Saturday, March 6, 2010

TAKING TEA WITH ALICE

The movie Alice in Wonderland is out in the theatres today! Are you going? I'm excited to see this adaption of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp, as the Mad Hatter and Mia Wasikowska, as Alice Kingsley. Just for some fun, I decided to dress the kitchen table and "Take Tea with Alice." Here's the whimsical scape...
So many times I read Alice in Wonderland as a young girl, following her adventures as she fell down that rabbit hole...
Please take your seat...

"Husband" is the Mad Hatter and I'm Miss Alice...today!

Cute little Alice tea plates...

"I wish I hadn't cried so much!" said Alice, as she swam about trying to find her way out. "O Mouse, do you know the way out of this pool? I am very tired of swimming about here, O Mouse!" I adore the teacups and saucers!
I used blue gingham napkins to coordinate them with the placecards...

The placecards...

"This is most curious tea party I've ever been to," said Alice.

I'm late, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late...

"Why yes, I'm very fond of tea, " said Alice.

The first course--savories...White Rabbit Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches.

The second course--Mad Hatter Scones...

The third and final course--The Queen of Hearts Fruit Tarts
Sweet treats in little Alice in Wonderland teapot-motif containers...
The sweets inside...

I'm linking up with two fabulous bloggers today. Lady Katherine is hosting a tea party at LadyKatherineTeaParlor--stop in and visit with the sweet Mississippi Belle! Also, check out all the awesome tabletop vignettes over at Marty's site, AStrollThruLife.
ope you have enjoyed visiting with me today. Thank you for stopping by.

47 comments:

Bama Belle said...

Oh I adore your tea with Alice. Those dishes are divine! Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Lady Katherine said...

Miss Janice, You really gone out again! I love the dishes, the Tea id so lovely! I wish I was there! This is so Darling!

Shelia said...

Hi Miss Janice! Oh, I love your fantasy table! Look at all your precious "Alice" things! Are those little figurines olden? You did so well!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh such cuteness! Isn't it fun that we're never too old and grown up to play? (I'm certain it keeps us young *wink*)

A Hint of Home said...

How adorable is that! Love the plates and all your accessories on the tablescape. What a cute idea.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Where in the world did you find all your great things for this tablescape? It's all just darling! Perfect for the big Movie that came out.

So fun! Wish I was your neighbor just so I could stop by and see everything in person.

Hugs,
Joanne

midnight macaroons said...

Miss Janice,

You've done it again. Absolutely splendid table setting. Fabulous idea. I really like the little quotes. Everything looks yummy and festive. Fantastic job!

Gigi

PoshMomma said...

I saw the film last night & enjoyed it quite a bit. I LOVE your tea table & I made my hubby wear that same hat this Halloween! ( I HAD to be Alice in honor of the film coming out this year...)

Sherrie said...

What a lovely tablescape and the menu looks divine. Growing up I never liked Alice in Wonderland. Something about it creeped me out.

Lisa said...

Miss Janice,
Your table is so charming! Any Hatter, mad or otherwise, would be thrilled to dine with you!

I Do Declare said...

Adorable!!!!! I'm certainly filing away these ideas!

Also - I hope your friend in Tampa is feeling better!

Sweet Tea and Biscuits said...

adorable! I love the little plates ! The tarts look super yummy....

Phyllis Bourne said...

Miss Janice, your Alice-inspired tea set is so adorable. And those fruit tarts! Yum!

annie said...

Oh Miss Janice, just too sweet.
I love it all but especially the tea pot and accessories.
You have the best imagination.

bevy said...

Of course... I love the food! The tarts look so delish.

thepreppyprincess said...

Oh. Miss. Janice.

This is the best! What a delightfully creative and timely Tea! The little plates are TDF and that teapot??? Beyond adorable. You really are the Bee's Knees.

May your week ahead be wonderful!
tp

Jeanette said...

Miss Janice, first thank you for stopping by today. What a lovely vision of taking tea with Alice. I wish I could have joined in.

Angie said...

Such a cute and neat table! You are so creative!

...All Things Refined said...

Your table is beautiful and the food looks delicious. What fun - An Alice in Wonderland Tea Party!

Bea said...

Your setting is adorable, Miss Janice! I hope you had a great time with Alice...

linda said...

Wow- that is awesome- you gave me a great idea for my daughter's b-day party! thanks

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, Thank you Miss Janice! Come link this lovely party for Tea Time Tuesday on my blog. I would be honored.I shared Your party on my FB page

The Pink Tutu said...

I absolutely adore your Alice tea party! The gingham is so sweet and the cups and saucers are so precious. What fun!

kay said...

How adorable,I love the tablescape,I have always loved Alice in Wonderland and seeing this makes me want to run to the theater!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

You have outdone yourself with this one! Amazing!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Miss Janice, this is just adorable! Where on Earth did you find all of those great Alice and Wonderland things? It's just the perfect way for a movie celebration. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog. Please visit again soon.

Fashion Meets Food said...

Just came across your blog and absolutely love it! What a cute table scape! You're absolutely fabulous!

xoxo

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Miss Janice,
Please be assured that I will keep your friend in my prayers. I'm so sorry to hear of her diagnosis.
It's a dreaded word--cancer.
I know you will be there for her.
Take care.

Lady Katherine said...

Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday! Such an honor for me, to have your lovely Tea, with me for my 1st Tea Time Tuesday. Each time I look at your Tea, I see more lovely things.

Barbara said...

Thanks so much for inviting me to Tea with Alice. Your table is beautifully set and I love the little extras.


Barbara

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Miss Janice - Thank you for your visit and sweet comments. I'm lifting your dear friend Jan in prayers to God. I DO believe in miracles! Even the ones we can't recognize.

bj said...

haahhaa...this is the sweetest tea. I love your Alice theme...the ddishes are just perfect. My, the treats look especially wonderful..
hugs, bj

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh this is just magical. I feel like I am really in an Alice in Wonderland Tea setting. Your teaset is stunning. So pretty. I don't think I have ever seen one quite like it, so perfectly Alice in Wonderland. The vignette is lovely and the refreshments sound wonderful. What a great tea party. Thanks so much for joining today. Thi sis such fun. Hugs, Marty

Michael Lee West said...

This is stunning, Miss Janice. Into the Looking Glass is one of my favorites. Have you ever linked to the meme Food for Thought at Once Upon a Blue Moon blog (the exact link address is on my sidebar)? It's a site for edible book reviews, and everyone would LOVE this post.
XX00

Chick in the Czech said...

That table is SO adorable. I also love the teacups! Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite books.

Kathleen said...

Good day Miss J,
What a wonderful tea. You would have to be mad as a hatter not to accept an invite to this!
Lovely!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Miss Janice,
I absolutely love everything you have done with this theme! So very enjoyable!
Valerie

Kimberly said...

Miss Janice,

I am overwhelmed with the beauty of your place. I was looking all around..just love it. I am so glad I am a follower. Please stop by Terra Del Sole...I would love to have you over anytime.

Duchess of Tea said...

Janice darling, thank you for allowing me to browse through your interesting posts and lovely photos. I enjoyed my visit and taking tea with you this afternoon and I look forward to my future visits.


Love & Hugs
Duchess

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very fun tea party. Love it all.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

GardenofDaisies said...

Your Alice In Wonderland tea set is adorable!!

Sit A Spell said...

Yes, I think I will be going to this show. My daughter really wants to see it.
I won't be able to set a tea table such as this before we go. I'll have to show her your blog instead! ; )
I'll take one of those scones with lemon curd and devonshire cream please.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Loved your Alice in Wonderland tea party! Your teapot is so cute!! I am on the hunt right now for a unique Alice teapot. I enjoyed your whimsical theme and the yummy treats!

DisneyCosmo said...

What an adorable table, and I absolutely love scones!

Angela

Manuela@TPOH said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing the movie! I'm just waiting for everyone else to see it so I don't have to sit in a crowded theatre!

I love your Alice tea! It's utterling charming! I LOVE the moss! Those are the cutest dishes and teapot! It's all just adorable!

Manuela

Natasha said...

What beautiful Alice accessories you have, Miss Janice. I have never such such a cute tea pot!

Best wishes for a lovely weekend,
Natasha.

Lori said...

I don't see your labels link. How do I find your apron holder? You have me obsessed with the proper way to display a napkin in a napkin ring now. I was reading Southern Lady and wondering, hum is their picture correct? haha