Friday, March 26, 2010

Bunny Tea for Two

I'm working on my easter dining table for next week. Till then I thought I'd add a bunny or 3 to mine and Tommy's afternoon tea.  I need to take a moment to say how grateful I am for a tolerant, fun loving husband.
  He's never once asked me why I need to play with displays or dishes or rearranging the home a gazillion times.
Maybe he appreciates the fact I do it on a serious budget..Still though , he just smiles and says how pretty everything is.  I am blessed and I just want to acknowledge that fact..

I'm joining in with Cindy at Show and Tell Friday. Click on her link to see all the lovely creations of other who have joined the party.  You'll love all the eye candy and creativity you'll find at their sites.

I'm also linking to The Vintage Easter Blog Hop on March 28th hosted by Joan at The Potting Shed - Anything Goes Here

I saw a basket with ribbon in one of the 100 advertisement sites that come through my email and just had to try it. Mine didnt turn out as pretty as theirs but its cute , so I'm happy. I found the small brown bunnies at the dollar store and couldnt reisist their cute faces. My pal Lori gave me a lap quilt for christmas, with purple and lavendar in it so I used it to cover the table. Thanks Lori~!
Lamp was a thrift store find for 2.00. Someone did great painting it and making that shade.
Theres a rooster under those donut holes that match the little plate , teacups and sausers .  Thats one of the perks of there only being the two of us. At goodwill or other thrift stores I find just a few pieces of what once ,must have been a whole set, but a few pieces are all we need and it keeps me from having to build on another room to store all those extra DISHES , lol....
Not sure we should eat those eggs.. I dotted them with a permanant felt tip marker- then boiled them in strong tea to get the color I wanted.  I didnt take photos of the mcdonald badgTommy brought in for our lunch:-)
I'm pretty sure everyone knows what that looks like.
These bunnies make me giggle. They were the perfect size to sit in that 50 cent basket from goodwill. I had the flowers in my stash so I only had to buy the roll of ribbon.  We always have a momma and baby bunnies in the backyard in late spring , but these will do until the real ones show up.I get such great joy out of watching the real bunnies hop across my yard and over to my neighbors. That's just proof about the little things in life bringing happiness.  I find as I get older it doesnt take as much to make me happy as it used to.
Bunnies, birdhouses and little rooster dishes, Oh My:)
Tommy and I had a wonderful chat at tea time as we looked out the patio door and discussed what we'd be doing in the backyard this year. We decided on 4 new trees and an azalea bed, on the patio door side of the house.  Lucky for me he loves digging, mulching and playing out in the yard. I have no doubt whatever he does will be a joy to behold and I will be very grateful all over again.
Thank you all so much for stopping in to see our tea time table. We love having you stop by for a visit.
Hopefully I'll get the Dining table done by tuesday. I wanted the light fixture changed by then but sometimes I cant get everything I want done, done:-)
 I want to wish everyone a magnificent Friday and a wonderful weekend.
 See ya Tuesday~!!!
Have a "Sonny" Day

44 comments :

  1. Beautiful table setting, Sonny. Love, love those little bunnies nesting in the basket. Have a great day!
    Robin

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  2. LOVE the basket with the bunnies!!! So darling.

    Easter Egg Cup Collection is My show n tell Stop by if you can.


    Have a glorious weekend.

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  3. Beautiful as always, Sonny. Tommy is just as lucky as you are
    xoxo Pattie

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  4. I like the quilt idea for the table topper, very creative. I'm heading to the donut store now.

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  5. Mornin' my friend...

    Oooh...what a pretty tea table...I love it!!! I love your bunny basket...it's very pretty and as soon as I seen it, I knew exactly which idea photo you had used for inspiration! I think it turned out fabulous, my friend! Love that pretty lavender quilt...great color of Spring/Easter!!! Beautifully done, Sonny!!!

    Girl, the Lord gave me the bestest husband too! Like yours, my honey never says a thing about all of my "playing house"...and always compliments what I do! He just stands back and watches me and says, "Oh, you are just so cute!" Hehe! I am thankful!!!

    Have a fabulous weekend, Darlin'!
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  6. That is fabulous! I love the touch of ribbon in the greens, the rooster plate is way too cute. Have a wonderful weekend Sonny!

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  7. That is an adorable little set up you put together, I love your bunnies!

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  8. FAB-U-LOUS!! Gorgeous displays...magical!!
    Kiki~

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  9. What a lovely hubby your Tommy is, Sonny! Love your tablescape. Great find on the lamp and basket. I like the florals and greenery you added to the basket, and the way you did the ribbon on the handle. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Your table is stunning. I love everything about it. The baskets, flowers, birdhouse, lamp, bunnies and of course the roosters. You did an amazing job. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  11. I always look forward to your afternoon teas. Everything is so adorable.

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  12. Sonny, I love your little table all done up with the cutest of bunnies. I am going to have to go to the dollar store now. You always put the cutest table together. My husband is like yours and appreciates what I do and understands that I have to change things up. He has his car hobby and I have the decor of the house.

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  13. Love your display...very springlike. I love the ivy lampshade. I used to have an all ivy bathroom. It was gorgeous.....I still love the ivy!

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  14. Sonny, I love your pair of bunnies peeking out of the greenery. What a lucky find at the thrift shop!
    Thanks for stopping in at Applejack Lane. I appreciate your visit.

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  15. Hi Sonny,
    Love your tea time table, very pretty. The bunnies in a basket are so cute and made me smile too. Nice lamp too. Neat idea of what you did to the Easter Eggs as well. Very pretty birdhouse too, I love birdhouses. I agree with you, it doesn't take much to make me happy these days either, the simple things are always the best.
    Nice your hubby likes to work in the yard, bet it will be beautiful.
    Have a great weekend,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  16. Love your basket. Its so cute, especially with those adorable bunnies. I'll have me some of those donut holes so I can see the roosters better. You're so lucky that your hubby loves digging in the yard.

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  17. well, you've done it again! tea time looks so cozy. glad you've been able to find a happy place for the quilt. looks lovely there. looking forward to your easter table! hugs
    lori

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  18. Hi Sonny, so nice to meet you. What a great vignette you've put together. Love the bunnies in the basket. Yeah for thrifting. really pretty and Spring-y!
    Debra

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  19. How beautiful!!! I want to come to YOUR house for tea!!! Your husband is blessed to have a wife with a gift for creating such beauty... I am inspired.

    Blessings,
    Kimberlynn

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  20. What a darling table! I love it - so springy and cheerful. Well done! Linda

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  21. What a precious table!! You did a great job!! I love the little bunnies in the basket and your eggs are so cute too!!

    Your hubby sounds like mine- my is he a blessing! He just helped me raise the buffet I got for a song so it would fit over the radiator- I think I will like it even if it is a little higher then normal!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  22. That is adorable! Love the basket! We have tons of azaleas and they bloom at different times so it's like two-three months of blooms. I can't wait to "Play" in the yard either! We had frost last night though and just barely a bud.

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  23. This is such a beautiful homage to Spring!

    I can't wait to go back and read some of your previous posts...I am loving this pretty blog!

    Thanks for visiting-so nice to "meet" you!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  24. I love your vignette and I think your basket is beautiful (I may have to borrow that idea ;) for my Easter basket) and your bunnies...adorable!
    Wishes for a blessed Easter!
    Joyce

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  25. Oh I love your table setting. Even the donuts are divine looking. :) The bunnies are so perfect in your pretty ribbon basket. They look happy there.

    Happy Easter Greetings!

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  26. I am humbled by all these lovely words and sweet compliments. Let me say here, YES, by all means, if you see anything you like and want to duplicate or an idea you'd like to use and make even better, please do so and I DONT need any credit, so no worries there. Just go right ahead and create to your sweet hearts content and know that whether I get to see it or not, I'm smiling and thrilled you added beauty to your home and happiness to your heart..
    I go to Home Shows, Builders meetings, Gallaries, Furniture Showrooms,Furniture Workshops, Fabric stores and workrooms and others places I cant think of to mention right this minute. I'm only 20 miles from High Point NC and I get lots of great ideas and tips from all those folks as well as other bloggers who are far better at decor than I. Sharing these ideas in photos and hopefully adding just a little joy to your life is why I'm here.. As I have said so many times, Without You, there would be no reason for me to post...
    Its my sincere hope that the LIGHT of LOVE, HAPPINESS and GOOD HEALTH shines brightly in your life Today and Everyday..

    Sonny

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  27. Hi Sonny,
    What beautiful Easter decorations you have! I love all of the bunnies.
    Your blog is lovely as well. I can't wait to come back and catch up! Have a great day.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda
    Alabaster Rose Designs & 15 Bella Vie

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  28. What a beautiful tea! That was a great idea having a tea. I love your basket it turned out great. I saw those bunnies at the Dollar Store and I was impressed with them too.

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  29. These are some of the prettiest decorations I've seen today, Sonny! That basket of bunnies is just gorgeous, but my favorite thing is the egg that you dyed. I love that idea, and it turned out so pretty. Proof that Easter eggs definitely don't need to be pastel colored at all!
    Happy Easter!
    Carol

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  30. Hello Sonny,
    thank you for your visit and nice comment!
    Your tea table is decorated to perfection, love those cute bunnies, the basket you made and the birdhouse, especially.
    Happy Easter,
    Monica.

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  31. Thank you so much for following me! I also added myself on as a follower to your blog:) I love what you said about your hubby...that was very sweet and I'm lucky enough to have a man who has the same attitude:)

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  32. Are you also "SavanahsBabies"??? I think so - - - but I'm not sure.

    Anyway, if your are, you just signed up today to follow my blog. I LOVE all bloggy followers and try really hard to acknowledge and thank them!!!

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  33. Love your tea party set-up, lovely!!
    thanks for sharing
    happy spring
    michele

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  34. I love your vignette but what is really funny is that it looks like my first photo on today's post. I have a round table, placed in the corner of the room, in front of a window on one side and a pass through door from dining room to pantry. I have a bunny and bird having lunch. I just thought it was so funny that our staged photos look similar.

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  35. OOH! I love the dotted tea-dyed egg. Beautiful table. :)

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  36. Ohhh...it's so cute and charming!! What a pretty tea party...like eating in a green house!
    Warmly,
    Tracey
    x0x
    P.S. You did a great job on the basket!!

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  37. yup...my little pom is Willy Wonka Pea Doodle, he is a handsome 15 years old.
    thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Michele

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  38. Thank you so much for stopping by my site today and especially for leaving a comment. Making new blogging friends is always fun and always welcomed.

    Your table is beautiful and it's easy to see you have a talent for decorating! I love it all!

    I couldn't agree more that the older I get, the less it takes to make me happy. It's the simple things that make me smile. There certainly are some advantages to getting older!

    Take care and have a great week!
    Linda

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  39. Hi Sonny, I tried emailing a response to you but it just went to 'noreplyatlogspot' or something like that so here it is:

    Just wanted to personally thank you for your sweet comment...made me feel so good. Also wanted to let you know I really enjoy your blog! I love your latest tablescape for Spring in the black, white & green. I visited again last night (after commenting) and again today. It's really lovely!

    Smiles to you~

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  40. Such a pretty display, I think you did a great job with the ribbon on the basket. And the egg is fantastic, you are very creative.

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  41. Absolutely delightful!

    Great post.

    Smiles ~ Ramona

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  42. Hi Sonny, So nice to meet you - you have a very nice blog and some great ideas for putting vignettes together. This tablescape you've created is adorable and I love the egg you decorated.
    I see you've been visiting some of the same people that are either my followers or whom I follow. Great minds think alike? *grin* Hope you'll stop back by again someday. I know I'll be back to visit. ~ Sue

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