Saturday, June 25, 2011

i'm late!!

sshhh don't tell a soul...but...
i didn't mean to be late and truth be told i have until midnight tonight to be on time....the invitation from Vanessa over at a fanciful twist did say the 25th of June. come follow Alice on her little adventure.
Alice was reading her book when all of a sudden she caught sight of a little rabbit muttering something about being late...she followed this curious little fellow right down a rabbit hole and landed with a thump in a strange little room and watched him disappear through a little door in the wall.
.Alice was confused by what was before her...after taking a nibble of the cake she couldn't stop burping!! oh my, how rude! she decided to take a sip out of the bottle to try to cure herself of this rude calamity and even though she stopped burping she shrank down to a very small size..small enough to fit through the key hole to follow the white rabbit.
once through the keyhole Alice found herself in a garden of talking flowers and sweet woodland animals. a happy little caterpillar called down to her and told her to eat some of his mushroom to return to her normal size. she thanked him with a smile and took a bite...
hooray, it worked! just as she turned to wave to the caterpillar a sweet cat with the most fabulous blue eyes appeared before her. somehow he knew that she was trying to find the rabbit, the Cheshire cat told her to ask the mad hatter and with a twinkle in his eye he disappeared again. the mad hatter?? what is a mad hatter?? as Alice was wandering, wondering what on earth a mad hatter was, she came across a tea party.
more woodland animals enjoying a spot of tea and a delicious cake...and a curious little man. could this be the mad hatter?? but he has no hat...
"excuse me sir are you the mad hatter?" "why yes young lady, come and enjoy a spot of tea" "oh thank you...actually i was wondering if you had seen" and before she could finish her sentence someone spoke from behind her.
"oh, i see that you have found the mad hatter but have you found the white rabbit?" "no, no i haven't seen him, i haven't a clue where he might be" and with that everyone started to giggle...
for there he was hiding in the roses all along. Alice laughed and laughed and drank and ate and enjoyed her time with her new friends until the sun started to set and she decided to head home. after saying her goodbyes she she made her way back to her little house to dream about her adventures.
goodnight everyone!!
thank you for visiting my little blog, i had such fun even if i was a little late ~_~
dont forget to head over to a fanciful twist to see who else has played along.
and be sure to visit linda at lilly cottage i attended her whimsical and wonderful REAL tea party, it was charming to say the least.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

thrifting thursday

as my lovely friend Linda from lilly cottage says...'sometimes the thrifting gods are smiling' or your blinkers are off and you are open to finding lots of little treasures. well over the past few weeks i have managed to gather a few pretties, enough for my mister to ponder whether i have a hoarding problem ~_~ my biggest problem is that i want to keep it all rather than taking it out to the cottage for someone else to love.
i fell in love with this lamp the moment i spotted it.
it is hard to see in this picture but it has the prettiest shade of pink enamel in the middle, i just knew it would look lovely in our family room. i really must clean up this shelf....
i found this little coffee pot today, it isn't real silver just silver plated but that doesn't matter... it was just too gorgeous to pass up.
a few more little pretties to add to my shelves or to the Avon bottle collections sure is growing @_@
look at these sweet doves...the fact that they aren't perfect is what makes them perfect!
at $8, this stool was a is not going anywhere, i need a stool like this to take photos on ~_~ and it is handy to pop my washing basket on.
i found these little glass bottles which i suspect could be salt shakers without their tops but i think they would make better rose vases don't you?
and the rose pot stand is simply gorgeous too.
i also gifted myself a new camera for a low $68 (14 mega pixels) and have been playing with the settings...i thought the pot deserved a sepia tone. looks lovely.
i love this rose sketch...not sure if i want to part with it...
and i think i might have found THE prettiest tin ever!! just look at it! it is even better in real life as the flowers are raised...simply stunning. might need to keep this for my sewing supplies.
and the sugar server is just lovely...well that's what i think it is.
is it a sugar bowl and server?? what do you think? i would love your suggestions.
well i feel like a good little blogger now that i have finally posted something! i will be back with some pictures of Lilly cottage someday soon, i promise.