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Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Mad Tea Party ~ 2010





Hurry please. 

 We can't be late.




Ah, there it is.

In the clearing

near that odd little house,

its roof thatched with fur.




Yes, yes, this 

must be the right place.




The time, the time! 

 We must not be late!




There he is!
It's the Mad Hatter himself,
our infamous host for this curious afternoon tea.




~ The Mad Tea Party!~

Let the fun begin.

Oh, my. It is a rather curious tea party, indeed!




Alice is here.

See there she is sitting

in her big comfy arm-chair.




No doubt she is very tired after

swimming through her pool of tears.





Please do sit down. 

 How about this chair here?




Yes, dear, the one near Tweedledee.

Or is it Tweedledum?

Oh, no matter.




Quick, find yourself a cup.




Better be quick!

I hear the rattle of the tea cups 

of this never ending meal.




Wonderful choice!




Let me pour you a cup of tea.




And cake . . .

you must have a slice of this!

It's a delicious cake of curious talking flowers.




A cherry or two 

with a mushroom cap?




Yes, it truly is 

a splendid afternoon!




What's that?

Do you see a grin looking 

down upon the festivities?

Is it? Could it be?

Yes, it must be 

the Duchess' Cheshire-Cat!




No doubt he'll be disappearing and

popping up all about the party.




I do think he's after another one

of the mushroom caps.




Oh, the happy days of summer!




"Take some more tea . . . "




There's plenty for everyone.




Do take another 

mushroom cap or two.




What a delightfully 

curious afternoon tea!




"So she sat on, with closed eyes, and

half believed herself in Wonderland . . ."




Time flies!




"Would you tell me, please,

which way I ought to go from here?"





Yes, yes! For more of these curious fetes ~


I'm thrilled you joined in the Mad Tea Party today. Every Saturday is also Pink Saturday and A Few of My Favorite Things so head on over for more fun at these weekly blog parties.

Oh my, what a fun filled party day!

Do you think Alice and all her curious friends in Wonderland
just might be some of my favorite things?

If you missed my post on
Alice in Wonderland in Central Park

Alice, Cheshire-Cat, Mad Hatter, White Rabbit
Needlepoint figures from Petei Designs, stitched in the 1980s
http://www.petei.com/line_list/line_alice.htm

Miniature Tea Set - Paul Cardew Designs


This post will also be linked to several weekly tea parties next week.





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