Friday, June 25, 2010

We're all a Little Mad Here...


 Welcome to my corner of the Mad Tea Party Table. If you are going sit in on a Mad Tea you need a very special tea cup. I made this one yesterday just for this special occasion. It's made the same way you make those clear glass Christmas ball ornaments, by drizzling acrylic paint inside then swirling it with the end of a paint brush. (Of course we won't actually drink from this one, it's just set the mood, perhaps it will be a good place for the doormouse to rest.)
 
A little poem for our Mad Tea Goers.

 The White Rabbit has made an appearance today. He ran through quickly disturbing us all so very much, screaming about being late or some other such nonsense.

Of course Alice drank from the bottle but somehow she fell inside so we just set her on the table and make funny faces at her through the glass.


Now that our guests are here how about a little entertainment, Cards anyone?...
(A vintage Alice In Wonderland card game, and two old wooden blocks with Alice and Tweedledee)

I made up a quick fabric book for those who prefer to read instead of playing games...

Alice
 The Cheshire Cat
 
The Mad Hatter
 The Queen of Hearts
The End

And now for a little more MAD READING!...
The Lobster Quadrille -by Lewis Carroll (from a 1930's children's book of poems)

And more information regarding Lewis Carroll...
I made this little tag using some awesome PS brushes I found on Deviantart by midnightstouch
http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=ps+7++brushes+poe#/dk4w88
A friend of mine who knows all things goofy and obscure told me last week the answer to the riddle in Alice in Wonderland. He said Lewis Carroll answered the riddle only once when asked, "Why is a Raven Like a writing desk?" His answer -because Poe wrote on both.
Just a little bit of trivia for our mad tea party today. And how well does Poe fit in at this tea table! LOL

I hope you had a good time at the Mad Tea! Come again soon!
http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/2010/04/the-mad-tea-party-2010-an-invitation-surprise.html

35 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

I am so glad to know the answer to the riddle!! It was fun attending your party!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very creative! Loved seeing what you made for the party! I'm early, but I wanted to be sure that I got a good start on visiting. I started at the top and worked down part way. Now, I'm starting at the bottom and working up! :-)

I think that Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are two of my favorite characters in Wonderland. I didn't have them in my post today, but I'm glad to see that one made an appearance here.

Happy Mad Tea Party...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love your creations! Thank you for inviting me to your party. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

So Dark So Cute said...

I very much enjoyed your tea party! Thank you!

Lululiz said...

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Oh heck, what do I like best? I think it has to be the bottle, its awesome.

Victoria Sayer said...

I enjoyed your clever fabric book and the game of cards seemed to last forever...all the while being watched by your confined Alice. (She didn't seem to mind being so out of reach)
Thanks for having me at your place. Please come and visit with me for some more mad tea in the Secret Enchanted Forest at:
http://greenandwhitegarden.blogspot.com/2010/06/mad-tea-party.html
~Vicki.

Kristal said...

Coming by for your Mad Tea. Wow, I don't even know where to begin. I love the vintage Wonderland cards. And the wonderful fabric book you made. That's something I'm really interested in right now. And thank you so much for revealing the answer to the question - I ♥ trivia!!!

I've had a wonderful time! I'd be delighted if you stop by mine sometime too! Grace Goods at blogspot dot com.

~♥~
Kristal

marit said...

Aaah... an answer to the riddle!!! thank you, thank you - I will never forget!!!!! And your teacup and book are awesome... WOWZAH!!! Hope you get many visitors on your tea party, your blog/work/post sure is worth it!!!

Whisperings 13 said...

what a beautiful teacup! and such a lovely party! Poe certainly does fit right in! but then, he fits in anywhere- doesn't he! lol
have a madly spectacular day!

Waterrose said...

Wonderful tea party....lovely guests!

Maggi said...

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

How interesting, we now have the answer to the riddle!

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! :)

Deborah said...

OMGoodness, how I Love your creations! The book is amazing. Thank you for such a delightful post!
**blows kisses** Deb

Brook said...

What fun Sam and I had at your delightful tea! We love the poems! We hope to see you at our tea soon.

http://feelinscrappytoday.blogspot.com/2010/06/tea-party.html

Keepsake's Crafts said...

BEAUTIFUL Book... I like your little corner of the Table, Very much!

dellamarinis said...

Nice to see the eclectic art and lovely pieces from old books! Enjoy the mad tea day!

Netty said...

Wow it is all terrific, love it. Annette x

turquoise cro said...

LOVE ravens and crows, bluebirds, blue jays, robins, cardinals,sparrows, aw, who am I kidding I LOVE all birds!!!Happy Tea Party!!!Interesting fabric book!

Sandi M said...

Lovely art for the tea party! Thanks for sharing the poem & answering the riddle - I did so wonder on that one!

julietk said...

I am visiting early as I start at the bottom, being an unconventional person and I hope it gives those last on the list a little lift to be first for a change :-) Thank you for the answer to the riddle :-) I invite you to my party too.

Sylvia Smiser said...

Finally I know the answer to the riddle! Thank you for having me over to your tea party! I very much enjoyed myself. Please stop by mine if you get a chance. anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com
Thank you for your hospitality,
Sylvia

~Que Bella~ said...

What a wonderful party! Love that fabric book and those Alice cards! Thanks for having me!

So Dark So Cute said...

What a wonderfull teaparty you have! you've made so much beautiful things! ;-)
wanna see my funny party?

Carousel Dreams said...

Wonderful! I love everything here...especially the little white rabbit. And the trivia about the riddle! Wow! Your cup is delightful, and I simply adore the playing cards...thankyou, I had such a lovely time here today x

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Thespa....finally a chance to come over and visit, your blog is fabulous! We actually JUST got around to watching Alice In Wonderland last night, so I was happy to learn about this party to visit in blogland......hugs, Janet

yyam said...

Your fabric book is beautiful! And so is that bottle! Thanks for having me at your tea party! :)

TesoriTrovati said...

Thank you for sharing the answer to the riddle! I have wracked my brain to come up with the answer. How simple! Charming tea party.
Come visit my party post for a chance to win. http://treasures-found.blogspot.com
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Lynda said...

Finally! An answer to that riddle! Thanks for sharing that piece of trivia! :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Excuse me for being so fashionably late...I hope you will not be irate. Your tea party was fun - it shined like the sun! Such lovely goodies you have shared! If you have not already done so, I'd be honored if you would sit a spell with me~for tea...http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-mad-tea-party.html
Sincerely, Theresa (aka The White Queen)

Lenora said...

what a lot of work - we love all your creations at tea! Thanx! Won't you join us for tea at our
Mad Tea Party - Fairy Tale

http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/06/mad-tea-party-2010.html

fawndear said...

So sorry I'm late for the Mad Tea Party.

Your Fabric book was the most enchanting thing I've yet seen. I'm now dreaming of making one about my garden fairies.

Thank you so much for sharing your Muchness!

Tootles,
FawnDear

MARLOU B. said...

Lovely party!!
Thank you so much for sharing.

anna @ frosted petunias said...

Oh my gosh everything is so clever and beautiful. I love it all! Thank you so much for stopping by and inviting me to your wonderful tea. Oh and I absolutely adore your background!

Scrap Vamp said...

Thank you for having me over for tea! Your artwork is beautiful!

Electra said...

This was lovely! I especially love how you did Alice in the jar (even I KNOW of course, that she really did fall inside!

harem6 said...

So sorry for being late...We really enjoyed being at your party! Such a wonderful post!
You are welcome to have some fun at our party!

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