Friday, April 2, 2010
Hopping Down the Bunny Trail & Easter Wishes
The bunnies have taken over my family room.
Since I was so lazy, I mean, late in getting down my Easter decorations, I thought I would just put out a couple of bunnies and call it done.
But look what happened. BAM!!!! They have multiplied, and multiplied, and multiplied, like, like, well like bunnies. And now I have millions of them!!!!
Not quite, but more than enough, at least according to my hubby, bless his little heart. Lucky for him they haven't taken over the living room where he spends the majority of his time. But Easter isn't here yet.
There are three on this little cabinet. Four if you count the Easter Wishes sign.
This little trinket box, jar, or what ever you call it just begged for me to take it home from Salvation Army last summer. I said no, it's not Easter. It's summer, and much too hot to think about Easter. But then the bunnies told me they were 1/2 price. 1/2 price!!!! How could I say no? You are just lucky I remembered where I stashed it in order to share for Easter.
There are some of you who have already viewed my Easter cloches, so you have seen some of these photos. But since I wasn't talking much in that post, I thought I would tell you a little something about them in this one.
This bunny box came from Home Goods last year or the year before. I made the cloche from a glass dome from the thrift store & a glass knob. It is sitting on some fabulous antique books I picked up from the antique store for a steal last month. I tried to cover this bunny to keep her from multiplying. (My version of birth control for the bunnies.)
The bunnies have taken over my hutch as well. They are all hopping down the bunny trail looking for the grand master of all bunnies, Peter Cottontail. But Peter flew the coop along with all the birdies from my spring hutch. I think they went to Vegas for spring break. Wish I were with them.
Another bunny box from Home Goods has taken up residence on top of my hutch. They like to chill with their homeys.
These 3 bunnies were from Target last year. Too bad the cheese dome distorts them. It's kind of like the mirrors at the fun house. They are just too cute, in their own distorted way. I have the pink one in the back sitting in a little metal basket I got from the thrift store last year. I know you can't see it, you'll just have to take my word for it.
This bunny is actually a creamer. I collect pitchers & creamers (mostly in white). It came from Home Goods last year.
I'm not really sure where I got these two white bunnies. I'm thinking thrift store or maybe Big Lots. I've had them for awhile. The bunny on the left wanted some bling for Easter after seeing the bunny in the middle had a garland of flowers. So I added this cheap bracelet to add some sparkle to appease her (don't tell Bunny, she thinks it's from Tiffany's) . And the boy in the photo? I'd love to tell you he was my son or grandson, but I have no clue who he is. I was too lazy to change it out for someone I do love. And if I had never mentioned it, you probably wouldn't have even noticed. Right?
What? More bunnies? As you can see, more birth control in place. Not working very well though.
I purchased this bunny cloche from someone on eBay last year or year before. I bought it with the lamb one on my little cabinet. But they came broken. The glass cloche on the lamb one was broken in millions of pieces. Lucky for me, I had a spare cloche to use for that one. This one, the glass cloche was intact. But the rabbits inside came unglued & upside down. And since the glass is actually glued to the base, I had to carefully shake the bunnies around to get them sitting upright & in the right spot and do this without breaking the glass. Not an easy feat. And I have to do this every year I get this out.
This bunny is doing the happy dance as Easter is almost here. Do you see the cute little bluebird by his foot?
I think the one above is my favorite bunny. I got him & his basket from the thrift store last year. There is just something about him that has stolen my heart. Don't tell hubby.
This bunny was another thrift store find. I think he is kind of homely looking. But don't tell him, I'd hate for him to cry.
I actually have 2 of the above covered dishes. But only one made it out for display. I picked both up at two different thrift stores last year. I hide my favorite Easter candy inside. And what would that be? Why it would be..........dang it, I can't remember what they are called. I hate getting old.
Whoppers Robin Eggs!!!! That's it!!! I'll bet you thought I was going to say Cadbury eggs. Yuck! I don't like those. I like the Whoppers Robin Eggs.
I always buy myself about 4 bags at Easter, just for me. They are usually all gone before Easter. And I know I am not alone in doing that. Come on, you can tell me. I won't tell on you.
And did you notice the candy jars on the left? They are decoy candy so that no one takes my Robin Eggs. So far, so good.
I have 2 bunnies that are missing this year. My Pier One moss bunnies on a stick. They are so last year!!! lol. I was too lazy to do anything with them this year, so they stayed in the box.
Even on the other side of the room the bunnies are multiplying. The stone looking bunny came from Marshall's last year. The moss bunny that you can barely see came from Michael's last year. The Happy Spring sign came from Ross this year.
This egg diorama came from eBay last year or year before. It is by Bethany Lowe. The Welcome Spring banner is suppose to go across the front of the left side above the chicky. But it came unglued & I'm too lazy to look for my glue gun. So now it's sitting in front.
The bunny needs to be glued down as well. He is propped up precariously for now. But once my son plops himself down on the couch & bumps up against the table, I'm sure the bunny will be a goner.
This bunny diorama is also by Bethany Lowe. It was an eBay buy as well. This is my favorite one of the two. I love Bethany Lowe stuff, but it is usually so expensive. I must have gotten a good deal on the ones I bought. Either that, or I plead temporary insanity.
And finally I spied a couple of bunnies on my fireplace mantel. The foil bunnies came from Marshall's or TJ Maxx last year. The happy Easter sign came from TJ Maxx this year.
All the bunnies and moi want to wish you all a very Happy Easter!!!
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