Friday, 25 June 2010

A Mad Tea Party!

Ding Dong!!!!!! The doorbell went, and who should it be but the White Rabbit?! He was smiling, and quite unlike his normal stressed self. I couldn't help smiling back, as he whispered in my ear. He had a tale to tell of a girl called Alice, and another called Vanessa. I sat down to listen.

" Vanessa loves tea" he said, "and Alice loves strawberries so we need those, oh yes we do!" He was becoming louder and more excited as he continued. "There is a party over at Vanessa's. It is for Alice and that Hatter man too, and anyone else who can come!"

"Where is the Hatter?" I asked. "Oh, he was far too busy to come today-arrranging and so on-you can imagine?"

I could. I got some strawberries ready and then sat down again. The rabbit had more to tell me.

He said that Alice was many people and one person, as there were so many of her around the world, with more being made or imagined or drawn or painted every day. One such Alice is Anachronistic Alice, who you may have met before. She is an older, and slightly wiser Alice, with a long life of adventure behind her, and plenty of memories to enjoy. She never imagined she would be so repeated, but it doesn't surprise her, considering the kind of impossible life she has led. Here are a few snaps from her personal album...

Alice just loves tiny labels with instructions. She cannot resist them! We know the rest.

Cakes have been a recurring theme throughout her life, and they are often the kind that do the strangest things.

This bottle contains a magical substance which looks just like glitter. When it is sprinkled it is never certain what will happen. Stars may appear, flowers may grow out of hats or the moon may come up in the day- 'Sprinkle and See' is Alice's motto for this!

If she possibly can, Alice still likes to spend time being big in a small space. She finds it helps her to think.

Anachronistic Alice is going now. She feels it may take her some time to get to her hostess's house, especially when slowed down by a large white rabbit-oh, but hang on a minute, what is this ho-----------le!!!!!!!! Oh look, we have landed in Arizona! Better than Wonderland!


jabblog said...

What a very excited White Rabbit - and so big, too! Enjoy your party :-)

somepinkflowers said...

Anachronistic Alice!!!

oh my o my oh my

we have lived an impossible life, too,
over here
so do drop by!

Sprinkle and See
is such a fine motto
so i will sprinkle


i will bring all my peeps
when we get our
Parade Permit
over here...

{{ plus,
i am bringing
to all the parties,
hope you do not turn
green with envy

he WILL dance with your Alice,
gladly }}

Janine said...

Wonderful! LOL! You are so clever!

rebecca said...

landed in arizona? brave alice
do come my way up into the mountains and we shall enjoy a spot of tea, rest and listen to your tales.
please by all means bring along sarah and the white rabbit!
we all have storied to tell.

Maggi said...

~*~*~*Hip hip hurray it's Tea Party Day!*~*~*~

"Sprinkle Me" how precious! Your Alice is such a gracious hostess!

Thanks for having me at your tea party! if you haven't been already, you're cordially invited to my mad tea party! Have yourself a mad sort of day! :)

Rhonda Roo said...

Oh the things I have in common with Anachronistic Alice-i love cake (and it usually just makes me bigger) :p and sprinkles and sparkles and magic, and a tiny little place to think!

Lovely shindig, thanks for having me-see you in Arizona!

Designs by Blanche said...

Your Alice is delightful!

Thanks so much for having us - please drop by for a visit when you can!

Shell said...

Your Alice is wonderful.I love her sprinkle me bottle and that you never know what will come out of it.

KindredSpirit said...

ha ha. what on earth have you taken!

Maria-Thérèse said...

Eeek! I'm getting claustrophobic!

♥ Alice Maria-Thérèse Afiori in a Swedish wonderland

KathrynAntyr said...

Clever indeed! Arizona delights!

Follow your heart and join me as we go to the Forest of Wishes. I have party gifts waiting for everyone!

{{soul hugs}}
Kathryn, Collage Diva

Fair Rosamund said...

Wonderful tea party, thank you ever so much for inviting me :) ~Lauren

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing your Alice with us today.

Happy Tea partying...


Sheila :-)

Lenora said...

Thanks for sharing tea! Won't you join us for tea at our
Mad Tea Party - Fairy Tale

Whisperings 13 said...

How delightful is Alice! love her!
you are the clever one!
thank you for the tea!

Bill C. said...

What a wonderful white rabbit! It was so nice to meet an older Alice, too. Strawberries and cakes - what heavenly concoctions! Thank you so much for the invitation.


Faerie Moon Creations said...

Charming tea party! :) Thank you so much for inviting me. If you have not made your way already, I do hope that you shall come and visit with me, as you join the White Queen and Mad Hatter for some cake ~ and tea
...Theresa (aka The White Queen)

Deborah said...

Oh cute-cute! I live in Arizona too! Howdy neighbor!

**blows kisses** Deb

Candace said...

Oh My Goodness, that Alice! A superb interpretation, wherever she lands and yes, believe you me, Arizona is fantastic!
Love the pic of you and Rabbit!
Thanks so so much and see you soon, dear Sarah.
Candace in Athens.

Kandes Naylor said...

HaHa! I live in Arizona and would prefer Wonderland, I think. Too hot this time of year, unless you are in Flag or the White mts. Come by and see me for a cup of tea. I am having a giveaway you might like!

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

That was fun! Thank you for the playful visit. Come join me for a game of croquet.

Scrap Vamp said...

Thank you for the tea! This was a beautiful stop in a very long journey!

fawndear said...

How clever to have such a Splendid Alice among your cast of characters. And your White Rabbit looks positivly huggable.

Thank you for sharing your imagination.


Hey Harriet said...

Wheeeeeeeeeee! That was fun! And hey, you have a new blog header. Very nice!

Anonymous said...


Kristal said...

What a delightful party! Loved meet Anachronistic Alice...she seemed to still be a young girl at heart!

Thanks so much for inviting me!


ArtSparker said...

The Alice doll is wonderful. Lately, I know how she feels.

Christine said...

I love your Alice Doll, Sarah~that shot of her through the window is fantastic!Off to visit the other merry makers and their parties~have a great one!!

Christine :)

Rattling On said...

You are bonkers...

Papillon Bleu said...

Happy Mad Tea party!
Your Alice is lovely.
Love it when she lands in Arizona! he!he! funny lady!

Anonymous said...

I was terribly late for your party. Sorry, sorry..... but I'm here now! In ARizona!!! Wow! The places you visit while drinking tea... If you care for some more tea over in the Netherlands, you're very welcome at my place!

Loretta said...

How cute...loved your tea party!

BunnyKissd said...

*Giggles* I love your party! Such fun! Do stop over to mine if you have a moment; the fairies will be waiting... ^-^

Waterrose said...

Loved the tea party....thanks for inviting me! Hope you had a lovely stay in Arizona!

Victoria Sayer said...

Thanks for sharing your Mad Tea Party. I so enjoyed myself. Your White Rabbit looks so cuddly. If you can get the chance, please do come and visit me for some more Mad Tea, in the Secret Enchanted Forest at:

Wendy said...

Enchanted tea Party. thank you for sharing..
Have a wonderfully Mad and Curious Day.... Wendy from Wonderland

Alisa said...

It's such a pleasure to meet so many Alices! Thank you for the fun!

Carousel Dreams said...

Oh, your Alice is quite lovely...please tell her I am so sorry I am late.

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

What a lovely tea party and I love the shot of Alice through the window.

Hope you can visit me for some magical tea!

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

:) LOVE!