Saturday

Sarah and the Search for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Once upon a time, as Sarah was sniffing around in the forest, a small creature jumped upon a toadstool in front of Sarah. "Are you going to the Mad Hatter's Tea?" the creature asked.

But before Sarah could inquire about the tea...
...The silly creature disappeared through the hedge. "Well! I must find this tea!" said Sarah

And off she went, past the hedge and began to follow the trail into the forest.

Before long she came to a cottage. "Here love, eat this delicious lemon tart." said the kind lady who lived in there. "It will give you strength as you search for that Hatter and his band of clowns."
Sarah thanked the kind lady and went on her way again.

"Oooo! I shouldn't have eaten that tart! I'm beginning to feel strange. I must find that tea party!"


Suddenly she came upon a strange site!


"What in the world are you?" she asked the strange creature perched upon a most magnificient toadstool.

"Why, I'm the Smiley Cat, of course." the creature purred, but offered no help as to
where the Hatter might be holding the Tea Party.
"Maybe they are through here." Sarah thought and went off into the underbrush to seek the party.
"Hey! I hear somebody coming." Nan said to Billy.

"Wait a minute! Wait just a minute. Where do you think you're going?" Nan asked Sarah.

"I'm off to find the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Do you know where it is?"


"Nah! We don't know nuthin' about any stinkin' Tea party."

"Go on with ya!" and with that Nan dismissed Sarah.

So, Sarah set out again to find the party. She ran into a lot of strange
creatures and friends during her journey.


"Hmmm...Yes. Yes I think it was over...no, no. Ah yes, it is at...no, no, that's not it."


"Shucks, I don't know."


"Well, it is across the ravine, through the forest and into the desert. Wait. No. That's where I used to live. Sorry."


"I really can't say. I've been so busy getting this web finished. Not much time for tea parties and such. Sorry, wish I could help."


"Well, thanks anyway." Sarah told all the creatures and continued on her way. She thought it was getting too late. She feared that she would be very Late for the tea.

When suddenly she came upon a dark passage in the Laurel.


"Do you think this may be the way to the tea?" She quickly went through the opening into the darkness. The tunnel went on for a very long time. Sarah thought she would never get to the other side. "Oh, she thought, I'm never going to make it in time." And then...

...there was the Mad Hatter!
"Welcome, Miss Sarah." the Hatter said. "We have been waiting for you."
And together Sarah and the Mad Hatter walked through the beautiful gardens to...

...Tea! at last! Sarah was so happy that she had finally found the Mad Hatter and his wonderful Tea Party!
She just wished one thing....


That she didn't have to dress up for it!

May you all have marvelous adventures and lovely teas!
Join more tea parties by visiting our magical party planner, the Fabulous Miss Vanessa's blog.


32 comments:

KathrynAntyr said...

I love how you illustrated your story with real animals. Your dog's expression is priceless in the last photo. I can imagine all sorts of speech bubbles and what he could be saying.

Thank you for a delightful time. All of the eye candy makes me feel a bit tipsy. Follow your heart and join me as we go to the Forest of Wishes. I have party gifts waiting for everyone! http://collagediva.typepad.com/collagediva/2010/06/blogparty.html

{{soul hugs}}
Kathryn, Collage Diva

Designs by Blanche said...

What a wonderful Adventure! Love it! Sarah is a sheer delight!

Thanks so much for having us - please drop by for a visit when you can!
♥♥♥
-Blanche

Victoria Sayer said...

Thanks for sharing your doggie tale about Mad Tea. I think Sarah looks fabulous in her pink feather boa.(please tell her I said so)
Please come and visit me for some more Mad Tea, in the Secret Enchanted Forest at:
http://greenandwhitegarden.blogspot.com/2010/06/mad-tea-party.html

~Vicki.

D.Suplicki said...

Oh, what an adventure Sarah had! I love everything about your tea party post, it's so unique and charming. :)

perhaps you'd care to share some tea with me?

Marit said...

I'm so glad you found the way to the tea at last!!! I hope you will have many more visitors and if you want to look around at another party... I'll gracefully welcome you to my tea party

Whisperings 13 said...

Sarah just beautiful! and what a day of adventures she has had!
So glad she made it to tea!

Have a madly spectacular day!

Waterrose said...

Wonderful adventure and Sarah is such a sleuth to have found the Mad Hatter.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a spectacular set of enchanting photographs to accompany a delightful story. Your digital collages are so unique and beautiful. So nice to meet you.

Happy Mad Tea.

karen

Maggi said...

~*~*~*Hip hip hurray it's Tea Party Day!*~*~*~

What an adventure she had, thanks for taking us along!

Thanks for having me at your tea party! if you haven't been already, you're cordially invited to my mad tea party! Have yourself a mad sort of day! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

THIS is SOOOOOO cute! I adore Sarah, and please tell her we loved how she dressed up in her boa just for the tea party! LOL! Very clever post. I loved it and all of the creatures who helped her find the hatter!

Happy Tea Party to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Deborah said...

Oh so sweet! Intriguing I might add, trying to figure out the special effect! No matter, I had a lovely visit. **blows kisses** Deb

Chatelaine said...

Your dog is so sweet! And I love all the photos of the animals she encountered. Nice twist for the tea party.

Thanks for stopping by my party too.

Brook said...

Sam and I loved your tea party! It was truly magical. We hope you will come to our tea party as well!

Keepsake's Crafts said...

Wonderful Adventure! Love all the shots of your precious puppy... lovely, just lovely!

Kathy said...

Oh! This was good!!!!!!!!! Loved the story and the tremendous pictures. Very well done and charming!! Ta-ta Kathy

Sarah said...

What a cute Sarah! I love her name! ;-)
Thanks for sharing your charming party. It was fun!
Glad you stopped by for a cup of tea here! ~ Thanks ~
~ Another Sarah

Rhonda Roo said...

LOL Sarah does look as though she is thinking the feather *must* go in that last frame!

and i love how she met different critters from the run of the mill tea party peeps-i mean a camel and a goat for petie's sake? !? Awesome.

Pleasure to meet your acquaintance. Methinks i will be back!

Lovely partying to you~
XoXo Rhonda Roo

Cameron said...

That was an absolutely delightful story...Sarah is quite the pretty young heroine :)

Thank you for having me over!

Wendy said...

Thank you for taking me on such an adventure. It was so much fun. I loved all the creatures that we met on the way, and Please do stop by and have a cup of tea or two.
Have a Mad and Curious day..Wendy from Wonderland
http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/

Anthropomorphica said...

What an enchanting tea party!! I have fallen in love with Sarah and the stroppy goat ;)
So much fun, thank you!!!!

Thank you for your comment on my mad tea too:)

julietk said...

As I start at the bottom, being an unconventional person and I hope it gives those last on the list a little lift to be first for a change :-) Wonderful animal photos How clever you are :-) I invite you to my party too.

Sylvia Smiser said...

I loved Sarah's adventure! Thank you for sharing her and all the wonderful creatures along the way. If you have time you are invited to come to my tea party at anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com
Thank you,
Sylvia

NeereAnDear said...

What fun.... I adore all your creatures....!!

Puppy is adorable...

do come see my little fairy puppy too

JO

slommler said...

What a delightful tea party you are having!! And amazing creatures!! Love the photos!
Come visit mine if you have time?
Hugs
SueAnn

TesoriTrovati said...

What a charming pup (makes me miss my old schnauzer Madison) and what a clever tail (I mean, tale!)!
Come visit my party post for a chance to win. http://treasures-found.blogspot.com
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Excuse me for being so fashionably late...I hope you will not be irate. Your tea party was fun - it shined like the sun! Such sweet furry hosts - minus the spider, of course. If you have not already done so, I'd be honored if you would sit a spell with me~for tea...http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-mad-tea-party.html
Sincerely, Theresa (aka The White Queen)

Melissa said...

Beautiful! Thank you for having me to your tea party, I had a wonderful time! I love your pics and story. I also really love the goat!

Happy Tea Partying!

dellamarinis said...

What a marvelous menagerie of animals! So cute what you've done here!

MARLOU B. said...

Lovely story and really nice photos!
Thank you so much for sharing.

Scrap Vamp said...

Thank you for the trip through Wonderland!

Cosmic Goddess said...

What a great adventure for a gorgeous dog :)

Please stop by my blog if you fancy a cuppa and a slice of the Queen of Hearts’ Strawberry Tart…
http://cosmicgoddessblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/were-all-mad-here.html

Celia said...

I'm a little late in visiting but I'm glad I found you.....this was a great story! I had a tea party too....but I still haven't gotten around to ALL of the other tea parties!