I see that everyone is way ahead of me in decorating for Easter/spring. I actually had all my decorations in one place this time, so it was easy to pull them out (for a change!). *I am missing, however, some of my dyed eggs. I admit, I haven't looked too hard for them, but it's the colorful polka dot and striped ones that seem to have flown the coop. I did not do any dying this year, not even playful ones. Oh well.
Above is my Muffy and Hoppy collection. I prefer Hoppy, being partial to bunnies. You should see my sister-in-law's collection. I don't even consider mine a collection compared with her sets! I also enjoy collecting these glass bunnies. I have several that I normally fill with my dyed eggs (see above*). Last year, I found these Bethany Lowe paper mache baskets. Aren't they adorable? I may hit the stores after Easter and see if any are on sale.
These are my Gail Pittman bunnies. (She's mostly known for her Southern Living pieces.) There's an outlet in Foley, AL that I visit each time I'm there (about 10 minutes from Fairhope). This is her new bunny for 2007. This is another favorite pieces of hers that I own. I love that Tiffany blue!
Here's a couple of blooms from my lilac bush, another fav. I actually brought two saplings from my mom's huge bushes when we first moved into this house. They are about four feet high now. I think the new watering system will help them out a bit this year. The smell is right up there with the wisteria. I love the smell of lilac so much, I had them in my bridal bouquet, but in white. The white didn't have a speck of a scent! I was disappointed but they were still pretty.
Oh, and plums came in as the fruit of the month from brutha. They're just about gone!
PS The hub is now in Singapore. Tomorrow is his birthday. I hate when he's not in town to celebrate. The last time he was out of town for his birthday, he was in China. I phoned the hotel and wanted to have a bottle of scotch sent to his room (his poison of choice). He was travelling with several comrades so I knew this would make a celebration out of the day. I can't tell you how long that phone call lasted (and how much $$) trying to explain what scotch was and why I wanted to have it sent to his room! I won't do that again! He's on his own, this time. Sorry hub, we'll have to wait until you get home!
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