These six pieces were all gifts from Andrew, 11th Duke of Devonshire to his wife Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire.
If you read my animal spirit post, you'll know that I love rabbits. The only thing which prevents me from filling the flat with rabbity things is my husband.
I campaigned tirelessly to get this doorstop into our flat and was a change.org petition away before he relented. I think you’ll agree, it’s a fine looking doorstop.
Here are the best bunny themed gifts on the market at the moment.
Alex Monroe Sitting Bunny Ring with Diamond
Like a magpie, my attention was momentarily captured by the Marc Jacobs bunny ring but I wasn't convinced. It wasn’t cute or charming.
I then discovered this ring by Alex Monroe. Gold = precious, diamond = precious, bunny= precious.
Alex Monroe produces excellent stacking rings too FYI.
Sergio Rossi leather bunny sandals
Nude barely-there heels have solved many a ‘yes I’ve got the dress but what do I wear on my feet?’ quandary. These Sergio Rossi shoes retain all of the best features of the classic barely-there heel but the bunny ears at the back and bow at the front add some quirky-but-not-comedic interest.
Oliver Bonas salt and pepper shakers
There are some dining accessories that can use to express yourself. I can’t believe I’ve just typed that, but I think it’s true: Napkin holders, salt and pepper shakers and coasters. This salt and pepper set from Oliver Bonas are an inexpensive way to liven up a tablescape.
Estee Lalonde (the artist formerly known as Essie Button) had a HAM print in the background in one of her videos by this amazing company. My brother is buying me one for Christmas. Not so subtle hint: the button lift print is my favourite.
London Bird necklace
I tried to get into statement necklaces but I just didn’t carry it off with panache. I much prefer delicate pieces, like this bunny necklace with a pearl tummy.
Flopsy Bunnies print
My friend Amy is having a baby and wants the nursery to be this pink colour so I bought her this print. It's more of a pinky red.
I once came across a blog written by a woman who believed that her spirit animal was a dolphin.
The dolphin spirit acted as a guide in moments of weakness or fear. When she embraced the spirit of the dolphin, she splashed her way through.
My friend Sarah T went to a masseuse and, for an extra £5, the masseuse told her what her animal spirit was. She was a gorilla, which is apparently symbolic of latent strength.
Sarah T told me that this was extremely useful information and she made sure to behave in a more ‘gorilla-like’ way in vulnerable moments.
I don't believe in stuff like this but I was interested and bored enough to take an online test to determine what my spirit animal is.
I was diagnosed as a crow. Which isn't fantastic news:
'...sign of luck, it is also associated with the archetype of the trickster; be aware of deceiving appearances...The crow is feared, it is an omen of death...The crow is a communicator with the dead...The crow means death'
But on the plus side:
'You like sharing a hearty laugh with friends and most of all enjoying a good meal.'
So when my spirit animal isn't predicting death or causing death or talking to the dead or just being deathly, he’s eating. No wonder he likes that part of his day the most.
I don’t think my spirit animal is a crow. Of course I would say that. Who wants to be a crow?
I think it’s a rabbit. A bit worried, quite a fast runner and soft to the touch.
I've always liked rabbits – they can’t maul you to death like a dog can, they don’t needle you like cats do. The can’t peck out your eyes like a parrot (or a crow). A rabbit is stronger than a gerbil and when you stroke it, it won’t fall to pieces completely like a guinea pig.
I'm trying to incorporate more rabbit things into my life but I'm aware that I'm an adult, married to a serious person.
So I have to be stealthy.
Like a crow.