Saturday, June 28, 2008

Bunny Fairy Tea Party

I overheard several bunnies talking about a Fabulous Tea Party that the Bunny Fairies were hosting. If you give these particular bunnies lots of carrots ~ their lips become quite loose.

I decided that I simply must attend this Soiree ~ I knew that the Bunny Fairies wouldn't mind. So, I grabbed my Camera, a Market Bag full of lettuce and my favorite Bonnet ~ then set off on my latest adventure.

Well, there were a quite a few bunnies guarding the Gate to the Bunny Fairy Tea Party. I gave them lots and lots of lettuce and they quickly became soporific ~ just like in the Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. Then, I quietly slipped by them while they slept.........

The sign on the Gate says "Welcome" ~ so I was convinced that they wouldn't mind me visiting......

As always ~ I took the wrong turn on the Path and got lost. Fortunately ~ a kind Rabbit gave me directions.

Look ~ it's the Host and Hostess of the Bunny Fairy Tea Party ~ Elizabeth and Parkhurst. They weren't too concerned that I had crashed their Party and enjoyed posing for this picture.

They had the most adorable little dishes on all the tables. These tiny little containers were made out of pink flower petals, woodland fern and lots of glitter. I wonder what kind of treats that they're serving in these pretty little bowls .......

Why ~ of course ~ these cute little "dishes" are full of carrots, lettuce, corn and even some radishes. What else would Bunny Fairies serve at an elegant Tea Party?

This Serving Dish has a Diamond hidden at the bottom of it. Parkhurst is going to ask Elizabeth to marry him and so he's hidden a huge diamond under the lettuce.

Did she say ~ Yes?

Wow ~ look at the size of that Diamond and she said..... Yes!! They're going to have this priceless Diamond set in an engagement ring for Elizabeth.

She was so happy and started crying tears of joy ~ can you see them?

Parkhurst is thrilled and also has a tiny tear in the corner of his eye ~ can you see it?
Well, it's official ~ Elizabeth and Parkhurst are Engaged!!

Elizabeth couldn't wait to share the news with her best friend ~ Bella. Bella is a famous Bunny Fairy Ballerina.

Elizabeth and Bella spent the rest of the Party making plans for the Wedding. Of course, Bella is going to be Elizabeth's Maid of Honor.

Another group of bunnies dancing and enjoying this elaborate Tea Party.

I think that they're doing the Foxtrot or some other Ballroom Dance.

Don't Annabelle and Alex look like they're having a Fabulous time?

Look ~ it's Isabelle and Raleigh ~ the Victorian Rabbits!!

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker was even at the Bunny Fairy Tea Party ~ can you believe it? I was so excited to see it ~ especially since it's believed to be extinct.

Hans and Gretchen had just flown in from Austria ~ but were too tired to dance.

Still lots of food left ~ but the flower petals are starting to wilt.

There was quite a bit of excitment when a little black kitten appeared from behind a tree. The Bunny Fairies and all the other Guests were screaming and running for cover. Courtney the "human" fairy sang a lullaby to the Kitty and then it finally wandered off.

This was the scene when I left at midnight and I can still faintly hear the music off in the distance. I won't be surprised if the Bunny Fairy Tea Party lasts until Dawn. You can see the Ivory-billed Woodpecker sitting on the tree trunk (upper right).

Thanks for visiting ~ be sure that you hop over to Vanessa's Mad Tea Party ~ it's tons of Fun!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Blogger Award ~

Heidi from The Zawisza Tribune Blog has presented me with this Beautiful Blogger Award. I'm so thrilled to be included in this amazing group of Bloggers that have been nominated to date. Heidi was so sweet to present this award to me and I'll treasure it always!!

The award is for creativity, originality, and overall contribution to the blogging community. Now I will give the award to five more people ~ which are listed below in alphabetical order by first name. All of these ladies (and several more) are a constant inspiration to me and I'm so truly blessed to have met them in the Land of Blog.

1) Anja (Drobtinice)

2) Jen (Artful Dreamer)

3) Julie (Fabulous Finds Studio)

4) Katie (Ragamuffin Gal)

5) Sandy (Dream Create Inspire)

Once you have been selected, please follow these guidelines and pay it forward:

1) Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award based on creativity, design, interesting material, and overall contribution to the blogger community, regardless of the language.

2) Post the name of the author and a link to his or her blog by so everyone can view it.

3) Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award.

4) The award-winner and the presenter should post the link of the “Arte y pico“blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5) Please post these rules.

Thanks again to Heidi for this Fabulous Blogger Award!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Night Blooming Cereus and Pure Turquoise

We had a HUGE "crop" of Night Blooming Cereus bloom in our front yard last night. I don't think we've ever had that many bloom all at one time. These exquisite flowers are also known as the "Queen of the Night" and each flower blooms one time for just one night. They begin blooming around 8:00 pm, then by midnight they are in full bloom ~ however, by morning (daybreak) they close back up. I guess that's part of the intriguing aspect pertaining to this Flower ~ the bloom only lasts about 12 hours.

The Blooms covered the trunks on four of our Palm Trees in the Front Yard. I took at least 100 pictures and had a difficult time narrowing them down to just a few to share with you. Actually, about half of my pictures were out of focus or off center.

This is a closeup of three blooms together. The Night Blooming Cereus is a member of the Cactus family and is extremely low maintenance. The only known prediator is the gasoline powered Weed Eater. We finally put mulch and garden areas around the Palm Trees where our Night Blooming Cereus live. Our constant cries of "please don't weed eat around the Trees" was falling on deaf ears (that has been our one and only complaint with our lawn service).

Many years ago, a lot of the houses on our lengthy street had these unique Catcus in their Yards and now there are only a few left. We've been fortunate that our Night Blooming Cereus are still thriving and appear quite healthy. Sadly ~ we lost ALL of our Sago Palms last year.
Some people think that part of the inner bloom looks like Baby Jesus lying in the Manger. It's really hard to tell from this picture ~ but when you look closely you can see the outline of the Manger in the middle of the bloom.

Another close up view of some of the Blooms.

Can you see the Moon in the center of this picture? This picture didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped ~ but still an interesting shot.

I used the Zoom feature on my Camera to get the Moon a little closer ~ even though I didn't think it would make a difference. Well, at least now you can kind of tell that it's the Moon with a side/back view of the Night Blooming Cereus.

Legend has it ~ back in the late 1800's ~ they would have elaborate "Lawn Parties" to watch the Night Blooming Cereus bloom. They would stay up all night and enjoy this rare and spectacular site until Dawn. Of course, there would be tons of food and probably lots of wine. They really didn't need too much wine ~ the sweet fragrance is so strong ~ it makes your head swim. Somebody should really try and bottle this stuff ~ it would make quite an exotic perfume.

I received this "Romantic Lovers" Hang Tag today from Jen over at Artful Dreamer . Since I have had Victorian Lawn Parties on my mind ~ thought it would be appropriate to feature it on my Blog. I'm so thrilled with this latest design from her Vintage Romance collection!! It has layers and layers of ribbons, flowers, buttons, vintage paper, etc. Isn't it absolutely Gorgeous? Jen is so talented and has so many fabulous designs ~ hop over to here to check out her newly designed TDF website. I also enjoy visiting her lovely Blog ~ hop over here to check it out.

Below is a really short 40 second Video that I found on Youtube which is of a Night Blooming Cereus. It is a time lapse video ~ featuring 12 hours with 750 frames in 40 seconds.

This is the relatively new fragrance by Ralph Lauren ~ Pure Turquoise. I LOVE this photo from the website ~ don't you? Guess you're wondering what the fragrance Pure Turquoise has to do with this Blog Posting? Well ~ I was so surprised to find out that somebody HAS bottled that sweet "fragrant" Night Blooming Cereus. None other than my favorite designer ~ Ralph Lauren!!!

Here is the description from the website:

An exotic floral mystery of dewy cassis, night blooming cereus and earthen patchouli. Discover the beauty, the mystery, the magic of Pure Turquoise.

Maybe there are other Perfumes on the Market that have Night Blooming Cereus as an ingredient. The scent is rather unique and quite overwhelming ~ a little goes a long way ~ less is more.
I love the "packaging" with the Turquoise on top as the bottle cap and it's only a mere $350.00 for one oz. I think I'd rather wear Pure Turquoise Jewels than the Pure Turquoise Fragrance.

This is the Stunning Turquoise Necklace that I just purchased from Chicks from the Sticks Jewelry website. I would definitely choose to wear this type of Pure Turquoise rather than the fragrance entitled "Pure Turquoise" ~ especially since a Necklace will last forever.

They have so many trendy and colorful designs!! Just hop right over here to see all of their unique Jewelry. They also have a TDF website which was also designed by Trudy over at Wild Oak Design.

This is another one of their designs and it was just added to their website. I love Red Coral and Turquoise together ~ it looks so fresh and vibrant. Hop right here to purchase this elegant design.

They have quite a few multi-colored designs ~ which are perfect because they're fun to wear and they "go with" everything in your closet. To purchase the design featured above ~ hop right here. Hurry on over and visit the Chicks from the Sticks today ~ their designs are selling out fast!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Hand Knitted Bunnies

Aren't these Bunnies absolutely Adorable? Marissa at Simply Sweet Stitches over on Etsy made them ~ by hand!! They are all meticulously hand knitted and have such amazing detail to them. Marissa puts lots of love into her little bunnies ~ you can see it in their faces.

This is "Annabelle" and she was the first Bunny that I adopted from Marissa.

Then ~ of course I had to adopt "Alex" so that Annabelle wouldn't be lonely. He's wearing a "hoodie" sweater and has the cutest expression on his face.

This is Sophie and I'm in LOVE with her cute pink lace dress that Marissa knitted.

This is "Sam" and he's made with Chocolate Brown Yarn and is wearing a Red Hoodie Sweater.

Marissa is now offering completely Custom Bunnies ~ one boy and one girl. Each Bunny will have an embroidered nose and safety eyes ~ then you pick the color of your Bunny and the style and color of their clothing.

Bunny Colors ~ Dark Brown, Beige, Heather Light Brown or Grey

Clothing Options for Boys ~ Choice of Color for Overalls, Hoodie Sweater (without Hood) or Super Hero Cape.

Clothing Options for Girls ~ Choice of Color for Hoodie Sweater (without hood) Lace pattern Dress or Strappy Sundress.

So ~ hurry on over to Marissa's Etsy Store and check out her Fabulous Bunnies!! Quick ~ Hop over