2014-07-11

Mad Purple Tea Party!




Welcome to my blog, old and new readers!
And a very special welcome to our:



Start wearing purple, wearing purple...
Start wearing purple for me now

All your sanity and wits, they will all vanish
I promise, it's just a matter or time...




Are you all suited up?
Then please sit down and make yourself comfortable!
Here, let me pour you some wine.




How about a sandwich with roast beef, cream cheese
and a beet root, red onion and cabbage salad?
Because purple :)




Or maybe you'd prefer some iced tea?
It's really the only tea you can drink in this heat.




The red and black currants are ripe and beautiful.








Can you feel the purple love?
Help yourself to a (crooked) pastry heart
with peanut butter and blueberry jelly.





Purple deviled eggs: Let the peeled hard boiled eggs soak
in pickled beet juice over night to give them a lovely hue.




May I offer you a mini cinnamon apple tart
with vanilla custard? It is "High Tea" after all!




 So why don't you start wearing purple..?

Why don't you start wearing purple?

START WEARING PURPLE FOR ME NOW!




Ok, you can join even if you're not wearing purple :)




http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/



Thanks ever so much to the wonderful Vanessa
at A Fanciful Twist for hosting this great party!
Be sure to visit her and the other participants
by clicking the image above.




 


*** UPDATE ***
I have now removed the song that accompanied this post earlier,
'Start Wearing Purple' by Gogol Bordello. That is where the quotes
at the beginning and end of the post come from.



110 kommentarer:

  1. Mmmmm looks delicious! Purple is my favourite colour :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. That's because it's the BEST color and you're a smart girl :)

      Radera
  2. Ha ha I love that song! I need more purple clothes! All things in time!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I have felt that your otherwise magical wardrobe could use some more purple, yes :)

      Radera
  3. I wear lots of PURPLE! Great post & music!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I can imagine! I always enjoy your purple posts.

      Radera
  4. Those purple deviled eggs caught my eye right away! I was wondering how you dyed the egg whites. Of course, beets. Beets are the Official Colour for all purple events.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. And it's safe dye to use instead of all those weird food colorings out there.

      Radera
  5. YES!! I LOVE Gogol Bordello! Fantastic theme choice, dear!

    I wish I was really at your party, all that food looks absolutely delicious. I've got loads of purple clothing, so I'd fit right in. ;)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, Danni!
      Oh yes, purple people are always most welcome at my house :)

      Radera
  6. OMG - Did you make all those yourself? They look fabulous, and I bet they taste even better! I despise cooking but you make it look so easy. Great pics!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Yes I did, and thank you very much!
      Baking and cooking are big interests of mine, I just don't blog everything I make.

      Radera
  7. What a gorgeous party, everything looks divine!

    I'm wearing black with purple polka dots today, I knew there was a reason for it! :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! Ah yes, gothic polka dot purple is most welcome at my party :)

      Radera
  8. Love it--absolutely beautiful! And the song is making me ridiculously happy.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! It's the greatest song, isn't it?

      Radera
  9. This is a tea party I would really love to atend.
    God, why we don´t have anything like that over here?

    SvaraRadera
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    1. We REALLY don't have anything like this over here in boring Sweden. One has to make it for oneself :)

      Radera
  10. lol My friend would love this. She's crazy about purple.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. AH, a woman after my own tastes - the best :)

      Radera
  11. Haha! this is awesome! i love purple! have a great day!
    blessings
    ~*~

    ps...love love love the purple deviled eggs! :-)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! The eggs are super easy to make.

      Radera
  12. If I wear purple, do I get food? I want food! Yum!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. If you made it to Sweden I wouldn't expect you to wear anything other than blood red, and I would still feed you into a food coma :)

      Radera
  13. A delightfully purple high tea ... very special

    ...:)...
    blessings

    SvaraRadera
  14. Oh how wonderful your party is. I do love purple, It is simply mad. I had a wonderful time eating all your goodies, they were all delicious. Thank you. Please visit me:
    momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, Linda! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself :)

      Radera
  15. Happy Unbirthday!
    I am indeed wearing purple!
    Your music has me laughing and dancing. There is magic in the air.

    http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-fanciful-twists-7th-annual-mad-tea.html

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I'm glad I could bring some joy and magic to your day!

      Radera
  16. Purple-icious! I do hope you will visit my little party! ~Tricia.
    http://castlesncrownsboutique.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-tea-party-2014-and-giveaway.html

    SvaraRadera
  17. I so very much ADORE Gogol Bordello! I'll wear purple for them any day. All this purple has made my morning! It's one of my favourite colours.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I'm very glad you liked it! Keep the purple vibe all through your day :)

      Radera
  18. Sooo pretty in purple! :) And I agree, iced tea is the way to go, though my Mad Hatter has introduced me to Arnold Palmers -- part ice tea and part lemonade, yum!

    (The song is going to be in my head all day now, so I think I'd better wear purple!)

    Have a magical day!!

    http://roostreehouse.typepad.com/roos_treehouse/2014/07/tas-the-night-before-the-party-and-all-round-the-web-people-were-scurrying-with-fininsing-touches-before-bed-the.html

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! I like the sound of Arnold Palmers, though the cold rains came back here yesterday so I will probably be drinking the real deal for a while.

      Radera
  19. Your purple tea party makes my mouth water! So intoxicating...
    ~Carmen~

    SvaraRadera
  20. Wow what a purple feast of exotic delights you laid on for our tea, it simply magical.

    SvaraRadera
  21. Purple- such a magical color. I love purple clothes!! You're welcome to come by and visit me or a spot of tea, too. @http://dandeliontwist.blogspot.com/2014/07/its-good-day-for-mad-tea-party.html

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It's the best color! Thank you for the invite.

      Radera
  22. Happy purple party!!!! Love it!! Purple is my favorite color by far! Thank you for such an enchanted post... loved the music too!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Ah, a kindred spirit! Thank you very much.

      Radera
  23. I am so hungry now! Your tea is beautiful and delightful! I felt like I am there, and the food!
    You must be quite the gourmet cook! I want to try the roast beef sandwiches, also thank you for stopping at my tea! Celeste
    http://plumfieldhousegardens.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-midnight-tea.html

    SvaraRadera
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    1. You're so sweet! I improve all the time but I still have a long way to go before everything I make looks and tastes the way that I want it to :)

      Radera
  24. Pretty Purple Madness!!! It's all so magickally delicious.... CHEERS -xo

    SvaraRadera
  25. I'm sure I can find something purple to wear...or lavender! A glass of wine and a tart? Delightful! Have a magical day! Hugs, Diane http://lavenderdreamstoo.blogspot.com/2014/07/through-looking-glass-by-lewis-carroll.html

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Oh, I'm quite sure you could :) Thank you!

      Radera
  26. What a fun purple party! Thanks for the invitation (and no, I've got nothing purple on!) :) Have a happy weekend!
    Blessings,
    Sarah

    SvaraRadera
  27. Oh my goodness....I am so hungry now lol...Those beef sandwiches look and sound amazing :D XXX

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! I also get hungry while visiting others and seeing all their lovely cupcakes and treats :)

      Radera
  28. I love your purple mad tea party...
    happy unbirthday to you
    Kerstin from germany
    Cobblestone Prims

    SvaraRadera
  29. Oh My such purplelicious tea party muchness!!! This music makes you want to clap, dance and for goodness sakes get your purple on!!! Such scrumptious looking eats amongst such beautiful settings! Cheers!!! <3

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you so much, and yes please - get your purple on :)

      Radera
  30. Nice site, great color (purple), cool song, nice German and yummy looking food.

    vwbeatles78@aol.com
    http://www.timepilgrims.com/

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, though I'm not sure about that German part..?

      Radera
  31. Ahhhhh, yes. I adore purple. I feel so at home and the food and treats look amazing! I'm going to borrow the idea of the purple deviled eggs...so cool! <3

    If you have time, drop by my tea party. I always love to share tea and nibblies with new friends. :)

    http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/852341.html

    http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/851974.html

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! Good luck with the eggs, it's so easy and rewarding to make.

      Radera
  32. Everything was delicious and so beautiful...loved the music! (I actually am wearing purple today, it's one of my favorite colors).

    Blessings, Victoria from Brushstrokes

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! Of course you are, because it's the best color :)

      Radera
  33. What a lovely Mad Purple Tea Party! I looked down at myself...my shirt is lavender with purple flowers...*Phew*. Haha

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, and what a great choice of clothing!

      Radera
  34. Gaspingly wonderful!! Purple goooodness, love the eggs soaked in beet juice and the sandwiches. The display is beyond magazine dreamy! SO beautiful!!

    Happiest merriest unbirthday to you!!

    <3 Vanessa {a fanciful twist}

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you very much for those sweet words, and thank you so much for hosting this magical party! It's always such fun and full of yumminess.

      Happy unbirthday to you too!

      Radera
  35. Fabulous Party! your tea time treats look amazing -
    I must run out and find something purple to wear!
    Cheers!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Yes, do that and then come right back :)
      Thank you!

      Radera
  36. oh how beautifuL! Happy Mad Tea Party! Everything looks beautiful and delicious!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you very much for visiting!

      Radera
  37. You really do create the most luscious table settings and feasts! I will try and sign up for this Mad Tea Party next year. It looks like such fun!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you so much, and you totally should! I feel there aren't enough gothic tea parties/partiers around in the blog world.

      Radera
  38. Such a gorgeous decadent purple tea party. It really does like a gorgeous feast. I'm actually wearing purple although they are my pyjamas, does that count? :-)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Oh, a purple pajama party sounds great! Just need to get a couple of horror flicks and some Ben & Jerry's :)

      Radera
  39. Looks like you had a hell of a time! My husband loves this song. He sings it everytime I ask him to cook. Not really sure why he sings this song when making colcannon buuuuuut he does. =P

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I'd never heard about Colcannon, but looking it up it sounds like something I would love as a side dish to salmon or chicken. Him singing while cooking sounds lovely :)

      Radera
  40. LOVELY treats and a pretty table setting!
    Thanks for inviting me,
    Susan

    SvaraRadera
  41. I could Feel the Purple Love and those Delightful Purple Devilish Eggs... Wonderful, Thank You for Sharing the Magic of them... the G-Kid Force will think I'm simply a Deviled Egg Genius! *winks* And Thank you for Inviting me to Tea and returning the favor by falling down my Rabbit Hole... Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself! Happy Mad TEa :)

      Radera
  42. Oh my goodness I love what you ended up doing soooo much! Gypsy and purple and gorgeous!!!! Love how we started out thinking we'd have similar parties and ended up going in totally different directions. Your party is so beautiful!

    http://broomsticksandlace.blogspot.ca/2014/07/a-fanciful-twist-mad-tea-party-2014.html

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer! Considering what your room looks like I totally thought we'd end up with the same 'look' to our parties too :)

      Radera
  43. the table was stunning , the tea hit just the right spot and I had a wonderful time .. thank you for the invite • ¯`v´¯)
    `*.¸.*´ ¸.•´¸.•*¨`*. ¸.•*¨*.¸¸.•*¨`*•
    (¸¸¸.•*¨`*•.•´*.¸.•´* .•´*¸¸.•*¨`*• ♥♥ hugs wendy

    http://blissangels.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-hatters-tea-party-2014.html

    SvaraRadera
  44. Oh my goodness! Your setting and your goodies are gorgeous.

    SvaraRadera
  45. The setting is divine. Restaurant quality. I love the use of color, the bringing of purple to the forefront. Professional is not a word I use lightly. This looks like a professional setting.. Wonderful. Thank you for showing us all!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. That's a very kind comment, I will cherish it! Thanks for visiting.

      Radera
  46. Oh my Goodness...or shall I say Muchness!!!!! This was such an inviting and enchanting Party!!! I am so delighted that you have invited me. Thank you by the way for stopping by my Enchanting World. Anyway, the goodies at your fete were absolutely divine and I must admit, I did enjoy the wine. I must try to create those beautiful Purple deviled eggs...they and everything was so magical.
    Bright Blessings,
    Dena

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you very much! The eggs are super easy to make, as long as you remember making them the night before.

      Radera
  47. Wow, your food looks so delicious and I love the exotic setting! Who knew there were so many purple foods? I'm a big fan of purple, too...it goes well with black. Thanks for sharing your beautiful tea party.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I had so many purple food on my list of options and only ended up making a few of them. Figs, blackberries, different types of lettuce...

      Radera
  48. Fabulous!! Your celebration is delightful, my Dear...I'm so glad I stopped by!
    Hugs,
    Anne
    www.alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com

    SvaraRadera
  49. Yours is truly such a beautiful tea party! I once attended a pink tea party (in real life) where everyone wore pink and ate pink foods and such, but this is my first ever purple tea party! Your dress, your food, your decor: all so lovely! :) :) ~Amber

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you so much! I like the sound of any color themed party where even the foods are the same color :)

      Radera
  50. Purple is so fantastic! I felt right at home, thank you for such a delightful party.

    Smooches BrocanteuseRose

    http://www.brocanteuserose.com/2014/07/mad-hatter-tea-party-wonderland-style.html#more

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Yes, purple is simply the best :)

      Radera
  51. Wow! Everything looks so beautiful and delicious! I love your decor and your dress too!

    SvaraRadera
  52. Åh vilken fin idé med de infärgade äggen :D. Jag hade gärna suttit där och smakat på allt det goda. Man kan tro att det är en takterass i Marocko.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Om du någonsin besöker Skåneland så är du välkommen över på en kopp te och lila ägg :)

      Radera
  53. Oh, this is wonderful Coolly elegant and wildly exotic at the same time. I love the blend of eastern design and victorian opulence, like some lavish traveller's club or a grand opium den. Just the place to find the hookah-smoking caterpillar. The purple eggs are a lovely idea and one I shall steal as soon as I find some beetroot juice! Yes, we should all wear purple (although at the moment I'm in deep red satin. That's close enough, right?) Thank you for inviting me!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! Love your description, I do love the 'more is more' approach to decor :)
      Yes, blood red satin works in every setting, just as purple anything does!

      Radera
  54. The food looks a delight.
    Tea, oh my!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    A Mad Tea Party in purple
    for sure it is.

    SvaraRadera

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