Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rabbits and Rocking Chairs in the Kitchen!

Rabbits frolic in our kitchen and I wouldn't have it any other way! I found this rabbit border many years ago while redecorating our previous home. It went right up in that kitchen and then...and then, we sold the house and moved. I could hardly bear to leave that beautiful old Victorian but we had to move closer to work. 
So I saved a few of my favorite things for the new place, our vintage cottage home! I went back to the wallpaper store and bought all they had of this discontinued rabbit pattern. It was to be a few years before it was finally hung but now we get to enjoy it every day!
The rabbit sign was discovered at a yearly antique show. This hand-painted piece made quite a rabbit-to-do as we carried it out to the car! Of course, we were just tickled with all the excitement over our purchase. The sign had come from a farm near the Ohio border where rabbits had been the happy crop for many years.

The "Country Living" sign and the antique rockers print came from Home Goods. I love how they all compliment each other. With rabbits and rockers everywhere, what more could a cottage lover ask for?

(Let me just add that the move to our cottage home was one of the best decisions we've ever made! Not long after we were settled here, my daughter got married and because her husband needed to be closer to work, they moved to our same area. Now that the grandchildren have arrived, we are only twenty minutes away. Who knew we'd end up with such wonderful gifts!)


  1. Love the rabbit border..
    It's nice to have family are everything!
    Mine are about an hour away,, just a little too far..
    Your cottage sounds lovely..
    Julia ♥

  2. Ohhh I once had the same border...I used it in a bathroom in our old farmhouse. Black and white tiles, red claw foot tub and a pedestal sink when they were still quite 'new'. I also hated to leave the rabbits when we moved but didn't have the forsight to buy more border. Good for you, it still looks wonderful and whimsical.