Arthur Court ornaments. I collect Arthur Court bunny things. I love the fact that they support animals and lots of wildlife. Mommy Syl, Captains mom, gave me this ornament.
This one I purchased from eBay. It opens and holds wishes inside. :)
David and I have been together since 1989. We started collecting ornaments then. Every year on our anniversary in September, we get another ornament. This is the one we got this year. Pig Pen making a snowman. We love Charlie Brown's Christmas.
Every year Beth, my best friend of 33 years, and I exchange ornaments. We always laugh that they will hang on our tree in our nursing home room when we are old ladies. Beth made these awesome wool pine cones this year. She also makes her cards.
This is one she gave me years ago. When we were little her parents would take us camping and we always had s'mores. This brings back the most wonderful memories.
She also gave me this fella many years ago. He reminds me of the wizard Radagast in the Hobbit movie.
I purchased this handmade ornament at a craft festival last month. The man who makes these is so very nice. I was happy to find something handmade. I think I have a thing about hobbit looking stuff. hee,hee,hee.
This little bunny was extremely spoiled by Di and Miss Gracie. My gracious! They sent so many wonderful things that I love: Pencils to use in my new sketchbook, fun socks, peeps (like my peeps in my yard), a wool bunny ornament, handmade dish cloths. Thank you so very much Di and Miss Gracie!
My friend, Carrie Pippin, is one of the most kind hearted people I have ever met. She made this darling stitchery for me. Isn't the dress adorable with the bunny fabric? Thank you Carrie!
Cards from dear friends around the world came in too.
This handmade card is from our friends, Rachel and Speedy in the UK. Speedy is our bunny friend who had to have his eye removed this summer. He's doing very well and looks super cute in his hat don't you think?
Our wonderful friend Juliet, The Crafty Green Poet, sent us this card and bookmark. Juliet is the queen of re-purposing things, living simply and living life on purpose. She writes the most wonderful poetry.
This card came from darling, Pauline in Australia. I love that it is handmade.
Here's what the back of the card says. Cool huh?
This fun card and ornament came from our fun friend, Fiona in Australia. Have I told you how much I love my Aussie friends and how much I want to visit there one day? I love having this on my tree.
Speaking of trees, the entire middle section of lights burned out on my tree last week. It was quite comical. We took all the decorations off. David reworked all the lights and then redecorated it. All is happy again.
Of course, my tree topper always makes me happy. This is one of my most favorite things. It is handmade and I've had it since the mid 90's. An elf and a bunny. LOVE!
My mom and Oliver sent us this wonderful goody basket! Wine, chocolates, cheese and crackers. Oh boy! Thanks mom!
My fun friend, Sharon Jett, attends estate sales all the time. She finds the most wonderful treasures. She sent me this adorable crochet piece. It kinda looks like a lop bunny, but I think it's actually a puppy. What do you think? This would look wonderful made into a pillow. On the to do list for the new year.
In closing, I want to say that I am most happy that after three years, Captain and Eric are back home this year. That means Christmas Eve dinner at our house. We are having seafood lasagna, salad, wine, rolls and some chocolate cake. There will be laughter, smiles and lots of good times. We will spend Christmas day with them too.
Friends are gifts we give ourselves. I am most grateful for such wonderful gifts.
So what made you happy this week? I would love to hear.
Michelle and the Bunnies