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Sunday, March 23, 2014


Easter Mantle

Easter bunnies have already shown up to hide eggs on our mantel.

Easter Mantel

Some of their painted eggs are still hanging on the line to dry.

Easter Mantel

But that hasn’t stopped them from getting a head start on the great egg-hiding adventure.

Easter Mantel

They are even hiding them in trees.  I hope we don’t have any high winds before Easter.

Easter Mantel


Easter Mantel


Easter Mantel

In the middle of all of those eggs, I noticed something strange.

Easter Mantel

What is the meaning of the Mad Hatter’s hat on our mantel?

Easter Mantel

The ears sticking up through the hat (and the wiggling in the grass) were a sure sign that Mr. Rabbit had run off with the Mad Hatter’s hat.  Instead of helping with the egg hiding, that rabbit is hiding from the Mad Hatter in the grass on our mantel!

Easter Mantle

Then, I noticed that this elaborate Easter egg had a chain attached to it.

Easter Mantel

When I examined it, I found that it wasn’t an egg after all, but Mr. Rabbit’s pocket watch.  I think that rabbit is late for a very important date (possibly with a very mad, hatless Mad Hatter!

Easter Mantel

Only time will tell whether or not Mr. Rabbit will be able to conceal himself from the Mad Hatter.

I’m so glad to have you visit me.  laurie

I’m linking to Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is really a fun and colorful mantel Laurie!
Oh my little grand-daughter would go nuts begging me to get to all that sweet stuff.
I love it!
Cindy said...

Too adorable Laurie! Love love love the antique pocket watch and the bunny drama! So much fun!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

So sweet Laurie. I haven't done a thing yet...and maybe I won't. But I have to, because the grands are coming over!!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Laurie, what a great post. I love the story and all the eggs on the mantle - too cute. Little Dillon will love seeing the bunnies & eggs.
Have a great week.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So cute and definitely looks like Spring. Like the cut touches of whimsey. :D
Enjoy your evening.

ellen b. said...

Things are shaping up for Easter at your place. I like the mantle...

Lady of the Manor said...

Cute story and pretty mantel!! Looks like you're ready for Easter!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Such a creative and fun mantel display, Laurie! I'm sure your grandchildren just delight in seeing your newest creations! Love your site redesign, too!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, love your mantel and your darling display. Great mad hatter and the pocket watch. I know I've said it before, but holidays at your house are wonderful. I know your grands must just love to see the vignettes. You are so creative and make everyday such fun!

I'll be home soon. Thanks for stopping by.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Cute story! The mantel looks adorable! Love all the paper eggs. I have one from my childhood and just bought a large sized one that I'm still deciding on how to display. Love the mad hatter addition! Cute!

Katherines Corner said...

love this post! Those sweet bunnies have been busy.. Hugs!!

Sarah said...

I can always depend on you for a smile. The bunnies have been busy at your place. Only a few have hopped out here, but no doubt more will be hopping about soon.

Candy S said...

I love the whimsey Laurie. The Mad Hatter is sure to keep on looking for the rabbit, so he best take care to lay low for awhile. Have a wonderful week.... Candy

The Tablescaper said...

Love your mantel! Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

This is so all the details.