Sunday, April 1, 2012

Chocolate Bunnies in Jars...Kitchen Mantle

 I know...I know...I'm almost done with the Spring and Easter decorating!  I've been on a roll lately, but Easter if quickly approaching, so a bit of a time crunch.  
 I thought these chocolate bunnies would be cute on the Kitchen Mantle.  Added a few faux carrots for color and whimsy.  Wish those books were old cookbooks, but just don't pay attention to the titles....

Did you see these adorable bunnies in a jar from Martha here?
These were my inspiration, but I knew I wanted to go with 3 different colors of chocolate. 
I adore the chocolate lamb, but my local Target didn't have any...guessing I'd have to visit a chocolatier shop.  Maybe next year!

What I did find.... Dove has a White, Milk, and Dark chocolate bunny. Not to mention the fact that Dove makes a pretty tasty chocolate anything!  And these will be consumed in a few days!

 I made the nest out of shredded sheet music paper.  Added chocolate whoppers, pastel eggs, and cookies & cream eggs (unwrapped)  Each jar is different.
It's kind of hard to see through the glass, but...hopefully you get the idea.
Bought 3 ball brand jars, and hot glued a burlap strip around the lids.  Tied a little raffia bow around each bunny, and wahhh la!
  The fireplace is a see through one, into the living room, so I have this stone mantle in the kitchen.  The copper tray and antique scale are regulars in here.
 And while we're talking bunnies...
I Love my Big Bunny on the island too!  He's just adorable...eyed him from a distance at Warrenton Antique Fair.  
I have no idea what he is made of.  It looks like faux bark...but his eyes are like marble. 
This cute little bark basket is holding a carrot!  
I LOVE SPRING!

Looking forward to sharing my Carrot Cake recipe with you this week, so stay tuned...
XOXOXOX
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33 comments:

  1. Your home is beautiful! I love your bunnies!

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    1. Thank you Michelle!! Happy Palm Sunday!

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  2. Looooove the stone. Love the brown, whites, and chocolates!!! Carrot cake is my favorite. More importantly, I love your life verse. I am doing a True Love Waits class with our youth girls and I'm using Psalm 139 to start so I think I'll use Pslm 45:11. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. I've heard that's a great program! I fell in love with that verse when I read "Captivating" by Eldridge. Great read!!

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    2. Hi Janis and blhitchcock01~
      I am raising 3 teenage daughters (ages 19, 15 and 13)... I think I can learn a thing or two from you both!! I will be looking into "Captivating" and True Love Waits series. My 15 yo took her vow of purity at Christmas and now wears a ring that says "I am my Kings, and my King is mine" ... I LOVE this ring!
      Feel free to keep any and all vs., book referrals, advice coming ;)

      ~Kristy
      http://livinglifeunsimply.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi Janis, I'm replying to your comment on my blog here because you are a "no reply" blogger. Is that on purpose. I would love to be able to reply to your comment directly but can't if you are "no reply".... Anyway, I'm glad you like the It Is Well piece - please let me know if you make it. I would love to see it!

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    1. oh Karen....thank you so much for telling me. I had no idea I was a "no reply" blogger! I just changed my settings, and realized my word verification was back on...crazy! I thought I had turned that off! I appreciate you letting me know...and feel free to msg me if I didn't do something right, and it's not working.

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  4. Ohh I am looking forward to that carrot cake! Love the bunnies, but I love anything chocolate! I also love the daily bible verse on your page!

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    1. Thanks so much Rachel! I'm itching to start on that cake...it's a favorite! Biblegateway.com has the free widget to put on your blog or website. I'm loving it too! Appreciate your comment!

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  5. Janis, I want your sweet bunny on the counter! You've inspired me to run up to the attic to get my moss bunny and place him on some cabbage leaves. :-) I like your canning jars filled with sweets and filler. But if had them, I'd be sneaking into them to eat the goodies. LOL

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    1. I hear ya about the chocolate! I've been snacking on the leftover goodies from the jars. Just bought another big bag of Cadbury mini eggs...hoping some last til Saturday for decorating the cake! Appreciate your sweet comment!

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  6. Who can focus on the bunny with that gorgeous kitchen behind him? I want that fireplace.

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    1. Awww...thank you Anita! It makes for a cozy kitchen.

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  7. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment. I am following you on Linky. I love your bunnies, especially the big bark one!

    Betty

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    1. So thrilled that you're a follower now!! Appreciate your sweet comment!

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  8. Came over to see if your WV was on. I may have a solution for you. If it's on, I'll e-mail you. ~ Sue

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  9. You asked about an issue with your word verification on From My Front Porch to Yours- it is off so it isn't a problem to leave a comment.Were you using the new interface then change back to the old one? When people use the new interface, the default is for WV to be enabled. Only when using the old interface can you disable it. You can read my post about it HERE. :-) Sue

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    1. I appreciate you so much for checking that for me!!! Yes, I was on new, then switched over to old...clicked NO on WV. Phew!

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  10. I love your bunny, that is a super cute find!

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    1. Thanks so much!! I was excited to grab him up!

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  11. Can I move in?? My goodness... your home looks soooo beautiful!!

    You did a wonderful job with the bunnies!

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    1. Thanks so much Christine!! Appreciate you stopping by!

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  12. I just emailed you... {thank you for the lovely comment on my Paint Chip wreath!} but I just had to tell you that your blog is beautiful, your home is gorgeous, and I love these bunnies in a jar :) I am your newest follower and excited to look around your blog more tonight!!

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    1. Yeaaaa! So glad you are following too! Hope you enjoy looking!

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  13. I can't get over your beautiful house! (that is your home, right?) those walls!

    love this idea, I haven't seen it before, so so clever!!!

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    1. Thanks Gina! Yes, all my pics are from my home. The lighting isn't great in these pics, still learning about my camera! I copied Martha's bunnies, but with my tweaks!

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  14. Your house is beautiful and love the bunnies in the jars. Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Everyone will love them. New Follower.


    Jody

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    1. Thank you Jody and Stan...thank you too for the invite! Things got crazy busy, but I'll check out your links! Appreciate your kind comment and for following!!

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  15. Hi, Janis! Your kitchen mantle is so pretty! It's all SO PRETTY! The stone is gorgeous as well as your kitchen! And your bunnies are super cute.

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    1. Thank you Sonya!! I appreciate your lovely comment!!

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  16. Oh, Janis, I absolutely LOVE your kitchen mantel! All of your decor is just wonderful! Happy Easter to you and your family!

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    1. Awww....Thank you Shenita! Hope your Easter was joyous as well!

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  17. Hi Janis! I love love love your kitchen! I, too, am a lover/collector of vintage scales so I am swooning over the whole decor!

    I am also going to Haven!! Can't wait to meet you! :)

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