Tea For Bunnies & A Twilight Stroll

It has been such a busy week here. Constantly something new to do. The minute I finish one chore…another one waits in line. =) Still I accomplished quite a bit, and managed to fit in a little “me” time on the side. The wedding planning is finally winding down. I am so glad. I know it will be beautiful, but it has been a long road to get to this point!

I went thrift store shopping the other day, one of my favorite things to do!  I came up with a few unique and wonderful finds. So I thought I would share those with my bloggy friends. My most favorite find this week, was a miniature bunny tea set. It was in an unopened box. I took a chance, bought it for $2 and brought it home. I am so glad I did! It had never been opened and is in perfect condition. All adorable 10 pieces are there! What a steal. My little Sophie adores it. She spent all afternoon that day pouring tea and feeding her beloved “bunny” pretend cake. 

The $2 bunny tea set! Isn’t it adorable.

It has such great detail. Look at the lattice on the tea tray. The teapot is in the shape of a little bunny bungalow.

The sugar jar is adorable with a tiny bunny sitting on the lid.

The tiny creamer pitcher is in the shape of an Easter egg.

Just to give you an idea of the scale of these pieces. They are so tiny. Almost doll house size. Just perfect for a toddler’s little hands and a bunny tea party.

I also found this lovely butter colored cotton skirt with pink, white and green candy striping by Old Navy. It is as comfy as can be and lined, so no slip is necessary. Yay! Perfect for warmer weather. Much more feminine than a pair of walking shorts. Paired with a pink or white tee it is the perfect summer outfit! It is in perfect condition, almost as if it had never been worn. Now one of my favorite skirts, all for the bargain price of $3.75. =) Did I say perfect yet?!? =) Just kidding.

This gorgeous wicker vase was just sitting on a corner shelf and called my name. I think it will look lovely in my bedroom with some pretty greenery and blue silk flowers. It is about 18″ tall. A really good find for $6. Wouldn’t look bad spray painted white at some point either. Quite versatile. =) I’m happy I found it.
Fun times. 

On Friday evening, I took a stroll down to the end of our quiet neighborhood. The big field across the road has recently been planted by one of our local farmers. In recent years he has grown soybeans, corn and cotton. Not sure what he has planted this year. The sun was setting and caused the vibrant green trees to turn golden. The clouds were just beginning to turn a beautiful misty pink. I love ending the day with a stroll. My little Sophie in her stroller, keeping me company with her constant chatter. 

This ancient home place sits adjacent to our neighborhood. Long deserted and grown over with vines. It has a rustic appeal of by gone days. I often wonder who lived there? Did they have lots of children to run and play in large rolling yard, under those beautiful trees? Did the mother call out the back door “Supper time!” Did they sit on their porch and listen to the sounds of spring…the soft breeze ruffling the mother’s apron?  I wonder what kind of life they led, what kind of testimony was left behind. Sunny memories…or…cranky ones?  It helps me to realize too, that life is fleeting. One day we will be just a memory. I want to be a good one! I want to be as loving and cheerful as a person can be. I am living my testimony. I want it to be a positive one for my children and hopefully grandchildren to remember fondly someday. I want to be a good example…a safe example. I long to be a woman after God’s own heart. Someone who can be counted on to say a kind word. I don’t want to be found talking badly in any way about any one. I want to build people up…not tear them down. Longings…I hope I can live up to them!

On a crafty note. I am in the process of building a bird bath for my yard. This is the “bath” part of the bird bath. Isn’t it pretty? It is actually a chip and dip plate that I bought at a local store for $2.50. I plan to attach it to a long narrow PVC pipe which I have spray painted black. I saw this idea on Pinterest that led me to the following link: Chip and Dip Bird Bath
on Flickr by Andrea Wiggens.
So cute! I hope mine works out! If it does I will be sure to post some pictures. =)

We finished this 500 piece puzzle of stamps from different countries this week. It was a lot of fun. I enjoy working puzzles with my son. It gives us something to do together, that doesn’t expend a bunch of energy. Since I suffer from Fibromyalgia fatigue, this is a great solution for spending quality time with him. He loves it! This puzzle has the added bonus of having stamps from all over the world, so that we could talk about the different countries and their cultures while we worked it! A geography lesson and fun all in one!
I will close with a positive thought by Henri J.M. Nouwen. 
“We have to choose joy and keep choosing it.”
May your coming week, be filled with joy. Joy itself is not in the circumstances we find ourselves in, but rather our attitude. 
I want to choose joy. 
Since I am in the last stages of planning my daughter’s wedding, the next two weeks will be very busy ones. I may not be able to find the time I normally do, to post as often. Don’t give up on me. I will return to my regular posting as soon as the wedding rush is passed! I appreciate each one of my readers and your lovely comments. Thank you for all of your kind words, they make me smile and bring joy to my heart. In the mean time, I will post as often as I can.
Blessings and Sunshine, 

6 Responses to Tea For Bunnies & A Twilight Stroll

  1. Sylvia says:

    The joy of blogging is that (to me) it's a personal thing, sharing our lives with others. I choose joy today inspite of everything going on around me. Enjoy your time with your daughter for she will soon be out on her own and a new chapter will begin in both of your lives. Blog as you can and enjoy it!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Hi sweet Valerie! Your tea set is darling! My grandmother used to own a toy store and often she sold these cute miniature tea sets so seeing the one you bought brought back memories 🙂

    Your skirt is lovely and so perfect for the warmer months.

    Also, I love the puzzle you finished! It looks very unique.

    I hope you have a wonderful day 🙂 Hugs to you!

  3. Mrs R says:

    Valerie, you snagged such sweet treasures! That little bunny tea set is adorable as is the skirt. There is only a GoodWill store nearby and it isn't too great. I am looking forward to visiting NC and hopefully find some nice thrift shops.

  4. Valerie says:

    Hello Sylvia! Thank you for your sweet comment. I am so glad you dropped by for a visit. Such good advice too. =) Have a happy week. Blessings and sunshine, Valerie

  5. Valerie says:

    Dear Stephanie, Thank you! How fabulous is that to have a grandmother who owns a toy store. That's special. You always leave the sweetest comments, I appreciate you dropping by for a visit. =) Have a wonderful week. Blessings and sunshine, Valerie

  6. Valerie says:

    Dear Mrs. R, Thank you! Thrift shopping is so much fun. We have quite a few nice ones around here too. I know you will love NC. =) Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

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