Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit ...

I am sure you are well aware by now that I have a thing about rabbits... It all started a few years ago when I adopted the name 'Rabbit' by my beloved and from there on .. anything with long velvety ears and an air of rabbity-ness about it has won my affections..
Over the last year I have collected these fine and noble creatures in all guises and some have gone on to new pastures, which has been a painful wrench at times!
With the next Vintage & Handmade Textile Fair looming on the horizon I have been gathering a few items for the occasion... though not being a textile merchant nor needle-crafter I am sad to say .. these items are not strictly vintage textile orientated. They are however.. made of fabrics and are sure to win a few hearts... if not just mine!
The first long eared creatures that kick started my collection are Julie Arkell's deliciously eccentric characters with rabbity ears... (see above)

There are rabbits hopping around in Milly & Dottie's Emporium if you look in the nursery..

This beautiful vintage wooden pull toy was made by Gecevo in Germany.. love the graphics...

A Steiff classic 1950's 'Stassi' Bunny.. also hopping around in the nursery ...

Now Sold - Thank You

This little rabbit has a slightly psychotic look about her... too many carrots I fear!

This bunny was a real heart breaker and went off to a new home at The Vintage Bazaar earlier this year..

Two more little bunnykins that stole my heart...

A very special 50th Birthday present made by Edwina Bridgeman..

Yep... they're breeding like ....

A rabbit is not just for Christmas you know..

This one is here to stay!

Lastly this is my latest find.. Little Miss Boo who will be joining me at the fair..

20 comments:

The Vintage Gardener said...

My house is full of them too! One of these days I will count the number I have and shock myself. I have two real ones as well, Archie and Lizzie, who you can read about on my blog!

Country Rabbit said...

oh my rabbits rabbits rabbits- love them all!!!! so lovely! vintage rabbit heaven!!! hehe x

Hesta Nesta said...

They are gorgeous Michele... I love bunnies also, I have one dating from 1910 and a larger silk plush one. Have you seen Viv's (Hensteeth) latest bunny creations, they are fab. See you in a couple of weeks.
Love
Jo xx
Ps Glad you like Jethro!

MissGinger said...

simply scrummy! they did make me coo. xx

hensteeth said...

The Beryl Bunny sisters send their love to Flossie and all her Bunny brothers and sisters. You turn your back around here and as if by magic there's another one, or two!!!

Hen said...

Oh I love them. What is it about rabbits, the ears? Look forward to meeting your next bunch of furry friends.
Hen x

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

They are all so gorgeous! I love the old ones with the hair missing.

xxoo
Becky

jane and the happy crow said...

I want that little Miss!!!!! Is she lots of money? Love the cot full of bunnyness. xxxx

June said...

Lovely, lovely rabbits! We have quite a few scattered around the house - every child should have one and some grown-ups too, of course!
JUne

Catherine said...

Your rabbits seem to be breeding like...well...rabbits!! LOL! Very cute! Cx

Kitsch and Curious Elsie said...

Miss Boo is a real sweetie - I love her outfit! Gorgeous collection!

lemonade kitty said...

I can't believe you have not one but two Julie Arkell bunnies I especially love "glimpsed" such a cute face. I did have a "real" bunny but he died last year at the age of 6, Lucey x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Will little Miss Boo be needing her little red ensemble? As I would look rather fetching in it, n'est pas? Good luck at the fair. Hope the hunting is going OK?

Sarah x

BusyLizzie said...

Hi Michele, Hadn't realised that you were quite soooo obsessed with rabbits (although i can quite understand the attraction!) Thank you for your kind bloggy comment. Look forward to seeing you at the V& HM textile fair.. not long now! Bizzy Miss Lizzy xxx

Ragged Roses said...

GORGEOUS bunnies Dottie! Just to let you know that Flossie has hopped off to a new home this morning.
x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

What a great collection you have, so glad I was able to add to your menagerie of bunnies.
Debbie

Country Cottage Chic said...

You turn your back for a few minutes & more bunnies appear at C&C HQ!

Carol said...

I share your passion for Rabbits.
I really have taken a liking to more than a few of your collection!
I know, just where does time go. I felt bad each month I promised to post then poof that month had just vanished.
We were in the New Forest last week..bought a caravan, a means to escape a whole week for the cost of one night in a decent hotel!
I will ring you as we have so much to catch up on.
Cxxx

Frances said...

What a great collection of long-eared bunnies you have! With or without clothes, standing sitting, each one has its own character.

It's easy to see how collecting could begin. I'll bet that folks able to attend your next fair will love the opportunity to become collectors.

Best wishes!

Felicity said...

i love them all esp the one with the fair isle jumper! xxx