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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Rabbit Love ~

I don't have to look far when I want inspiration for a new design ~
to hook, punch, paint or stitch....
only have to follow my heart and peruse my little collections.
It isn't a large collection, but one that is dear to my heart...
when Peter & I were newlyweds, we had a humongous pet rabbit-boy named aptly, Harvey...
he was pure white and weighed about 15 lbs.
when we moved here we brought along with us a little brown bunny-boy named Sneakers.
every spring we enjoy seeing the field-rabbits bouce around...sometimes, our black lab "Lazy" will bring us home a baby-bunny or two, or let us know where a bunny-nest is ~ then we get to bottle feed them and set them free to live in our fields and woods.
here are a few Rabbit Folk in my collection ~
old Arnold Printworks rabbit with repaired ears....

two 'original' rabbits made by Wendy of Pineberry Lane, two 'imposters' and two little cats keep company in an old whitewashed candle/match box in our dining room ~

Old Rabbit sits on a little blue shelf among children's books and a dollbed with feather tick & pillow....

antique German paper mache' rabbit candy container...my favorite piece.

ca. 1940's paper mache' standing rabbit, small brown flocked standing rabbit,
and a porcelain Mama Bunny with twins figurine

this is a newer piece, intended to hold a plant, but I tuck in all kinds of things ~

a tin rabbit chocolate mold stands guard with his rooster & lamb friends...

March Hares sampler from Notforgotten Farm, and a wooden cookie mold fill my big ironstone bowl on our drysink...

linen & thread

a pretty vignette ~
Hoping today finds you enjoying what fills your heart with inspiration!
Lori from
Notforgotten Farm


Patti said...

Oh Lori! I just pulled that pattern out last night to stitch up! Great minds think alike :) I had pet rabbits growing up and loved them dearly. Especially my favorite 20 pounder, Leroy. He was bigger than our sweet dog who weighs only 11 pounds :) love all of your sweet rabbits!
Blessings, Patti

Lori Ann Corelis said...

I enjoyed hoppin' down the bunny trail with you!

Lori Ann

Primitive Stars said...

Wonderful post on bunnies.....love them all, great collection, thanks for sharing, Francine.

cucki said...

Aww sweet bunnies..I love them x

Trace4J said...

Sweet Bunny love.
Love them all.
Woolie Hugs

NMK said...

So pretty ! You have such nice little vignettes of special treasures !

Three Sheep Studio said...

This is a great collection !
Adore the wooden cookie mold. ;)

Heritage Homestead Decor said...

Hi Lori..
Well I must say I have never really been a bunny fan until now. I love your collection! I guess I have to start collecting those too! Can I blame you and your pics when my hubby asks why?? LOL
Love it Lori!
Hugs my friend

jennifer768 said...

Beautiful bunnies!Sure made me smile.Hugs,Jen

Anonymous said...

Great collection..
I like the name you gave your rabbit..

Simply Shelley said...

Thanks for sharing your bunny collection....I think they are all just wonderful...blessings

Martha Doe said...

I love your bunnies...super collection. I live in a house with lots of bunnies; but none are prim...:-( I live with my youngest son in his modern/vintage apt. It's always hard to do my staging for pics. for etsy

I'm jealous when I see your beautiful farm, but count my blessings for a loving son who puts up with my sewing projects all over the place HaHa!

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