on those gloves just cracked me up...I love it!! The little ones had on the most gorgeous little outfits and all those scrumptious looking cakes and cookies were just exquisite! So much talent came together for this and what a doll you are to throw such a memorable tea party for your dear little Maddy! ~Lili

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

This is an absolutely CHARMING and PRECIOUS post! I am glad you included so many darling photos. What a precious time was had by all! =)

Anonymous said...

A memory for a life time. Such love is a true gift from God. Vicki, you are a blessing to so many people. May God shine down His blessings upon you. LUJan

Caprice said...

Thank you for including me in Maddy's tea party! The cookies were to die for and the cake was also wonderful!!! Beautiful all around, flowers, children and decorations!!!

Tina said...

This was absolutely the most precious thing I've ever seen. I loved everything about it. so many wonderful nuggets.
Thanks for sharing

Gabriela said...

Oh my! I wish once I get to go to a party as beautiful as that!I will ahve to give my granddaughter a tea Party as soon as she's old enough!!
How lovely!!

Bumpkin Bears said...

What a truly magical day, one to treasure for always. I am sure that you are instilling a love of birds to Maddy with her love of the bird eggs! Oh and of course Baby Bear had to be at a Tea Party. I love the photo of the girls on the path finding the baby frog, a photo to frame I am sure. I have just written an article about Tea Party finds that will be going live next week (more details on my Blog coming up), wish I had seen some of these lovely delights that you had found. LOVE those plates and mugs. Hugs, Catherine x

Esme said...

This is the the sweetest tea party I have ever seen-this is right out of a picture book-I cannot remember the poem-sugar and spice and everything nice-do you know which one I am talking about-I love everything you did-Your garden is absolutely stunning. If I was closer I would have crashed the party bringing along a hat, pearls and gloves.

I should be putting your package in the mail today.

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

Esme said...

PS I just received Macy's Tea Room in the mail yesterday. I feel that I should pass it on to you-I am not sure if I can do the book justice.

Silke said...

Goodness, I totally got your birthday wrong! July!! Ok, I'll congratulate you again then... In the meantime, yes, I am a happy follower and I'd love to be included in the giveaway! I'll post it on my side bar! Love, Silke

Erica said...

What a beautiful day! It looks like everyone had a great time. I LOVE your party hat.

And I'd love to be entered in the drawing for that gorgeous bag. Of course I'm a follower!

Susan said...

Well that was a delightful party. I could almost taste those wonderful treats. Thank you for adding my little birds, I feel very honored. Glad that I was able to find you and become a follower. Have a great day. Susan

*Ulrike* said...

I just found your blog via Silke. Oh my wish you could have been my mamma, Maddy is so fortunate! What a beautiful tea party for such a beautiful little girl. Sigh, makes me remember my daughter at that age, and time does fly that's for sure. Now I will have to go and look at what else your blog has to offer plus sign up as a follower since you have a beautiful garden to boot!

Jenn said...

Oh...I've also linked to you on my blog :)

Jenn said...

So adorable!!
Thank you for sharing Vicki!

and I am a follower :)

Anonymous said...

Gracious me...I have never been to such a charming, sumptuous, altogether delightful tea party! I barely know what to pick as my favourite thing, there are so many
wondrous choices. No..I take that back! Of course, Mistress Maddy is the true treasure of the day! What an adorable girl! All in all, you are surrounded by beautiful children and talented friends. How lucky you are, and most deserving of every minute of it, I'm sure.

Thank you so much for having me over! I know I will come back and peek at this all again when I have more time. I had a glorious visit, indeed...


SuZeQ said...

Thanks so much for not leaving out one single photo. Each one is more precious than the one before it. The pastries were to-die-for, I can just tell. Your little Maddy certainly will look back on this day with such love in her heart. The Gardener certainly has a green thumb which gave you and your guests the best setting ever. Please throw my name in the hat (perhaps the beautiful one you were wearing?) for these beautiful dishes. Who knows? I may have a little tea party just for me! Thank you for sharing!

SuZeQ said...

LOVE that tote bag. I'm a follower so make sure Maddy pulls my name!

The French Bear said...

Wow, Vicki, that is the most wonderful and loveliest tea party I have ever seen!!! The cookies and the cakes, the decorations and your precious little Maddy!!!! How beautiful you ladies and girls, and Henry looked!!!!
Smashing success! I wish I could have been there, but of course the pictures will do!!!!
It was a really delightful party!
Margaret B

simpledaisy said...

Hello there!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Glad you enjoyed it:)

Now that is one tea party! So sweet and cute:) Everything looked so perfect!!!
Take care.

Debra Ganas said...

What an adorable tea party. All the the guests were too cute. All the cakes and cookies looked too good to eat. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful pictures with us.
Debra Ganas

Blue Creek Home said...

Now, that's a real tea party!!

How very special to be surrounded by those bright eyed children in such beautiful surroundings, eating those yummy cupcakes and cookies!

Maddy is a doll and I sure hope little Henry got his glove situation resolved!!! Cute!

Diane said...

How adorable! Oh and now I am so hungry for cookies! Maddy is such a sweetie poo. Would love to be entered in your giveaway!

Beedeebabee said...

Oh what a beautiful party! It all looked so fun and girlie...I just loved it all! Maddy is so adorable as were all the other darling children (and the the big girls too!...I loved your hat!) Gosh, it looked like such a PERFECT day! xo Paulette ;)

SuZeQ said...

I'm baaaaaaaaackkkkkkkk. Just wanting to get my name in the hat once again for those beautiful Pottery Barn yummies.

dat Bea said...

So cute she is, little Maddy! And what a wonderful Auntie she´s got who makes such a fantastic tea party for her!

I couldn´t have chosn pictures out of those either, Vic, they are all so delightful! I can smell the lemon cream cake and I would like to taste one of those Teapot cookies, please....

And the bag is so adorable!
So I would like to be in the box for the bag, starting a little competition to need the longest journey for the bag, maybe???

HAve a great time and thank you for sharing!

Bea from Germany

she dreams big! said...

I am a very devoted follower!

she dreams big! said...

OMgosh! How will you ever top this party on Maddy's next birthday? How sweet she is! I can't wait to do something like this for my little Lainey!

You really went and got those cookies at all those places? I would have eaten them all myself cuz those are my favorites!

Lovely pictures, lovely garden, lovely party!

she dreams big! said...

I put a pic of those pretty plates on my sidebar! Pick me and we'll have a little party!

Whimsey Creations said...

What adorable children. And you did it up really special!!! Someday these pictures will be treasured by Maddy girl I'm sure. Hugs!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh my goodness I will be thinking about this party all day long and can not wait to see my granddaughter to show her this party. How beautiful and adorable are all the children and of course Maddy. I love all of her pictures.
I could go on and on about this post because it is just the best.
I can not believe how creative and beautiful all of you are too pull off such a party. To say I am in awe is an understatement.
Love your giveaway too and I am a follower but since my injury not one like I want to be. Sorry

Bumpkin Bears said...

Just had to pop by and enjoy the tea party again. Loving those plates and cups! catherine xx

fireythreads said...

loved reading about your tea party with maddy our Kira is 1000"s K away and it make sit hard she is three and that would be abut the half the number of times we have seen her . Hope you read Karlas cottge blog and see her fariy house for her little fairy wings I know you would love it.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful setting for a tea party, Vicki! How precious are all your little guests ~ Henry looks like he took all these young ladies hanging around him in stride! : ) The cookies and cakes look delicious. The only thing that would save me from gorging on things like this at a party is that I am gluten free and I'm sure these things are not!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is soooo adorable!! Maddy is such a cute girly-girl in her pearls! I love ALL the darling details! Henry was a good sport too with all those girls!

I enjoyed all this a lot!


Bumpkin Bears said...

Everytime I look at Maddy's Tea Party it makes me smile, what a truly perfect day it must have been. Catherine xx

Lisa said...

Oh my! What an amazing party! They are all so darn CUTE!! I know it was too much fun! Henry is my favorite name at the moment!! Thank you for sharing such a sweet time!
Hugs, Lisa

canngil said...

I am one of your very special followers! All my babies were boy babies, who are very lovable, but dont take to tea parties very well. I am hoping for a granddaughter someday to share the magic with! Love how your patio has turned out...like a dream! please enter me in your drawings!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful tea party and decorations. You have such a talent for making things beautiful. I enjoyed being a part of the tea party.
Wish I'd been there.
Please enter my name into the Pottery Barn contest.
Thanks for sharing with all of us followers.

Anonymous said...

I so much enjoyed my walk through your tea party,;).What lovely things and lovely faces of the kids. To cute.Happy Birthday in advancein case I frget,lol.

Love th giveaway soo sweet.I will post the button on my sidebar.

Anonymous said...

Im a follower as well.Funny I remember those cute little birds nest.I think you had a giveaway for them also.Darn I didnt win,lol.

Anonymous said...

OOps I almost forgot,Im a follower and have been for a while.Please enter me in the giveaway for the cute cute tote.I love it!~~Becky

Carolee ~ ArtPodStudios said...

What an absolutely wonderful little tea party! Love your blog, it is so cute and comfy! I have totally enjoyed my visit and am becoming a follower, anxious to see your next post!

gwen said...

Your tea party pictures are wonderful! Miss Maddy is so lucky to have a fabulous Aunt Vickie!

Kathy said...

I found your blog through Silke and I'm so glad I stopped by. What an amazing party and such gorgeous photos!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Vicki:
What a perfectly dreamy, fairytale birthday party little Maddy had. She's surrounded by loving and talented women, to be sure!

I'm going to post about your giveaway on my blog for tomorrow's post. I'll come back and share the link when it goes up at midnight.

I'm also joining your friends list so that I can get to know you better.

Thanks for the opportunity to win such a lovely giveaway. Hope you'll stop in and visit me at Brynwood when you get a chance.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Silly me! I'm already a follower! I'm going to have to add you to my blog roll so I don't miss your posts when you write them!

Sharon said...

What a wonderful tea party for Miss Maddy. The pictures are treasures. Ofcourse I follow you. You are delightful and I love all your beautiful creations.

Bumpkin Bears said...

Visiting here always makes me smile :) Like joining you all for tea. Catherine x

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful children and what a great day. Memories are what life is all about. Thanks for sharing the beautiful and adorable pictures of Maddy's special Tea Party.

Nelly said...

What beautiful party and the pictures are just beautiful and adorable with your beautiful children. How much fun!! Lovely tea set too. I hope I get them. hehehe


Nelly said...

I added your giveaway button on the side panel of my blog. Thanks for offering this beautiful set and the beautiful photos of the tea party.

Anonymous said...

What precious memories you made for Maddy and all who came to this delightful tea party!! My all the wonderful array of cookies you had and all so beautifully decorated!! You left no detail untouched and know this time was so delightful for all who joined in! Thanks for sharing your tea party with us!!

Thank you to for such a precious giveaway!! I would love to have my name placed in your teapot for a chance to win please!!

bee blessed

Linda H said...

What a very special day you put together for Maddy! What a sweet little darlin' she is. Thanks for sharing all your adorable photos with us, and making us feel a part of the fun. Have a very special day on your birthday! And please enter me for your draw...
Thanks so much
Linda at Stitch Lines

Shelly said...

Oh Vicki!
I went to read your newest post and realized I'd missed the Tea Party Post!

Those pics? Are just wonderful! She is too cute! And all the little guests are darling!

Wow, you went all out for this one GF! All those gorgeous cakes, cookies, hats/flower rings! Too fun! The Gardens look gorgeous!

My fav is the one of you reading to her! Too sweet and what a wonderful memory you created!

Since there is still time to post your giveaway, I'll put it in my sidebar after I read your latest post!

Love you my dear! Big Hugs and a "Bus!"

Janelle said...

Maddy is just precious! Love each and every photo. Thanks so much for sharing them.
Best wishes.

Denisa said...

Hi. I am one of your special followers. I would also love to be entered in the giveaway for the cups and plates as well as the bag. Thank you for your generous giveaway and all of your beautiful pictures.

Denisa said...

I'm entering for your two give aways again. I'm super excited. Can you tell?

Denisa said...

Okay, I'll enter in the two give aways again and then leave you alone...for awhile. My email is wheeble1@msn.com and my blog is fullofgold.blogspot.com

icitea said...

Aww~ she certainly had fun, didn't she? Tea parties are always lovely events; thank you for sharing it with us!

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SuZeQ said...

Ya think little Maddy will be able to see though those little folded sheets of paper and know that it's my name written there? Hoping so!

SuZeQ said...

Every time I come here, I just have to look at all of these pictures one more time. I sure wish I was able to attend this darlilng little tea party. You are so fortunate! You, too, Maddy!

Patty C. said...

That has to be the most adorable tea party I have ever seen - I hope you all had a wonderful time !!!!

SuZeQ said...

Yubba Dubba Do. Oh I would love to win the tea party dishes. Wanna know what I'd serve on them? Birthday cake for me and you. My birthday was two days ago and yours is in two days. Wadda ya think about them apples? Happy Birthday to us!

SuZeQ said...

And that little tote bag is delightful. I'm a follower, as you well know!

SuZeQ said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh - one more day. Will we be serving up our birthday cakes on these delightful dishes?

jude1 said...

flarateAs a new follower of your blog I love your little tea party. Maddy is sure a cutie. I felt like I was a part of all the fun. Cudos to Auntie Vicki. Hopefully though a little late I am able to win the dishes (so adorable) or the tote. OK Maddy..pick me!!LOL


jude1 said...

Hopefully I'm not too late to enter the give aways. Maddy is a little doll and I really enjoyed the tea party. It looke like so much fun.


jude1 said...

I hope I'm not too late for the give aways. Maddy is a living doll and the Tea Party look like so much fun.


kim said...

I'm so sorry i missed the tea party :( The pictures are lovely and everyone looks so pretty, and the food looks delicious. Love all the pictures, they make you feel like you are a part of it !!! My favorite pictures are of the girls in your gravel lane, they are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
Love ya, Kim