Alice on Wednesday Shops in Osaka and Nagoya

This just in from Twitter, there are two new shops in Japan, one in Osaka and one in Nagoya, called Alice on Wednesday.  My Japanese is non-existent, but they seem to be gift/grocery stores.  I’ll take one of each please!  Arigato!

David Delamare Lithophanes

For those of you who love David Delamare’s artwork (like us), The Porcelain Garden site has a series of lithophanes featuring some of his Alice artwork (amongst others).  Perfect nightlight for your Alice collection room!  While the site does not have a specific section devoted to his items, the four sections with Alice items are here: 1, 2, 3, 4

New Alice Themed Cosmetics at the DisneyStore

For your own little Alice (or even you), Disney has released a new line of cosmetics with an Alice theme under their Beautifully Disney collection, appropriately titled Curiouser and Curiouser.  I especially like the Non Sensical Nail Polish.

Alice in Wonderland Book Pillow at ThinkGeek

Every fall asleep on your book?  Well now you can do it and not worry about getting ink on your face.  ThinkGeek has released a series of classic books as pillows, and of course Alice is one of them.  Get one for yourself!

A Bakers Tale Bakery in Chicago Includes Wonderland Design Elements

Bakers Tale BakeryOne of our mimsiest minions reports that a new bakery has opened in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago: A Baker’s Tale.  In addition to  the somewhat Snarkian name of the shop, its decor also includes a large framed image of Tenniel’s Mad Tea Party, and a large sculptural tree whose blossoms are made of pages from an edition of Wonderland.  We can only hope it wasn’t an 1865 edition!!

And of course, there are white rabbit cookies, among other treats.  If you visit the shop, write us a comment and let us all know what you thought.  Who knows, maybe they even have treacle tarts!

Bakers Tale RabbitsTo visit the bakery’s web site, click me.

Murdoch Mysteries Episode Has Wonderland Theme

Murdoch MysteriesA mimsy minion reports that popular Canadian TV series Murdoch Mysteries offered an episode where a murder is committed at a Wonderland-themed party, and Murdoch himself is suspected.

To read IMDB’s description of the episode, click me.

You can buy the episode on Amazon Instant Video for $2.99.

Reminder: If you do shop on Amazon, remember that by using their Amazon Smile site, you can designate a worthy charity to receive a tiny portion of the proceeds for each purchase you make.

Bath Tarts and Sugar Scrubs With a Wonderland Theme

Bathing Garden ScentsA mimsy minion who enjoys luxurious baths (between Snark hunts, no doubt) passed along this blog post about a company called The Bathing Garden, which periodically makes batches of bath treats with a Wonderland theme.  The blog post notes that the Wonderland products are currently out of stock, but returning again in April.  So, if you enjoy taking long, relaxing baths, you might want to check out this post and keep an eye out when the products are back in stock.

To read all about the fanciful bath treats, click me.

New Teresa Lima Design Alice Tea Set From Portugal

Teresa Lima Tea SetAttention shoppers–and especially tea set lovers!  One of our mimsy minions has just alerted us to this elegant new porcelain tea set from Vista Alegre of Portugal.  Illustrator (and now tea set decorator!) Teresa Lima won the National Illustration Prize  for her Alice no País das Maravilhas (Livraria Civilização Editora, 1998).

For those of you who must have every Alice tea pot out there–you know what to do.  And this set also includes a nifty Cheshire Cat cake plate, among other treats.

To view the collection, click me.

CelebriDucks Toy Series Now Includes Alice

CelebriDucksFrom one of our mimsiest minions comes word of this unique item.  Celebriducks is a company that produces “rubber duck” toy versions of famous figures and characters.  I don’t know why.  They just do.  And the range of their line is quite extensive, so it was perhaps inevitable that our Alice would eventually be “duckified”!  Interestingly, she seems to be wearing a pink dress, which is refreshing.  In a nice touch, they’ve included the White Rabbit and Cheshire Cat, as well.

For more information, or to purchase this unusual item, click me.

Foyles Bookstore Renovations Included An Alice-Themed History

Foyles Window CoveringOur Secretary, Clare Imholtz, reports that in January, Foyles Bookstore on Charing Cross Road in London underwent renovations.  Rather than just boarding up their windows while the changes were made, Foyles covered the windows with a creative history of the venerable bookstore–much of which was Alice-themed.

If you see something fun and Alice-themed in your own travels, send us a photo and a brief description so that we can share it with all our blog readers!

 

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