We’re all mad here!


“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.”
“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”
“Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.”


Well that was the silliest tea party I ever went to! I am never going back there again!”


~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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  1. Michelle, I love the images. Did you take those? The stool in the field with the sun setting (rising) conjures up all kinds of thoughts. 😀 Also wanted to mention that I think Lewis Carrol was brilliant. Did you know he had temporal lobe epilepsy, and that this disorder served to enhanced his writing and imagination due to abnormal electrical activity in his brain? Hypergraphia is a symptom of TLE. Also, Edgar Allan Poe and Vincent van Gogh and many more famous people in the arts. Didn’t mean to take this OT, I just saw so much insight in human behavior in the AIWL.

    • Hi Victoria,
      I DID take those pictures! It’s been the most challenging (but fun) part of this little project. How does one capture muchness or madness anyway? Hubby came inside yesterday and just shook his head, “WHAT are you doing with that little tea pot?” That’s when I realized that I had just accurately photographed madness 🙂
      LOVED your history lesson on LC. I didn’t know any of that and it makes complete sense (or nonsense!) now that you’ve explained it. Edgar Allen Poe is also a true favorite and it’s so fascinating that I’m drawn to both of them. I learn from you every day dear friend 🙂

  2. And yes — we’re all mad here. 😀

  3. I used to have a stool just like that that sat in my garden with an old teapot on it that I planted snapdragons in! I collect random mismatched teapots, tea cups, and saucers (seriously, I have a preference for older cracked and chipped ones even lol). I’ve always just done it without a thought as to the why, it just hit me; The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! Wow, I really am mad as a hatter LOL!

    • That is completely awesome. Synchronicity is so much fun. The little teapot in the pictures is my only one. It’s ancient! It belonged to a rich aunt and she let me play with it. They had a huge fire–burned their house to the ground. She found the teapot in the ruins and gave it to me. I love it to this day.
      I can imagine how awesome your collection is–stools, teapots and snapdragons. We would have had fun summers!

      • I honestly can’t wait to get back into my house and actually be able to look at my teapots and cups again! I lost some of them because I put them in the garden over the summer (I don’t know, teapots and saucers belong in gardens don’t they?) and hadn’t brought them back in before we were hit with the flood. I don’t know what upset me more, the loss of the teapots and cups or the damage to the house lol

      • So you have a flood story, too! I love sharing all these little similarities with you (19 year old daughter, too!). Not so thrilled that a flood is yet another one. In our house, we categorize our lives
        “before the flood” or “after the flood.” It sucked at the time, but was a complete blessing in disguise. I keep thinking I’ll write about it some day 🙂
        Have a great week Jennie…I have GOT to get out of Wonderland and get some stuff done!!

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