Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy Birthday Katie

Happy Birthday to my sister Katie!!! I hope you have a great day!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Look at This Beautiful Moon!!

Since it's pouring down rain and we can't see the beautiful full moon tonight, I thought I'd post this picture I took from our driveway of last month's full moon and pretend it's tonight's moon. That way if anyone else is missing it because of the rain, you can just pretend right along with me - LOL!!


And the Winner Is....

First of all, I must apologize that the winner was posted much later than promised! Today was a half day of school for my kids so things have been a little hectic around here today. Okay, so anyway...the time has come to announce the winner!

This is how I came up with a winner. I wrote all of the names on little pieces of paper and then I folded them up and put them into a bowl. I had one of my boys reach into the bowl and pull out a name.
And this is who he picked...drum roll please.....Kari & Kijsa...yeah!!! But...we weren't finished just yet. You see, I had such fun making the banner that I made another one and my son had such fun picking the name that he begged to pick another one. So...I let him.

And this is who he picked...are you ready? The second winner is Manuela of The Feathered Nest. Yeah!!!!! Congratulations!!

Congratulations to the winners and thank you so much to everyone who participated in my very first giveaway! I thoroughly enjoyed reading about all of your special traditions. I had such a good time doing this and I can't wait to do another so stay tuned!! Have a great afternoon everyone!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Hooray! Hooray! A Blog Giveaway!!

Welcome to my very first ever blog giveaway!!

I thought of doing a Halloween themed giveaway, however with Halloween being next week, by the time your prize arrived to you, Halloween would be just about over. So...that brings us to the giveawy that I chose instead! With November and December fast approaching, the Holiday Season is almost upon us. What I've decided to do is this: Just leave a comment to this giveaway post telling us what your favorite holiday tradition is - what do you and your friends/family love to do each year? Whatever you celebrate during this time of year, we'd love to hear about it! The contest will run from now until midnight of this Thursday (10-25-07). I will compile all of the names and then draw one from the list. The winner will be announced on Friday morning! Be sure and spread the word!

This is what you will win!! It's a cute banner that I made especially for the winner. It's done in sweet pinks and greens - lots of roses and gingham, polka dots and glitter! Each flag of the banner has a pretty, sparkly white letter that spells out "DREAM". They're all sewn to a cute pink and white polka dot ribbon. Darling for a little girls room or for those of you who decorate in the shabby chic fashion at Christmas, this would be perfect for hanging along a mantel!
and have fun!!

Beautiful Sunrise This Morning

Good Morning All and Happy Tuesday!
Would you look at this beautiful sunrise? After I put the kids on the school bus this morning, I came back home to let the dogs out in the backyard. This was my view!! Just breathtaking. The amazing thing was, it was pouring down rain at the same time.

Then, when I turned around, I saw this beautiful rainbow! Wow!! What a start to a new day!
Well, I hope you all have a lovely day and I'm headed off to the grocery store.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Scone Recipe

As promised earlier, I have that scone recipe to share. This is my friend Monica's recipe. As much as I'd love to take credit for it, I cannot. They are so easy and quick and ohh so moist and delicious. Anyway, here it is:

Monica's Cream Scones

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. You want a nice, hot oven so these scones will rise nicely.

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 TBSP baking powder

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream

3 TBSP melted butter (to brush the tops of the scones before baking)

about 1/4 cup (more or less to taste) Heath bits-o-brickle toffee bits (to sprinkle on the tops)

Combine flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and white chocolate chips in a medium sized mixing bowl. Pour in heavy cream. Stir ingredients until just combined. Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead lightly 7-8 times. Make sure you don't overwork the dough. Shape into a round about 1 inch thick and cut into 8 wedges. Place wedges on a foil covered baking sheet. Brush tops of scones with melted butter and sprinkle tops with Heath bits-o-brickle. Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes until just lightly golden brown.

Serve with whipped cream, lemon curd or raspberry jam.


These can also be made with dried cranberries, raisins, chocolate chips, etc....just substitute whatever filling you choose for the white chocolate chips. Also, you can sprinkle sugar on the tops instead of the toffee pieces. Whatever you're in the mood for. This recipe is so versatile.

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday everyone!

I made white chocolate scones today with toffee crunchies sprinkled on the top. They were so delicious with a cup of tea this afternoon! I spent the better half of the morning with the kids organizing their rooms and now they have a friend over so they're busy playing and having a good time.
So, I have been thinking about how I need to re-do my craft room. (I've been inspired by Penny over at Lavender Hill Studio) You'll have to take a peek at her blog.
I have a challenge though. My crafting room is in an unfinished part of our basement. I need to figure out a way to make the room as cozy and girly and shabby chic as I can. All while the exposed studs and wires and water heater are keeping me company - hee hee! I think just getting it organized will be a huge first step and I do have some white fabric hanging to hide the 2 X 4 studs. Actually, despite all of these things it really is a great space. I just need to cozy it up a bit. Any suggestions?? Please?? LOL!
Anyway, I do hope you all are having a fabulous Sunday afternoon and I will check in a little later to share that delicious scone recipe!
Have a lovely day!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Things Kids Say

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought I'd share this cute little story. My five year old said to me this evening in his best scary monster voice, "Mamma, do you know what a mummy is?" So I thought I'd play along and I said, " Hmmm, is it a CREEPY Halloween costume?" He says to me, "Uhh, no mamma, its just a creature all wrapped up in toilet paper!" I just thought that was too cute. Have a great evening all!

Friday, October 19, 2007

A Good Mail Day!!

I went to the mailbox today and what did I find???

My super, fabulous Great American Aprons pattern book that I bought from Whimsy Pink!!
I just love it and would you look at that beautiful piece of fabric that she included with it? Oooohhh that is definitely going up on my inspiration board!! You should check out her lovely blog at
Thank you!!

Look at This Gift I Received!!

I just had to show you this beautiful brooch that my good friend Laura made and gave to me! Isn't it wonderful??? I love it so much! Thank you Laura!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I've Been Working Hard Today!!!

Pink bird topped wood box
Pink and green toile nightlight

Cake plate with painted aluminum cover

Here are some items that I made this afternoon to go in my little Classy Rabbit Shoppe! I've got plenty more to be added but alas, the school bus will be here soon and I must go and get the kidlets! Have a great day everyone!

Monday, October 15, 2007

My Goodwill Table Before and After Pics...

Remember the story I told you about the table I found at Goodwill for just $5.00?? Well, I finally got it painted and I've just posted some before and after pictures.

Here it is before the makeover
And here it is after the makeover. I think it looks soooo much better now! But then, I think almost any piece of furniture looks better painted white!! Ha Ha!!

A few of my favorite pretties on top of the table.

Have a beautiful day everyone!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007


A few of my favorites throughout our home

I love to decorate using little vignettes anywhere I can. On desk tops,

on the countertops,



etc, etc...
They're such a wonderful way to showcase all of your flea market treasures and they can be changed whenever you want to give the room a whole new look! I especially like to change them with the seasons or when I come across some new finds at the flea market. Some of my favorite items are tea sets, old vintage fans, sea shells and pretty silver trays just to name a few!!

Friday, October 12, 2007

New Web Site!!!

I'm so excited that the website is up and running! I have a couple of my products added but certainly not all of them yet. I will be working on it all weekend. If you have a few moments, hop on by and take a peek. I've got a link listed on the sidebar of my blog or you can go to Thanks and have a great evening!

Beautiful, Crisp Autumn Day!

I'll be the first to admit, I'm a lover of the hot, summer weather and we've been really lucky around here to have the warmth stretch so far into fall. It was in the 90's on Monday and Tuesday of this week and then it dipped into the 80's for Wednesday. When we awoke Thursday morning to temps in the 50's, I realized that fall is finally here! It was so windy and chilly was the perfect day for a trip to the pumpkin patch and a bowl of hot soup for lunch.
I think when the air becomes crisp and I can curl up with a good book and a pot of tea, I just might have to admit that I really do like fall but shhh...don't tell anyone I admitted that!

So today we went to the pumpkin patch. When we arrived, a wagon of hay was waiting for us to take us on the best hayride ever. The air was so crisp and the sky was so blue, it was a beautiful day. When we got to the pumkin patch, everyone scrambled down from the hay and immediately went on a search for the "ultimate" pumkin. There were green ones, white ones, and big orange ones too and of course plenty of decorative gourds. What a fun day on the farm it was!

Happy Autumn everyone!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Good Morning

Look at these cute little boxes I found at the craft store last week.
I thought I would fill them with little goodies
for the other moms at the school bus stop for Halloween.
Any suggestions as to what to fill them with?
I was thinking definitely little chocolates and maybe some of those
Bath and Body works trial size lotions. They smell so yummy!
Any other ideas??

A few more fun little flea market and yard sale finds.

Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Another Great Find

I just had to share this one! I saw a picture in a magazine of the cutest little coffee table - painted white of course and I thought Hmmm I really think I need one of those for my living room. It's one of those oval shaped ones with the really sweet Queen Anne legs. So anyway, I suddenly start to get the itch to go to Goodwill. You know, just to "look around". Maybe they will just magically have one there. You know how that is - hee hee. So I go and I'm walking through the store and don't you know I found one buried under some stuff. I could not believe it. But it gets better. I start moving some stuff around only to find the price tag - $5.00 - can you believe that?? Of course I had to buy it. So I get to the register and the lady says to me "oh I'm so glad to see that table is going. It just arrived 20 minutes ago and now I don't have to find a place for it over in the furniture section." Oh I love it when I listen to that little voice that tells me to go on a junking jaunt - LOL!

So, long story short, I now have one of those cute little Queen Anne coffee tables for my living room. I'm going to take some before and after pictures which I will post as soon as it's done.

What a day. Have a great evening everyone.

Erin :)

Exciting News!!

Some baby blankets I made with matching burp cloths.

I have exciting news!! I am going to have my very own online shoppe soon! I have wanted to do this for quite awhile now and I finally decided to just go for it. The site is currently under construction but should be finished up in the next day or two. Then I'll add my content and jump right in! As soon as it's done, I'll post the web address! I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself hee hee! I'll check in again a little later. Have a good evening!

Monday, October 8, 2007



A great big hello from The Classy Rabbit. I'm new here in the blog world and so I'll tell you a little about me. As you can probably tell by my blog name, I love to collect vintage rabbits! They are just so darn cute, I can't help myself. LOL!! I also love pink and anything vintage and shabby chic. I love to decorate and shop the flea markets, estate sales, yard sales etc... To me it is a great treasure hunt and the thrill of a great find is so addictive! I find happiness as well in a pot of tea and a really good book. Life's simple pleasures are what make me happy.

So anyway, I decided to go to the local flea market today just to have a look around but of course I found something. The cutest little Lefton china rabbit caught my eye. He had the sweetest little face complete with rosy cheeks and ears. He even had a little pink on his sides. Of course I had to bring him home with me! Rabbit and pink? Definitely a find :) I also found the sweetest little divided baby dish and as an added bonus there was a little rabbit family on the front of it. Call me crazy but I bought that too!

Well, it was a productive day at the flea market. Good night to all and sweet dreams!