01 July 2009

Too Much of a Good Thing

"Too much of a good thing can be wonderful."
~ Mae West

Could there ever be too much of a good thing? {I didn’t think so.}

A Fanciful Feast for the Guests

The last time I had a tea party was for my daughter’s second birthday. And that was 6 years ago. So it was time to don the feathered chapeaus and bring out the finest china for a party like no other. {Found the tea party pictures! These are from 2003 when my darling daughter, the Tiny Dancer was just a wee two years old. I had to scan them at work to upload them since they were B.D. (Before Digital!)}

I had no idea what I was in for when I signed up with Vanessa. I just knew that it would be fun. And I was not disappointed. I was determined to reach every last one of the parties. It took me 5 days…but I did it! I tried to leave a comment on each of them, but if I missed a comment here or there, please know that I actually did stop by. I have to admit that I thought about giving up on that around “H” …but I realized that I was way down in “T” and I would hope that no one gave up before they got to me!

The Party Princess Herself...One Lump or Two?

And 92 comments (92?!!). That is way more than I have EVER had. And also, because of this, I have swelled the ranks of my followers to 112. Considering that I never thought I would have more followers than I could count on my hands, especially not 7 months after I started, is really quite extraordinary.
Teapot Cake

In the spirit of giving, I have decided to award the winner of my Mad Tea Party giveaway with not only a pair of luscious earrings in the color of her choice.

Happy Birthday Tiny Dancer (now she is 8!) with the Queen Mum

And the winner, chosen by random, number 70 from all comments: megan v

I stopped by her own Mad Tea party at Running Stitch. This young one (just turned 25) has a great sense of style and joy. She had all these wonderful frocks (including the most gorgeous ruffled one), a teapot necklace (sweet) and a peony clutch (luscious).

I will sharing all of your sweet comments with Miss Vanessa so she knows how very much we appreciate her magical world. Megan's favorite Vanessa Valencia print is "Strange Beautiful Lady - Carnivale"...and since I had an unprecedented amount of comments, I have decided that she should have a fanciful something from Miss Vanessa herself!
My favorites? The ones with the dimensional dresses made from old book paper. My daughter is especially fond of the Lantern Dance. I also have the Siren Finds Her Passion in my studio to remind me to never lose sight of the passion and the purpose behind what I do!

Congratulations, Megan! I will be in touch!

Many blessings to all of you as you journey through this holiday weekend. I wish you sparklers and cotton candy and parades and fun times with friends and family. And fireworks that light the night sky in a wondrous bouquet of fanciful flowers! Oh....and gratitude for those who serve our country and especially to their family and friends awaiting their return.

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Enjoy the day!


Lance said...

Hi Erin,
How exciting, and I think it just shows how much people connect with all that you're doing! You are doing some very wonderful and amazing things here on your site, and know that your words always move me in some way. Today, I'm drawn in by so much overflowing abundance that just pours out in all you're saying. I'm smiling, from deep inside...

stregata said...

Congrats on all your new followers! You do really deserve them, you know!
Have a wonderful day!

megan v said...

Oh my goodness!!! I'm so so excited to have won your giveaway! How lucky am I?????

Congratulations on the whopping number of comments and followers - you deserve it - you've got such a lovely blog!

Cindy said...

Congrats to Megan! I'm happy your Mad Tea Party event was a success! And the pictures of your daughter are just adorable. :-)

Satsuki Rebel said...

How on earth did you make that cake? What a great 3D kettle!

Satsuki Rebel said...

Ooops, pot, not kettle.

Chris said...

I love that cake, and why did you have to mention Cotton Candy. Now I want some.

Happy 4th of July!!!

rosebud101 said...

How fun is that? Did you have fun?

Anonymous said...

adorable pictures!

Thank you for coming to my Tea Party!


Anonymous said...

adorable pictures!

Thank you for coming to my Tea Party!


Lisa Crone said...

Oh my gosh, how fun! I completely agree, too much of a good thing is just a great thing!!


By the way, I'd love to see your 9-inch nails piece of jewelry you mentioned if you have a pic. Have a great holiday weekend!! Lisa C.

Chrisy said...

Such wonderful memories...how lucky we are to have little treasures in our lives....

Anonymous said...

You won my 'Mad Tea Party' giveaway...yay, please email me the two paper punches you'd like from either of my shoppes and your address. Thank you!!


Jamie :)

Jenners said...

Love the photos! Adorable!

And I see your blog has grown even more since you posted this so congrats ... I'm not surprised. You do good stuff here.

Susan Tuttle said...

that cake is such a delight -- looks so delicious too!



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