Saturday, July 13, 2013

Step through the Rabbit Hole



"Alice falls down the rabbit hole and her dress poofs up like a parachute."
"Well, after this I should think nothing of falling down stairs."

Step through the Rabbit Hole and into the Garden House.
"Doorknob:  Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction."

"Yes, that's it!  Said the Hatter with a sigh, it's always tea time."

Cookies and Strawberry Cordial, oh my!
Tea times are the best of times!

Come in and play, sip a cup of tea!

Take a peek, delights are here.

Take more goodies, please.
There are Caramel Nut Bars here
lollipops and gumballs too.

Cakes and Shimmering Jello, please partake!

"Daisy: What kind of a garden do you come from?"
"Alice: Oh, I don't come from any garden."
"Daisy, Do you suppose she's a wildflower?"

Yummmmmm!

"Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
"I've had nothing yet,"  Alice replied in an offended tone. "so I can't take more."
"You mean you can't take less," said the Hatter: "it's very easy to take more than nothing."
"Nobody asked your opinion." said Alice."

"I can't go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then."
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Today is just for delight and whimsy!
I am playing with my friend Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist

62 comments:

Kate said...

What fun! Your cozy little "rabbit hole" would be a great place for tea!

Rosemary said...

What fun you had! Love all the whimsical quotes and rabbit hole adventures!

Marilyn said...

Delightful!!♥♫

dawaioser said...

Your place is so pretty! What a beautiful greenhouse and yes, it's perfect for a tea party and very merry, un-birthday kind of day. :)

Thanks for letting me share in your magical moments. Drop by my tea party when you have a free moment. :)

~ Misha

http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/832697.html

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I have enjoyed your wonderful tea Party!

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Jorgelina said...

what a wonderful Tea party !!

M said...

Your party shed is so fab! I want one! And what a lovely layout of goodies! Wish I was there to try some! Yum!

Kathryn - Collage Diva said...

What a fabulous location for a tea party. I loved every detail.


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Lorrie said...

Looks like you've had a LOT of fun! Such whimsy is good for the heart.

Laura said...

This is a lovely party! I love the garden house!
blessings
~*~

Britt-Arnhild said...

What a lovely party. Can I come? :-) <3

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

Wonderful wonderful!! BRAVO!!

Oh oh oh oh, this place sings to my heart!!!

Thank you so much for being a part of the Mad Tea Party ♥

Nif Already said...

*jaw drops* LOVE your "rabbit hole"! Beautiful party, thank you!

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Mario Zeleny said...

What a lovely party room! Nice photos. Quaint setting!

Thank you for inviting me.

Come visit: www.theplayoflightandshadow.com

Joy said...

What fun! such a delightful tea party!

Shell said...

I enjoyed myself at your Tea Party. Such delicious treats to eat too.

Eve said...

How I would love to walk in to that party!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

WOW!!!! You are living my dream...I would love to have a greenhouse one day. It is the perfect setting for your Mad Tea Party. That cake looks scrumptious.....May I have a slice?

Thank-you for visiting my party and leaving such a kind comment. I'm your newest follower!

Happy Mad Tea Party Day!
xo,
Ricki Jill

relevanttealeaf said...

Love your Alice in Wonderland tea party inside your charming green house! Your creativity is captured in the photography. Delightful and whimsical, indeed! Thanks for sharing!

Bernideen said...

Marilyn:
You did a great job - terrific decorations and ideas!

Denise said...

Yes You must be blessed!Enchanting and delightful.I think I need to be Your next follower :)Denise from Coffeeberry Cottage

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I LOVE the garden house and the colorful spheres hanging from the ceiling. So charming! Thank you for inviting us and thanks for the sweet comments.

Jade said...

Your tea party in the garden looks so inviting, I wish I had been there. :) That little glass house and the pavement in front of it is so cute and so is your table set for tea!

Sylvia Smiser said...

What a beautiful place to have a tea party! Thank you for inviting me, the treats were yummy! I hope you will come visit me too!
Happy Madness and Muchness day!
Sylvia
http://anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com/2013/07/welcome-to-our-fanciful-garden-tour-mad.html

Mad Madam Mel said...

A fabulous party, thank you so much for inviting me :)
Oooh strawberry cordial, yes please !!

I hope you will pop by and visit my party also:
http://www.madmadammel.com/2013/07/mad-tea-party-2013.html

Mad Madam Mel xx

Kristal said...

Oh my, you have so many lovely goodies to look at...the wonderful decorations ( I love the red, turquoise and yellow together - my favorite combo!) the giant mushroom, the Caramel Nut bars, I am truly in Wonderland!! Thank you so much for inviting me!!

XoXo,
Kristal
http://gracegoods.typepad.com/grace_goods/2013/07/welcome-to-our-mad-house-for-mad-tea-2013-.html

Rachel Gallagher said...

Your summer house is so beautiful. The perfect setting for a tea party.

Gigi Thibodeau said...

This is fabulous, Marilyn! One of my favorite books of all time come to life in the most magical of ways! You are an inspiration, my friend. xo

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Such a lovely Mad Tea Party! Thank you for inviting me, and thanks for visting with me, too! Enjoy the festivities! Theresa

Lisa said...

such a yummy tea party!
thank you for having me!
Lisa
www.crochetcrowe.blogspot.com

AutumnWind said...

What a lovely party! I had such a great time! Thank you for stopping by mine and inviting me. I am really glad I was able to make it.

beth said...

what fun....i want to play !!!!
xo

Jennifer said...

Your garden house is amazing! I want one I want one! Perfect place for tea parties!

http://broomsticksandlace.blogspot.ca/2013/07/a-fanciful-twist-mad-tea-party-2013.html

GYPSY SISTA said...

Thank you for visiting me at my tea.
I loved your tea party so pretty :)
Xoxo gina

Tracy said...

WOW, Marilyn... this is just so much fun! LOVE the decor and theme-idea! This is one rabbit hole I wouldn't mind finding myself falling down! Thanks for taking us along for the ride. :o) ((HUGS))

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness! What fun! I'm absolutely in love with your little tea party house. It is so beautiful.

Jeanie said...

I just LOVE that you have your own greenhouse where you can turn it into whatever magical world you like at the moment! This is enchanting!

Anthea Barnes said...

Wonderful Thank you

Anthea

Linda Wildenstein said...

How lovely your tea party is....how fabulous is your glass house????? envious here. Thanks for stopping by and visiting with Bad Alice and Dude, Wonderland Wishes, Oma Linda

Carmen said...

Hi, Marilyn! Loved your mad tea party in the sun room... and your giant mushroom!!! Too cool... thanks for sipping tea at my party, too. :-)

My Creative Life said...

Beautiful tea party and in lovely place. Thanks for visiting my tea party
Anni

Ms Misantropia said...

Oh my, what a fabulous party and pretty green house! I love the use of Christmas ornaments out of season :)

La Tea Dah said...

Fun. Enticing. Beautiful. Happy. Delightful.

An escape.

Joyful!

Michelle said...

What a lovely mad tea party! All the desserts look so yummy and your table setting is just perfect. I do so love your garden room! Thanks so much for your visit to my tea party. Happy Partying! ~Michelle

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Gorgeous - this needs to be in a magazine...your carmel nut bars look so yummy! I am hungry right now!!! Thanks for sharing! SO LOVELY!!

Lee Hynes said...

Your party was an absolute delight! I wish I was there in the flesh!

Painting Apples said...

Thank you for inviting me here! I am in LOVE with your garden room! Its all so very wonderland here at your party. I have enjoyed being here very much!

Thanks for stopping by my party earlier, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay!

xoxo
Gigi

Blogger said...

What a wonderful tea party. So many yummy things to eat. Thank you for inviting me.

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Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ohhhh I just love the setting for your wonderful tea party!!! Thank you for the invite and for stopping by at mine! Xo

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ohhhh I just love the setting for your wonderful tea party!!! Thank you for the invite and for stopping by at mine! Xo

Adrienne said...

Perfect! Delightful!
~Adrienne~

Angela McRae said...

How utterly whimsical and charming! The guests must have had a ball!!!

Norma Conway said...

I loved the inviting long long table all set out and I couldn't decide what chair to sit in. Well I finally decided, and then pretty soon the MOST interesting folk arrived and filled up the chairs one by one and we dined and laughed and dined some more. What a fun party this was. Thank you for putting it on for us all. I love your mushrooms. *smiles* Norma

Sarah said...

Your lovely garden room is the perfect place for tea thank you!

Laurie said...

How I wish I could partake of some tea with you Marilyn, in your beautiful surroundings!

Rhissanna said...

Oh wow, what a lovely collection of images and what a wonderful tea! You had fun here, I can see that!

DogsMom said...

You pull together a lovely party but your final quotes have me smiling thinking about recent tv commercials over which is better - less or more. :)

CastlesNCrowns-Jingles-Tricia-SweetRascalPhotos said...

Enjoyed my visit to the Rabbit Hole! Thank you! ~Tricia, Fairy Godmother at the Castle (and Sweet Rascal Photos)

Teacup Mosaics said...

Your garden house the perfect place for a lovely tea party, swoon.
Love your blog, hope to visit again, lucky my falling down the "hearts delights" rabbit hole.
Yum!
Kelley

Mary said...

I was blown away by the magnificent glass house Jim had built............when I stepped inside I felt as if I'd entered the old, more gracious days, of English gardens surrounding country houses. I loved it just natural with the antique tools displayed..............but wow, here I see it in party mode and it's gorgeous too.
Of course I forgot to take photos that evening - kicking myself now!

Your home and garden are delightful Marilyn - loved everything, but especially you guys!!!!!
Hope we can do it again some day.

Love, Mary

plumfieldhousegardens said...

Just found your visit to my tea! Yours is so cute! Love the "tea house" and table decorations! Thanks for visiting me!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great space to have your tea party in, Marilyn! Your table looks lovely. Thanks so much for having me! : )