Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Bunny Dishes That Hopped In To My Car

I'm developing a love-hate relationship with bunnies. I love to see then hopping around the yard at sunset, but I hate the massive amount of destruction that they've inflicted on my gardens this winter. They've been so voracious, that I fear that some of the damage may be irreversible! I'm researching ways to control them, but I still have a long 'row to hoe' to solve this perplexing outdoor critter problem. Wish me luck!

Despite the little eating machines gobbling up my shrubs and plants, I'm still attracted to them, so I was immediately smitten by these dishes when I stumbled across them online.

With Easter and Spring just around the corner, they'd make perfect luncheon or salad plates and the shape was interesting without being too fussy. The only thing I didn't like about these plates was the price. Sometimes you have to think with your head, and not a heart that's currently filled with dish lust, so I put my desires on hold and pretty much forgot about them.

Then I walked into TJ Maxx last week, and look what I found...the bunny dishes! The price was 60% less than on line and there was no shipping charge to tack on to the total. There were 8 on the display, but only 6 were in perfect condition. I scooped them up and practically ran to the register! When I got home, it was a nice suprise to see that I had placemats and napkins that complimented them perfectly. Here are the other designs in the set...




Now these are bunnies that I'm sure I'll love for years to come, and the only destruction they might cause is to waistlines when dessert is served.

18 comments:

  1. Oh, my, I am seriously loving these plates. I'm so happy you found these beauties! We don't have a single bunny (or songbirds)at the farm...when we lived 2 blocks from downtown, we had possums and bunnies galore. I can't figure it out. Bandwith thinks the hawks are getting them.
    But my shrubs aren't safe: five goats have found a hole in the fence and every morning they merrily munch on the pansies and grass.

    LOVE YOUR DISHES!!!!!!

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  2. I love these dishes....maybe they should hop onto a freight truck and head here! lol....enjoy them

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  3. We love, love these dishes!! We have to hop over and see if we can find them too!
    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  4. I'm gonna get over to TJ Maxx to see if I can find those dishes. They are adorable and would go so well with EVERYTHING! I think they are very sophisticated for Easter. Not the usual pastels.
    Love them!

    Carol

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  5. Hi Nancy Jane...You got the perfect bunnies inside your home...the kind that won't eat you out of house & home...I love those! Great find! ;-) Bo

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  6. Takes me back to the Peter Cotton Tail books with Farmer McGregor. Gee whiz I am dating myself. These plates are great!

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  7. Nancy Jane
    I love these dishes!! How wonderful you were able to find them at TJ Maxx!

    I'm looking forward to seeing them on your table on a Tablescape Thursday, soon!

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  8. I love shopping at TJ Maxx! Your bunny dishes are too cute!! :-) Laura

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  9. I spotted your comment on Gollum's, and hopped right over to see your bunnies!
    Glad you didn't get them on line...you saved a bundle..so cute..
    Look fwd to visiting them on a future TTH
    I did some dish spotting too, literally,... dish with pastel spots...didn't post them yet..Maybe manana..

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  10. Oh how adorable! I love those bunny plates!

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  11. The bunnies are wonderful, I also like your bird plates too!

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  12. Linda/ "Mom..."March 16, 2009 at 2:03 AM

    *** Hi! I, too, followed over here from Gollum's, & think those plates are wonderful~~~ very "sophisticated", & they go soooo well with "OUR" polka-dot napkins!!! (Smiles!)~~~ Thanks for info on where to POSSSSSSIBLY find them, altho I suspect "the run is on" to find them there!!! Warmly, Linda

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  13. Great find on the bunny dishes. Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit. I had to say hi to another PA gal.

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  14. These are the cutest dishes ever! I love them! OH, I can understand how they hopped in your car after you! And I can understand why you're hopping iwth glee over finding them! They are darling!

    Happy St. Paddy's Day!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  15. hey girlie...how are you? I think I am getting a stomach thing...and I don't have time to be sick!!!!! I sitll love the plates...thought of you today while i was in the greenhouse...will email soon
    luv ya

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  16. GM Nancy Jane...now girl I am loving those bunnies plates..just how cute are those?? now you do have my address don't you I meanwhat if you get tired of them and need a good home for those bunnies...And girl I have a fox here thats been killing everything so we put out the cat trap and what did I catch but a baby Jack Rabbit its was the ctest little thing..I wanted to keep it until the feed store told me it would't eat and neede its mama...so I put it back under the brushes and hoped its mama found it...oh and in that trap we got 3 cats, 2 squirells and then got the grey fox..1 down many more to go...and no we don't kill them just take them up country and drop them off new hunting grounds for them...may you have a great day girl..hugs and smiles Gloria

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  17. Om my goodness...if I had seen the plates I would have scooped them up and ran straight to the register too! They are luscious!!!! I am sure they will get many years of service! Have a happy Easter...a little early! Pinky

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  18. I absolutely adore these plates! I also very much enjoy your commentaries.. I'll be back to visit your blog often. laurie

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