Down the Wishing Well

Hello Gals!!!!
and lads too, if they happen to be joining in the fun
Well instead of being late
I'm early to this years Mad Hatter Tea Party.
It's a little awkward being the first to arrive
but with such mad company
I am sure to think it should be just as awkward to arrive fashionably late
Don't you?

I must say...
the route one must take to arrive at such a destination
is quite extraordinarily preposterous
I practically fell into a wishing well!

The company is MAD of coarse!
What more could you expect?

Such terrible manners too...
their mothers should be ashamed!

There is small chit chat
nothing more than the octave of a country mouse

And enough sweets and treats to fill one large cat
or to satisfy the appetite of a walrus perhaps?

I'm always so in awe of the Mad Hatter's fine taste

Each afternoon
exactly at noon
(or at-least that's what his watch always says)
He serves tea until a quarter to 3
and then he start all over again and
everyone move one seat to their left.
Oh what a splendid time I'm having
how about you?

Would you like another cup or two of tea?
No, you think you've had enough,
you've gone around the table twice
and sat in every chair thrice?
well I don't think your math quite matches up...

Perhaps you got too much pepper in your nose
when you visited that crazy old duchess?
oh, did you hear?
the duchess must go to court today
seems she did something to upset the Queen!

You haven't met the queen?
oh, well you better be careful!
And hold your tongue
she seems to have a likeness to heads
and not in a pleasant kind of way
Oh my it is getting late...
I have enjoyed all of your company so much.
Make sure you say hello to Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum
before you go,
they always amuse me so

Being silly is so much fun!
Thanks for stopping by
I hope you have just as many crazy and mad adventures as I!

~Chelsea Ann

The artwork was created especially for today...
take a peak in my shop if you like
you will find these and many more


Anonymous said...

okay, so I am away on vacation and I am not suppose to be on the computer per my family's request, however I spotted your most delicious and amazing artwork and had to pop over for a peek and a spot of tea, for it is a tea party. Oh my goodnesssss!!! Chelsea Ann you have really out done youself this time, I mean eveything is absolutely wonderfully wonderful!!! The tea party is so perfectly whimsical and beautiful and your artwork for the occasion has sent me over the Cheshire cat moon! Just spectacular my dear, thanks for the invite to such a special unbirthday tea party!

Chelsea Ling said...

I looooooove the alice in wonderland art! adorable and amazing.

sassypackrat said...

Love the art! The tea party wa amazing too, such surreal images! You might want to consider making prints of those. Can't wait to see what you do next!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What a wonderful "Tea Party" indeed!

Stay Cozy & Mad, Carrie

Pink Trees and Sunshine said...

Oh, my goodness~~too adorable for words!!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Chelsea Ann~ ~ ~OMG you painted those pictures? They are amazing. You have so much talent. Your wedding pictures are lovely you look like a princess. Sorry I have been out of touch. Illness with the in-laws and responsibility fell to us. Very busy. Talk soon~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

StickyKitten said...

Aw, what cute artwork, Chelsea! I love your teaparty picutres!!

Oh, and I am doing a GIVEAWAY over at my blog! You should check it out:

Have a happy weekend!!

apparentlyjessy said...

What a glorious mad tea party Chelsea Ann! I adore the amazing prints you made for the occasion, and am forever a fan of your dress up photos!
The prints of Alice with the White rabbit, and the one with Mad Hatter, March Hare and they are really special!

I am yet to arrive at the Mad tea party, but I am sure you will like what I have to share when I do! :)
x Jessy

Sabii Wabii said...

Well what a treat to be able to visit! I'm so glad to have been invited to the party. I too am fashionable early! Stop on by altough I don't have as much food as you!

Chrisy said...

Wow this is fabulous...Gorgeous pics! Thank you for letting me drop by...Please come on over for a visit to my mad tea party for fun, games and giveaways!

Rose said...

What a lovely tea party, you look gorgeous in the photos, I love the dresses!
Your prints are fantastical! I love them, theyre so original too. I cant wait to visit everyone elses tea party photos :) so exciting!


Deborah said...

Wonderful! I LOVE your artwork! Amazing. Thank you for this delightful tea. Do come see me...but watch out for Alice...
**blows kisses** Deborah

Vanessa said...

Oh I am loving your tea party very much so :)

Cate said...

Chelsea, I love love LOVE them! You did such a wonderful job! I can't wait until I get a chance to check them out in person.

fawndear said...


So happy to find another Pacific Northwest attendee at the Party. I enjoyed myself tremendously! Your artwork is adorable!

parasols and maryjanes said...

Precious little people. Your artwork is wonderful. Thank you for a lovely tea party!
Come to visit us too!

MagicMarkingsArt said...

what a fabulous find ~ such a crazy and cute combination ~ i totally enjoyed my visit.

Mermaid Queen said...

What beautiful art you've created! Thanks for the tea!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you for allowing me to partake at your party! Your artwork is most beautiful! Have a nice day! Twyla

bada*blingg said...

Oh My!!!! Your art is simply adorbs! Thank you for letting me peek in at your tea!! Please feel free to stop by my place anytime & grap a fairy cake or two.... or threee.....

Karen Valentine said...

What a perfectly lovely tea party party you have thrown!!! (I loved your pics)

My Desert Cottage

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

What a splendid party! Your whimsical illustrations are perfection. Stop by my party when you get a chance.

Mosaic*Queen said...

Lovely Tea Party!!!!!!!!!!!


KayEllen said...

Chelsea you party is divine!!!
What yummy goodies you have to share...thankyou for the spot of tea too!


slommler said...

What a wonderful Tea Party you are having!! So perfect!!!! And your goodies look scumptious!
Hope you will visit my party as well.

Runako Designs by Dee said...

cute cute cute, thanks for having your tea party, I really enjoyed. so much fun and so many lovely guest, looking forward to bumping into you later.

katydiddy said...

loving the illustrations! such talent!

Cindy said...

love your tea party!:)

Jorgelina said...

Hi Chelsea!!
What a wonderful Tea Party!!
I love the alice in wonderland art!

Pretty Things said...

Oh that was just wonderful!

I hope you'll stop by my Tea Party and see what I'm decking out all the party-goers in!

Sarah said...

I had such a delightful time meeting you and all your lovely characters! Beautiful creations and artwork. Also, your dog is just special!
Sarah :)

inge said...

Hello Chelsea Ann,

I like the photos of your party, especially the one with you and your girlfriend at the table eating sweets... I like the composition and the colors you used.
Your drawings are perfect for a childrens book ! Really nice. I bookmarked you so I can find you again in the coming weeks to discover more of you...

greetings from Belgium

PS : I have a sweet recipe on my party...

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

What beautiful photos! You and your cohorts look to be having a ball! Adore your sweet illustrations!

somepinkflowers said...

i am ever~so happy
i popped in here
because i really
your socks and
pink bike!


do drop by my place
for a visit
and help me get ready...
i am running a bit late
on my garden wall...!


{{ bring
some of those cookies,
why don't cha? }}

Linda said...

Great Party Terrific art, do drop by Lindax

Maggi said...

What a wonderfully whimsical tea party! The tea was delicious and I so enjoyed attending! Thank you for hosting a lovely day!

You're madly invited to my tea party, I do so hope you can drop by! (If you haven't already! lol :)

Gourdqueen said...

OH what a fun party!

LiLi M. said...

I love your artwork! Nice to meet you. Of course I should be having plenty of Time to stay here, but somehow I cannot find it...;-) So I'm off wishing you a lot of mad tea parties today, tomorrow and the rest of the week!

Heather said...

Wow your blog is just beautiful!

Chickenbells said...

How sweet all the art is...and it was a Mad time I've had here! Thank you so much for letting me stop by!!!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous party!! Had a wonderful time :D
Your artwork is lovely!

Happy Party Hopping


Shell said...

A beautiful and magical party. A lavish tea party with gorgeous treats and the artwork is luminous.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my goodness Chelsea Ann, Your party is so fun! And I love the prints you've made. So, so cute!

valerie said...

looks like i missed the party! i'm glad you took photos :) i've been out of town for two weeks and just got back last night. what a surprise to find a package from oregon! thank you so much chelsea... truly appreciated! curtis' band is playing in portland on july 20th. i'm really trying to figure out a way to visit your beautiful state. soooo, if it works out this time, maybe we'll meet in real life! imagine that :)

i looooove your illustrations!

TattingChic said...

What a lovely tea party! Thanks for letting me drop by! The treats were delish! :)

HurricaneKassi said...

Thanks for posting.I quite enjoyed that. Especially your outfits. beautiful artwork.

Cori G. said...

Your pictures and art work are such delightful little confections...I think I'm having a sugar rush and that's ALWAYS A GOOD THING!!!!

Thank you for the wonderful tea!!!

oxxo Cori

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Positively delightful photos! Thank you for the tea. I had a marvelous time.

Sending fairy wishes for a .•*˙˙*•.magical.•*˙˙*•. day!

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie
The Artful Paper Doll

megan v said...

Wow!!! What an amazing party I have just attended!! Thank you for being such a lovely hostess. Your photographs are fantastic and your illustrations.... OH MY GOD CUTE!!! :)
I'm excited to have found a new blog to read - I'll be coming back!
Thank you for the spot of tea, my dear!

*retro-rudolphs* said...

I had a wonderful time!! Your artwork is gorgeous!!

Thanks for the party invite too.


A Fanciful Life said...

Such fantastical photos! I enjoyed attending your tea party today - you put on a great party. :-)
Sharon (the garden fairy) said...

Miss Precious CHelsea Ann!! One day, I will be there in the flesh to party with yoU!!!! You are the ALice Queen!! xoxo, V

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so glad I went through the WHOLE list of party givers! I LOVE your art and would love to spend time on your blog. Your banner is perfect! Please visit me, too!

mendytexas said...

Such fun photos! I had a great time at your tea party. Yummy goodies! I can't thank you enough for inviting me. :)mendy

Renee said...

Such magic and you and your pal look fantastic.

You have a beautiful blog.

Renee xoxo

creative breathing said...

You've got your creative voice now Chelsea Ann, I can hear it all the way in Ohio. Time for a children's book! YOU are the character. Your whimsical personality suits a story. Your drawings are all so lovely. I am so honored to own one myself! Elizabeth

Kat said...

Sorry I'm late! Your illustrations are wonderful,and I love all your photos, pure magic! I want a pink beach cruiser! and every single dish and plushie that you own, and! and! Those knee socks. Okay, really now, I'll stop being so jealous. What a great blog to end this fabulous tea party on.

i cant sew said...

what a great party!!! i spotted one of effunias day i will own one too. your art is so sweet, i sould imagine your art as wall decals to brighten a girls room!

What Happens Next said...

Oh, my... your party was just wonderful !! A feast for the eyes.

I'm so glad I stopped by!!!

xo Debbie

Mo'a said...

I am late I know...had Tea Party guests to take care of...I see there are still some treats.
What a beauty you are and your wardrobe is amazing. Your friend is a beauty in her own right also.
Lovely art. I am glad I came.

fairiemoon said...

What fun illustrations! But I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way you have decorated your abode! So whimsical! Such fun. I am so glad I decided to go to the bottom of the list!

A very Merry Unbirthday!
Erin :)

Lanimoz said...

*:*:*:Make and make-believe! Tea parties are better on day three...don't you agree?!!*:* *:*What a delightful fete!! Pip pip!!*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*: *:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Anonymous said...

Aaaawwww this is soooo cute. And you and your girlfriends get to dress for the event. Everything looks so yummy. My fave is your centerpiece :-)

Jen said...

Beautiful art! It is so curious that these Mad Tea Parties are still going strong! I've yet to clean mine up, so please feel free to follow me back down the rabbit hole to Haute Whimsy before life goes back to simply mundane!

Stéphanie said...

That's so sweet !

Rhonda Roo said...

Wowie zowies, i am so glad i have forgone sleep to keep partying! What an absoutely lovely blissful wonderfully joyous with just a wee bit o mischief tea party!
You are going straight to my twinklestars list, as I have found a new place to visit probably way too much!
LOVELY to meet you!!

TesoriTrovati said...

Your artwork is delightful! Such a great party! I finally made it to the end of the list...WOOHOO! And such a great note to end with. I will be checking out your drawings...remind me of Joan Walsh Anglund (my mother's favorite).
I am still tea-partying! I am holding a giveaway of my own to keep the party rolling. Please come by and say hi at

Enjoy the day!

Christy said...

That's the sweetest tea party! Your artwork is amazing!

msartist said...

What a fun party. Sorry I am late.
The illustrations are amazing.
The kettle is still on at my party if you want to stop by. Theresa

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Such a wonderful and fun Tea Party and you are just sooo gorgeous in your party finest.Thank you for such a lovely party and the pictures are something special!
Kiss Noises Linda

Anonymous said...