Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four

I'm late, I'm late, I'm late.
For a very important date.
No time to say hello.
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late.

If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.
Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?

Mad Hatter: Would you like a little more tea?
Alice: Well, I haven’t had any yet, so I can’t very well take more!
March Hare: Ah, you mean you can’t very well take less.
Mad Hatter: Yes, You can always take more than nothing!

Alice: I simply must get through!!
Doorknob: Sorry, You’re much too big. Simply impassible.
Alice: You mean impossible?
Doorknob: No, impassible. Nothing is impossible.

Alice: And how many hours a day did you do lessons?
The Mock Turtle: Ten hours the first day, nine the next, and so on.
Alice: What a curious plan!
The Gryphon: That's the reason they're called lessons, because they lessen from day to day.

My friend Annie and I are planning to go see Alice in Wonderland this weekend. However, all the reviews I have read so far have been negative. Have you seen the movie and would you recommend it?
Do share darlings.


Anonymous said...

I don't know what the movie is like, heard some good and some bad, so you'll just have to be the judge!!! I'll eventually get around to seeing it, but I'm sure glad I came back to your site. I was here a few minutes ago and this post wasn't here, darling!!! it's just as beautiful as always!

very lovely, hope you have a good time with the mad hatter! lol

ciao bella
always a pleasure!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I have just scrolled through your beautiful blog, and I've found such gorgeous and imaginative inspiration! I'll be back to visit. laurie

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

No I have not been to see it, but a blog friend went and loved it.
I am looking forward to going and I often think there will always be people, that give a negative rating.
I do hope that you enjoy it and have fun.


Karen Sullivan said...

Duchess I highly recommend it. It was magical and with lots of imaginative twist and turns. You will like it.

silk purse said...

I've never been to see the movie though I have seen several renditions over the years..,

Do you recall dear Duchess when several weeks ago, (perhaps it was even last month you had 'felt the blues'); longing for Spring?

I surely could use some cheering now dearest Duchess, if you're so inclined!

Also,I've been trying so hard and am so exhausted these days; really I feel as if I may be trying too hard with my blog lately, with regard to the hours I'm keeping!..,I'm staying up way too late working on them!

It's just that I love blogging, as is also evident with you my dear lady!

I came to be cheered and you never dissappoint!~(Though it's my pleasure to cheer you, as well as all of my fellow bloggers as needs be!

Now to 'wipe away those silly tears'! The warm days are coming; and the blues will recede!!

(Believe it or not dear lady, I always choose ordinarily to look on the bright side)!.., Well that pretty pink and oh-so-elegant cake and goodies will surely do it!

Thanks for the lovliness my dearest Duchess and do enjoy the 'Alice In Wonderland' movie with your dear friend Annie!

I also want to warmly invite you to vist my 21st , Tuesday Tea For Two, tea party..,

This weeks theme is a 'Ladies Spring Afternoon, Fashion Tea', arranged in my dressing room.

So you see, perhaps if you visit my dear, you'll 'feel as if as if you had tunmbled down that proverbial rabbit hole', prior to going to the Alice In Wonderland movie!

Warmest regards from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

cilla said...

hello my sweet friend,i hope you are having a nice week,i have not saw the movie yet, but would love too ...i hope too hear from you soon cilla xooxo

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

This is all beyond exquisite. I just love it. I also love your picure!! I will be back for more beauty and inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing. Cheers, Lia

Katy Noelle said...

Where to start! What a beautiful tea setting! I am now craving sweets severely. That cake is incredible! That candelabra is so wonderfully gothic. Oh, those roses with pink on the outside and cream on the inside, how pretty AND do those glasses have their hands on their hips!?!? Well, just LOL!

I HEARD that the positive reviews slightly outweighed the negative. It makes me think that you won't be squirming in your seat - not that you would ever do such a thing. I think that so many times people are looking for the book which is a different medium entirely. This is a movie from Lewis Caroll's inspiration but is Tim Burton's work of art.

Goodness! I'm so opinionated! Have fun at the movies! Popcorn and tea - yum! = \

Love, Kate xx

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Hello my dear, new blogging friend - how could Wonderland with Johnny Depp in it be anything but absolutely wonderful? Haven't seen it yet though to tell for sure, I fall asleep in movie theaters as soon as the lights go out. I even fell asleep in Mama Mia on Broadway - can you believe it? Ciao, Bella!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

This post is marvelous and worthy of a big grin. I have not seen the new movie but I suspect no matter what all those stuffy critics say, it will be grand. After all, Mr. Depp is worthy of greatness all on his own. Have a magnificent time darling dear.

Love you Duchess xx

Casa Bella said...

Lovely Duchess: The setting is beautiful, the cake: a dream! Now I want sugar, definitely. I will be back for more wonderful inspiration.
Take care!

xinex said...

I have not watched it so I can't give any recommendations. Your post is very cute!...Christine

Deanna said...

I haven't seen this new version yet.
The advertisements for it look pretty good.
Wouldn't mind seeing it.
Plez share with us what you think about it!
Have a great rest of the week and God Bless,
d from Homehaven

My Vintage Treasures said...

I love your post!!!
I'm still in the Wonderland magic. I saw the movie on Sunday. A group of about 20 of us saw it. Ranging from 6 to 68 and well all loved it!!!

Beach Vintage said...

Have yet to see it darling. Let us know how it goes if you do, meanwhile I will scour over these gorgeous photo's.

Patricia said...

Ow my god, Alice in Wonderland!!
I've got to see this movie... I think you have to see it yourself for you judge other revieuws!!
And when Johnny Depp is in it, I defenetly want to see this movie...He always makes good movie's!! So I hope you can make up your mind... and you would let us know would you?

Much Love Patricia

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Goodmorning your Grace!

Haven't seen it yet but I believe in making my own mind up, so I shall reserve judgement. Being Tim Burton I am sure we are in for a feast for the eyes.

Hang on a minute, the Queen of Hearts has stolen my tarts!!!!

Must dash,

Sarah x

Di Cuore said...

It 'just a fairy tale .... the continuum of Alice in Wonderland. I really like Johnny Deep in the Mad Hatter, Alice has grown and is a beautiful girl wise and courageous ....
The real show is in 3D!


RosieP said...

I have to say I have never been an 'Alice' fan, but I thouroughly enjoyed this film, saw it on Monday night with my son, really great.

Brilliant blog by the way.

Hugs RosieP x

RosieP said...

Hello, Just to let you know you have an award waiting for you at my blog.

Hugs RosieP x

Nora Johnson said...

Darling Duchess!

I haven't seen it & probably don't believe I will; it's just not my cup of earl grey (if you know what I mean!)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!



bekimarie said...

Negative or not, I think it's a must see and I can't wait to see it myself.
Will be interested to know what you think of it.
Now, may I please have a slice of cake?

Beki xxx

The Hausfrau said...

I haven't seen it yet, but I'll be going soon. I don't care what the reviews are like--I can't wait! And actually, so far I've heard only good things from other bloggers. Enjoy it!

Heavenly Housewife said...

I have seen it, and I got to see the 3D version. Its not going to win an Oscar daaaaahling, but it is definitely entertaining. Let us know what you think!
*kisses* HH

Rettabug said...

What a beautiful blog, Duchess! This is my first visit but I guarantee it will not be my last. Wonderful pictures & lots of great inspiration!

Thank you so much for sharing your world.

I hope you enjoy the movie & give us your opinion after.


VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,my sweet Ladie Duchess!-)*

I've not saw yet...but I would like to see it for sure,because only these words:''Nothing is impossible!''make me SOooo happy and I BELIEVE in it,that's is true!!!
Here in Netherland is also as in the ''Wonderland''of in a Magicland(by the way,in whol world...)where you must always believe and than you dream come out!-)))

I would like to give my own opinion about ''Alice in the Wonderland'' and I see forward for you new post,my dear Duchess!

Many love and hugs,


Kelly said...

Oh have a lovely time!! It looks like a feast for the eyes!!!!

Lynne said...

Those snippets make me want to read the book. I'm hoping to see the movie when I'm in the UK. Even if the movie isn't that good, it certainly looks good visually.

Nicole said...

I think any movie made by Tim Burton needs to be seen with an open mind :) visually it seems amazing, not sure i will take the younger kiddos but the teenagers are asking to see it. I'll break out the old Disney one tonight just for fun. Enjoy!

Karen said...

I haven't seen the movie yet either but am anxious to go too. I love Alice in Wonderland! I love all the quotes you put on your blog too!

Rachana Kothari said...

Darling Duchess
I am planning to see the movie this weekend too:) I do hope that you enjoy the movie:)

Sher said...

Oh, I'm dying it to see it, no matter how many negative reviews it's had! I hope you enjoy your date with Alice :)


Madelief said...

Hi Dutchess,

I haven't seen the movie yet, but I would love to go as well and so would my daughters. They say that because it is a Tim Burton movie it should be good!

If you go, have fun!

Lieve groet, Madelief

koralee said...

Oh my was wonderful my friend...a must must must see. Don't listen to those reviews. You will be sad if you miss this one. xoxoxo

Maggi said...

The reviews may be bad but every single person I know that's seen it has loved it. Have fun!

Mary said...

Hello Duchess,

First, thank you so much for your concern while I was "out sick". My cold and sinus infection seemed as though it would never go away, but it finally has, and I've missed visiting your blog, so am happy to be here today, reading your adorable post! I haven't seen the new movie, and don't know anyone that has, so I can't give you a review, but it seems that most people have enjoyed it. My granddaughter, who is not yet 11, said it looked scary, and doesn't want to see it, but I think it is basically an adult movie, right? I do hope that if you go, you enjoy it immensely!

Thank you so much for the tea this morning...I needed a cup to get me started, and I'll be back at 4 for a little more!

God bless,

Rhondi said...

Hello Duchess
Thanks for leaving a comment so I could come and visit you. I love all things English, so I see I have come to the right place and I am sure you serve a great cup of tea (unlike my American friends here.) Love the photos of the royal family but oh poor Princess Anne! Was there ever a good photo taken of her? It is 11:00 AM here so I think I am just in time for tea. Brilliant of me! I like milk please.

Karen said...

I do so want to go see it too! Heard both good and bad reviews . . . I've never been an Alice fan but I think this might be fun to see.
Loved this post!
Have a great day!
Karen - Some days are diamonds

The Fajdich Times said...

I am so glad you came for a visit. Your blog is very lovely and I will be back to visit. I adore all of your teacups. Enjoy your tea:)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Duchess,
I haven't seen Alice yet but I'm hoping to. Your post is so very lovely! Thank you for stopping by yesterday. I always enjoy your company! Enjoy the movie; I'll be interested in hearing what you think of it! Have a beautiful day.


Hetty Summers said...

Duchess I haven't seen it and will wait for your review to see the movie. By the way I like the was Sarah-Jane Down the Lane addresses you as, your Grace. I think I will too from this point on.

Hetty xoxo

Taj Acosta said...

Love this post doll! scrumptious! I've seen the movie with a theater full of children and we fell down the rabbit hole together! It was great, don't expect it to be like the previous movie and then you won't be disappointed. The red queen is one of the best characters! Thanks for the love on my blog ;) Hugs

Tangerine Fairy said...

Duchess, I just adore the flowers on the cake. Too beautiful to eat ;)

Thanks for visiting my little blog..:)

North West London Girl said...

Dearest Duchess,
Such completely gorgeous pictures today, very cheering. I haven't yet seen the film, but I hope to go to see it with my middle and smallest chap over the weekend. From the previews I have seen it looks like a spectacular film with some outrageous cinematoraphy (spelling?)and I am looking forward to the outing immensley. I hope we all enjoy it xx
PS. I played the Mad Hatter in our school play many years ago, I thought at the time it was slightly cooler than being Alice.

Rosemary and Pink said...

Duchess I saw the movie two weeks ago and I would tell you to go see it. It is not the greatest, but a must see for the sake of it.


Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Enjoy your girls night out! and let us know if you liked the movie.
Take care and big hugs,

Bloomfield Country said...

Duchess my family and I have decided to go see Alice this weekend also. I look forward to see it and then to read your review.

Bloomfield Country

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Duchess... what an adorable post with lovely pictures to go along with it... Bisous... Julie Marie

Cooking with Laura said...

No Duchess I have not yet seen the movie. Honey, stop by my blog for a bite to eat.


marifra79 said...

Mi piacerebbe vederlo questo fine settimana,chi conosco ne ha parlato bene...spero di riuscire!UN ABBRACCIO

A 2 Z said...

I did not see it yet but I also plan on seeing it. I have heard mix reviews and its not everybody's "cup of tea". Your blog mesmerizes me. Its decadent with desserts, beautiful tableware. Its very appealing and relaxing. Hope you enjoy the movie.

Uzbe Girl said...

No watsh the film Duchesse freind me say nise


The Muse said...

we shall be in london this summer and i cannot wait!

delighted to hear from you :)

CIELO said...

Very beautiful blog and posts,dear Duchess! thanks for stopping by the house in the roses... may you have a lovely evening....


Elyse said...

hello duchess!

i'm sure going to the movie with your friend will be a treat whether or not the movie is good or bad.

have fun & keep us posted!


Marilyn said...

Yes, I do recommend seeing it and for sure in the theater where you can enjoy the 3D. The visuals are wonderful, story line a bit week. Still worth it. And "sigh" Johnny Depp.

Double Wide Mom said...

I do not plan to see it as yet. But when I come to your blog I just breathe easier...

Maria said...

Hi Duchess~
No I haven't but I do adore your quote from the story ~ Such great wit!
Have a lovely Thursday ♥

Heather Jensen said...

I haven't seen it either. Looks like it will be very interesting. You will have to let us know how it is.

Beautiful post as usual.

Have a great week. :)

Just Between Us Girls said...

Your blog is magnificent. I love it.

JamaGenie said...

Duchess darling, that cake is much too gorgeous to eat! As for "Alice", I haven't seen it (YET), but with Johnny Depp in it, there's no way I won't love it! For what it's worth, I read somewhere he's been wanting to play the Mad Hatter "forever".

Have a great weekend!


Screaming Meme said...

I love your fun!!!! Hi, I'm Meme from Screaming Meme...It is so nice to meet you! Stop by Screaming Meme and look at the slipcover I made from painter's drop cloths...I look forward to getting to know you...Hope to see you soon! Meme

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hello duchess,
Love your Alice in wonderland theme
such a pretty cake and pretty pictures. Yes, I want to see Alice in Wonderland as well. I haven't seen any bad reviews about it, so hope it is good, the previews of coming attractions at the theatre
looked like it would be great. Can't believe they are making all these 3D movies now. We saw a Christmas Carol in 3D, and it was really fun, loved all the special affects. Make sure and let us know if you see it this weekend and what you think about it!
Thanks for coming by my blog the other day and leaving such sweet comments. I am so happy you were so captivated that you read it 4 times, and humbled......thanks so much for sharing that, it was very encouraging!
You have a Wonderful day, my dear,
Blessings, Nellie

Miss Janice said...

Goodness gracious, your blog is amazing. I'm having so much fun reading it! I will come back later when I can grab a cup of tea and a crumpet and relax!

North West London Girl said...

Dearest Duchess,
I have a favour to ask. A fellow blogger Chic Mama is in a desperate way and is so sad, I always find that popping in on you lifts my spirits and wondered if you might drop in on her with a cup of your magical tea and wisdom. She can be found on

if you have a spare moment I'm sure it would help her.
With love

Connie said...

Wow Duchess, your site just gets better and better. I have not seen Alice yet but friends have and they all enjoyed it, as I hope you will too. love and kisses xxx

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Oh Duchess this is delightful over here today at your cottage. You have enchanted us all with your lovely images. I have not seen the movie yet , but will when time permits, enjoy!

Elsina said...

What gorgeous photos at your blog, I am totally inspired!! Beautiful!!

Linda Higgins said...

OH MY GOODNESS! YOU will LOVE LOVE LOVE it. My huhoney and I saw it in 3D and even he thought it was brilliant! I think you will love it!

Linda Higgins said...

your desserts look heavenly! What was the occasion to have such a feast prepared?

Beatnheart said...

I want to see it regardless of reviews...I like alot of movies some people don't and hate the ones some do.. I make up my own mind..I don't even like to read reviews. Preconceived notions and all that..Have Fun at the pictures.

Beth said...

This is such a lovely post, Duchess. The cake is exquisite! Have a great weekend!

Kaylin said...

your blog is absolutely, positively, fabulous! I'll be stopping by for a spell often!

♥zoe♥ said...

Hello sweetheart!
Happy un-birthday to you*teehee*~Mad Hatter. The reviews sometime could be wrong it depends on individual:) I love it, I am doing Alice swap recently and it's so much of fun in my progress.
Lovely week for you my dear friends Duchess:)


Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

This post is so beautiful!!! I think this is one of my favroite posts in you r Gorgeous Blog, dear Duchess. You never stop to amaze me with the beauty of your posts :-))) Wishing you wonderful weekend. :-)

Muneeba said...

I love this post - so much fun! I haven't seen the movie, but do let us know what you thought of it! I'm afraid my movie-going days have been postponed for now ... thks to el babay ;)

Kristin said...

Oh, Oh, beautiful and your last post, too!!! Happy weekend!

leahbeth222 said...

saw the movie this week with my darling daughter at the el capitan theatre in hollywood. such fun! all the costumes from the movie are on display and the lovely staff all wear mad hatter hats and were very cheerful. the movie was wonderful. visually exciting but definitely a tad on the darkside (a la tim burton) but also with such very brilliant humor. the costumes were so amazing!! the whole theatre applauded at the end. a very mixed crowd (as always in la la land) and all seemed happy.

very nice blog and beautiful pictures!!!

Vicki said...

Hello, dear Duchess,
No, I haven't seen the movie. My grandchildren love the cartoon Disney version. We are also reading the book together. I hope you enjoy the movie. You will have to share with us what you think about it. Have the loveliest of weekends! Vicki

Anonymous said...

Duqueza Hello, I'll tell Alice the film is wonderful, is a much more modern version of what we're used to, but equally beautiful.
It has the charm and madness of the country inhabited by Alicia, a warm embrace and a cup of tea for you, Chany

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Just go
Just go
Just go

No worries
No worries

Have fun
Have fun
Have fun

Wishing you an enjoyable weekend, dearest Duchess! xo

Don said...

You post is passable and possible and is a delightful lesson in that it is much more than nothing!

Debbie said...

Beautiful photos to inspire, I love to see them!~

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Duchess,
You have created a land of enchantment here for all of us. That cake with the git accents looks scrumptious. I have not seen the movie yet but if you give us your review that would be fine!

Gaia said...

This is defenitely the right post for me...I still have to go to see it!

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