Wednesday, March 9, 2016

OLD NEW Bunnies in the Chaos

Spring finally peeked in on Chicagoland. I took the plaid covers off the porch chairs, while the temperature hit over sixty degrees. THINK SPRING!

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THINK SPRING!



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This NEW little bunny plate wandered home with me a couple of weeks ago, only $3.99 from HomeGoods.

I'm trying to use items I already have for decorating. But this was so sweet. I also bought matching tissue from Worldmarket, which had the most adorable spring items, it was really hard to walk away. I only bought the tissue to decoupage eggs with.



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These little NEW bunnies came from Menards/lumber yard. They are destined for the planter cage on the front porch and are cement, with BIG eyes. I thought they were cute, but they creeped everyone out at a family dinner two weeks ago.


 The light was not cooperating.

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Brilliant sunshine to gloomy shade in seconds.

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Right now the bunnies are protecting the daffodils in an OLD blue stoneware pot, a favorite of my mother's. Every Spring it would be filled with daffodils I would bring her as soon as they began appearing in the grocery stores.

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When the daffodils along the the house popped up, it was never empty. The OLD fishpoacher is filled with paper grass and a couple of toys from the grand. The cement bunnies protect some bubble wands Hubby brought home. Perfect for a spring day.


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The light was not cooperating at all.

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I resorted to the flash. I either have GLARE here or GLOOM!


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Here is Harriet and Harry Hare....gracing my white cabinet in the kitchen. I found them Thanksgiving weekend stuffed on a junk-filled shelf at a Thriftstore for $7.00 each. They are heavy--heavy--resin, highly detailed and marked copyright 2000, but nothing else? A small gold foil label is scraped off?


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Who could turn down this detail and the sweet face of Harriet. Outside we had intermittent sunshine so the pictures are all over the place with tones.


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Harry is so dignified with a gentlemanly air. I did one small repair on them...which took a few seconds, otherwise I won't change a thing. Their grass fill baskets will eventually hold --special eggs yet to be completed.


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The kitchen is the only island of peace in the chaos of the remodel. However I had to move pieces of drywall to get at the washer/dryer last night. So I collected my bunnies and made a display....which will probably change. Small toy bunny in a blue and white planter, the bunny cake mold (which needs a bow), a child's book, some beaded flowers with a spring bee nestled in them in a jar.

The unusual flexible metal flower frog may hold chocolate foil covered eggs for Easter. Right now the window gets hot sun early in the morning, so it's not such a good idea.


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The sun peeked out and then I had problems with the photos. My Rosemary plant was in a bright orange pot---I covered it with a Spring HomeGoods bag for 99cents.


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 Bright sun outside---not enough light though. Impatience is my middle name.

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 Then the glare of using a flash. 

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The GREEN Ivy wreath urn, with an OLD porcelain bunny planter (my Grandmother's) where some summer plants will go when I move the urn outside. The bunny is probably German porcelain from the early 20th century. I added some peeps and garden markers the Grand painted in glitter paint.

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Hiding in the top of my OLD Grandma's enamel coffeepot is a little rubber rabbit of the Grand's. She has workout clothes, tennis shoes and a headband on? But she's a bunny!


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In the center of it all is my Granny's glass cookie jar, stuffed with peeps. Well not stuffed, they have been dipped into---for hot chocolate and the Grand spotted them and has a weakness for anything marshmallow!


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I used the old glass inside trick, I may turn this around and use fresh flowers when I have some and I will add more PEEPS!


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The cookie jar will be very cute with daffodils inside.

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Sweet little bunny here and there and everywhere.

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And the light goes Ka-Ka again.


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Another nest---lovely OLD chicken baske has almost opaline on the edges, it was my mom's, and I always remember her having it. Silly bunny cake plate, NEW hubby picked up.

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Another hint of spring---my geranium at the sink, is blooming...it can't wait to get outside. I didn't amp up the color either ---this is the screamin' brilliant red/orange is real.
  
I can't wait for SPRING!

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Happy Spring from my Old New Bunnies in the Chaos and thanks for stopping by. I will be happy to answer any questions or comments.

All the opinions and photographs in this blog are my own, I have not been paid or reimbursed in anyway for my opinions or posts. Please do not use photos without linking back to this blog without my permission. Thank you for your cooperation, Sandi Magle
 






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30 comments:

  1. Happy Easter... I love all of your bunnies!

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  2. Oh my I love all of your bunnies! I am in Southwestern PA and we have this unusual warm weather as well!

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    1. Makes you want to plant something ---only to be buried in snow next week, lol. thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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  3. This is all so pretty, Sandi. I really like the vignette with daffodils and little bunnies.

    Be sure and join us for Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We'd love to have you. :)

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    1. Hope to---but all the trim in the bedroom needs to be painted, so they can lay the floor over the weekend. I will try, thanks for the invite and stopping by, Sandi

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  4. All your bunnies are adorable, Sandi! I've got a couple of them out, but we'll be away for Easter so I wanted to do more decorating for spring. I really love the first two little brown bunnies.

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    1. LOL...I like the brown ones too---and the kids (over age 40) were turned the bunnies around cause they were staring at them.
      LOL, thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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  5. Well my friend, you would never know that you were in remodel chaos. Everything looks so darling! Love the new bunny plate and Harry and Harriet. Those big eyes are sweet. They remind me of the movie called, "Big Eyes". Peeps in the jar are the best. Mine stay full because I do not like them at all! lol! I have a 6 year old grand that loves them, but only when they are stale. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. While everything is so cute..I am partial to the sweet bunny plate! So sweet! Sheila

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    1. ha ha---me too...and I found the echo--tissue to do some decoupage---with the rabbit..., Thanks for stopping by. Sandi

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  7. Sweet dishes ... bunnies ... daffodils ... it is looking like spring.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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  8. Hi Sandi, I love all your springtime touches. Those tall bunnies are adorable. Your window display is so pretty and welcoming for spring.
    Love the bunny plate. Your geranium is doing well. Have a great weekend. Blessings xo

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  9. Sandi, I just think Harriet and Harry and beautiful. Hard to pass those up! You are motivating me to get out my Easter décor box. I'm so late n getting it out! Thank you for sharing with "Let's Talk Vintage!"

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    1. I know what you mean---this is probably it for me--except maybe the day before---with all the construction here. I will be moving back into the bedroom later in the week, and will have to catch up on my spring cleaning, the last week. Have a great week! Sandi

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  10. Oooh that bunny plate--I'm smitten! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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  11. So many fun spring and Easter decorations, Sandi! I love Harriet and Harry...and your new plate especially!

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  12. Oh Sandi! All of those bunnies have the sweetest faces! Love your displays..spring must be near!

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    1. wistful and wise, lol---that's what I think, Thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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  13. Your home is looking so festive and fun just in time for Easter and spring! Thanks for sharing all your sweet decorations at Talk of the Town.

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    1. Thanks for hosting the TotT ...grins, Sandi

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  14. It's great that you have a cheery spring vignette to distract you amid all the chaos!

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    1. Thanks Amy...appreciate your stop by, Sandi

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  15. Looks like spring has arrived at your charming home. So pretty and happy!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Mary Alice...spring is sleeting and snowing outside...so this little Island of spring is very welcomed. Thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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  16. Hi Sandi, What great Easter decorations you have! The jar with the peeps is my favorite though!
    Have a wonderful rest of your week and thanks so much for visiting,
    Gina

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    1. Well, what's better than peeps anyways! Thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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  17. Hi Sandi, What great Easter decorations you have! The jar with the peeps is my favorite though!
    Have a wonderful rest of your week and thanks so much for visiting,
    Gina

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  18. Your geranium is looking very healthy. I love your Harry and Harriet Hares! They're very cute. Looking out your window is what it looked like here last week and then we got snow over the weekend. I haven't seen the bare ground since but I will eventually. Thanks for sharing, Sandi.

    Easter blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Easter to you, Sandi

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