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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

12 comments:

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
Trace

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. ;)
Rose

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
Darlene

jennifer768 said...

Beautiful bunnies!Sure made me smile.Hugs,Jen

janet 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...

Lori,
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!
Blessings.
Martha

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