Saturday, June 26, 2010

Through the Looking Glass...

Tis time for a very important date, whispered the dawn into my sleeping ear conjuring images of tea and cake and joy. "Oh, frabjous day!" exclaimed I springing from beneath the covers with excitement. I woke my beloved with a start as I pulled on my favorite striped stockings and we stepped through the mirror.

Little did we know a perfect picnic awaited us on the other side.








We met with some very special guests, taking a break from their usual bickering. We shared all manner of sweets and treats...




We played cards, talked about this silly business with the crown.







We sipped tea until Humpty Dumpty had no more tea to give us;








Our picnic came to an end with the arrival of a small Jabberwock.





Our fun, not to be spoiled by a small intruder, continued as we revelers walked a magical path leading to where I thought I had left my home!

"Oh, ho ho!" A voice cried as I opened the door, "despicably low on tea, I see!"





"Hatterrrr," purred the cat, "I thinkest they may prefer a bite to eat! My dear, silly girl..." added he "your party continues here, beyond the looking glass!"











As we mingled and munched, I met with the white rabbit, on leave from his queen. We also spied the door mouse, a stow-a-way revealed when Humpty Dumpty had a bit of a fall...







A scuffle caught my attention... the lion and the unicorn were at it once again!





But were easily soothed with a calming cup of tea.





We chattered and laughed until the wee hours and only parted when we heard the jubjub bird grumbling in the distance.

As he left the Unicorn spoke, "Well, now that we have seen each other, if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you." It sent my curious mind a spinning, and I pondered as I lay down to rest... if we all believed in each other (and a wee bit of magic) how much more fanciful a world this would be.

69 comments:

  1. :) it's all beautiful! I love every pictures!

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  2. Amazing!! And how cute you looked!!! A fabulous tea, wish I could have been there.

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  3. Oohhh! I adored yur tea party! Everything looks perfect, so carefullly placed! Lvde the smiling cat (my favorite character), and you guys look terrific! Thanks for the fun! :o)

    Kisses from us.

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  4. A lovely tea and real 19th century couple, too! :) Enjoy your Happy Mad Tea day!

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  5. Danni: I love your pictorial of the magickal happenings of you and your very handsome beau. Every one is a delight. How fun, how inventive, how you. Congrats.......the tea was wonder filled. say The Olde Bagg

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  6. A very lovely mad tea. Your teacups are beautiful! Thank you so much for stopping by to see us. We'll meet again...

    Have a magick-filled day!

    Sandi

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  7. Such a wonderful creative tea party ! I loved it all !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  8. Thanks for stopping by earlier. I really enjoyed your visit. Thanks for sharing your delightfully Mad Tea Party. I loved your small jabberwock.

    ~Vicki.

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  9. What a lovely tea date on a quilt....

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  10. what a fabulous party! Best Tea yet!
    just loved it- thanks so much for the tea!
    have a madly spectacular day!

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  11. So cute!! It looks awesome! And you look like you were having fun!
    Sherry

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  12. ~*~*~*Hip hip hurray it's Tea Party Day!*~*~*~

    What a fun picnic and gorgeous pictures!

    Thanks for having me at your tea party! if you haven't been already, you're cordially invited to my mad tea party! Have yourself a mad sort of day! :)

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  13. Great tea party, thanks for inviting me!

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  14. I believe in you, if you believe in me! Wonderful party and photos!

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  15. What a delightful tea party! I enjoyed this thoroughly. Thank you for taking us on this most enjoyable outing with you. Loved everything from the costumes to the characters to the dialog. Great job!

    Happy Tea Party...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  16. Oh such a lovely picnic. OUCH! Ant bites! Your Mad Hatter is a cutie. Never apologize for who you are. You are enough!
    **blows kisses** Deb

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  17. OH How wonderful. I love your style and your very special guests!! Great Photos, girl!!

    Blessings, MarZel

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  18. What a delightful tea! Sam and I had a wonderful time in doors and out of doors!

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  19. Ooooh, lovely. What a wonderful party and so true about believing in each other. Lovely words and images :)

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  20. Oh I'm delighted to have made it down to this side of the table... lovely.
    *raising tea cup in salute*

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  21. Great TeaParty! Wonderful photos! - what fun!

    Won't you join us for tea at our
    Mad Tea Party - Fairy Tale

    http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/06/mad-tea-party-2010.html

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  22. hey hey, i love the way you both dressed, and all the pictures are so great, i love your tea party!!

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  23. What an enchanting party. I'm in love with your multi-colored quilt. Thank you so much for visiting my party as well.

    Best wishes on a positivly Mad Party filled day.

    And Thank you for sharing your Muchness.

    Tootles,
    FawnDear

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  24. such a fun party! love the card garland and all the little details! fun!
    enjoy the rest of your party-hopping..
    xo natalea

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  25. Such a charming party! You two are so cute :))Thank you for your visit!
    Cheers, Andrea

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  26. What a lovely tea party! I love that the dormouse made an appearance! Diggin' the stripey stockings too! I enjoyed reading your profile. You have a great way with words and an irreverant style I adore! Jenn

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  27. What a delight, I love all of the eye candy, and everything is so enchanting. So nice to meet you.
    Happy Mad Tea Party.
    Karen

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  28. what a delightful tea, my dear, thank you for having me :)
    i do so love your whimsical card garland...how swanky ;)

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  29. I love (love!) the little hatter doll. So fantastic. Thanks for having me over for tea. Hope you can stop by and join me for some tea...

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  30. I love it! What a wonderful tea party!! I am now a follower!!! Thank you for inviting me....and please come by and have tea with me too....

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  31. Delightful! I just LOVE your little characters. Especially the grinning cat!

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  32. Thank you for inviting me to your wonderful tea party! You've done a marvelous job! Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

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  33. Love your delightfully mad tea party! Both the picnic and through the looking glass. I LOVE the cat! Thank you for having me over and enjoy the rest of the party!

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  34. Well, this was a charming tale! Loved the tea party picnic. AND - I love,love, love that Cheshire cat you have!! - Kathy

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  35. How absolutely dreamy! The words and the pics made me feel like I was there! Thanks for sharing ;-)

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  36. Awesome!! It looks like you had fun!

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  37. I loved it... what fun it looks like... love the white rabbit... simply love it

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  38. What fun! I love all your adorable characters! Your Jabberwock is positively MAD!!
    Thanks so much for visiting us, Zuni and I had a wonderful time at your Mad tea Party!!
    ♥♥♥

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  39. Love~Love~Love this party-your hatter is dashing, and the picnic was GORGEOUS, all those rich colors made even more brilliant by the sunshine and the storytelling ("we talked about this business with the crown") (OH and jabberwock-HA!Funneeee! I am going to refer to them as jabberwocks from here on out!)

    The party indoors was equally impressive, such loving attention to each detail, and if i didnt before i do believe now, please tell the unicorn!! :-)
    Wonderful wonderful party-thank you everso!

    XOXOXO Rhonda Roo
    http://roostreehouse.typepad.com/roos_treehouse/

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  40. What a wonderful tea party and brilliant photos! That little dormouse is so cute :)

    Please stop by my blog for another tea party!
    http://cosmicgoddessblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/were-all-mad-here.html

    Thanks,
    Pam

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  41. Resisting urge to steal quilt, plushies, and fella's hats!

    Everything is so adoreable. You guys must have enjoyed yourselves with all your whimsys and lovelies.

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  42. What a delightful tea set out on a colorful quilt with all those darling little visitors. Love the teapots and cups. I have a collection of black and white demitasse cups. Can you tell me about your wonderful cup with the Alice and all the other characters from the story? I'd love to find one of these for myself.
    Hope you'll have time to stop by for a cup of tea with me. ~ Sarah

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  43. Absolutely wonderful post! I love the closeups!

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  44. What a great picnic! I enjoyed it all! I would be so honored if you would come join us for a spot of tea at anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com

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  45. I really enjoyed your teaparty!
    Like to see my funny party?

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  46. What a lovely picnic and tea party! And such cute little characters! Cheers!

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  47. What a wonderful tea party! Love the lion and the unicorn:)

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  48. Yay! What fun, thankyou so much for having me...I simply LOVE that black and white Alice cup!

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  49. A lovely tea party, thanks for the invite!

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  50. What a lovely party!! I loved the Humpty Dumpty teapot and the little Mad Hatter! And what a splendid picnic :) Thank you so much for visiting my little party and for inviting me to yours! :) ~Lauren

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  51. Thank you for hosting such a charming party!
    Come visit my party post for a chance...or four... to win. http://treasures-found.blogspot.com
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  52. Thank you for inviting me to your lovely party ! I was reading your bio and I found that you are originally from New Jersey! I am New Jersey born and raised! I went to LA for about half a year last year, but I eventually returned... Jersey is just home sweet home :-D

    Well your picnic on the quilt was lovely, and the little dormouse in the tea pot was so cute ! I was exploring other stuff on your blog alittle bit, I love your art journals!! So colorful and beautiful!!

    Well thank you for attending my tea party as well, the Hatter and I hope you decide to drop by again soon !
    -Justina
    La Boheme Magique
    http://labohememagique.blogspot.com

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  53. What a delightful tea you have had! And the treats were awesome!!
    Come visit mine if you have time
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  54. Excuse me for being so fashionably late...I hope you will not be irate. Your tea party was fun - it shined like the sun! So fabulous it was - thank you for inviting me! If you have not already done so, I'd be honored if you would sit a spell with me~for tea...http://faeriemooncreations.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-mad-tea-party.html
    Sincerely, Theresa (aka The White Queen)

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  55. loved your picnic tea party!! i need a party and this is best way to go to one lol. also love your stripe tights. so Alice!!! hugs JoAnn S

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  56. Oh your cottage is beautiful! And the picnic and mad about tea adventures! I love your playful photos! Thanks for the delightful tale! And thanks for visiting my tea party too! Here's to to TEA!! : )

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  57. Lovely LOVELY tea party! I felt the magic in your photos and fantastic tale!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words about my love of crafting. To answer your question I create mixed media only on planks of wood.

    Thank you for inviting me!:-) I really enjoyed my stay!
    xoxo,
    Gigi

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  58. This has got to be one of the coolest things ever! Fantastic job, Danni! :) <3

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  59. You guys are so cute! Sorry to hear about the craft show. I think you need more cupcakes!

    ♥ Alice Maria-Thérèse Afiori in a Swedish wonderland blog.afiori.com

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  60. What a lovely Tea Party! I loved the Humpty Dumpty tea pot and your photos are beautiful. Thank you so much for inviting me to your enchanting tea party.

    Thank you for visiting my Hauntingly Mad Tea Party!

    Have a lovely day!

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  61. Thank you for inviting me to tea! Loved your decor! SO eclectic and fun!

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  62. What a totally charming tea party..loved the pic of hour hubby ad the tea cup!Your Dolls are very cool by the way:)

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  63. What a fun and wonderful tea party. I love your collection and you and your beloved look like you had a fantastic time. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Love the photos,
    Bird
    http://hedgebirdhaven.blogspot.com/

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  64. Such a wonderful party! And I love your stockings!

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  65. Whew! I fell down the rabbit hole at the last party and it’s taken me days to find my way out. What a lovely gathering and such delightful company! Thanks so much for having me! (And for not mentioning those crumbs on my dress).

    P.S. Your Cheshire Cat is absolutely darling.

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  66. Sorry for coming so late...We had an amazing time at your party! We've had a perfect tea! So happy to have found you!
    You are welcome to have some tea at our party! We've been partying for a week!

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