Friday, March 26, 2010


A few years ago, I found some vintage yard goods with rabbits printed on them. Remember these cut, stitch, and stuff items? Well, here's one I've sewn and placed in a basket trimmed with pink blossoms and butterflies.

A spring lamb rests in a vintage porcelain basket adorned with a single pink dogwood bloom.

This old (slightly rusty) basket is the perfect place for timid little chicks to hide.

This was my childhood Easter basket. The colors have faded, but it still holds happy memories. I love the shape.

When my three sisters and I outgrew Easter baskets filled with chocolate treats, my Mother replaced them with little porcelain figurines. One year I received these bunnies. I love the sweet expressions on their faces.

Another year we all received sets of ducklings.

Trust me, I've had the bunnies and ducks long enough for them to qualify as vintage items.

I've shared some of my favorite vintage items as part of Anything Goes Here's


Be sure to visit Joan for links to more vintage Easter posts.



shirley said...

Oh what a lovely post that I m seeing at 1:20 a.m. I adore your childhood basket. It is one of a kind. Stunning! And I love your pretty chicks. They are the best chicks I have seen. I am now following you as you have a great site to visit.

A Happy Easter Greeting!

Claudia said...

You have such lovely Easter goodies. Vintage is lovely - but vintage full of personal memories is the best!


Scrap for Joy said...

All of your Easter displays are wonderful! How lucky you are to have saved some things from your childhood. My sister and I had those same chicks and ducks...wonder what happened to them? It was great to see them again. I loved your basket and the cute bunny inside!
Easter blessings to you!

Jientje said...

I love all your vintage Easter decorations, such sweet memories, I'm sure!

mimi said...

What a beautiful Easter post. Your photos are so lovely. I enjoyed all of your Easter decorations but I think my favorites are the rusty little basket and sweet chicks and your childhood basket. I am sure that basket holds lots of special memories. Wishing you a blessed Easter,

Judi said...

How nice that when you outgrew the basket of candy it was replaced with lasting treasures! I adore the little chicks in the last photo! And the metal, rusty basket has to be my favorite and the brown shredded paper was perfect! All very nice ~ Happy Easter ~ Judi

Sherry said...

That is my childhood Easter basket too. I have it in the basement still. I love the white basket you placed the flowers on the handle of!! It is awesome!!! I used to get chicks and butterflies stuffed in the handle of my basket. Wonderful post.

~~Carol~~ said...

Hi Kay! All of your Easter decorations are so sweet! I love the bunny that you stitched, and those little ducklings too. I just got outbid on a set of those on Ebay. They're just darling!
Happy Easter!

Marilyn said...

I love the ducklings. I still fill an Easter basket for my daughter, even tho' she is 29! I'll never quit until I'm too old and forgetful to even know what the day is! This year she even helped select some of the things that will be there! Thanks for sharing. ♥♫

Grannys Attic said...

Easter memories are so wonderful, I love all your vintage Easter thanks for sharing. Vicky

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Kay,

Sweet Easter basket. It's so nice that you still have it. I wish I had one of mine. I love these little ducks. What a great idea to give little figurines.

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

I love all of your treasures. I specially love the little tin basket, it is darling.
thanks for sharing
happy spring

Sherrie said...

I love the rusty tin basket. It is so sweet. I know what you mean, things from our own childhood are considered vintage.... oh well. They are all lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Your childhood basket is so very are all your put them together so well!

P.S. I believe that the three baby chicks are my favorite!

Suzie Button said...

I love all your beautiful Easter decorations, especially the rusty tin with the chicks! Happy Blog Hop! Suzie

kay ellen said...

Oh~~~ what a cute post:)
Have a wonderful Easter Kay!

Bless you,
Kay Ellen

Anonymous said...

Aaawwww those baskets are just adorable and the bunnies, lamb, and chicks are just the cutest! That one little bunny look real and love the basket that was your when you were little. Lucky you to have kept it all these years. Memories must overflow whenever this season comes and you get to display your little basket :-)


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how this post brought back memories. I had an Easter basket just like the one you have pictured in your 4th photo.... WOW---that is so neat.

Love your bunnies, chicks and ducks also. Oh--how I remember these things!!!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Oh, I just love your decorating style. I just love your stuffed bunny. Very good memories of those stuffed animals. Love them! And the lamb, well, I have such a soft spot for lambs. It all is "perfectly Easter"!

Blessings and Happy Easter,

Monica@The White Bench said...

Hello Kay,
I so loved visiting you today (sorry if I'm late, by the way!).
I'm partial to the handsewn bunny, very Victorian and totally inspiring, but all your Easter goodies are gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing, and also for your nice comment about my vintage postcards.
Happy Easter,

Debbie said...

What a great idea for your Mom to do, that way you start out your own home with some decorations. Cute displays you have made. Happy Easter.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your photography is stunning. I love each vignette and the way that you photographed them. Such lovely memories, Easter does that. Such a sweet holiday.

I love your header, it is gorgeous.


Jennifer said...

Glad I found you.. pretty as can be - Jennifer jennsthreegraces

Kelly said...

Love all the lovely ways you decorated for Easter without the candy.

kay ellen said...

Just hopping over to say hi!!
Happy Spring sweet Kay :))

Kay Ellen