Saturday, June 28, 2008
Welcome to My Mad Tea Party and Carnivalee!!
Today's Wonder of the World is... a Carnivalee!
I've tidied up my living room, blown up the balloons...
And I'm all dolled up!
So welcome, friends! Are you ready for fun?
I said, "Are you ready?"
Wakey wakey! You sweet little sleepyhead! Didn't you hear the clock chiming?
It's calling you to the ball, "Put on your favorite hat, and come on in!"
Why there you are!
Shiver me timbers, what an effort you've made!
May I serve you a drink?
Welcome to my little corner of South Carolina!
Sit yourself down and let's relax!
You're so skinny! You must feel weak! Have a French pastry!
Oh please, take two!
Now isn't that better?
Oh look, here comes the traveling jester!
And there's French dancing! Take a twirl with me!
Now, how about some girls gone wild?
Looks like the little boys have gone wild too!
I'm thinking somebody drank too much fruit punch!
I'm so glad you dropped by!
Wait, I think I hear someone...
It's the King! Standing next to His plastic throne, making a proclamation!
He's saying, "Kind ladies and gentlemen of Our kingdom, please leave your name in the Comments so that We may bestow upon you a chance to win something from Our royal drawing!"
What is it, dear King?
"It's a signed copy of the Official Book of Our Kingdom, Broadway Book's French By Heart. Because you are so kind to visit, we are feeling particularly generous and will include an antique French postcard tucked inside, as well as a copy of the review in The New York Times. The author is a person very close to Us. We have two to give away."
And here are the antique postcards. This one from World War I shows a soldier in the trenches, dreaming of his loved ones back home.
And here's an Easter one with a lovely mademoiselle and her Easter eggs.
If you like, feel free to let Us know which one you prefer.
We will pull two lovely names from Our Crown on Monday, at whatever hour We feel like it, and will announce the lucky winners right here, in the comments section of this very post. Do visit Us again!
Wow, a proclamation from a King AND beautiful guests like you?!
I think I may faint!
Thank you, sweet visitor, for dropping by!
And please do stop in whenever you're in the neighborhood! The King and I love making new friends!
PS. Thanks flickr friends Cluttershop, Anna's flickrcorner, and Fractal Artist, for the public photos! And thanks to Vanessa Valencia for hosting the Grand Ball!