I’m Late, I’m Late–For a Very Important Date!

Welcome to the 259th Tablescape Thursday!

A few years ago I came across Alice in Wonderland dishes in Tuesday Morning. I was pretty much ruined from the moment I saw them. It took visiting several TMs and ordering a few pieces on eBay, but I eventually collected enough to set a full table. I’ve created several fun tables over the last few years with this china; I’ll link to those at the end of this post in case you would like to check them out.

Recently, I came across some wonderful hand-crafted Alice in Wonderland items on Etsy and knew it was time to create another one.

Alice in Wonderland Table Setting Tablescape


The Alice in Wonderland theme is perfect for a birthday party or for an un-birthday party. If you have no idea what an un-birthday party is, you’ll want to watch the fun video in this previous post: You’re Invited to an Un-Birthday Party.  Today is my Un-Birthday! Is it your’s too? πŸ™‚

Alice in Wonderland Table Setting Tablescape

You may remember the bunnies from this previous table setting: Bunnies and Wisteria.

Alice in Wonderland Table Setting Tablescape


Since the White Rabbit kicks off this whole crazy adventure, he’s featured prominently in today’s table. He donned a red ribbon necktie for the occasion!

Alice in Wonderland Table Setting Tablescape


There was no time for baking this week so we’ll just imagine pretty cupcakes are hiding underneath the whimsical cake cover.

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The Pottery Barn bunny cupcake stands continue the “White Rabbit-Alice in Wonderland” theme.

Alice in Wonderland Table Setting Tablescape


The napkins are tied with the cutest Alice in Wonderland tags found HERE.

Alice in Wonderland Tablescape Table Setting

In addition to holding our napkins, they would make great place card holders for the table. Each one is decorated with a sparkly, red heart.

Alice in Wonderland Tablescape Table Setting


I snagged a few close-up pics of the dishes from a previous tablescape post. The dinner plate  has spiral lettering, pulling you down, down, down into the rabbit hole.  The teacups (not featured in this table) have the same spiral writing. Love that!

Alice in Wonderland Dishware Dinner Plate


This dishware designed by Paul Cardew features four different patterns for the salad plates Each depicts a character from Alice in Wonderland.

Alice in Wonderland Dishware Salad

To keep this post from being too long, I’m not showing all four patterns here but you can see them all in the posts linked at the end.

Alice in Wonderland Dishware Salad

I just found the Alice in Wonderland glasses about 6-9 months ago, so they are one of the few new items in today’s tablescape.

Alice in Wonderland Table Setting, White Rabbit, I'm Late, I'm Late


The red polka-dot straws with the “Drink Me” tags came from the same Etsy shop as the place card/napkin holders.

Alice in Wonderland Table Setting Tablescape


The last time our white bunny appeared in a table setting, he was holding an Easter egg: Bunnies and Wisteria

Bunny Holding Easter Egg for an Easter Centerpiece

Today he’s running late. I hear it’s for a very important date!  πŸ˜‰

Alice in Wonderland Table Setting Tablescape


Hope you enjoyed this whimsical Alice in Wonderland table setting featuring a “white rabbit” theme.

Alice in Wonderland Table Setting Tablescape


Looking forward to the beautiful tables linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

Alice in Wonderland Table Setting Tablescape


Bonus Pic:  Brought the red geranium in from the deck for our red themed table setting. Can you believe how big it has gotten–there’s a chair under there somewhere! πŸ™‚



Previous Alice in Wonderland Table Settings:

You’re Invited to an Un-Birthday

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party


Tablescape Thursday


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  1. Love this Susan~those drink tags with the straws are adorable! I remember your other fun AIW tables. Happy Un-Birthday! πŸ™‚

  2. Too cute! I love the china and all the details that carry out your theme. This is perfect.

  3. Fabulous ! You are so creative !

  4. Delightful, Susan! Those individual cupcake stands are adorable, and I’ve always liked your A in W plates. Now you have great glasses to go with the theme. Love the clock in the bunny’s hands. Such cute napkin holders and straws. This table is magical. Thank you for hosting. laurie

    • Thanks so much! The little clock was a Christmas ornament I received as a gift one year. The minute I saw it, I had a feeling it would end up in an AIW table one day. πŸ™‚

  5. Susan, this is a fun new table. I always smile at an Alice table. I remember your other Alice posts, each one full of delights. I’ll click back over in a bit and take them all in again. I recently found the cutest little Alice in Wonderland teapot box full of mini tea set. The tea set is nothing but the box is darling. I don’t have the adult Alice set, but I bought the mini tea set in this series. It’s adorable! I think it may be time to have another Alice tea party. Thanks for the inspiration. Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend. ~ Sarah

  6. Susan, I will be sharing this post with my daughter. She is a big Alice fan and I’ve given her these dishes over the years, most of which I’ve found at TM! I haven’t found the adorable frosted glasses yet. I’ll have to check out E-bay and Etsy. Your table is magical. Those “bunny cupcake stands” are tooooo cute. Vikki in VA

  7. Susan,
    This is so cute! That geranium is beautiful, too! Hope you have a great day!

  8. Susan, I own a few of these dishes and love them. However, I have never used them in a post. There is no way that I could compete with this cute table. Love the way you used the bunnies with the plates. So adorable and colorful!!

  9. Adorable! My daughter had an Alice in Wonderland party for her 7th birthday!! We love all things Alice! My handpainted Mad Hatter tea set would be perfect with your gorgeous tablescape: http://www.etsy.com/listing/112278535/alice-in-wonderland-mad-hatter-tea-party?ref=shop_home_active

  10. Since Alice in Wonderland is one of my all time favorite stories, I am thoroughly charmed by this charming and whimsical tablescape. It’s an all ages tablescape! Thanks so much for hosting every week Susan.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  11. Love this…whimsical and beautifully detailed….Today IS my birthday…..and I wish a very happy unbirthday to everyone! Love the cupcake holders! So cute Susan!

  12. Hi Susan, You are so clever to use those easter bunnies on an Alice table!! I always enjoy your Wonderland settings. Changing the big bunny’s accessory to a pocket watch was inspired! I think I’ll try a fantasy table someday! Linda

  13. I love your beautiful table! Thanks for hosting each week!

  14. This whimsical setting it’s SWOON dear Susan! The adorable china is unique and the cake centerpiece is to die for!!! I can just imagine you with a ‘grandgirl’ all the fun you both would have too. Thank you so much for this awesome party!
    Big hugs,

  15. This is cute, Susan, it’s so full of whimsy. My garndkids will enjoy it too!….Christine

  16. ADORABLE! Happy Un-Birthday! πŸ˜‰

  17. Susan, simply gorgeous and creative tablescape! Happy Un-Birthday!
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  18. I’m not sure what exactly is my favorite part of this tablescape because everything is so darn adorable, but the little bunnies on their backs holding up the plates is definitely up there.

    Thanks for hosting and I’m glad I made it this week!

    • Doreen, wouldn’t you just love to know who thinks up these cute things for Pottery Barn. I don’t think I ever would have thought to make little cupcake stands/plates held up by bunnies. πŸ™‚

  19. Peggy Thal says

    Your table is just the cutest, Susan. Happy un-birthday to you !

  20. Susan, your Un-Birthday table is both whimsical and lovely. Using the white rabbits really made the table for me. I love the addition of the red bows and the gold pocketwatch. If some of your followers are not yet Home Goods shoppers, which seems unlikely, but just in case, in the last month the Home Goods stores in my area got quite a few of the Alice in Wonderland pieces. One day I strolled through and they had an entire endcap filled with the china. Susan, let me know if there is a piece that you are missing and I will keep an eye out for you. Happily, or dangerously, if I am really on the hunt, I can stop at 4 different stores in one day! As true shoppers you know that the wonderful things disappear so quickly. Belated congratulations on the upcoming arrival of a grandchild. MM

    • Thanks, Marie! I think I’m in good shape now. I’ve also seen a few pieces in Marshalls and TJ Maxx over the years. The last time I saw some of the dishes in Tuesday Morning, I was surprised to see they had changed the appearance of the faces of the characters on some of the pieces, so some look a bit different now.

  21. i love this table! those Alice in Wonderland dishes are so cute.

  22. REALLY cute πŸ™‚

  23. Susan, I love the tablescape. Everything is so perfect together.

  24. Cute cute table.. I have always loved those plates. And now you have the glasses. great.
    Yes, visiting others is no problem is you only do it one one computer. If I do some at lunch at work and then go home, there is no telling where I’ve been. sigh.. but that is okay.. thanks so much for hosting. xo marlis

  25. Oh my Susan! I could spend all day here! I LOVE this table, and your dishes! The bunny holding the clock is fabulous!! Sorry, I’m late! I have to go back to the table now!!

  26. I can easily say that you have been “collecting with a purpose” for this darling table. You’ve gathered just the perfect treasures to create a magical moment for any guest who sits and enjoys your substantial talents. This is wonderful! Thanks for hosting us and for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  27. Having second thoughts about getting rid of all my table top, your posts are very inspirational. Trying to down size and subscribing to your blog is just way too much – I’ll just have to keep it all!
    By the way, where and how do you store all this wonderful stuff???

  28. What a wonderfully fun tablescape! Perfect in every detail. Thanks for the link to the Un-birthday video. It was fun to watch again. Since I have a collection of teapots, the whistling teapots are one of my favorite things about it and I love the tipsy mouse. Happy Un-Birthday to you!

  29. Perfection-nothing else need be said!!!

  30. LOVE all of your beautiful tables. I love a set table and am working to clear a few projects off and set the table again!! I’m curious where you store all of your china and accessories. I love all of your table ideas but have no idea where I would put everything. Do you have any tips you can share? If there is a post on this, I couldn’t find it…may be using the wrong word to search. If there isn’t a post…here’s an idea for one! Ha! Lovely work!

  31. I can remember Way back when I was in first grade and Alice and Wonderland is the first movie I EVER seen.
    This was in the early 50’s ( I am young at heart ) It scared me to death when Alice fell down the rabbit hole

    love the dishes and haven’t ever seen the glasses

    Janice ( all grown up )

  32. Sharon McMurray says

    It’s so fun to see all your table settings…each one beautiful! You must have a really good storage room for all these pretty dishes! I have 4 sets and am out of room!

  33. Super cute Susan! What a neat collection. I like the way you incorporated the white bunnies into it- great idea and a great way to reuse something that usually only comes out for Easter!

  34. Oh AIW in one of my daughter’s favorites! I adore the gold little pocket watch. Is that an ornament?

    Thank you for hosting!

    • Laura, it is an ornament. One year Nancy and Chip were asking for ideas for Christmas and I told them I needed some additional Christmas ornaments. They gave me several that year and the clock was one of them. When I saw it, I immediately thought about an AIW table and kept it out instead of putting it away after Christmas. Finally got around to using it! πŸ™‚

  35. When I saw those bunnies on their backs at Pottery Barn, I was thinking inappropriate thoughts. πŸ™‚ This cute tablescape has changed my perspective. Really creative and inspirational, Susan!

  36. This Alice in Wonderland tablescape is one of my favorites! I absolutely LOVE the dishes! Simply perfect, Susan.

  37. Lovely tablescape. If I had a little girl, this would be a perfect tablescape for her party…….birthday or UNbirthday!

  38. Susan, where on earth do you keep all these different table setting stored? I love those bunny plates especially!
    Hugs and thank you for a most marvelous un-birthday party… the un-cake was particularly good and no calories you say?! Amazing! πŸ˜€

  39. Margo Kuhn says

    Susan, That was soooo adorable. I really loved it. I can see why you were taken with that dinnerware and you put it all together really lovely. If I only had lots of money and a place to store all of it, there are so many wonderful and interesting dinnerware sets out. I was just looking at Williams Sonoma’s new Halloween plates and they are done really nice. Check them out if you haven’t already done so.

  40. You had me at hello…..and the bunnies!!!! Add clocks and red ribbon and you’ve hit a home run. Could not be any more charming and will go down in history as one of my favorites of yours. Love the covered cake stand, have seen this several times on ebay and been tempted. Thanks for all the trouble of making this table sooooo special. Vicki in Louisville KY.

  41. What fun! I grew up on Alice in Wonderland and you have captured the essence to perfection. I have to agree that the watch ornament was the perfect final touch. Storage for my plate collections is an ongoing problem in my home. I thought when I bought a 9 1/2 foot credenza/hutch my problems would be solved. But I still have two closets full and part of a bedroom stacked with boxes of china. I hope to be able to link to Tablescape Thursday soon so I can join the fun real soon.

  42. So cute Susan and so much fun. Now I am thinking Marie may have competition in the grandchild area, if you have a granddaughter, I can see so many teas ahead. As I told my granddaughters…pinkies out!!!!
    Thanks for hosting and a Very Merry Unbirthday to You!!

  43. Susan, this is the most delightful, totally fun “unbirthday” party that I have ever seen! I love the plates and glasses and everything! The entire tablescape brought smiles and enjoyment! This would have certainly been the best party to attend! Thanks for posting this fun event! πŸ™‚

    Pat F.
    Las Vegas

  44. Such fun! You always have the best tablescapes. This one is so whimsical and light-hearted, it brings a smile to my face.

  45. It’s an adorable tablescape: I love Alice!

  46. Wonderful table and great re-use of decorations…the pocket watches were perfect!

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