Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mad Tea in the Faerie Garden

So glad you could come to my tea! Thank You Vanessa for hosting such a wonderful party!

My fledgling crow welcomes you to enter,
seen here perched on the railing of my back porch deck one day!

Cornucopia's filled with treats and charms for your enjoyment,
Now follow the path's and the mist, this will lead you there............

and follow............ 

Under the first arbor..................
 down the path.........................

Under the second arbor tunnel.....................
 Where am I now?.................................
Hatter, old friend, which way shall I go?......................
Hatter is always present at my tea's and lives among the Faerie Gardens,
Alas, I believe I have arrived!
Under another arbor  full of Autumn Clematis, the tea table beckons you to sit and enjoy!

Please have a Lavender Scone, (recipe to follow)..............

I will be steeping Orange Mint Tea, you may enjoy hot or cold, would you like a slice of lemon?
Boil water, place several leaves of the tea in a tempered pot, pour the hot water over the leaves, cover let steep for about 10 minutes, pour over ice or drink hot!

I have a bumper crop of Lavender this year,
Great for sachet's, pretty hanging bouquets, and this year the
Lavender Scones for my Mad, Mad, Tea! Here is the recipe.......
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 teaspoons fresh lavender flowers or 1 teaspoon dried lavender
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 egg, slightly beaten
2/3 cup buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, zest, and lavender. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles cornmeal. Stir in the egg and buttermilk with a fork. 
Turn the dough onto a floured surface and briefly knead gently (don’t over knead). Divide the dough in half and pat each portion into a ¾-inch-thick round. Cut each round into six wedges and place the wedges 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet, bake for 20 minutes, serve warm or cooled!


Now please relax and enjoy the afternoon, pleasant company and conversation............
As a party gift for you I would encourage you to participate in my give-a-way.
This sweet little creamer pin cushion, approved by Hatter himself......
All you have to do is leave a comment and Hatter will draw from the names  next week for the
lucky winner!!!

You can follow this path to leave the garden...............
I really hope you enjoyed stopping by for my Mad Tea.
I sure had fun preparing and participating in such a delightful event!
Now I am off to visit all of you !
See you there..................



Kerstin Bulin said...

Ohhh how magical is your Mad Tea Party...i LOOOOVE it. Thanks for being a part of it.
Have a magical and nice day
Kerstin from Germany

Tami Von Zalez said...

Would have loved to have seen more of the Mad Hatter!

Hello fellow Mad Tea Partier, come give me a visit

Sara said...

Thank you for inviting me to your fairytale land tea party... like Alice in Fairyland... I love your blog too, very nice to find you :) xxx

marina capano said...

Fantastic! Love your Mad Tea Party post!


Anonymous said...

Your garden is gorgeous and quite the oasis. We've had two weeks of constant downpour and I haven't been able to tend mine -- the wildlife and weeds are running amuck, lol.

Thanks for letting me share in your magical day. When you get a free moment, stop by my tea party. :)

~ Misha

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Oh, the minute I saw the crow I KNEW I was in heaven!! I have a thing for crows!! I have had just a delightful time at your tea party! Your yard is beautiful! Thank you for stopping by and having tea with me!!


Deborah Adams said...

What an absolute lovely garden and tea! Love the misty hosta garden especialy and the tea was most delicious! I used to have a pet crow as well, so know what a joy they are! Thank you for hosting such a nice tea and for inviting me!

~ Deb of Possible Impossibilities Studio

Laura said...

A lovely party and I love your garden!
~*~ said...

Thank yout hank you thank you for the recipe!!

Your garden.... Oh your garden....

It's, it's, it's like a dream come true!!!!

Can I come live in it?

Your tea party is amazing, lovely!!

Just perfection!

Thank you so much for being a part of the Mad Tea Party ♥


Your garden is beautiful :)
I will be trying your recipe too....thank u for coming to visit me too!
Thank you xoxo

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

LOL I freaked-out when I saw the Mad Hatter! You have a gorgeous garden, and I love how you decorated for the party. Thanks for sharing your lavender scone recipe with us! I served chocolate lavender coffee at my party!

Happy Mad Tea Party Day!
Please visit my party!
Ricki Jill

Mad Madam Mel said...

A fabulous party, thank you so much for inviting me :)

I am so pleased you managed to pop by and visit with me earlier !!

Mad Madam Mel xx

Carmen said...

Thank you for the invitation. You're garden is so magical... I love the lavender scones... just planted some Spanish lavender a couple weeks ago. Thanks for paying me a visit, as well. Have a fanciful week... :-)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

You have such a lovely garden! :) I really liked the photo, too, of the Mad Hatter peering out the window - quite clever. :) Lavender scones sound amazing - thank you for the recipe! And thank you for stopping by my party, as well! Enjoy the festivities! Theresa

Designing Fairy said...

That garden is amazing. And love the smell of lavender bursting from the Internet. :0

My fairy party:

Mario Zeleny said...

Celest... thank you for having me at your party! I enjoyed myself a lot. Very cute and enchanting. Please come for a visit:!

Missy Trent said...

Thank you so much for the tea! Yummy! I also thank you for dropping by my tea party! Isn't this fun? Pretty pics! Xo

Lisa said...

a beautiful and magical tea party, indeed!!! the tea was delicious and thank you for the recipe!! can't wait to try it!

Flutter Before You said...

You have a lovely garden and I love the apthways to where the magic happens! Hope you get a chance to visit me too!
Happy Wonderlanding!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Such a beautiful and magical tea party! And thank you for the lovely treats!!

Also, thank you so much for visiting me at The Tearoom!

Wishing you a lovely rest of the Mad Party Weekend!


Marilyn said...

Your party was a delight. Loved, loved the tea table spread. How I would love to have tea in your garden.

Jennifer said...

Oh your party is just beautiful! I love the creeping Mad Hatter in the window ;)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

What a gorgeous garden and table setting!!!

Kristal said...

I am so jealous of all your beautiful hostas!! They are gorgeous along with the rest of your garden!

Such a wonderful party, and I was so excited to see the Hatter!!


DogsMom said...

I am really not this late. I have been wandering and admiring your beautiful gardens.
Now I am ready for a sip of tea, but just a sip or I may get lose again trying to find my way out. (Or will that just be an excuse to stay?)

Sylvia Smiser said...

What a lovely setting and delicious treats! I'm so very sorry I'm late it has been quite hectic around here the past few days. I hope you will still come visit me. I have a giveaway to offer that ends on the 21st.
Happy Madness and Muchness Week!

Lynda Shoup said...

I'm still tea party hopping and so glad I am. Your tea party was lovely. I loved all the different textures I saw. It really made it lush. What a relaxing feeling I had looking at your party.

The tea is still brewing at my place. Feel free to come over for some raspberry tea.

zihua wu said...

Your garden is so beautiful... it is so suit for tea party,and the tea party must be fun and delightful..

Herbal Tea

Justina said...

I had so much fun venturing into your mystical gardens to find your tea party!! What an adventure!! Thank you so much for having me! The lavender scones and the orange mint tea hit the spot!! Your pictures are so enchanting and lovely and I hope to visit again soon! And thank you for the scone recipe, I'd love to try it sometime! :-)

Please stop by my party if you get the chance!