Welcome to the Ninth Annual Mad Tea Party!
Please play the following song for your listening pleasure while you visit my party. It gives a clue to this year's theme.
"It's Only a Paper Moon"
Hurry! Don't be late! It's time for the Ninth Annual Mad Tea Party hosted by Vanessa @ A Fanciful Twist!
Anytime is the right time for tea!
Come right on in and don a hat crafted by the Mad Hatter!
Let's get this party started. The Cheshire Cat has taken the most comfortable chair.
Be my guest and choose your teacup!
You chose a lovely teacup!
Are you ready for some tea and refreshments? Mayhap some berries?
It's too hot today for hot tea, you say?
It truly is hot as blazes here in Central Alabama with heat indexes in the 100's. How about some Southern Peach Iced Tea instead?
And if you'd really like to cool down, how about some lime sorbet?
I hope you've enjoyed the party. Please take a posy home with you!
Here is my recipe for peach tea. The homemade syrup will last in the fridge for about two weeks, but it's usually consumed within a matter of days around here.
Peach Iced Tea
Black Teabags (I used Lipton, three small)
two peaches, pits removed and sliced into half inch wedges
1 cup cane sugar
1 cup water
Make tea and steep according to taste. While tea steeps, make peach syrup. Combine peaches, sugar, and water in a heavy saucepan. Heat on high and allow to boil. Stir, and once sugar is melted, remove from heat. Smash peaches and cover pot for about twenty minutes. Pour and strain into a container.
Pour tea into glasses and add syrup to taste. I also like to add mint leaves and fresh peach slices.
Sorbet Glasses: Vintage
Tea Pitcher: Lismore by Waterford
Syrup Pitcher: Williams-Sonoma
Tea Glass: Neiman-Marcus
Napkin: Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic
All paper crafts were made from back issues of Daphne's Diary Magazine:
Coloring pages via Wonderland by Amily Shen:
Would you like to win a copy of this lovely coloring book? Do you like to color? Below is a cupcake and a plate I colored from the book:
I used Caran d'Ache colored pencils (box of 18)
Enter the contest below which starts at midnight tonight. Good luck!
Don't forget to visit our hostess Vanessa for links to all the parties. Thanks so much for hosting, Vanessa!
Until next time...