Thursday, February 21, 2008

Show & Tell ~ A Tale of Two Teapots

Show and Tell

Thanks to Kelli for inviting us to her House for Show and Tell.

Each and every Friday ~ I will feature one of my Bunnies and tell their Tale! This is the Second Story in my "intriguing" Series entitled ~ Every Bunny has a Tale!

~ A Tale of Two Teapots ~

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

A Tale of Two Cities

My Bunny Teapots have similarities and yet they are so very different ~ just like the Main Characters in "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens.

It was the Best of Times.......

A few months after Park and I were married ~ we went to Disney World. The Weather was absolutely Beautiful and it was a picture perfect Spring Day. We found this adorable Bunny Teapot in one of the Gift Shops. It was so adorable and I could use it every day. We were concerned about carrying it around Disney World all day, but the Salesclerk offered to have it sent to the Front Gate. All we had to do was pick it up on our way home. The entire Day was Magical ~ it was indeed the Best of Times.

It was the Worst of Times ~

So, we're driving Home, we're both completely exhausted and I remember my precious Bunny Teapot. It's still waiting for us at the Front Gate of Disney World. How could I have forgotten it? It was the worst feeling. However, we called Disney World and they were so nice to ship the Bunny Teapot to us.

It was the Best of Times...

We went to North Carolina on Vacation and I bought this Gorgeous Fitz & Floyd Old World Rabbit Teapot. Don't you love her Victorian outfit? I was thrilled with this new addition to my Bunny collection and we had the Best of Times in North Carolina.

It was the Worst of Times ~
We had to cut our Vacation short and return Home ~ due to a Hurricane off the Coast of Florida. We were desperately trying to get Home before they closed the Roads and Bridges. I was so stressed about the Hurricane and worried that we weren't going to make it home in time. Thankfully, the Hurricane turned away from Florida ~ but the car ride home was the Worst of Times.

This is a picture of my Mother when she was in High School. She "shared" with me today that "A Tale of Two Cities" was her favorite Book in High School. This picture was used without her knowledge or permission.


Cheryl said...

Cute stories :-P Love all your photos.... especially the one of your mother, very pretty.

Anita said...

Your post really puts me in the right mood for spring! And it's going to be a pretty warmish week-end over here!

Wow, I've never seen Bunny teapots before, yours look very nice indeed!

Happy spring!

Best wishes from Germany,

Muum said...

It is great to think about spring time and your bunnies are really cute.

Jewelgirl said...

We were thinking along the same
line "Tea"... Adorable teapots, and
I also like the bunny with the
Victorian outfit she has so much
character. I can't wait until

TJ said...

:) I love that you used your mom's picture without knowledge or permission. I have one of my grandmother that has since passed on. It is her senior portrait taken in the 30's. It's gorgeous and looks just like my mom too! Shh.. don't tell her I said that.

Kelly said...


I love bunnies, so I was super excited to find your site through Kelli's Show & Tell! Adorable, adorable! I love how you "themed" this post. :o) Oh my, I've left something at Disneyworld before, too - I know the feeling! I'm so glad that you were able to get your cute teapot back!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Gattina said...

Nice story, do you collect bunnies ? I couldn't write stories about my cat collection ! Imagine I have more than 400 !

Penless Thoughts said...

Very different teapots.

Hootin' Anni said...

This is one amazing show n tell. I really liked them both...the show AND the tell. How you set it up for us to read "The worst and the best of times" really was an eye catcher!! Loved it. I know just what living in hurricane country is like, and how nerve wracking it all is...[we too live on the gulf coast]. And then, the bunny teapots? Adorable!!!!!

Sharing your mother's photos was tops!!! And the fact that you added it was her favorite book...priceless!!!!

My show n tell is shared, I hope you can come over to visit with me. Have a great weekend.

Ganeida said...

My youngest brother owned a white rabbit for years. It had a very wicked sense of hymour so I am pleased to see yours are better behaved.

Constance said...

I loved the way you did your post today! The F&F teapot is precious! I have a soft spot for old photos, just stop by and you'll see what I mean! Was the picture of your Mom taken in the 30's or 40's?

Constance said...

OOPS! I just saw how young you are in your profile photo! I hope I didn't just offend you or your mom asking if the photo was taken THAT long ago!
Ha Ha

Anonymous said...

Cute tea pots.

Lisa/Rick Rack Attack said...

Love everything! The bunnies, the stories & the photo of your Mom! Something about bunnies feels like springtime!

You can check out my show & tell at

Barbara H. said...

Those teapots are adorable. A Tale of Two Cities is one of my two all-time favorite no9vels, too.

Lori Stilger said...

Cute - but I loved the ROSES in the first pic you had of them together! :D
Thanks for sharing your stories; they make the teapots even more special. :)
Have a blessed day!

Cathy said...

Adorable teapots! I look forward to seeing your whole collection. Too funny using your mom's picture without her permission. LOL!

Cathy :)

Dawn said...

I think those bunny teapots are absolutely precious and unique! And I love old photos like the one of your mom. She was very pretty in high school. :-)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a delightful blog! I love all the bunnies, etc! Cute bunny tea pots! I have one I will post soon.

(Who forgot to do Show and Tell!)

Connie Marie said...

Very beautiful show and the tell.. is fun! I love how you let us know that the picture of your Mom was used without her knowledge or permission! ha Daughters can be fun!

Heather said...

What beautiful bunnies! I love to see collections and to hear the stories behind them. So fun!

And your mom is just beautiful. Hope she doesn't mind you sharing her with the rest of us! lol I also posted an old photo of my mom today. ;o)

Martie said...

How perfectly you described life - full of up's and down's. I love your old word bunny tea pot - she is beautiful. The picture of your mother is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing.


MammyT said...

Love your bunnies!

GardenGoose said...

love the teapots, love the tales, and the photo of your mom is so prety too.have aded your blog to my favorites. hope you'll stop by my blog for a visit once in a while.
~Tina Town Living Magazine)

Kelli said...

I love the bunny stories and I love your blog too! I feel like I'm visiting Beatrix Potter's world when I visit here. :0)
The picture disclaimer is too cute..hehee.