Saturday, March 7, 2009

HERE COMES PETER COTTON TAIL!

HERE COMES PETER

COTTON TAIL

HOPPIN' DOWN THE BUNNY TRAIL
HIPPITY, HOPPITY, EASTER'S ON IT'S WAY.

BRINGIN' ALL THE GIRLS AND BOYS, BASKETS FULL OF EASTER JOYS.

TO MAKE THEIR EASTER BRIGHT

AND GAY!


HE'S GOT JELLY BEANS FOR TOMMY,
COLORED EGGS FOR SISTER SUE

THERE'S AN ORCHID FOR YOUR MOMMY

AND AN EASTER BONNET TOO.


HERE COMES PETER COTTON TAIL, HOPPIN' DOWN THE BUNNY TRAIL,
HIPPITY HOPPITY, HAPPY EASTER DAY
LOOK AT HIM HOP AND LISTEN TO HIM SAY

"TRY TO DO THE THINGS YOU SHOULD".

MAYBE IF YOU'RE EXTRA GOOD, HE'LL

ROLL LOTS OF EASTER EGGS YOUR WAY


YOU'LL WAKE UP EASTER MORNING, AND YOU'LL KNOW THAT HE WAS THERE,



WHEN YOU FIND THOSE CHOC'LATE BUNNIES THAT HE'S HIDING EVERYWHERE


OH, HERE COMES PETER COTTON TAIL, HOPPING DOWN THE BUNNY TRAIL


HIPPITY HOPPITY,
HAPPY EASTER DAY!


Can you tell I'm getting ready for Easter? I've got more eggs than a chicken farmer and more bunnies than Mr. McGregor's cabbage patch! I have always collected bunnies, and my mother collected them too, so now that I've inherited her bunnies, I may be a little over-populated with rabbits! I'm beginning to wonder if they are doing that "bunny thing" in my holiday closet (you know what I'm talkin' about -- making baby bunnies!)
~~~~~~~~~~


I am so honored to have been presented the "Finding Heart and Sole of Friendship" Award by the very sweet Lady Katherine at Lady Katerine's Tea Parlor. If you don't know Lady Katherine, you need to stop by and visit her lovely blog. This award is for blogs which have contributed encouragement to your life. Since my visitors (those who have a blog as well as those who are blogless) have contributed so much encouragement to my life, I would like to pass this award on to everyone who has ever left a comment on either of my blogs. Lady Katherine, thank you so much for this honor.



And thank you, my visitors, for the encouragement that you leave me when you honor me with a comment on my blog. laurie

67 comments:

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I must get my Easter decor out soon! I have that SAME Bunny holding a tray....great minds think alike. I got the little antiqued mirrored plaque at TJ Maxx....I HAD to have it..it is one of my favorite movies ever (love Jimmy Stewart). Congrats on your award. cherry

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Laurie, You never cease to amaze me! You've got so many bunnies that I'd like to "borrow" and the song is wonderful to hum as I browse your Easter collections. You're the best! ♥ Diane

xinex said...

You have quite a bunny collection, Laurie. John would love to go to your house right now and snatch the eggs, LOL! What a lovely post!...Christine

Connie said...

Laurie, On top of your talent as a writer, and excellent collector/photographer, now I find you can sing, too. You can do it all. Are all these bunnies yours ? Where do you store them when it's not Easter time ??? You must have a huge home.
Just stopped by to say HI......

Cynthia said...

Laurie,
I want to be a grandchild at your house! I so enjoyed all your Easter decor and I think it would be a blast to be at your house on Easter. Congrats on your award and such a great tour . Cindy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

My mercy Girlfriend! You've been busy with the bunnies! Love your Easter decor. I think the Easter Bunny must live at your house.
See ya!

carolinajewel said...

I love all your Easter decor! How special to have your mother's bunnies. Maybe you'd better store the girl bunnies and boy bunnies separately though!!!! I love how you tied the lyrics of the song with your pictures. :D Jewel

Our really empty nest said...

What a great Easter display, at first I thought you had googled imaged Easter to come up with allll those great shots, but I soon realized no it was just Laurie's great home, amazing, if you bunnies keep reproducing, I am open for adoption! Thanks for a great song, I had never heard the second verse, and a great way to start my day! Sue

prof en retraite said...

Hi Laurie...I love all of your bunnies and eggs! My favorite is the first one! And...you know I'm eyeing the plates I can see behind them!!! lol Have a great day!...hugs...Debbie

debbie said...

DEAR LAURIE,
YOU ARE SUCH A JOY AND SUCH A BRIGHT SPOT....YOU HAVE SOME GORGEOUS BUNNIES...I LOVE PETER COTTON TAIL IN THE VERY FIRST PICTURE...HE LOOKS VERY OLD......WHY YOU'VE GOT BUNNIES HOPPING EVERYWHERE.......
I WONDERED WHY IT WAS KINDA QUIET YOUR WAY AND NOW I KNOW....BOXES OF BEAUTIFUL BUNNIES ALL GETTING THEIR SCREENPLAY FOR WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO THIS EASTER SEASON......
THAT IS QUITE A SHOW TO PUT TOGETHER......
BLESSINGS
HUGS
debbie

KBeau said...

I have to say that's a lot of bunnies. I'm impressed that you remembered all the words to that song.

Denise said...

my gosh, you have so many beautiful Easter decorations! How long does it take you to set them up?

Have a great day, Denise

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Wondered where you'd been and now I know! Sprinkling Easter all over your beautiful home! Got my Sunday started off with some Easter cheer! I did the same thing Diane did while looking at your decor...I was humming the song to myself the whole time! God Bless you today! Lauralu :)

Happy To Be said...

GM Laurie...Girl you do have some bunnies there..I think thet are busy in the closet...along with your Santa's..
I just got so more Easter thing yesterday at Ross..Yes I finally got out of this house YAHOO!! first time in 3 weeks..I just hate it when sickness gets in the way of my shopping time..Great collection Laurie..I love your home and always have girl!! May you have a great day dear friend..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mrs. B. Silly said...

With all of your Christmas goodies, I'm surprised you find room in that magical closet to store so many Easter goodies too. I have never seen a collection of bunnies like yours! You must never get any rest with all of the setting out and putting away. lol
Thanks for sharing your collection with us and for the little Easter ditty.
Hippity, hopping off now, B.

marty39 said...

Laurie, what a gorgeous collection of bunnies and eggs. I love all the different vignettes you have created. Just so precious. It would really be hard to ever pick a favorite. Hugs, Marty

Bo said...

Hi Laurie...I LOVE rabbits too...I have a few I leave out all year. I thought I was bunny-possessed, but after seeing your wonderful collection I see I don't have many at all...LOL. You always display things so well...In one of your photos, my eyes were glued to your gorgeous, shiny floors...
Congratulations on getting another well deserved award & thank you for passing it on. I'll take it with me when I leave. ;-) Bo

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Girl.. I thought I had alot of bunnies.. ummmm if the first little guy comes up missing you'll know where to find him... he definetly would fit quite well in our home... darling..
hugs ~lynne~

Tomarie said...

Oh my Laurie! This is so CUTE!! You always get us in the mood for the next holiday with your decor! :-) I love the bunny cards carrying their little egg wagons! Happy Sunday! :-) Love ya! L~

Lady Katherine said...

Love how you sang! So nice to have the song with your pic. I love the large bunny, I do love your eggs!!!! The trees are so great, how you deco each season! Do you ever sleep? lol I love this. I see a rooster, just love him! I love Easter at Laurie's!

Linda said...

Laurie, you have quite a collection there, and really is displayed in a charming way. I just have the same 4 bunnies - what's wrong with them? no multiplying going on! Linda

Judi said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Bunny Saturday too!
wow...Laura you are the most avid bunny collector I have ever SEEN. I do believe something is definately happening in your closet...amongst the bunnies..*g*. They are sooo cute and that must be a big "job" getting them all unpacked and packed up again. Its nice that you start early so you can admire them for a while.
thank you for sharing..
I love that big rooster too..
have a lovely day
Judi

Judi said...

Laura
me again...thank you for the compliment on the bunny tassle. I have him and others for sale in my etsy store.

have a lovely day.
Judi

ann said...

Yes,Laurie,pertaining to what you said on my blog.I do need badly to come and take you shopping.You poor thing.You are bunnie and egg deprived.Oh my goodness.I wonder what kind of hideous personality disfunction this might cause?This could be life threatening.We HAVE to get you ome rabbits and eggs.STAT!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm taking one of those precious shoes.The first time I saw one I wanted one SO BADLY.If it's not the cutest little thing.Thank you dear Laurie...Ann

Linda said...

Laurie , you are one early bunny but so cute, all your things! I have that same bunny with tray in your first photo. I love him, he will come out to play soon at my house too. Is that large book case wall in your home? Wow
Thanks too for stopping in my little old blog as always!
Hugs, Linda

Linda/"Mom" said...

***** HEAVENS to BETSY and the Mother of Bunnies, Laurie-girl!!! ~ THIS is SOOOOOO incredible!!! UNFORTUNATELY tho, I'm NOT "speechless"... au contraire (sp?), my little chickadee... I'm sitting here rambling on to MYSELF like an idiot, as this was just soooooooo FUN (yes, and with a great big "F"!)!!!!~~~~~~ You know, it even LOOKS like those WUNNNNAFUL B-I BOOKCASES were installed JUST to display all your Easter fun n' finery (I have found, too, that bunnies indeed DO "reproduce" while stored in closets, boxes, etc.!)!!! THANKS for the SMILES~~~ what an UPPER! (ON a "personal" note: Just found out YESTERDAY that our God-Daughter, her DH & THEIR PRECIOUS young-ones are COMING FOR EASTER!!! So NOW I'm realllly looking forward to that verrrry special celebratiion, and to spending it with them in our home!)~~~~ Love n' warm hugs, Linda

Smilingsal said...

DUCK! You're house has been bombed by bunnies!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love it, I love it, I love it. Can you tell I love this post and I love Easter and I love bunnies. My little bunny has just popped his head out of the snow (the one on the front porch). Oh my goodness Laurie, I can't imagine going 9 days without power. The longest we have had to go was 5 days. Melting snow on the buck stove for water to pour in the toilet for flushing is not my idea of a good time. LOL.... but you do what you gotta do sometimes. We are thankful for shelter, food and friends. Can I say again?.... I love your bunnies! xo Lynn

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You have a great collection laurie. I have never decorated for easter, you have inspired me.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Laurie...you post the most fun posts! I loved this...I wanna go again! :-) You have some wonderful collections...you home must be a fantasy land for all your grandchildren...has to be their favorite place to go! When I am blessed with grandchildren, I want to be just like you! :-) Susan

kimmcl said...

Laurie, congrats on the award - you certainly deserve it! And my goodness that's a lot of decoratin'! I love Spring and bunnies - you can keep them out in the Summer too! Your post is beautiful and inspiring.

SueLovesCherries said...

What a great idea of putting your pics with the song words! Boy, you could open your own Easter store, you have so much stuff - it's "way cool"!

By the way, could you email me with the whereabouts of the gorgeous platter in your heading? I've been lusting after it for months! Thanks, Sue

Shelia said...

Oh, Laurie! I just want to come over to your house - just look at all the sweetnesses you have!
Congratulations of you award and thank you - I'll take it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chandy said...

I love all those bunnies! So so adorable! How can we not comment on your blog, it's so fun!

Thank you for sharing your award, it'd look great in mine! :-)

Chandy

Stacey said...

Great post! You've inspired me.

playsdolls said...

Laurie your Easter bunnies and eggs are so wonderful,my favorite is the bunnie in the first pic with his pink sun shades on.Your Easter decor is very beautiul.Never saw so many bunnies in one place.We have three real bunnies out back,not many indoors.

Nicole ~ said...

Oh my goodness, you are so funny!! I hope those bunnies are not being naughty in your closet!! You have a huge collection!! If you ever want to separate those bunnies, you can send a few my way. I will make sure they stay separated.

Congrats on the award. Have a great week, Nicole

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love it all, Laurie! Your bunnies and spirit are wonderful!!

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my Laurie!!!!

This is a really impressive amount of precious bunnies.

I don't even know which one to pick as a favorite.
They are all darling!

~Melissa ;)

puddin07 said...

Laurie, I had a sneaking idea you had posted again! I love all the bunnies,and easter eggs. My favorite thing beside your witty writing is those gorgeous builtins, and the seating area in front of them. I still want you to do a blog on that room! I just love that room! know I am nagging, but I can't help it! Love Ya! Connie

Dixie said...

Laurie... you've bunny and bird fever girl! LOL...

thanks for stopping by French Lique today. I can't wait to see that windchime either... Hope I come up with something pretty!

blessings. Dixie

LdyDy said...

Laurie, I totally had fun looking at all your Easter decorations! There were so many cute things to see! I loved it all! I also wanted to thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. Thank you for your kind words of comfort and for your prayers regarding my sister! God Bless!

Dawnie said...

I love that tall Easter bunny! I thought I had alot of decorations--not any more! lol

I havent put everything out yet--BUT since its suppossed to be nice and sunny today, i'm going to ask baldyman to put out my big blow up chicken!

JudyBug said...

Oh I am loving this post. I'm drooling over the egg tree and the spotted rooster. Do you supply hankies with your posts?

JudyBug

santamaker said...

Thanks, Laurie. I got my boxes of Easter stuff out and kept telling myself, "NOPE, it's too early to decorate for easter yet!"
Well, now, I believe that you just gave me the okay to "let 'em rip!"...
Your home is so warm and beautiful and interesting! My goodness, what a collection you have! LOVE IT ALL !

imjacobsmom said...

Laurie, that must be one fun closet! Look at all those bunnies! I'd be in heaven! So cute! ~ Robyn

Rue said...

Hi Laurie :)

I just now realized I didn't have you on my favorites, so I fixed it! What is wrong with me?? LOL

Your home is beautiful ... bunnies, eggs and all :)

Oh and your hallway is gorgeous! I love the color and the shelves are something I want to do in mine.

rue

Helen said...

Good grief! I thought I was in a shop looking at everything that was available for sale! YOU have an amazing collection ~ this may top all collections ever. And, literally every thing you have is wonderful! Your photos are amazing too.

Joy said...

Love how you have all your easter bunny decorations out. You have quite an extensive collection. I will have to get mine out this weekend. I love your built in shelving unit.

Soosie said...

Easter has come to Laurie Eve's house! I knew it would any minute..
I love all those eggs, the Panoramic ones are my favorites. I have some sugar eggs that are 25 years old..but when I was little, I always ate them..straight sugar. Mother would get them in Memphis, I think. No wonder I went to the dentist so much..also I didn't remember that 'Susie and Tommy' were both mentioned in the bunny song..Looks like so much fun at your house, as always..Susie

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Goodness Gracious Laurie! You have put me in the Easter spirit even if it is only going to be 21* tomorrow!

I would love to see how you store ALL of your decor! LOL! You have some darling, darling Easter pieces. I really enjoyed the post and the singing that went along with it!

Oh, I'm so glad YOU like my DR!!

Donna

Lisa (aka) French said...

You ladies are killing me with all these festive things of which I own NONE!!! I guess bunnies are next on my list and not the edible kind;) French

Kristen said...

Your decorations are sooo cute. I love the first bunny with the glasses!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Your bunnies and Easter decor are spectacular! I love how you sang the Peter Cottontail song along with the display.

Thanks for the bday wishes, too☺

Carol said...

Your Easter decorations are wonderful! You inspire me to get busy decorating for spring.
Blessings,
Carol

LillyB said...

So beautiful!! Feels like Spring!!
Stop by I have an award for you!!
Love Lilly

Happy To Be said...

GM Laurie...Hey girl friend thanks for coming by and tossing your name in the hat..I hope you win as you could use a few more bunnies things..ha ha!! love ya sis...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY GOSH...Easter exploded at your house! How cool to have soooo many pretty things! And everytime you show pictures of your bookcase I want to cry from jealousy!

Cindy J. said...

Laurie, this post made me want to get up and dance!!! Gosh what a happy, joyful experience..so many lovely goodies from the world's best grandma.. I am still in bed but I stuck my foot out and wiggled it around! LOL.. Loved your comment too, so glad you aren't tired of my heart-plopping. Love, cindy

lvroftiques said...

OMG!! Laurie that is the most amazing Easter collection!!! I can sure see why you "need" those vintage bunny pats! Lol! Your grandkids have got to be the luckiest in existence! I bet they're all dying to go to grandmas house! I know I am!! Vanna

tardevil said...

You know what, I think you need a few more rabbits! LOL! You inspire me. I saw some cute itty bitty bunnies at Target, and I think I'm going to pick up a few more tomorrow, thanks to you! I'm thinking I need to get busy decorating. :O) Yours looks nice.

Shelia said...

Oh, Laurie, you're so sweet! Thank you for your kind words about my little pillows!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Oh my goodness, I don't know where I've been...I've been missing out on your fabulous Easter decor! Please forgive me for being so late to get over here!

Girlfriend, Girlfriend, Girlfriend...I just love your exuberance for life, for all things beautiful, and your love of holiday decor!!! I just marvel when I come to your place...stand at awe of all the love, time, and effort that you put into making your home special for everyone!!! And I thought Christmas at your place was spectacular...WOW!!!...I'm lovin' Easter too!!!

Well you know me...I spent what seemed like hours going through each photo and all of your Easter treasures!!! You have soooo many cute bunnies...which seem to be my latest "fixation"...hehe!!! I love that tall boy bunny with the brown apron on...he's just full of character!!! And then there are all of your Easter trees...I especially like the tall one with all the bunnies on it...absolutely precious! I think that I'm going to have to get me one...I've never had one!

Thank you so much Sweetie...for sharing your Easter Parade with us!

Love you,
Chari
PS...have your grandkids seen this yet?

Bella Casa said...

Adorable!!!!!!!!

You really go all out for Easter, how fun!

Nancy said...

Yea, I think you need a little more...lol :) Great post!!!!!! I think they might be doing the bunny thing!!! You will need to separate the boys from the girls....when you pack them away... heehee ;) Blessings, Nancy

Kathleen Ellis said...

You are too funny, girl!
That is quite the collection of bunnies and eggs...pretty impressive! the only thing missing is the nests...so you'd have "nest eggs"!!! lame, I know, but I couldn't resist!
Have a wonderful weekend!
;-D

Zoey said...

Wow, Laurie, you have a lot of EAster decorations. I noticed quite a few that I also have--a lot of that top shelf with the bunnies on the swing.

I am going to get mine out soon. It's time to remove the green and bring on the pastels.