Welcome March and “Rabbit, Rabbit”
Happy first day of March!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Click on the links or photos for the complete recipes, sources, and table inspiration.
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
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 for your Easter table or a kitchen island if you’re dining buffet-style
Sure to please everybunny with the addition of carrot, zucchini, apple and coconut
Upcycled drawer as a planter with spring bulbs, eggs, and a moss bunny
Fun to serve for a garden party, shower, or tea and edible flowers
An Easter table and parade of pastels, eggs and baskets
And a quick recipe for Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. Fun and easy for Easter with petite palmiers hiding in the salad greens!
Tabletop gardening fun with a veggie centerpiece and Farmers Market Salad Plates
Would be cute to serve for a baby shower or with egg salad for Easter!
And an easy 5-minute centerpiece for your Easter table or buffet that’s edible too
Original Peter Rabbit Chocolates by Beatrix Potter, green and white bunny plates and cabbage leaf chargers for a bunny egg-stravaganza
Thank you for your visit!
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.
So much fun
Great ideas for table scape as always!🐥🐰🐇
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.
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!🐰
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
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!
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
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! :)
Happy Retirement Cyndi! 🌺🌱🐰🐝🐌🦋🌻
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,
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! ;-)
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.
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!
I love the little row of 5 rabbits sitting on a drawer front, I think?
Such creativity! Love your posts!
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.
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!
I never heard the Rabbit story. Love your settings.
Everything you show is so beautiful. Thank You for sharing. Never heard of the Rabbit.
I love your Spring and Easter photos. The Rabbit story is new to me.
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:@)
I have not heard of Rabbit Rabbit ,:) But I sure love all your spring and Easter photos !!
Thank you Paula! 🐇🌸🌷🌺 🐣
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!
Beautiful post! Love all your recipes and pictures. Need to find a rabbit mold for that scrumshious egg salad! Have a wonder week!
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!! ❤🌷🐇🍄🌿🌼💐
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!
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.
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!
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!
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 !
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.
where did you purchase the adorable wheel barrows & bunnies ?
O.M.G. I love the bunny ear napkins…every thing looks beautiful but those napkin rings are .
the best. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous…….
All darling ideas! I just love bunnies in decor, but oh how torn I am about the actual critters. Tired of them eating my annuals and other flowers, not to mention the grass – oy! Maybe they heard someone calling ‘rabbit rabbit’ before today :-)!
You have the best collection of creative designs! I love that food tray with the rabbit and his basket topped with cucumber strips and the potting shed gloves with the lacy edged napkin combo!
WOW!!! What a round up! Pinned and saved!!!