I serving up some tea and whimsy with an Alice in Wonderland-inspired table for Valentine’s Day!
2015 marked the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
“Yes, that’ s it,” said the Hatter with a sigh: “it’s always tea-time.”
Floral teacups are ready for sipping tea or serving rose frosted cupcakes. . .
Clocks are at the table . . .don’t be late!
Keys for Alice to unlock the door . . .
The Queen of Hearts:
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
King of Hearts:
“Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
Hearts, hearts and hearts galore!
Stir in some red sparkling sugar crystals in your teacup for Valentine’s Day. . .
Heart Demitasse Spoons make stirring your tea extra sweet!
There are plenty of sweets and treats at the table for Valentine’s Day. . .
Help yourself to some rose meringues! Light, crisp, airy meringue cookies that melt in your mouth! Serve with a straw as whimsical cookie pops . . .
“Curiouser and curiouser!”
Or in a teacup as edible roses for Valentine’s Day, tea time, or anytime you want your celebration extra sweet!
Recipe for Rose Meringues, here.
The Mad Hatter: “Have I gone mad?”
Alice: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
“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.”
“And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversation?”
I was lucky recipient and winner of Everything Alice from Art @ Home!
Everything Alice: The Wonderland Book of Makes and Bakes by Christine Leech and Hannah Read-Baldrey:
Enter the magical world of Everything Alice, where nothing is quite as it seems! The tales of Alice in Wonderland provide the inspiration for a charming and original collection of 50 makes, intricate papercut illustrations and snippets of Wonderland lore and games.
Everything Alice is a creative must-have for any Alice lover, whatever their age.
Thank you Ricki Jill!
Use the 2-ingredient method for making quick and easy Red Velvet Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day and make an easy roses with frosting, how to here.
“No wonder you’re late. Why, this watch is exactly two days slow.”
You can read more about the 150 years of the Macmillan Alice, including the color of her dress, the real Alice, and illustrations, here.
Alice in Wonderland Valentine’s Table Details:
Black and white plates / Grace’s Teaware, HomeGoods, used here
Chargers / HomeGoods, several years ago
White salad plates / Sophia, Ralph Lauren, HomeGoods, several years ago
Red matelasse coverlet / Kohl’s, several years ago
Runner / HomeGoods, several years ago
Napkins / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Napkin Rings / consignment store
Heart Demitasse Spoons / Towle, available here
Assorted Teacups and Teapots / HomeGoods, used here
Alice In Wonderland Playing Cards by Prospero Art / Amazon
Black Playing Cards with Hearts / Michaels
Talking Tables Truly Alice Mad Party Food Picks / Amazon
Clocks / retail days