Monday, March 16, 2009

{a tale of two rabbits}

Once upon a time, there was a young lady who after browsing many blogs, and seeing all the wonderful Easter decor displayed throughout, caught a slight case of Spring Fever. Not the Spring "cleaning" kind of fever, heaven's no...this is a fairy tale, not one of horror! But the "decorating for Spring" fever. So, she looked high and she looked low, but being the scatterbrain that she was, could not find her decorations from the past season anywhere. She vowed not to purchase one thing, in hopes that her decorations would magically appear, but alas, they did not! So off to Big Lots she went. Just for a few goodies to tide her over until the MIA stash turned up.
She found two little faux chocolate rabbits, that cost a mere $1.50. Oh, what a bargain! But the sweet little brown bunnies wore collars of pink ribbons. Being that she was not a "pastel'ly" type of gal, she adorned them with polka dots in whimsical black and white.

But after tying one ribbon short and then another quite long, she decided the longer was much more befitting and fun.....

...and gaily clothed them both in extravagant amounts of ribbon for such dear little guys,

... then tucked them amidst a make-shift Easter vignette.
Also adding to the collection of new, a cute festive green porcelain basket....
...topped with a petite shiny rabbit peeking into chocolate kisses galore!
But it didn't end there, ....one more addition, a white plaster rabbit to brighten the dining room with his sweet pot of daisies.


And so, for less than $20, the young lady had brought the freshness of spring into her home and was satisfied for the time being, but not giving up on her search, oh no!
....off they went to look some more,
The Two Rabbits {and I}!

"There is no failure except in no longer trying." ~Elbert Hubbard
The End!

~Rhonda :)

32 comments:

Darlene said...

I LOVE your little story. The items you have purchased are just too CUTE!!! I LOVE all of them! I need to get out my Easter decorations....I think it is time!♥ Oh, and I do hope you find where you stored your Easter items from years past.

Deb said...

Cute story, and precious bunnies. I love spring decorations! Yours are lovely. Deb

Amelia said...

Love those choc bunnies. The bows just put them over the top....will have to see if our Big Lots has them..but I think different things to different size stores.

Enjoy the week!

imjacobsmom said...

No luck yet, I see - but I did find my chocolate. I went to Target to buy Hershey's & Dove eggs and had "sticker shock". What used to be 2/$4 is now 2/$7 ON SALE! I bought them anyway....I needed the chocolate to console me - Boo Hoo! Our Big Lots folded, it wasn't as nice as everyone else's I have been reading about. Maybe Jacob and I will travel "outside of my 5 mile comfort zone" tomorrow and visit the one in Brooklyn Center. I want some of those chocolate bunnies! I hope you find what you are looking for! ~ Robyn

Smilingsal said...

I gotta run to Big Lots!

Shelia said...

And everyone lived happily ever after! Loved this, Rhonda! I'm so glad you got spring fever and decided to go buy more little springness for your home! Everything looks so sweet. I love that little bowl with the bunny trying so hard to climb inside!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;) ...the end :)

Susan said...

I love that! Are you sure those aren't real chocolate? They look good enough to eat!

Margie said...

The faux chocolate bunnies certainly are "sweet" with their new polka dot ribbons! But I simply adore that little chubby bunny climbing up the green bowl! What a cutie pie he is! All your spring-y decorations are just lovely! I hope you find your MIA decorations soon!

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

I LOVE your chocolate bunnies, I might just have to go to Big Lots...

Beth at Aunties said...

I enjoyed your story and it is time to go find mine....Do you lend your bunnies out?
Wait, I think I'll head over to Big Lots tomorrow and see what I can find! It all looks charming. I am glad you are feeling better!

Joanna said...

Thank you for coming by and leaving me a sweet comment.

I love your little bunnies and your spring decor!

Kim's Treasures said...

I love your bunnies! Especially the white one with the daisies! Your house is looking so springy!

ksarra said...

Your bunny post is just adorable. I've been looking for those cute little faux chocolate rabbits. Your spring touches made me smile.

Melissa Miller said...

~AWWW!
Rhonda you are so talented at poetry and decorating.

This is such a cute post!

I think your new rabbits are precious.
Love the polka-dot ribbon.

Thank you very much for your kind comments this evening regarding my hubby.
I really appreciate your support.

You're right New River Pottery was such a good source of home decor' items.
It's going to be missed.

Have a wonderful evening.
~Melissa :)

PS Your new blog dress is darling and so welcoming. Love it!

nikkicrumpet said...

How adorable! And those faux chocolate bunnies with their new classy ribbons are just the cutest things! Of course that little bunny peeking at the kisses is pretty dang cute too! Ya did good!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This was such a fun post! Loved your fairytale, and I'm so glad it wasn't about spring cleaning (you're right that would be a horror story). Your Easter decor is wonderful, and what great deals! How pretty that you dressed those bunnies up with the ribbon. laurie

Joy said...

Love the fairy tale and the cute decorations!
Goodness! Is it already time for me to be getting out my Easter decor?!?! Where does the time go?

A Hint of Home said...

Cute, cute story and fun post. All your decor is fresh, springy and so cute. You got some good deals.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Well Rhonda, you are quite creative, talented and even poetic! Love the bunnies, the new additions, and your poetic renderings of your spring decorating! Love it. Hope your day was wonderful!
blessings,
Debbie

onlymehere said...

Oh, oh, you're in trouble now. You bought TWO RABBITS! You know how fast they multiply! I foresee that soon your home will be overflowing with bunnies!! LOL!

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Rhonda! What an adorable post!!! I love your new additions! Those bunnies are making me want chocolate and its only 6:30am!!!lol Love the polka dots of course and the bunny on your dining room table is Just Enough! Now I was planning on cleaning today but Big Lots sounds sooo much better! Now I'll bet all your MIA's will turn up to join in!!!lol Have a great day and thanks for your understanding comment on my last post! Have a Fun day dear - Sincerely, Jeannette

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Rhonda,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such sweet comments on my projects~Thank you!

Your story is cute, as cute as those chocolate bunnies you found! I love them with the black and white polka dot ribbon. Your larger white rabbit looks perfect on your dining room table too *smiles*

Monogram Queen said...

I have a rabbit like that I got at Cracker Barrell two years ago. Looks SO real! I love your decor.

Bo said...

Hi Rhonda...cute story! I have some of those chocolate bunnies from Big Lots, but I wasn't clever enough to dress mine up like you did...I hope you are having a sweet St. Pat's Day! ;-) Bo

Vee said...

Love those faux chocolate rabbits...very suave. Hope you find your other Easter decorations!

Painter's Place said...

These decorations are TOO cute! Luv them...

tardevil said...

I think we all need to add "a few" new things to our decor each year! Especially like the chocolate rabbits! ;)

Pearl said...

You know how I love a Fairy Tale with a Happy Ending!

Maybe those "Chocolate" Bunnies will hop up to my house... tee~heee!

It all looks wonderful...
God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~

Pearl

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Everything is adorable, and especially those chocolate bunnies!

Vanilla Lavender said...

Hello!!! I love the bunnies!! Adorable!! Hugs, Vanessa

The Berry's Patch said...

Cute bunnies! I love bunnies and have many running around the house right now. :-)

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