Knowing of my love for "Alice in Wonderland", my brother bought me the new Tim Burton version and I watched it on the weekend. How cool was it? Did you love it? I did. There was a lot of running around and silly throw away lines - I think Lewis Carroll would have approved.
I once heard Jennifer Byrne from First Tuesday Book Club describe "Alice in Wonderland" as being rich in character and having no plot. Usually a recipe for disaster in a novel - but history has spoken as have Lewis Carroll's fans.
Viewing the new Alice has inspired me to share a couple of my favourite Alice things I have come across in recent times.
Design Sponge has a page dedicated to living in "Alice in Wonderland" which is here.
You may have already seen this gorgeous altered book from Su Blackwell.
Back in May we had a lovely, mad tea party for my daughter's kitchen tea. Here are a couple of ideas if you wish to have your own:
I made flowers with eyes. (See below)
Mini "playing card" table scatters.
"Eat me" labels on the food.
"Drink me" labels on the water & drink bottles.
Lots of different tea cups.
Teapots with different types of tea.
Crockery with hearts on it.
Everyone wore a hat.
White rabbit candles (from Easter time).
Played the movie on TV.
Mini tea party with dolls.
"We're all mad here.." and other signs.
Gift bags with teabag, coffee sachet, chocolates etc.
The bride was dressed in a toilet paper dress made by her dressmaker (Aunty) and Bridesmaid (Groom's sister). We also got her make up artist (Aunty) to put lipstick on her while blindfolded.
Anyway, that's it for today, so I'm off to paint the roses red.
More information about Lewis Carroll and a list of the different versions of "Alice in Wonderland" can be found here at the Lewis Carroll Society.