April 20, 2011

Easter garland and a special ceramic bunny...

Did you ever notice that plastic Easter eggs have holes in the bottom and top?

With some needle, thread and a few pom poms, you can string the eggs and make an Easter garland.

I also flattened a few cupcake liners and added crepe paper ruffles to further embellish my garland.
My garland is hanging above a very special ceramic bunny.

This bunny was originally in my grandparents clothing store (Alma's Ready-to-Wear Woman's & Children's Clothing) and has lasted through many years of retail and several moves to our various homes. I've also included a picture of my grandparents (I really wanted the girls to see this picture because it's one of the last pictures I have of my grandparents together at Christmas). The picture was taken on Christmas day in 1985.

Back to my grandparent's bunny....aren't her large eyelashes lovely?

Happy soon-to-be Easter, friends!

Linking up with very merry vintage style
and Coloradolady: Vintage Thingie Thursday
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Yesterday on Tuesday: Crafty Soiree
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KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

What a lovely post. I really love how you flattened the cupcake liners, what a great touch and what a wonderful story about that special bunny, it is nice to have special holiday pieces like that to cherish the memories of loved ones.

vivian said...

Kim! I LOVE that garland!!! I have a ton of plastic eggs.. was going to do an egg hunt for easter, but its supposed to rain so not so sure I'll be doing that.. but stringing them together like that is such a cute idea! my house is so small though and already packed so tight with sweet easter decorations, just not sure where I would put it.. but I do think i'm going to have to make it!
you have such great ideas!
thanks for commiserating with me last night.. its all good this morning!

Jodee Leader said...

Love, love, love your Easter garland! It looks like you guys are ready for Easter! Happy Hump Day!

Jodi said...

what a sweet bunny memory!!!! and ohhh i love the easter garland!!! fun!!! gotta remember this for next year! :)

PandaMom said...

Girl!! You never cease to amaze me!! How DO you constantly have something fabulous to make? I would so love to visit you!! ; )

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

I really can't believe how many family treasures you all have held onto. Its truely amazing and so special for the girls to see

My Vintage Mending said...

Oh do I have a cute garland to show you. I found it an estate sale this morning and it mirrors this same idea. Let's call it my short cut. Vintage plastic Easter eggs surrounded by plastic flowers. Of course, it needs to be Kimmed still...Thanks for the great ideas. I think I will add them all! Smiles...Renee

My Vintage Mending said...

Forgot to tell you how cute that bunny statue is. Even cuter with the story.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a great family heirloom! I am sure your grandparents would be thrilled to know it is still treasured today!

Coloradolady said...

I really love your garland, that is so creative and cute!!

What a family treasure you have in the bunny. What a sweet treasure. So glad you shared it with us today. Happy VTT!

very merry vintage style said...

Pretty garland and I love your sweet bunny with so many wonderful memories. Great post! Thanks for linking this great post up to Share the Love Wednesday!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

I never noticed those holes! What a terrific idea! Thanks so much for linking!

Sarah said...

What a sweet little bunny with happy memories for you! I love your garland idea too!

HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!

GardenofDaisies said...

Cute egg garland! I love your special bunny with long eyelashes! She's a treasure!

Deborah said...

I love the way he is looking at her in the picture Kim. That is so sweet.

AshTreeCottage said...

That is such a cute Easter garland!! Happy Easter to you and your family.

Susan and Bentley

Maureen said...

Wow - that's a big bunny! Seeing it next to the girl really puts it in perspective.