We’re Not In Mr. McGregor’s Garden Anymore!

Oh that Peter Rabbit. . . he was chased out of Mr. McGregor’s Garden on a stick along with his other

mischievous friends, while Peter’s three sisters obeyed their mother and enjoyed chamomile tea.

Little did he know that he and his friends would be the “cream of the crop” in another story.

The story of the ever changing tablescape . . . or vignette, whichever sounds good in a book.

The table of a thousand faces.

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So what do you do with bunnies chased from a garden on stick stuck in a flower pot like this:

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Oh, and they meet up with a wise old bunny (yes, it is a bunny and not a dog!) . . .

A bunny that was covered with moss at our Crafty Chicks workshop many years ago.

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The moss covered bunnies, a great camouflage for hiding from Mr. McGregor . . .

left their flower pots behind in the garden.

Moss Covered Bunnies/Ironstone Creamers-Housepitality Designs

Knowing that they were to become the cream of the crop of bunnies . . .

what better to trade their flower pots for pretty ironstone creamers.

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Now, the wise old bunny has a special place of honor in its new environment . . .

nestled in a beautiful scalloped ironstone bowl.

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Vintage Flower Seed Packet/Ironstone-Housepitality Designs

And what more appropriate is a vintage seed packet in a small creamer for this vignette.

Moss Covered Bunnies/Ironstone Creamers-Housepitality Designs

And speaking of seed packets . . .

My friend Mary from Home is Where the Boat Is has a beautiful feature in Flea Market Gardens Magazine.

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When my hubby was at Lowe’s Home Improvement, I asked him to look for this magazine.

He found it and it was the last copy. Obviously a big hit!

Flea Market Gardens Magazine-Housepitality Designs

I love the way the writer titled the feature, “Home is Where the Shed Is”

Flea Market Gardens Magazine-Housepitality Designs

Eight full pages of sheer delight!

Have a wonderful day and for many of you, stay safe and warm!

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  1. Wow you have a lot of bunnies. Watch out you may have millions of bunnies soon! 🙂

  2. Great job with the bunnies….love the story and they look awesome in the ironstone. You made me feel like I was reading a children’s book, we all want to feel like a child especially when it comes to bunnies. I have bunnies everywhere in my house already too….I love bunnies.

    I plan to buy the magazine because I love her blog and she so deserves this honor.

  3. What a lovely vignette! Bunnies have always been a favorite of mine. The ironstone pieces provide such a nice contrast against the green bunnies. Mr. McGregor will definitely miss catching these cute bunnies! I have to get the copy of Flea Market Gardens- Congrats to Mary for the feature!

  4. Hi Shirley, Love the bunny gang and the sweet story. They look darling in the ironstone pitchers. You are so creative. The mag feature looks very inviting. I will look for it to take on my trip this week.
    Thanks for sharing and have a great mid week.
    Hugs, CM

  5. Love your bunny transformation. Oh those Peter Rabbit stories…read those to daughter over and over. 🙂 my son was not as enamored with Peter. Thanks for the nod to spring! I needed that.
    Sheila E

  6. Linda miller says

    So cute! I need to pull mine out when I start my spring decorating…no Easter decorating as we will be celebrating in Mexico. Maybe you can give me a tutorial on removing them from their existing pots! More snow coming later today so I am abstaining from spring decorating for a while. I will have to be satisfied with St. patty’s Day.

  7. This was such a cute story! Thanks for the smiles!!! I haven’t gotten any bunnies out yet but SOON! I was laying in bed this morning dreaming of vignettes:) I love ALL your coffee table vignettes . We have to go to Lowes today so I will look for the magazine, I haven’t been able to find it yet. Hope it is warming up down there. Still chilly here.

  8. Shirley, this display is so ridiculously cute and cheerful! The white is perfect against the green of the moss bunnies.
    I just finished reading Kathy’s feature on you at A Delightsome Life – so well deserved (as is Mary’s, which I still need to source the FMG magazine). You are such a friendly person, and I love your decor style. Thank you for your virtual friendship extending through your communication – one of your many qualities I appreciate.

  9. I love your bunnies. Makes me want to make some. 🙂
    They’re adorable in their ironstone.

  10. Jeanette Price says

    I love those bunnies! Did you make them into little topiaries or did they come like that? What a nice Spring vignette!

  11. Wonderful little bunnies. I love bunnies too…I guess I should get some bunnies out but it is so-o-o cold in Atlanta. We are supposed to get snow today 🙁

  12. Oh, Shirley, this post made me giggle out loud! I LOVE those bunnies hopping across your vignette in your ironstone. Too, too precious! Thank you so much for sharing this. It absolutely made my day. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  13. I love your moss-covered bunnies! So cute and you’ve displayed them so beautifully, as usual! Cute, cute, cute!! Now, I’m inspired to get my Easter stuff out. 🙂

  14. Love your vignette. Those bunnies look great in the white creamers! I’ll have to look for the magazine next time I am out. We are suppose to get 7 inches of snow tonight, so it might be a day or so before the roads are cleared.

  15. That is too cute! I love all of those bunnies! Now, if spring will just come on!

  16. I remember being at that gathering with all of your friends, making those cute little moss bunnies. It was so much fun. I love the green moss with the white ironstone. Really pops!

  17. Your bunnies are so cute and they look wonderful in your vignette. Guess it’s time to put out the Easter and Spring decorations. I just get one done and then it’s time to do another one.
    We are having beautiful, sunny warm weather, but I understand a storm will be coming in this weekend with rain. We need it so bad, but I am afraid that it won’t be enough to bring up our water table.
    Stay warm. I will be on the hunt for the magazine – maybe at Home Depot.
    Have a great rest of the week. I don’t know where you get your energy from.

  18. Hi Shirley,
    Your bunnies are so cute in the white ironstone. Wow Easter will be here in just a little over a month. Yeah to think of Spring.
    Have a great rest of the week.

  19. Love your bunny vignette, Shirley! Bunnies are my most favorite thing to have around (other than nests and eggs!). These look great in the white creamers, too. A nice step up from the pots.

  20. Love those bunnies Shirley and I love how they look in your ironstone pitchers…so pretty!!

  21. Shirley your bunnies look like they are inviting Spring right into your home. So darling. Jo

  22. Adorable bunny mischief Shirley! I can’t wait to get a copy of the magazine, thanks for bringing some Spring to my day~

  23. Shirley, I’m a fan of Peter Rabbit and love how your moss bunnies hopped right into your ironstone pitchers! What a wonderful vignette, I’m ready for spring, Easter and all things bunny! Thanks so much for sharing my Potting Shed ♥. She’s cold and covered in snow this morning like you are I’m sure. Hope you’re warm & cozy 🙂

  24. What cute little bunnies! They look so nice in those beautiful white ironstone pictures… looks like Spring over in your house!!

  25. I have a moss bunny from HomeGoods, a few years ago, and I love when I can put him on my doorstep for Easter. Yours look great in the pitchers!

  26. Hi Shirley, I love your mossy rabbits and your vignette! So cheerful and reminiscent of spring. 🙂 I love the Peter Rabbit stories and enjoyed your post very much. I hope you’re doing well and haven’t lost power during this latest winter storm.

    Visiting from Share Your Style link party — have a great weekend, Shirley!

    Warm hugs,


  27. Oh, your bunnies are so adorable and I love them in their whites! What a stunning vignette you created! I am so glad I read about Mary!! I hadn’t heard that and I always love it when she features her shed. Hope I can still get a copy!

  28. How adorable are those bunnies, in ironstone no less! Sweet and creative.

  29. The bunnies in pitchers is such a cute idea. I wonder where mine are.:-) We make the big move from storage to house the 22nd of March if all goes according to plan. Maybe I will run into them, while it is Spring!

    I need to make a stop at Lowe’s, see if I can find the magazine with Mary’s article. I love her shed!

  30. nothing like moss covered jumping bunnies to let us know Spring is on it’s way! These are adorable, and make me want to head out to the garage to hunt down my stash!

  31. Shirley, your moss covered bunnies are adorable in the white ironstone! Super combination, love white and green together. Makes me want spring to get here even faster! Thank you so much for sharing at Share Your Sttle and have a wonderful weekend.
    XO Barbara

  32. Great work with the bunnies… You always inspire me to spice things up and make changes…

  33. Your vignette is like a breath of fresh air pushing me towards spring. So pretty!

  34. Adorable bunnies!
    I tried to grow Cardinal Climber last year with no luck, lol! Forgot all about that until I saw your seed packet! 🙂 I had luck with other things thank goodness : ) It’s always hit and miss with gardening.

  35. Very cute bunny vignette! I am ready for Spring and it looks like you are too. I will have to look for that magazine, she always has the prettiest tablescapes.

  36. Awesomeness…

    What a great tips for the Easter fun.

    Happy mid-week.

  37. These topiary bunnies are adorable. SO beautiful and charming. Perfect for spring decorating.


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