Welcome to The Alice Boutique
My obsession with Alice In Wonderland has grown over the years. I wanted to create something beautiful that would captivate people in the way that the story and images captivated me. I started selling my Alice Tea Party China Collection a little over a year ago and it gets the very reaction that I had hoped for.
I have seen women, men (young and old) and children gasp with excitement when they have discovered it, so I decided to bring it online and share it with everyone and anyone that loves all things Alice, just like me!
With only 6 Saturdays left until Christmas everyone is getting into the festive mood.
This is the busiest time of year for all retailers whether it be Online or on the High Street.
So with this in mind I have been extremely busy stocking up all the shops and getting ready for Harrogate Country Living Fair which runs between 3rd - 6th December. If you live near Harrogate and would like to come along to the show I have a discount code that can be used to purchase tickets at a discounted rate. The code to use is EX15H35 just log onto www.countrylivingfair.com/harrogate/book I will also be giving away some tickets over the next couple of weeks on my social media sites so you will need to follow me on those to find out how win the tickets.
If you are looking to order from me for Christmas Gifts then please make sure you leave plenty of time for Postage especially if you are ordering Internationally.
The last date for all Christmas orders within the UK will be Thursday 17th December.
The shops The Alice Boutique is stocked in are
Handmade Boutique - Touchwood Solihull B91 3GJ
Vincent Van Doodle - Commercial Street, Birmingham B1 1RR
Blighty Bazaar - Kenilworth St, Leamington Spa CV32 4QY
Shop In The Square - Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1
Potsy Pamsy - Hollybush Garden Centre, Warstone Road, Shareshill, Wolverhampton WV10 7LX
It's all systems go here getting ready for Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair in little over 3 weeks time.
The show opens on 18th September and will be on for 3 days and is held at the beautiful Hampton Court Palace which is situated in Surrey, only half an hour out of London, it is a great venue to visit and is home to the famous Hampton Court Maze.
I'm looking forward to taking The Alice Boutique to this show as I haven't done a show before, I usually just sell via my website or in shops so it will be great to see how it is received at an event like this one.
So if you fancy a day out shopping come and visit me in Wonderland (Stand E15) you'll need to wander Down The Rabbit Hole to find me........
Tomorrow, 4th July, it's exactly 150 years ago that a white rabbit, a Mad Hatter and a little girl called Alice made an appearance in a book that has become a children's classic.
On a sunny afternoon in Oxford, a young girl called Alice Liddell and her brothers and sisters were out lazing around the riverside with a young man named Charles Dodgson. Alice begged Charles to tell them all a story, so he began.....
"Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, `and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice `without pictures or conversation?'
So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.
There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, `Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.
In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again....... "
In November 1865 Alice Adventures in Wonderland was published by Dodgson under the name Lewis Carroll.
The rest is History!
Tomorrow thousands of people will be celebrating Alice's Day with lots of events Nationwide.
Just use Discount Code KSSYF42YVKRL at the checkout. Valid only on 4th and 5th July.
Happy Alice Day Everyone!