Saturday, June 27, 2009

'Twas Brillig

Welcome to the madness, my dear and curious friends! Take a seat and sip some jasmine tea with me, and get ready for a story ...

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! and through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Feel free to nibble on a rose or almond cupcake, for each will take you new heights- although ... oh dear! I can't remember which one makes you smaller, and which one makes you taller! Good luck!

And be sure to say hello to the caterpillar who loves to share his rose flavored Armenian tobacco. His hookah is very special, for it brings friends together!

It's been so lovely to see you! I hope you'll come again, when you're rested from all the grand tea parties this weekend!

Alas, I must get back to my lomography shoppe and make sure my wonderland section is fully stocked!

{Eat Me!}

{Down the Rabbit Hole}

{Floral Wonderland}

P.S. If you are not already following Haute Whimsy's adventures, I would love for you to "follow" me down the rabbit hole!

106 comments:

  1. Beautiful tea set! I love it! What a BEAUTIFULLY MAD party!

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  2. Hi there, have just found you ... loved your post and the tea set, very cool! xx

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  3. Of course I will follow you down the rabbit hole, I know you won't steer me wrong.

    The party looks lovely.

    You look beautiful Jen. By the way what is in the three tins?

    Nice hookah.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  4. love the tea set, thanks for having us!

    You’re invited to please visit stop by and visit my party where we’re having a tea of a time!!

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  5. It seems pretty but it's rather hard to understand! Somehow it seems to fill my head with ideas-only I don't know what they are! However, somebody killed something: that's clear, at any rat.
    trans: I'm a big alice fan. very cool stuff.

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  6. Oh how cool that you own a hookah! The cupcakes and crockery look lovely!

    Jessy

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  7. Ohmygoodness that tea set is darling! ah!

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  8. Love your tea set! Cupcakes look delish! Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  9. I am coveting your tea set, seriously. Rose sounds lovely, I've tried the jasmine. What a fun party!

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  10. What a mad party, it was fun, it was grand. What a pretty tea cup you held in your hand.

    The caterpillar's hookah was such a nice touch. I never expected to like it so much.

    When your guests are gone come and visit me. We'll have cake, we'll have candy, and of course we'll have tea.

    Bring the come hookah if you like! =D

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  11. I loveee your tea set! Happy mad tea :)

    Rose

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  12. *:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:
    *:*:*:Make and make-believe! Tea parties are even better the second day!*:* *:*Your hookah is divine!!*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*: *:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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  13. Love the tea set. Thank you for letting me visit your party.
    :)

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  14. I'm having the almond cupcake, thank you very much. And hello to the caterpiller!

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  15. Hi!!
    Beautiful your blog
    Very interesting

    Congratulations

    Cheers

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  16. Loved your party is cute tea set! Martha

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  17. Jen you're absolutely adorable I miss you so much

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  18. A delightful tale and a charming tea party. Love the tea set.

    Have a Magical Day

    Karen

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  19. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that tea set. I have one piece of it!

    And, oh my, what is that fancy piece of paraphenalia there at the end! LOL!

    A very Merry Unbirthday!
    Erin :)

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  20. Thank you for dropping by my party! You are a party girl! It was 2:00 AM here! Love your tea set

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  21. Love the cupcakes. I'm feeling seriously hungry just looking at them. And superb tea set.

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  22. Hi! Just happened to find your terrific blog and really enjoyed reading through recent posts. Will be back again soon to read through more!
    Hope you've had a great weekend!
    Nora:)

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  23. just beautiful tea set! !I wanna it!

    you´re invited to my party, too!

    I hope you!!

    xoxo

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  24. Love this! I would love to have a rose or almond cupcake - sounds like it was absolutely wonderful.

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  25. Wonderfuly MAD tea party!
    How brilliant is the addition of the hookah! That just proves the Caterpillar was near!
    >:0)
    Tracey

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  26. The poem was wonderful. The tea set pretty. What could be better than cookies. Great post!

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  27. What beautiful prints- love your etsy shop! What a cool tea set too. thanks for following my blog! I am now a follower of your- thanks again. See you again.
    ~jodi

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  28. I love jasmine tea too and your tea set is beautiful indeed!

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  29. OMG I WANT THAT TEA SET! Did you get it at Disneyland???

    xoxo

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  30. Oh yes please. I would love a helping of those cupcakes. One each so that what ever I eat I'll be sure to end up in my normal size again LoL

    Your tea set is so cute! It looks like it has brought you a lot of fun tea parties.

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  31. I've always loved that poem! Great choice.

    P.S. I'm hosting my first giveaway! Check it out if you get a chance :)

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  32. That's such a cute little tea set!!

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    love delicate diaries x

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  34. Sorry I'm late. I just escaped my own mad party.

    Oh, and I had a refreshingly lovely time visiting here with you.

    The tea set, my dear, is enchanting.

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  35. What a lovely tea set. So good to meet you! My oh my I'm I still have so many kindred friends to meet along the way. Thanks for swinging by my little party. Have a lovely week.

    Kathryn, Collage Diva

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  36. Did I miss your tea party?? I remember you saying something about having one for lomo pics......but that's the last I remember....??

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  37. A bit late, I am, you see...my clock decided to let me be...and of course I have no sense of time, as I have been partying since early 2009. Thanks for visiting our little 'Mad' Adventure though and so glad I came by to see yours too! Love that tea set, so lovely.

    Jamie :)

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  38. Oh Hookah fun!!! Do you hookah as the caterpillar did? I was often intrigued by his pipe and wondered what he was smoking...perhaps it was nothing more then fruit tobacco ;-).

    Yes the party is still going and I am LATE!!! Please don't tell me your life is mundane ;).

    xoxo Cori

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  39. What a lovely story and tea set. I think I smoked too much of the hookah, I'm a bit dizzy. Oh yeah, I'm always dizzy, he hee. Down the rabbit hole I go....
    xo-junie

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  40. !clink-clink our teacups!

    thank you for stopping by too!!

    We are still going strong:)

    Can you pass the sugar bowl?


    Smiles,
    kayellen

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  41. oh how fun! this was great- glad i stopped by- happy tea party!
    xo natalea

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  42. Wow, I love that the party is still going! *happy dance* and you're tea set is like my tea set! (Except I don't have any of the cups, boo! lol)

    And P.S.-I love the movie "Valmont", I noticed that in your profile, lol.

    Have a great evening and thank you for a fabulous party!

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  43. Thanks for stopping by earlier.
    I LOVE that tea set! You have great taste ;)
    Heather :)

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  44. Hello Sweet lady!

    You were the winner of the Daily Icing Eat ME magnet!!!

    Just shoot me an email at tawny76@cox.net & I will get this on its way to you!

    :0)Tawny

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  45. A wonderful tea. I love your tea set. I hope you use it everyday!

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  46. How delightful! I've had fun! Thanks for inviting me! Let's do it again!

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  47. Hi Jen!

    Thank you so much for stopping by for the Mad Tea Party. I am still trying to get around to visiting everyone on the long list of participants...I LOVED the tea set...just beautiful!

    LuLu~*

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  48. I enjoyed your lovely party...the poem brought back memories of my Son's childhood...always a favorite.
    I love your tea set...it is on my list for my little Grandchildren who live in Denmark.
    Oh!!! what fun future tea parties will be...unbirthday kind of fun.
    Thank you coming to my party...and for your lovely compliment.

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  49. What a wonderful party, thanks for having me over :)

    -Samantha

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  50. Yes still going strong, Thanks for the party! Love your tea set.

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  51. Hi,
    Your Tea Party is very inviting . I love all your cool Alice in Wonderland stuff. (love the teaset,want the teaset.,love the shirt,etc,)Jasmine tea sounds divine and a rose cupcake please. Thanks for visiting my party. 8-)
    ~Myrna

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  52. I love that tea set. I saw one very much like it in a tea shop close to where I live.

    That is one of my favorite poem from "Alice".

    Lovely post!
    Thanks so much for commenting/following my blog :D

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  53. I love that poem, I remember learning it at school, of course now I can only remember the first three lines but I am glad you let me intoyour party anyway. Your tea set is certainly divine and the cupcakes very morish...thank you for the invite, I have had a lovely time!
    Kiss noises Linda

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  54. I had a loverly time!!!
    thanks for coming by my party!!!

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  55. what a delight, thanks for having me over as well as popping over my tea party. I adore your tea set !!!blessings, Mica

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  56. Thank you for the cupcake treats and tea! Your teapot set is just the most adorable thing i've ever seen!

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  57. Phew! After all that blog hoppin'.I'd love to stop and share some rose flavoured shisha with Mr Caterpillar.
    Thanks for stopping by at my party.

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  58. Lovely party. Thanks for being a wonderful hostess. And very tasty tea. ^_^ (Let's just stay in ALICE world for a bit longer...right!??)

    Take care~

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  59. All the parties have been such a treat. We are still going strong. :) Yours was a delight. (I like your other blog too) Have a super great week. ~

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  61. So 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


    Your cakes of rose
    and those of almond
    Are so tempting 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.

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  62. Wow! You even have a hookah pipe! Great party!

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  63. Love it! I was just reading Alice this weekend.

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  64. I am so glad you made your way to our tea party! Yes, It is almost time for me to return to the dark side,buthappy I found so many wonderful blogs to follow down that rabbit hole!
    Thanks for visiting!

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  65. Oh dear!! How did I miss you on Saturday?!?!? Ever so happy you still had cupcakes left! LoVe the tea set. **blows kisses** Deborah

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  66. Oh Jen, thank you so much for allowing me come to your party even though it is a tad late! I hope you still have some of those yummy cupcakes! Isn't the internet wonderful! I am able to drop into you for tea all the way from Ireland without any passports!! Have fun and thanks again, Carol :) xox

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  67. I will have some of those cupcakes too!! Yum!!! Thanks for a wonderful tea party!! I had a blast!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  68. Great tea party Jen, thanks for the invite! I loved the cupcakes, and what was in that hooka???

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  69. Hi Jen! Thanks so much for attending my tea party! Your party is smashing. Sorry I arrived so late. Don't you love our Alice tea items? I am so jealous that you have the teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl!

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  70. I am Late, I am Late but still going strong ..what a beautiful tea set..

    A happy tea day to you,

    Louise

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  71. Callooh!! Callay!!! Was that it?!!! My memory isn't the best but I think I'll be saying that alot now!!! LOVE the Alice teaset!

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  72. Wonderful! AND fuchsia's ARE like dropping down the rabbit hole!!

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  73. Your little poem reminded me of my father. When I was a child, I loved his British Lit. text books from college. I discovered Chaucer but couldn't read it but my father, mind you, he's a first gen American...family from Mexico, could read it perfectly and that he did. Years later, I recited one of The Wife of Bath and my professor wanted to know where I learned to read old English...from my Beaner father!! hahahaha!!! Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog and I just love yours...well visit again.

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  74. Beautiful tea set!
    What a wonderful party!!
    Hugs

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  75. Darling party, Miss Jen! Oh, when will it ever stop! ;) lol! --Robin

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  76. Wonderful, wonder-full! Thanks for stopping by Treasures Found!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  77. Your tea set is simply adorable! Cute photos and love the Jabberwock! I quote that one often.
    Thank you for following me, I shall do the same...down the rabbit hole!

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  78. Also love that you're in L.A. too! (We might move this year...boo hoo).

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  79. lovely tea set and hookah!!!
    thanks for the hospitality:)
    xo...jenn

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  80. Wow, what a lovely party and may I add, I LOVE THAT TEA SET!!!!!

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  81. Oh...I want the cupcake that makes you smaller..at least two sizes, please. Thanks for the invitation and the peek at your tea party.

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  82. I absolutly LOVE the tea set.You se an inviting table, very sweet and lovley. Thank you for the visit. Please do come back soon.

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  83. omg i love that tea set. I want it!!! And i love how everything was from Alice in Wonderland. Love that movie, love any Disney movie really.
    :D

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  84. Hi Jen,
    Your almond cupcakes were brilliant!
    And look!!
    You have a hookah!!
    Wow!
    Such a Mad tea party! Thank you!

    xox
    Constance

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  85. Sorry I'm late but working all weekend put a kink in my party hopping! such a pretty teaset!

    Thanks for the hospitality!

    Stacy❤

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  86. What a lovely trip to your
    tea party.. those cupcakes look
    simply enchanting.. and the
    hooKah is very cool!

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  87. Thanks for sharing and for
    visiting our party.

    We will be back.

    Dajon xx

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  88. That is one of my FAVORITE poems.

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  89. My favorite poem! And I love that tea set! What a wonderfully mad tea party! Thanks for having me! ^-^

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  90. i feel like i have seen that tea set somewhere else...now i wont be able to rest till i remember where i have seen it!! lovely party
    %*_*%

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  91. that's a beautiful tea set! i'm in awe! :)

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  92. Sooo Loving your Tea Set! I know the Mad Hatter must have been thrilled to see you in such spirits! I am so glad you enjoyed yourself at my mini tea party! So good to meet you and hope to see you again soon!

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  93. Nice tea set- LOVE the lettering on it!

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  94. What a lovely Tea Party.......and I love your Tea Set.......perfect.
    ~Sue~

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