Saturday, July 12, 2014

“Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll

Join Alice and her forest friends for a magical tea!

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Alice wondered which door to go through but didn’t have time to explore. She was more interested in the treats to eat and books to read.

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Bunnies to visit…

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Mice to play with…

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And sweet treats!

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Do you need a cup for your tea?

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Time to travel through the looking glass.

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What will we see?

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Look closely!

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CLOSER….

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But WAIT!

Wait a little more…

Couldn’t we just meet in the lanai with the 3 bears and read “A Sleepy Story”?

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What’s the worst thing that can happen?

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Snow White

has taken over the photo shoot?

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Oh, well! Everyone is welcome at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party today!

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And we’re ALL joining Vanessa HERE !

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and Ivy and Elephants.

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This book was published in 1946.

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(And yes, I made Alice, the mouse in the cupboard and the bears in the lanai!)

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Tea anyone?

99 comments:

cucki said...

Aww yes please..I wish I cam come and sit with these sweet friends..
Big smile here xxx

Laurie M said...

what a beautiful post, you are so creative!

ann said...

Alice is one of my favorites. I especially like Johnny Dep's version. Love the dolls, the setting, the narrative. The whimsy. A nice way to start my day with a bit of cheer.

Diane said...

I totally agree w/ Laurie M! Love Alice in Wonderland! Thanks for a cute post on a very rainy day here!

TexWisGirl said...

snow white - photo hog!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You are amazingly talented and very busy when you're not out on the trails!! A huge WOW with all your details for everything you set up!!

Sarah Coller said...

That's adorable! I love your sweet set up and I laughed out loud when Snow White crashed the party! Funny! I LOVED seeing A Sleepy Story! That was one of my favorite books when I was little and I'd forgotten all about it! I'll be on the lookout for it for my kids!

Hope you're having a lovely day! I'd love to see you at my party too!

Blessings,
Sarah

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

One of my childhood favorites..I had such a vivid imagination back then (still do when I allow my brain to relax a bit!) Beautiful photo shoot- you are a very talented seamstress- the little mice dolls are precious.

Tricia-CastlesNcrowns-FairyTalePhotography said...

A mix of Disney and Alice, yay!
I do hope you will come visit my little tea party and Giveaway! FairyTalePhotoArt.com
~Tricia (my tea party link below):
http://castlesncrownsboutique.blogspot.com/2014/07/mad-tea-party-2014-and-giveaway.html

Sally Crowe said...

Such a imagination you have in addition to being so clever and a wonderful seamstress. I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderland. :)

xoxo

Vee said...

You and BJ are having way too much fun! =D

Susie said...

I love that tea party. Such cute critters to party with. Love the cups. xoxo,Susie

Joanna DeVoe said...

LOVELY!!! Thanks for having me to your magickal tea party... -xo

Jolene said...

Oh, I love this! I so wanted to participate, but the timing was bad this year. It is definitely on my must do things for next year though.

Maureen Wyatt said...

The pictures are wonderful and I'm so impressed that you made many of the pieces yourself! Love the pics of Alice looking into the mirror.

DogsMom said...

I can get lost in your photos.
Dreams and memories combined.
I am so glad we are all welcoma at this Mad TEa.
Happy UnBirthDay!


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

Kaye Swain said...

Thank you for visiting KayeSwain.com and for inviting me to your quite delightful tea party. I had such a wonderful time!

And WOW! You are so wonderfully talented. I love all the cute toys you made. My grandkids would be enthralled if I could do that - although I will admit, they do appreciate my simple crafts AND my computer techiness :) And speaking of techniness, may I ask how you did the adorable stars and glitter picture. I LOVE that effect!

I see we have several bloggy friends in common as well - how FUN! Here's a pretty PINK and slightly virtual cupcake just for YOU! Thank you again for such a delightful visit.

Kaye

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

LOL I do not think ANYONE is going to beat this tea party!!!!!

Love it! :)

Marcia Pilar said...

HAHAHAHA... Oh my goodness, Diane, you had me laughing from beginning to end...still going at it. lol Snow White is definitely taking over. Girl left her shoes at my place. ;) I love Vanessa's party. Takes me back to all that I truly love about blogging.
Enjoy your tea.
xoxo's

Hunnybee said...

Enjoyed seeing Snow White at your tea party. Thanks for the invite!

Linda said...

Oh what great friends came to your party. I love them all. Thank you. Please visit me:
momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

Conversations with the Muses said...

Oh how fun! Love your dolls, you are quite talented! Thank you for inviting me!
Blessings to you on such a fraptious day!

Debby said...

So cute. Love all the added touches.

Witchy J said...

A wonderful party, such fun, I want to stay and play a while longer if I may.

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Even Lewis Carroll couldn't have thought of such a fantastic tea party.
You are amazing!
Take care!
Arlette

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Alice is just adorable. Love her apron.

Carmen said...

Wow! You sure put a lot of work into this - love the dolls. :-)
~Carmen~

Gina said...

Fabulous creations and fun photo shoot :D XXX

Rhonda Roo said...

Warm Southern Hugs backatya, fellow Florida girl! :)

Here in Tallahassee I Howled with laughter at that darn Snow White taking over the photo shoot. Bwahahahaha!!!

I like that Pooh Bear was there, too. I always felt like he would have been a calming influence on the red queen, you know?

You are a twinkle star, thanks for shining bright for us today!
:)
xoxo Rhonda Roo

http://roostreehouse.typepad.com/roos_treehouse/

Kerstin Bulin said...

Nice little mad tea party...looks funny...have a magical day and happy unbirthday to you
Kerstin from germany
Cobblestone Prims

Nicole Platania said...

Oh I love toys! How fun this tea party was. Thank you for having me over and please come and visit my party too!
http://strangegirlinalittlehouse.blogspot.com/2014/07/welcome-to-mad-tea-party-2014.html

Kelly said...

Ooh what fun having Snow White visit~ I bet the dwarves will be jealous!! ;)

Mama helley said...

Awwweee so sweet! I always enjoy the simplicity of anything made of fabric. I have a particular fondness for textiles. Thanks for sharing tea with us. Cheers luv,
erin ; D
Keytomyworld.com
Ps. Tea on the lanai would be wonderful!

whatamberloves.com said...

So lovely that you made your Alice!! Love it!! :) :) ~Amber http://whatamberloves.com/2014/07/12/mad-tea-party-2014

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Gorgeous and fun! Thanks for the Adventures.

Kelly said...

My goodness, love your cast of party goers! Your Alice doll is adorable, nice work! I LOVE the 3 little bunnies with the teacups at the table! Thanks for the fun! Cheers! ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun tea party my sweet friend! You do know how to have fun!!!

love you!
Linda

Victoria said...

Wow, you are so talented with a needle! I would love to be able to sew, but that's a talent that just passed me by. I loved your post and all the cast of characters. Thanks for stopping by my party!

Blessings,

Victoria from Brushstrokes

Plumfield House Gardens said...

Wonderful, charming tea with all of your beautifully handmade guests!
Thank you for visiting my tea,
Celeste

Sarah said...

Your tea party guests are absolutely adorable! How funny that Snow White crashed the party! Glad she was welcome. Have a great weekend, Sarah

Susan said...

awesome doll crafting! loved your party! thanks for the invite.
Susan

Laura said...

what a cute party! snow white is such a diva, she always wants to be in the pictures! haha!
blessings
~*~

Anastasia Fedorova said...

LOL Such a funny story! I love your dolls!!! I remember my Alice post. I was crazy about this book for few weeks! :)

bj said...

Oh, my...what fun you have for us here at this most magical tea. Isn't it such fun to slip off into NeverLand ever so often...? I love it...and don't plan to every grow COMPLETELY up. :)

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

What an enchanting tea party! Thank you for having me and for your visit to my party today as well! Your lovely comments to me made my day!

Wishing you a great rest of The Mad Tea Party Weekend!

Betty

Musings from Kim K. said...

I've had south fun traveling to all the tea parties!! Thank you.

Maria Brittis said...

This is an amazing story! Great for story telling time! Love how you got the stars at the last photo. Very impressive..
Maria

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

I am always so in love with all of your trinkets and treats! Look at how precious, my goodness dear friend!! I love it all!

Thank you so much for joining in the mad tea magic!
A very merry unbirthday to you!

<3 Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

Caty said...

Hello, Diane

I am well thanks.

I really appreciate your message in my blog. I am taking a rest but I hope to be back to my block very soon.

I am very happy you have a new sewing machine.

Hugs,

Caty

eileeninmd said...

What a fun tea party! A cute idea, I like Alice looking into the mirror.. You are so creative.. Have a happy day

Rachel Gallagher said...

Lol, loved that Snow White took over the photo shoot. Those princesses get everywhere. ;-)

Had such fun at your party, loved your dolls and bears, you're very talented.

Susan said...

My life seems like I'm falling down the rabbit hole with another move to do. Overwhelming is an understatement! Your charming post put a smile on my face today--thanks, Sis XOXO

Art @ Home said...

Your party has made me smile and giggle, Diane. So sweet….ALice looks so festive in her pretty dress, and that Snow White is a photo bomb ham! ;P

Is there room for me? I would like something sweet to go with my tea!

xo,
RJ

Nancy Jo said...


HI Diane,
Just too cute. I have two big containers filled with Dolls and all the stuff that goes with them. It would really be nice to have them out, but we would have to put on an edition to the house.
Nancy Jo

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I would love to have tea with Alice. She and I would have so much fun chatting about the rabbit hole :)
xo
Laura

Debbie said...

a wonderful childhood memory for me!! looks like everyone had fun, especially snow white!!!

Helen Philipps said...

Such a wonderful tea party, Diane! You make so many gorgeous toys and the pictures in this post are such fun!
Hope you all have a happy week!
Helen xox

Bohemian said...

Thank you for a Delightful Tea... and for falling down my Rabbit Hole to join my Mad Tea Party as well... Blessings from the Arizona Desert where the Heat makes us quite Mad *winks*... Dawn... The Bohemian

Jennifer said...

How cute is this scene of friends enjoying a mad tea party! Loved the appearance of Snow White, as she is my favourite Disney princess!

podso said...

I was a going to ask if you made them Diane…what a fun tea party and photo shoot.

Babs R said...

Tea parties are so much fun! Cute post!

Narrator said...

Lovely pictures. It has a very Velveteen Rabbit Toys at Play feel. I want to steal your mickey mouse clock. *grin* A most excellent tea party!

Art and Sand said...

I absolutely LOVE everything, but your rabbits WOW! me.

My name is Riet said...

What a sweet and lovely post Diana. I love the pictures and I would love to come and have tea.
Have a nice week

AutumnWind said...

I love your Alice, she is fantastic. How impressive to have Snow White stop in for a visit, of course it is such a lovely party, I am not at all surprised she came :0) Thanks for visiting me!

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
The Mad Hatter Tea Party - how wonderful! Jess loves Alice in Wonderland, and has the pink book. The cloth dolls, the tea cups, the clocks - it was all so fun and delightful.

love,
~Sheri

Deborah Montgomery said...

oh, who wouldn't want to crash this party?! how fun!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a cute post!! You are a very talented lady making all the characters.
Thanks for stopping by. My daughter took those pics with her phone. The ones she took of the fireworks did not turn out well at all so did not post those.
Have a great week.

Lynda Shoup said...

Lovely tea party. Your Alice is such a doll! Ooops, that's obvious…she is very sweet. I enjoyed the wonderful way you staged your party.

Thanks for visiting my blog, as well.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Diane! Thank you for inviting me to your tea party! I had a great time! Sorry I've been absent from blog land for so long, I've been nursing a sick hubby. Twyla

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A fun post Diane, and just like a woman to steal the show from another gal.
Ah yes, the tea - please!

BECKY said...

You are so talented, Diane! This was just the cutest post ever! Loved everything about it. The first hardcover book I ever received was from my paternal grandma....and it was, "Alice in Wonderland." I was too young to read it at the time, but of course I loved receiving it. Happy memories!

BeachGypsy said...

That was fun and very creative! my favorite photo was the one with all the 'magical stars' floating around!!

Carol Z said...

What fun! Not sure I've been to a better party in a long, long time. Thanks for the invitation.

Dena Miller said...

What a lovely party! Thanks so much for inviting me to Tea Diane♥
Blessings

Melanie said...

Love the bright colors at your party. Looks like your dollies are having tons of fun!

Blackberry Lane said...

This is adorable. You are so talented and creative. Wishing you a very nice week.

Lynn said...

What, you didn't make the bunnies? Love all the others and especially Alice!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

How delightful! I love all your handcrafted dolls, Diane! They are adorable and you made this story so sweet

cynthia lee designs said...

Just too cute!! How much fun you had at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party today.
~Cindy

Kirsten Tallman said...

Wow, you actually made animals and Alice! The story was cute too. Loved how Snow White took over :) hee hee. I'm glad it all turned out that everyone could have tea. Come visit for a spot of tea....Moments Divine

Anne Berbling said...

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

Mdm Samm said...

what a grand tea party and your company is soo darn precious...you certainly know how to bring out the little girls in all of us ..thank you .

BrocanteuseRose said...

What darling friends Alice has, oh so charming! I quite enjoyed taking tea!

Smooches from BrocanteuseRose

http://www.brocanteuserose.com/2014/07/mad-hatter-tea-party-wonderland-style.html#more

Kathy said...

My, you are so talented! I love your handiwork and the little story that went with it.

Suzan Sweatman said...

You're incredible Diane ! Alice is beautiful - love love love her looking in the looking glass - just magical !
Thanks for letting me know about this post !
XOXOXO

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Love the Mad hatters Tea party and your sweet little story and photos you have shared.
Looks like a fun party and would like to drop by and have a cup of tea.

Enjoy the week
hugs
Carolyn

Simply Shelley said...

Just lovely,and very fun...think I'll hop a train for florida :)
Blessings friend

Amy Jo said...

So sweet!

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the tea, it was a delight.

Doreen@househoneys said...

That tea party is adorable Diane! So creative and charming, but everything you do is!

Rhissanna said...

I love your Alice and the bears and the wee mouse. What a lovely tea party. As for Snow White, I hope she brought some apple pie! She's turned up at one or two other Mad tea parties this year. maybe she's be a regular fixture? Thank you for inviting me!

Susan Freeman said...

Magical post. Love your vintage Alice book. I spied a pair of small Pooh books. An idea of another creative post perhaps?

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Diane Writes said...

Namemate! I almost thought I was brought to a miniature or toy museum. I think you can already establish one in your own home. :) I enjoyed the photos and it's beginning to feel like my favorite time of the year in the photos.

Thank you for forever linking up. Have a great week ahead!

Sam I Am...... said...

Wow! All you need is a video camera now and you can start making your own movies! I love the part with the "twinkly stars". You would make a great one to design store windows...it was visiting another land! You're amazing!
P.S. I never did get either one of your emails...sad but true.

Denise said...

Oh! Just as darling as I thought it would be.Of course I had a great time and loved all Your creations.Hugs and blessings to You-Denise

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

How fun!! Love all the sweet and adorable details! :) xo Holly

Laura Morrigan said...

What adorable little friends you have!

~Mr. Lavender D.~ said...

OK ... What gives? I see bears and rabbits and even Snowy White.

I just wanna know ... ¿¿Where's Wendy??