Thursday, December 4, 2014

A Theatre Production

Welcome to the debut Theatre Presentation,
and 'Once Upon a December' premier:

~ "The Christmas Dream" ~

You have your ticket, so please take a seat and enjoy the show!


Scene 1
"Monica Mouse's Dream"

It was Christmas Eve, and young Monica Mouse snuggled into bed and

of Beautiful Gowns and Crowns

and the
S T A G E 

~ For she loved to act and sing and dance and perform acrobatic feats ~


Scene 2
"Princess Monique and Prince Manchester Mouse"


Scene 3
"The Show Begins!"


Scene 4
{ extraordinaire }


Scene 5
" M O U S E V A L I A "

{ super extra extraordinaire! }

Monique's stunts were amazing and the horses put on a gorgeous show!!!

It was a WINTER WONDERLAND  and the audience shouted "ENCORE!!!!!"

"Thank you!  Thank you!" Monique exclaimed,
"It has been a pleasure being here with you all!!!"


~ The End ~


Please visit the other bloggers that are participating in these
Christmas Theatre Presentations!

Beginning the morning of Friday December 5 
and running for the next 2 weeks


Dore' of Burlap Luxe

Merry Christmas to All!!!
~ Violet ~


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Violet! I had to scroll down again and again.. What a production this was...BRAVO!!!!
Scene 5 was just the topper... I giggled and giggled. Your mice are amazing... Have you been needle felting? WOW!
Thank you for the wonderful show.
Bebe and I enjoyed it so much.

Méa Strauß said...

Ohhhh, HOW you did that!! Sooooooo sweet! I shared it on my Blog as well as Anitas doing - you are sooooooooooo cute, this is soooooooooooo sweet, I am completely flashed :))
Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugs to you, a I am so up and about now, thank you, thank you, thank you, I LOVE it!!!
Especially your who-is-who at the end :))
Ah, yes, almost forgot, this was Méa

Méa Strauß said...

Violet, I almost fainted of laughter, as my daughter´s comments were "Ohhhhhhh, ahhhhhhh, soooooo, sweeeeeeeet" and my older sons: "That mouse needs a bit shaving on her arms",
Hugs again, had to share that with you, your Méa

Burlap Luxe said...

Bravo, bravo dear violet.
It was truly magical here, I adore the opera then the acrobats were amazingly produced, and her paper crown? Would it have been anything but paper of ephemera beauty.
Clever, clever lady you are, and to display it in a cabinet of storage use of beauty sigh! Violet, I can see you leaving this open for show all through the holidays, your visitors, and family will be entertained with holiday intrigue, I know I sure was.

Hope to see you soon.



Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OHHHHHHHH OK, wait....

I need to come back. You know my dilemma today; I have to leave this house at 6:00am, then I won't be back until 9:30 or even later. HOWEVER, like a naughty kid at Christmas time, I just had to take a PEEK at my "Christmas gifts" and visit you and the others...I am floored.

VIOLET, woman, you are too, too funny. You are brilliant, you wrapped this show together so beautifully, and all the hats you wear as lighting manager, stage manager, producer, director, casting agent, COSTUME DESIGNER and even HORSE TRAINER? Talk about wearing many hats! You have dazzled us. I am coming back, and again and again.

Thank you for coming to mine; a bit subdued and maybe off track from the others, but the Sweet Harmony is the internal message of my post, for doing this knowing you and the others were also preparing something sent a wave of collaboration over me.

Oh the fun....I WILL BE BACK OH GREAT ONE! You are up for an Oscar Meyer Wiener award (that is produced by Tea Rat) teeee


Victoria said...

I popped over here from Dore's blog, this is so lovely!!! I had some little mice when I lived in England but sadly, I don't know what became of them:( You are so very talented and funny too!

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

So INCREDIBLY FUN, Violet!!! I love the artists expression. Perfection. And Monique's dream is so much better than Clara's from 'The Nutcracker'. Magnifique. Bravo!!!!!

Kizzy Von Doll said...

This is so wonderful...I want to come over and this so much!! What an amazing full of hopes and dreams. Beautiful :)))) xxx

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Violet, Thank you so much for coming over to see my angels completion... You very kind words are really appreciated.
Oh Violet, I am so sorry to hear this news about your cherished companion. My heart is with you, I will say a prayer.
love and blessings,

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

So delightful and amusing.
A tale to delight the soul and your figures (mice) are just perfect.
Thanks for sharing your creativity, humour and talent...

Junkchiccottage said...

Sooooooo sweet. I am loving seeing all your creative souls and your lovely theatre productions. So enchanting and fun. Beautiful. Bravo.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Bonjour Violet mon amie and not my sweet Violet mouse!
Your presentation was enchanting, I delighted in each and every photograph of the adorable story line of Monique and Manchester. Bravo, bravo a magical play.
I really enjoyed seeing how you redesigned your cabinet into a charming theatre, very clever. I had so much fun participating in this linked together art of play.
Lots of happiness, love and play!

Jeanne said...

Followed here from Castles Crowns & Cottages... and I have to say I got SO into the production I had a happy tear at the end! This totally made my day! Bravo!

Botanic Bleu said...

Wonderful opening night of your talented Monique's theater production.... I love all of her costumes! And her horse tricks!


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Every moment I scrolled down was a tickle in my side. Monique is my kind of mouse. Fearless, innovative, takes the initiative (move ova, Manchester dear) and she is the focus of the show.

I see so many details here that I must inquire about. THOSE TINY LITTLE GIFTS in the little crystal bowl under the mantle...wherever did Monique obtain those! And Vincent Van Fox....he is quite the "magician" with the camera or paintbrush to capture their likenesses so well on the canvas! (DO NOT TELL ME you actually painted those? Yet, I wouldn't be surprised, yet still in awe!)

Then LA PIÈCE DE RESISTANCE: Monique on horseback for Mousevalia. Her upsidedown stunts remind me of when I used to do this on my swing, imagining I was on a white horse....see? We live TWICE UPON A TIME when we create.

I am giddy with joy. Thank you dear friend for reminding me that JOY IS NEW every morning. We work in Sweet Harmony with our creator every moment that we spread the love.

Thank you.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I'm back Violet to soak up your magical play. The time and love poured into your presentation is so crystal clear and greatly enjoyed and appreciated. Thanks for stopping back to visit mouse Violet and friends. What is it with these adorable mice?!!! Can't get enough of them. My gang seems to love the Gyspy vests I made them and at first mouse Violet was afraid my best would appear she was wearing a bra! I reassured her I would make it oversized for her petite frame and she was happy. Geez Mice are so opinionated aren't they!!!! I hope I don't regret tearing into one of my favorite scarfs to make theatre drapes!!!
It was a blast joining in on the theatre presentations, thanks for your wonderful play!
Oh my other mouse is named Vera in memory of my Mom who I was named after.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OK, here I am again. I cannot get enough of those stunts on the horse. teeeeee

Ruben howled at the photo of Monique seeing her image in the little mirror; we both just enjoyed ourselves ONCE AGAIN or rather, Twice upon a time here at your post dear one.

THE LIGHTING...I tell ya; you have mastered the seizing of the sun. Who can do that? Anyone like you who waits for the right moment to freeze into a memorial of magic.

And Tea Rat is in love. Yep, once again that rat has a new lady love (though he is forever in love with Miss Moussie, the Dutchess's little mouse!) but he says, any mouse that can do a backward run on the back of a speeding stallion is HIS kind of woman. Voilà~


The Dutchess said...


Thank you for your imagination..we need you !!


A Joyful Cottage said...

Monica's dream is fantastical! I want to lie down in a bed like hers and dream of the dashing Prince Manchester and have my portrait painted by the suave Vincent van Fox. To ride a beautiful white horse and do amazing stunts. You are so creative, and I love your sense of humor. I so enjoyed the productions all of you put on for us this weekend. Thank you! ~ Nancy

lynn said...

so enchanting! love scene 5 esp.:) amazing production, violet!

Angie at Home said...

OMG == amazing -- and the winter wonderland scene stole my heart. I'm gathering my sisters to show them these magical creations..... perhaps we can create something next year.

Happy Holidays...


Debbie said...

Oh my...this was precious!
The stunts on horseback gave me the giggles. You did a fine job putting this together.
Loved it!

Julia said...

Me ha encantado tu post, tienes cosas muy interesantes, felicidades por tu bloc. Te invito a visitar el mio, esta semana ponemos espíritu navideño en el exterior, espero que te guste. Ah! Si no eres seguidora deseo que te hagas, gracias por visitarme.Te espero en

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

teeehee....I love coming back for more and more of MONIQUE the magnificent mousevalia performer!!!!!

Dearest friend,thank you for coming by to visit. This is a wildly fun time to take up our hours, but thank you for visiting. When I think of how LOVE came wrapped up in the swaddling cloths of human flesh so that we could wear eternal robes of light, it just makes me want to SING!!!!!!!!!