Friday, June 26, 2009

A Wicked Little Tea Party

The day had started nice enough…lovely walk, beautiful blue skies, not a worry in my head.  Until I read The Note


A simple little phone message struck terror in my heart. I hadn’t seen the darn rabbit in a week!  Silly me had thought surely since the rabbit was much larger than the Chihuahuas that he would be safely contained in the yard.  I had forgotten about Rabbit Holes and magic doors . . . I began trembling.  What to do?  Oh, you only know the NICE Alice, the sweet little Alice when everything in Wonderland is going her way.  Well.  Alice has a wicked side.  I’ve seen Alice when she’s Angry, and she’s


And the pills that mother gives her won’t do anything at all to calm her down.  What to do, what to do?  Head spinning  . . .

cake 1

Yes! A party!  With presents and bribes.  Get her in a good mood before I tell her the tragic little story about losing her rabbit.  And CAKE! Alice does love a good cake.

Cake roses

OOoooooo . . . cake dripping in chocolate with raspberries, boysenberries, and strawberries!  And Roses!

Birdcage 2

Low lighting . . . so she won’t see how nervous I am.

light glow 2

Perhaps a spot of tea will calm Alice down.

bird cage 2

I had just stepped inside to fetch the tea…and there she was!Like magic, out of no where.  More like Black Magic.

New bird cage

“Oh Alice” I said trying to get on her good side.  If she has one that is . . . “I’m LOVIN the new tat!”

“Thank you” Alice purred. “It’s the Serenity Prayer.”

Well it must have been helping, because she was looking pretty serene.

pretty 2

It all seemed to be working for me . . . did that little bird in her hair just say something to me???

pretty 3

I think he said “remember”?!?

Remember what?  Getting nervous again.

amused tea 2

I try to distract Alice with tea.  **heavy sigh of relief**.  She appears to be amused.  But that darn bird keeps chirping, “remember…remember”.

no tea

Remember what?  Alice does not like tea?

 yes wine

Of course.  Alice is twenty-one.  She likes a little wine.  What ever it takes to get her relaxed and to forget about her rabbit…

bored wine 2

Alice starts singing a haunting little tune…ever so softly…I lean in to listen. 


“And if you go chasing rabbits, and you know you’re going to fall…”  It sounds vaguely familiar.  And creepy.  Especially considering the news I have to give her.

leg up 2

“Alice?” I say.  “Hmmmm, yes?” she answers dreamily.

bored 2

Again from the bird, “Remember what the dormouse said”.  What?!?!? What did the dormouse say? “Feed your head” he nearly shouted, as if the answer was that obvious.  Oh YES!


I offered Alice cake.  She nibbled on the berries.  Oh sure, Alice, I thought to myself . . . no wonder you stay so sleek.  Then I looked the cake over. . . all that whipped cream and chocolate that would be left over for me . . . oh, I was having a lovely vision of me and the cake . . . alone. . .with perhaps a little wine. . . when Alice spoke.nearly giving me a heart attack.


SOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooWHERE IS MY RABBIT????

I choked a little on my imaginary cake.




“You didn’t . . . lose my rabbit, did you?”

again with the bird, SINGING this time,

“And the white knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "Off with her head!"

It’s getting spooky here.

Think quick, think quick!

The presents! 


Oh! Alice likes!


Of course she does . . . Alice adores herself. 

not bunny 2

I push my luck a little too far in trying to pass this off as her Rabbit.


Bad idea.


Alice is texting her attorney.

Again with the bird, this time singing something about logic and proportion…

Suddenly, we hear rustling in the bushes.  I am filled with anticipation and fear and oh please let it be her rabbit!

bunny home

Out pops that little white face with the teeny tiny little bunny ears.  I’ll tell you, I have never been so  happy in my life to see that rabbit.  “Off with her head” kept running through my brain, and I was counting my lucky stars.


eating cake 

I realized that Alice was feeding that rotten rabbit all the whipped cream off the cake!

Oh well.

All’s well that ends well.

It would have been a week’s worth of Weight Watcher points anyway.

Thank you for joining us in our Wicked Little Tea Party.

Now for the Giveaway!


Leave me a comment and I will enter your name in the drawing for this little prop from the photo shoot.  Alice will be picking the winning comment from a hat, so remember her wicked side . . .


Chrisy said...

Wow this is fabulous...I was riveted! Thank heavens that rabbit showed up! Gorgeous pics! Thank you for letting me drop by...Please come on over for a visit to my mad tea party for fun, games and giveaways!

Just A Girl said...


Your pictures turned out so beautiful and dreamy!!!! I am impressed.
Deb, I think the white rabbits at my house.

xoxo Cori

Anonymous said...

Oh Alice! :D I love rabbits too. Thanks for visitiing mine. Maybe one day your rabbit and mine can have their own little party. :)

Ces Adorio said...

Holy macro! Who is your beautiful Alice model? She is very pretty! This is a great post. I loved-love it!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What a fabulous "Wonderland" Tale,,,complete witha happy ending! Love it...and your beautiful sparkling giveaway!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

I am so glad things ended well over here at your tea party! And Alice wasn't so cranky after all! She was nice enough to share the cake with me! But, why do I feel myself getting smaller and smaller now......?

Thanks anyway!
Your tiny tea party guest Betty

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

OOOOOh I was shaking in my boots! That Alice scared me! So happy she found her bunny. Phew!

GREAT shots!

Ces Adorio said...

Yes! !!!***Cheers to beautiful daughters, indeed!!!***
Thank you.


What a great concept. I also read Sarah's Mad Tea party this morning.


What Happens Next said...

Loved it!!
Lovely photos. And that cake?? Swoon.

xo Debbie

Anonymous said...

Deborah You are a clever clever woman. I loved the story. You should put in a book from for Alice to read to her wicked children some day.
BTW Alice is absolutely gorgeous. She looks like a movie star. I'm sooo jealous of that hair! Not the rabitt but the beautiful blonde stuff on Alice's head.
I would love some of that cake did the rabbit leave any? Oh a little wine too.
The pictures and your story were perfect! Wish you lived close- your wicked Alice and my crazy girl could join you and I for a little tea, I mean wine party- now that would be fun.
I'm assuming that the sparkly give- away is magic. If that's the case then I definitely need it.
It was fun. See you later at Vanessa's.

Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva said...

i had the rabbit for a bit...we were dancing...i am a follower now...i loved partying with you...i am having my tea by the sea...with flowers in my hair...come join me...hugs, rebecca/cre8tiva

A Fanciful Life said...

Incredible tea party story! And the photos, wow, you outdid yourself! Now, can I please have a piece of that cake dripping with chocolate? Thanks for stopping by my party today too!

Sharon the garden fairy

natalea said...

Such a fun take on the theme! fabulous! xo natalea

Various and Sunday said...

Oh my goodness!!! What a gorgeous story, and Alice is even more gorgeous. I love your REAL kitty! Thanks for stopping by! Truly... :o)

MagicMarkingsArt said...

great post and wonderful photos and love the texting my attorney and that cake is to die for and this was way too much fun.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oooh, a wickedly good time at your party! No wonder Alice is so fond of herself, she is so pretty. Have a magical weekend! Twyla

Chickenbells said...

Oh that Alice is truly wicked...I thought that may happen to her after all of her adventures in wonderland! I am wondering though, if you could distract her with her serenity tattoo and she would take a deep breath before texting her attorney?

Your tale was positively delightful...thank you so much!!

The Studio at Crow Haven Farm, LLC said...

How freaking Awesome is this post...Rock on Girl...I absolutely loved attending your Mad Hatter Tea Party, and yes we must remember that wicked side..everyone has it in them..hehehe Thanks for sharing and stopping by my magical world. This was awesome! Great job...!

Pretty Things said...

What lovely, expressive photos!

(And I really, really want to know what your tattoo says -- I have two and I love mine!)

I hope you'll visit my Tea Party and see what I'm decking out the party-goers in!

Anonymous said...

Oh what a lovely glad she didn't 'off your head,' tee hee! She is beautiful...your daughter right? And that giveaway...oh me oh my...thanks for the chance. And please visit my 'Mad Tea Party' adventure if you get a chance.

Jamie :)

Jodi said...

So very clever.....very cool. LOve the crystal too! off to more parties- hope you come on over to mine too!
~jodi :)

vivian said...

.... dont tell alice.. but that was a cat....
great post!

C said...

Oh how magical! Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic tale. Am so glad bunny turned up in the end!! Happy partying! Carol :) x

Maggi said...

What a fabulously wicked tea party, I enjoyed myself very much! And I love your sparkly giveaway, lol. Thanks for a great time!

You're madly invited to my tea party, I do hope you'll stop by (if you haven't already of course)! :)

Maria said...

Thank you! What a fun party!
Please stop by my house for a little tea and a giveaway too (if you haven't already of course)

Tristan Robin said...

wonderful wonderful wonderful!

... and the prop is a treasure!

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

:o) Your Alice was cute and cool!
Thank you for the fun entertainment which you so lovingly and creatively put together!
Amber Dawn

LW said...

This was fantastic, what wonderful pictures and story line.
Miss Alice is striking ..…

Thank you for the delightful time here at your tea.
Your addition truly made it the event of the year…

A happy Tea Party to you,

Coach Z said...

GREAT PHOTOS and wonderful setting to your magical tea party!! Thank you for inviting me. I am clicking the follow button for sure!! SMILES

Coach Z said...

OHh I forgot, please do not forget to check back on my I have lots of giveaways and games with prizes throughout the day and would love to see you be a winner!! Thanks.

Marina Capano said...

Wow! fantastic post!Just Beautiful
Happy Mad Tea Party!

You're invited to my tea party


Unknown said...

What a CUTE CUTE story! I loved it. Thanks for stopping by. Uh.....have you noticed that the rabbit looks a lot like HAHA

Renee said...

Alice you are stunning. Holy crap you are every bit as beautiful as your mother.

This was amazing and I loved it all. Of course now I have to go and find that song.

Deborah this was just the best job ever and your daughter is striking.

Love Renee xoxox

Kathryn Costa said...

How positively wicked and delightful! Well done! How much fun you had, I know this you so because I had so much fun. Many thanks!

Enjoy your day of tea parties.

xoxo k

the retro kitchen goddess said...

i think this is my favorite teaparty of the day! i totally enjoyed your blog entry, and i'll definitely be back to see what you do on your non-mad-tea-party days! confectioners sugar and licorice bits, yours truly, the kitchen goddess.

Rhonda Roo said...

I have always admired your "mad" skills, but wow! Beyond Cool.
I mean, uber creative.
(Go girl!)
I think I'll go have a little wine and channel my...inner Alice

Renee said...

You are too funny.

Again your daughter is amazing and I love the tattoo.

In our family it is one of two things 'For shit's sake or for fuck sake.'

This way we don't get stale.

By the way, I have the dormouse he is in my pocket.


Sarah said...

That is a great story! Alice is so beautiful but you are right, she is very scary. I had to hide in the shrubbery until I was sure it was safe to come out! Thank goodness Rabbit turned up in the end!
Sarah :)

John H said...


Thanks for stoping by ours
glad you liked Leo and our garden.

enjoy the party.

Dajon xx

fawndear said...

What a wickly Mad good time I had visiting with you and Alice. I left my Madder's at home so I could soak up the wonderfully enchanting atmosphere. You cake was devine - I didn't choke once.

Shell said...

I love your Alice with attitude!! Thank goodness you got the rabbit back! A wonderful and funky tea party!!

laughingwolf said...

hey big al... yer bud tells quite the wicked tale... for a mere ammatoor ;) lol

as for the big bauble, twould look grand around me wee sheltie's neck :O


Unknown said...

That was a cute story. I'm glad you didn't make alice too very mad, I've heard about her temper, LOL! Your treats were all so lovely!

Dina said...

Simply lovely! I love all the pictures just beautiful!

Linda said...

Terrific Party.
Love Alice,a girl that knows her own mind, and only 'wines' appropriately.Sparkle on Alice, wonderful giveaway. Lindax

Theresa said...

A wicked tale, so glad the rabbit returned and saved you from Alice's attorney! The sweet cake and wine was a treat! ~Theresa

Brooke said...

:) So creative. Love it! Thank you for visiting my blog!!

gma said...

Thank you kindly for the tea.
T'was a lovely tea party.
Enjoyed Alice and her naughty antics.
blowing kisses across town.

rochambeau said...

Wicked is Alice AND her cake and are both BEAUTIFUL!
So nice to find you here in Bloglandia!
May the rest of your day be fun!
Cute Kitten too!


Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

Way cool! And divinely wicked! Love this!

{Daydreamer} said...

What a WICKED story and photos! I love it!
Daydreamer :)

Dee said...

absolutely wonderful!! And I'm so glad you found that rabbit of hers, I was getting a little nervous myself sitting at the table! And that bird..."off with his head!" Thanks for stopping by my place and thanks for the invite, I truly enjoyed myself!

Gourdqueen said...

Absolutely wicked my dear!

Anonymous said...

I loved your tea party! And that cake looks so delicious - yum :) Cool photos and love that tattoo!

SpiritMama said...

Wonderful Alice in Wonderland post! You have a creative mind, and eye for photography!

M.E. Greene said...

Beautiful! I love the pics, and love the giveaway!

Terri said...

I can see where the beauty comes from! Bravo for your sweetie playing for you. The cake was grand and bless your soldier!

LiLi M. said...

Hahaha I loved that rabbit! Great idea to name a cat rabbit, ;-) I'll remember that. Now I'll have another piece of cake. Have a great day partying from one mad tea party to another!

Amanda W said...

OMG your pictures are devine!!!

Please please enter me into your fabulous giveaway!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh my goodness....what a wonderful posting! Alice is absolutely stunning....what a beautiful girl :)

Thank you so much for visiting me and your kind comments.


KayEllen said...

Just wonderful Deborah!!!

Clink-clink our teacups for a lovely day:)


Heather said...

Your blog is *gorgeous*! I love your style and your hairstyle {I'm a hairstylist myself so I know a wicked hairstyle when I see one}


Unknown said...

Hi Deborah,

Oh WOW! Great job on this post. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope your party is every bit the success you hope for.

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie
The Artful Paper Doll

MJ Ornaments said...

Oh my gosh could this have been any cuter? Amazing photos and Alice is a peach. Thanks for sharing such an original and creative post. Martha

Kat said...

Oh man, that cake looks delicious, and your photos have such atmosphere.. I'm working with a cellphone camera... not fun! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my tea party!

kj said...

what a medium, what a story, what suspense, deborah!! this is the first like this i've seen on your blog and it had me riveted. plus it was kind of scary, which i have no doubt you wanted. and this is your daughter? wow. what a project the two of you did together.

next: the crystal. oh,deargod, wouldn't i just love that crystal. i would take good care of it and give it plenty of sunshine. that is, if the universe decides to rig the ballot on my behalf...

hugs flying your way, deborah,

Anonymous said...

Wow! I LOVE all your photos! And that cake is lovely. my mouth is watering!!!

Karen Valentine said...

That was such a wonderful party. Alice was definitely the star!!! I had a great time having tea wuth you. Thanks for coming and sharing a cup over at My Dsert Cottage too!


Melissa said...

What an amazingly wicked tea party. I loved it!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Fabulous!! How sweet of your darling daughter to join in the fun.

pamelahuntington said...

Hi Deb... this is just wonderful and
I LOVE the story with the pictures..
You are a magical story weaver...
and I will keep looking for
that rabbit...

Wendy said...

What a delightful post!! I absolutely loved it! Your daughter is beautiful. And that cake!!! Umm, umm, looks so delicious!
Thanks for inviting us to your tea party. It was fun!

Anonymous said...

oh i was in fairytale land with this...very creative and beautiful!
Fun..thank you :)

Harley Dee said...

What a positively dark little story! :) Wonderful :) Thanks so much for dropping by my blog! *huggles*

Sueann said...

Oh dear! I had no idea that Alice could be so wicked!! I am so glad her rabbit showed up!! What a fun party you are having. Beautiful pics and all!! Thanks for visiting my party as well!!

Cottage Way of Life said...

So glad Alice was able to get back her rabbit, you wouldn't want to be on her bad side, I think. And though she may be just a tiny bit wicked, Alice is very dreamy! I had a lovely time stopping in at the party, thank you!!!

PS - I did not make the flamingo fountain, it is in the garden at one of my favorite restaurants. It's cool, no?

Renee said...

I hear you Deborah. Crazy fun and I'm loving seeing all the new blogs. So many talented people.

By the way your daughter is stunning.

Absolutely gorgeous and what a sport to do this.

Love Renee xoxoo

Anonymous said... tired as I am tonight..this story had me glued! Great job to you and to the young Lady Alice! (pretty girl!)

Pretty crystal too! (my daughter's name)
Please stop by my giveaway?

Valerie said...

Great story and a beautiful and expressive Alice!

A giveaway is nice but can you also have one for that fantastic cake?

Debb said...

Love your wicked tea party had so much fun Thanks debb

Anonymous said...

What a absolutely enchanting party!!!
Wickedly beautiful Alice and that cake looks amazing!


Happy Party Hopping

Kathy said...

What a wickedly creative post...and so beautiful. I LOVED your photos ~ and such a fun story!

niartist said...

Oh Deborah - these "wicked" pictures are great - and the perfect thing for Share a Garden Sunday! Oooo, and put me in the drawing too, and tell Alice that I really think she's perfection ... period! :) Maybe that'll up my karmic chances. LOL! Talk soon! :) Artie

peggy gatto said...

It was like reading a really good thriller only with beautiful photos!!!!!! I had a fanciful time, lovely idea!!!!!!

Martha said...

A great post and great pictures!
How clever!

Betty said...

Oh my goodness! How fun! My eyes must be bad because I could swear that Alice's rabbit looks just like a cat!!

Cassie said...

I like wicked Alice. I think we were pals in a past life of mine...

Glad her bunny came back...phew. That was close..

Our Hands For Hope said...

Great story and great Alice. Alice was played by?
Love the rabbit too.

Karin said...

loving Alice's naughty side!
and texting her attorney!! how simply modern of her. ;)


Unknown said...

That was a very sexy party...wicked also..Glad I could come by and get some spice...

Sonia :)

Unknown said...

Such a clever girl, this post is totally adorable. Your expressive creative artist certainly stole the show with your magical post.

Today was my daughter's High School graduation party. So, just like White Rabbit, I am late for this very important date to visit everyone's tea! I had a wonderful time visiting your blog.

Happy Mad Tea Party, Karen

Carrie said...

What a delightful post... Your photo shoot was very well done --with photos and clever captions!

a fanciful Twist said...

OH OH OH!!! A gorgeous Alice enchantress beyond wordsssss!!! I am delighted. What memorable fab photos! and meow meow tooooo!!

I am sorry I am so late. I have been sleeping on my bathroom floor with the stomach flu. Yuckey sniffle sniffffle!! I never really get sick, and then right on the mad day, bonkers!

Oh well, I am here now and just adoring each photo!! Thank you for such gorgeous madnesss! xoxox

Kjohnson said...

Yay for Alice! And yay for you!! Alice looks very familiar to me? Hmmmm thats weird :)

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Hi Deborah,
What a beautiful Alice! What a scrumptious looking cake!I am glad rabbit was I enjoyed your Tea Party. It was delightful.
Thanks for stopping by my party and for the nice comment.8-)


Karli said...

Hello there mother, you are amazing. This was soo much fun, we must do this again sometime soon. When is the next party?
I love you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW! First of all, is that lovely girl your daughter? Secondly, I have never seen anyone with these many comments and thirdly, what a fun idea! Any wonder how you even had time to come to visit the Tea Rat! He knows that there was some kind of tea party this weekend; maybe that explains the low attendance at his little soirée...but what a wonderful, magical event you all engaged in; I totally missed participating :( I hope I can keep in the loop next time! Thanks for coming, Deborah! Anita

Susanna said...

How magically delightful.
And such a pretty moody Alice too :D
Thank you for inviting me.

apparentlyjessy said...

What a fabulous tale, I had no idea Alice had a wicked side to her!
The cake looks decadent and delicious, the 'rabbit' is adorable, and tell Alice... she is rather beautiful!

x Jessy

somepinkflowers said...

very nicely done!


i liked this part
---> Alice is twenty-one.
She likes a little wine.

very good!


send alice over here
to borrow some more jewels,
why don't cha?

Christina said...

Loved it! (Alice is texting her attorney! Ha!)

Staci said...

What a lovely tea party you had. The photos were wonderful. Very dreamlike.
Thanks for letting me visit. :)

Chris said...

I really enjoyed your story/party and had fun reading your blog.

Alice (is that you?) is gorgeous!! And I love the tat.

Thanks for stopping by my party and leaving such a sweet comment!!

bj said...

WHOA...this is my first time here and I am blown away with this post. I was right on the edge of my computer chair and nearly turned over.~~ FABULOUS!! Absolutely FABULOUS!!
I WILL be back...for sure!
xo bj

bj said...

ooo, P.S. Please add my name to your pretty sparkly...I have some hanging in a kitchen window and would love to add yours to them....Thanks so much for giving me a chance to win.

Laura said...

Wow----what a fun, naughty Alice!

That cake looks YUMMMMMY!!!!!

Laura said...

Wow----what a fun, naughty Alice!

That cake looks YUMMMMMY!!!!!

bluemuf said...

Oh I just loved this Wonderful Wicket Tale. Thank you so much for a delightful time.

Have a Magical Day

Melissa Valeriote said...

Oh I hope I'm not too late for some of your yummy treats! Be sure to stop by my party today and enter my giveaway. The tea kettle is still boiling!

KeKe said...

What a truly magical story~I wish I could have been there~It looked like a lot of fun!!

Sue said...

Now THIS was clever!!!! I'd party with you, any day. Sue :-)

You can call me Tawny.... said...

naughty wicked alice... she is my favorite tho!!


jerseygirl211 said...


Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comments.
Your story is 'deliciously wicked' ;) Looks like you had a great time composing it, the photos were fantastic!!!! But I wouldn't expect anything less from a Jersey Girl ;)


Joyce said...

That was so much fun. Great photos.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How delightful! My bunnies were very concerned and are still out looking! Love your beautiful post..and beautiful Alice!

Bonnie said...

What a magical tribute and celebration! I love old children's books, esp the illustrations! Your magical recreation of Alice in Wonderland and her tea party with the White Rabbit is fabulous! Feels like I fell down that hole into a secret garden party!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog too. :)

Camille said...

Cake please! Fabulous little tea party. Thanks for visiting mine.

Anonymous said...

What a great story! The photos were all wonderful. It's been absolutely devine visiting here.

kj said...

deborah, i had no idea renee could dance like that....


noodle and lou said...

How can such a wicked Alice be so beautiful!? Lovin' that attitude and her tat and the texting;) Delightful post!!! xoxo...jenn

Kristal said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for my pre-party. I finally ended up with a Brunch, but it's done. You're party looks like it was super wicked!! I'm off to hop around your blog and snoop around. Ta ta!!

mendytexas said...

Hehe...I had so much fun at your tea party! Everything was so magical and fun! Hugs to you! Mendy

Elena_Valeriote said...

Clever story and beautiful set! Alice looks all grown up and very lovely. Should should go into modeling :)

*SHeRRy B* said...

Your party is GORGEOUS as you are too! Thank you for visiting with me!

Arija said...

Thanks for the visit to my humble blogh and your very kind thoughts.

WhY had I never found your site before????
Much too remiss of me to miss such possibilities of delights...Why when I have Rose Red and Snow White as granddaughters, are they so camera shy?? What is wrong with modern day youth? Snow White is a black belt and once was a goth, I'm just agonising over lost opportunities.

Red roses on cakes and black patterned stockings admixed with a few tats make a wonderful feast.
Thinking of Alice's more seedy side, did you think of serving her rabbit stew?

Jetta's Nest said...

Thanks so much for sharing your amazing party with me and I just love the little bird in Alice's hair....I think I might need one :)


Michelle Legler said...

Wow! What a post!!!
I wanted to dive into that cake!!! (seriously!)



Anonymous said...

Good Morning Deborah, I am visiting once again, for the other night it was: really...night. You have conquered fear and have been an angel towards Alice and so you called upon the good spirits to bring back rabbit. It is wonderful, such photostory; really love it. Beautiful girl, this Alice ( like mother like daughter, is she ). You were right about me overworking: must stop this mess in my head. So today I went to Xanga ( my other blog ) and visited two of my friends there: Alyssa and Amber...
Have a wonderful day, thank you for the tea
Godeliva van Ariadone

Anonymous said...

Alice sure has grown up LoL. I think I like her wicked side a little bit :-) This is a nice twist you have and I enjoyed it very much :-)

Mo'a said...

I always wondered how Alice would look at 21...she is lovely.
Fun story...all is well that ends well :)

Renee said...

Thank you dear friend.

By the way your daughter's expressions are a total delight. What an actress.


Anonymous said...

I'm done with the party and on to the clean-up. I have a lot of party to visit and loads of work to do. My computer keeps shutting the internet down- the damn thing I just replaced it a few months ago. I think I'm extra magnetic and interfere with the waves of energy. Yeah I'm weird too. Okay back to Monday- have a good one. BTW I so enjoyed your party you did a wonderful job.

turquoise cro said...

What FUN YOU had and Alice and the lil bunny! Loved the wine and the scrumptious CAKE!!! tHANKS!

Chris said...

I LOVE it that you included that song! WHAT an inventive party, and SO pretty!


Thank you for coming to my little party...

Lanimoz said...

*:*:*:Make and make-believe! Tea parties are even better the third day!*:* *:*The wickedest Alice yet. Your cakes is divine decadence !!Pip pip!!*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:

Ces Adorio said...

Darn it! You're the second one I am going to miss. Do you know who I missed in NYC by a day? Darn! Darn!

fairiemoon said...

Your daughter is beautiful!

A very Merry Unbirthday!
Erin :)

Mrs. Mootz said...

That was an awesomely wicked tea party!!

Thanks for stopping by my Lil' Mad Hatter's 1/2 Birthday Tea Party!

I hope your son is doing well. Thank you to him for serving our country and to you, for raising a man who found it within himself to serve so selflessly. I can't imagine that was an easy job...especially when it came to watching him leave for deployment.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW! I don't even know if you will get this message since you have so many, but thank you sweet Deborah for visiting and saying farewell for now. I will be back soon but will still visit! You are so lucky to have so many friends that respond!!!! Au revoir, et à la prochaine! Anita

Just A Girl said...

I'm still lusting over that fabulous cake!!!!! I'll help you eat it you know ;-O!
Is Moody Alice feeling better? It must have been the new tattoo...hee hee!!!!

xoxo Cori

Jen said...

It is so curious that these Mad Tea Parties are still going strong! I've yet to clean mine up, so please feel free to follow me back down the rabbit hole to Haute Whimsy before life goes back to mundane!

megan v said...

WOW. Amazing amazing story - kept me intrigued the entire time!!! Alice was great!!! But really - you DID eat that cake later... didn't you?? It looks sooooo good!!
p.s. I love Alice's tat.

Mélanie said...

I stopped by your party on saturday but it was too crowded , you are so popular and your party was so great , so at this time I couldn't say hello to you. So I'm back and I wanted to let you know I had the best time ever. See you next year

Ces Adorio said...

deborah, thank you for your visits, your thoughtful, kind and generous comments. You are my friend!

Javajune said...

My sweet Deborah, I just posted something important that I want you to see. I also wanted to thank you for being my best cyber friend. Now wouldn't you like to be my neighbor? You could move to Michigan and deal with our unpredictable, crazy, bleeeep weather? Last week it was in the nineties and this week 60 and 70. I never know when I get up if I'll be in shorts or a snow suit.
Oopps, sorry about the rambling- I just came to invite you back to my blog for a peek.

TesoriTrovati said...

Truly wickedly inspired! Love it all (texting the attorney! Ha!). And wine is fine for a Mad Tea Party (who says you have to have tea?)

I am still tea-partying! I am holding a giveaway of my own to keep the party rolling. Please come by and say hi at

Enjoy the day!

Renee said...

Who the heck is my new lover? Is it the Mad Hatter?


inge said...

nice photostory and your Alice looks great ! I like her tattoo ( my 16 year old daughter wants one too, but she has to wait until she's 18 I said....)Can you send me the complete the serenity prayer ?..

greetings from Belgium

Renee said...

Deborah you are so sweet and so funny.

I laughed because you reminded me of Ces with that funny broke back mountain line. That is something Ces would say. You two are funny.

By the way, have I beat out the other 150 people and won the crystal yet?

Love Renee xoxo

Ces Adorio said...

Talk about Brokeback! Let me explain: They did not fight over me. Let me explain, The first blogger, she is captivating and very funny and very intelligent - she is writing her 5th novel! The second blogger, she was very nice but she loved in a Brokeback Mountain sort of way, yes hahahah!I did not know it then yet. Anyway, I had to tell No.2 that she cannot be a part of my life. I told No.1 recently why I stopped visiting and then apologized to her. She told me she understood and she was very gracious and said I did not need to apologize and she still visits my blog though she does not comment anymore. No.2 she started visiting you recently :) hahaha!

Satsuki Rebel said...

lol. Alice is texting her attorney- nice.

BunnyKissd said...

What a fabulously mad party! So sorry I came late, but thank you for having me anyway! ^-^

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