A Haunting Mad Tea Party

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  1. OH I am so LATE...I thought it was the 14th lol...*off with my head*. Lovely polite thank you letter my dears :D XXX

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    1. Well, you didn't look late at all. I saw you had the family ready to party.

      And yes, Drusilla's manners are impeccable. ;-D

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  2. Ha! "crimson, black and murder" are my "favorite colors" too!! ;) I am sooooooooooo enjoying the ongoing shenanigans at "Camp Cute, Creepy and (Quite Conveniently) Remote"!

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    1. Attention to details is such a virtue. ;-D

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  3. You bloody crazy woman, you :) It's a relief to know I'm not the only one dreaming of spooky creepiness at the height of bright summer. Happy Mad Tea!

    And I loved "Your lust is chronic".

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    1. I love it when you call me sweet pet names. ;-D

      Glad you loved the poem, there will be quite a few of those coming up.

      And I LOVED your post. Even got to see a bit of you face... and some leg, lol!

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  4. Yes, I love "Your lust is chronic" also! Ahhh, to be young and passionate again!

    And I love Yerba Mate.

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    1. I have a friend who is completely addicted to Yerba Mate. I can't think about tea without thinking of her. The same seems to be true about Drusilla. *hehehe*

      Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  5. "delightful maniac!" LOVE IT!! We've saved a seat for you at our Mad Tea Party, too! http://whatamberloves.com/2014/07/12/mad-tea-party-2014/

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    1. What's not to love about a maniac who can charm others with pure delight, right?

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  6. I love it!! I am a major lover of the darker things in life and THIS was such a fun start on my trip to all the Mad Tea Parties!
    I had a few scary fairies at my party, I think they'd love to hear more about this Drusilla...we'll have to look into this. Thank you again!!

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    1. Tell the fairies that I've written 3 or 4 short bits with Drusilla in them, and there is more to come!

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  7. Ha! I'm at a loss for words....more like...afraid to even say a word! I wouldn't want this scaredy cat to end up in a pot...or on a platter without my head! Thanks for the cuppa...I think ;)

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    1. Drusilla is a sweet thing. And I'm sure Cordelia would fix the most comfy of platters just for you. ;-D

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  8. Letters from Camp - Parents live for these! Drusilla is such a dutiful and courteous child.

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    1. Isn't she a perfect child? Trying to keep her mother at ease, drinking her blood warm... What else can a parent ask for. ;-)

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  9. You are so right that maniacal laughter and cholera are contagious.
    So grateful I only caught the laughter here.

    http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-fanciful-twists-7th-annual-mad-tea.html

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  10. EEEEEK! That is a tea party I won't soon forget! You, I wager, have the "Mad" part down better than any party I shall attend. :)
    Oh, I thought my dogs were going to eat the rabbit, but apparently his final spot was at your fete. ;)

    I went to a camp once, but it was much more horrifying than that. They made me sing. Out loud. ugh. :p

    Carryon (not carrion), and have a bewitching day!

    http://roostreehouse.typepad.com/roos_treehouse/2014/07/tas-the-night-before-the-party-and-all-round-the-web-people-were-scurrying-with-fininsing-touches-before-bed-the.html

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    1. Poor Drusilla would completely understand your pain. She remains traumatized by the singing aloud part. She gets the shivers when someone sings "Kumbaya."

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  11. "Maniacal laughter and cholera are so contagious" as are your parties Magaly. :) It's always a joy to read of Drusilla and she is so polite and caring of others at all times. Her letter was such a joy to read and I'm so glad she is enjoying camp.

    Thanks for visiting me early, sorry I was somewhat late in pouring the tea, yesterday was a bit fraught, I had a rather funny (not) turn, but the teas all nicely brewed now. :)

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    1. From now on, I shall tell everyone that "My parties are as contagious as cholera." ;-D

      I love visiting you both time. I was able to spot the best chair. ;-)

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  12. Ha! Now, that's a tea party that'll make your head spin. ;)
    Thx for sharing.

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    1. May your head enjoy the tornado then. ;-)

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  13. I must confess I'm coveting Drusilla and Claudia's delightfully dark gifts! >:)

    I started a dolly story for the party too, but didn't have time to finish it. :( I shall soon though!

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    1. You, Rhissanna, Emma and I need to talk. I wonder if Drusilla, Claudia, Yvette and some of the other creepy girls should start exchanging story-like letters. *wink, wink*

      I, too, was going to write something different for the party. But it read so very serious, so I wrote this. The other one needs to simmer...

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  14. Haunted indeed! CHEERS to the madness & tea!!! -xoxoxoxo

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  15. all of these "lovely" ladies would at the very least be stand alone "horrors" if it weren't for the fact that they are wickedly wonderful. Yet once again, your blood and guts, tongue in cheek have filled me with visions of bloody heads dancing in a row. Calacas are rattling everywhere in Wonderland. Oma and GK

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    1. I was wondering if Miss GK was going to like this one. I'm so happy you both did. ;-) ♥

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  16. I am left wondering if perhaps Dear Mama is related to the Red Queen?

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    1. I think Dear Mama is related to the Addams, too. Such delicious thoughts...

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  17. Magaly, you do 'mad' better than anyone! I had a scary time at your party, thanks ever so much! :D

    Blessings,

    Victoria

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  18. Happy haunting unbirthday to you...like it
    Kerstin from germany
    Cobblestone Prims

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  19. True to colour and form, thank you for the vivid vision of a family afternoon tea! I like imaginary food! Without imagination, one would go hungry! xoDebi

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    1. I hope they had some real water (or their liquid of choice) to down the chunks of wax and play dough, lol!

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  20. Nice writing...fellow author. Love your inspiration.

    Dennis Higgins
    Author of Steampunk Alice
    http://www.timepilgrims.com/

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    1. Thanks very much. I shall fly your way in a bit. ;-)

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  21. What a great imagination you have, my dear. Now, after this exciting time, MY tea party may seem a little dull....but, HEY...I have Mr. Depp visiting my party...come over and meet the handsome devil. :)

    http://bj-sweetnothings.blogspot.com/2014/07/im-lateim-latefor-very-important-date.html

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    1. Johnny went to your party? I asked him and he said he was entertaining a great lady this weekend. I'm so jealous. I shall go and see what that handsome devil is up to!

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  22. Dark and macabre like tea with crimson stirred in. Or scones with something crunchy in the center. Wonderful use of Drusilla and Claudia. Who knew they were quite so twisted? Well, obviously, you did. A pity for the poor rabbit, but at least no pocket watches were harmed in the telling of the tale. Lines must be drawn, after all. A suitably Mad bit of Madness for a Mad Tea Party. A very merry Un-birthday to you, Magaly. More tea? Why thank you, don't mind if I do!

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    1. You know what they say, darkness calls to twisted and together they plan a massacre. I'm pretty sure the "they" in the last sentence is me.

      So, how do you take your tea? Blood or whiskey?

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  23. Magaly my comments might be doing a disappearing act, eeeeks!!

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  24. Loooove all the mystery you share always!!

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    1. So glad you do. I was thrilled by all your colors, shapes, tastes... You sure are the Queen of Mad Tea Parties!

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  25. How does one get an invitation to this camp? Sounds like just the right amount of fun to me! Hee hee! I loved the party!
    blessings
    ~*~

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    1. Close your eyes, visualize a wee armless vampire girl with red button for eyes, then say: "Drusilla, Drusilla, Drusilla." That should take your dream directly to Camp Cute, Creepy and (Quite Conveniently) Remote. Just be watchful, the Camp Mistress bites and maims. ;-D

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  26. So much fantasy and mistery... and it is so well written...
    It's been a pleasure visting you.
    Besos desde Argentina!
    Silvina

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    1. So happy you liked it.
      Abrazotes desde Nueva York!

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    2. So happy you liked it.
      Abrozotes desde Nueva York!

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  27. Ha ha ! Your dark stories are such a delight, although I did feel sorry for the rabbit!

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    1. I'm hoping that the rabbit didn't see that one coming. Let's hope his obsessive compulsive soul found a new shiny place...

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  28. There is so much to love about this letter from camp Magaly - it's educational as well as magnificently macabre! Crimson, black and murder are some of my favourite colours too, and now I know just what to use to maintain the shape when posting hats ;D

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    1. I'm sure Drusilla's Mama will be pleased to know he how-to tip when it comes to keeping a hat in shape has reached so many homes. ;-D

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  29. Such a wonderfully ghoulish tea party, loved it. :-) I definitely need to read more tales from Drusilla.

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    1. She loves to share. So see you soon!

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  30. Oooh! What a delightfully dark and spooky Tea Party!!! Such fun! I'm so glad you attending my party and hope you will keep watching on my blog for the times when things are not quite so sweet!

    Wishing you a wonderful rest of your Mad Tea Party Weekend!

    Betty

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    1. "dark and spooky Tea" with a bit of grim in it. Yum!

      Have an amazing weekend, too. ;-)

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  31. ...and now for something completely different! Great job being gruesome!
    Susan

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    1. Writing gruesome is great fun. ;-)

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  32. Oh such a fabulous tea party! A little spooky, creepy, Halloweeny perhaps?! I see you mentioned so often on Facebook by friends of mine, why have I not followed you yet?! Doing it now! You're lovely!

    http://broomsticksandlace.blogspot.ca/2014/07/a-fanciful-twist-mad-tea-party-2014.html

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    1. I'm pretty sure that in Drusilla's mind Halloween is all year long. It's a family thing, I think. ;-)

      I shall fly over to your party.

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  33. Fabulous!! Your celebration is delightful, my Dear...I'm so glad I stopped by!
    Hugs,
    Anne
    www.alittlefurinthepaint.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad you stopped by, too. Thanks. ;-)

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  34. Awesome story! Thanks for stopping by for a cuppa tea with me!!
    http://dandeliontwist.blogspot.com/2014/07/its-good-day-for-mad-tea-party.html

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  35. What a wonderfully ghoulish twist on Alice!
    So glad I found you through the party- will popping back for more visits :)

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    1. Alice? Where is she! She better run. I heard Cordelia is still a bit hungry. ;-)

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  36. I finally get here. But as you know, rabbits are always late. Dear me...poor White Rabbit. As for the Mad Hatter, he was due to have his head cut off, so it can't have been entirely unexpected. I do think Claudia would rather suit a top hat, although I worry the spilled brains might rot the silk. It's delicate, you see? Yes, please, I'd love another cup.No sugar for me, dear. I'm sweet enough. And thank you so much for including Mis Claudia in your tea celebrations! The girl might have a greedy appetite, but she was brought up with manners. Until we meet again at Camp Cute, Creepy and (Quite Conveniently) Remote. It's a real pity dear Mr Gorey isn't around to do the illustrations..

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    1. You've just made me wish I could draw...

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    2. *Hands you a soft pencil and creamy paper.* Everyone can draw. Everyone. Ever seen a three year old, who can grip a crayon, who thinks she can't draw? Thought not. If you could draw when you were three, you can draw now.

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  37. Love it, love it, love it ;o) Great spooky party Magaly ;o) Sorry I am late ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. And Cordelia already ate everything! No worries. Drusilla hid a cup of tea just for you. ;-D

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