Maria-Thérèse Sommar, fotograf, författare och frilansskribent. Ej körkortsfoto!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Mad Tea Party in Wonderland... and a giveaway! / Ett tékalas i Underlandet... och en tävling!

Hello, hello and welcome to this party in Wonderland... An extra special welcome to Alice. Some sources say she is the rightful Queen of my kingdom. I say not. I have prepared some extra special cake for her and some bluebell tea which isn't poisoned at all.
Hej och välkomna till detta kalas i Underlandet. Särskilt välkommen önskar jag Alice. Det finns källor som säger att hon är den rätta drottningen i mitt kungadöme. Nej, säger jag. Här har förberetts alldeles speciell tårta och té till henne, inte alls förgiftat.

Bluebell lemonade and tea, yes please

Drink, Alice, drink!


The mad hatter drank. / Hattmakaren drack.

The Queen's army drank. / Drottningens armé drack.

The March hare drank. / Marsharen drack.

Time to play / Dags för en tävling

One lucky winner will receive the print of their choice from my shop Another will win this notebook below. I made it with one of my collages on the cover. To enter, simply write a comment saying what your favourite item is in my shop. Extra ticket if you are a follower of my blog. You don't need to have a blog to enter but if you don't, please write your e-mail address. Winner will be drawn on Friday, July 1st.
En lycklig vinnare vinner sitt favoritfotografi ur min butik En annan kommer att vinna anteckningsboken här under som jag gjort med ett av mina collage som omslag. För att vara med, lämna en kommentar till det här inlägget där du skriver vilken din favoritbild är av de som finns i min butik. Extra lott för dig som är "följare" av min blogg. Man måste inte ha en blogg för att vara med men skriv din mailadress i så fall så jag kan kontakta dig. Vinnare dras på fredag nästa vecka, 1/7.

Visit other tea parties at / besök andra tékalas via


The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Hello Maria-Thérèse!!!
Lovely party you've had here. Can't say I am sorry your plans for Alice went awry! But you looked adorable and diabolical and all of your friends were extra-cute too!!!!

If I won your giveaway, I would have to say my favorite of your photos (if I must choose a favorite) would be the lovely little hyacinth called "Polaroid 1, soft grey and tiny blue"!!!

Must run while I put the finishing touches on my party!

Biggest Mad Tea Party Hugs for you!


Artsnark said...

It looks like a grand day out! What fun
It is always so hard to visit your shop because I want Everything!!! I just need to get rich so I can buy more art ;) Today I would pick Snowflake Flight I think.
Best wishes to you for a wonderful weekend

Italian Postcards said...

Too cool that you got all of your friends to tea party with you!

Cameron said...

Well, thank you so much for having me here! I had a delightful time :)

I really like your print called The Secret Garden I....your work is just beautiful!

Joyce van der Lely said...

Oh, Maria Therese your party is just Magisk och Underbar !!!
Such a inspirational idea and beautifully photographed.
I am so glad I stopped by ♥
If I would be one of the lucky, lucklig winners (b.t.w. what a wonderful idea also to have a giveaway at the same time)
I would choose either:
"Carousel II, The Abandoned Amusement Park" or "Carousel horse photograph"

I will definitely start following your blog now, I'll put a link in my link-♥-list on my blog as well.
So nice to have met you through this Mad Tea Party !!

apinkdreamer said...

amazing party!!!! thanks so much for inviting me!!

Emmie said...

If I won the giveaway I'd like the Here comes the sun print. It's magical!

I've been following your blog for quite some time in google reader but now I'm also follow it pubicly with google friend connect.

I used to be friends with your sister when we were 14 but then I moved away. I found you on etsy when I was looking at notebooks and went through to your blog where surprisingly I recognized you. It's a small world! said...

I fly to you är den av dina fina bilder som jag just idag tycker allra mest om!

Ms Misantropia said...

Ni ser ut att ha haft riktigt roligt :) Kul att hitta fler svenskar på Mad Tea Party-listan!

(här är min länk:

Vanessa [theteensytinyinsignificantdetails] said...

It looks like you had a wonderful tea party. Your friends were willing models and the costumes and makeup were great!

If I win I would like the photograph of the pink blossoms called "Within a dream". It was quite difficult to choose though - they're all beautiful photos.

Enjoy visiting other tea parties, and do pop by and see me some time :)

Terri said...

Maria Therese, your party and guests are fab! What a party of fanciful friends! Love the tea in the flower....

Pixie said...

Oh, wow! What a great party! Everyone looked like they had so much fun and I LOVED the bluebell "tea cups" creative! Thanks for inviting me over.

Snap said...

Loved your tea party!


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, I had a most wonderful time at your party! I have never had bluebell tea before! A lovely time and a giveaway, too! You are too kind! Have a magical day! Twyla

Kathryn Costa said...

My dear it looks like you have the best of friends. What fun. I'm lucky to visit and see the merriment.

What generous gifts you have to offer. One guest here will be quite lucky!

I too have a party and gifts for all who visit. I do hope you can make it by!

Follow this link:

Sweet day to you!

The Weekend Artist said...

I love that all your friends played unique roles in your tea party! Your strawberry cake looks oh so tempting!
I love the Les Fleur, Flowers, Vintage print from your store. Hop on by to mine for a cup of tea or two!


Christina Silverio said...

Hello my dear! What a wonderfully mad party you've created! I especially love the bluebell tea; too fun!
I believe this is my favorite print from you shop, though it was VERY hard to choose just one:
Hope you have a marvelous day!

Robin said...

So sorry I am late
For this important date.
You are the tenth on my list

With too little time
I'm leaving this rhyme
For I'm adamant about wanting to persist.

All this running about
Has left me dry in the mouth.
Might I have a cup of tea

Your "Letters From Birds"
a collage at it's best
Is so appealing to me

Oh my, the time
It goes so fast
I must be on my way

But fear not friend
I shall return
Please……Have a beautiful day.

Rachel said...

Ooo your tea party looked fun and a little creepy at the same time, I loved it.

The bluebell tea was such a clever idea.

I looked at your etsy site, have to say that all your prints are fantastic but Carousel was my favourite.

Lisa said...

I had so much fun visiting your tea party!!! Very cool!!!
And to choose a print is difficult, but I love Pale Blue Light of Spring. Just beautiful!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I have enjoyed your party very much!
Happy UnBirthday to You !

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

In your shop I like the Carousel Pic!

Marina Capano said...


what a cute Mad tea party post!
I love pics and your madness!
I have enjoyed your party very much!

from so far away

Visit me anytime...


Mel said...

This is fantastic! I love the photos and your party goers look Wonderful! FUN!

Laura S Reading said...

Ah, Alice, it is just a drop or two. You'll enjoy the party so much more...

Nothing up the Red Queen's sleeve...

Your artwork is ebautiful. I enjoy the photos of snowflake Flight and the abandoned amusement park (yes, I was a carnie) and the journals, Butterflies & Love and of course Bird Journal, just to mention a few.

Please visit my party

Wendelou72 said...

I loved every photo!


Cecilia N said...

Efter att ha haft svårt att välja så har jag nu "ratat" *puh, suck* lime prästkragsknoppar, blå lobelior och bänken på Smitingen till förmån för den lilla talgoxen i Helgum.

fairiemoon said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun photographing this!

Have a mad party!
Erin :)

Pabkins said...

It looks like you and all of your friends had a wonderful time putting on your party. I love the tiny flower cups! How original!

Beautiful prints - I love he black cat, walking away!

I hope to see you visit me for a chance to win my giveaway!

Tabitha of

Sylvia Smiser said...

Oh I loved your tea party and your cast of characters were delightful! I would love to be entered to win your carousel horse print. I won your carousel print last year and I LOVE IT! I think the horse print would make a perfect pair.
Thank you for having me over.
I do hope you will also visit me
Sylvia : )

Shell said...

Lovely party. I'm quite besotted with that bluebell lemonade and tea.

Sara said...

Loved loved loved your party. Thank you for the invitation. Yum... bluebell lemonade. :)

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

Wow this was delightful! I LOVE the costumes for the different characters. I would have to say my favorite things in your shop are the carousel photos. They are to die for!

Kathy said...

Wow! You guys looked great!! Fabulous costumes and you could tell just by looking that a fun time was had by all. Love this. And I'd be happy to win that carousel! - Kathy

Natalie said...

Hehe really fun tea party and I love the little blue bells as cups!

I'm also taking part in the Mad Tea Party blog hop and hope that you'll visit my party to have some fun there too :)

Karla said...

What an Uber cool party!! Loved it! Those flower cups very appropriate for the occasion:) Wonderful photography.
Thanks for the invite!

Lauren said...

What an amazing party, and that bluebell tea was delicious! I would love to enter your giveaway, I love the Carousel print. And I am a happy follower! Thank you so much for having me :) ~Lauren

Karla said...

by the way that Carousel I Fine art photography is amazing! I love it! I once wanted to build small miniature carousels but It was extremely challenging.. I would definitely be happy with your print :) I favorited' already!


Sarah said...

You and your friends make a very stylish mad tea party group-great photos! I love all the items in your shop but my favourite today is the one of the little bird in the sparkly winter sky.

Kelly said...

What a fun collaboration with friends! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing the fun!

Linda said...

I had a lovely timne at your party. Lots to see in so little time. I love all the details too. Thank you for inviting me.
Please visit me at.

Scrap Vamp said...

This was such a fun tea party. I had a blast! Thank you so much for inviting me. I hope that you'll pay me a visit soon.

Shannon said...

what a lovely mad party.

Unknown said...

This was spectacular. What a wonderful blog post; I enjoyed it tremendously. I love the bluebell tea. *smiles* Norma

Alisa Noble said...

What a fabulous cast of characters you have at your party! Thank you for having me!

Theresa MacNaughton said...

What a truly fun tea party! Looks like you all had a "mad" time! Thanks for inviting me to play!

Hope you'll pop on over for a visit with me!

Thank you again for a lovely time...enjoy all the festivities!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful party! I love the costumes.
My favorite print in your shop is White butterfly on cornflower. Butterflied have a very special meaning for me and that one is beautiful.

Sylvia Smiser said...

Hi, I accidentally left a wrong blog address. Here is the correct one
Thank you,

Ann @ Childrens Tea Party Sets and Ideas said...

Hi, I've been babysitting grand kids all day, but finally got a chance to visit your tea party and enjoy seeing your cute tea set and tea party fun. Thank you for a nice time for the Mad Tea Party 2011.

a fanciful twist said...

OHHHH!!! Bravo BRAVO!!!!! This was magnificent you lovely girl!! Your friends are marvelous and mysterious, like you! I love it!!

Just awesome!


Anonymous said...

what fun friends you have! A whole cast of characters. :D

Danni said...

Such a wonderful and magical to-do, thank you for inviting me over to share your tea and enchantment! P.S. I love your carousel print. :)

Though I'm running tardy, I hope you'll come visit my party!

Karin said...

I love all your prints but I would especially love to have carousel!
Fun blog!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a wonderful cast of characters! Thank you for sharing your lovely tea party!

Michelle said...

What a wonderfully mad tea party! How lovely of your friends to play dress-up with you. The carousel horse print is amazing. Thanks for sharing, Michelle

Candace said...

Thank you for hosting such a delightful party! I like all your characters and the March Hare is so fun! Who knew so so much could be done with leaves?
Your site is lovely and I will be back! Mmmm.... delicious tea!

Anonymous said...

Love all these photos of your crazy guys! What a lot of fun.

Carousel Dreams said...

Wow! Wonderful tea all look amazing! And that photo of the little bluebell with the drops - incredible! Thankyou so much for having me x

Susan said...

wicked fun party! How great to have people in your life that will "play" with you :)
This was thoroughly enjoyable!
I have "fAVed" your etsy shop.
my 2 favorite prints are the:
snowflake flight, and the Roman Colosseum.

New follower here also :)
Please come to my party.

Jess said...

I'm so happy to have found your beautiful blog! I didn't know there was going to be a giveaway too! I'm a happy follower and I love your 'Snowflake Flight'. I love all those photos of wild flowers too!xx

Dear Fireflies said...

Wow, I love your little party! It must be nice to have so many interesting and playful friends to be invited! :))

Anyway, I have no idea how you feel about blog awards, but I have one for you at my blog...

ittybittyandpretty said...

great post! what wonderful friends and sister to come along and play with you like that ~_~ i also like your previous post about etsy...very interesting, not that i ever have much in there but good to know.
my fav item would have to be sparkly purple flowers

come see my tea party at

vvb32 reads said...

absolutely fabulous! love the mad hatter's curly curly curly mustache!

Unknown said...

This looks so fun and I adore the little heart on your cheek. I think if I had to pick a favorite print it would be a tie between the garden one and also the bird flying--I just love how atmospheric they are!

xo Mary Jo

Kristal said...

So sorry I am running late to your party. I have been following that crazy white rabbit and he has no idea of the concept of time!!

Oh goodness, as to a favorite in your beautiful shop....that is hard. But my eyes were drawn to "Le Cancan" immediately. Love at first sight!!

Your party was sweetness indeed. Thanks so much for inviting me!!!


My party:

58 Cherries said...

Wow, you really had a magical tea party! Love the rabbit 'ears' and all the other makeup and props. Your shop is beautiful. My favorite item is this one:

I love butterflies!

Anonymous said...

How fun your party!

I love your notebooks [any!], th "fly to you" + "pale ocean" prints... Plus more. You have quite talent! Thank you for th chance...

Karen []

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