Welcome March and “Rabbit, Rabbit”

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Happy first day of March!

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Are you familiar with the superstition of saying “Rabbit, Rabbit” on the first day of the month? I hadn’t heard of the expression until a friend said it to me last month.

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According to superstition, you should say or repeat the word “rabbit” or “rabbits”, or “white rabbits”, out loud upon waking on the first day of the month, because doing so will ensure good luck for the duration of that month.

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 As with most folklore, there are numerous variations of this expression, but I couldn’t find out much about the origin of “Rabbit, Rabbit” other than a little tidbit on Wikipedia.

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With arrival of March, we’re 20 days closer to hopping into spring, so I have some “rabbit, rabbits” to bring good luck, along with a little spring and Easter inspiration!

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Click on the links or photos for the complete recipes, sources, and table inspiration.

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Mini Easter Basket Cakes

A festive dessert that’s fun to decorate, filling with colored coconut for grass, candy eggs, and a chocolate bunny or chick, for an edible Easter basket

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Easter’s on its Way Table with Plaid, Bunnies, Eggs and Tulips!

An Easter table set two ways, with a tulip centerpiece and a tall dapper bunny, dressed in pastel foil Easter finery

Blooming Easter Basket DIY

How to Build a Blooming Easter Basket

Blooming Easter Basket DIY for your Easter table or a kitchen island if you’re dining buffet-style

Peter Rabbit's Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Peter Rabbit’s Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Sure to please everybunny with the addition of carrot, zucchini, apple and coconut

Spring in a Drawer

Spring in a Drawer: Repurposed Drawer Planter

Upcycled drawer as a planter with spring bulbs, eggs, and a moss bunny

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Spring Tea Sandwiches with Flower & Herb Cheese

Fun to serve for a garden party, shower, or tea and edible flowers

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Hopping Down the Bunny Trail and Easter Egg Hunt Table

An Easter table and parade of pastels, eggs and baskets

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Bunny Ears Salad

And a quick recipe for Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. Fun and easy for Easter with petite palmiers hiding in the salad greens!

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In the Potting Shed: Jardin de Legumes and Bunnies

Tabletop gardening fun with a veggie centerpiece and Farmers Market Salad Plates

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Party Chicken Salad Spread using a bunny cake pan as a mold

Would be cute to serve for a baby shower or with egg salad for Easter!

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 Easter Table  with Bunnies, Eggs, Birds and Blooms

And an easy 5-minute centerpiece for your Easter table or buffet that’s edible too

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 In the Potting Shed with Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail

Original Peter Rabbit Chocolates by Beatrix Potter, green and white bunny plates and cabbage leaf chargers for a bunny egg-stravaganza

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PEEPS Chocolate Chip Cookie Tart

Easter PEEPS Centerpiece

Easter PEEPS {Easy and Edible} Centerpiece

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  36 comments for “Welcome March and “Rabbit, Rabbit”

  1. Kathy Menold
    March 1, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Always try to say rabbit as the first word of the first day of a new month. Have no idea where it came from but certainly can’t hurt!. Love all your bunnies and beautiful table settings. I have quite a few rabbits I use for spring decor but would love to find more especially some lovely plates that you use. Also will be trying some of your recipes this Easter. Thank you. Stay safe today. N.C where I also live looking for March to roar in like a lion with Thunderstorms.

  2. Gail
    March 1, 2017 at 6:35 am

    So much fun

  3. Michelle
    March 1, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Great ideas for table scape as always!🐥🐰🐇

  4. Margaret
    March 1, 2017 at 6:52 am

    I’ve never heard of “rabbits” it’s a bit more violent here (England). For us it is “pinch, punch, first of the month” needless to say it is important to get in first and before noon.

  5. Linda L
    March 1, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Oh such a fabulous post! I’m glad to see the repurposed drawer again. It might be my all time favorite idea you’ve shared. Rabbit, rabbit!🐰

  6. March 1, 2017 at 7:10 am

    I’m 69 years old and when I was a kid my dad would wake me up saying Bunny Bunny. It was a tradition all those years and I brought my kids up saying that the first of each month. I love all your Spring pictures they are beautiful and inspirational. Thank you

  7. March 1, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Mary, I have never heard of that superstition before! Your round-up of inspiration was perfect for the first day of March…so much prettiness! Happy Wednesday!

  8. Jennifer Shaw
    March 1, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Once again, I am inspired! After enjoying every single nuance of every single vignette you post, I feel the impulse to give something as mundane as a dinner napkin a little extra zest!
    Have a wonderful and inspired day! Jennifer

  9. Cyndi Raines
    March 1, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Lovely Spring ideas, the bunny mold is darling. I have a copper bunny mold, but he doesn’t have a basket. Love the weaved cucumbers! I will do the chicken salad recipe this year for sure!! Happy (almost) Spring! Happy Day 1 of March and my official first day of retirement!!! Look out yard ~ here I come! :)

    • March 1, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Happy Retirement Cyndi! 🌺🌱🐰🐝🐌🦋🌻

  10. Catherine
    March 1, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Years ago when my children were young,we went to hear master storyteller and author Catherine Windom Tucker. Catherine, wrote a book about the 13 Alabama Ghost .One of which lived in her home name Jeffery. Catherine, told us that night about the tridition of saying Rabbit Rabbit, on the
    first morning of every month. Right before I opened your email I had texted my daughters,
    🐇🐇

  11. March 1, 2017 at 8:27 am

    No, I’ve not heard that tidbit on the “Rabbit Rabbit” saying, but you can bet I’ll be repeating it, hoping it means by March 20 my projects will be nearly complete! Your compilations are always a feast for me, Mary. Love that hydrangea trimmed in the shape of a rabbit rabbit in that lead photo! Real or faux, who knows? I’ve previously pinned that cute bunny chicken salad. I really love spring, and I hope I can get to enjoy all the fun of decorating that comes with it. RIght now all I get to do is clean up each day. Not fun. Rabbit Rabbit, dammit! ;-)
    Happy March!
    Rita

  12. Jo
    March 1, 2017 at 8:31 am

    What a fun way to welcome the new month. Great idea using a drawer for a blooming garden!
    Beautiful way to welcome Spring with the tablescape “In the Potting Shed with Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail.” Spring is one of my favorite Seasons with all its newness of life & plants waking up to new blooms & buds. Thanks Mary.
    Jo

  13. March 1, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Rabbit, rabbits! This post is full of inspiration, Mary. I pulled my boxes of Easter things out of the attic yesterday and hope to get some rabbits hopping around here soon. Spring weather is here, and time to get myself digging in the dirt. Sadly, the garden didn’t fare well this winter, and there is much to do. Your blooming vignettes are motivating me to get busy!

  14. RS
    March 1, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I love the little row of 5 rabbits sitting on a drawer front, I think?

  15. Elizabeth
    March 1, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Such creativity! Love your posts!

  16. March 1, 2017 at 10:14 am

    I have never heard of saying “Rabbit, rabbit” on the first of the month. That’s a new one to me, Mary! I loved seeing all your bunny inspiration, Mary, and hopping down the bunny trail with you.

  17. sheree
    March 1, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    My children taught me if you were the first one to say rabbit to someone else on the 1st of the month it meant you would have “good luck” . Therefore they wouldn’t – hurt feelings always abounded !
    Your blog makes me happy for Spring!

  18. Marilyn
    March 1, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I never heard the Rabbit story. Love your settings.
    Marilyn

  19. Joan
    March 1, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Everything you show is so beautiful. Thank You for sharing. Never heard of the Rabbit.
    Joan

  20. Marion
    March 1, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    I love your Spring and Easter photos. The Rabbit story is new to me.
    Marion

  21. March 1, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    I don’t remember the molded bunny chicken salad Mary, that’s a fun idea! Everything looks great but once again I’m drawn to the napkins-love that pretty bunny scene! Happy March:@)

  22. Paula
    March 1, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    ~Mary~
    I have not heard of Rabbit Rabbit ,:) But I sure love all your spring and Easter photos !!
    Paula
    IN

    • March 1, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you Paula! 🐇🌸🌷🌺 🐣

  23. March 1, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    i did not know of this superstition!…Obviously, did not say it as soon as i woke up this morning, but I said it many times since I found out!…Rabbit, Rabbit!….and while we are on the subject of Rabbit, Rabbits, I must say that you have always created the most wonderful vignettes and recipes with that grand ‘ole Hare….Looking forward to your beautiful Spring posts!

  24. March 2, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Beautiful post! Love all your recipes and pictures. Need to find a rabbit mold for that scrumshious egg salad! Have a wonder week!

  25. Ellen Stillabower
    March 2, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Wabbits wabbits…uh..what’s up doc??? Easter is what’s up!!! Sooo cute, pretty and I can’t wait to build my blooming basket!! I did a similar one last year from one of your post!! Thanks Mary!! ❤🌷🐇🍄🌿🌼💐

  26. March 2, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Oh Mary, I am hopping up and down with glee at your bunny round up! March 1 is always a favorite day for me, because it means winter is basically over, yay! I didn’t know about saying rabbit rabbit on the first brings luck, do you think if I said it a bunch of times today that would work 😂 You have inspired me to hunt for my eggs and moss, and start thinking bunnies, baskets, and blooms!
    Jenna

  27. Karen
    March 2, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    As always, your displays are wonderful and inspiring, thank you! When I met my husband, he introduced me to ‘Rabbit, Rabbit,’ something he learned in college. We have passed this tradition down to both sons and daughter-in-laws so now it’s a game who can text ‘Rabbit, Rabbit’ first! Needless to say, hubby and I usually aren’t awake at midnight so we lose. Occasionally (usually for April), I put together ‘gift’ packages complete with items representing the season and of course at least one rabbit. Each son/daughter-in-law gets the package via mail with a little card saying ‘Rabbit, Rabbit.’ I try to time it so they arrive on April 1 but sometimes USPS isn’t compliant…ah well. But it’s a lot of fun putting together the boxes and the kids enjoy receiving them. So ‘Rabbit, Rabbit’ always brings a smile to our family.

  28. March 2, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Well saying rabbit rabbit is a new one on me! You have such a wealth of wonderful displays and food items. I love bunnies for Easter. I keep adding more to my collection!

  29. March 2, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    I’ve heard “Rabbit, Rabbit” before, and I want to say it has Celtic origins, perhaps Irish? And the first one to say it gets the luck 🐰🐰. Your bunny theme is a tonic for capricious March. Every photo inspired. Adore the napkins tucked into garden gloves, and the centerpiece is so gorgeous. So many lovely details!

  30. Cindy lou
    March 3, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Never heard Rabbit !Rabbit Either! Great story ! I Am in Love with rabbits!! I have a cottage room in my farmhouse truly devoted to rabbits and bunnies ! Last count was 65 ! Love ALL your fabulous posts and beautiful food ideas ! You are truly the decor Guru ! Great job! Rabbit!rabbit !

  31. Melodie Strickland
    March 3, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Like several others, I’ve never heard of “rabbit, rabbit”. March 1st was my 69th birthday and I made sure when I saw your blog today to say “rabbit, rabbit”. Love the bunny theme.

  32. Judy West
    March 3, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    where did you purchase the adorable wheel barrows & bunnies ?

  33. Barbara Harilaou
    March 4, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    O.M.G. I love the bunny ear napkins…every thing looks beautiful but those napkin rings are .
    the best. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous…….

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