Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Garden Bunny in the Basket

With all the painting and semi-cleaning I've been doing around here I haven't been putzing with my sunporch very much. So this morning I thought I'd play a little with an old wicker florist basket and some vintage garden goodies.

I think my absolute favorite vintage items are garden related.
The chippier the better in my book.

Here my little bunns is checking out an old garden magazine
 from 1959, and some yellow garden tools. 

(not sayin' anything or anyone from 1959 is old, you know)

and of course peat pots...
who can resist their allure?

I used the large handle of the basket to act as a topiary form
for my trailing ivy which currently resides in an old McCoy planter.

I'm a sucker for good graphics...
Will I plant these seeds?
Probably not, but I DO love me some seed packets
and if they look vintage then all the better!

Ahhhh...morning sun on bunny buns.
It will be in the low 80's all week,
so I have some more outside work to do. 

I still can't find my Easter things...
so it's slim pickens around here for inspiration.
I do have a few things up my sleeve, though.

If you have an Etsy Shop or Online Boutique
or if you just like to shop...(excuse me, who doesn't?)
I hope you'll check out Monday Marketplace and spread the word.
(just scroll down to the next post)

And if you haven't entered the Give Away
from Leslie Janson, you'll want to click here

(she has some great stuff!)

I'll be joining these party gals all week:

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll thru Life
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday
Primp Your Stuff at Primp
Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Show and Tell at My Romantic Home

Dear Lillie's Easter Link Party

Hope you're having a great week!


  1. Loving this display :)
    But please do plant those seeds as sopme stage ;)
    Gonna pin your bunny, too cute.

  2. So charming! And I love those seed packets. They are fantastic!



  3. Oh yes, the chippier, the better! Lovely spring basket, Debra!!

    :) Becky

  4. why, everything is just gawjus, Miss Debra! :) I love your basket and all your sweet little things! Love those pretty seed packets too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Love love the bunnu display
    Debra you always have such a beautiful touch with your displays. Have a blessed week xoxo Kate

  6. Love your sunporch! Our weather has been nice but I need to get out and give mine a good cleaning...

  7. What a cute garden vignette! I love those old garden tools and seed packets. This is the perfect time of year to display those.

  8. Love your garden bunny! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  9. The basket makes for a perfect Easter vignette. Love how you have arranged it! I'll be driving thru Springfield on Thursday....I'm guessing I should stop at Relics for some shopping....any other suggestions?? Thx for the help!

  10. Love the bunny, the gardening tools, peat pots, and the adorable garden tools. It's all so fresh and spring-y!!

  11. This basket is just charming, Debra! I love how you've decorated it and I'm sure it brings a nice touch of Spring to your sunroom. I'm sure my Easter stuff is in the attic, but I just haven't brought myself to pull down the stairs and climb up there. By the time I do, Easter will be here already!

  12. Hi Debra,
    Little buns looks very happy in the basket reading the garden book, so sweet.
    Love the old seed packets too.


  13. This particular sleeve is splendid. I have a funeral basket like yours and am officially inspired as to what to do with it now. It is so large I was stumped. No longer. thanks lovey, olive

  14. Looking so cute Debra! Love your photos too, they are always so crisp and clear!

  15. very sweet....
    barbara jean

  16. Beautiful creation you've done! Love the chippy tools!

  17. Debra, your photography just keeps getting better and better. I love the darling basket and all the goodies inside it...the old mag and chippy yellow tools, especially. Hey, some of my sisters and I are planning a road trip in mid- June...destination Missouri. Is the tea room you post about sometimes the Spring Creek Tea Room? Some of my sister's friends go there...if it is I would love to meet up for lunch!

  18. Hi Sweet
    Your bunny basket is wonderful, love those old wicker baskets for some reason. I will have to dig a couple out now, you've given me inspiration!
    Blessings today

  19. I in love with your gorgeous basket!..and I am also a sucker for vintage garden tools and seed packets...Your basket vignette is beautiful!

  20. Looks like spring has sprung in my favorite room!

  21. Loved it! Love your blog! I always inspire me!


  22. Love your garden basket. I have an obsession with old rusty garden tools. They are so charming. Thanks.

  23. How sweet Debra!
    Our early 80s weather has disappeared and we are chilly and it's raining!

  24. LOOKS LIKE SPRINGTIME IN A BASKET....soooo very pretty.
    Im now following since seeing you over at White Wednesday. Please come visit me and maybe follow back at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com.
    THANKS. 8-)

  25. Debra, this is such a pretty vignette!! I just love your sweet bunny!! All of the garden accents just make this perfect for Spring!

  26. What a beautiful spring bunny basket! Love every element of it. Hope you find the rest of your decorations! Happy Easter!

  27. This looks so lovely. I would love for you to drop by My Dream Canvas as well :-) I’m visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays. Really like your blog.

  28. Love your Spring display! Enjoy your day dear Debra, HUGS!

  29. Your Spring basket vignette is just the cutest and I wouldn't be surprised if some magazine doesn't email you wanting to use your photos.
    It's so visually appealing with the cute bunny, chippy gardening tools and the addition of the gardening book...oh, and I LOVE the basket! Happy Spring!

  30. First of all, thank you for featuring me. I am so excited. I will grab a button.

    I love the bunny in the basket. I think it is so pretty and the seed packets are great!

    Thank you again.

  31. I always love creeping flox and it has not stayed around my flower bed either .
    I am so excited our weather is so nice
    your flower cart is so cute , I used an old rusty wheel barrell once and a Lady bought it at my yars sale full of flowers

    you have some pretty pictures this week

  32. Your little garden basket is just lovely! I don't have much in the way of Easter decor either, but you seem to have pulled it together perfectly! Thanks so much for linking.

  33. Debra, This is such a pretty Spring vignette! Love the basket.
    Thanks for joining the Open House party. Hugs, Sherry

  34. Debra, this is so cute. I love your vintage tools. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

  35. Hello! I am visiting from the Dear Lilly blog hop. As a sucker for great graphics too, I just had to say that I adore your spring arrangements. The chippy tools are great and the basket is just perfect for your vintage bunny.

  36. so creative. hopped over thanks to the "bunny blog hop" ... luv your blog. so nice to meet ya. take care. (:

  37. I thought I was the only one who bought seed packets just for their graphics. My husband actually used one of my packets last year. He won't be doing that again! Love your big old white basket.

  38. Hi Deb, what a delightful post. Love your basket and that baker's rack is wonderful. I always love your vignettes and how you decorate shelves. YOu just have the gift my dear. Love visiting your blog for inspiration and just pure fun.
    Have a wonderful and Blessed Easter!

  39. Debra this is wonderful...I love the gardening book. 1959 is the year I was born! Thank you so much for linking your lovely post to our Bunny Blog Hop. Happy Easter!

  40. This is just so pretty and so clever. The Easter gardening basket is gorgeous. Love the idea. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  41. You really pulled some beautiful things together to create this display! I love the old garden magazine (yeah,it's old) and the tools and you're right -- just can't beat peat pots!

  42. So so sweet. Love your bunny and all the garden things. Adoreable. Happy Easter.


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