Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Inviting Alice to Christmas

As promised, I'm posting my newly redesigned Alice in Wonderland Christmas Trees. For the last several years, I've done an Alice tree with glass hearts, golden keys, little mushrooms and a collection of resin ornaments (of indeterminate provenience). This year, however, I discovered the wonderland that is Ebay, and scored some delightful Polonaise pieces.
     The new ornaments include Alice herself (who is very pretty but arrived broken-curses!), the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit and Red Queen. Once they arrived, I knew they needed their own place without their resinous counterparts (which are cute but not nearly as interesting). They were given pride of place on my tallest spiral topiary, and the old collection was moved to a smaller bush across the room with blue and silver pieces. Now there are two Alice trees to complete my Winter Wonderland! I'm actually working on a third as well! My newest quest is for the perfect fabric roses.
     Unlike so many of my blog friends, I'm not much of a photographer so I know you'll forgive my less than perfect pictures. I haven't finished the dining room completely, but I'll be displaying little vignettes containing other pieces from my Alice collection to create a whimsical holiday scene sure to enchant all the children in my family from now until January. Please feel free to throw in your ideas, or tell everyone about how yooouuu roll at Christmastime! Oodles of Toodles, Your Kitty.

My brother and my nephew think these ornaments, especially the Hatter are "creepy."

I had to tuck Alice and her flamingo into the tree strategically; the bottom of her dress broke in transit. Apparently, I'll just have to deal with it and spend the rest of my life looking to replace this lone piece of the set. Bollocks!

The Red Queen of Hearts is my favorite; this old girl is bigger than my palm.

The blue and silver Alice tree with my old resin ornaments.

These Alices feature a tiny, glittery red bottle. I love the way she falls off the branch with her dress billowing as if she's headed down the rabbit hole!

I haven't found a perfect Cheshire Cat yet, so I'll leave you with this mysterious grin for now. Meow!

See the complete collection of Alice party ideas and other Wonderland topics on my new blog, Cabbages and Kings!


  1. Love it -- the Queen of Hearts is my favorite, too!

  2. Averill: Isn't she great? The White Rabbit has a tiny, glittering tear coming out of one of his eyes, though it's not visible in the pictures. Such great details! xo kitty

  3. Kitty your tree is perfect. So much fun. Loved your smile the most! You must read this post from another admirer of Alice in Wonderland if you have time.



  4. Deb: Thanks so much! Of course I am still tweaking the final presentation. I checked out pop-circus, as you suggested. Very cool! Thanks, Love kitty.

  5. oh we new a cool cat for the tree too...

    can't wait to see what you come up with...

  6. Winters: I'll keep you in mind as I continue my hunt! Apparently there was a golden Cheshire Cat included with my glass ornaments when they were produced, but my set didn't include him. Damn!

  7. So whimsical kitty! It never in a million years occurred to me to do an alice themed tree, and more's the pity. More and more I like the idea of little themed trees (very small) or topiary. A charming way to personalize each room!
    P.S. I KNOW on the emersonmade flower - I'm dying to do the leopard coat/pink posy combo! Isn't it fantastic? I have a leopard coat. Now I just need the world's biggest flower brooch...

  8. Hello Sanity Fair! Thanks for coming over! xo kitty

  9. oh my, you have the BEST looking tree! so fun! i feel inspired to jazz up my tree too :)

  10. Bagnatic: thanks! Now get to it darling, everything has gone on sale... I myself am just fresh off an Ebay high. Can't get enough sparkly things! xo kitty

  11. I'm stopping bye again to say thank you for always being there with your kindness and support. You are simply a wonderful person and you are so appreciated. So, I'm hoping you ring in 2010 with great abandon and joy. I am wishing you all the very best this new year can bring. Cheers xoxo deb

  12. Deb: thanks so much. I just love you to pieces! xo kitty