Alice in Wonderland Paper Rose

It is 150 years since Lewis Carroll wrote ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. His book was one of the first that put a child at the centre of the story and was intended as an enjoyable story for children rather than to make a moral point. The story originated on a Summer’s day when Lewis told a story to little girl called Alice as they travelled down the river near Oxford.

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To commemorate the Alice in Wonderland book, sellers on Etsy, an online creative market place, have designed art & gifts. In the story, Alice encounters The Playing Cards painting the roses in the Queen’s garden red.  Ann-Marie has incorporated this extract into a paper rose printed with the text. Paper Tree now has an Etsy shop which sells a limited selection of our designs.

Alice in Wonderland Rose

‘Would you tell me,’ said Alice, a little timidly, ‘why you are painting those roses?’ Five and Seven said nothing, but looked at Two. Two began in a low voice, ‘Why the fact is, you see, Miss, this here ought to have been a red rose-tree, and we put a white one in by mistake; and if the Queen was to find it out, we should all have our heads cut off, you know.

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