Friday, February 26, 2010

Feathering my nest. . . Happy Pink Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sometimes not a miracle, but just believing, takes the greatest faith of all. . .

Today for Pink Saturday I wanted to celebrate the miracle of life. Before long little birds will be building their nests and baby birds will be born. I love to decorate Bunny Cottage with things that I love. I call this "feathering my nest". My home is a great blessing to me. It is a place of refuge in a not always quiet and peaceful world. I enjoyed "froo-frooing" up my lamp and a vintage hat with roses, pink shiny ribbon, a vintage brooch and a vintage image. What do you love to "feather your nest" with?

Please go by and visit Ms. Beverly and all of the pink lovers today by going here:
Thank you, Beverly, for being our faithful host each week. Thank you, dear friends, for stopping by for a little visit. I hope you have a weekend of celebrating life and everything that you love.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The little things. . .

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." `Robert Brault

I hope you are enjoying the little things this week. The promise of spring is on its way!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Seven things you might not have known about me. . .

Hello, and welcome to Bunny Cottage! I am so glad you could drop by for a while! I recently received an award from my friend, Jocelyn, of "Just a Little Southern Hospitality". I was very honored to receive the award, and according to Jocelyn, I am to share seven things about myself. I encourage you to pay Jocelyn a visit when you have the opportunity. She is a sweet gal who loves her home and family. You can find her here:

Seven things you might now know about me:
1. As a young girl, I had a crush on Elvis (still do!). When other girls were swooning over the Beatles, I was swooning over Elvis. My momma loved him, too. We would go to the drive-in movie and watch his movies.
2. I once owned a cherry red 1960 Plymouth Fury that was a film star. This car was in a couple of movies filmed here in Texas: "Born on the Fourth of July" starring Tom Cruise and "A Perfect World" starring Clint Eastwood. That is about as close to stardom as I will ever get!!
3. I love reading to children. When I was in the classroom, never a year went by that I didn't read "Charlotte's Web" to my children. We always had a good cry at the end!
4. My dad was a cotton farmer. He loved to plant those cotton seeds and watch those beautiful plants come up. I, too, love to plant and watch things grow. I grow around 100 rose bushes, most of them antique and old garden roses.
5. As a young girl, I read every "Archie" comic book I could get my hands on.
6. Although I am a 5th generation Texan, I grew up in Carlsbad, NM. Carlsbad is home to the world famous "Carlsbad Caverns". Carlsbad High School where I graduated had a caveman as their mascot. Our sports teams were called "The Carlsbad Cavemen".
7. I am a hopeless romantic! I watch "Sense and Sensibility" at least twice a year.

Well, dear friends, I hoped you enjoyed learning a little more about me. We are expecting snow tomorrow so I went to the store to stock up on food items that I might need. If we get snow here, things have a tendency to come to a stand still (we aren't used to that white stuff!). I hope you have a fun-filled week full of fun and laughter! Blessings to each and everyone of you!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Love is in the air!! Happy Pink Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hello and welcome dear friends!! I am still celebrating the month of love because love is still in the air, and hopefully, spring is just around the corner!! Today I am showing you some "heart" felt things around Bunny Cottage. First you see a vintage image of a couple celebrating their love. The second picture is a heart designed and created by my friend Anita at "My Country Cottage Garden". She designs the most beautiful hearts with wonderful sayings on them and then fills them with lavender to make them smell heavenly. If you would like to visit Anita you will find her here: Thank you, Anita, I love my heart!

The little kitty picture has a pretty kitty bride, her bridesmaids and wedding cake. I bought this at a flea market many years ago and have always loved it. Then you see a bunny soap dish filled with heart soaps, a Mikasa heart shaped dish, a heart garland hanging from my iron bed, a vintage-like Valentine in my bedroom, and a favorite pitcher covered in roses. I close with some little love birds celebrating their love.

Thank you so much for visiting today. Please join Ms. Beverly and all the other Pink Saturday participants by going here: You will have a fun filled day visiting!

"If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Love Story . . .

The pictures you are seeing above are of my parents. They were "Momma and Daddy" to my sister and I, "Mom and Pop" to their grandchildren and "Roween and Dibb" to their friends and neighbors. The first pictures are of them as young adults, and the latter picture is after they had been married for sixty years. They met at a dance at a friend's house out in the country. They married in a small ceremony. This was the time of the Great Depression so money was very scarce. My momma made her own wedding dress of moire taffeta, and they spent their honeymoon at my grandparent's home. They were sweethearts, and often they would dance in our living room to the tunes of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. I will forever in my memory see them doing a little Texas-two-step and also waltzing to the beautiful tune of "Waltz Across Texas" by Ernest Tubb. In later years, my mother became ill with Parkinson's Disease. My dad was her major caretaker for many years. I never once heard him complain. He always had a smile on his face. I guess both of my parents took those vows quite literally and solemnly: "For richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health". My daddy went to heaven first. I knew my momma would not be able to be here on this earth too long without her sweetheart. She went to heaven six months after my daddy's death. What a sweet, sweet reunion that must have been in heaven!! I will always miss my parents, but I know one of these days we will be reunited! Momma and Daddy, you will forever be in our hearts!!

When we dance together my world's in disguise
It's a fairyland tale that's come true
When you look at me, girl, with those stars in your eyes
I could waltz across Texas with you.

Waltz across Texas with you in my arms
Waltz across Texas with you
Like a storybook ending I'm lost in your charms
And I could waltz across Texas with you.

My heartaches and troubles are just up and gone
The moment you came into view
With your hand in mine, dear, I could waltz on and on
And waltz across Texas with you.

Waltz across Texas with you in my arms
Waltz across Texas with you
Like a storybook ending I'm lost in your charms
And I could waltz across Texas with you.
(lyrics by Ernest and Talmadge Tubb)

Friday, February 12, 2010

"Sweet" hearts at Bunny Cottage!! Happy Valentines Pink Saturday!! February 13, 2010

Hello, dear friends, and welcome to another delightful day of Pink Saturday!! Today we are celebrating Valentine's Day, a wonderful day to celebrate love and friendship!! A special "thank you" to Ms. Beverly of "How Sweet the Sound" for hosting our pink celebration each week.

Today, I am showing hearts from around my cottage home. I had never noticed I had so many until I started looking. I have always loved hearts and Valentine's Day, and I am glad I can share them with you today. You also see my grandchildren who are my sweethearts and special Valentines. I have been so blessed to have six of these sweet people. Please go by and visit Beverly and all of our other pink folks by going here:

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit! Happy Valentine's Day to each of you!
"To love another person is to see the face of God."
-Les Miserables

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Life is a dance; God's love is the music!

I bought myself some Valentine presents!! I saw these beautiful flowers this past weekend: dianthus, snapdragons, geraniums, and pansies. I couldn't resist buying some and planting them in two of my favorite planters. They make me smile just looking at them. I have to go out each afternoon and cover them with a blanket, but it is worth it to me. Are you looking forward to spring?

Then, I saw this cute Valentine doll for sale at Ms. Rhea's Sweet and Shabby Roses and couldn't resist her either. Isn't she cute? I love that big red bow in her hair. I guess a girl is never too old to play with dolls!! She has the sweetest crocheted dress, and don't tell anyone, but even her undies are crochet!

I was lucky enough to win a giveaway from my dear friend, Julie Marie, of Idyllhours! I was gifted with this wonderful Alice in Wonderland book with beautiful illustrations. She wrapped it in pretty rose covered tissue and tied it with a pink bow. I love roses and pink!! Thank you so much, Julie Marie. I will have fun reading this to my grandchildren.

And last, but certainly not least, I came home this afternoon from tutoring to find this pretty Valentine box of chocolates on my front porch table. The sweet card with hearts was with it. This was a surprise Valentine present from my kind and dear friends, Robert and Jean. Thank you so much, Robert and Jean.

Well, dear ones, I just wanted to share all of my goodies with you and wish a week full of happiness for you!! Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!! p.s. Do you like my new blog header? I am sure enjoying it. It was designed by my friend, Debbie, of All in My Cottage.