Saturday, June 25, 2011

Down the Rabbit Hole

Oh dear.
Where is everyone?


They are late!
Late, late, late!


SHE is late
and
they are late.


Tsk, Tsk...
Where can everyone be?
The tea will be cold!


OH!  Goodness me, thank the White Queen's stars, you've arrived!
How do you do?  How do you do?
Would you like a cup?  Would you like a nibble?


I dare say, you know, you are quite late!
Tsk, tsk.
Is your watch not working?
Never mind that.
Do sit down.
Hurry now.


There is still some tea left.
Yes, left.  You see, he has already been here.
Who?!  Why the Hatter of course.
You do remember him, do you not?
From when you came before?


A very lovely time it was, yes indeed it was.
You know, I know of a quite good clock maker...
eh-hem... if you need your watch repaired.
Eh-hem, well yes.
What was I saying?


Oh yes, yes.
We had a jolly good time...
riddles and songs and all.
You know how it goes.


Please, please, help yourself.
There is plenty to chose from.


Yes, yes... please don't dawdle.
No time for dawdling.


No, no time for that.
Unless you're Dum or Dee of course.
OH!
Oh, no.. no you are not either of them.
So sorry.


Well now, I do so hate to be a party pooper...
but I believe it is time.
Yes, yes... most definitely time to go.
So sorry, but we do keep a tight schedule around here, you know.
It was very nice to see you again, but...
Many more cups to sip.
Many more friends to see.

Ahhh, yes, yes....
eh-hem, about that clock maker...........

80 comments:

apinkdreamer said...

what a wonderful party! thanks for inviting me!!!

http://apinkdreamer.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-summer-party-in-pumpkinland.html

LuLu Kellogg said...

*stuffing my pockets full of sweets*...oooo, I am off to the next one....thank you every so much for having me and give the white one a little scratch behind the ears for me!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Ms Misantropia said...

Simply amazing! Your pictures are lovely and that chocolate-almond cake looks divine :)

Sara said...

wow, your cakes are amazing, have the most wonderful tea party. Hugs Sara

amy boland said...

absolutly beautiful, & that chocolate cake looks wonderful... is it too early for cake??? nahhhh!
XoXxo
amy boland

Pixie said...

What a beautiful party! That chocolate cake looks amazing but I completely fell in love with your white "rabbit"...such a cutie! Love the smiling photo!

Terri said...

The white rabbit had the whole tea table to himself! Lucky guy! What visual and delicious treats you have for your guests! Pure magical pleasure here for sure!
Hugs,
Terri
http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party.html

kandeland said...

what a fabulous party! love all the clocks and your host is the best!
xo

Tiedupmemories said...

Wow! What a party! So very creative and fun!Love your bunny! Thanks for the invite!
Tracy

Jillayne said...

This is terrific Alisa, especially the white rabbit!
I felt while I was looking at the pictures that I had stepped into an old English parlour in a storybook - you did it so well! And the clock-cakes are fabulous!

Kathy said...

honestly, your photos need no words, but I am glad they do...
Can I tell you, I wanted to jump right into them...yummy sweets and the doggie, delightful, xo

Jen said...

What an amazing dessert table! Love it :)

rachelsmith133 said...

Gorgeous tea party, I loved how you made the cakes into clocks. You have a very cute little doggy *ahem* rabbit sorry ;-)

Please visit my tea party if you get chance http://phoenixra.blogspot.com/2011/06/wonderings-on-tea-party.html

Italian Postcards said...

Your cake clock(s)is fantastic! You dog looks great with those ears on. Fun.

Charlene said...

ADORABLE Post Alisa! Love the ears on your helper! And all of the clocks... That chocolate cake was my fav. Have a great weekend!
CHarlene

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Your rabbit! I had to give a little squeal, that was too good. :D

Absolutely adore your table setting and your amazing doily banner. Your treats were most delectable, did I get all the frosting wiped off my mouth? Good, good. Goodbye, goodbye!

Lisa said...

what a gorgeous tea party! i love all the clocks! yummy!
thank you for having me
lisa

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your party is beautiful! I love the clock theme! Your cake looks really scrumptious!

Happy Mad Tea Party!
Lindsey

knitterbeader said...

Your pictures and words were wonderful - felt like I was there. Thank you for the invite.

Sara said...

This post made me smile so much. Just look at that smiling 'rabbit'. lol Loved it! Thank you for the invitation. xx

Pabkins said...

This was so enjoyable - my eyes gobbled up your party and my feet were kicking with glee!
Tabitha
http://pabkins.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-my-wonderland-wedding.html

Sarah said...

Wow, such a clever party! Love the clock inspired goodies. You are most creative. And the "white furry" one is priceless!
Thanks for having me! ~ sarah

The Weekend Artist said...

Such a wonderful dreamy party! I love all the details..the photographic treatment and the cakes! Oh the cakes Mr rabbit wouldn't be late if he saw those!
Thanks for the sweets and the wonderful tea! Do drop on by for some over at my blog=) a cup or two?!

K
http://theweekendartist.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011-by-weekend-artist.html

TwoHeartsPath said...

What A Truly Magical Table You Have Set For the Party!!! Loved My
Visit....Now I am Off to The Next!!!!

Róisín said...

Oh my, I utterly adore your photography! I'm bookmarking this post, best one I've come across today! Thank you for having me at your truly wonderful party. Hope you're enjoying the festivities!
Hope you're enjoying the festivities!

Roisin x

p.s. Love your blog. A beautiful place indeed :)

p.p.s My code word is 'properly'. I love when the code words are real ones!

Caleen said...

You are so fun. Sure enjoyed the party and love the pictures. WOW! everything looks lovely and so divine! :) Love the White Rabbit! So fun to be invited! Have fun!

Holiday Sparkle - Cyndi LaChance said...

Stunning!!!!!!! What a lovely party. Thanks for letting me join in the fun :)

Melanie Statnick said...

This is beautiful, I love your table.Adorable puppy!

Kelly said...

What a delightful party! The clock cakes are so clever! And your pup is such a trooper! I thuroughly enjoyed my visit!

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

Alisa,
I love it....! It's all looks dreamy!
xoxo,Ann-Denise

Fair Rosamund said...

Wow, what a beautiful tea party!! I love the pup in rabbit ears, too adorable :) Thank you so much for inviting me! ~Lauren

Aurelia said...

Really fun party :) I love the cake-clocks, such a great idea!

I'm also taking part in the Mad Tea Party blog hop and hope that you'll visit my party to have some fun there too :)

http://modernwomans.blogspot.com/2011/06/welcome-to-my-english-tea-party.html

Shell said...

I love your Tea Party. A beautiful table, that chocolate clock cake and your adorable white rabbit. Truly magical.

Denise said...

That was wonderful!Beautiful and fun.My first year,can't wait to try again.So nice to meet you.Denise

Donna, The Decorated House said...

So much fun!
We have a white pup who often sits like a bunny. He needs ears like those. So cute.
Your table is fabulous, and yummy looking.

Carousel Dreams said...

Yours was a most divine affair...LOVE the white rabbit, hee hee. And the table looked incredible with the doily garland - thankyou so much for hosting such a wonderful party x

Robin Thomas said...

Oh lord how I love that rabbit. You are so awesome, and a wee bit twisted.

KathrynAntyr said...

First, I love the sentiment behind the title of your blog. It is the last party for me tonight and a good message to place in my heart as I drift off to sleep.

Second, I love, love, love how you dressed your table. Your attention to detail and eye for design is fabulous. I'm inspired.

Third, I want to give your pup a BIG hug. How precious!

Have fun with visiting all of our friends from around the globe. Sweet dreams!

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

That "rabbit" is probably the goofiest, most adorable thing I have ever seen!! And I love the the color palette of your tea party. I would like to stay longer!

fairiemoon said...

I love your white rabbit! I laughed out loud (which I rarely do in these situations).

Lovely photos!

Have a mad party!
Erin :)

http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/weathertop

afoodie said...

I think I just about peed my pants laughing at your dog, oops, your white rabbit......

Micupoftea~ said...

Oh how delightful! I LOVED all your clocks on the cakes and treats. FUN! The table setting was divine and the crochet doily banner whimsical. Thanks for the party. Please stop by my garden for tea and a scavenger hunt!
poetryinapotoftea.blogspot.com
shawn

Sandy Michelle said...

OMG what FABULOUS pix you took of your amazing tea party!

dogsmom said...

Oh I really AM LATE but this is the best white rabbit I have seen all year. Worth showing up late for.

And I think his watch is a bit off anyhow.

Karla of Dreamaginarius said...

What a gorgeous party!! Loved the clock cakes! All looked so yummy! That rabbit' was very handsome when smiling for us. Awesome photography! Thanks for having me over!!

xo,
KArla
www.dreamaginarius.com

NatashaMay said...

I want a rabbit like that! :) Awesome party. Thanks for having me over. :)

Linda said...

I had a woundrus time at your tea party. the rabbit was especially fun. He helped me with the sweet treats...they were wonderful. Thank you so much. Please visit me at: momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

Exclusively Yours Ltd said...

A most beautiful tea table and oh that chocolate cake! I have rabbits all over my house but none as cute as yours. Thanks for inviting me. I hope you will visit my party, Pat

Exclusively Yours Ltd said...

A most beautiful tea table and oh that chocolate cake! I have rabbits all over my house but none as cute as yours. Thanks for inviting me. I hope you will visit my party, Pat

spiceblogger said...

Ohhhh. My. Goodness!
Your clock confections are Brilliant!!! Very creative, indeed!
And I do love the white rabbit! ;)

Thank you for keeping me on schedule. The party continues.......
http://www.inthelandofspice.com/spiceblog/spiceblog/Entries/2011/6/25_Mad_Tea_Party.html

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

OMG! This is too cute and magical, Alisa! Love your white rabbit and the table looks divine! So happy to have been able to visit your tea party.

Karin said...

Your dog is awesome!! <3

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a TRULY fabulous Mad Tea Party. I am so in love with that SWEET White Rabbit! :) And those treats...I am getting hungrier by the minute!!! :)

Hope you'll pop on over for a visit with me!
http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/its-mad-tea-party.html

Thank you again for a lovely time...enjoy all the festivities!

Danni said...

Such a wonderful and magical to-do, thank you for inviting me over to share your tea and enchantment! Your white rabbit was a most delightful host!

Though I’m running tardy, I hope you’ll come visit my party!
http://thewhimsicalcottage.blogspot.com/2011/06/fawn-and-goat.html

Natasha said...

A really beautiful party and the cutest white rabbit ever!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Oooooooooh! Your party is straight out of a storybook, beautiful and authentic on all accounts! I am in love with your wee rabbit ;)

Thank you for such a perfect moment in your wonderland. It was truly beautiful!

Love, A Fanciful Twist

Scrap Vamp said...

What a fanciful tea party! I love each photo and your cute little white rabbit. Thank you for inviting me. I hope you'll visit me, too.

http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011.html

Jessica Rodarte said...

I have to come back for a second look. Wow!!!

Jessica Rodarte said...

I love how you decorated the chocolate cake with the clock dials! That is so clever!! Okay going for another look... ;)

Kathy said...

L.O.V.E.D this !! LOve the white bunny er..um..doggy..er oh, heck, you know. What a good sport he was. And those cakes! My oh me, such a sight. This was a blast. Thanks, Kathy

AlphaBetsy said...

Your puppy is a super cute white rabbit. And the cakes with the clock faces are amazing. Wow. Thank you so much for letting me drop in.

If you get a chance, please stop by to say hello.
http://fromthemindofalphabetsy.blogspot.com/2011/06/mad-tea-party-2011.html

<3
Betsy

Que Bella said...

What a wonderfully mad tea party with so many goodies to eat! Love the doggie with bunny ears and the clock cake-so original. Thanks for sharing, Michelle

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Your blog post just made me smile, and smile, and smile. The look on that face...those brown eyes...those ears...the red bowtie...and back to that beautiful little face. What a fun time. Beautiful spread and lovely lovely light there in that spot. I had a blast and thanks for putting this together for us all, *smiles* Norma

Maria - Greece said...

The rabbit is perfect!
The photos are fantastic!
Cakes are delicious!
Thank for your invitation!

Kerstin Bulin said...

Wow, i love you Mad Tea Party...so nice and the dog with the rabbitears...hihihi...have a nice day
Kerstin

Charlotte Perez said...

Are you kidding me Alisa? That table setting is the most incredible and beautiful thing I have ever seen. You have knocked me out with your creativity and design. AMAZING !!! OMG !!! The attention to detail is OUT OF THIS WORLD girlfriend.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful party and your little dog, I mean rabbit is so sweet! I love all your clock cakes on your beautiful table. Lovely!

Georgianna said...

Oh, my goodness, Alisa. I'm speechless!!!

Suz said...

Oh, wow. What a terrific piece of pleasure and eye candy!
Thanks, my friend!!!

Sid M said...

What wonder be those cakes of clocks
I enjoyed tasting time
I'm pulling up my polka dot socks
And hopping about in rhyme.

Much thanks for your comment! :) xoxo

http://stunningsid.blogspot.com/

Bourbonnatrix said...

Oh wow! Such lovely pics :) beautiful post!

La Dinette said...

Absolutly gorgeous!!! It's magnificiant!!! I love the dog rabbit, keep me smiling. I lov the cakes and doilies, i want to party there next year!!

Thanks for inviting me!!

Eloïse from France

Holly Moore said...

Delightful. So glad to have found your blog.

a grey eyed girl said...
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agreyeyedgirl said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful party! I'm so in love with everything about it--I absolutely adore your clock cakes! And your lace garland, and your adorable 'white rabbit'. Absolutely gorgeous <3

Susan said...

BRAVA! BRAVA! I love your white rabbit!
I love all the clock cakes, how very clever :)
Thanks for the invite!! Please come see mine :)
Susan

http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2011/06/fanciful-twists-mad-tea-party-2011.html

Magic Love Crow said...

What a great party! I had so much fun! Thanks for inviting me ;o) I love the smiling puppy with the rabbit ears!! Too cute!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Sorry,I am so late !
Everything is magical & beautiful ,I am glad I finally made it. I have enjoyed your party very much!
Merry UnBirthday to you!
~Myrna

Margaret said...

OMG Alisa, you've surpassed even your very bestest self with this post!!! awesome! your dog rabbit has made my day! still smilin...Mx

Julia said...

This is incredible! You are so creative! wow. You have managed to create an inviting place filled with mystery, a tea where the unexpected could happen at any moment. Splendid!