It's tea time!

Fancy a spot of tea? How about traveling back in time to your childhood? Well have a sit-down and pour a cuppa - it's tea time!

Who doesn't like Alice? So surreal and steampunk and wacky! This upcycled bottle captures the spirit of Wonderland to a 'tea'! Let take a trip down the rabbit hole and see what we can find!

Instead of using regular Alice-themed scrapbook paper, I put together a couple of scenes using vintage Alice illustrations, did some magic in Photoshop, and printed them onto vintage encyclopedia pages! Gives it a little more interest I think. I also used lacquer on some parts. The brown down the sides and the top portion are just pieces of coffee filter! Thin layering allows the bottle underneath to show through in spots. It really distresses itself just being applied!

The Mad Hatter's hat isn't glued down so you can display the bottle with it atilt a little, next to the bottle, or all the way down for different looks!

I hope you enjoyed this little whimsical journey! I'm entering this at Frilly and Funkie for their March Madness challenge and A Vintage Journey!


  1. Ok, you could tip me over with a feather, Cathy! I love this altered bottle with the Alice themed paper you printed yourself! How clever! And that hat is the coolest thing ever with the tiny playing cards and tea cup! Wow, Wow, Wow! Love ALL the details on this fantastic project! Thank you for adding it to our March Madness challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

  2. And of course, while I'm here, I'll say thank you for celebrating with us at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

  3. A fantastically quirky makeover for the bottle - full of Wonderland madness. What a treat of a celebration creation. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey to celebrate our 5th birthday.
    Alison x

  4. Oh Cathy this is simply stunning! You've captured so much of the story on the sides of the beautiful bottle and then added the perfect topper with that wonderful hat! I love how your creative imagination has run wild here. Thank you for sharing it with us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  5. Back to say congratulations on winning the generous gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique at Frilly and Funkie! Yippee!


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