A Mad Tea Party

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

“There was a table set out under a tree in front of the house, and the March Hare and the Hatter were having tea at it”

Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland


I started by making a table with a rectangle of wood and toothpicks cut to length. I added laser cut lace around the top for a tablecloth of sorts.

table and chairs start

more details on transforming charms and ornaments into people


The chairs I used were an intentional assortment. The three wooden chairs in the back were from several different makers. The two in the front I got from Alpha Stamps and silver one to the right were charms that I modified. I think it came from the local hobby chain.

The two brass ones – removed the ring and the silver one needed the legs cut down. I used a rotatory tool for the rings and my wire cutters for the legs.
The wing chair is 3d printed by Pretty Small Things. I got two. I painted this one plain black. I debated about adding an Alice doll but for now she has just left.

what a spread on the table


The food items were a combo of swaps from various makers and some items I made myself for previous swaps (tarts, pastries, and cherry topped cake). I learned to always make extras to keep as they can be used later on.

Dishes, utensils and Tea things

The teacups, saucers and the white teapot to the left are all plastic that are made by Debbie Young but offered by a number of other dealers.
The silver teapot is a charm I got from Alpha Stamps. I painted it silver.
The silver trays are square sequins.
The utensils are from some laser cut sheets that I purchased at a show.

the completed scene

The completed scene
The dormouse is taking a nap in a chair.

pastries and cheesecake were made by Preble for swaps

Next: The Court

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