Mad Tea Party: Prairie Alice


    Once upon a time, on the vast and open prairie there lived a little girl named Alice. She wore a straw hat and a pretty cotton dress and combed the wild grasses on the search for adventure. One day she started out from her little sod house near a creek looking for some excitement. She was a very curious sort. When out of the bramble she spied a fat white speckled rabbit springing down a little path....



   She followed the  rabbit down deep into the bramble. Once she even caught it and gave the rabbit a sweet nuzzle. But the rabbit decidedly had somewhere to be!
   "I'm late, I'm late!" The rabbit said, twitching it's little whiskered nose, and scrambled out of her arms and down a hole beside a tree.
   "Don't go! Wait for me!" Cried Prairie Alice, and down the hole she went, after the rabbit.


   After tumbling through much dirt and vines and silly things like pianos and wardrobes, Prairie Alice came to a strange little house where she could hear laughter and music. She saw the little rabbit bound into the house and so she followed, where she saw the most amazing tea party being held.
   There were all sorts of singing animals and creatures lined up at a table drinking tea and eating toast with butter and jam. Prairie Alice soon found herself being ushered in and sat at the table.
   "Don't mind if I do..." She smiled, taking a plate and a tea cup and joining in with the merriment...



   Alice stayed at the party quite a long time. She ate and drank her fill until all the strange animals decided to go home. Alice followed them out, and discovered she was quite sleepy.
   "I'll just shut  my eyes here in this flower patch for a moment," yawned Alice as she settled among some sunflowers near the funny little cottage. She wasn't certain how she would get home, but she was too tired to care.


   A moment later Prairie Alice opened her sleepy little eyes and, oh! She was back in her little sod house on the prairie, in a pile of Mama's best quilts and her little cat Dinah snuggled beside her!
   Had she really been gone? Or had it all been a dream?
  She tasted a bit of raspberry jam on the corner of her mouth. She would never know for certain if she had truly been down the rabbit hole or not....



"Prairie Alice"
Starring:
Miss Audrey as Prairie Alice
Lilybel the rabbit as The White Rabbit
Cocoa the kitty as Dinah

Thank you for stopping by our Mad Tea Party post! The Mad Tea Party was hosted by our lovely friend Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist. Stop by her blog and visit all the other tea parties going on this very same day for more treats and fun, giveaways and surprises!


If you enjoyed your stop here at the Audrey Eclectic party, leave a comment for a chance to win a set of Audrey Eclectic postcards! 
Thanks so much!~


~Heather

52 comments

  1. Hi Heather :)
    what a lovely tale, very well played by Miss Audrey.
    oooh toast and jam! hmm must be time for second breakfast surely !
    Thank you so much for inviting me, I hope to see you soon at my party too, everyone is invited :)
    Mad Madam Mel x

    http://www.madmadammel.com/2012/07/a-mad-tea-party-2012.

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  2. What a delightful tale! I loved Prairie Alice! Thank you for inviting me and for the opportunity to win! Have a magical weekend! Twyla

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  3. Sweetest little Alice! She looks like an angel :)

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  4. Such wonderful photos for a delightful retelling of Alice. I loved it!

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  5. You did an AMAZING job with your post! I loved little Miss Prairie Alice and her friends. :) If you have time, drop by my post as well. Enjoy the rest of the Mad Tea Parties and thanks for posting a lovely giveaway!!!! :)

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  6. You have a gift for story-telling! I love your dreamy photos and works as well! Enjoyed my time and am following you now!

    http://theweekendartist.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012.html

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  7. You have a gift for story-telling! I love your dreamy photos and works as well! Enjoyed my time and am following you now!

    http://theweekendartist.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012.html

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  8. How lucky you are to have your own little Alice! Just a precious tea party. Hope you can pay my two parties a visit today.
    XO,
    Lisa

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  9. Enchanting! Prairie Alice is just adorable, and looks so happy snuggling with her furried friends. I showed my little Audrey this post and she smiled and wanted to join in. :)

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  10. what gorgeous photos, and a magical tale, happy Mad Tea Party!

    Please come take tea with me at my party:

    http://www.idlebakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/a-mad-tea-party-in-idle-wonderland.html

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  11. This was beautiful! I love looking through everyone's posts. :o)

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  12. Oh, how lovely! I love your pictures :)

    Come visit mine?

    http://awoodlandfantasy.blogspot.com/2012/07/welcome-to-5th-annual-mad-tea-party.html

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  13. lovely story! great photos!

    please visit soon!

    http://everyoneismadhere.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/mad-tea-party-♥-2012/

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  14. Heather,
    Your little Alice was amazing! I really enjoyed your tea party! Thank you for having me!
    Please come by and visit mine if you get a chance.
    I am also having a giveaway!
    http://anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com/2012/07/welcome-one-and-all-o-fanciful-madd-tea.html

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  15. So sweet! I love Prairie Alice! Especially that hat! :)

    Genevieve
    jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

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  16. I've had a delightful time visiting Prairie Alice's Tea Party..thank you for inviting me :)

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  17. What a perfect little Alice, and such a sweet tea party too. I also feel like napping now, hopefully you won't mind if I do :)

    http://butterflydream27.blogspot.com/2012/07/2012-mad-tea-party.html

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  18. What a sweet story and beautiful images! Thanks for the tea!

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  19. I love your photos. So sweet!

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  20. What a lovely tea party Heather!! Your little Alice, White Rabbit and Dinah are all precious :) Thank you so much for inviting me, and for the chance to win your beautiful postcards! ~Lauren

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  21. Lovely photos and story! I wish my little guy would let me dress him up and make such a cute photo story with him, but he is three and would rather watch Sponge Bob and play with legos ^_^ Your photo editing is so nice. (And your paintings too!)
    I'm Kat from Kat can Paint! and I hosted my own Mad Tea Party (no cute story, sadly) at http://katcanpaint.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/mad-tea-party-2012

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  22. Lovey Pictures and story♥
    please visit me here if you will at:
    http://theenchantingworldofmiladyleela.blogspot.com/2012/07/time-for-tea.html

    ~~Hugs,
    Dena

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  23. Ohh...this is so nice...i like your little Party.
    Have a magical day
    Kerstin

    http://cobblestone-prims.blogspot.de/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012.html

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  24. What a darling model you had - darling images.

    Give me a visit some time ~
    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  25. A tea party and story to boot...you have made my afternoon! Many thanks, natalie jo

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  26. Magical party! Please stop by mine if you can! :)

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  27. Such a sweet story,Thank You for letting me join your party,it was simply amazing! won't you follow me to mine?
    http://flutterbeforeyou.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-mad-hatters-tea-party-blog-hop.html

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  28. Be still my heart!!! That was beyond beautiful and delightful Heather!!!

    Thank you so much for such a beyond lovely post!!

    Happy Mad Tea Partying!!

    ♥ Vanessa {a fanciful twist}

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  29. Prairie Alice is the sweetest.

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  30. What a sweet twist on the original tale, and what sweet actors helped tell it.

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  31. What a sweet Alice and her little Dinah!!! This is my first time to your blog and I love your art!!!

    Thanks for having me!
    lisa

    http://lisabythebay.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012.html

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  32. What a delightful little tea. Prarie Alice is such a charming sweet gal.
    I loved joining her and her furry pals for tea.
    Thank you
    Please stop by for a Mad spoonful of tea... a little late of course, but we have opened the door now

    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

    http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/

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  33. Before I forget...Congratulations on being published in the Summer edition of Somerset Life. The photo presentation of your creations is so very lovely. And I enjoyed reading about your home sweet home!
    What a charming story of Alice on the prairie you have portrayed for the Mad Tea Party! The vintage style photos are so pretty.
    And of course I adore your artwork so yes, please...enter me in your sweet giveaway. I also participated in the Mad Tea Party so I am inviting you to come to tea!
    XOXO
    Teresa in California
    http://amagcialwhimsy.blogspot.com/
    tscat@sbcglobal.net

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  34. What charming pictures, transports me to running through fields, what a magical time.
    I seem to be running awfully late for all these tea parties so must dash....
    but do pop by

    http://chelseaselkie.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/mad-tea-party.html

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  35. I just got back from being out of town for two days to discover I am late for the Mad Tea Party! What a fabulous idea for the hot summer. Your Prairie Alice is too adorable in her straw hat with a real rabbit to tell the tale! The Time has come the Walrus said, To Speak of many things........ Tales of how we broke the spell of the heat of 2012 with a Mad Hat Tea Party!

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  36. Such pretty pictures! Thank you for sharing them! Won't you please come visit at The Tearoom?

    http://gossamertearoom.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-mad-tea-party-2012.html

    Wishing you a lovely rest of your weekend,

    Betty

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  37. Such a very sweet story and a delightful Alice, Heather! Thank you for inviting me to your tea party!

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  38. A beautiful tea party and photos to match! Thank you for inviting me here!

    http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012.html

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  39. Pretty. We love Alice because she is timeless.

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  40. Precious and Beautiful what more can be said! Thank you, for sharing!
    CHEERS

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  41. Like all rabbits, I'm running late but I'm trying to visit every single Mad Tea Party. Such lovely pictures and, my, that's one big,, happy rabbit!

    New follower. I'm just enchanted by your paintings!

    http://rhissanna.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-adventure-lost-rabbit.html

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  42. I love the photo effects that you used and the idea of a prairie Alice. Such fun! I love Audrey's dress, too.

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  43. lovely party....your photos are amazing! come by my place too as I have a giveaway also!

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  44. What a delightful tea party! Miss Audrey was marvelous as Prairie Alice. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing! ~Michelle

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  45. oh love!!!! this is amazing. thanks dear you. you made me walk into fairytales again. so so beautiful pictures I love! did you see..very long ago at my blog, I had a "Alice in wonderland-teaparty with my daughter" I shall look if I find it and link :) would love more cards from you ofcourse...***

    love Lycke

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  46. Thanks for stopping by, I love your Alice, her outfit is just wonderful. Such a sweet post, thanks for sharing. Kathy

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  47. Your party was just so sweet. And I love, love, your art!

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  48. So sorry I am late to the party...such a sweet party, too! I love Prairie Alice - so adorable! =)

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Each and every comment is appreciated! Thanks for coming to visit me :) ~Heather

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