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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Comes To Rabbit Run Once Again...







Welcome to our little spot in the world, Rabbit Run Cottage...nothing fancy mind you, but it's warm and cozy. Oh, and there's hot chocolate on the stove and a plate of cookies just waiting for you!

While I get your little snack ready, take a peek around...


Yes, the dining room houses a few snowmen each December...

...and a rabbit that fancies himself a jolly old elf.


A staircase set aglow...

A small kitchen tree, set into an old milk can & decorated with
vintage cookie cutters, tiny spatterware, wee cooking implements and other fun trinkets.

A pig who knows what he wants in his stocking!





Well...there is a lot more to see but for now, let's get comfy, talk about what you've been up to this holiday season and have our snack...



I hope you like the cookies...let me get your hot chocolate...how many marshmallows would you like?


...and always remember you are most welcome to visit us any time at Rabbit Run Cottage!


Love and Hugs,
Susie Q


34 comments:

Chari said...

Hi Susie..

My friend, your home is simply gorgeous in all of its Christmas finery!!! I just love all that pretty red and white that you decorated your hutch with...it's my favorite!!! Ohh...and I love snowmen! Hehe! Now...if that little tree in the old milk can just isn't the cutest thing that I've ever seen! I love that idea!!! That's sooo cute!!! Well my friend, I noticed that you have a big apothecary jar full of pretty gold ornaments...I just giggled because I have its twin! You'll have to come by and check it out! They do say, "Great minds think alike"! Hehe!

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and all of your Christmas pretties...what a treat!!! Oh yes...and your mantel is just beautiful...loved it!!!

Warmest wishes and Christmas blessings to you and your family, my friend!

Chari @Happy To Design

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Sue,
Your home is so lovely dressed in its holiday finery! I could feel the warmth and coziness all the way through the computer screen to my home in NC! I love all of your little touches.
Hugs,
Penny

Sue said...

I can't believe you linked this before I did! I was up late and overslept. LOL
Sue, the house looks great!! So extremely comfortable. Love the milk can tree and the hutch. Can't wait to visit it in person. We can do a reciprocal decorating home tour, okay? Maybe I'll have made some cookies by then...
lots hugs from your friend, Suey

Linda said...

I LOVE your fence...looks soooo great all dressed up for Christmas! That idea with the old MILK CAN is AWESOME...I have one...soooo...I think I might just do the same with mine...thanks for this AWESOME idea!

Blessings,
Linda

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

How warm and cozy! And I love your white picket fence. Always wanted one of those. :-)

Thanks for inviting us in to look around. The hot chocolate and cookies really hit the spot!

Tammy518 said...

Wow, so many pretties to look at, I don't know where to begin. I love everything that you did. I love what's written on the pig's chalkboard. I've got a similar pig also. And, yes, I'll take some hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It is all so beautiful, Sue! I absolutely love that exterior shot!WOW!

bj said...

Oh, Susie Q...I knew your beautiful home would be so full of comfort, warmth and beauty. you are so so good at this decorating thing.
Thanks for sharing your home in all it's Christmas glory...I love everything you have done with it.
xo bj

Melanie said...

What a cosy Christmasy place to visit! Pour me some hot chocolate and I'll be right over! ((Hugs))

joan said...

It's just beautiful Sue! I love how you have decorated your home! I copied the mice recipe for my daughter, it's so cute!!!

Rue said...

Hi Sue :)

I've looked forward to your house at Christmas every year I've known you (I think it's been 4 years now!). As always it's perfect. Julia said on my blog that some houses just seem to be made for the holidays and I'm passing the compliment onto you my sweet friend :)

Many hugs and love,
rue

salmagundi said...

Everything looks wonderful, and I'm so glad Christmas has come to your house. Thanks for sharing it with us. I'm inspired to go dig in our attic - I know we have some darling kid's kitchen utensils from the 1970s that would be cute on a kitchen tree like yours. I haven't thought about those for years. Take care, Sally

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Susie...your home is so beutifully decorated for the hoidays! I love your sideboard...a winter wonderland. Mr. Piggy cracked me up...I think he needs a Webster's Dictionary as badly as I do most of the time! Hee, hee;-) What fun it is to live in your home this time of the year...lots of whimsy and joy! Merry Christmas!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Thanks for inviting us in, sweet Bunny Lady. Your decorations are tops! So comfy and cozy in your little cottage, and the Christmas spirit abounds. xxoo

Shelia said...

Oh, Susie! Everything is so lovely! I love all your little snowmen on your hutch! I see some sweet little Christmas bunnies too! You have to have bunnies! ;) Your tree in the olden milk can is wonderful! I want a milk can!

Now, Dearness, thank you for the cookie and cocoa!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sue said...

Hi Susie....your house is lovely...the white picket fence couldn't be more perfect...and the inside...it's decorated beautifully...I love all your antiquey things....and that stained glass lamp....

Gretchen said...

If you weren't so amazing on the inside, I'd probably kinda hate you for your adorable home. :) I hope you enjoy every second of the season, dear friend. Love to you and Bill and Grace and Dan. Hope to someday visit Rabbit Run, for you sure know how to make folks feel right at home. xxxooo

Anita said...

Everything is so festive, warm and welcoming. Love the snowmen on the hutch.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

How adorable is your house?!?!? I just love everything in it! Rabbits are one of my loves and your home looks to have its share of them, too! Cute pig with a wish list!

Please come visit all my holiday home posts as I've linked to a few parties, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Susie, everything is just wonderful.....so festive and just screaming out Christmas dreams. I love it.

Barb ♥

salmagundi said...

Hi Sue-- I finally posted about your book giveaway. Stop by if you have time. I'm going to make the mice tomorrow - so cute and who can resist the choco-covered cherry, Hershey kiss, Oreo combination! Yum. Have a great weekend. Sally

The Decorated House said...

Hello Sweet Sue~
Oh at Christmas all the love and charm shines more brightly!
Love the opening outdoor shot, and of course seeing how Beau Bunny is loving his home. Watch out... he loves cookies as much as Santa!
Hugs, Donna

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

It's so pretty! I love your way of arranging the holiday vignettes and the snowmen. Love snowmen!
Brenda

Kathleen Grace said...

I always look forward to seeing how you decorate Sue! I clicked on all the pictures for a better look:>) I have been chained to my sewing machine working on quilts for the girls. I don't even have my tree yet! I have never gone this long before getting the tree in. my. life. I think we are going to get it Monday. The dining room is still empty from the plasterers fixing the ceiling. Good thing I can enjoy your decor, becasue mine just isnt happening!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Hi Susie,

Your home is just scrumptuous! I love all the cheery red! Your mantel is so gorgeous and I love the cabinet with all those bottle brush trees, the tree in the old milk can, the bears, the pig...EVERYTHING! Also the front, with the picket fence with garland on it couldn't be cuter! I'm going to have another look and can't wait for you to post some more pictures.

Manuela

SmilingSally said...

You're all set, Susie. I love your decorated home--especially the garland trailing down the banister.

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

So pretty! I love all your special touches. I have an old milk can I put wrapping paper in. Maybe next year I'll do a little tree, yours looks so cute!
~Michelle

Charli and me said...

Your home is just beautiful. It's so pretty all decked out for the holidays. what a lovely snowman collection you have. Merry Christmas. I hope your holidays are filled with blessing after blessing. Those cookies sure do look good and I love hot chocolate. Thank you.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

How absolutely adorable! I enjoyed my visit with you SO much. Loved everything all trimmed out for the holidays. And everything from your little snowmen to the kitchen tree's decor to the mantle with it's decorations to everything in between... it is just such FUN! Love the rabbit who thinks he's an elf, too...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, my friend, Susie! So glad you linked up to the party. IT is very festive and warm at your house this year, don't you just love this time of year. Merry Christmas to you and yours, friend!!

Karen June Miller said...

What wonderful whimsy!!! I could curl up by your fire. Thanks for sharing!

Hugs, KJ

Lallee said...

It all looks beautiful! I just love seeing everyone's homes all decorated. So many little details and whimsical fun tucked here and there. Thank you for the tour! Your mice cookies were adorable, and I enjoyed reading about the themed White House trees, too.
Hugs,
Lallee
PS Adorable picture of Grace with Santa!

Bonnie said...

What a warm, comfortable feeling I get everytime I visit with you. You house is spectacular. The hot chocolate and cookies were the best! Thanks for having me over for a visit (wish I could visit for real, lol.)

Dana and Daisy said...

Hoppy Christmas Susie Q!

Love, Dana and Daisy