Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mad Midnight Tea !

Happened to stumble across my entry last year for 
Vanessa's,  A Fancifull Twist,  Madd Tea Party, so just republished it for fun!

Welcome to my
Mad Midnight Tea!

Under the arbor we enter here, 
For an important date,
So don't be Late!

Moon Shine Moon, this Mad Midnight Tea Night, 
Fill my garden with Tea delights, 
Special guests, Faeries and Sprites, 
Welcoming all to join this Fanciful Flight! 

Follow the paths with the lanterns Bright, 
To the Midnight Tea coming into sight, 

On our way we stop at the door of, 

Madame Flora,  Gypsy of Fortune !

Wind along the path, Continue on until you find .........

The Sign........., 

And he is  Here! 

Table set, Candles lit, 
The Mad Midnight Tea Appears!

Treats to eat and Special Tea's to drink, A spell or two would also do,

Lavender Mint Tea:

1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
4 teaspoons of dried lavender flowers
1/2  teaspoon of minced  fresh rosemary
4 cups of boiling water
2 teaspoons of honey, optional
Place ingredients in tempered tea pot, pour boiling water over,
let steep 10 minutes, strain as you pour tea in your cup!


Hazelnut Cardamom Biscotti:

2 cups AP flour
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon  salt
1 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cups chopped hazelnuts

Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and cardmom.
Mix together sugar and eggs. Add vanilla, then flour mixture, stir in hazelnuts.
With moist hands, divide dough in half. Form two equal mounds, about one inch high,
Sprinkle mounds with sugar.
Bake 30 minutes, Cut mounds into 3/4 inch diagonal slices,
put on baking sheet and bake another 20 to 25 minutes, let cool and serve

Mad Tea Night
With Moon so Bright
Gypsy's, Faerie's and Sprite's !
Making mischief, fortunes and spells,
To celebrate this Date!

Thank you so much for coming to my Mad Midnight Tea !

Blessed Be,


Laura said...

I love your mad midnight tea! So much fun! Have a wonderful weekend!

Tricia-CastlesNcrowns-FairyTalePhotography said...

The lighted path was a nice touch! I do hope you will come visit my little tea party and Giveaway!

Sarah said...

Enchanting! I'd love to visit your garden in person. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mama helley said...

I love it when everyone dresses up! weeeee. What an enchanted garden. Can I get my fortune too? Oh and please be my guest, too. We had tea inside

Danni said...

Your Mad Midnight Tea was SO enchanting! What a wonderful event to have drawn in so many fairies and magical sorts. Thank you for having me, I hope you'll pop by for a cuppa!


Nicole Platania said...

Oh Celeste, such a lovely party! And recipes to follow, what fun! Thank you also for visiting my party. Always nice to meet a lover of Halloween!
Blessed be!

DogsMom said...

It looks like you had the most fun getting this all together.
I need more friends to dress up with me.


Carmen said...

Wow! I loved your magical, fairyland tea party! The lights make it extra spectacular!

Ms Misantropia said...

What a beautiful and whimsical party, Happy Mad TEa!

Witchy J said...

Oh my a midnight tea, what an excellent time to celebrate. Nothing beats midnight feasts, such pretty fairy lights to light our way and I'm so glad I picked my best wings out to attend.

Anonymous said...

So very lovely, and warm and inviting, and the sign is so sweet, and hazelnut cardamom biscotti sounds like something in my future!
Truly that is a beautiful garden. PERFECT for parties and so nice I'm thinking of coming back soon! :)

Have a beautiful, mystical, wonderful day!
xoxo roo

Magaly Guerrero said...

I want wings and dripping candles. *lips trembling* What a beautiful sight.

I'm taking some of the joy with me to Drusilla's Haunting Mad Tea Party.

Sarah Coller said...

I love your evening photos---so pretty!

Dena Miller said...

Oh Celeste,
Such a Magical Party Indeed!!! Thanks so much for the invite and sharing such yummy recipe's. Tea at Midnight is so delightful!!!

Kerstin Bulin said...

Ohhh how nice is that...LOOOOVE it....happy magical unbirthday to you...
Kerstin from germany
Cobblestone Prims

Anonymous said...

Love the site and luminescence. Great imagery!

Author Dennis Higgins

Gina said...

Oh how glorious! Moonlit mayhem :D Your visitors look amazing too :D XXX

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a gorgeous yard and setting for a midnight MAD tea. I feel right at home. If you have time, drop by my tea party. I always love to share tea and nibblies with new friends. :)



Kelly said...

Celeste, this is my kind of tea party- Everything looks wonderful!! I love how the Mad Hatter is peering at the window!! Awesome!!
You're welcome to stop by and visit me for a spot of tea @ http://dandeliontwist.blogspot.com/2014/07/its-good-day-for-mad-tea-party.html

Kelly said...

Ahh, what a very charming place you have to celebrate this MTP celebration! Love your table cloth! Day or night you have such a magical place! Thanks for sharing! Cheers! ;)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Will there still be a party with tea tonight? How beautiful! Have a magical weekend! Hugs, Diane http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/2014/07/through-looking-glass-by-lewis-carroll.html

Linda said...

Oh my goodness. I had a wonderful time at your party. I enjoyed meeting your other guests as they were so friendly and sweet. Thank you. Please visit me;

Kelly said...

Just stopping by for another cuppa. I'm following you now. I'll be back soon to explore your blog! Kelly

Victoria said...

Your garden and tea party are magical and beautiful, I had such a good time! Thank you for having me to tea.


Victoria from Brushstrokes

Katharine Devinney said...

I love the lights and flowers in your garden. It added to the fairy magic.

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

You are so fabulous!! The garden looks sublime, your banner is gorgeous btw! Also, I Looooooved seeing the mad hatter in the window, oh my!!! I love it all, your winged guests included!! Just wonderful all around.

Thank you so much for joining in the Mad Tea magic!
A very merry unbirthday to you!

<3 Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

Cozycomfycouch said...

Lovely tea party! :D Beautiful!

A Magical Whimsy said...

What a lovely magical and celestial Mad Tea Party you hosted. I enjoyed my visit with the fairies. Your garden is divine...I could truly live here!
may you have a blessed weekend,
Teresa in California

Rachel Gallagher said...

Such a wonderful fae tea party to visit. What wonderful treats, your mint and lavender tea sounds divine, I'll have to try that one.


Denise said...

Wonderful poem and Your Tea was enchanting : ) Thank You for Your visit to My Tea Party and Your nice comment.

Susan said...

LOVE your props, lovely party!
Thanks for the invite,

Art and Sand said...

Everything looked wonderful!

Jennifer said...

How beautiiiifullll!!!! I love your taste so much, and love that your party was at night! Magical!


AutumnWind said...

I love your party! Such a magical place. Thank you for the invitation I am so glad I was able to stop by!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your party! It was gorgeous.

Moments Divine

Anne Berbling said...

Fabulous!! Your celebration is delightful, my Dear...I'm so glad I stopped by!

Anonymous said...

A pleasant and well-lit little tea party. The candles gave it a real personality. I'm sure the sprites and fairies enjoyed. I hope you didn't run out of fairy food to go with the tea? =)

Marilyn said...

Tea at midnight, what a delight.
Thanks for opening up and sharing with me.
Loved visiting here.

Victorian Tailor said...

Glad you could stop by, your playhouse tea is delightful, love your gardens,
Celeste, plumfieldhousegardens