Saturday, April 3, 2010

I WISH EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY EASTER




I want to wish everyone a very Happy Easter and hope you are spending the day with loved ones. I wanted to share one of my favorite Easter decorations. About 15 years ago, I spotted this vintage Easter Bunny Basket on Ebay, it was a mess, it is made of paper mache, wicker and wood. It is very heavy. The eyes were missing and the ears were cracked and almost broken off, but I loved it and thought I can fix this basket. I love to try and save things, so I paid $6.00 for it and when it came I loved how unique it was and spent days working on repairing it, I used paper clay and filled in all the cracks and replaced parts that were missing and put eyes on him and then re-touched up the paint to match. I wish I would have taken pictures of it when I bought it. My husband thought I was nuts. It took a long time, but I loved fixing it. Every Easter I get it out and enjoy it so much. I thought I would share with you this wonderful vintage basket. Thank you for visiting and Happy Easter.

12 comments:

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I luv that old basket! Ive never seen one like that before it must be from the 1920's or 30's. What a great find. I like collecting real old vintage holliday before the 1950's. Thanks for shareing...Julian

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Terri, That's really an extraordinary basket and it was worth that you put all that work into it. Your decoupaged eggs look wonderful in there.
Have a lovely Easter!
Hugs,
Julia

Dorthe said...

Hi Terry,
Your easter basket, is so very wonderfull, with your divine eggs, love them.
xo Dorthe

Debby said...

Happy Easter, Terri. Love your bunny!
Debby

Bryanna Lenan said...

Happy Easter!! Darling Bunny Rabbit!

Claudia said...

What a beautiful restoration! Happy Easter to you and yours.

xo
Claudia

Holly Loves Art said...

Happy Easter! I just love visiting your pretty blog.
Cheers!
Holly

Pearl Maple said...

Darling little basket, how lucky of you find it and spot the potential with a little care and attention it sure is a cutie.

Kim said...

Beautiful basket Terri! Happy Easter!

Cassandra said...

I hope you had a wonderful Easter! Hugs Cassandra

Corinne Clark said...

What a lovely basket! You did an excellent job restoring it. I'm crazy about bunnies and this bunny basket is divine!

Bella said...

Hi Terri, That is a fantastic basket & you did such a great repair job! it looks perfect! I am still hearting those pink eggs :-)
Thanks for stopping by, and sharing your kind words tonight.
Bella