Thursday, April 21, 2011

I Love You to the Moon and Back


In a post a few weeks ago I mentioned that I had an extensive bunny collection.  Some of them stay out all year long, others only make an appearance when Peter Cottontail comes to town at Easter time.

Today's post is dedicated to just a few of my favorites, besides the Beatrix Potter figurines that I showed you here.

See that cute carrot above, well it was a gift from my good friend Doug Vogel.  When we had lunch with Ms. M recently, he brought me a little gift, the darling carrot and...




This adorable bunny which holds it!  Doug and his wife Joan are such nice people to have lunch with, and the bunny was just an added bonus!!  Thank you Doug and Joan!

I'm sure Doug and the others at Studio Three Flowers are all going a little crazy right now trying to fill Easter orders, but if you live in Charles County and still haven't gotten yours yet, be sure to give them a call.  Their website doesn't do them justice, they have really wonderful things and gorgeous arrangements, so if you live in the area, pop in and see for yourself...and no I don't get compensated for saying that, I just truly love their work!




I love blue and white together, and this little bunny has been part of my collection for a very long time.




Some of my most prized bunnies are from the worlds largest and oldest porcelain manufacturers, Herend.   I have a few of these, which were given to me by my children for birthdays or mother's day via Mr. Tide because they were little, and I love them!




They are tiny, at just a little over an inch tall, but their "fishnet" pattern and gold adornments make them so special.  These, along with another one I have, stay out year round because I just love to look at them!




This Baccarat crystal bunny is another very special piece.  It was a gift my husband picked up for me in Paris.  When I see it in my glass fronted cabinet, it reminds me of him and makes me smile!




My mother is the one who got me addicted to chalkware!  I blame her for the next set of bunnies.  I have several others too, and they were made by a local woman who does a beautiful job of creating these using old European chocolate molds.

The dancing rabbits figurine above was actually one of the pieces I inherited from my mother, and I love how sweet these two bunnies look as they stare lovingly into each others eyes.  Mr. Tide and I do this daily! ;-)




This little guy, pulling a wagon load of eggs, was one of the first ones I purchased.




And I just love the muted but vibrant colors found on this one.




I even have bunny candles, like this little bunny who is popping out of a cracked egg!




Some bunnies are more special than others, and this one is another favorite.  It was made by my mother who loved to do needlework.  The little basket holds tiny little eggs, and I love how she is clutching a little carrot!




This little cabbage holding bunny was another piece I inherited from my parents.  It's made of felted wool and I love the delicate little cabbage.  At the risk of sounding like a broken record...it's one of my favorites too...are we beginning to see a pattern here?   I love bunnies!




And last, but certainly not least is this little cutie.  A gift from my sweet daughter Anglefish, it is the palest of pinks and everything about it says Happy Easter and welcome Spring!

So there you have it, some of my favorite bunnies...I told you I had WAY too many, but I won't part with any of them, I love them all!!!

Did anyone get the title reference?

Finally I have something I can link to the beautiful Chania's blog Razmataz for her weekly Friday Photo Challenge!  Woohoo...to see more Easter lovelies visit her blog by clicking HERE!

30 comments:

  1. nice collection...i especially the the chalkware ones.....and in your header the green bunny is that fiesta ware? love that also

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  2. Who doesn't love a bunny? Your collection is charming and so personal...thanks for sharing it!
    Happy Easter!
    :)

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  3. Kat, such a cute collection. I think I only have four. One ceramic, two stone and one stuffed that my grandmother made when I was pregnant the first time.

    Have a very Happy Easter!

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  4. The candle of the cracked egg... so unique and darling.

    DI

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  5. of course..read to my daughter a zillion times

    now our exchange is
    her " love you to the moon..."
    me " infinity"

    wonderful collection :D

    xx
    z

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  6. Love your bunnies Kat. I have a bunny too but he lives in the vegetable patch!

    xo kelley

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  7. What a great collection! I also have tons of bunnies, I think they multiply on their own. I just posted about them! LOL!!! You should hop on over when you have a moment and check them out!

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  8. Funny bunnies! I think the top one is my favourite Kat! Happy Easter!

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  9. I drooled over your Beatrix Potter collection Kat and now I am even more awe struck with your latest group of gorgeous bunnies. Makes me want to go out now and starting collecting! ;)Sharyne

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  10. Love your bunnies! The felted wool one is my favorite!

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  11. Oh my Kat, you have the prettiest of things. My boys have even 'awww-ed' over your lovelies this morning! We are all sitting on the couch eating nut free chocolate for breakfast, visiting Easter bloggys! A-M xx

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  12. What a great collection of bunnies. I collect them too but only if they are unusual and grab my attention. I think that you have some really unique rabbits. Be careful, you know they multiply! LOL!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  13. Your bunny collection is so beautiful,filled with sweet memories and reminders of loved ones. That, to me, is a perfect collection. :) I love that book too and read it many times to my daughter, she just loved it as well. :)
    I hope you are doing well and having a good week!
    Hugs to you my friend!!
    XO

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  14. Cute, cute, cute — each and everyone!

    Now wasn't that the last line in a children's book about a father and son, who just so happened to be — BUNNIES! I don't remember the name, something like, "Do you know how much I love you?"

    Old, feeble brain, lol.

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  15. Kat, You have some adorable bunnies. I really like the one in your header too. I hope you have a wonderful Easter.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  16. I read that book eleventy thousand times. The fish net bunnies are so sweet. I love your vast collection. Happy Easter. ♥O

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  17. No...I'm always the last one to 'get something'! But I love the bunny pulling the wagon...the next one with muted colors AND the candle! You really have so many cute bunnies! Enjoy your weekend! ♥

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  18. Hey Kat! How are you doing? I am sooo behind on blog reading but just wanted to stop in and say hi as I was thinking of you! Every time I walk by that gallery in CW I think of you.

    That carrot is fabulous, by the way!

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  19. This is the most darling collection ever, Kat!
    And so beautifully photographed, too.

    Happy Easter, my friend!
    Anne

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  20. You have a wonderful collection!

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  21. Yes, I got it
    right away : )
    We say it all the
    time in our house!
    Love your collection.
    My daughter gets a
    bunny every year in
    her basket. I'd
    love to grace it
    with a Herend, some
    year!!
    xx Suzanne

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  22. Oh my Kat- even more beautiful bunnies! I am still drooling over the last ones! You really do have a fabulous collection. Gotta love that little carrot and cutesy bunny! Spring is definitely the theme at your house!

    I've been researching your Beatrix Potter bunnies- OMG- I hope you have them insured! They are on my "covet" list!
    Vicki

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  23. This is the first time I have seen a Herend (I have heard of them though). Beautiful! And I really heart your crystal bunny, but maybe just a little more because it's from Paris! Happy Easter Kat! xo ~Lili

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  24. What a beautiful collection, Kat...each with it's own special memory...lovely photographs, too!

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  25. You have very cool bunnies...not your "run of the mill" variety. What a wonderful collection!

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  26. Kat,
    I know the quote. I wrote it down many years ago and found it years later taped up on Chickie's bedroom wall.
    What book does it come from????
    Love the bunnies.

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  27. Wow! Lovely bunnies and I am loving the chalkware ones the most. I believe a home never has too many bunnies. :) Happy Easter! Kit

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