Tuesday, March 31, 2020

There's a Bunny In the House!

I'm pretty sure this isn't going to be my biggest "decorate for Easter" year. But if you don't get the bunnies out a few weeks before Easter, when will you?



So up came the favorites. I realized the pressure was off to put up everything I had when I remembered that I had given a good deal to Goodwill last spring. It made the choices easier!

One of the things I regret before the "staying in" was not buying fresh flowers (which, of course, would be dead by now!). Still, I'm glad I have my "permanent botanicals," as my friends at Southern Exposure call them! These tulips are quite real.


This is one of my Vintage by Crystal favorites. Two more are coming soon! I have hardly shopped since the book buy in Canada and I figured I deserved it!


The top of the china cabinet always needs some pretty! Some of my favorites are here -- a swag my cousin gave me several years ago, some bird's nests...


 ...the sweetest bunny bank a friend sent me (it's filling with my spare change but no deposits of late. alas!)


This nest had the perfect message for our times. Peace, Hope, Joy. Especially hope.


The tiny peat pot was one of a series from my crafting times a couple of years ago.


This bunny was new last year. I can't resist a bunny!


The mantel of the family room is pretty routine. 


I'm so glad I have a boatload of bunnies in the basement! The apple blossom swag on the left was a Southern Exposure project a few years ago. I may move it elsewhere but for now, it works.


The lantern was a Southern Exposure project long ago that has been done over and over. It just seemed right to have a bird's nest nearby.


On the heart, a mama bunny and her baby have found their own little carrot patch!


My cheery bunny found a new home in the family room this year. The basket next to it was a rainy-day project a few years ago. I just hot-glued faux carrots to a basket and filled it with a bunny to peek out.


Like I said, I love the bunnies.


I'm also a sucker for wreaths. This one has a few of my felties.


And there was a little forsythia left over, so I tucked it into the former Christmas wreath. I love the rustic look.


Atop another cabinet, a bit more forsythia. These were art fair purchases decades ago. I love their simplicity.


Above the desk, a birdhouse back in the birdhouse-making days, flanked by two bunnies!


 Let's take a look in the hutch. Peter Rabbit is waiting!


And more nests. Long after the bunnies are gone, the nests will remain somewhere!


Finally, this week's centerpiece. Who knows? Maybe it will be there all the season! I love my Pendelfin rabbits, which I started collecting when I was a kid.


I haven't brought out their "house" yet, because I'm running a little tight on room. (I still haven't done the Easter egg trees either, and I'm beginning to wonder if they'll make an appearance.


Well, I still have a couple of weeks!

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50 comments:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I'd say there's more than one bunny in the house!! Your home is always charming and I love all of your bunny vignettes. Have a great Tuesday!

21 Wits said...

Thanks so much for this festive Easter and bunny filled post!

Laurie said...

Wow wow wow, you are the bunny queen! Stay safe!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jeanie,

I just love your cute bunny collection and decorations. The tulips are lovely, they do look real! We can all use Hope, joy and peace right now. What a lovely post and photos. Take care, wishing you a great week ahead!

Mae Travels said...

The bunnies in our yard would love your bunnies (in my imagination). Very cute decorations! Looks as if your isolation will at least be homey!

Be Well! ... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for all this lovely welcome to spring.
You raise our spirits!
Love,
Lin

Karen said...

I've JUST got the Christmas cards and Valentines put away in the last week, but maybe I can dig out the Bunnykins china bowl and fill it with mini eggs.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

How festive!

Valerie-Jael said...

And these are the 'reduced' decorations!? Wow, looks great. I have one yellow egg candle for Easter, that's it. Take care, hugs, Valerie

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Jeanie, your bunny collection is darling! They all look very happy in your home and surely are multiplying. I know this for a fact as they do in my home as well. Thank you for reminding me that I must check on my bunnies and bring them out.

Sandra Cox said...

So many Easter wonders.

Rustic Pumpkin said...

You do have rather a fine collection, or warren, of bunnies, for sure!

~~~Deb in Wales

Evi Erlinda said...

Seems your bunnies and eggs are more than enough :)
Lol, the permanent botanical looks real and very fresh, I have those in every rooms, no need watering.

Enjoy staying at home :)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Jeanie, your bunnies are so adorable. You can't help but smile. We all need some joy in our lives now. Take care.

Prims By The Water said...

Love all of your bunnies. I have not even thought of Easter now since I had to cancel it. Will need to do a few things. Also like your flower arrangement of tulips and apple blossoms. They look real to me! Janice

Lowcarb team member said...

I did recently get some more spring-like ornaments and decorations out … seeing your fabulous post may just spur me on to getting the Easter ones out.

Loved seeing your photographs.

All the best Jan

Danielle L Zecher said...

You always have the prettiest seasonal and holiday decorations. I'm so glad COVID-19 hasn't stopped that. It was nice to go online and see something pretty today.

I like "permanent botanicals" as the name. I need to get some since our cats would never let us have any real ones. How do you pick out the ones that are going to look so real?

Monica Hein ~ Beauty Diary said...

What a lovely Easter decorations! Beautiful

Pamela said...

You have the best seasonal decorations! Every season I look forward to seeing them.

Marilyn Miller said...

Love bunnies too, but certainly don't have many in comparison. So fun to see all of your bunnies, flowers, and wreaths. Now I feel like I need a trip to my basement to look for more to put out. Right now my mantel is covered with birthday cards, but they go down tomorrow as it is a new month. So off to the basement and maybe the garden for some blossoms. Thanks for the inspiration.

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

All your bunnies are cute but I especially love the big one on china cabinet. Tell him if you even so much as look at him cross-eyed he's welcome to come live with me.

My name is Erika. said...

It is nice to see all these joyful spring decorations. Bunnies and eggs and spring flowers, with all the virus scariness it is good to see something expected and normal. Well maybe the old normal. Hugs-Erika

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Jeanie, I especially like the Peter Rabbit items. I have always adored Peter Rabbit. I'd love some fresh flowers right about now, too, but I'm not inclined to look for them just now. If I have to go into the grocery store, I just want to get in and get out as quickly as possible. Greetings from my bunker to yours! :D

Red Rose Alley said...

I love how you say this isn't going to be the biggest decorating season when it looks like you went all out haha. There's so many things to mention here, Jeanie....where do I start? Well, that cheery laughing bunny really got to me, he's so funny. I love those Pendelfin rabbits you have collected since you were a kid. Such treasures, all of them. They're so cute - I've never seen them before. I've always loved your lantern cause it's so unique looking. And that purple pot is cool. So many wonderful decorations out for Spring. I wasn't going to decorate this year, but you have inspired me. : )

~Sheri

Pam said...

Loving all the bunnies! But I love the decor with the tulips the best. I had some tulips coming up in a pot that Amber gave me last yr. They have come up pretty good but I am not sure they will bloom this yr....however, I have planted them at the new house. In reply to your door needing some love, a small quart of paint can bring so much color and love to a much needed door. I have no clue why a few yrs ago I bought a whole gallon of the red but I did. I painted both doors at the house. Then I did several touch ups on the front when it got banged up. Still very little gone and I even painted the front door yet again since I was moving!!! PLUS, I painted the back door here with still paint left over. The cool thing is I use paint a lot so it will never go to waste. What color is your door now and what color would you give it now?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love all your bunnies and floral arrangements--very pretty! You are better than me--I am too sad to decorate for Easter. I have no holiday spirit I usually host for my entire family and this year will be so different. Thankfully my church is streaming services online every day and will do an Easter service so that will be nice. I love all your bunnies and floral arrangements--very pretty!

Sami said...

Love your beautiful Easter decorations Jeanie.
You've brightened my day with such cuteness.
Keep safe :)

Cindy said...

Cute decorations! The bunnies are adorable. I have a few tulips in pots on my porch and they are so close to blooming! I love spring!

Linda said...

I’d forgotten how lovely your Easter decor is. Marvelous!

Sending warm safe hugs Jeanie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad you have brought your bunnies out. It might actually inspire me to get out my Easter decorations, too. I absolutely adore all your little vignettes you create and all the bunnies you have collected over the years, Wish there was a Rocking Bunny Holiday (grin),

Iris Flavia said...

Bunnies obviously multiply quickly ;-)
Those tulips look real indeed, beautiful! You got Werther´s Original?! Funny. I grew up with those.
The Vintage one sure has something! And the cheery bunny :-)

David M. Gascoigne, said...

You have me at a disadvantage here, Jeanie, since we don't do any of this, nor do I have friends who do. It is a bit amazing to me, however, the extent to which religious festivals have been coopted into secular events without even the remotest connection to their religious origins, and it seems that popular celebrations increase in direct proportion to the diminution of religious observance. There was great gnashing of teeth recently by the student bodies of our two local universities that the annual St. Patrick's Day festivities were cancelled - i.e. no excuse to clog the streets with drunken morons, puking on the sidewalk, and outdoing each other in gross activities of one kind or another. SAINT Patrick's day? Hmm.

Lynne said...

Looking light, flowery, springy, fun.
You have LOTS . . .
(What pray tell did you give away!)

I had the same thought about fresh flowers.
“Why didn’t I purchase some fresh!!!”
I am going to decorate a bit today . . .
No one will see it except US . . . we count though!

Stay stay safe, well and smiling Jeanie!

La Table De Nana said...

I've always loved your bunnies..good for you for taking them out..they need to feel loved.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jeanie,
Love all your sweet Easter decorations especially that carrot fencing!! So sweet!! I also love the eggs with Peace, Hope and Joy written on them...Sounds like a good craft project!! And ironically, I am now making Easter peat pot baskets!! Will be sharing them soon!! Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind comments!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Joanne Huffman said...

It all looks very festive and full of joy.

thepaintedapron.com said...

I'm glad to see you are having fun playing with bunnies Jeanie! You have quite a collection!! Good job keeping things happy and upbeat!
Jenna

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Jeanie and Adorable Bunny Collection!
You know this made me smile so much and I do believe that is exactly what we all need on the Wednesday in April. Uncertain times, combined with grief that our world is in the grips of an unpredictable virus. More than ever we need each other and I am grateful that I have you!
The dearness and beauty of this post is like a beacon for us all.
Love and hugs to you my friend,
jemma

Victoria Zigler said...

Glad you have all your bunnies to keep you cheerful.

Also, "A boatload of bunnies in the basement," sounds like a title for a childrens' book.

Polly said...

Your bunnies and decorations are gorgeous Jeanie.

Divers and Sundry said...

I love all your bunnies. And that sweet little bluebird plate :)

Sometimes a bit of decorating helps raise the spirits. Yours certainly cheer me up :)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Jeanie. All you little bunnies are so precious. Good things to see these days. Your little felties amongst the forsythia is so cute and colorful. I thought maybe I forgot Easter, as I can't seem to keep track of the days. But you said we have two weeks, so I'm golden!.Happy Wednesday..xxoJudy

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

It certainly looks cheerful at your place, Jeanie, and that's a very good thing. I only have a few bunny decos and those are placed on a small shelf outside the apt entry. I will try and remember to take a photo, but then there is so much to do these days, right?

BeachGypsy said...

Absolutely so pretty, so festive, so cheery! You are FAR FAR beyond me...I haven't even got the Easter decor out yet and at this rate I may not! ha ha LOL all your sweet bunnies are so cute! It looks great. Hugs!

The Happy Whisk said...

Looks like a lot of fun to put that stuff out. Very cool. As for the flowers will you grow any this year in your garden? I'm doing some flowers but all edible ones. Really excited. Cheers and boogie boogie, Ivy.

Haddock said...

Love those 3 eggs of Peace, Hope & Joy

Anca said...

Aww, the bunnies are so cute. I think is great that you've decided to decorate and it looks fab!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

So I did get to see the displays! I think my favorites are the Peter Rabbit dishes. Remind me of some plate I had in my childhood that brought me a lot of pleasure...

Olka said...

Whoooa! A lot of bunnies! All your decorations are really nice :) I like the Spring time. Some of the indoor flowers are blooming and I can replant them into bigger pots :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Your house looks so bright and festive. Love all the bunnies! This was going to be the year I was going to put more effort into decorating and get seasonal wreaths for our door. But that plan went out the window! The Easter bunny will come but that is the extent of our Easter plans and decor. Hopefully next year we will do more!

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