Monday, February 3, 2014

Outside frightful, inside delightful

Snow, snow, snow. We rarely get snow here in eastern NC, but last week we got it. I will admit, while I think snow is beautiful, I don't like it. I don't like it because I really HATE being cold.


Wearing David's rubber boots, because I don't own footwear for snow, I trudged down the driveway to take some photos of my little Rosewood Cottage.


Across the street Captain and Eric got ready for cross country skiing. Captain asked me if I wanted to try it. NOPE! Too cold! Y'all have fun. I'm going to drink another cup of coffee.


My little snow bunny on my flag even looked cold. I did have to laugh though. My neighbor's boys played outside all day long. They used their mama's cookie sheets as snowboards. I loved watching them have so much fun. Of course, I was inside. ;)


These little ducks were in the pond in the back yard. I don't know what kind they are (wood ducks?), but I do know they are little maniacs! They can swim so fast. They chase each other around and then go underwater. I guess they eat fish. I love to watch them.


Ooooo! What do we have here? Wabbit tracks! Poor little things out in the cold!

Harrington and Hannah shared some of their hay and I gave them a few carrots.


I went to the store on Monday to stock up on a few items. Then basically, I didn't leave the house again until Sunday. Now I know everyone from the North is laughing like crazy right now, but I have lived in the South since I was 10 and I have never driven in snow. Also I'm a late braker when I drive, so I know I would wreck my darn bunnymobile for sure and I didn't want to hurt anyone else. Besides, my house was sunny and nice and warm. I was ever so grateful I didn't lose power. :)


I love the way light fills my house. I don't think I could ever live in a dark house.


Recently, I rearranged a few things in my living room, foyer and dining room. I do that at least once a year. I like change and since I can't move yet, I have a tendency to rearrange stuff. I drive David nuts.


I changed the curtains in my dining room. Green is my favorite color and I love how these look with black.

Emma May still sits in my foyer. After all, she is part of the welcoming committee. She is entirely handmade by Marlene Robertson.


I moved two pictures from Bunnyville to my foyer. These are both originals made especially for me by my incredibly talented friend, Jules. This is Sir Walter Harrington (Harrington's full name).


and this is Lady Hannah Goldenhare (Hannah's full name). I treasure these paintings and I wanted to put them in place where everybun could enjoy them.

So inside it was delightful and I got lots of stitching done. I also got some good news. David is on his way home. He left on January 4th to go to Florida for his job. It get's pretty lonely around here without him. While the bunnies keep me company, they just aren't as chatty as I am. ;)

See you back here on Wednesday for Fellowship of the Flowers.

xx,
Michelle and the Bunnies

30 comments:

Cheryl said...

That snow looks amazing - we are sweltering in 40 deg temps down here in oz. Always refreshing to have a change around

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Your house looks like it should be in a fairy tale with that snow all around! So pretty!

Jules Woolford said...

Oh, they look so great in the black frames! I am honoured to be in your foyer.
Andy hates being cold too, you'd get on so well!xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WELL! I NEVER, EVER knew that these two royals were immortalized in paintings! How clever, how DASHING THEY BOTH LOOK! teeheeee

How kind of them as well, for sharing their timothy hay and carrot snacks with the wild ones......we saw "Natasha", our wild bunny dash under our patio yesterday. It was -10. How in thee Sam Hill does nature do it out there!!!!!!

The home looks lovely my friend, so sunny and cozy. Off to work I go, trudging in the snow. Love! Anita

Starr White said...

We got plenty of snow this past week too! doesn't it just make home all the more cozy? Nothing like being outside in the cold and coming inside to a warm, cozy house….bliss…..:)))) Jules' bunnies look terrific in your "new" foyer!!

Fiona said...

Unusual weather ... Good idea to stay indoors in your lovely home ... Great to hear David is on his way back ... It's not easy when they are away...
Hugz

jsews said...

Love the new decor. I agree about all the light coming in - so welcoming. Jean

Heather said...

I love seeing your house, so warm and welcoming. I grew up in Canada and lived 30 years in Michigan after I got married. I have had enough of the snow and am happily away from it this year!

Shelley said...

LOL, no..really, you got snow :)I am always available as a snow chauffeur :) Love LOve love the new curtains and I drive my david crazy too re-arranging all the time...it's all that creativeness seeking a way out, don't you think?

Lesley said...

What a delightful home and a delightful post! Enjoy the day staying warm and cosy with your bunnies! I also see snow out my window, but it is very common in Nova Scotia at this time of year!

Anna said...

Send the snow to us...we need more!!! Your home is as always so lovely.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I hope the wild rabbits enjoyed the little treats you left out for them!

We've not had snow at all so far this winter. The last three winters before this were colder than normal here and we got a lot of snow, I almost got used to it! But like you I don't like being cold!

speedyrabbit said...

wow white stuff huh?everything looks so pretty inside and out,xx Rachel

Loris said...

I would stay in that lovely, sunshiny home too...except when the dogs dragged me out for a walk :-) They are good exercise trainers!

Joan said...

Love your pictures! Your house is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

Stay warm! We are gearing up for 8" tomorrow! If it's cold, gimme snow...that's my motto! Love that pic of H&H below...you need to do a little design with a baby bunny on top of a larger bunny just like the picture! So cute!

Jenny Bonynge said...

Delightful digs Michelle. I, too, would be staying inside enjoying the view. Do send your snow out to Oregon...we need a good stockpile!

Sue said...

Nice Pictures your house is lovely, looks so fresh! Love the Wabbit pics!

Cindy Sharp said...

Buuuuuurrrrrrrr. Stay warm. Snuggle with your bunnies. The cold won't last for very long it just seems like it.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love seeing your beautiful light-filled home! blessings, marlene

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I'm with you, I do not like the cold, AT... ALL!! And even down here in Central Florida we had some pretty cold days a week or so ago. Down in the 30's. It's nice to be able to stay indoors. Your home is so beautiful. I love your floors!

Stephanie said...

I live in The Chicago suburbs and we are SICK of snow now! Your homes' interior is delightful!

Stephanie said...

I live in The Chicago suburbs and we are SICK of snow now! Your homes' interior is delightful!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Pahty at the Bunny Rosewood House!!! Hay and carrots and hot cocoa for all. Be early!!!

Susan said...

Beautiful home!

Kris said...

LOL!! Well, it is snowing like crazy outside right now and I LOVE it!! But then again, I will take the cold over the heat any day of the week, month or year!! But ya know, if my home was as beautiful and as bright and cheery as yours, I could stay inside all week too and be just as happy as a bunny!! :-)) Love ya!!

Barb said...

I don't venture out too much in the cold myself, snow or not....so we are twins in that aspect. I love love your house. In fact your home is the home I thought I would be retiring to (no your home literally...weird huh)...move over bunnies. Instead we have a ranch farm home...and I am grateful

Jeri Landers said...

I hate being cold too, I had enough snow growing up in Colorado. Little did I know when I moved to the Mid South, it could be just as cold with Ice added to the mix as well. I love the way the light fills your house too, Oh, you would hate my house! I can get the glowing effect of light in some rooms upstairs, but downstairs is very 18th century candle-light. Any way, off to order your wonderful Twist... I will soon be stitching Mamseys quilt!

Allie said...

Good thing I love driving in snow, lol, since I drive 300 miles or more every night....Shell, I adore your beautiful home, and I don't blame you for staying inside and leaving the skiing to others. I'm enjoying catching up on all your gorgeous new projects too!

Carrie P. said...

you got more snow than us. it is beautiful! and so is your home.