Sunday, March 25, 2012

Easter Bunny Alert Or Scare-You Decide

With everything that is going on here
I had decided I wasn't going to
decorate for 
Easter this year.
But....I am one of those people
that keeps busy to avoid
having to think about
things sometimes.
I call it 
"working therapy".
Busy hands-Occupied mind-
or something to that effect.
So--down to the basement
and up with the bins
of Easter fun.

First I want to show
you a sweet little
tin that my mother
received for Easter in
Isn't it cute?
There's also a "hat"
storage box that was full of
hand decorated eggs that belonged
to Gramma Hazel.
I put it in my hutch on top of
my china.  It is so old and fragile
that I don't want the grandkids
handling it.

This "tree" was made 
by Gramma Hazel
back in the 50's.
It's about 2' tall and 
sits in my kitchen window
that faces the bay.
Gramma Hazel
 also decorated these eggs
This is one of about 15 of them.
There's also this little egg
being pulled in a chick wagon
from the 1950's.
The base of the tree is surrounded
by some eggs that 
the kids have made
and by some from a
Polish friend.
I found this sweet little 
blown glass bunny a few years ago.
The little pink hat is also
one of Gramma Hazel's creations.
And this one I found in a Hallmark store.
(sorry he's a little blurry)
Can you see these little fuzz ball chicks?
They have a single feather tail 
that sticks up their back.
They are only about an inch tall.
I have two of these 
musical eggs that came from Germany.
I cut out and painted Monsieur Hare in the 1980's.
I kept one out of the many I sold.
This one, too, one of many
bunnies that went home
from craft fairs in the 80's.
These little bunnies
hang on the stairs that
lead up to the guest rooms
the kids sleep in when they visit.
And THESE bunnies look
like they are on the run!
But WHAT, pray tell,
are they running from?
I never SAW a money bunny before.
Did you?
What's REALLY scary is
he seems to keep moving around.
I hope he doesn't leave
coconuts instead of 
eggs come Easter morning...
wouldn't like that
now would she?!

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Japolina said...

I love bunnies! What a great collection. Have a great day Diana

Janet said...

Hi Diana,

How sweet are those things. Both the old and the new. You are all ready for the Easter Bunny. :)

Now that monkey bunny...kinda cute and kinda scary. lol

And Ms Pouty is just too cute even when pouting.

Have a very wonderful Sunday.

Take care, Janet W ((HUGS))

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Good Morning Diana!
I love seeing all of your wonderful vintage Easter and Spring pretties.
Makes them even more special that they belonged to your family.

Happy decorating.


Anonymous said...

I love these vintage keepsakes you have shared. I enjoyed seeing all the different pieces. Ms. Pouty is adorable.

SImple and Serene Living said...

I love it all, but my favorite is your mother's tin. I would definitely have that sitting out all year. Love that pouty face. She needs to go over to play with my granddaughter, they could be very busy seeing who could out pout the other,

Jettie said...

Did you take away her goodies? She looks quite upset to me. I love the dress that you made. So cute!

Bente said...

Hi Diana. So many pretty things you have to decorate for easter.

Have a nice day

Hugs Bente

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Good morning, Diana,

You have some of the sweetest vintage Easter decorations! I love each one! John's moms name was Hazel :)

But I do have to say, there is a unique rabbit lurking on your pretty white chair. Looks friendly enough but you better watch him!

Patty Patterson said...

Are your old decorated eggs real? And if so how did you keep them safe for so long? We used to make Ukrainain Eggs at Easter time when my daughter was young - but ours have since all been broken.

Anonymous said...

your grandma was a clever and talented woman, such a beautiful collection you have , it would be sad not to display such beauties, that monkey is a hoot, leave it to you.You have the best sense of humor.

Pam Kessler said...

I have that same hanging bunny sign. I had bought it for my Mom in the nursing home and now I have it here. Glad you brought your Easter stuff out. The kids will love it. All except that brown hairy thing in the last few photos. He's scary!

Debbiedoos said...

LOVE your vintage displays. That tin of your Mom's is darling. Now the monkey, LOL!~ Have a great day.

Susie said...

Diana, I really like your Easter bunny things. To have something of your mom's and grandmother's is special. Now why would a cute young girl ever want to pout??Enjoy your day. Smiles, xo, Susie

Tete said...

The ugly bunny is cute. Have never seen one like it before. Got a lady here in town that collects Pooh. Did you know how many Pooh bunnies there are- way too many!
Love your decor for Easter. Now, where's that pink Easter tree?
I know you have been too busy to get much done at home these days.
Miss Pouty will just have to ask dad for Easter eggs if that silly monkey leaves coconuts. It worked with the cupcakes.

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

What a gorgeous collection. I particularly like the tin from 1924 and Gramma Hazel's hat storage box.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

You have a beautiful collection of eggs. I am glad you decided to bring them out after all. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. I like how you displayed the hat storage box on your dishes. It reminds me very much of an Easter bonnet itself. I too have a scary looking pair of Easter bunnies according to my family, but I think your monkey bunny takes the prize. LOL! I hope you have a blessed and beautiful Sunday!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You have some wonderful vintage Easter things. I can't believe you have a tree from the fifties. That is old and in such great condition. You better stay away from that monkey bunny!

Made In The South said...

Good Morning,
I am so glad you decided to put out your Easter decor.
Maybe Miss Pouty will put on a smiley face. I just had to laugh when I saw her picture, she is so cute!
Now, I am feeling a bit guilty for not pulling out my "stuff".
OK, let me see if I can get in that messy closet...
Have a great Sunday,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lovely collection, Diana, and you have some great family pieces. You have to make sure to tell your granddaughters the story behind those pieces so they can carry it on.

Petie said...

Love, love, love the old tin and old wagon. I bet the grandkids are thrilled with the decorations.

Karena said...

Wonderful Diana, I love it all especially the little wooden Easter figures.

Art by Karena
The 2012 Artist Series

Lynne said...

Your Bunnies are the "best" and you and I are both "blessed" to have been loved by a sweet Gramma Hazel!

Blondie's Journal said...

You really have a lovely collection of Easter pretties. I love all the cute little bunnies and the vintage tin is is nice to have something that old that belonged to your mother!

I hope you are having the wonderful weather we are's just gorgeous and not too hot, thankfully!


Trisha said...

I am glad that you decided to pull out your Easter decorations this year because I really enjoyed seeing them all!


ShabbyESP said...

I love all your decorations....especially Miss Pouty

Enjoy the rest of your weekend
Suzann ~xoxo~

Connie said...

Hi Diana - You have such lovely treasures there with the Easter/Spring theme. Nice someone was a saver in your family. I would treasure them !

Love your blog !

Nellie said...

You have a very special collection of bunnies, Diana, creations from those who are dear to you. How fortunate you are! xoxo

Blessed Serendipity said...

Hi Diana,
I love all your Easter decorations. The vintage little tin and pull toy has to be among my favorites. The monkey bunny has got to be the work of your Hero. How weird that he moves around. LOL. Have a beautiful day.


michelle said...

Your bunnies are so cute and very special. I hope everything is ok, I know I have missed so much. Thinking of you.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

You have a lovely collection of vintage Easter things. I have always adored bunnies and even your monkey bunny is cute. The little pull toy is fabulous and sweet. Well, so much for not decorating for Easter!!!
I hope you are having spring like weather...we are chilly and rainy here in southern California.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

they all pulled at my heart strings but the vintage tin bunny just stole my heart right away. :)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

You have some wonderful vintage things Diana, truly so pretty! I do love the orangatang with the bunny ears!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

OH MY! Having treasures from the past is so special. That little tin of your mother's is priceless! And so is that little girl in her pretty dress! ♥

Donna said...

Your Easter decorations and treasures are wonderful, Diana! The family heirlooms are in amazing condition for their age! And it's so much more fun to "play" with stuff, than it is to get around to real work, isn't it? I'd like to decorated for Easter this year, but I just may pass, as I need to start packing for our move, ugh!! Cheery up SC!!!

Donna said...

Well, I meant to say "cheer up" to Miss Sweet Cheeks!!!


Very cool old Easter tin and other vintage goodies! How nice to have them.


I'm loving your Easter decor with bunny rabbits and eggs galore! I'm loving your great heirlooms, nothing better then that. Cute orangatan and, that's fun too!! The little miss is sooo pretty, but not very cheery as of now. I have my two grands with me this week, so far they've screamed, changed their minds, ate and din't...many faceted girls, lol..Have a terrific week. Lots of hugs to you, sweetie,

Bring Pretty Back said...

Easter is my favorite holiday and i am loving your decotrations! 1924!!! That is amazing!!
I am happy you decided to brighten things in your life and decorated!
Miss pouty! hahahahahahhhaha!
Have a pretty day!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Miss Pouty or not..she is adorable. What a beautiful child!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh wow, Gramma Hazels hat and Mom's tin, I wish I had some of the treasures from my relatives. I am so glad you did a little decorating!!


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

You really have some wonderful vintage Easter pieces, Diana! The old tin and the chick wagon are really special! Thanks for stopping by and for the get well wishes!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Oh! I can't believe you even considered not decorating this year when you have such precious decorations. What treasures you have and they really make it feel like springtime! I'll be Ms Pouty won't be, once the Easter Bunny comes and Nana's house is all bedecked and ready. That one even looks cute pouty, and the outfit is darling as always.

Simple Pleasures said...

Hi Di,
All of your decorations are so cute. I love the three bunnies hanging. Wow, That picture makes Julia look so tall, is she growing up quick or what. Have a good week.

An Oasis in the Desert said...

What a wonderful collection of beautiful treasures from your Grandmother. I know how much those items must mean to you.

Connie in Hartwood said...

Just discovered something else that we have in common ... hours and hours cutting and painting items and manning a craft fair booth during the country crafts mania that was the 1980s. I love your bunnies ... the ones from your family are treasures.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Loving your bunnies, especially the ones that are fleeing!!