So, one of the best things about my job as a Composition professor is that I get to assign whatever book I choose, and I choose to assign Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Saw There.
Suffice it to say that I love all things Wonderland, and what makes my job awesome is that I get to talk about the stories all day with students who are equally as excited.
So for this week’s Friday faves, I’m bringing to you some of my favorite Alice inspired items.
Now, while I think the Disney adaptation is cute, I’m not as in to the cartoony stuff. Anyone who has actually gone through the book knows that Tenniel’s illustrations are whimsical and imaginative enough, and I prefer items that remain true to the original Victorian sketches. So here are some of my favorites:
I have this mug (and a couple of others) and I absolutely adore it. I bought them last Summer in Covent garden, and I so wish I bough this set as well (I didn’t know how to get it home and couldn’t justify the price of shipping).
2. Babble Red Wine from Medocino, California.
The bottle’s label features the creatures from The Caucus Race chapter, and the back of the label describes the joy in using made up words to describe a wine. Perfect!
It’s also incredibly tasty, and only $6.99 at Trader Joe’s!
3. Salvador Dali’s paintings of each of the chapters of Alice in Wonderland.
Advice from a Caterpillar
Mad Tea Party
Salvador Dali is one of my all time favorite artists, and I am in love with all 12 of these. If I suddenly had millions of dollars, I would buy them all.
4. Pocket Watch necklaces.
This beauty gets regular rotation in my accessories, and since they are trendy again, you can find them all over the place. I got mine at Oh Hello Friend.
Looking at them makes my mouth water.
And of course, any real enthusiast of the original stories must own this edition of them. This is the text that I assign my students, and it has so many mind-blowing tidbits that will change the way you think of Alice in Wonderland. I mean, it even calls itself the Definitive Edition, and it really is! It’s a must have for any Carroll scholar!
I can’t get enough of it. Are there any other Alice-inspired lovely items that I should know about?