Saturday, March 31, 2007

Spring 2007

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!


Connie said...

Well your house is definitely ready for the bunny now. It looks just lovely.

So sad your hubby will be away for his birthday but I don't think men mind as much as we do. My Rob would just require a Singapore CAKE. Has to have his Birthday cake...

Hope you are doing well. Take care.

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

What beautiful spring pictures Rosa! I love how those those little bunnies look on your table :)


"Early Bird" said...

I don't do a lot of Easter decorating...but I do love to have something new as tradition.
Your lilac is beautiful, I didn't know the white did not smell...bummer!
Enjoy your lusious looking plums!
Happy early birthday to your hub!

Susie said...

Love all your Easter decor! It's very springy..
Lilacs are my very favorite, but I didn't know the white ones had no scent. Wonder why???
Happy Birthday to your hubby..

Linda said...

I love your Easter decorations. I don't have one thing. I am missing that type of gene, I guess, but I love looking at what others do.

Mom Called Me Sadie said...

Your home always looks so festive. I need more Easter stuff!

Beth said...

Awhhhh,,I do Love the Bunnies!! Oh and I loved your London Box too! Forgot to say that in the other comment. I didn't even decorate for Easter,,what a deadbeat,,lol.



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