Saturday 5 February 2011

    White Rabbit “We’re All Mad Here”

     

    ‘But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked.

    ‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat: ‘we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.’

    ‘How do you know I’m mad?’ said Alice.

    ‘You must be,’ said the Cat, ‘or you wouldn’t have come here.’

    [Alice in Wonderland, ch 6]

    The White Rabbit is a fictional character in Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He appears at the very beginning of the book, in chapter one, wearing a waistcoat, and muttering “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” Alice follows him down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. Alice encounters him again when he mistakes her for his housemaid Mary Ann and she becomes trapped in his house after growing too large. The Rabbit shows up again in the last few chapters, as a herald-like servant of the King and Queen of Hearts.

    Some believe the rabbit was late for the announcement of the Queen to the royal garden. The panic the rabbit showed was his fear of losing his head. Upon her arrival (where Alice has been helping to paint the roses red) the cards finish their song and the rabbit blows his trumpet (which he had been carrying for most of his lines) royally introducing the king and queen.

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by “Lewis Carroll” with illustrations by John Tenniel.

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    Sunday 12 December 2010

    Tea party

     

    is this a mad hatter’s

    tea party?

    or rather

    a little collection

    of tea-cup planters

    headed

    for somewhere special*?

    the little packets

    contain seeds for your planter

    - (its kinda hard to post them potted) -

    these ones some lavender or some viola (johnny jump-ups).

    be oh so cute on your windowsill.

    *

    I bet Alice & the Hare

    are hiding somewhere near,

    maybe just behind that Queen of Hearts.

    As a HUGE fan of {old yarns} I am re-blogging this post. I adore Kristina’s creations, and always look forward to visiting her when she has a market stall. I can never resist buying something, including one of these gorgeous teacups at the recent Christmas Finders Keepers with a flowering violet.

    Old Yarns can be bought online & for a dose of inspiration follow her blog.

    the bowerbird stories… as written by {old yearns}

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    Sunday 17 October 2010

    Delicious cakes & shoes

     

    The fantasy of being surrounded by pretty cakes and shoes continues…..

    {Images: Vogue Girl Korea March ‘07 fashion editorial via Girly Bubble}

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