Saturday, July 11, 2015

Chapter 1: Down the Rabbit Hole

Hello and Welcome!! Happy 8th Annual "Mad Tea Party!

(Thank you, Vanessa!)
 
 
My sincere apologies for being unfashionably late for the party, as I have had car problems for the last couple days! Thankfully last night, handy hubby was able to fix it, and I now A/C again, and the fan to my engine is working again.
 
 “have i gone mad?
im afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usualy are.”
― Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland
 
  Today, I seriously felt like the White Rabbit, repeating this
I'm late / I'm late / For a very important date. / No time to say "Hello, Goodbye". / I'm late, I'm late, I'm late, and checking the clock every 5 minutes!
 
But before I could enjoy a cup of tea, the Red Queen
demanded to know, If I played croquet??!!
 
 
 
 
Last week, I came upon this blog, that decorates the prettiest macarons. I fell in love with these vibrantly colored flamingo ones. I made my Strawberry Macaron recipe, and followed the tutorial in the link below.
  Lindsay added a snapdragon for a tail, to give it a little flare!!
 
 
As the day grew later and later, I went from feeling like the Mad Hatter, to the White Rabbit, and then to Alice!
I was beginning to wonder who or what I was!
 
Then I bumped into a caterpillar, who demanded to know Who I was?
And I replied... I- I hardly know, sir. I've changed so many times since this morning, you see...
~Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland
 
On my way to find the tea party, I came across these flowers. I had no idea that flowers could talk! 
 
 
Spode Orchid Plate, I found at a Thrift store for $2! Reminded me of the flowers in 'Alice in Wonderland'; The Rose, the daisy and the Orchid, and how peculiar they all thought she was,
 and that she had no fragrance!
 
 
 
via etsy
 
Finally I thought, I made it to the tea party!
 
 
There I came upon 2 Mad Hatters and a Cheshire Cat!
 
 


Katelyn, Mad Hatter 1


 
Lindsay the 'Mad Hatter2
 
 
 
 
 

The Cheshire Cat
 
 
 
Also at the Tea Party, guess who else decided to show up, no other than the
White Rabbit Himself!
He seemed to be very shy, hiding behind the Snap Dragons,
It looked like he was about to run away again!
 
 
What coincidence, I just happen to be browsing Home Goods,
and came across this Alice in Wonderland tea cup!
The Drink Me tag, I created in PicMonkey!
 
 
Sweet Vanilla tea cakes with Strawberry cream cheese frosting
Pink and Purple seem to be the colors of the day, with gorgeous
peach, and pink blossoms!
 
 
Cheshire Cat Tails

Lindsay had fun making these out of strawberry wafer cookies and purple icing!
 
 
Taking my first sip of tea, I could see in the distance, the Red Queen, yelling at me,
demanding Who Painted Her White Roses Red, and then everything started
spinning, faster and faster,
I started to feel dizzy!
When I opened my eyes, I saw my macarons and flowers, just as they should be!
 
 
I sat back enjoyed my cup of tea and reflected on my favorite quote...
 
"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."    
~Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland
 
Thank you all for visiting me today, and I hope that you enjoyed you cup of tea!
 
Wishing you all a magical weekend!
 
Until next time,
xo,
 






30 comments:

  1. Hi Christine, what fun and a fabulous tea party you made with your girls! The macaroons and cookies and table setting all look so festive!

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  2. Yes thank you, we did enjoy our cup of tea. We also think your flamingo macarons are simply delightful.
    Linda and Michelle

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  3. Pretty Pretty and then more Pretty! I adore the flamingo meringues.

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  4. How fun! Those flamingos are the cutest thing ever! I also love the card garland. I bet the girls had a lovely time at the tea party!

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  5. Oh I love when the mini Mad Hatters get involved! My own Mad Hatter came to my party as well. They are such a joy! Those Flamingo macaroons were delicious!

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  6. Lovely party! I've never seen flamingo macarons before - really creative. :-)

    Please come to my party: http://www.moonlyf.com/2015/07/8th-annual-mad-tea-party.html

    ~♥Carmen♥~

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  7. I love your sweet and creative treats! Looks like your girls had a great time being a part of the fun party. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  8. Lindsay is taking after your creative self! Beautiful job. What a fun playing card banner!

    http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-fanciful-twists-8th-annual-virtual.html

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  9. Late or on time, the goodies were fine! Who wouldn't love a flamingo macaron?! Thank you for a wonderful party.

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  10. Christine, everything is just lovely...the story, the treats (especially those macaroons), the dishes, the table settings, the cat and your beautiful girls!!! Hugs!!!

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  11. Wooooow, your macarons are ahmazing! ALl your treats actually, and your tablescape is sooo pretty! Love the happy faces, I'm sure they enjoyed, I sure would have <3 Happiest Mad tea party wishes! <3, Vanessa

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  12. Fabulous, Christine!! Those FLAMINGOS!! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, your party was delightful!
    Thank you for being a most gracious hostess, my Dear!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  13. Your sweets were perfect with tea. Thanks for the party.

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  14. What an adorable party, and the flamingoes look too delirious to play croquet with!!!

    Linking from A Fanciful Twist,
    Happy Mad Tea Party!
    Ricki Jill

    http://ricki-treleaven.blogspot.com/2015/07/8th-annual-mad-tea-party-plus-giveaway.html

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  15. Christine, how fun. I love the creative food! The Mad Hatters are too cute and I'm sure you all had such a wonderful time. Great score on the Alice mug and the plate. The flower scene is my favorite one in the movie and I love the quote about imagining 6 impossible things!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  16. Hi Christine! That-Was-Awesome! Your presentation was so witty! I always thought Alice didn't get the credit she deserved because she wasn't a princess. ;) Thank you for co-hosting as well at #OMHGWW!
    Kristine :)

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  17. Cute! The flamingos and cheshire cat tails made me smile.

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  18. Hi Christine,
    What a fabulous and fun tea party you have created. I love your flamingos and the other treats look wonderful too. A very witty and creative presentation and I am so glad you have shared it with us at Tea Time.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  19. Your table is bursting with tempting morsels. The flamingo treats are such a hoot! The other treats look equally as delicious. Oops, there I go - another cup of tea. I'm so glad I stopped by, even if I am a few days late.

    The kettle is still on over at my party if you care to take a look:
    http://reclaimingmybohomojo.blogspot.com/2015/07/mad-tea-party-2015-double-vision.html

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  20. Christine, this is a delightful post...loved it! I enjoy co-hosting #OMHGWW with you!

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  21. Love the tea party, especially that hats, delightful looking snacks and the flamingoes.

    My blog moved http://linorstore.com/the-hebrew-month-of-av/

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  22. This looks like a fun party to have attended. I love the dream of Alice and Wonderland!!
    And you made some fun goodies!
    Your daughter is darling!! I would love to have a tea party!!
    Thanks for Co-Hosting with me this month Christine!!!
    Hope you have a great day!!!
    #OMHGWW

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  23. Christine, what a fun looking party!

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  24. Oh Im in love with those flamingoes! so clever!
    The girls look adorable and bet they had a ball!
    Cheers!

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  25. What a cute post and I love the ideal of a Tea party. Everything was so pretty it made me wish I was there.

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  26. What a clever and fun activity! The girls will have great memories! Great co-hosting with you again at @OMHGWW

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  27. this is so wonderful and creative. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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  28. What a great tea party! I love the flamingos! I'm not sure that your Chesire Cat was in the mood for a tea party lol. Thanks for linking up with us at the Best of the Blogosphere! We hope you'll come back tomorrow and link up another post!

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  29. I'm loving this! Pinned and tweeted! I always love your creations, thanks for sharing this with us! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

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  30. Wow!! Lovely tea party. I really liked everything. Planning to arrange a tea party at one of San Francisco venues for my niece. Thinking of using some of our ideas there. Will be inviting all her friends too. Want to arrange a memorable one for her.

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