So in honor of the harvest moon, I am delighted to invite you to take a hop down the rabbit hole into the home of my dear bunny friend and fellow designer, author and instructor, Shannon Shirley of Once in a Rabbit Moon.
Shannon's home blew me away the first time I visited and it was every bit as special this time. Her home is filled with so much warmth, comfort and charm. I guess that's what happens when one decorates with quilts and bunnies. ;)
This is the room I stayed in. I literally have to hop up into the bed. It is so tall!
These gorgeous quilts are on a ladder in the room.
The bunnies watched over me while I slept.
One of Shannon's friends gave her this bunny. He looks a little sad. I think he wants to join the party on top of the closet. hee,hee,hee.
When you walk up the stairs, you are greeted by these embroidered beauties.
At the bottom of the stairs, Shannon hung these. Which one is your favorite?
This is the closet in the guest bedroom. Yes, she said I could take a photo. I wasn't snooping! hee,hee,hee. These are just some of her quilts. The woman has TONS! I don't think she has given any away in all the years she has been quilting.
I love these. They hang above an old church pew in her dining room. Don't you love the tree skirts too?
This is her living room. It's full of wonderful vignettes.
Like this one above the fireplace. If anyone ever finds that rabbit weather vane, please, please, please get it for me! It was from Target many years ago and I want one!
This is Shannon's newest masterpiece. The old bottle collection on the shelf above was the inspiration.
Check out the detail. The bottles are embroidered, the daffodils are three dimensional and the stems were created using Inktense pencils. FABULOUS!!!
Here she is with her award winning piece at the Virginia State Fair.
Oh and she also one a ribbon for her wiggle worm quilt. Cute!
This is a thread sketched family photo. It hangs in her Mum's space, which is the lower portion of Shannon's home.
This is just so fun. Bunny cookie cutters on top of a coat rack. Sweet!
This Jim Shore piece is in the powder room. If anyone ever finds this, I want it too!
Hello little bunny peaking out from the bucket.
This is a beautiful cross stitch piece. I know a lot of people have started cross stitching again. Have you?
I think these towels look so gorgeous hanging next to this antique chair. She has so many antique pieces throughout her home.
This is Shannon's sweet girl, Rylie. (Mum, Shell wants us to move to Wilmington. She said we would have so much fun together.)
Don't you just love these little washboards going down the stairs to her Mum's space?
I am in looooooooove with Shannon's newest class. She will be teaching you to make your very own hex sign. There are different elements you can applique to the circle to create a piece that represents you and your family. FUN!
This is a piece she was designing for a challenge. She enters all sorts of quilt challenges. I have never entered one. Have you?
This is my favorite wall in her classroom. I'm sure you know why. ;)
This is another wall in there.
And here is another view. Shannon was busy working while I was photographing her house.
That cabinet is filled with all sorts of wonderful goodies.
Shannon travels all over giving classes and lectures on her amazing work. Take a hop over and book a date with her! I know first hand you will be in for super treat!
Thanks so much for another wonderful visit dear friend! I can't wait until we see each other again.
On a final note, when I got back from teaching in Virginia, I went and got a new hairdo. You may have seen it on Facebook already. Sometimes a girl just needs a "do-over." hee,hee,hee
Hugs and see ya next Wednesday. I will be celebrating 8 years of blogging with a special giveaway! :)