Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Girl Who Is Always Late

Some Bunnies Settled At Cottage


I shouldn't be blogging today. No, no. The plan was to weed the "potager". Of course, I also had a plan B which was to paint a secret project that I was hoping to finish this weekend.

Je n'avais pas prévu de vous écrire aujourd'hui. Non, non. Le plan était de finir de désherber le potager. Bien sûr, j'avais aussi un plan B qui était de peindre un projet secret que je voulais finir ce week-end.

 
But I had to come up with a plan C because I hurt my back, or rather my side, badly and after a week of denying the pain and of keeping my business as usual - weeding, sanding, cooking, hanging the laundry - I woke this morning wondering if I would even be able to reach the loo... So I'm taking it slow today, hoping it'll help to ease the pain away.

Mais j'ai dû me résoudre à un plan C car je me suis fait mal au dos, ou plutôt au côté, et après une semaine à ignorer la douleur et à continuer de désherber, de poncer, de cuisiner, d'étendre la lessive, je me suis réveillée ce matin avec une douleur telle que je me suis demandée si j'allais atteindre les toilettes... Alors, aujourd'hui, c'est repos en espérant que la sensation s'atténue.  

 
I don't decorate for Easter. But last week, I had a little eighteen month old boy visiting for a few days. He loved switching every table lamp on, as you can see on the picture... And we don't have any shortage of table lamps at Cottage, so this game could last for a long time!

Je ne décore pas la maison pour Pâques. Mais la semaine dernière j'avais un petit bonhomme de dix-huit mois qui est venu passer quelques jours au Cottage pour découvrir la mer. Son jeu préféré était d'allumer toutes les lampes... ce qui est une activité très prenante dans ce Cottage aux multiples lampes.


Anyway, before he arrived, I decorated Cottage a little differently than usual. All my glass bottles went on top of the bookshelf as it would have been dangerous had he broken one. 

Du coup, avant qu'il n'arrive, j'ai dû redécorer un peu Cottage. Mes nombreuses bouteilles en verre ont été stockées tout en haut de la bibliothèque car il eût été dangereux que le bébé se blesse en en cassant une.

 
I chose unbreakable items for the sofa, the coffee table (what? did I say coffee table?) and the side tables (whaaaat??? What side tables???) and got all my Beatrix Potter collection out for the hutch that can be closed. Just because I can't imagine anything better than the stories of Peter Rabbit and his furry friends for a child.


J'ai choisi quelques bibelots incassables pour le canapé et la table basse (quoi ? Il y a une table basse ?) et j'ai sorti toute ma collection Beatrix Potter pour le vaisselier que je peux fermer. Juste parce que Beatrix Potter, c'est trop mignon, non ?

 
Because of the season and what I saw on blogs and in shops, I was also inspired to take some bunny items out of their box!


 A cause de la saison, de ce que je voyais sur les blogs et dans les magasins, j'ai eu envie de sortir tous mes lapins de leur boîte !

 
So, here it is, later than everybody, my small bunny decor for 2017! 


Et voilà, après la fête et après tous les autres blogs, ma petite déco "lapin" pour 2017 !

 
See you soon,


A bientôt,

Hasta la proxima,





PS1: It's been a grey day, so pictures don't have the best light. I know that the one of the Peter Rabbit mug isn't straight... But I can't stand straight with the pain so, the picture seems straight to me!

PS 1 : Il fait gris aujourd'hui, les photos n'ont donc pas toujours une lumière idéale. Je sais que celle du mug Peter Rabbit n'est pas droite, mais j'ai trop mal pour me tenir droite, alors, du coup, moi cela me semble d'aplomb !

PS2: Who wants to do nothing and watch an episode of Peter Rabbit with me ? If you've never seen them before, please take the time, it's wonderful!



PS 2 : Qui veut ne rien faire avec moi et regarder un petit épisode de Peter Rabbit avec moi ? Si vous n'en avez jamais vu, cela vaut un peu de votre temps, c'est très joli !



54 comments:

  1. How lovely to have Beatrix Potter in your home. I grew up with the stories and still have my very old books. I'm sorry you are in pain, you may need to rest (and not teach?) Your bunny decor looks so pretty.

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    1. I'm lucky (or not) to be in holidays, so I can rest... But I'm to go back at school on Monday!

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  2. Happy Easter days and Spring! Take good care of yourself - love, Marie from Belgium

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    1. Thanks, Marie! I hope you're enjoying spring as well!

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  3. très jolie , cette déco de Pâques , et ta collection Beatrix Potter est magnifique !
    connais tu le site de retouche photos Pic Monkey ? c'est un site gratuit, très facile de prise en main, et qui permet de retoucher facilement ses photos : recadrage, luminosité ...
    je l'utilise très régulièrement pour ma boutique , et je le trouve top ( il en existe d'autres , bien sûr, mais je parle de ce que je connais ! )
    à bientôt Magali ... et pour le dos , rien ne vaut le repos ( mais surtout la suppression des stress )

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  4. Happy Belated Easter...i absolutely LOVE Peter Rabbit..i stop what i'm doing an watch the animated version with my grandson when he's here..looks to me that cottage should have felt a bit..magical during the little guys visit..an i'd be hard pressed to pack those sweet dishes away after Easter..they might have to stay out for a while..hope you had a Fabulous Easter..an you're feeling much better now.!!

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  5. love Peter Rabbit and all the stories - the decorations are so good when you have a child in the house - hope your back gets better soon

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  6. It's always fun to decorate for children for the holidays. Ours spent Easter at their other grandparents, so I didn't do much in the way of Easter decorating this year. Your Peter Rabbit dishes are just darling displayed in your hutch! I love the sweet illustrations. I hope you are feeling better before you have to go back to work, Magali!

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  7. Magali, I hope you're feeling better and if not, please see a Doctor for pain, might of pulled your back out. I love your rabbit collections and of course the dishes and books of B Potter. The series is a delight to watch:).
    Boy howdy, toddlers are a whirlwind, all over the place!
    Take care, Kathleen in Az

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    1. I went to the doctor and one of my rib is very slightly cracked... I was forced to take it slow this week - doctor's order!

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  8. Back pain can be so debilitating. Hubby is going through it right now. Take care of yourself!

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  9. Magali siento que estes con dolor si puedes descansar hazlo y cuidate tu salud es primero...y gracias por tomarte el tiempo para mostrar tus fotos que se ven bonitas ;) hasta la proxima.
    nelly

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    1. Gracias, Nelly. Estoy descansando un poco - la orden del doctor! Me un poco roto una costilla ...

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  10. My sweet Magali, what a darling post! The lovely little bunnies brought a smile to my face :)

    Wishing you a delightful week. Love and hugs!

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  11. Loved to see your sweet little bunnies. Hope your side and back begin to feel better. That is miserable to have going on when you want to be active. Have a great new week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  12. Beatrix Potter is perfect for Cottage. Well done, I say. Busy fingers turning lights on and off. . .who needs toys? :)

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  13. Love all the dishes, bunnies and books......my children had all those pieces....

    Take care of yourself and rest up.......

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    1. I had to rest on doctor's order... I didn't even pack up my Beatrix Potter collection!

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  14. You chose the perfect decorations for your small guest! Absolutely adore Beatrix Potter~~~love your cups and plates. So hope you are feeling better soon~~~take care.

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  15. I loved watching the Peter Rabbit video--thank you. Hope you are feeling better soon.

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    1. The doctor said the rib is very slightly cracked... So I have to rest... Time to watch all the Beatrix Potter episodes, I guess!

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  16. The planned projects can always wait while you work on healing and recovery. Cute decor!

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  17. I always have time for a spot of tea, Peter Rabbit, and observing the cleansing power of the rain. Lovely post, dearest Magali!

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  18. I do hope your back gets better soon.
    Loved all of your photo's and your bunny decor 2017 style looks great.

    All the best Jan

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  19. I have those precise books! No doubt that little chap had a delightful time with the lamps :)

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  20. Oh I'm sorry you've been in so much pain and I and I do hope your are taking it easy. I love this sweet post with all your pretty Beatrix Potter critters around cottage. You had a sweet little fellow visiting, bet he enjoyed hearing Peter Rabbit stories. Going back for another run so I know I didn't miss anything! Hope you are feeling better. You've got to quit overdoing :(
    Hugs...........

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  21. Oh, I adore your Beatrix Potter collection. So adorable! Thanks for sharing. I'm sure your little friend enjoyed the stuffed bunnies. Or maybe he just preferred the lamps. :)

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  22. aWW!! I'm so sorry..hope you are feeling better now..All the bunny items and the little bubbly cutie pie are so, so adorable

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    1. Thanks, Krishna! I'm resting, hoping the rib will mend quickly!

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  23. Hope you are feeling better now, Magali! You have a wonderful collection of Beatrix Potter dishes and books. Love the little one :) I'll bet your cats went into hiding, though! xx Karen

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    1. One of the cat hid during the whole time, but Shadow was very patient and let the little boy pet him all the time without ever showing a claw!

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  24. Oh Magali, hope your feeling better. I did the same thing last summer and my hip still hurts. I got crazy with the hoe. Try hot and cold for the pain.

    Love all your bunnies and dishes - they are beautiful.

    Feel better soon.

    Mary

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  25. merci pour ce précieux moment de douceur à regarder le conte de Peter Rabbit !! que les dessins sont beaux ! tout cela donne envie de passer quelques jours dans le Lake District... toute cette porcelaine à l'effigie des petits amis de Beatrix Potter est trop géniale et votre collection des contes est bien plus importante que la mienne... il n'y a pas d'âge pour les lire ! profitez bien du repos des derniers jours de vacances, la fin d'année scolaire est encore loin - monique59

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  26. A couple things, you are so mysterious :), I want your tea pot, I want my girls to watch Peter Rabbit in French, and babies are such rascals!! Sorry you're not feeling well.

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  27. It's definitely time for you to take it easy for a bit, your body is telling you so! For someone who doesn't decorate for Easter you sure do have an awful lot of cute bunnies around!

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  28. I love your collections. Peter Rabbit is one of my favorites in fact I was just reading it to my granddaughter this morning. You are never too late to share I still haven't shared my Easter things!
    xoxo Jo

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  29. Peter rabbit is my favorite. Love your decorating

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  30. Peter rabbit is my favorite. Love your decorating

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  31. Easter décor totally passed me by this year. Thanks for a cute reminder of Beatrix Potter and her personified creatures. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

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    1. I wouldn't even have thought aout it, hadn't this little toddler visited Cottage!

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  32. You have a wonderful collection of Beatrix Potter pretties, Magali. I have the exact same series of stories, and a beautiful teapot that my daughter gave me for Easter a couple of years ago. I'll have a look at the video, too, since I know it will make this grey and chilly day very cozy.

    Poppy:)

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  33. I love Peter Rabbit.

    And I hope your back is all healed.

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  34. Love all the Peter Rabbit stuff - did your visitor enjoy it in English or French? Hope your back's better! PS Fascinating election...what times we live in!

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  35. I am so sorry you have hurt your back and side. I understand that kind of pain - I've experienced quite a few times in my life. It's awful. I hope you are practicing a lot of self-care right now. I love all your bunny decorations. What a darling little boy you had visiting!

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  36. I adore Peter Rabbit and love your china. Makes every meal into a party. As I'm a bit behind with my blog reading I hope that you're feeling better by now.
    Amalia
    xo

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  37. I love Peter Rabbit. When I was young, I read them all, and when my daughter was young we read them together.
    I love your little statues of see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil. You are the best hostess. xoox Su

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  38. Magali, I'm a huge fan of Beatrix Potter, so your collection has me envying you (in the nicest sense of the word!). What a cozy cottage! I hope your pain subsides soon.

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    1. The collection is built piece by piece when my mom or I find one in an empty-your-attic sale.

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  39. What a gorgeous collection of things related to Beatrix Potter. My kids grew with those books in their hands and we still have them and love them all. I save them for a possible grandchild someday. Love those plates and mugs, just beautiful! Happy week with Peter Rabbit and friends. I bet your young visitor had fun!

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  40. Sorry to hear you're in pain. I hope it passes quickly. Whose baby was that? Isn't it amazing how much trouble little kids can get into?

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  41. I hope by now you're feeling better, Magali. You've got a very impressive bunny collection!

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  42. I'm just now reading this post so I do hope you're feeling better. I didn't know there were Beatriz Potter Peter Rabbit plate settings. Or if I did I've forgotten. Too sweet.

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