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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bunny Town Tour, Awards & Miscellany!

I'm almost done painting, just waiting for the carpet man to re-stretch the carpet and he's doing that as I type this. So I've washed and washed and washed things the past 2 days. This morning as I washed the "Bunny Town" on the kitchen plant shelf I thought how cute they were and decided to take you on a tour, sweet chicks and bunnies! They're back up there now but cleaner :-) and with a tad more prominence! Each one below shows the front, and the back is just below it so you're getting both views of it. I love collecting little whimsical houses and have many collections around my home. Some I got in Ireland because it seems the Irish love that sort of thing also.

Ooooh, chicks, you've really got to enlarge each one to get all the details.

This is the ice cream parlor. Doesn't it look like an ice cream cone? Loooove the pink roof and the little turret with a bird holding an ice cream cone, pink awning and the pink and red striped awning and mommy and daddy bunny carrying a basket.
This says "Cottage" but it looks more like the barn to me, but hey, I'm no farm chick so what do I know? I think it's precious calling it the "cottage" though. ;-) "Chick Cottage"??? I can go for that....... Notice the giant mushrooms, the flowers growing out of the thatched roof, the cross hatched windows on the back and the wood fence. Mommy and daddy bunny doing chores and coloring easter eggs. Sunflowers on the roof and a chicken on the roof. Hmmmm, where are the roses?!?!?!

The fruit shop comes next; although, I've always called them "fruit stands" when we'd drive the 99 Freeway from northern California to southern California and we'd always stop at the fruit stands for fresh-from-the-orchard squeezed orange juice. I loved it! But now we hit I-5 and miss all those stands. :-( We can see tomatoes, corn, carrots of course, baskets and wooden crates.

Nexxxxxxxt, the train station. Hubs would say he's never seen a train station with what looks like a polka dot tomato on it, or maybe that's a strawberry and it's a California train station. :-) Look at the ticket sign and the RR crossing sign. Even a little clock tower! Mr. Train Engineer waving to us all and a mommy and bunnyette waiting. But most of all the back has a cracked egg shell and someone's tried to "fix" it with tiny bricks! Tooooo cute.

When we were down there recently, hubs bought a limited edition print of the Riverside station. When we got home he asked if I noticed anything off about it. I perused the print and answered no. He chuckled (He only gets this way when I can't find what he's talking about!) and showed me the picture was wrong in its description. It has a canal/body of water that said it was on the north/south side (can't remember which now) and it was wrong. DUH!!! Like I even could figure that one out or even cared. Hah!!

Squeeeeeeal, my favorite! The flower shop!!! It's a ROSE! Look at all those little shrubs in pots and the little flower pots sitting on a shelf, stone steps, teeensy gravel path in the shop. How cute! Yes, they have a nice assortment of roses in this shop!

We now come to the "Inn" of bunny town. Notice the little waterfall in front and the stone steps leading to the door of the inn. There are 2 separate buildings to the inn and one with a kind of french mansard roof and the other a steep tile roof. How quaint. I'm not sure but could this inn be in the "french" part of town???? Ooooo la la!

The Bakery....ummmm, maybe this one is my favorite, sits on main street. Another PINK roof! But this looks like the busiest place in town. No one is empty handed here, chicks. Little stone fireplace inside. Can't you just picture yourself in here eating a cinnamon bun and sipping orange juice?! I can.........

School House!!! Now, no self-respecting bunny would go without an education, right??!!! Well, these bunnies are very studious and smart bunnies. Mrs. Bunny Teacher has her books AND her class well in hand. Ain't no bunny getting slack from this chick........uhhhh, I mean BUNNY!

Well, that ends our tour of Bunny Town. Your tour guide has some decorating, painting, washing laundry and cleaning to do.

Okay, okay, I do need to post some awards I've received lately and answer some questions put to me so here goes, my sweet chicks:

UPDATE: The blogger who awarded this to me has let me know and I'm very, very embarrassed. I'd been looking for the email in the trash bin and it was in my Mail box waiting for me to acknowledge the award!! How ridiculous of me to not remember that because that's exactly how I do those things! So the sweet chick that gave me this award is JenR so go visit her at Sanctuaryart TODAY!!! I remember that she had to change her name because of some difficulties with someone hijacking her name or some nefarious plot like that, but let her tell you about it on her blog. Now gooooooo!

This was awarded to me a few days ago and for the life of me I can't find the email that tells me. I'm very, very embarrassed and if the person/blogger emails me I'll be more than happy to include a link back to them. I'm so sorry. Life has been more than a little hectic around here lately.

Rachael over at The Rose Room gave me this award. I'd never heard of it and while I've been called Wild - and Crazy, I've never been given the classier version of it - "Wylde Woman Award"!

The rules of this award are:
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blogsite tammyvitale so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women and remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

I have selected Miss Rhea to give this award to. She is one of the most talented women I know, just a tad wild and crazy gal, and she loves the Lord.

This award absolutely truly stunned me!! I was perusing my Google reader and came across this post from this sweet blogger, lulusfluffyruffles, and just about fell out of this chair!! I am serious!!! I could not believe it. Thank you, thank you, sweetpea, for the delightful post on that blog about loving me. I'm truly humbled. Sniff...sniff....sniff.... Yessssss, I am in tears thinking someone would even think I'm worthy of it. AND she plays my absolute favorite song: Pachelbel's Canon in D. It's gorgeous and I love Pachelbel.

I received this award from Garden Antqs Vintage and try to answer all awards. I think I should put this award on a side bar and simply add the names of sweet chicks who give me this award! Anyway, I know this is hard but I'm truly awarding this to anyone who reads my blog. Now, I think that if you read it and RETURN then you definitely NEED this award (and a mental evaluation!) for sticking with it to come back and read my ramblings! Truly, how sick do ya hafta be to read me TWICE?!?! I'm a boring old....ummm YOUNG chick who loves life and just tells ya the truth, my sweetpeas! Sometimes it ain't purdy either. Soooo if you're reading this consider yourself tagged for this award!

Now, we'll hear from my iTunes!!

Cottage Rose and Picketsplace both tagged me for 5 of my favorite songs and since I got 2 tags I'll select 10 songs. So I looked in my iTunes for 10 of the most played songs and will list them here. They are all from the 60s, 70s and 80s mostly.

Can't live if living is without you - Air Supply
Making love outta nothing at all - Air Supply
City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
The air that I breathe - Air Supply
All out of love - Air Supply
Year of the cat - Al Stewart
It never rain in California - Albert Hammond
I never promised you a rose garden - Lynn Anderson
Slow hand - Pointer Sisters
The end of the world - Aphrodite's Child


  1. you got a whole bunny town!.. hehehehehe and I think I have to get myself shrink if I wanna live in one of those small shops..hehehehe.. I think I have to get fairy godmother.. *poof* am on my way to bunny town!.. hehehehehe

    smoochies back @ yer!



  3. Hi Connie,
    Popped on over here from Mandii's -Shabby Vintage Dreams blog. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts. Congrats too on your awards.

  4. You deserve every award you've been given!! Have a great day, T

  5. What a great little bunny town. I can see that having a place of honor come spring :). Congrats on all your awards. They are all well deserved. When I read your list of 10 songs, I LOL. I have Al Stewart's "Year of the Cat" on my MP3 player. I love that song! Hubby laughs at me since I really am a product of the 80s but there is just something about that particular song that grabs me.
    I hope you have a fantastic day!

  6. Hi connie. I gave you the award ;)
    I noticed your new picture on the side bar! I think it's great! :) Jen R

  7. Hi Connie,

    What a wonderful collection. Thanks for sharing your goodies with us.

    Mucho congrats on your awards. You deserve each and every one!

    I see you are an Air Supply fan. Me too!

    Have a wonderful day.

    hugs to you,

  8. Morning, Ms. Connieness! Oh how cute little bunny town is. I used to collect bunnyness and would have knocked you down for these little sweetnesses. But I'm better now and more gentle! lol Are you still tip toeing around your house? Don't step in anything you shouldn't!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  9. Hi Connie, I love your Bunny Town and Slow Hand is one of my favorites songs too. I've posted my song list too, but it's the five I'm most embarrassed for anyone to know I like. Deb

  10. Hi Connie :)
    Thanks for visiting me and getting it all cleared up. I haven't seen a buny town collection before and are they so sweet. :) Looking forward to more pics of your remodeling :) and bunny town on the shelf/ledge. Congrat's on your awards. You sure make me smile :)
    Warmly, Deb

  11. My dear, if your mouse is being THAT temperamental, it's a HER not a HIM. Ahem. Ask Love Bunny -- men are simply not that temperamental!

    Your bunny town is so awesome! My most fave is definitely the flower shop, and I immediately decided that if I ever win the lottery, I shall have a house shaped just like that rose. Delicious!

    Congratulations on all those well-deserved awards! It's always so fun and such a joy to stop by your ruminations.

    Have a wonderful day!

  12. Hey Connie, The bunnies are wonderful. It amazes me now much you write for each blog. Great job. Wish I had more time.

  13. Okay the bakery is my favorite. It is just too~~~~ cute~~~
    Have a great day,

  14. what a cute little bunny town! theres a cartoon called bunnt town on disney and my kids love it ,it is very cute~ We used to have a bunny along time ago , there are the cutest little things!You always have the cutest posts!

  15. Evening, Connieness! Me? Gorgeous? Oh, will you please be my best friend? Look at you - you're beautiful! Sure wish you had joined the Bathroom Divas!!
    You still can!!!
    Are you tired yet from all your remodeling and spiffy and now cleaning because of all the remodeling? lol
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  16. I love your bunny town--but anyone with a rabbit name in their blog address WOULD!! HOW do you find the time to post every day? I am in awe! AND you are busy with your remodel job! Please bottle some of your energy and mail it to me--fast!!!

  17. Connie I just love that bunny town! It is so cute!!! Congrats on all of your awards! You are most deserving of each and every one! You go girl!!!

  18. You conjured up a sweet playlist. I keep my satellite radio on the 70's station almost exclusively.

    I saw Air Supply in concert when I was around 15. Not as exciting for me as it was for Loopy to see the Jonas Brothers this year, but it did the trick for me.

  19. Love the bunny Inn! Too cute. They look like they are made out of icing!

    Good songs you picked...I haven't heard "The Year of the Cat" in ages.



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