Maria-Thérèse Sommar, fotograf i Härnösand och Höga Kusten

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Alice in tea party wonderland and a GIVEAWAY! / Alice i tékalasunderlandet och en TÄVLING!


Alice Maria-Thérèse Afiori, an artist in Härnösand, Sweden, had always been a curious girl. So curious, in fact, that when she saw a tiny bottle with a note that said "Drink me", she didn't hesitate.
Alice Maria-Thérèse Afiori, en konstnär i Härnösand, hade alltid varit nyfiken. Så nyfiken att hon inte tvekade en sekund när hon såg en flaska med en lapp där det stod "Drick mig".


She drank the liquid. Tasted a bit like perfume. She felt a sort of tingling in her toes and she started to grow and grow...
Hon drack vätskan. Den smakade lite som parfym. Hon kände att det liksom pirrade i tårna och så började hon växa och växa...


...which sucked, because she had just discovered a really exciting tiny door and she could hear music coming from whatever was inside.
...vilket var kasst, för hon hade precis upptäckt en spännande liten dörr och hon kunde höra musik komma från vad som nu fanns där inne.


Luckily, she also found a cupcake, and when she ate it she not only shrunk back to her regular size but became small enough to fit through the door opening.
Som tur var hittade hon även en muffin, och när hon åt den krympte hon inte bara tillbaka till sin vanliga storlek utan blev så liten att hon kunde komma in genom dörröppningen.


She stepped into a beautiful garden and met the white rabbit which she had also seen two days ago. "I'm Nina," the rabbit said. "Won't you come to my tea party?"
Hon klev ut i en vacker trädgård och träffade den vita kaninen hon också stött på för två dagar sedan. "Jag heter Nina," sa kaninen. "Vill du komma på mitt tékalas?"


Of course she would. / Det ville hon naturligtvis.


She became a bit nervous when she saw more cupcakes with notes. "Will they make me grow?" she asked. Nina just wiggled her nose.
Hon blev lite nervös när hon såg fler muffins med lappar. "Kommer de att göra så jag växer?" frågade hon. Nina bara vickade på nosen.


More and more people - and rabbits, and others - came. They had cupcakes and strawberry cake and they all stayed their original size.
Fler och fler människor - och kaniner, och andra - kom. De åt muffins och jordgubbstårta och allihop behöll sin ursprungliga storlek.


As far as I know, she's still at the party. / Så vitt jag vet är hon fortfarande där.


Have a cupcake! Stay a while. Oh, and because you are such good company, here is a giveaway! / Ta en muffin! Stanna en stund, och eftersom ni är så bra sällskap kommer här en tävling!


♥♥♥
1st prize: a 6x6" print of your choice from my shop! Below are a few examples.
1:a pris: ett 15x15 cm fotografi ur min butik! Här under syns några exempel.

2nd prize: Tea party notebook, handmade by yours truly, 4x6" and with a print of my Tea Party photograph on the cover.
2.a pris: Tékalasanteckningsbok, handgjord av undertecknad, 10,5x15 cm med mitt foto Tékalas på omslaget.

Here's what you need to do:
* Visit my shop.
* Come back and leave a comment telling me which photograph is your favourite. Also leave your e-mail address if you do not have a blog.
* Double chance to win: Become a follower of my blog.
* Triple chance to win: Blog about afiori!


Så här gör du för att vara med:

* Besök min butik
* Kom tillbaka och skriv i en kommentar vilket fotografi som är din favorit. Lämna också mailadress om du inte har en blogg själv.
* Dubbel chans att vinna: Följ min blogg (dvs bli en "follower")
* Trippelchans: Blogga om afiori!



Good luck! Have another cupcake! Thank you Vanessa Valencia for hosting another wonderful tea party! / Lycka till! Ta ännu en muffin! Tack Vanessa Valencia som är värd för ännu ett härligt tékalas!


Maria-Thérèse
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Carol B. said...

It's so hard to choose which is my fav photo, they are all so beautiful! But I do love the one called "Visual Poetry."
P.S. Love your Alice story! Your images are crazy wonderful!

Bill C. said...

All of your photos are fantastic! I love the carousal horse. It is pure fun.

Thank you so much for the cupcake. I have some on my blog, too! http://artellacafe.com/blogs/billizettis_world/archive/2010/06/25/mad-tea-party-today-saturday-june-26-th.aspx

Linda said...

Oh my what a lovely time I had...I love every picture. Too hard to choose. You did an amazing job. Thank you for your story and pictures
I hope you will visit me
mommentsinaneye.blogspot.com

Bella said...

Love this! I have to run and actually finish putting my post for this party together. My favorite is one of the Secret Garden photographs. :)

Indie.Tea said...

Its sooo hard to pick one favorite. I guess I'd go with the "Dark Sea" print as my favorite, because I've been longing to go to the beach...

LadyFi said...

Amazing cupcakes! I'd like to win that notebook, rather than a photo print... but that's just me! ;-)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a lovely tea party! My favorite print in your shop is the carosel horse called My Favourite horse. I have also become a follower of your beautiful blog. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Lena Rollmar Kårén said...

Allt som händer på din blogg är konst! Läckert!


PS. Du ska veta att jag är så lassgammal att jag avslutar allt väldigt tidigt på kvällen DS ;-)

LaLa said...

Thank you for the splendid tea. Please come have a treat with me.

Italian Postcards said...

I can't choose a favorite. They are all stunning. Surprise me!!!

Enjoy the party!

anna said...

Please hand me over such a cupcake, I want to come too :)
I like the dark sea the most!
And just became a follower (I thought I already was :s..)! Enjoy and drink lots of tea.

fawndear said...

What a delightful party and giveaway. Love your Red Shoes photograph. Thank you for sharing your enchanting talent with us all.

suzie said...

great pictures!
I'm a sucker for carousels. Apart from that....surprise me!

ittybittyandpretty said...

what a wonderful tale and intriguing photos. and so lucky to hold a real rabbit! it is illegal here in queensland to own a rabbit :(

i wont join your giveaway as i have already been lucky enough to have your treasures in my home. i love using my peacock tiny notebook. so special.
xxrosey

Indie.Tea said...

Re: your comment, I do have a tea party everyday! Yum!

Melissa said...

Thank you for the cupcake and the wonderful party! I had a delightful time...... Your prints are lovely! Thanks Again!
Melissa

The Princess of Hearts said...

Thank you for having me for tea! It was a delightful time. I hope to see you at my Pretty Wonderland. Mother has picked out the best teas for my guests <3

Teacup Mosaics said...

A wonderful tea party, I think I might try one of those cupcakes, OH YUM. Happy Tea TIme!
Kelley
Teacups and Ponies

Victoria Sayer said...

Thank you for having me over for tea. Your photos are as delicious as your pretty cupcakes...though I think I ate too many. But how could I refuse, with such polite little signs telling me to 'Eat'.
I already follow you on your beautiful blog, and if I have to pick just one photo, it would be the 'white butterfly on cornflower' that is my favourite.
Please come and visit me for some more Mad Tea, in the Secret Enchanted Forest at:
http://greenandwhitegarden.blogspot.com/2010/06/mad-tea-party.html

~Vicki.

Maggi said...

~*~*~*Hip hip hurray it's Tea Party Day!*~*~*~

My goodness, such a magical time! Cupcakes are my favorite, yum!

Thanks for having me at your tea party! if you haven't been already, you're cordially invited to my mad tea party! Have yourself a mad sort of day! :)

Whisperings 13 said...

What a Wonderful Post! such visions! and that strawberry cake (a piece to go please?) and a white rabbit to boot! You are a Stunning Alice! Oh, i am having too much fun! a give away as well! oh dear I could never choose! Love, love, love!
Hop on back when you get a chance- the mayhem has started! (psst. and i'm having a give away too!)
Blessings on a Warm summer my friend!

D.Suplicki said...

Thank you for inviting me down the rabbit hole for your delightful tea party!

My favorite print from your shop is carousel. It's beautiful!

My email is artful.danni(at)gmail(dot)com and I hope you'll stop by my party once yours quiets down... http://thewhimsicalcottage.blogspot.com/2010/06/through-looking-glass.html

MARLOU B. said...

Love your Floating through Spring.
Lovely tea party!

Have a wonderful party day!!!

Cinnamon said...

Jag älskar ju dina bilder, men Walking Away där katten kommer emot en gillar jag bäst. Kan det bero på att katten är mitt favoritdjur :-)
Fortsatt trevlig midsommar.

Cecilia N said...

Visual Poetry 5 på näst sista sidan fastnade jag för. Den med två blå blommor.

(Det var kul med smitingenbilderna.)

gail said...

I enjoyed visiting your party. So fun! I would love to follow your blog and I enjoyed visiting your shop. It was hard to choose a favorite, but it was between My Favourite Horse and The Forsest! Your art is beautiful :)

Happy Creating, Gail

Cori G. said...

Your photography is simply amazing!
Happy Mad Tea PArty DAy!!!

vvb32 reads said...

Happy Alice Day! Love your cupcakes! Yum ;-D

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Maria-Thérèse,
You have such a lovely blog and the photos of your party are just so nice! The cupcakes look yummy! Won't you please come visit my party too?

I would love to be entered into your giveaway!

Wishing you a Most Happy Party Day!

Betty

Snap said...

You know I love everything that you do! Think the carousel horse may be my favorite, but then there are the waves (not to mention flowers)!!!!! Lovely post. Happy Mad Hatter Day!

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Dear Maria-Thérèse,
Just had to write you right back to tell you that I have not only become a follower, but have also added your button on my sidebar!

I am in love with your Paris pictures!

Betty

Christina Silverio said...

What a fantastically MAD tea party! Now, m'dear, you know I love your work, but my very favorite has to be the Paris Metro photo...fantastic!
Have a lovely lovely day!
Christina

Designs by Blanche said...

What an enchanting Mad Tea Party! Love your Carousel photo!
Thanks so much for having us - please drop by for a visit when you can!
♥♥♥

Karen said...

I loved your tea party.. thankyou, such magical photographs :)

I love all your prints ... but if I had to choose, I have a special liking and drawing to The Red Berry Tree :)
Enjoy your weekend xx

Laura Bray said...

Happy tea party! You look just like Alice (says Super Butterfly Spy Girl) and she would very much like to pet your rabbit.

My favorite print of yours right now is the Tea Party print. I love the tea cups!

Kristal said...

Your party was lovely, thanks for inviting me!

As for my favorite in your shop...well...that is a little hard! I love the ones with the carousel, but I also like the Red Berry Tree...love those colors together.

Have a great weekend!!!
~♥~
Kristal

Deborah said...

Swoonalicious! Sorry about eating all the cupcakes...
**blows kisses** Deb

Wendelou72 said...

Thank yo for visiting my Tea Party! I love all of your photos from your magical day! Stop in and visit again soon! I will do the same.
Until Then,
Wende

http://creativeartseatables.wordpress.com/

Lenora said...

HTanks for the tea! - what fun!

Won't you join us for tea just click
Mad Tea Party - Fairy Tale

http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/06/mad-tea-party-2010.html

Sandra said...

I like the ghost horse but the alee of trees is my absolutely favorite.

Chatelaine said...

Lovely post. Like the story and the white rabbit is so cute! Those cupcakes look delicious and strawberry cake yum!

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Thank you thank you! Have more cupcakes!

There's a Mad Hatter Day? There's a Mad Hatter Day! Craziness! Wonderfulness! We're all mad here! :D

Fair Rosamund said...

Wow, gorgeous photos!! Your tea party was so much fun to visit! :) It was hard to chose, but I think I like the blue-ish carousel picture best. So beautiful and mysterious! Thank you for the chance to win! :) ~Lauren

Sarah said...

Hi Marie-Therese,
I remember you and your lovely photos from last year's party, or one world one heart? Somewhere! This time I shall add you to my list of lovely blogs so I can see more. Your photos are beautiful! I love Moulin Rouge the most!
I have really enjoyed your party thank you!

KathrynAntyr said...

What beautiful photos. I would say this one is my favorite (although it is hard to say) http://www.etsy.com/listing/46531324/spring-poetry-fine-art-flower-photograph

What a lovely party. It looks like everyone had so much fun.

Follow your heart and join me as we go to the Forest of Wishes. I have party gifts waiting for everyone! http://collagediva.typepad.com/collagediva/2010/06/blogparty.html

{{soul hugs}}
Kathryn, Collage Diva

Andrea said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Beautiful Photos!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Loved your party and your work!!! Such a lovely party I hate to leave, but there are so many to attend!! Thank you for your hospitality and I apologize if I left a crumb!!
Laurie

Chris said...

Okay, that lovely photo of you with the bunny is just PERFECT!
I have been following you and love your artistic style. Also, your interesting blog style!

I would love to win one of your goodies, and thank you for the chance. My favorite of the pieces is Walking Away, with the kitty, however, Snow In Venice is a close second, and I like the Fourth Bird, too. It's hard to decide!

Debbie Egizio said...

Your Alice is so charming and sweet.
I stayed for some cupcakes and tea. What a treat. Thank you for hosting such a lovely tea. I adore the Carousel print, if I win that's the one for me. ;)

Ta, Ta!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a fun tea! Those cupcakes and look delicious. I believe I'll have a dozen!

Your prints are all lovely, but I think my favorite might be the carousel. I adore carousels, and that one is so beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win. That's very kind.

Happy Tea Partying...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Natasha said...

I love your story and photos!

Sarah said...

Enjoyed your party! Stop over for a cup of tea if you have the chance. ~ Sarah

Bianca said...

Your photographs are just amazing! It looks like you had a wonderful time at tea. Stop on over and join me for a cup of lemonade and cupcake if you have the time!--Bianca

Rhonda Roo said...

Gorgeous and smart and fun! I remember last year being here first, from the future! :)

That strawberry dessert is making me super hungry, but Secret Garden I is what I secretly crave <3

Though i must say there are sooooo many gorgeous choices it's a shame I feel so guilty for naming just one my favorite!!

Ah well, Happy Tea Partying!

http://roostreehouse.typepad.com/

BunnyKissd said...

You have such fabulous photos in your shop! I had a very hard time choosing one, but I think this one is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/23727098/polaroid-2-tall-blue-trees-against-a

I am off to click the follow button and tell my followers about your shop! SUCH pretty things!

Sara said...

AAAAAAAH PERFECT!!!!

I love this! xx

You know I love the carousel more than I can ever express :)

Loretta said...

Oh, I really enjoyed your teaparty! I hope you'll come and visit my party, if you haven't already. I can't keep up with everyone's names, although I'm sooooo enjoying the wonderful parties going on! Wouldn't Charles Dodgson have fun if he were here too?
I love the picture "Visual Poetry 3" the best. Your pictures are so beautiful.

Alicia said...

You are a very gorgeous Alice, and those little cupcakes look soooo good, i couldn't resist if they were in front of me!!

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Merci beaucoup!

Cameron said...

Such a lovely story...beautiful pics!

I love your Winter Garden series of photographs, though I was drawn to many more!

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway :)

dawaioser said...

What a beautiful party and the cupcakes are divine! Thanks for letting me share in your special day. If you haven't already feel free to drop by my gathering.
~ Misha/DawaiOser <3

http://dawaioser.livejournal.com/747155.html

Cosmic Goddess said...

Really enjoyed seeing your wonderful tea party photos! 'The White Cherry Tree' is my favourite image from your shop, but it was hard to pick just one :)

http://cosmicgoddessblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/were-all-mad-here.html

Carousel Dreams said...

Oh, I had the most wonderful time here today! Simply magic! And you just know that I choose the picture of the carousel horse! Thankyou for such a lovely afternoon x

Carousel Dreams said...

ooh, forgot to mention that I am following your blog x

yyam said...

Ooh...I love those yummy cupcakes! :)
And the strawberry cake!
You have beautiful prints in your store! I love the letters from butterflies collage print!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Most beautiful party! And thank you so very much for visiting with me for mine. Here is my favorite image from your stunning shop:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/45659091/visual-poetry-3-fine-art-photograph-8-x
Most sincerely,
Theresa (aka The White Queen)
theresamacnaughton@gmail.com

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I am also now following your lovely blog...it is truly a pleasure to meet you! :) Theresa

Celia said...

I don't know if I can pick a favorite photograph.....they are all beautiful....I love the one with the tea cups and the Secret Garden.....but my favorite things are all of your journals! I love journals....and yours have such beautiful pictures on the front....love them!

Thank you for having me at your tea party....please come over and join me at mine.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Very sweet party and great pictures. Love it!
Here is my Party!

http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/2010/03/alice-in-wonderland-party.html

Kandes Naylor said...

I already know that the carousel is my favorite! I will follow your blog so that I can see what else you are up to in the future.

Come by my place and have a sip of tea. I am also having a giveaway!

-Kandes-
http://trickyfoxdesigns.blogspot.com

Cassandra said...

What a magical tea party!

Maria said...

I so enjoyed coming to your tea party, your photos are so beautiful truthfully I don't think I could just choose just the one so if I won I would just love to be surprised as there all amazing......

Candace said...

Oh how completely lovely. I do love the white rabbit. I used to have one, you see...
Just gorgeous photos and fun as well!
Thanks for your sweet visit and kind words.
Candace in Athens.

Elizabeth Barczynski said...

I love the colorful magic you created here. Please pop by for a game of croquet at my little corner of the woods wood-wings.blogspot.com

I hope and pray I can win Carousel or The Dark Eiffel Tower.

A Fanciful Life said...

What wonderful photos - Visual poetry 3 is my favorite! Visiting your blog today brought back memories of when i was a child, my grandmother in Sweden would send Swedish children's books to us. I loved to read them even though I didn't know what the words said! My mom is from Falun....

Tack så mycket!
Sharon Maj and Miss Gracie, too :-)

Ginny said...

I think my favorite is the Carousel, Fine art photograph but such a hard hard choice!

Wonderful tea party, had a magical time!

Ginny said...

Following as well!

Abi said...

Oh my gosh, what a wonderful party post. I spot the carouel horse! off to visit your Etsy shop now....
Lovely to meet you :O)

anna @ frosted petunias said...

Thank you for having me at your wonderful party and for visiting mine. I love your work and my favourite print is the carousel at the bottom. Have a great weekend!

Agneta said...

Jag måste säga att jag älskar ALLA Dina bilder, men mest gillar jag 'The Black'!

Om jag vinner så kommer jag att göra ett fett uppslag på min blogg med Dina bilder!

Agneta

Estela said...

LOVE IT!! Amazing photos

Brook said...

You had a wonderful tea party! I loved the wonderful pictures.

Karin said...

my favorite is Carousel~
So beautiful!!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/49649352/carousel-fine-art-photograph

~karin

Wendy Bearden said...

Oh dear...My favorite would be Carousel. It is beautiful. I love the way the lights shine in an amusement park at night, and the carousels are so haunting.. I love it. Thank you for the wonderful tea party. I loved the pictures and enjoyed some tea and strawberry cake myself.I think I will need more of the shrinking drink after today. I have eaten so much cake and sweets at all the different parties. Please stop by and visit us for some Tea, Madness ( teacup throwing, and mad hat stacking, and of course FUDDERWACKEN).....
Have a Wonderfully Mad and Curious Day...Wendy from Wonderland
http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/

dellamarinis said...

Lovely photos of a Swedish mad tea! I love your Secret Garden photograph, it's magical. Still touring around all the participants, the next day...

Anthropomorphica said...

A lovely Party!!!!
Your photography is absolutely beautiful!!!

Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment about my mad tea party :)

harem6 said...

Wow! We had so much fun and so many cookies! Your picture look fabulous! You are wecome to join our party too!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

So wonderful to share a spot of tea with you! Blessings.

Alisa said...

Such a lovely party! Thank you for the cupcake. It was delicious!
~Alisa

http://lifeisabeautifulplacetobe.blogspot.com/2010/06/would-you-like-little-more-tea.html

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

Wow! What a beautiful tea party! and Nina was absolutely adorable. I love your photography, it was so hard to choose one but I think my favorite is the Rocking Horse & I'm following now too.

Thank you so much for stopping by my Hauntingly Mad Tea Party! It was so nice meeting you.

Warm wishes,
Evelyn

Marit said...

What a wonderful party and photo's and what gorgeous art in your shop! It's hard to choose from all those images but since I was born near the sea (I still am homesick and go there often) I'd go for "as the waves roll in" (the sea with the wooden bench) Thanks for the opportunity to win, and if you like some more tea.. visit me <a href="http://www.maritscrapworld.com/blog>at my tea party!</a>

Carolee said...

What a delightful tea party and I just LOVE your photos! Hard to choose a favorite, although I'm leaning toward the carousel - just enchanting!

Please do count me in your generous giveaway (I believe I am already a follower!)

~ Carolee

Diana Evans said...

what a beautiful tea party!!! all of your photos are fantastic!!!

Ann - Making Family Memories with Childrens Tea Sets said...

What a delightful big girls tea party! Very enjoyable for the Mad Tea Party 2010. Thank you :)

Waterrose said...

Loved the tea party....thanks for inviting me!

dandelionlady said...

I loved your tea party! Such beautiful treats, and what a beautiful rabbit. Thanks for coming by my party, you have a beautiful blog. I checked out your etsy and hearted your shop. Lovely stuff! I particularly liked in flight.

DogsMom said...

Thank you for sharing your tea party with me.

penny patten said...

A lovely tea party, Thanks for sharing! My favorite print is Giardino Segret, I also liked "come fly with me". I would love to become your follower, and I will post on my blog about your lovely photo's!

TesoriTrovati said...

So many choices...I like the Two Birds chatting the best. I think I may have used that one or one like it in a Treasury? Beautiful all.
I am hosting a Mad Mad giveaway on my blog http://treasures-found.blogspot.com. I do hope you will have a chance to stop by!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Marit said...

Hi Maria-Thérèse! I blogged about afiori today, and left you a real Dutch present on my blog!!! Come pick it up!!! (btw, I also became a follower of your blog...)

Evas värld said...

Vilket fint teparty! Jag kan känna smaken av dina muffins. Jag älskar dina havs- och blombilder så fyllda av poesi. Men jag väljer ändå som den frankofil jag är det mörka Eiffeltornet med molnen i bakgrunden!

D.Suplicki said...

Thank you for stopping by my party and for your offer of more cupcakes. :)

I came back and am now a follower.

Kathryn said...

Love the tea party theme, very cute! :) I love your set of poloaroid notecards in your shop, "fly" - very creative!

A Story to Tell said...

What a cute tea party this is! Everything is so lovely!

I invite you to come over to my tea party:

http://astorytotell.typepad.com/blog/2010/06/-mad-tea-party-2010-.html

Liz said...

such a lovely story! And I love it that Alice Maria Therese is till there!

somepinkflowers said...

ooohhhh....
do hope i am not toooo late



i LOVE your photos
one and all
but
i would normally pick
one of yours
with somepinkflowers
but as i do see those still
in your shop

i would LOVE this one--->

The Carousel in Paris
as i was just There--
in Paris--
and missed seeing this Carousel
and now
i will have to go back
and

look
really hard to fine it...


:-)

OR


i could just win your prize photo...

if i am not too late!!!!


PS: thanks ever~so
for the strawberry yummy treat...

Carol B. said...

P.S. Sorry I am late in blogging about your giveaway, but I posted about you today in my blog!

Siljam said...

Jag älskar de röda skorna dem vill jag ha. Jag ska dansa över sommarens vackra blomsterängar.

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