Now let me put my broom away. I have just returned from travelling all over this country and a few others for the Halloween festivities yesterday. It was quite a trip and I am ready to sit a spell. (Oh, forgive the pun. It is a leftover from all the ghoulish good times.) Whew! Anyway . . . on with this post.
Way, way back when I started writing here, I wanted to have a gathering with all kinds of creative souls. Having just dusted the cobwebs from the Halloween celebration hosted yesterday by A Fanciful Twist, I feel like it is none too soon to put my long pondered plan into place. What is it? I am so glad you asked. It’s a tea, but not just any tea. It’s a Christmas Tea - A Christmas Tea for all the Toys.
And you are invited. Yes, you who have visited, followed, commented, read, deciphered, returned, helped, and played along with me in this space. And not only you but your friends too. I want you all to join me with your own version of something that says Christmas or tea or Christmas tea. Hopefully, some of you bear artists out there wll be happy to share some Christmas and holiday teddies and their friends. I know you guys are just oozing with creativity. It a gathering not only for bear artists, but artists and other creative types of all kinds. I know you are out there in blog land. Remember, I have just been all over the world visiting with some of you.
And it’s not only for bears, of course. There are all kinds of toys out there that would love to come to a Christmas tea. A book that I return to often that inspires me is Tasha Tudor’s The Dolls’ Christmas. I can envision all sorts of things – artwork, table settings, Christmas trees, gifts and ribbons and bows and bears and dolls . . . Why I think I’ve got SugarPLUMs dancing in my head!
To explain this tea party, I’ve written a very few simple instructions.
#1 – Leave a comment below that you would like to be listed as a tea partier. Please include a link to your blog. I will have a list on my sidebar with links back to those who will be participating.
#2 – Share the details of the Christmas tea on your blog and link back to my blog or this post. Here is a Christmas tea button that is available for you to use.
#3 – On the day of the tea, December 5, 2009 be sure to post your version of a Christmas Tea for all the Toys and link back to bearbits so your guests can navigate to the other tea parties. (You can even write your post ahead of time and schedule its publication if you think you might not have enough time as the holidays approach.)
Then all you have left to do is Enjoy. Enjoy visiting the other blogs, the other bears, and the other toys. It’s a time to celebrate! Can you have too much fun?
If you would like, here is a large version of the button that you are more than welcome to use on your blog.
Boy, it sure feels good to put my feet up. Using them for brakes on the broom can wear a girl out! Now we return you to your regularly scheduled blog.