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Decorating Disney

I recently started a photography project that has me publishing one photo per day on my personal Tumblr.  Today, I’m catching up on some personal projects in our home office.  This is one of my favorite places to be as I find it both cozy and stimulating.  These Alice in Wonderland plush that sit beside me are my photo inspiration for today.

Tea Party

I never intentionally picked themed pieces for this room, but I’m definitely attracted to the colorful and whimsical.  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is one of my favorite books, and the 1951 Alice in Wonderland is my favorite Disney animated feature.  The chair that these little guys sit on is more than a little Mad Tea Party, which is probably at least part of what attracted me to it.  The same goes for our bookcases, which I backed with flamingo wallpaper.

Flamingo Bookcases

Do you have any Disney touches in your home, be they subtle allusions or overt splashes like mine?

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Totoro Pop Tarts

I’m taking some liberty with today’s “Life Imitates the Art of Disney” installment.  As the Walt Disney Company is Studio Ghibli’s distributor in the USA, I think I’m allowed.  Let’s just call today’s post “Life Imitates the Art of Disney Ghibli.”

Totoro Pop Tarts

Today we’re visiting the YouTube channel of kawaiisweetworld, who teaches us how to make Totoro Pop Tarts!  This is both easy and adorable.  Watch her tutorial below:

 

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Happy Birthday, Walt Disney

In honor of what would have been Walt’s 112th birthday, we thought we’d show you some of the coolest Disney-inspired birthday cakes from around the web.

Lion King Up Fantasia Monsters Inc. Lady and the Tramp

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Injuries in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland cast, as seen on a young guest in Epcot.

Alice in Wonderland cast, as seen on a young guest in Epcot.

On our last visit to Walt Disney World, I met a teenage guest in Epcot who shared my love of Alice in Wonderland (1951).  She had broken her ankle shortly before her family’s vacation, and she decided that she wouldn’t let being wheelchair-bound and in a leg cast impair her enjoyment of the parks.  Her artistic sister helped her to cover every inch of the cast with characters from the movie, and they were nice enough to talk with me about it and let me take a quick photo for my scrapbook.  I hope that the cheerful artwork helped her keep a positive attitude, and that she had a speedy recovery!

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Monsters, Inc. Bento

More for the “Life Imitates the Art of Disney” file: this adorable Monsters, Inc. bento was featured today on cutestfoods.com.  Julie at Cutest Foods curates a daily collection of the most adorable culinary delights on the Web, and many of them have a Disney twist.  I’m sure this won’t be the last time you see her postings here.

This adorable bento box featuring Mike and Sully from Monsters, Inc. would be a great lunchtime surprise for your kids!

This adorable bento box featuring Mike and Sully from Monsters, Inc. would be a great lunchtime surprise for your kids!

Now, isn’t that nicer than the Nemo sushi?

Nemo Sushi

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Alice in Wonderland Style Cookies

My first thought when I saw the below cookies was, “I think I’ve found my next baking project.”

My second thought was, “I want to see more like this!”

So, thanks to the uncredited photo I saw on Tumblr (right), I’ll be starting a new series on this blog, which I’m awkwardly referring to as “Life Imitates the Art of Disney.”  Posts with that tag will be about people who bring the world of Disney into their real-life creative endeavors.

Left: cookies screencaped from Disney's Alice in Wonderland (1951).  Right: eerily similar real-life cookies.  Color me impressed!

Left: cookies screencaped from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (1951). Right: eerily similar real-life cookies. Color me impressed!

On the left is a screencap from Alice in Wonderland (1951).  On the right are some real-life cookies I saw on Tumblr while searching for goodies to hand out as wedding favors.  The attention to detail in recreating the shot is pretty fantastic.  If anybody knows the origin of this photo, I’d love to give credit to the photographer/baker responsible.

 

UPDATE: Many thanks to reader C.A. Stavridis, who appears to have found the original source of these cookies!  Check out the recipe and method of execution for each of the cookies over at Diamonds for Dessert.

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Disney Nail Art

Adorable Pedicure Spotted at Disneyland

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by | June 16, 2012 · 2:35 AM