Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Mad Catter Tea Party

This tale is for Ms Vanessa's Mad Tea Party!!!!  Hurraahhh!

For more wild and crazy fun visit her site here and link to the rest of the parties...
BUT NOT before you visit ours...

Go to the end of the post to see how to win a GREAT PRIZE!!!!!
Now for our story...

"Cleo...   Want to hear a story?"

"As long as I don't have to sit up..."
"OK you silly girl..."

Once upon a time...
The Aunts were out in the meadow one day when up came a black cat 
by the name of Mr Baggins, one of the many cats of 
The Lucky Few with an invitation...

It appears that the Aunts have been invited to a Cat Nip and Tuna Tea Party 
put on by a mysterious Mad Catter and the kitties of The Lucky Few! 
They had heard that Ms Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist was hosting a
 Mad Tea party today, this must be part of the same shindig...   how fun!
Along with the invite were two bottles of some mysterious liquid  
with a tag that said...
"Drink Me"  from the Mad Catter...
"Hmmmm...  Dare we?  The invitation says it's an empathetic potion"
I wonder what that is?  Well here goes..."   

"Oh my!!!  Did you hear Mr Baggins? He's talking!  
The empathetic potion must make us able to understand 
him.  How wonderful!  Now we can have really have 
a conversation!  He says we must take a walk first to 
give the kitties time to get ready and then go to our work
shop because they have a surprise for us..."

"Lets Go, hurry I want to see what the surprise is"

Through the gate...

Follow the rose petals...

"What have they done those little sweet rascals?"

"Oh how fun...  It's the Haberdashery!"

"All this time the kitties have been using our work space to make 
wild hats!!!   The little dears!"

"These are some crazy hats,  I think they might be eating a bit too 
much Cat Nip!"

"Look they are using all our bits of lace and beads..."

"I guess they want us to wear hats with feathers..."

"Definitely too much cat nip!"

"Well...  it's a bit better than the tea cup hat...  
but really... mushrooms and grasshoppers?!"

"Actually Louise it is rather pretty on you in a woodsy way..."

"What do you think?  It has feathers?  
Not quite wild enough... I know these cats!"

"Not wild...  just silly!"

"Very dapper Thelma but not you..."

"Beautiful and I love the mushroom but we have
 to dress to please the kitties... " 

"Oh Dear Louise...  Really?!  
This is a bit much, even to please the kitties..."

"I mean did you see the tea cup... and the yards of tulle, and the butterflies!
I really must love them very much to do this, but oh well..."

"I guess it's not too bad..."

"Now Louise, your turn,  I think you would look lovely 
with a bird and nest on you head... after all the kitties made
 it and they are giving us a tea party!"

"Puuurfect  Now lets go...  Oh how pretty!" 

"What a beautiful table..."

"Tea, Scones and berries, and look Pussy Willow of course!
And there is the Cat Nip tea and a plate of Tuna sandwiches
I think we'll stick to the scones..."

"But where are the kitties and our mysterious host the Mad Catter?"

"Oh dear our vision is acting funny, it must be the potion again..."

"Good afternoon Ladies...  Welcome to the Cat Nip and 
Tuna Tea party, we are so happy you could come...  
And by the way, I love your hats!" 

So the Aunts settled down to enjoy a lovely tea with the Mad Catter
 and a few of the kitties from The Lucky Few.  The kitties wanted
to express their appreciation for all the Aunts do for them and also
to talk about the problem of pet overpopulation.

"What...  They're too many of us?  But were so 
wonderful, how can there be too many?"
"Well you see not all the wonderful pets have 
a home to go to.  There are millions of 
wonderful sweet pets killed each year in the 
pounds because there are no Aunts to take them in...
It is so important to get you pets spayed and neutered 
because there are just not enough homes for all of us "

"Stop talking about that...  You'll put me off my tuna..."

"Quick we had better eat everything before the Aunts bring in 
even MORE kitties!"

"Smile for the camera Abby...  Abby... 
will you stop eating for one moment?!"
"Abby, get off the table please"

"And please get off the table you bad kitties..."

"Now boys... stop that...  Get off the table..."

"Hey...  that was my tea!..."
"OK...  I guess it's yours now!..."
"Wipe your chin Abby..."
"Oh dear...  this party is degenerating fast!"

"Look at all the kitties..."

"And more keep arriving..."

"Eeeaaaaa...  They're getting on the table, quick lets go!"
This party had definitely gone to the cats!!!
"Thank you ladies and Ms Vanessa and her audience for being 
a part of our Cat Nip and Tuna Tea Party, we hope you have 
enjoyed yourselves,  now please get off the table, 

Thank you,
Tha Mad Catter 

"That was a great story!"

And now for the prize details....
If you sign up as a follower and leave me a comment I will
 put your name in one of the hats to be drawn on July 1st to 
win you choice of one of the following...

Louise's bird's nest hat

Thelma's tea cup, tulle frothy....  thing...

The Tea Cup Hat with a great tea bag tag...

The Mushroom, Moss, Butterfly, Feather hat...

A demure lovely tea cup and vintage napkin.

If you are kind enough to go to The Lucky Few web site here...
and make a donation of any size I will place your name in another
hat to possibly win this lovely set of four vintage tea cups, napkins,
tea, vintage scarf and vintage basket.  The kitties and I made this 
with love to thank you for you very kind support! 
(we tried to keep out the cat hair...)
4 vintage tea cups and tea...

black vintage scarf

I will draw the winner's name on July 1st as well

Thank You and Happy Madd Tea Party Day!!!!!!!



  1. I love your hats and I love the bohemian tea-party setup! And I love cats too :)

    (my party-link:

  2. Wow what a lovely tea party and all the teacups and fruits and sweets! Your cats are adorable and i love your studio! Thanks for letting us in and hope you cna hop on by to my party as well for a tea or two?!

    K of

  3. All I can say is WOW. Love all of it - the hats, the spread, all of the gorgeous details.

    I too have a party and gifts for all who visit. I do hope you can make it by!

    Follow this link:

    Sweet day to you!

  4. LOL! I can't stop laughing and smiling at how the cats took over the party! I love it! The expression that you captured on their faces through the lens of the camera is priceless. My favorite is the still shot of kitty biting into a scone.

    This tea party was beyond magical! How fun! I could have played dress-up, and sipped tea all day with you two ladies! Where can I get me some of THAT catnip? :)

    Your give away is beautiful and generous. Thank you! I already follow this blog.

    P.S. I admire how you rescued all of your cats. It sickens me how many perfect animals are killed in shelters each month...each year! I ALWAYS adopt from either the pounds or local rescue groups.

    Blessings to you and your kitty gang xxxxx

  5. Lol your party was just fantastic! I loved the hats (I'm a big hat fan) and then the cat tea party was wonderful.

    Then I looked a little bit further at your blog and realised that your the fairy wedding lady! I've loved the fairy photo shoot that you did for so long now, I've actually been thinking about using parts of it as inspiration for my own wedding.

    If you get chance I'd love for you to visit my tea party also

  6. Stunning tea party I wish I lived there... with teacup,teapots and sweet kitty cats .. magcial post and the hats stunning!.. here's hoping wishing and dreaming one comes my way...
    now pop over I'm waiting you see .. with good treats and teacups ..Hugs wendy at

  7. OMGosh! This was beautiful thank you for inviting me! I love all the goodies, what lovely photos!

  8. what a wonderful party! thanks for inviting me!!!
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  9. Hi!
    HAHAHA clapping! love the cat with the hat, He is a nice hatter!
    You did amazing production for Mad Tea Party
    I love your decor and your madness, and your cats! I love cats! I have a golden cat, too. he speak meou in spanish. miau!:)He called Mr. Tom, and this moment he stay with me.
    I have enjoyed your party very much!

    from so far away

    Visit me anytime...


  10. Oh- and I had so hoped you were going to offer me a cat! But I do love the hats and know my kitties will also. (Yes, all "rescues" of one sort or another, but mainly they rescue me daily.)
    Hopping around parties you will see some very well behaved pups - these cats show it how it really is! I am so glad I made it here.

    and you know I will have to follow you.

  11. Awwww! The kitties are so precious! What a beautiful party you have had! I wish I were there, everything looked divine.

  12. Oh this is my absolute favorite party of the day! I wish I and my lovely Isabelle could have joined you! You can bet I signed up to follow - and went ahead and left a donation. Anything for my feline lovelies!

    Meow on with the great works ladies!!
    I do hope you'll decide to drop by my party also for a chance to win - and goodness knows I need followers!

    Tabitha of

  13. I had no idea you were participating in Vanessa's Mad Tea Party! I absolutely adore your work :) Love the Mad Catter themed party. Thank you for the tea!

  14. Hehehe really fun party - I LOVE the hats! :D My kitties had a good time here too, they say that feathers are definitely their favourite things :)

    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 :)

  15. Wow! What a party! Love all your pretty hats!

    Happy Mad Tea Party!


  16. Oh the Mad Catter's tea party is so much fun! The aunts hats are amazing, I would have picked the very same ones! How lucky the kitties are to have the aunts!
    Fabulous tea party!

  17. What a purrfectly divine tea party! I love all the feline guests and the decor was fabulous! I would be happy to have any of those beautiful prizes! My goodness, they are all marvelous! And I have become a follower! Thank you for inviting me and I hope you will stop by at my tea party as well.

  18. What a beautiful tea party! I enjoyed playing in the haberdashery the best! I am your newest follower. I would love to win a hat!!! Thank you for having me over.
    I do hope you will also visit me
    Sylvia : )

  19. Tricia! Do you know how much I adore you? That's it...I'm coming over and moving in, lol...I LOVED everything about crack me up...the look on your face looking at that hat - priceless! I wanna move next door! Imagine the fun we would have playing dress-ups? ha ha...your bohemian tea party is my favourite by far! And those crazy cats...gotta love a cat in a top hat!

  20. ooh, and if one of those hats came my way, I don't think I'd be able to pick myself up off the floor! Fingers you x

  21. The Aunties are a riot, LOVE their ensembles... and the Cats, well, Princess T and I were laughing so hard our sides hurt! HILARIOUS... Now this is the type of degenerating Party I enjoy attending! *winks* What fun... I'm so enjoying all the Mad Hatter and Mad Catter Parties today! And your give-aways are over the top fab!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  22. What A WONDERLAND! I am so glad I could visit if only for a day. The aunts and the hats are beautiful. Love the hats. Hope you will visit my party, Pat

  23. Now this is my kind of party. My kitty sat over my shoulder as I read. LOVE how angry the Mad Catter looks to be wearing a hat XD
    I am now following :) As wonderful as those hats are I don't know that they're really my style :P But what a lovely teacup ^^

  24. A truly beautiful and Romantic Tea Party. I'm swooning over those hats and your outfits, ladies.
    The cats taking over at the end is so cute. If my cat Mabel could have come, she would have merrily joined in.

  25. OOPSY, I did not leave my full blog address and I was afraid you would not be able to find me. So here it is:
    Thank you!

  26. Tricia Tricia Tricia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I sqealed 500 times reading this post and swooning at your photos too! You are amazing, I mean I don't even think the word amazing does you any justice at all.

    This is Wonderland, Magicland, dreamland, I want to go live with you land :)

    Also, I have been dreaming of cats. And Kittens. But I am allergic and the wooferton boys wouldn't have it. But I so LOOOOOOVE cats!! They are mysterious!!

    I can't get over your Wonderland. Your soiree is gasp worthy indeed!

    Thank you over the moon, this is spectacualr!! You are a magical hostess to the T!!

    Love, Vanessa

  27. ps: I went back and gasped again! Those cats stole my heart!! Look at them! Your photos must be published! They are incredible!

    I think that Louise's Birdnest hat has my DNA in it ;) It is sublime!!

    I am still gasping. must go get Lovee to see this! On the double! xoxo

  28. pss: I need cats. Many big fat fluffy cats!

  29. I just want to thank everyone for their wonderful comments, You have brought me to tears with your lovely happy words! I have never had so many before... I guess the cats, hats, and aunts are a hit! I have tried to get around to everyone who left a comment on my post today but I have a big wedding tomorrow and I have needed to work (the brides won't wait!). Monday, my day off I am happily planting myself on the couch with a cup(s) of tea and will visit everyone! Thank you, thank you, thank you,
    Lots of love,

  30. ha! ha! I love all the kitties! And the hats! And the food!
    But MOST of all I love your garden and that enchanting little cottage. I want one of my very own! :D

    Thank you for such a lovely invitation.....

  31. Wow, what an amazing party!!! I just adore kitties and yours are ao adorable! And all of those treats look delicious and magical! Thank you so much for inviting me to your party :) ~Lauren

  32. Oh... This was such a lovely party. I loved the fun collection of amazing hats (I love hats). And the kitties made me laugh. So lovely. Thank you for letting me come play.

    If you get a chance please stop by and visit my party as well.



  33. This was delightful. I love the Cat in the Hat Mad Hatter! And your tea looked scrumptious (and delightfully colorful).

    Have a mad party!
    Erin :)

  34. Oh this party was SOOOO fabulous! What a cheeky fellow that Mad Catter is!!!! I would have adored trying on all those magical hats. And then the tea party oh my! How I laughed!!!! The photo of the kitty about to dig into that scone is priceless!!!! I had a MAD time!!!! Thank you. I shall definitely follow you!!!!! :)

    Hope you'll pop on over for a visit with me!

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

  35. What a fantastically mad tea party! I love the cat trying to bite into a scone. And loved all your beautiful hats. Thanks so much for sharing, Michelle

  36. 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 catnip tea?

    I'm following you
    I've made a donation
    and would love it if you could follow 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.

  37. How fun Mad Tea PArty!! This was a mix party with dance for the solstice??! I loved it!! Even the kittens were having a blast! Love your attire, so proper for the occasion! Those hats are sooo beautiful!! I want the Never too old to be young!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful and happy party!


    PS I want the kitty that is eating the cupcake.. or the laughing one! lol

  38. There it is the ULTIMATE in tea parties! I love all your kitties and the Mad Catter (how did you get him/her to cooperate with that hat?) I love it...I adore you table setting and that lovely asian tea set. it was so very nice to see such luscious fresh fruit (in addition to all the sweets) I remember starting to follow you after the practical magic party but I couldn't find the follower box, so i went thru follow up at the top.
    you have a wonderful studio, and I love how you have indoor furniture outside for the party and all those lanterns truly went all out!!
    I think this is the best party.
    I am a kitty person myself and would love to make a donation , but I am not in a position to this month, but I'll try to remember to come back and give when I get my next SS check at the end of July.

    If I get picked to be a winner, I love the Tea cup hat withe purple feather and the Mae West tag, or the single tea cup and napkin.

    Please come to my party :)

  39. Hi Tricia, thankyou for finally commenting, I always wonder about the silent followers. I am soooo in love with your tea party and I can see why you have left it all set up, I would be sleeping out there for sure, that couch looks so good. this has actually been the funniest party I have been to, laughing so much at the end, I am a cat lady who used to have nine grey cats but are now down to three. The grey cat sitting on the chair when you are talking about castration!!eek looks exactly like my Cricket who is asleep on my bed right now, its eerrie its like im looking right at him. actually there are far too many coincidences here to name, i see the fairy wings you make, the pair i made for myself about 5 years ago also have the tassels and i havent seen that anywhere else until now! I hope you comment more often and Im a follower of you now too so keep in touch, i think we have much in common, you never know you may find me one day hiding in your haberdashery begging not to leave.
    love this party, love love love it!!


  40. Such a wonderful and magical to-do, thank you for inviting me over to share your tea and enchantment! I loved all the madness, cats and hats! I'm signing on to be a follower and would love, love, to wear the bird nest hat or the mossy one. It would really put some fun into the gardening! :)

    Though I’m running tardy, I hope you’ll come visit my party!

  41. There are so many levels and layers of divine cuteness here I can barely form a sentence. Oh my!!! I've had to come back and look a few times to take it all in - every photo a total delight.

    You've outdone yourself with the very best little accomplices in the world!!!

  42. Lovely Party...absolutely Lovely!

  43. Oh my goodness, I LOVES your party! Haha, the mad catter is hilarious and all the kitties are adorable. Also, what amazing hats! Someone is going to be very lucky and I hope it is me! I work at a tea room and so would certainly have somewhere to wear it to. Your blog is lovely and I am now a follower. Thank you for having me to your party!

  44. Wow. No really, wow! I am barely getting around to visit all the wonderful Mad Tea Parties with the intention of eventually getting to each and every one. Your right, at least Jenny and Julia would have been mortified, Celia however, would have egged the kitties on! Can't wait to see how your Steampunk wedding turns out. I actually thought of doing a Steampunk Mad Tea Party but then the hubby fell ill, had surgery and I wound up in jury duty for three weeks. Maybe next year. Your party turned out amazing. Your entire blog is amazing! I only wish that I could step into each and every picture. You certainly have a new fan here as well. Take care!

  45. How delicious in every way! a perfect treat even from afar x x

  46. Your eye for colour and detail makes me envious! You are my visual and conceptual hero! I really enjoyed this imaginative post - so clever.

  47. You really DO throw the nicest parties! What an amazing little tea party you crafted. And this only proves that all kittens should indeed have a top hat at thier disposal... I loved it!

  48. Dear Tricia, your pictures always make me smile, but the ones with the muffin eating cats made me laugh out loud. Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderfully beautiful pictures with us. It's all so inspiring, thanks.

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  50. What fun! I am a part of a tea group but we have NEVER had a tea party like this!. I love contributing to the kitties at our local shelter. Bless you!