Tea with Alice

I was in Portugal with my friends, Sara and Yousef last month.

With a few hours to spare in Lisbon, Sara suggested we do our part to help stimulate Portugal's economy at Vista Alegre, a local porcelain store. I enthusiastically agreed with the idea.

While walking through the shop, I immediately fell in love with the 'Tea with Alice' collection by Portuguese artist, Teresa Lima.

I later learnt that she won the National Illustration Prizefor her Alice no País das Maravilhas (Portuguese for 'Alice in Wonderland'). Her whimsical, 'Burtonesque' illustrations inspired me to make these shortbread cookies to go with her quirky tea set collection. 

As the Mad Hatter says, 'it's always tea time!'