Saturday, June 18, 2011

Mad TEA Party invitation

On this warm summer day, Alice sits on her rocking chair on the wraparound porch.

She rocks to.

She rocks fro.

She rocks to.

She rocks...

And all the while she dreams of adventures.

When the sun is exactly overhead announcing the noon time hour, mmmm, yes, lunch time, a most dapper looking bunny scurries onto the porch and knocks on the front door in a hurried fashion.

Excuse me, sir, may I help you? Alice gets up from the rocking chair and approaches the bunny.


Sir is quite right!

I am Sir Dandy Bunny. (he tips his hat)

Are you by any chance a Miss Alice?
said the bunny.

Yes, sir. Alice responds in the most polite and proper young lady-like-kind-of-way.

I have come to deliver this. Sir Dandy Bunny proceeds to deliver an elegant envelope with a flourish that consists balancing on his hind legs with very grand front paw gestures that make Alice quite dizzy to watch.

When the envelope is finally placed in Alice's hand, she breaks the seal and finds this note...


YOU aRe InviteD

to a most delightful

Mad TEA Party

June 25, 2011

Sir Dandy Bunny stands thumping his foot upon the porch for a reply.

hmmmm said Alice.

Sir Dandy Bunny scrunches his mouth and wriggles his nose.

haaaaaaaaaaa said Alice.

Sir Dandy Bunny twitches his whiskers about.

errrrrrmm, Sir Dandy Bunny.

I was in attendance of the tea party last year and had the grandest time with the fairies.

WE drank tea and played all day long.

BUT, the Hatter did not show.

Can he...

Will he...

Be there???

Just then Sir Dandy Bunny's watchpocket emits a most dreadful and a most annoying beep-screech-eeeeek alarm.

Sir Dandy Bunny pulls out his timepiece to turn off the most offending sound.

OH dear! I must dash! he tsks, he turns and he is gone before Alice could twirl, hop, say shoo-be-dee-shoo-be-doo and wink.

Alice looks down at the invitation and goes back to her rocking chair to ponder...


Will YOU be there?

Sources say...

Hatter will there to serve tea!

--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of author ~--

by Daniel Coleman

Win a signed and numbered paperback
Win an ebook version!
(one winner for each)

Open to all.

Offer ends: June 30, 2011

TO DO: (3 parts)
1. Send me a link to a picture of a fanciful tea cup.

2. Tell me which version you would like print or ebook?

3. Attend and comment on the tea party post on June 25.

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)


Contest has ended - winner is here


Participate entries:

vvb likes this steampunky one...

AimeeKay's teacup~

Debbie's teacup~

Dogsmom's teacup~

Freda & MAD's teacups~

Jo's teacup~

Julie's teacup~

Karla's teacup~

krysykat's teacup~

Michelle's teacup~

Misha's teacup~

Pabkins' teacup~

Samantha's teacup~

Theresa's teacup~

Titania's teacup~


* go to the party here and meet the Hatter!

* image source artwork by doktor

* image sources of tea cups are in comments

* part of Virtual Mad Tea Party hosted by A Fanciful Twist


  1. Here is my teacup;

    I prefer print.

  2. Thought I'd stick with the Alice theme:

    I prefer print.

  3. Lovely! Found 1 on Etsy that is perfectly me..... (actually, found quite a few I would like).

    I also would prefer print, but e-book is fine, as well. Just happy to participate - and quite like the fierce-looking dandy bun.

  4. Eee, cuute! Sadly I will miss this event as I leave tomorrow for a two week work conference -- crazytimes!

  5. A rounding huzzah for tea parties - just the thing for summertime!

    And print is easier on my eyes, please & thank you.

    By the bye, I so pray there will be wee tiny cakes or some of those delightful butter & watercress sandwiches upon which to nibble?

  6. I love tea parties :)

    I love these tea cups

    I would prefer print

  7. I love this one, just maybe without the writing on the inside! :)

    I would prefer the print copy.

    and I will definitely won't be late this time! Promise!

  8. I love this one:

    I prefer the print copy.

  9. Here's my teacup! It's adorable!

    I would prefer a print copy. I can't wait for the tea party!

  10. What's better than a mad tea party? Nothing!

    Check out this unique tea cup:

    Please enter me for the print copy because it's so pretty! Thanks!


  11. Here is my tea cup pretty that I found you will love it! Print version of course!

    And I have already left a comment on your tea party post! Enjoy the rest of your day and perhaps join me for tea!

    tlabunski at gmail dot com

  12. Here is my teacup (I actually have a very similiar one)

    I would like the print version of the book.

  13. I really like this teacup cuz I like cherubs:)


    I would prefer the print version of the book.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!!

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  14. I am not much of a tea drinker but I do enjoy the lovely cups for other purposes.,r:19,s:111&tx=-205&ty=252 wow- that is a long link.
    I prefer print versions of books.
    I have commented on this yers party and saved last year's to visit soon.

    dosgsMom wismom works (at) gmail . com

  15. Let's try that link again!

  16. MAD and I had the same idea...
    Great minds think alike.


  17. How fabulous! Please count me in! Here is my cute tea cup :)
    I would like the print book.

    Thank you so much!


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