Friday, 24 June 2011

Mad Hatter Party 2011: Through the Looking Glass Adventure!

Today is the big day! The Mad Hatters Tea Party presented by A Fanciful Twist! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have seat please,

Some tea perhaps? I have some cup cakes just cooling down from the oven,

The table is beautifully laid, I agree, but it was not my handy work. Oh I have such a story to tell you, come on, let me tell you over a cup of tea while we are waiting on our cupcakes.

Big fella and I had been trying to get in contact with wee doggie for weeks now wanting to go on one of our magical adventures, but wee doggie is terribly busy, but we had the feeling he was avoiding us. Thankfully today we saw him coming out of the local dog salon, The Ultimutt.
We ran over to him. "I'm not speaking to you." he snapped. We were mortified. But why, oh why? We followed him along the way begging and pleading to speak to us, we told him we needed to prepare the tea party, but he ignored us. We finally reached a front door and he was not going to let us in! I nearly started to cry, so he relented.

" But i am not making you a cup of my lovely tea! No tea party for you!" He hissed as we sat down.

Wee doggie sat there forlornly, looking away.

He was very upset. As were Big fella and I.

What ever have we done Wee doggie! Please tell us, we feel terrible to have hurt your feelings!"

With that wee doggie got right up, in our faces

and said dramatically "Feelings? Honey, what would you know.....

About Feelings?!?"

With that his face broke into a smile and he settled back on the couch. "My work here is done." he sighed. We were totally confused and big fella had had quite enough rudeness for one day and proclaimed we were leaving in which I agreed.

"Ah but my dear friends, calm down. I was simply using you as a audience, to test my acting skills. Its called The Method, I have been studying it you see, since I went to the Oscars I caught the acting bug. I wanted to hit the big time, I want to be a American Soap Opera Star! I by the reaction, I think a soap Oscars is in the works for Wee doggie 2012!"

We had to admit, he was very good. He had us fooled.

"But of course I caught wind of the Mad Hatter's Tea party and after all the fun last year, I just had to come back and join you for another adventure!"

With that, wee doggie jumped off the sofa with shouts of come on, come on!

Big fella ran for the car and we jumped in and sped off! Wee doggie as ever, stuck his head out the open window barking orders of left and right to our magical destination.
"Right we starting our adventure at the children's zoo. This is where we go down The rabbit hole! I love the zoo as I have the ability to change into any bird or animal I like!"

After a long and winding road, we got to the gates of the zoo.
As we walked through the gates and down the pathway, wee doggie ran on laughing with glee. We wondered what he was up to. As we were walking along, in the distance we saw a very perky peacock come bounding towards us.

it was running fast and faster , closer and closer
and it was not stopping! big fella and I began to run away, when it caught up with us and the feathers tickled around our ears!

Suddenly we realised. "Is that you wee doggie?"

"Of course It's me you silly fool! As you are well aware I'm a domesticated if not handsome, canine, i wanted to blend in, so what do you think? Just look at my feathers! Ha ha!"
With that wee doggie or big peacock disappeared down the lane. Big fella and I were quite confused and wandered around wondering what would happen next.
Then we saw a brown fluffy rabbit hopping along the grass. Since he was not a white rabbit we thought it must be wee doggie.

"We caught you wee doggie, come on now lets go" I said!

"Well! I beg your parsnips!" in a voice that definitely was not wee doggie's. "Dog indeed! I have never been so insulted....."
We backed away only to see the real wee doggie cantering alongside us.
"now, that was fun! Shaking ma tail feathers I was!"
Looking at me he said "You haven't insulted that poor rabbit have you"? He rolled his eyes and went over to a old rabbit sitting nearby.

"Hello there wee doggie, still choosing the peacock as disguise I see?" It was chief elder rabbit guard of the rabbit hole.

Wee doggie huffed and puffed when he said this and hurried the rabbit up.

"Too much chatter old boy, we must get down the rabbit hole to see through the looking glass, yes?"

"I am not going down another rabbit hole I tell you now wee doggie" I protested. "Not after last year! Besides I want to see the animals in the zoo!"

I looked at big fella for back up, but he was rubbing his hands together in glee. He loves climbing and falling, like many boys do, in fact Big fella is a expert in it.

There was no time the adventure had begun!

The elder rabbit looked over at wee doggie and said " If you would just like to follow your friend Priscilla there, you should be right on time, but hurry up, you are going to be late!"

"Its quite all right,I dug it myself, it more of a spiral pathway and I took the liberty of cushioning it with last autumns leaves for your comfort!" As i peered down the hole, the elder rabbit kicked me with his thumping leg, Big fella followed and off we flew down!

To begin with the ride was rather amusing as we slid downwards

but then it started to get very spiral and we spun round and round faster and faster!

until everything was a blur!

until, light streamed through and I saw wee doggie drop onto grass, big fella rolling and giggling to land and POP! We fell onto a pathway,and wee doggie scampered up it calling us to keep up with him.To the Rose garden! We ran up and down long pathways like in a maze Until finally we turned a corner and there it was.

The Rose Garden! We wandered around the wonderful garden and wee doggie jumped up and down inspecting the flowers.

"Ahh we are well within time! Enjoy the sunshine for a spell!"

What happens next then, we asked. "Well, when the white roses turn red, we take a big whiff of their heady scent and the wonderland castle should appear to see Through the looking glass! It is quite a sight and everybody will be there, from the Mad hatter to the Dodo!" Big fella and I were really excited if not a wee bit tired. We sat by the roses and relaxed.

We started looking at the roses for them to change colour

and sure enough, they were turning red!

Wee doggie noticed too, and cried "One , two three, breathe in!"
The intoxicating scent sent us all dizzy and when we came round there was the wonderland castle in front of the rose garden!

We ran straight down to the steps and ran up the stairs following wee doggie

and through stone corridors, we could hear wee doggie squealing in delight! "Up there at the window frame, this is where Through the looking glass appears!"

All of a sudden the windows above began to grow in size and glow

and a majestic stained glass window appeared and shimmered in the light. It grew and it grew

It was magical! "This is Through the looking glass!" exclaimed Wee doggie.

"Now look closer at the bottom and look closer to the bottom quick, the sun wanes swiftly and turns the window back to brick!

Swiftly now they will tell you a tale, and in a blink of an eye we will have a tea party without fail!"

There they were,

All the characters, five pairs in a row each together holding a scroll with a tale to behold!

The White Rabbit, the lizard and the Dodo began the tale

with the caterpillar and the fish footman keep time

with the Mad hatter the March hare and the Dor mouse adding words with no sense or rhyme

The Duccess and baby pig crying, serves the next verse still,

with the gypron there, no doubt against his will

and of course the shouting Queen of hearts and the king stand between the Chester cat grinning!

But as quickly as it has appeared the sun had begun to set and the window got smaller

we heard wee doggie giggle, as we realised it was morphing slowing into our living room window at home!

We looked down at wee doggie.

"Are we home?" Yes! A tea party is to be had! Listen, look around! "

We looked out the window to see a band playing music outside

and the table was laid

and here we are! You arrived just in time! So lets get out those cupcakes and drink tea until it is coming out of our ears! One lump or two?


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wee doggie has led you on an even wilder tea party adventure than last year! And that's saying a lot. Beautiful stained glass windows. Love the bunnies too!

Šolanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Two lumps, please! :) It's mad tea party after all. :)

Vanessa [theteensytinyinsignificantdetails] said...

I loved your take on the tea party. And the wee doggie! Awesome :)

The Weekend Artist said...

Thanks for the tea! What beautiful images and specially love the story you weaved and oh the stained glass shots were divine! Hop on over for a tea or two =) K

Pabkins said...

What a wild ride! I enjoyed it immensely! Good job and thanks for the wonderful posting.

I hope you'll drop by for a spot of tea!

Tabitha of

Rachel said...

Lol it did make me chuckle when Wee Doggie disguised himself as a peacock, he is a good little actor.

Thanks for sharing your tea party tale, I really enjoyed it.

Kathryn Costa said...

Oh my what a delightful romp. That peacock photo is stunning. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I too have a party and gifts for all who visit. I do hope you can make it by!

Follow this link:

Sweet day to you!

apinkdreamer said...

what a wonderful party! thanks for inviting me!!!

Pixie said...

Thanks for inviting me along on wee doggie's adventure. Loved the stained glass windows! Wow.

Please feel free to stop by my party if you get a chance.

Terri said...

Oh My! What an adventure and what delights on the way! The discovery of the stained glass windows...and the tea party too! Such delightful fun! Thank you so much for inviting me to visit.

Anonymous said...

Quite the tale (or was it tail?) and high adventure! I am still dizzy from the mad tumble down the hole. Well worth the risk.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I had such a good time frolicking with the wee doggie. Thank you for taking me on this adventure. Have a magical day! Twyla

Kelly said...

What an amazing adventure for you and wee doggie! He certainly is ready for the stage. thanks for letting me share in the fun!

Joyce van der Lely said...

Thanks for having me at your party.
Wow that is one long post ! You've covered the whole story ! Lovely and yes gotta love that doggie

Hop over to my party for a nice cup of tea :-)


Anonymous said...

Wonderful journey with wee doggy, thanks! Any cupcakes left for me? xx

Lisa said...

thank you for such a fun and magical tea party! i love the stained glass!!! the tea was delicious!

Karla said...

Fun story! Your doggie is cute as it can be!! Save me a cupcake for later :D

Magical places! the garden, the castle.. all is gorgeous! Thanks for having me in!


Sara said...

Such fun! And love your photos. Thank you for the invite. xx

Natalie said...

Just one lump! Those cakes really do look delicious :) and the peacock's that is beautiful!

I'm also taking part in the Mad Tea Party blog hop and hope that you'll visit my party to have some fun there too :)

Mel said...

what a great idea!! I love your puppy! the photos are great thank you for the party

Bourbonnatrix said...

oh wow! love the pics of the stained glass window! great party!

Sarah said...

Such a funny story of Wee Doggie and your adventures! Quite mad, just as it should be!

Scrap Vamp said...

What a fun adventure and beautiful photographs! Thank you so much for inviting me to tea. I hope you'll visit me as well.

Robin said...

LOL....gotta love Wee Doggy and Big Fella...
I'm sorry I am late
For this important date.
I'm still making my way down the list.

With too little time
I'm leaving this rhyme
For I'm adamant about wanting to persist.

All this running about
Has left me dry in the mouth.
Might I have a cup of tea?

And please let us hope
that those cakes have cooled
For they truely looked yummy to me.

Oh my, the time
It goes so fast
I must be on my way

But fear not friend
I shall return
Please……Have a beautiful day.

Lauren said...

What a fun tea party, wee doggie is a fabulous host!! :) Thank you so much for inviting me! ~Lauren

Alisa Noble said...

Oh my, what an exciting adventure that was!
Thank you for having me!

Michelle said...

What a wonderfully mad adventure with Wee Doggie! The stained glass was amazing! Thanks for sharing, Michelle

Micupoftea said...

what a fun post. THANKS for sharing the photos of the stained glass!!! I love CS Lewis too, and JRRTolkien...nice blog :)
Come have tea with me, wont you?

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I have enjoyed your party very much.
Happy UnBirthday to you !

fairiemoon said...

Wonderful stained glass. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Have a mad party!
Erin :)

Unknown said...

Those stained glass windows! WOW. Well doggie and you had quite the adventure and thank you for telling the story. Lucky you had your camera with you hey? This was wonderful! *smiles* Norma

Danni said...

Such a wonderful and magical to-do, thank you for inviting me over to share your tea and enchantment! Those windows with the characters are amazing, I'm so jealous!

Though I'm running tardy, I hope you'll come visit my party!

Rhonda Roo said...

Please thank Wee Doggie for me for making up with y'all and taking us on an adventure! The peacock was incredible, the stained glass, divine. Thanks for sharing and have a great day~!

Rhonda Roo

vvb32 reads said...

loved this adventure! and am taken with the stained glass art.

AlphaBetsy said...

You must be exhausted after following the doggie all about. Those stained glass windows are gorgeous though. Thank you for letting me come with you.

Please come by for a visit if you get a chance.


Betsy said...

Peacocks and bunnies and a puppy oh my!!! ;)

What a wonderful mad trip! You are in Wonderland for sure, how delightful!

Thank you for an amazing table spread, and for the serenaders down below ;)

Love, A Fanciful Twist

Susan said...

What a wild ride! lovely and that a church or a castle? and where is it? so very cool. Thanks for a very interesting and cool tea party. Please come visit mine :)


Carousel Dreams said...

Wee Doggie is quite the adventurer...thankyou for having me at your Mad Tea Party...I do love a story with a peacock in it!

Sarah said...

Oh, what a lovely treat. That wee doggie took us on a wonderful adventure. Love those gorgeous windows. Thanks for the cupcake. Delicious!

Rue said...

What a fantastical journey! Wee Doggie always does find the best magical paths to take!

Mad Madam Mel said...

I am soo soo late, but thankyou for inviting me :)

what a fabulous wee doggy adventure,and what a good actor :)

I would love you to drop on by my party for some tea & cake :

mad madam me :)

Stampinmama said...

I loved wee doggie-I love all doggies!!!--Thanks for sharing-visit me at Stampinmamas Place

Eklektikos, Mind Body Spirit Healing said...

So much interesting things to see here , I must try the wheat bread recipe , it looks yum. Hope you have a great week Tohi