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A Mad Tea Party!

It is time for a Mad Tea Party!  Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist has invited bloggers near and far to join her for a Mad Tea Party.  This is her 9th Annual Mad Tea Party and there are over 45 bloggers participating, so check out all of those I have listed at the bottom of this post and see how each of us has interpreted the theme of, A Mad Tea Party!a mad tea party

Rabbit Salt and Pepper Shakers check the time.

“There was a table set out under a tree in front of the house, and the March Hare and the Hatter were having tea at it: a Dormouse was sitting between them, fast asleep, and the other two were using it as a cushion, resting their elbows on it, and the talking over its head. `Very uncomfortable for the Dormouse,’ thought Alice; `only, as it’s asleep, I suppose it doesn’t mind.’A Mad Tea Party“The table was a large one, but the three were all crowded together at one corner of it: `No room! No room!’ they cried out when they saw Alice coming. `There’s PLENTY of room!’ said Alice indignantly, and she sat down in a large arm-chair at one end of the table.”Alice In wonderland Tea PartyHave some wine,’ the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.
Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea. `I don’t see any wine,’ she remarked.
`There isn’t any,’ said the March Hare.
`Then it wasn’t very civil of you to offer it,’ said Alice angrily.
`It wasn’t very civil of you to sit down without being invited,’ said the March Hare.
`I didn’t know it was YOUR table,’ said Alice; `it’s laid for a great many more than three.’A Mad Hatter's Tea Party

`Your hair wants cutting,’ said the Hatter. He had been looking at Alice for some time with great curiosity, and this was his first speech.
`You should learn not to make personal remarks,’ Alice said with some severity; `it’s very rude.’
The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing this; but all he SAID was, `Why is a raven like a writing-desk?’A Tea Party Mad Hatter Style!“Come, we shall have some fun now!’ thought Alice. `I’m glad they’ve begun asking riddles.–I believe I can guess that,’ she added aloud.
`Do you mean that you think you can find out the answer to it?’ said the March Hare.
`Exactly so,’ said Alice.”A Mad Hatter's Tea Party

“Then you should say what you mean,’ the March Hare went on.
`I do,’ Alice hastily replied; `at least–at least I mean what I say–that’s the same thing, you know.’
`Not the same thing a bit!’ said the Hatter. `You might just as well say that “I see what I eat” is the same thing as “I eat what I see”!’
`You might just as well say,’ added the March Hare, `that “I like what I get” is the same thing as “I get what I like”!’
`You might just as well say,’ added the Dormouse, who seemed to be talking in his sleep, `that “I breathe when I sleep” is the same thing as “I sleep when I breathe”!’The Mad Hatter hosts a tea party

“It IS the same thing with you,’ said the Hatter, and here the conversation dropped, and the party sat silent for a minute, while Alice thought over all she could remember about ravens and writing-desks, which wasn’t much.Join me for The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

The Hatter was the first to break the silence. `What day of the month is it?’ he said, turning to Alice: he had taken his watch out of his pocket, and was looking at it uneasily, shaking it every now and then, and holding it to his ear.

A Mad Hatter Tea PartyAlice considered a little, and then said `The fourth.’
`Two days wrong!’ sighed the Hatter. `I told you butter wouldn’t suit the works!’ he added looking angrily at the March Hare.
`It was the BEST butter,’ the March Hare meekly replied.
‘Yes, but some crumbs must have got in as well,’ the Hatter grumbled: `you shouldn’t have put it in with the bread-knife.”Alice in Wonderland's little gold key

Once more she found herself in the long hall, and close to the little glass table. `Now, I’ll manage better this time,’ she said to herself, and began by taking the little golden key, and unlocking the door that led into the garden.

I have come a long way with my photography and my party styling.  Check out my first try at an Alice in Wonderland themed party!

I hope you have enjoyed this visit to the Mad Tea Party in Alice’s Wonderland.  Would you like to read more about Alice and the Mad Hatter?  61j3FbBpulL

This is the Annotated 150th Anniversary Edition of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

61fAI3q6nGLIf you just want to have some fun, how about the Alice Coloring Book?

Check out all of these other participants in The Mad Tea Party of 2016!

A Little Fur in the Paint… | A Magical Whimsy | Apple and Orchard | Art @ Home | Autumn Moon  Enchantment | Avidly Dreaming | butterfly 8)(8 bungalow | Calamitous Botanicus | Classical Homemaking | COBBLESTONE PRIMS | Coffeeberry Cottage | Cosmic Girl | Delights of the Heart | Foreigner in my own backyard | Girly pretties | Home is Where the Boat Is | Justina’s World | King of Mice Studios | Laura’s favorite things… | Laura’s Interests | M Ann M | Magaly Guerrero | Maria’s Antoinette | Midnight in the Dollhouse | Molly The Fishmonger | Ms Misantropia | Once Upon A Time | Pen and Feather | Plumfield House Gardens | Poetic Postcards | Reclaiming My Boho Mojo | Ronni Ann Designing Fairy | Sherry’s Cabin | Silver Shoes & Rabbit Holes | Sit For A Spell | Strange Girl in a Little House | Sunflower House Art | Tales Of A Needle And Thread | The Continuing Adventures of Hitty Caroline | The Enchanting World Of Milady Leela | The Gossamer Tearoom | The One Sixth Scale Dollhouse | Thoughts From a Young Writer | Thrift Shop Commando | what AMBER loves | WJC’s Digital World

I will be sharing this post at the following parties:  TaDa! Thursday | Sweet and Simple Fridays | Funtastic Friday | Dare To Share | Best of the Weekend | WTTW Blog Hop | Show Off Friday | Saturday Sparks  | Bouquet of Talent | Dishing It & Digging It | Show and Share | The Scoop | Amaze Me Monday | Make It Pretty Monday | Brag About It |  Share Your Style Link Party | Waste Not Wednesday | Creative Circle | Tablescape Thursday | Fridays Five Features | Merry Monday | Project Inspired | Tips and Tricks | Make It Pretty Monday | Create Link Inspire | Brag About It | Grace at Home | Merry Monday

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Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube

64 Comments

  1. Hello and thank you so much for having me at your beautiful and very mad tea party! Such fun!

    In the meanwhile, My Little Victorienne and Purple Kitty are waiting for a visit from you at my blog! We hope you enjoy your time there!

    Wishing you a wonderful and Mad Tea Party weekend!

    Betty

  2. Your table is amazing. Both of them. Each so creative and perfectly lovely. I wish I would have know about this party as I love anything with Alice in Wonderland. I am planning on doing an “Alice” table soon and would have done it now. Thanks for sharing. Again your post is amazing!

    1. Thank you so much Valerie! I just came upon Vanessa’s site by chance. Mark your calendar for next year and I will try and promote it a little more. I had a flyer on my side panel, but you may have missed it!

  3. Love the old antique look of your tea party, very pretty indeed! Thank you for having me, I especially love the white rabbits!! (Salt and pepper shakers?)

  4. Oh your enchanting tea party was a delight to attend. I love all your creative touches, most especially the flowing book pages. I’ve had such fun looking at your whimsical delights.

  5. Chloe!! Your photos are so fantastical! You really captured the themes of fairytale and whimsy amazingly! I love all the moss and porcelain cups… The storybook pages through the mirror is most magickal! So many clocks and rabbits! I think I’m late for a very important date! I must be off to the next party! Won’t you be so kind as to stop by mine, for a spot of mango peach and rose mint tea? I also have some raspberry scones to offer you! I hope you do!

    http://justinasworld.com/a-fanciful-twists-mad-tea-party/

    Justina
    xoxo

  6. I love the AIW pages coming out of the LOOKING GLASS — very creative touch. Also, the pink roses Chintz tea pot is adorable. 🙂

    I’m a day-late to the fun and just now getting around to each party, but if you haven’t already, do drop by and say hi. 🙂
    ~ Misha
    http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/870467.html

  7. Your tea party is breathtaking! So many details, so cleverly arranged. What strikes me is how you have styled them into a harmonious whole. Really beautifully done!

    Thank you, also, for adding our blogs to the end of your post. It was a thoughtful touch that made me smile and feel your kindness,

    The tea is still on at my blog. Feel free to come by if you haven’t already.

  8. Such a lovely party, it was like stepping into the pages of the book! Nice to see your chintz ware teapot, it’s always been a favorite of mine. Cheers, Sarah

  9. Lovely tea party, thank you so much! It was fun to read from the book, I think I need to read the whole thing, and also “Through The Looking Glass” again!

  10. Your china is exactly how I imagine it at the tea party 🙂 The whole tables cape is amazing and creative!! Thanks for sharing at TaDa Thursday!!!

  11. I absolutely adore this whimsical and magical tablescape! You truly have a great eye, very inspiring. Thank you so much for linking up with us this week at Dishing It & Digging It 🙂

  12. What a HUGE EVENT! Also an excellent idea to share that way. I may have to try that with my Kentucky Derby Party…those of us who have them are just so into them :). Your interpretation was so beautiful! I am thinking how I need a cold rainy or snowy day to sit and go through all of the others you have listed there.

  13. I’m late to the party, my watch is running two days slow…(make that five days slow 🙂 I’m just mad about all your tea party details from the moss runner, pretty teacups, bunny and clocks! The book pages through the looking glass frame are the star and so whimsical and fun!

  14. Oh wow! Love the tablescape and all the wonderful elements you used for your Mad Tea Party! The book pages an awesome addition! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful posts with us this week on Brag About It! Pinned to share.
    ~Laurie

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