2013-07-13

It's a Mad Tea Party! + GIVEAWAY



 


Welcome to our Mad Afternoon Tea Party!
We've really been looking forward to this,
so please find a seat and let me pour you some summer wine.






Help yourself to an upside down blueberry muffin!
(The blueberries were too big and wet and all sank to the bottom.
A would-be disaster turned in to a success by flipping them over.)




 


Salmon finger sandwiches are a must at our Mad Afternoon Tea Party.
If you're not a Swede, feel free to ignore the fresh potatoes
with sour cream and caviar :) We love them though!


 


No-one says you can't drink tea and wine at the same time.
And even if they do - we don't listen to such nonsense!


 





 I made some dark chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese topping
- just for you - and you can't really tell from the picture,
but there's also some yummy caramel filling in there!




Grab some Swedish strawberries bursting with sweetness, and that rare true
strawberry flavor that comes from surviving a long and cold winter.




I made this dress 5 years ago, from many strips of frilly lace.
I don't get to wear it all that often, since it's a little on the crazy side
- which means it's perfect for the Mad Tea Party!

And the perfect ending to a perfect Mad Afternoon Tea is of course
having a GIVEAWAY! This is a selection of 14 cards and tags,
fittingly with a Halloween in Wonderland theme:





To enter the giveaway, be or become a follower and comment on this post
- and make sure your comment links back to a current email address!
The giveaway is open to, and I will draw the winner on, Saturday the 20th of July.





Thanks so much for popping by! We had a wonderful time.
And a great big thanks to our patroness, Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist!
Visit her beautiful blog to find links to the other mad parties.












97 kommentarer:

  1. Hello...what a wonderful Mad Tea Party...thanks for being a part of it and have a nice day
    Hugs
    Kerstin from Germany

    http://cobblestone-prims.blogspot.de/2013/07/happy-un-birthday.html

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thanks, It was great having you!

      Radera
  2. Gud! bakverken ser ju galet goda ut O.O

    Och din klänning ser superfin ut!

    SvaraRadera
  3. Ooh I love the amazing food at this sophisticated tea party, very cool!
    Thanks so much for having me, happy Mad Tea Party!

    Please do come visit my 2 interwoven fairytale inspired stories:

    1. The White Queen as she prepares her Mad Tea Party for her eleven dancing sisters in:
    http://idlebakes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/a-mad-tea-party-for-twelve-dancing.html

    2. The dancing princesses dancing their way all over the land to reach her Mad Tea Party:
    http://kikiandthegypsy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/the-twelve-dancing-princesses-make.html

    I'm looking forward to serving you home made rose macarons there!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Ooo - sophisticated? Why, thank you :)

      Radera
  4. I am sooo hungry, now. I want cake... and muffins... and strawberries... and wine, and I don't care if it's not even 9am. Yum, yum, yum!

    Love the dress and the stockings.

    Thanks for sharing the deliciously mad yumminess ;-D

    SvaraRadera
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    1. So do I, and I just had breakfast :)

      Radera
  5. Yummy stockings + dress :) I have yet to get past the idea that when eating cavier, that what I'm really eating is little fishies still in the egg. Which leads to the next thought: how many of those little fishie eyes are watching me eat them? The cupcakes look scrumptious, though. Got a recipe to share?

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Haha, I don't think those specks you see are eyes...

      Hmm, I always make up recipes as I go along, so it might not be possible.

      Radera
  6. Oh my goodness! Potatoes, sourcream, and caviar sounds delightful. Blueberry upside down cupcake? Genius! Who in the world is mad enough to suggest one can't drink tea and wine at the same time? That's just psychotic. :-) My dear that dress is fantabulous, especially with those stockings. It makes me taste blueberries, and hypnotique liquor all at once, yummy. Thank you for sharing your fabulous mad treats. I second the recipes request!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you so much! I will give the recipe thing a think, I promise.

      Radera
  7. Aaaw, awesome, everything looks so delicious! It must have been fun! ^^

    SvaraRadera
  8. What delicious food!!! Wish I was there to take a bite! Thank you for sharing!

    Please do stop by for a visit!

    http://niffy.ca/mad-tea-party-2013/

    SvaraRadera
  9. oh all those food bits are making me sooo hungry! Lovely post! I am now following. :D

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Very nice, then you will be in the draw in a week from now!

      Radera
  10. dark and fabulous party! thanks for inviting us! I dig your faerie princess, by the way. Oh, and the black and white stockings.

    SvaraRadera
  11. The dark chocolate cupcakes look so so good! Fabulous party!

    ~Shauna
    http://shaunahenryart.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-mad-tea-party.html

    SvaraRadera
  12. That looks yummy! I have some Alice in Wonderland glasses that would fit right in at your table :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I bet! I was a little surprised you didn't join in the fun, considering your blog name... :)

      Radera
  13. Loved the Party! Thanks so much for the invite.
    Wende

    http://creativeartseatables.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/tea-party-madness/

    SvaraRadera
  14. Such foodie eye candy - nom nom nom

    I am a re-follower. I've got you on RSS feed through my reader.

    Come give me a visit

    http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2013/07/mad-tea-party-and-barbie-fashion-show.html

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Tami! I wanted to comment, but since you changed it one has to give out one's name and sign in with Facebook and stuff :(
      If I could have commented just as Ms Misantropia I would have told you how great your brother looked, and what a kitschy fabulous party you had!

      Radera
  15. Enjoyed the adult beverages and food at this party. Sometimes there can be too many sweets and candy.
    Thanks for inviting us to your party!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Wine and sweet desserts always have their place at our table, but candy not so much (no kids) :)

      Radera
  16. Oh guuuuurrrrl...anyone who'll serve wine, tea, and food at a party -- that's my kind of friend. Haha. Perfect and a fabulous dress with the right amount of super striped hosiery, too. :)

    Thanks for letting me share in your fun magic. When you have a free moment, drop by my tea party.

    ~ Misha

    http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/832697.html

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! It was great having you :)

      Radera
  17. Such a wonderfully mad tea party! All the food looks so scrumptious... maybe I'll start with a baked potato followed by a chocolate cupcake. Happy Partying! ~Michelle

    SvaraRadera
  18. What a great tea party! All your treats look delicious and who cares whether the blueberries are on top or bottom. : )

    SvaraRadera
  19. SO SO SO SO SO AWESOME!!!!!

    Fabulous!!

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

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you Vanessa! And thank you so much for hosting this party every year, it's amazing :)

      Radera
  20. Oh, Halloween and a MAD tea party, what could be better!!! Thank you for stopping by and having tea with Alice and moi!!

    I've had a delightful time visiting you!

    xo
    Marsha

    SvaraRadera
  21. I want to have a Mad Tea Party too!! This looks so awesome! And the pictures are beautiful!!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. You should totally have one, take tons of pictures and save. Then post them for next years Mad Tea Party :)

      Radera
  22. Thank you for the tea! Delightful!

    SvaraRadera
  23. Dark chocolate, cream cheese frosting, strawberries and then potatoes and sour cream! Every dream comfort food one could desire!

    I had a wonderful time and look forward to visiting again soon. (Halloween is closer than we think)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, and I know! Only 100 days left now :)

      Radera
  24. Fabulously awesome tea party! I LOVE that dress! You should find more opportunities to wear it! :-)

    blessings
    ~*~

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Yes, I have way too many dresses I should find more opportunities to wear... :)

      Radera
  25. Thank you for hosting such a delicious tea and for inviting me! Very lovely! :-)

    ~ Deb

    SvaraRadera
  26. So beautiful. Such rich, dark colors...

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, and thank you for following! You are in the draw next week :)

      Radera
  27. Lovely party, and a very generous giveaway. How nice!

    Happy Mad Tea Party Day!
    Please visit my party!
    xo,
    Ricki Jill
    http://ricki-treleaven.blogspot.com

    SvaraRadera
  28. I really wish there was something similar around these parts-- everything looks so decadent =D

    I also wish we could see your outfit a little better ;)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. You should totally join next year!
      We have NOTHING like this around these parts, I set this up myself (like I think most participants do). It only takes a little planning, baking - and a partner that agrees to dress up :)

      Radera
  29. Thank you for inviting me. It was wonderful. I would love to see you at my party for giveaways and freebies: www.theplayoflightandshadow.com

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

    ooooh dark chocolate and cream cheese, yummmm :)

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

    Mad Madam Mel xx

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

      Radera
  31. Potatoes with sour cream and caviar sound divine. I have to try this. Loved the way you diverted disaster with the upside down muffins. :-)

    SvaraRadera
  32. WooHoo what a party. I loved the upsidedown cupcakes. I feel a little giddy. I ate three!!! And that wine and that tea. Oh my! I think I need to lie down for a nap. Oh I loved your party. You know how to party wild one! Drop by to my place to see the giveaway. *smiles* Norma, x

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Nap away - when you wake up we start over! ;)

      Radera
  33. Scrumptious Treats, Lovely dress too! I enjoyed your party, with all the wonderful bluberries and wine. Yum.
    ~Hugs,
    Susan
    http://flutterbeforeyou.blogspot.com/2013/07/mad-hatters-tea-party-2013.html

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, it was great having you!

      Radera
  34. thank you for such a fun tea party! such delicious treats!
    Lisa
    http://crochetcrowe.blogspot.com/2013/07/mad-tea-party-2013.html

    SvaraRadera
  35. What a viciously pretty and tasty-looking tea table! Adorable details and I appreciate the wine. ;D I would love to try my luck in your giveaway, so my email is jade.lehtinen@gmail.com

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you Jade! You are entered in the draw :)

      Radera
  36. I am so envious of your tea party!

    Everything looks so perfect.....
    .....yes.....even the potatoes with sour cream and caviar : )

    I adore your giveaway prize, so I'd like to enter the draw too.

    My email address : Daemonette@hotmail.co.uk

    Enjoy your day : )

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you Yvonne! You too are now entered in the draw :)

      Radera
  37. Now I'm starving. :P

    Everything about it was beautiful, Ms. Misantropia! But mostly I love your dress and the stripey stockings and the little hand gesture in the final picture. :o)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. We've gotta rock on ;) Thank you Ms Insomniac!

      Radera
  38. Åh vad mycket gott på bordet :D. Din klänning ser fantastisk ut! Du får gärna visa mer ;)
    Som vanligt, varje år så vill jag ju så gärna joina mad tea party, men den här tiden är så full med annat så jag har inte tid. Hade ju kunnat tagit lite gamla bilder meen....
    Din giveaway ser helt fantastisk ut, fina grejer :D

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Tack så mycket! Ja, det är svårt det här med tid ibland. Jag har fått hoppa över ett par partyn under det senaste året som jag också väldigt mycket såg fram emot. Men livet kommer liksom först :)

      Radera
  39. Love your beautiful party! Your blog is amazing as well. Do enter me in your giveaway please I HAD to follow your marvelous blog.

    http://broomsticksandlace.blogspot.ca/2013/07/a-fanciful-twist-mad-tea-party-2013.html

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you so much, such sweet words! You are entered, for sure :)

      Radera
  40. What a lovely party! I enjoyed all the treats you shared with us! Thank you kindly!
    Please visit me at my party and giveaway when you get a moment!
    Happy Madness and Muchness day!
    Sylvia
    http://anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com/2013/07/welcome-to-our-fanciful-garden-tour-mad.html

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It was great having you, thank you!

      Radera
  41. The cake looks very delicious. Colorful beverages is also attractive. I like choosing the dress of your activities, it makes me updates and charming. There are a lot of party dresses.

    SvaraRadera
  42. Your tea party is a delight. I would love to sit at this table. Even the potato looks oh so good. Your party dress is perfect too.

    http://heartsdelights.blogspot.com

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you so much - and yes, the potatoes were super yummy :)

      Radera
  43. I can't believe I never found your blog before the tea party - I'm in love. LOVE I tell you. Even before I read a single word I saw Lenore and went 'YUP! I like this blog!'

    Your party was fabulous, I love all of the dark colors and your dress! Amazing! I'm now a follower for sure. :)

    My party is still going, if you'd like to pop by:
    http://thewhimsicalcottage.blogspot.com/2013/07/in-late-afternoon-sun-girl-sat-in.html

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you for your sweet words, I'm so glad you like it! Lenore is the best :) You are entered in the draw next Saturday!

      Radera
  44. Lord, those chocolate cupcakes with the cream cheese topping look scrumptious! I'm drooling here! And the strawberries are perfect! What a delightful Mad Afternoon Tea Party. I love your frilly dress and striped stockings! I wish we had a Star Trek transporter beam thing-y so that we could all zap over there and have a big tea party like this together! ❤

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, and I would love to have you over! I always go for teleportation as my superpower of choice :) You should join in next time, I would love to see what you'd do.

      Radera
  45. I loved your tea party so much! I love salmon sandwiches and even though I'm not Swedish I do love the little potatoes with sour cream and caviar too (my husband sometimes makes them for us as a New Year's Eve treat!). And how could you know that dark chocolate cake with white frosting is my favorite combination?? Thank you for making so many lovely treats!

    I'd love to be entered in your giveaway and hope you will come visit my tea party as well. I'm also having a giveaway!
    http://gossamertearoom.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-secret-life-of-mad-hatter.html

    Wishing you a lovely rest of your day,

    Betty

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I would love to enter you in to the draw, are you a follower?

      Radera
  46. Thanks for sharing. I think the tea party will be funny, because everything looks delicious..

    Green Tea

    SvaraRadera
  47. I'm finally catching up on all of the wonderful Mad Tea parties. What a beautiful presentation. Everything looks so delicious.

    Swing by my party post. I have some party favors for everyone and a chance to win a prize. I think you'll enjoy the music in my little video. Check it out.


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    ~ Kathryn
    www.collagediva.com

    SvaraRadera

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