Saturday, June 27, 2009

Second Annual Mad Tea Party.

Late? Late? What are you talking about, you funny little rabbit.


About this^ of course!
Don't you remember that you were almost the first to sign up when Vanessa invited you? It was May 18th. You were thinking that you would have plenty of time. Remember?

Of course I do. But how is it possible that I don't have anything ready for a blogpost yet?
'Aren't you supposed to be white?' I asked the rabbit to avert him a little.

Look at the flyer; Is that rabbit white?
and look at this:

My dear LiLi and other readers:
It doesn't matter what color the rabbit is, the story remains the same. I reveal another secret: neither should it matter to you my friends what color anybody has.

Now look at this again:

Yes, we shall be too late, Vanessa and the others will be sooo disappointed..the rabbit took his little hanky:

Whoooohoooo that poor Vanessa!

'Ah don't be silly', I replied, 'Vanessa is still asleep. We are having Saturday, but she is still having a groovy Friday Night.'

Don't you know:

Ah! What about time?

Time is a concept. It is hard to realize, but we people invented time. Before the 12th century the medieval western person didn't know the clock. Of course there was a concept of time; Every day a new day started, followed by an afternoon, an evening, a night. The seasons were following each other back then too. After 4 seasons it all started again. Time was like a circle. Life was a cycle. It was after inventing a clock that the time concept became linear: 9 pm today never comes back.

Time is an agreement: we have decided that it is 8.00 am over here, the minute I'm writing this down. It is 11.00 pm on the previous day, where Vanessa lives. That's an agreement too.

What I want to say is that you don't have to be in a rush all the time. Time traveling is possible nowadays; I can hop on a plane and save time, but you really don't save time that way. Just spend your time wise. As you think is wise. Time was invented to make life easier, to make it possible to make appointments. Don't let that agreement take over your life. Like they do at the Mad Hatters tea party, where it is always tea time, because the clock says so.

Let's spend some precious Time at the other guests at Vanessa's Mad Tea Party.

'Take some more tea!'

Sorry, geen Nederlandse vertaling dit keer; geen TIJD! hihihi.


vosgesparis said...

nou ja was je op de Noordermarkt gisteren?? Ik heb bijna de hele middag daar rondgehangen bij t stalletje op de hoek tegenover cafe de winkel tssss

Janine said...

hahahaha, opzij, opzij opzij, maak plaats, meid ik lig in een deuk, wat heb je dit leuk gedaan, wist niets eens dat je ook nog kon tekenen, die eerst ben jij natuurlijk :))))), en die rabat, dat had ik al bij het eerst fototje door, toen had ik niet eens verder gelezen, dus...... missie geslagd, wit of geen wit. Beidewei, welke smaakjes hebben de theetjes??? ;)) Ika had n;l graag sinaasappelthee. Beiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, LV jeany

lia said...

Jee, wat heb je dat grappig gedaan. Zit met een grote smile achter mijn lappie. Maar nu moet ik echt TIJD maken voor die enorme stapel wasgoed.

Fijn weekend.
groetjes Lia

LW said...

You are my first stop today and I have so many places to be…
What a wonderful and wise little rabbit you have to remind us all to take time
to smell the red painted roses and use our days with care.

Off I go on my small spotted donkey to drink more tea and party along …

Have a good day my dear friend,


Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva said...

fun abounds...i am having my tea by the sea...with flowers in my hair...come join me...hugs, rebecca/cre8tiva

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Wonderful!!! Blessings.

Lori said...

LiLi, what a great post...the wee bunny is totally adorable...even if he worries a bit too much:) i hope you are having {or had} a great weekend!!!

rochambeau said...

Good morning LiLi!
Wonderful post! Nice little bunny too!
It's fun to have an all around the world Mad Tea where any time is the right time!
Also, interesting to read about the history of time. I don't wear a watch, do you? I bet not.


Rhonda Roo said...

Awww, so sweet! *Love* the creativity here, so cute! A great place
Thank you! xoxoxoxox

Pretty Things said...

CUTE! Sweet little bunny, he'll have a special cake just waiting for him!

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

Charmed Life said...

So adorable! I hope you have a delightful day. Thank you for popping by my blog and for your sweet comments! I love all the pretties you post about. It looks like we both love vintage children's toys and books. Love your banners too, so beautiful.
Happy Day!


Elyse said...

the bunny is so cute! have fun!


Saucy said...

Time is an agreement but unfortunately for me time and I have agreed not to get along very well or I would not have these wrinkles around my eyes.

Lovely tea party post!

bluemuf said...

Lili, I love your sweet little bunny. What a delight way to look at time. Thank you.

Happy Mad Tea Party Day


Anonymous said...

Cute little Bunny !
Je suis en retard ! Je suis en retard...

☆☆☆ HappY MaD TeA PartY ☆☆☆

kana said...

Thanks to your white bunny for true words of wisdom!

Chickenbells said...

Oh that silly concept of I am truly confused! I am on the same time as our dear Vanessa (seeing as I live just up the hill from her) which is an agreement I'm sure, somewhere...kisses to the almost white rabbit!!

A Fanciful Life said...

You are so right about time - we need to take more time to relax!

Sharon the garden fairy

Betty said...

I'm just glad I took the time to stop and visit today! What a fun post!

Maggi said...

What a perfect post about time! I love the little not-so-white rabbit!

You're madly invited to my tea party, I do hope you'll stop by (if you haven't already of course)! :)

Marina Capano said...

Just Beautiful post!
Happy Mad Tea Party!

You're invited to my tea party


Jeanette said...

wat ben je toch ook een geweldig mens. het koste me wat energie om alles te lezen (je weet mijn engels is niet zo best) maar heb de moeite wel even genomen. en dan die tekeningen erbij!! je kan wel stripboeken gaan maken! ja..mijn lachspieren zijn weer getraind;-))

Betzie said...

Very wise message and a cute story with your little bunny...and no, his color doesn't matter at all.
Happy Tea Party Lili!

Theresa said...

Happy tea party day! Glad I stopped by ~Theresa

natalea said...

fun take on fun LiLi! Cute little bunny tear! xo natalea

Unknown said...

That is cute... I love how you made up the little story!

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! I always enjoy your visits to my blog! Thank you! :)

Linda said...

Great Party, sweet little Rabbit, do drop by our party if you have time. Lindax

APO (Bem-Trapilho) said...

hello Lili! thanks for you visit to my blog Bem-Trapilho. But I have another blog ( whish is translated in english, maybe you prefer it. it's a more generalist blog, but I also show there most of my crafts.
big hugg :)

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Great post... I love your sensible little bunny!

Victoria xx

Deborah said...

Wipe that little tear drop up and join the party! That was delightful! Do stop in for tea with Alice and me!

Chrisy said...

A kiss to this sweet bunny! Thank you so much for having me at your whimsical place. Come on over to my party - if you haven't quietly crept in already....

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour Lili!

I am sooooooo impressed with your blog and your art! Oh there is so much fun and creativity to be had by all and for all! Blessings to you dearest, Anita

Shell said...

A sweet bunny and good reminder on how we should view time.

Christine said...

I can relate to your post on time as it is always on my mind..which is sort of worrisome. I had to laugh at your comment about thinking we had plenty of time back in May..funny how I was shooting my night time shots at 12:30 this morning!! It never occurred to me that I've been the while rabbit this week and in the recent appropriate:) HAPPY Mad PARTYING!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Such a cute post Lili!! I hope you are having a lovely time at the tea. ;)) xo Heather

Kathy said...

I loved your post...and I loved the true!

Unknown said...

This post is totally adorable. I think that your post for the Mad Hatter Tea is truly the most enchanting.

Today was my daughter's High School graduation party. So, just like White Rabbit, I am late for this very important date to visit everyone's tea!

Happy Mad Tea Party, Karen

Dee said...

wonderful post..thanks for reminding me how important it is to slow down!

You’re invited to please visit stop by and visit my party where we’re having a tea of a time!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you for being such a gracious hostess! I've had a wonderful time! Have a magical weekend! Twyla

apparentlyjessy said...

A lovely tea party post, and thank you for the reminder to relax!


apparentlyjessy said...

A lovely tea party post, and thank you for the reminder to relax!


Just A Girl said...

Ah yes! The concept of time...sometimes it can be a maddening thing!!! If there were no clocks I would always be on time ;-). Happy Un-Tea Party Day!!! I too am LATE!!!

xoxo Cori

Renee said...

Loving your observations on time.

Renee xoxo

Unknown said...

Interesting concept of time and your bunny is so sweet! I'd love for it to be tea time here all the time :)

Sandy xoxo

A Fanciful Twist said...

Lovely sentiments. Stop and breathe and enjoy the moment, are perfect thoughts to share!!! I love the color older things take!

Thank you for a delightful visit, so cute, love your written messages too ;) ;)

Happy Mad Tea party!!

Miss Marple said...

*Grinnik*, ik zit hier geheel ontspannen lekker rustig jouw blog te lezen en heb de hele dag naar jouw motto geleefd; Relax...

Ik wens je een heel ontspannende start in de nieuwe week! - Irma

FrenchGardenHouse said...

cutest ever post. It DOES get a tad confuzzled when visiting over the ocean, doesn't it? Hope you had fun having tea, with white, brown or whatever color rabbits.:)

xo Lidy

Lanimoz said...

*:*:*:Make and make-believe! Tea parties are even better the second day!*:* *:*Time is for churchmen and bankers...tea is for me!!*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*: *:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

fawndear said...

Sorry I'm late. I just escaped from my own mad party.
Thank goodness for time travel I didn't miss your enchanting party.

Marja Rijnsburger said...

Ik heb me na onze vakantie voorgenomen om eens te proberen 1 ding tegelijk te doen. En ik moet zeggen dat het nu twee weken later nog steeds lukt. Niet op het gebied van creatief bezig zijn want ik kan niet aan 1 dinge tegelijk werken daar moet ik afwisseling in hebben. De 400 granny's zijn klaar en ik ben ondertussen begonnen met het in elkaar zetten van de sprei maar ondertussen ook al begonnen aan de volgende in heel ander kleuren. Wat heeft dat nu met je post te maken ??? Eigenlijk alles want dat haken van die blokjes is echt relaxing to do. Ik vind je post weer geweldig wat een fantasie heb je.
Ik wens jou en je gezin een fijne ontspannen week.
Lieve groetjes Marja

Brigitta said...

Wat heerlijk om hier weer even bij te lezen gelukkig had ik maar 2 posts gemist ;-)
Alice in Wonderland is het favoriete verhaal van mijn dochter, we hebben ooit eens een uitvoering van het verhaal van "Opus One"gezien, erg indrukwekkend. Mooie woorden over het concept "tijd"ook.

lieve groetjes en geniet van het mooie weer!

Anonymous said...

Wow...that makes me really really late for this fabulous party since you are a half a day ahead of matter. :) I had a wonderful time. Have a super great week. ~ Lynn

Jeanette Nord said...

Dearest Lili!
Well spoken! So true! My vacation is coming up and I intend to spend it very wisely.....on lots of mad teaparties and such! Wish you lived closer then you could pop by.... What laughs we could have!

Take care

Boxwood Cottage said...

Hi LiLi!

I know I'm much too late ha ha but after what I read about time I'm totally relaxed and will not apologize.

I also loved what you said about color that should not count, not for animals and not for people, so true!!!

Sending you warmest wishes from Boxwood Cottages mad tea party!

xoxo Carola

Kim-Fille de Fleur said...

Nice to meet you Lili, very clever post and thought provoking. I like the changing banner you have also. I will be back and thanks for welcoming me it is great to meet so many people with all different perspectives. I love it!

Maija said...

Lovely tea party Lili! Thank you!

casa nostra said...

wat heb je dit weer leuk bedacht! wat ik nog niet van je wist is dat je ook nog kan tekenen.
misschien wordt het wel tijd om eens een boekje uit te geven.
maar nu eerst maar wat genieten van de prachtige zomerse avonden, dat boekje kan in de winter ook nog wel.

Unknown said...

I'm glad you visit my blog. Your's so nice, too.Would you follow me, because I'm afraid to lost your blog.

Jen said...

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 mundane!

Anonymous said...

Too much fun!!! And I am going to take your advice and Relax!
Happy Party Hopping


María Elena said...

Hi Lili, I don't arrived on time, but also I like to drink a cup of tea. Lovely post.

Heidi said...

Hey you, crazy woman!
Volgens mij ben jij zo gek als een deur!! hahaha
Ik had veel in te halen maar heb me opperbest vermaakt!
Die tekenening van jezelf lijkt nog ook! hahaha
grtjzzzz H

Heidi said...

Zie je, nu kan ik al niet meer schrijven ( tekening), dat komt er nu van, van al die meligheid! said...

Time management is my downfall. I'll try to listen to the bunnie's advice!

Anonymous said...




Erika Kotite said...

Hi Lili of the Netherlands, I enjoyed wandering through your blog today. What a joy--I especially loved the Halloween garland you made. Paper cutting delights me. You personify Blissful Blogging and I will come back again and again, tea cup in hand.