A Mad Little Tea Party



"Which way?"

Alice wondered.




The clock is stopped. It is tea time.


It is always tea time.




Alice sat down to tea.










Alice wakes.

What a lovely dream... ?





Thank you for joining us for our Mad Tea Party! Be sure to visit A Fanciful Twist to see our hostess's amazing party, then follow the links to drink your fill at all the lovely parties.




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A Little "Mad Tea Party" Inspiration



Saturday is Mad Tea Party time! For inspiration, we re-checked out a couple of fabulous books.


 Taking Tea With Alice by Dawn Hylton Gottlieb and Diane Sedo (Warner Books, 1997) is about planning the perfect Victorian tea party. There are several Alice-inspired parties (Tea with the Mad Hatter, Tea in the Garden, and a Nursery Tea), as well as ideas for Valentine's Day, Midsummer, and Christmas. It's a favorite book that I turned to when planning both girls' Alice-inspired birthday parties.



Mushroom Meringues!!!

The other book is The Art of Alice in Wonderland by Stephanie Lovett Stoffel (Smithmark, 1998), and it is basically a collection of Alice illustrations. I just like to thumb through it. It's larger than All Things Alice, which I own, but with fewer pages. In other words, it's less overwhelming!

Illustration by Blanche McManus, 1899

Illustration by Figueiredo Sobral, Portugal, 1960

1940s magazine ad for Philco refrigerators


We're braving the heat to plan a sweet little MAD tea party! Be sure to stop by this Saturday!


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Little Sis Tuesday: Super Chickie (a comic)

It's time for Little Sis Tuesday again, when my 8 1/2-year-old takes over the blog. Tonight, she wants to share a comic strip she created, inspired by our pet chickens! I helped her type it (and fix the spelling) so it makes sense, but the words are all hers, even "Author's Note," hee hee. - Danzel


Evil was there.

Peep peep. It's Super Chickie! She sees the chicken signal. Oh, no! FEET.

"PEEEEEP!" Translation: "Nooooo!"

Peep. Pow. Peep.

Yay!  Woo hoo! Peep pow!

Uh-oh.

More feet.

"A baby!"

POW PEEP POW

NO MORE FEET!



Author's Note: This is based on my real chickies. Their names are Prissy, Henrietta, and Leeroy. Prissy's Super Chickie, because I wanted her to be Super Chickie. She's the one looking straight at the camera, down front.


I only have one Little Sis Tuesday left. I'll give you a hint. BIG EYES.

BIG. EYES.

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