Friday, May 20, 2011
alice in wonderland basket
I was commissioned to make a gift basket for one of the teachers at my daughter's school who recently had a death in her family. I was asked to incorporate tea, wine, and flowers- all of her favorite things. I found inspiration from the mother/daughter "Alice in Wonderland" themed tea party that the teachers had organized at school last week. I found an over sized b&w tea cup with a picture of Alice on it and put a red rose plant inside. I tucked in a silver spoon (garden marker) with "rose garden" stamped on it. After some searching I was able to find a bottle of wine from CA that had a "queen of hearts" label. Since they don't sell it here in Connecticut. I had to have it shipped. I think it was worth it! I wrapped some ginger peach tea and chocolate biscotti and added tags that read "drink me" and "eat me." I also put some tiny stuffed mice in for her "Cheshire cat." To finish it off I stuck in a pink flamingo and wrapped it all in cellophane. I attached a card in the shape of a crown and wrote "queen of" and inside the word "our" and four red hearts representing the four people who were giving this basket to their friend. This was a very fun basket to make and I hope that it brought some comfort to the recipient knowing that she is the queen of all of our hearts.