Secret Garden Parties - Mad Hatter Optional

Tuesday was all about Mad Tea Parties and Wednesday was about Secret Garden wanderings...that must mean this fine Thursday is time for lavish tea parties in secret gardens! That train of thought makes complete sense, right?

Today is a little less literature and a whole lot of lovely, so set yourself up with a tea, relax and soak up some inspiration for your next garden soirée! (I've capped my teacup quota, because as you may have noticed, I tend to talk about tea quite a lot already!)

























How I would love to be whisked away to a secret location this Easter, and to do little more than relax, sip tea and nibble on cupcakes. Come to think of it, I might do the latter anyway, lavish garden party or not!

For those of you heading off for the long weekend, safe travels and have a wonderful Easter! For those of you sticking around...tomorrow is a mixed bag of hidden places and forest hideaways, and maybe even a few "Back in My Day" tales from your Aunty Kit. Lucky you!

But don't worry, if you're going to be around over the break then I promise you'll be rewarded for humouring my impending nostalgia, because I have some very exciting news for you...but you'll have to wait until Monday! And trust me, it's worth the wait!


18 comments:

diamondsinchampagne said...

I will def. take the mad hatter (seeing as it's johnny depp in the upcoming movie :p)
But seriously thank you for posting more dreamy pictures. They take you to another world, wish my garden now could do that. That's the problem with living in the city

kanmuri said...

How I miss eating outside!! In Japan it's not something they do. The only time we eat outside is when we do flower viewing (the season is coming!). It's so nice to eat out in summer...

coco+kelley said...

oh my goodness, i'm in LOVE with all these images! outdoor parties are my favorite - and so rare in seattle where the rain tends to ruin those plans so quickly. i can't wait for late summer evenings, candlelight and the smell of wisteria!

About Me.... The Rican said...

Oh my!! How I love these images!! I wish I had a tea party like that! Very interesting...stunning! Every image is soo colorful!! GREAT JOB!! Can't wait for the next one..:)

loupita said...

I love the dreamy quality of the pictures. Very lovely.

Makes me want to decorate my little balcony so that I can have my own little space to relax and eat outside. :)

WELCOME TO MY WORLD said...

Wow Beautiful photos! I wish I had a place to have a secret garden party. I love the lighting on the evening ones. Gorgeous.

Sado said...

I wish I had ANYTHING to do for Easter :(
But I have no garden - woe is me, so no garden tea parties. And the boy is here, I doubt he'll want a tea party indoors. It'll be all "let's go out for a drink, honey", dammit.
Love love love the photos!

punkkitten10 said...

Evening tea parties are more beautiful. Thanks for these lovely photos! :)

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

wow! i'd love to attend or even post a secret garden party like this, so pretty & romantic :)

ps, i've given you 3 awards :)

xx

Helen said...

oh i love this post! my birthday is in the summer and i love having garden parties although mine are never quite this pretty.

Evy said...

Once again, thank you so much for sharing! Lovely inspirational photos!

Jana Souza said...
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Jana Souza said...

Kit, thank you for inspiring me and making me feel better today; I like the mix of vintage and contemporary, b & w, color and a mix of both; very very fun mix,

jana

Beatriz Kim said...

Love this post and the whole series! You're amazing!

Daisy said...

beautiful

{lovely little things} said...

some great photos!
have a good weekend

Helen Cox said...

You find the best pictures! I've had a blast browsing through these. Some of these are going in my personal image collection to enjoy for times to come too! Thank you for sharing them.

chelsea said...

love these photos and thanks for using one of mine:)