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The Mad Tea Party in the secret garden blog event

Frolic…  Whimsy…  Magic…

Childhood comes and then it’s gone before we’ve had the chance to understand the magic and pure joy of living every day just for the sake of fun.

Just as soon as you fall under a childhood spell, it’s broken and grown up life begins. There are mountains to climb, bridges to build and households to maintain.

 

 

This story got started the day Gi Gi decided that something in her life was missing.  She couldn’t quite put her finger on it but  something was definitely wrong. 

The days of endless tea parties and playing dress-up were gone and 

her day dreams had all been forgotten.

 

She needed to find the piece of herself that had been  lost in the midst of living? Where could she go for help and who would understand?

 Suddenly she heard a voice…

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“There is a place where dreams run wild and hope is free. Follow me to a far away land with magical spaces. This fanciful place can only be seen upon a return to the carefree mind of a child.”

 I must be brave, thought Gi Gi, she took a deep breath and let it out slowly before entering this secret garden of  magical characters and dreamy spaces.

 

She piered through the gate, while worries she might not fit in or be accepted filled her head with nonsense.

 

Don’t be afraid says little sister, Ra Ra we will enter the garden together, you and me. It’s time to forget the pressures of grown-up life and remember the days when you felt like a princess and your only worry was eating the icing before it melted. 

 

Gi Gi knew sissy was right so she checked her worries at the gate and entered the garden. This strange place of magic and whimsey filled her heart with pure joy.  For the first time since she could remember she was able to be herself , in this place where hearts were true and wishes granted. 

 This secret garden allowed both sisters to be themselves, to chase dreams, love unconditionally and wish til their heart’s content.

 Best of all, everyone in it was content to be themselves in a whimsical kind of way.

Nothing was too serious or uptight but fun-loving and free just like the days of her childhood.

The garden was full of surprises and laughter echoed from every direction.

Thank you, Dear Miss V, for providing a place where the cup is always full and our inner child runs free.

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click on the image below to begin your journey to the enchanted land of A fanciful Twist and join this year’s fantastical blog party with  almost 300 participants.

 This festival of madness has shown us the way to a land of magical dreams and fairy tale wishes.

Take it from Gi Gi- life is meant to be lived authentically with joy and whimsy, surrounded by people who are free to dream and live their lives with hope for the future.

 Enter her secret garden and

live every day the way it was meant to be- joyfull!

 

 

There’s no place like blogland!

xo-jj

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June 26, 2010 Posted by | lovers, me, photography, secrets, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Can you keep a secret?

The secret is almost out…

It’s time for the 3rd annual Mad tea party, join us this Saturday .

xo-jj

June 22, 2010 Posted by | confessions, Hello Miss Manners, me, rants | , , , , | 1 Comment

Mad Tea Party Tailgate and giveaway

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Are you ready to party? ? ?   Well put your party socks and dancing shoes on. It’s time for a little pre-party tailgate.

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 We’re celebrating along side the big bash at A Fanciful Twist with Miss Vanessa the party queen .

 

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I sent my party fairy to deliver the invitations. “Hey little one Don’t forget to stop by Deborah, Shell, Renee and Libby’s place.” Oh well she has the guest list.

 

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 It looks like our  the first quest has arrived. Love that skirt. Hmmm, I feel under-dressed. I think I know who those feet belong to.  Renee is that you in those red shoes?

 

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 Funky shoes, crazy legs and a fabulous dog. That has to be Deborah the Mid-life poet. I’d know those legs anywhere.

 

 

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  Join me  and the rest of the gang for a little cup of tea. Have you seen my rabbit?

 

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  Miss D  is helping herself  to the tea. I noticed that she’s trying to show up the hostess with a designer headpiece. I’m not surprised.

 

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 Hurry up before the cupcakes are gone. We’ll pretend not to notice the little frosting up her nose. It wouldn’t be fitting for a princess to be seen like that.

 

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All it takes is a little sugar before the guests get out of hand.

 

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 Yeah, I went all out for this party and hired the most expensive entertainment. Show tunes anybody?

 

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 I told you there’d be dancing!  Will you look at her over there. Shell  I know you like to dance but not on the piano please.

 

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It’s looks like some of the guests are getting a bit restless. It must be time for a goodbye tour.

 

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Goodbye Libby, goodbye everybody, thanks for coming. Now follow the little garden fairy over to A Fanciful Twist to join the celebration.

 

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I’m sending you with a little cupcake love to share with Miss Vanessa, she inspired this Mad party tailgate. You can’t miss her, she’s the one in the fabulous outfit covered in frosting. I hope her cupcake towers were a success. Come back when you have more time to chat.

Leave a comment and I’ll enter you in a magic fairy giveaway. Can you see her? Oh yeah, that’s right she’s magic. 

he hee-you’ll love her.

XO-junie

June 26, 2009 Posted by | me, photography, should be illegal, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 53 Comments