Friday, March 22, 2013

Bunnies on Parade

I finally sat down and worked on and finished a project that has been waiting for my attention for awhile.


Hand stringing 135 vintage white and ivory buttons onto crochet thread is time consuming. But the end result is worth it.

I just love the look of a vintage button garland. I started making these from the abundance of buttons that I have when I got a button garland as a Christmas gift one year. I have made multicolor garlands and red and white and green and white for the holidays but my favorite is the all white and ivory vintage button garlands. There is just something so nostalgic about a string of one fabulous vintage button after another. This one is available in my Etsy shop.

After I finished it I wanted to decorate with it and show it's versatility. My favorite things to do with these is drape them in unusual places, like the top of a cupboard, over a cafe curtain or on the mantel.

I am homebound today on a snowy New York Spring day, so I decided to play a little. I started to take all the pictures of my children and grandchildren off the mantel and replace them with all the bunnies I have out for Spring decorating. Tucking the garland in and out of the bunnies added just the right touch.

 
There are handmade chalkware bunnies, a faux birds nest and carved Easter eggs....
 

 
a vintage handmade wooden puzzle bunny and a large paper mache
egg with a bunny family on it....



and a large fuzzy Peter Rabbit complete with a basket backpack 
 

 
Now my project had an immediate purpose and my decorating is complete! I will have to fill in all the spots the bunnies originally were but I don't think I will have a problem with that!
 
I have a new, bright spot in my house to walk by on these dreary wintery, I mean Spring days!
 
 
AnnMarie :)
 
 
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15 comments :

  1. Hi AnnMarie
    I am visiting from Aloha hop. I love your buttons. I collect every button I can find. Your bunny display is adorable. My your new follower and hope your will visit my blog and follow back. Also if you like please add your link to my blog hop.
    Best
    Angel

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  2. What an adorable display!! The garland is wonderful and such a doable idea...multipurpose too! :) Thanks for the great idea!

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  3. Thanks for coming by and the sweet comment. I see you have been busy with some Easter decor too...luv your button garland.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. These all look terrific and very festive!

    I'm visiting from the No Rules Weekend blog Party. :)

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  5. totally fabulous decorating !!!
    and I love the button garland. I am going to have to make one of those. It is lovely.
    Anne

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  6. Such a lovely garland and I am so in love with all your bunnies!

    I'm following you from the Meet and Greet Blog Hop.

    Have a wonderful weekend : )

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  7. I love all of your bunnies, and your button garland is awesome. Stopping by and following from Marvelous Monday. :)

    Kathy
    www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

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  8. Bunnies... lots and lots of bunnies.

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  9. I love buttons, too! Happy Easter!

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  10. So lovely! I love these little cuties!

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  11. AnnMarie, you said it correctly, it is a dreary wintery/Spring day. Unique idea of making the buttons into garland!

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  12. What a lovely idea. I love vintage buttons they are so pretty and special. x

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  13. That's a lovely idea, AM. I have jillions of buttons....

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  14. I love your beautiful buttons and your bunny display! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining in my blog. Have a great week!

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  15. I love the button garland. I would never have thought to decorate with something like that

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