Monday, March 12, 2007

It's a party!

Ever since starting my blog, I have always hoped and dreamed about having a tea party with all of my blog friends. How fun would it be to sit down together and let our creative minds converge. Imagine the conversations we would have! Well, I’ve decided on the next best thing…EVERYONE is invited..spread the word!
Spring Fling (virtual) Tea Party
at ArtsyMama’s “house”
Wednesday, March 21st

This is how it will work. On Wednesday the 21st, nine days from now, around 9 am CST I will post here, signaling the beginning of the party, here on my blog! Show up whenever you can, whatever time zone you’re in. This allows for everyone to stop by at some point that day. If you want to come (and please do, the more the merrier!) all you have to do is post something tea related on your blog on THAT DAY. If you don’t have a blog, send me the post and I’ll post it here. Ideas for your post include anything you might contribute to the party (food, tea, cups, teapots, etc.), you in your party outfit, a tea related collection or art, or a story about your favorite tea drinking experience. Once you’ve posted, please leave me a comment on that day and I will then add a link to your site on my tea party post. Then other participants can visit your blog, you'll meet lots of new friends and the party will be smashing!

After the huge score I got yesterday (see last post) on vintage china, I will have plenty for you all to join me. I will have lots of treats and plenty of eye candy! You can wander around my house and take a look at all the amazing spring swap goodies I've been recieving. We may even do a spring craft together. You’ll just have to show up HERE and see!

Will you join me to usher in the new season with some tea and festivities? Hope so! When you comment here, please let me know what country (and state, if applicable) you are in so we can see how far everyone is "traveling". Thanks:)

66 comments:

Beth said...

ohhhh....how fun !!!
That's the day I start packing for our spring break vacation, but I'll make time to sit a spell and have a spot of tea with you !!!

I will see you on the 21st....

gudrun said...

Oh, this sounds so fun!! I'll LOVE to come. :-)

dawn said...

Thanks for the invitation - can't wait to come!

http://ohsopretty.typepad.com/oh_so_pretty/

dawn said...

BTW, I live in North Carolina.

Hagit said...

Oh, so much fun! I'll be there, all the way from Israel! ;)

mosaic queen said...

I will try to be there from Chandler, Arizona!
How Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!

debbie said...

This does sound fun!!! I'm looking forward to having a cuppa with you from here in Virginia!

Heather said...

Oh what a grand idea. I will drop in for sure.

tricia stirling said...

wonderful. i'll be there with glittery bells on!

stephanie said...

Thank you for the invite!! I would love to join you for tea!

I'll be joining from Colorado....

Jeanne said...

What a fun idea! I am marking my calendar right now!

Lilli said...

I'll be visiting Michelle that day, but maybe we'll pop in for a spot of tea :)

Dawn said...

Kari, you are such a genius! I love this idea and can't wait for the party to start. I haven't had a tea party in oh so long! You really are a doll to invite us all...thanks!

Ellen Prinsen said...

Yes I love to join, I'll just come in a little later because at that time I'am working.
Hope you all are their when I arrive from the Netherlands.

jenny holiday said...

Fun Fun Fun! Thank you for the invitation!! : )

Can't wait to see everyone and everything!! : )

xoxo Jenny

BonnieRose said...
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longnecklady said...

I would love a spot of tea with you. I sent your package today.
xoxo~
Sue

Vickie said...

Sounds like fun. I'll be dropping in from Montana. Can't wait.

Laurie said...

Hi! I would love to attend! I'll be coming all the way from Brooklyn Park, MN! LOL! Thanks:)

MyMosaicMind said...

Fun idea! Can't wait! I haven't had a tea party since I was a little girl, so this will be fun! :-)

saffron said...

Hello,
I'd love to come to your party! I'm in California and most likely I can make it!
thanks-
saffron

Jill said...

Oohh...this sounds like such fun! I will get back in town just in time!

ShoezyCakes said...

What an extremely cool idea!! I collect tea pots, so that is right up my alley! How fun :) Thanks for your lovely invitation, I graciously accept!

AnastasiaC said...

fun fun!!
love that spring collage - so inticing!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love tea, AND making new friends~ I will be attending your party from California.

Thanks for inviting all of us. And, may I say, here in California you would NEVER in a hundred years get sooo much great stuff for 8 dollars. never. maybe I need to make an antiquing trip to where you live :)

I met Pam Garrison at Paris to the Moon, she introduced me to blogging! How fun, is there any time left to do anything else??? Please visit me sometime at
http://littlefrenchgardenhouse.blogspot.com/

Lidy

Gypsy Purple said...

I`m in....just keep on reminding...will diarise as well....
That is just the most devine day you had yesterday...what luck!!! I am amazed
And by the way...it is the most stunning piece you have created to announce the party...LOVE it!!!

Eminepala said...

Hi sweetie

ofcourse I will be in it...
You ALL ARE GOING TO TRAVEL TO THE NETHERLANDS FOR FREEEE LOL...

Have a wonderfull day
Emine

Ann(i)e said...

Oh I am SO IN!!!! Don't you know I love tea, I love tea pots (have huge collection, but they are in the garage somewhere....boo hoo) Will be at the party for sure!!!
XOXO

thesoulofhope said...

Oh what fun! I will be there!

Bonnie said...

Hi Kari
Blogger is finally letting me post! I will be there! Can't wait, I love tea parties!! In fact I already got started on making something to show for it! Can't wait to share on the 21st! And I'm coming from sunny South Africa!

pammc said...

I'll pop in when I can, as I work that day. I'm from Oregon.

BonnieRose said...

I see, a virtual tea party.. i will be 'there' for sure.. it's my day off.. can't wait to meet everyone else! hugs,

jillconyers said...

From someone with major Spring Fever...this sounds delightful! It's on my calendar! I'll be traveling from Cali.

jillconyers said...

I'm commenting again! My mom is a professional tea party planner. She plans teas from beginning to end down to the most amazing details. She is always on the look out for china. I can't wait for her to see your blog!

http://www.jillconyers.typepad.com/

juliecollings2003@hotmail.com said...

thanks for the invite, i already know what i'll be posting. . .
julie from utah

Monica said...

I love tea parties!! I'm marking my calendar right now!

m i c h e l l e said...

Hi Kari -- I am taking next Wednesday off as a vacation day so I should be able to join you and the gang! I have some nice tea cups and saucers that were my beloved MIL's so I'll bring those to share. Oh and maybe I'll make some biscotti to go with our tea! :-)

I'm in Portland, Oregon. See ya then!

Allison said...

Count me in Kari. It sounds very fun!

Sarah Louise said...

Wow! A party! and I have a week to get ready--I'll be coming in from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...

What a fun way to usher in Spring.

SL

Vicki C said...

Sound so fun! I'm planning to try to be here... From Nebraska

Nerissa said...

I am so excited for this. I'm going to my first tea this weekend. It's my sister's first baby shower. I'll post pics on the 21st. I'm also visiting my mom's and she's got a great vintage teacup/saucer collection. I'll get some pics of that too.
What a wonderful idea. Thanks for getting us all together!!
Nerissa

Cecilia said...

This sounds like a really good idea!
I've been reading your blog for a couple of months now and this will be a perfect opportunity to introduce myself.
I'm looking forward to Wednesday!

Cecilia said...

and I will be joining from Sweden..

lauren said...

Sounds so fun! I'll be there... no blog to post on, but I'll peek at everyone else's... great idea Kari!

lauren

Tricia Scott said...

hi kari, i would love to have a cup of tea with you. my daughter is excited so she will be joining us too.
i am getting your package out this morning. :)

Dee said...

Sounds fun! As a fellow MN I will be there! I am so envious that you are going to ArtFest!! Wow!

Vintage to Victorian said...

What a lovely idea. I'd love to come if I can. If I don't make it I hope you all have a wonderful time. I heard about your invitation from La Cabane de Violette.

mariebruxelles said...

It's a lovely idea. You can count me in!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hello!! Ohhh this is such a GREAT idea!!! SOOO fun!! I will participate for sure...I just started my blog this week and am having so much fun. I am so glad I happened to come to your site!

I will post a bit about it on my site too!

Heather :)

Natasha Burns said...

Thank you! What a lovely idea! I'd love to come, all the way from Australia!
See you then!
Natasha

The ParTea Planner's Blog said...

Oh goody, a tea party! It would be my pleasure to RSVP that I would be honored to join you from California. Thank you for the invitation...Risa

http://www.TheParTeaPlanner.blogspot.com

Sugar Bear said...

What a great idea! I'm coming from CT. I just started my blog (yesterday!).
http://sugarbeardesigns.blogspot.com

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Your tea party sounds fabulous! i'd love to join in!

HopHopJingleBoo said...

hello, found your lovely Blog thru glitter & grunge.. I am new to Blogs ..so looking at everyone's that i can find.. Love to come to the 'Tea Party', as a long time serious tea drinker since the age of 9! love to trade links and the swaps are interesting too..See you soon!

karla nathan said...

I would love to be a part of the tea party, what a lovely idea for spring!!! I am in Lawrence, KS and buds are just starting to pop up around here, I should be able to pick a branch of forsynthia for my tea table by then.

Great things to see on your blog, thanks!

karla nathan said...

I would love to be a part of the tea party, what a lovely idea for spring!!! I am in Lawrence, KS and buds are just starting to pop up around here, I should be able to pick a branch of forsynthia for my tea table by then.

Great things to see on your blog, thanks!

Jill said...

Oh goody!!! So excited to come to a tea party. Thank you for the invitation. I'm from Florida. See you tomorrow.

Jillybean said...

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Hanna said...

It sounds lovely, I'll check if I have any tea at home. Did you see the spring fling give away One world, one heart? please enter mine and tell the other participants of your tea party to do to. gifts is always nice at a party!

Sonia at C. Crafts & Collectibles said...

I will join you from North Carolina, Thank you for the invitation.

Erica said...

I would love to come! Thanks for the invite! I am from WA state.

Lynn said...

This sure sounds like a lot of fun! I'm up for a tea party! I will be attending all the way from Long Island, NY!

Sharon Mansell said...

I wish I could attend your tea party but I don't have a blog yet. My sister from Karla's Cottage (Karla Nathan) will keep me posted on the party. If there is anyway I can attend please let me know at smansell@eCommunity.com. Many Blessings for a successful and fun tea party!

Thierry said...

Hello, I come from Angers, in France, and I'm very happy to participate in ArtyMama's International Tea Party. It's a very great and funny idea !

Kim said...

I will try to post later this evening (after 7pm Eastern). What fun!!!

nicole said...

In a few minutes, I'll be drinking my favourite tea. I'm so pleased to participate to this party! thank you for this idea.
nicole from Niort in France