Bunny Tea Pots

While on the subject of tea parties, I'm sharing three bunny tea pots. The little yellow one above is a mini tea pot, but could make one cup of tea!

The bunny tea pot above I earned from having a Longaberger party a few years ago.

Below is a tea pot I bought at Dollar General many years ago.

Below is yesterday's post about sending a tea bag to Washington, D.C. and a link to Snopes to see the parallel to the Boston Tea Party. Please go there and join us in this tea party!

I'll soon share my Old Country Roses Bunny Tea Pot, and OCR bunny salt and pepper shakers.

Have a happy day!
God Bless.


Tea Bags

I've been hearing a lot about this and want to participate. I've heard that you can just send the tag from the tea bag, or cut the bag and take out the tea leaves and send the empty bag so it can't be mistaken for anything else.

You can read more about it here on Snopes,
Snopes also gives P.O. info on sizes of envelopes etc.

Here's the original message:
There's a storm abrewin'. What happens when good, responsible people keep quiet? Washington has forgotten they work for us. We don't work for them. Throwing good money after bad is NOT the answer. I am sick of the midnight, closed door sessions to come up with a plan. I am sick of Congress raking CEO's over the coals while they, themselves, have defaulted on their taxes. I am sick of the bailed out companies having lavish vacations and retreats on my dollar. I am sick of being told it is MY responsibility to rescue people that, knowingly, bought more house than they could afford. I am sick of being made to feel it is my patriotic duty to pay MORE taxes. I, like all of you, am a responsible citizen. I pay my taxes. I live on a budget and I don't ask someone else to carry the burden for poor decisions I may make. I have emailed my congressmen and senators asking them to NOT vote for the stimulus package as it was written without reading it first. No one listened. They voted for it, pork and all.

O.K. folks, here it is. You may think you are just one voice and what you think won't make a difference. Well, yes it will and YES, WE CAN!! If you are disgusted and angry with the way Washington is handling our taxes. If you are fearful of the fallout from the wreckless spending of BILLIONS to bailout and "stimulate" without accountability and responsibility then we need to become ONE, LOUD VOICE THAT CAN BE HEARD FROM EVERY CITY, TOWN, SUBURB AND HOME IN AMERICA. There is a growing protest to demand that Congress, the President and his cabinet LISTEN to us, the American Citizens. What is being done in Washington is NOT the way to handle the economic free fall.

So, here's the plan. On April 1, 2009, all Americans are asked to send a TEABAG to Washinton , D.C. You do not have to enclose a note or any other information unless you so desire. Just a TEABAG. Many cities are organizing protests. If you simply search, "New American Tea Party", several sites will come up. If you aren't the 'protester' type, simply make your one voice heard with a TEABAG. Your one voice will become a roar when joined with millions of others that feel the same way. Yes, something needs to be done but the lack of confidence as shown by the steady decline in the stock market speaks volumes.

This was not my idea. I visited the sites of the 'New American Tea Party' and an online survey showed over 90% of thousands said they would send the teabag on April 1. Why, April 1?? We want them to reach Washington by April 15. Will you do it? I will.

Send it to: President Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington , D.C. 20500

Forward this to everyone in your address book. Visit the website below for more information about the 'New American Tea Party'. I would encourage everyone to go ahead and get the envelope ready to mail, then just drop it in the mail April 1. Can't guarantee what the postage will be by then, it is going up as we speak, but have your envelope ready. What will this cost you? A little time and a 40 something cent stamp.

What could you receive in benefits? Maybe, just maybe, our elected officials will start to listen to the people. Take out the Pork. Tell us how the money is being spent. We want TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. Remember, the money will be spent over the next 4-5 years. It is not too late.


Show and Tell - Bunny Hop!

A few of my new "vintage look" Easter decorations!

Show and Tell Time! Go here to Kelli's No Place Like Home for lots more fun!
Today I'm sharing some of my Easter decorations. I bought a few new inexpensive bunnies at TJ Maxx this year. I just love the vintage look bunnies, they are made of paper mache.

They are displayed on the hall tree in our foyer.

This little fat guy cracks me up!

The little bunny and basket above is made of wood, but his ears are fabric!

One of my favorite stuffed bunnies. She is made of vintage chenille. Her name is Camille!

This little ceramic bunny snuggles in the grass inside a glass basket.

Some of my bunnies stay out year around on a shelf in the guest bathroom.

This little bunny is made from an embroidered vintage tea towel. I bought her at a craft fair.

It is one of my favorite bunnies!

I think this one above looks like she is praying!

The soap dispenser in the guest bathroom.

Bunnies in a basket at the end of the sofa in the family room.

A cute little bunny on a needlepoint pillow, on the sofa in the living room.

I will be posting more bunnies and Easter decorations during the next two weeks before Easter, please return again!

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of our little bunnies, which is your favorite?

I also have another friend's house on home tour below, if you enjoy seeing pretty homes, scroll down to see Ann's all decorated for Easter!

Have a happy day!
God Bless.



Home Tour - Ann's House - Living Room

Welcome to Ann's House! Today I'm sharing another friend's house since you enjoyed the last home tour so much. The next four posts will feature different areas of Ann's house.

Thank you, Ann, for allowing me to share your beautiful home with the blogger world! Above, is the foyer, what you see as you walk inside the front door! You know you are in for a treat when you see this, huh?

Long shot view of the living room, the sitting room is in the background. That's my hubby, Joe patiently listening to our girl talk!

My long-time friend, Ann with me. We have known each other since the 70s! In the background is the kitchen bar on the left, the French doors lead to the outside patio. The archway leads to the dining room. (Sorry about my ugly walking shoes, I wish I had my cute sandels on!! LOL!)
Glass top coffee table, the little photo album holds photos of lots of our old-time friends from the 70s and 80s! Ann had added a lot of lovely lavenders and purples into her pastel decor since I had been there.

Aren't the pillows just perfect! The fabric swatch and beaded fringe on the back of the sofa is the new fabric Ann is going to use for window treatments in the sitting room, they will coordinate with the ones in the living room.

The other end of the sofa. Isn't the lavender lace piece on top of the throw just so yummy, it can also be used as a table runner!
Goodies on the side table!

The little fringe purse was a gift to Ann, she and I love these kinds of things!

What is your favorite items in the living room?

Scroll down below to see Ann's Fireplace Area.


Home Tour - Ann's House - Fireplace Area

A fireplace in a Florida home is a bit unique, but some homes have them, including Ann's!
The lampstand, above is beside the fireplace. I like the way Ann has it decorated with a gorgeous beaded silk scarf! A tassel also dangles from the light switch!
This pretty beaded and pinecone wreath sits on the hearth.

Left side of the mantle.

Right side of the mantle. Aren't the little birds cute!

Ann and I sitting on the hearth.
What do you think about the fireplace area?

Scroll down below to see Ann's Dining Room.


Home Tour - Ann's House - Dining Room

Ann's lovely dining room is to the right of the living room, through the archway behind us above. The French doors above, on the left are off the kitchen, and lead to the outside patio.
I like the soft colors in the dining room and the dining tables and chairs in light colored wood go nicely with the rest of the home decor.
The beaded fringe garland is a nice touch on the chandelier. Those are fresh flowers too!

I also have the yellow rose painting above! Ann and I like so many of the same things!

I'm sorry for the glare on the picture below, but I want you to see how she has the wreath on the corner of it!

What is your favorite item in the dining room?

Now scroll down to see Ann's Breakfast Nook and Kitchen.


Home Tour - Ann's House - Breakfast Nook

Ann's Breakfast Nook is just past the kitchen, it is so bright and cheery!

The top of the refrigerator has a real neat vintage look bird cage.

This pretty little wicker rocker painted pale green, was sitting in the kitchen so Ann could watch the noon news on the small tv set on the kitchen counter. I love the way it was there, so comfortable! I love rockers, of any kind! Don't you?

What a wonderful place for a ladies luncheon!

Scroll down to see Ann's Sitting Area.


Home Tour - Ann's House - Sitting Room

In Ann's Sitting Room she has this beautiful antique piece with her doll collection displayed on it.

A close-up of her collection.

Ann has several handpainted pieces of furniture, they are all so pretty!

Close-up of top of Bombay chest.

It was hard to get a good long-shot of this room because of the bright sun coming through the window. This room has a lot of blue in it. The window treatments are blue stripe.
End table beside settee.

This room has a family entertainment center in it. I hope you have enjoyed seeing Ann's beautiful home! Please leave a comment and tell her some of your favorite things in her house!

Thank you, Ann, for sharing with us!

Have a happy day!
God Bless.