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We do, and I'm glad you've come to visit -- Cass

Thursday, March 22, 2012

One Pill Makes You Larger . . . Oops, Wrong Rabbit

I've got rabbits on my mind.
To someone of my vintage, mentioning Rabbit
is as likely to bring back memories of belting along with
Grace Slick as it is memories of this nervous gentleman:
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Don't believe me?
Go ask Alice.

Don't get the reference(s)?
Back to the sandbox, young'un.
This image and the one above graciously provided by Karen, The Graphics Fairy.  


I am in goofy mode today.
Because, you know, mostly I am so very, very serious and dour.
Which should be pronounced to rhyme with "tour" and not "sour."  Who knew?
English is whack, man.


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I'm channeling Elmer Fudd, and going Wabbit Hunting.
Because Easter is just over two weeks away, and I have nothing Easter-y in That Old House.  Yet.
I know I've got a small cache of
Bunnies and Easter-y kitsch somewhere.

I thought it was in this chest in the Parlor.
Turns out, I thought wrong.
So . . . maybe I'd stashed them in the Dining Room, where I stash way too many things.
But no.  Not in the breakfront here.  See?
Nor in the sideboard, below.
Back to the Parlor, and that breakfront.
(And if you think I have too many breakfronts, you are probably right.)
Gasp!
Eureka!
In a bottom cupboard, we find . . . well, a jumbled dusty mess, AND
Wascally Wabbits!  Hooway!  Hooway!

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 Since it is Thursday, and I haven't done a Tablescape in awhile, I had good intentions of using
the new-found bunnies and Easter decor that had been hiding in the Parlor breakfront.
But . . . time.  You know, time?  That thing we never have enough of?
I didn't have it.
So, here's a 2-year old Bunny themed table.  Links to Thursday parties follow.
This was done in the first week of March 2010, and we still had plenty of snow on the ground, and more falling that day.
No wonder I was eager to go all "Spring Table, tra-la-la-la!"









What I used:
Sheer flowered tablecloth, from my mother-in-law.
Vintage embroidered runner, eBay.
Georgian pattern flatware -- ca. 1912 -- eBay.
Mikasa Ribbon Pink china -- actually belongs to daughter Anne but it's in my keeping; eBay.
Gorham cut crystal hurricane lamp -- from my mother-in-law.
Irish crystal wine glasses -- Macy's.
Amethyst cut-to-clear glass and pewter hurricane lamp -- gift from my friend Betsy.
Majolica style asparagus pitcher.  Not old.
Majolica style asparagus tureen -- Tuesday Morning.
Vintage linen damask napkins -- eBay.
and
A Bunny.  Pushing a basket on wheels.  No recollection where I got it, but it's just so cute.  And crackly.
I sure wish that basket was filled with licorice jelly beans.  


As night drew in, we lit the candles against the darkness,
as people have done since ancient times.
Time for me to stop hunting Wabbits,
and do things I must make time for!  -- Cass
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Link Parties!
Visit Suzanne at Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingies Thursday!
And Sherry at No Minimalist Here -- don't miss Open House Party Thursdays.  




12 comments:

  1. Love that china and I'm with ya on the white rabbit reference!!!

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  2. Well, it's looking pretty danged pulled together for me...especially seeing that you were running around looking for the rabbit, Grace! I wish I had "one pill makes me small"...sigh...it's never gonna be the 1960's again, is it? xo Diana ps...LOVE all your decorations and your table!

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  3. Your table-scape is gorgeous, and so is your house! Wow, those china cabinets are brimming with treasures!

    Carol

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  5. Dour like TOUR, not like SOUR???? Really? I've never heard it pronounced that way. I'm gonna have to check that out. Its not that I don't believe you....I'm just hung up on words. Interesting!

    The bunnies are cute too!!

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    1. You can believe me! I'm totally hung up on words, too. Dour like TOUR is the original pronunciation, and the one that's preferred. However, English being the tricksy little gal that she is, so many people have mispronounced it to rhyme with SOUR that it's become a secondary pronunciation in (lesser) dictionaries like American Heritage.

      Yeah, I'm a word snob. :-P

      Oh, Mel, you don't want to get me started on words! Just mention "decimate" or "offload" to me, and I'm off to the races.

      But now I'm off to bed!
      Thanks for stopping by ... Cass

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  6. I was hoping you would tell us the name of that gorgeous china, so I'm glad you did! Now I'll be on the lookout for it! Linda

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  7. Oh, yes...TOTALLY remember that song! Loved it then, and still do! I even remember the movie "Go Ask Alice". It was one of those kind of "scared straight" movies that made me never, ever, ever want to even try doing drugs! I'm sure we'd find it to be quite tame by today's standards, but it did its job for me back in the early 70s when I was a mere pre-teen! Now I won't be able to get that out of my head all day! LOVE the knotty pine floors in your dining room!!! That is what those are, right? You've got some really great furniture pieces, too. That chest in your parlor is rockin'! Beautiful, dainty china.

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  8. Glad you found your rabbit hoard. I'm thinking of decorating for Easter for the first time in years. We'll see if I find the time. P.S. "Decimate" usage gets to my son, too.

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  9. Thanks to the Wascally Wabbit you found the treasure trove of Eastery stuff!
    Rabbits always make me think of Beatrix Potter...........

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  10. I'm old enough to understand asking Alice... when she's ten feet tall... cute pictures.

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  11. Lindo , muito linda sua postagem e suas fotos. Essas cores tão suaves nos levam para momentos de PAZ! Parabéns!!!!

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