Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tea for Alice



Here is an invitation... 
Just in case you didn't get one yet...


If you arrive on your broom... does this mean it is going to be a flying visit?


I do hope not!
I would like for you to linger, at least for a little while...


Come closer and make yourself at home.



... Just not THAT chair...


That one is for the HATTER!



No sorry, can't sit there either!
That one is for ALICE!



Well actually, this one is for...


Oh, Never mind...


Don't be shy, do have a good helping of everything!



And make sure to save plenty of space for the cake!


The afternoons are VERY pleasant now for sitting in the garden. 



Don't you agree?


I see you keep looking at the woods...


If you'd like to, we can go for a little walk...


Just don't shut the gate...
Strange things happen there and perhaps we may need to make a quick escape...




Did you see the size of the mushrooms?
They are VERY poisonous!
Can you imagine how big the Elves and the Fairies are!


Not to mention the Trolls!


I think we should turn back.
Dusk is a STRANGE time to be caught in the WOODS.



See how quickly night is falling...
The light is already changing.


Unfortunately, that means our TEA party is over...
BUT...



And I hope to see you again soon!

(Shall I pack some leftover chocolate cake for your journey back?)





This post is dedicated to the REAL ALICE, who was dealing with the usual, difficult job
Of growing up, and hormones,

When she was tossed into a HOLE of new experiences.
A LAND of tests, doctors, hospitals and MORE tests.

Chemotherapy
Despair
Anger

You lost your hair Alice, but you found your VOICE.
A BEAUTIFUL, CLEAR voice.

Keep singing Alice,
And LIVE STRONG.







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Changing the world into miniature...
One thing at a time!

55 comments:

rosanna said...

The setting is wonderful, the ending is touching. Best wishes to Alice, may she find her way through the maze. Rosanna

The Old Maid said...

Great text and great photos! Hope Alice is better or healthy completely now!

De said...

Beautiful wonderland setting and a lovely dedication. Best wishes and healing thoughts for the real Alice.

Susanne said...

I don´t know about your Alice, although I think I met a few in real life. Your story is touching, and also dramatic, as we reach the scaring wilderness of the world outside. Your work with miniatures are always both very impressive and expressive, which I admire very much.
Love, Susanne

Glenda said...

What a delight to move through this charming scene!
You have a real storyteller's touch, with beauty, humour and just enough darkness to add depth and intrigue.
My very best wishes to Alice.
Glenda

Maria Jose said...

Wonderful...

Tabitha Corsica said...

Oh Lize....this is a beautiful garden. And a beautiful story. My best to the real Alice...she is lucky to have you in her life.

Tabitha

Sabiha Barkey said...

Just....one thought...wonderful!

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

WOW Is this your scene, did you make it, its so wonderful! It is really inspiring , makes me want to do an Alice setting now :-)
I love it all, especially the chairs especially for Alice and the Hatter, and all that beautiful food. Oh my goodness, that little garden is so like the fairytale, HOW CLEVER!!!!! Kate xxx

~MiniMaker said...

Fabulous!

dale said...

This is just grand!:)

Best wishes to the real Alice. :)

Jean Day said...

All the very best to Alice. Thank you so much for the wonderful time. I enjoyed sitting on the chair with the wonderful turquoise patina! Everything was so delicious and colourful!!! It was a shame to have to cut into the cake, so creative. Interesting in the forest, everyone needs a little of the dim with the light sometimes. Thanks again, what a terrific scene.

Eva said...

No words...amazing...wonderful pictures..wonderful fairytale..and wonderful Real alice.
Always behind the shadows is the light.
I am very sensitive to health issues ... because I'm not at my best in the last four years...
Tell to your Alice that has to be always positive ... the light will ...
A very big kiss for Alice and for you.

Victoria said...

So touching story! It's an amazing scene with wonderful cute details, so impressive! Thank you for sharing!
Best wishes to Alice!

Ana said...

Lize, what can I say? Beautiful images, touching thoughts, I wish the best for Alice.

Ana

Kathi said...

What a beautiful tea and a lovely garden. You have created the perfect escape. Blessing to you and to Alice.

contar said...

I wait that this real Alice, achieves with his support to manage to come to the wonderland and to be able to take you with the mad hatmaker, enjoying the moment. Sure that it achieves it and also it manages to go out of this hole, with good friends as you.
An embrace.

Espero que esa Alice verdadera, logre con su apoyo conseguir llegar al pais de las maravillas y poder tomar el te con el sombrerero loco, disfrutando del momento. seguro que lo logra y tambien logra salir de ese agujero, con buenos amigos como usted.
un abrazo.

Carmen said...

Me ha dejado sin palabras, solo he seguido su texto y me he dejado llevar y me he sentido en ese jardin rodeada de mucho cariño. Solo puedo decir Impresionante¡¡¡¡ y hacerle llegar mi mejor deseo que Alice se recupere pronto.

Besos, Carmen

Carolina said...

What a wonderful scene!!!! I could see myself celebrating the tea party with the hatter and Alice :-). I hope you Alice gets well very soon.
Cheers,
C.

Marisa's Mini Treasures said...

Dear Lize, this is a wonderful tea party in your beautiful garden. My best wishes for Alice and many blessings.
A big hug for her and you, Marisa

Kristina said...

Beautiful and so worth the wait for all your delightful and meticulous minatures!

miniacollection said...

It's just so poetic and beautiful. Thank you for the invitation, Nina would be glad to join...
Your text is great too. The woods are superb. Well, what to say ?... it's just wonderful. The end is very touching and I will have a thought for the real Alice.
Geneviève

Evelien said...

Your garden looks amazing! Beautiful pictures too! I just got caught by the story and loved every moment of it.

Best wishes to real life Alice, hope she'll be ok.

groetjes Evelien

Lara said...

Beautiful setting. Would love to have a seat. Best wishes for your Alice

Kim said...

Exquisite- wish I could stay at the tea party forever! I add my best wishes to the real Alice ♥♥♥

James said...

So enchanting! Much better than that Tim Burton nightmare!

by Sonya Rotella said...

Hi,I had been just today at the cinema with my daugther Vanessa to see the film.
Wonderfull!!!The Tea time garden is fantastic!
Very good job!!
Love
Sonya

Anonymous said...

Inspiration and blessing are found in those who fight through severe adversity. Whichever way the fairytale ends is unfortunately not within our script nor control.

Although we try and understand why things happen the way they do it is better to let these thoughts go and appreciate the moment we live in today.

I've heard of you but don't know you. It would also be wrong for me to feel sorry for you so I’d rather encourage and admire the endurance you are showing.

You are in my every prayer…

lorencel said...

beau, poétique, raffiné, coloré..
merci pour ce beau voyage, un vrai rêve!

Pubdoll said...

Oh, what a beautiful post Lize! The cheerful table setting is wonderful and I love your enchanted garden, I can't comprehend how you managed to make it all look so real and magical at the same time! And your lovely dedication at the end, it really moved me! Best wishes for the real Alice from me as well!

Tallulah Belle said...

Just amazing !

sending love to Alice xxx

Sans said...

Wow! But first, let me reprimand you for not sending me an invite! I had to crash the party with Hassan's trishaw :). No parking place too!

But everything's forgotten now. Scene is too beautiful. How do you take such great photographs, Liz? And that garden! I think we go to the same nursery for some of the plants but you definitely are way better at gardening. Enchanted Forest!

My heart aches for when you dismantle this scene or are you going to? All the miniatures are gorgeous. I think I saw the Alice in Wonderland cake featured somewhere?

My heart goes out to Alice and hope this brought her a smile the way it did for all of us at your party. I am sure, she does not mind sharing this with A-Lize. :)Here, take the blue shabby chair, you sure deserve one of the best seats in the house. I will sit in the trishaw :).

vvb32 reads said...

i love your creations here! love it! i'm going to mention it during my Alice in Whatsitland week, Mar 7-14. come by and visit if you can. it should be fun.
http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2010/03/alice-in-whatsitland-welcome.html

jojo-caramel said...

Oh My ! What a beautiful work ♥

julietk said...

I am viviting from Paillon Blue your Tea party is marvelous I am so glad to be able to take a slow look around. Best wishes to your real Alice.

Meli said...

Lize!!! It's outstanding, perfect, lovely and full of beautiful details!!!
This is a piece of art!!
Please accept my congratulations.
Amazing!!!
Love
Meli

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Magical! I am hungry for a piece of that chocolate cake right about now! Beautiful dedication as well.

Mimmi said...

What a lovely garden, I wish I could pop in there for a cup of tea. Best wishes to Alice!

synnøve said...

Unbelievable wonderful Lize!!!!!!
Fantastic pictures too!!!!
I love it!!!!
Synnøve :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a neat post for tablescape Thursday! I love this it's splendid!

Jeannine said...

Thank you so much for sharing Alice's tea party. The photography is amazing. I love all the details, down to the trees and bricks in the walkway. Amazing.

Jeanette said...

Amazing, creative, beautiful!

Mimi said...

What a delight! The setting is beautiful for a tea party.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

That was absolutely delightful.
I love miniature things, they are so cute to me. You did an outstanding job, if I had not seen miniatures written on your blog don't know if I would have known.
You are a real artisan, keep up the good work. So nice that you dedicated to your real Alice. Don't know all her story but sure hope she is doing really well now.
Blessings, Nellie

Pearl Maple said...

Gosh that is a lovely tablescape, in minature no less! So many pretty little details to admire in your creations. And such a fun theme.

Amanda Leigh said...

Such a beautiful scene and a touching story. Gorgeous details!

Lyneen said...

Wow this is an amazing post.... it all is so life like... thanks for sharing. THANKS FOR SHARING... I am going tp put a link on my blog!

Josje said...

Lize, that was beautiful. The whole scene is delightful and as always I love your use of colour and your photography. My best wishes for your Alice.

Norma said...

I'm a little late arriving at this party, I'm pleased to see that there is still cake left! It is a wonderful project Lize, as always :)

I hope that your Alice will be touched by the magic wand of your creativity and take strength from it. Best wishes to her :)

Maria Jose said...

Hello Lize!
I went to Brazil because my husband is from there, and I was several times visiting her family!
There is so much distance between Brazil and Spain ...

Chris said...

What a beautiful scene, thank you for showing it. I especially love the way you made the photos, so bright and colorful. Is this a special technique?

My best wishes for your Alice.

Lize said...

Chris,

No, I use no special technique, I have no special training but a love for ALL colours. Occasionally I use photoshop to 'fix' something, but mostly just to add script. I also use a good, but NOT the best by far, camera. I also never use my flash, but only natural light.

Tatieva said...

Wonderful, ce jardin d'Alice ! On devient tout petit, petit pour boire un thé avec le Chapelier Fou !
C'est fantastique !
Beaucoup de talent...
Tatieva

Liberty Biberty said...

Now that is absolutely FANTASTIC, Lize!
And best wishes to the real Alice.
Mercedes

KC-Design said...

Oh Lize, it is so beautiful!!!
I love the story and your setting.
Hugs,
Karin

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