I still go all out for holiday decorating despite having no kids living at home anymore. I enjoy getting out all my vintage decorations and it is fun to see neighbors slow down and peek in as they walk by. Easter is in full swing of course.
This is my front window. For the past few years I have displayed my old headboard from a crib. That bunny just sets the mood for the craziness that is inside. It is surrounded by my vintage honeycomb eggs.
Picture heavy post. I have LOTS of Easter. My mantel holds my collection of spun head bunnies.
My coffee table holds my collection of metal Easter baskets and cotton chicks (with wire feet...I have a quirk about only collecting those with wire feet)
I switched out the lambs this year into this spot. I added my Easter baskets full of vintage packages of Easter grass and my sweet little pixie bunnies.
A few ceramic bunnies. A collection of well loved stuffed bunnies.
A pair of the sweetest stuffed bunnies with great rubber faces. The one on the right is new to me this year. Ive been collecting these old cottage cheese containers for years. They came with Easter graphics on the sides and directions to poke holes at the top edge, add a string and make an Easter basket. There are a huge variety of them out there. I am lucky with those that I have found. I've got a thing for vintage Easter nodder candy containers. I usually end up adding a couple each year.
Easter egg dying boxes and packets. The graphics are wonderful.
My china hutch is always grand central for holiday decor. Old candy boxes and vintage bunnies decorate the top. Inside the hutch live an assortment of old chicks. So many chicks and ducks in assorted sizes and designs.
Bunnies live above my window on a skinny ledge.
Vintage hat shaped candy boxes work really well for stands for my collection of old Easter candles.
I hate to play favorites, but I REALLY love all these bunnies clustered together in my kitchen nook. Its a tiny area, but those bunnies are crammed in (in an orderly fashion) I just got the little green and yellow bunny with the baby carriage last weekend. So many Easter treasures. I really love this holiday.
Happy Easter. I'm hoping for some jelly bean snacking.
Just a reminder I have Easter Etsy tonight, March 23rd at 5:30 p.m. (pacific time).
So many fun Easter spring goodies.
Remember an item is not safe in your cart until it is paid for. (Etsy works this way) I will reimburse postage for multiples orders. I have over 100 items heading to Etsy, so lots to choose from. I do love crafting for this holiday!
St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and I am decorated.
St. Patrick's day is probably the hardest holiday to find vintage decorations for. I have ONE small bin (and I hunt and collect all the time for holidays).
Cardboard die cuts are the easiest to find. I was lucky to find this little crepe paper couple years ago.
Luck was with me again when I scored this vintage wood bead couple (found this past year). I have a few vintage pins on their original display cards.
I also have a few old greeting cards for the holiday. A little ceramic fellow with a shamrock in his pocket. He is standing on and old candy container shaped like a hat (I have a few)
A corsage. This trio of crepe paper leprechauns were all found separately. If hate to play favorites, but this fellow is. He definitely has seen better days, but his sweet little smile and those rosy cheeks! He is hugging an old clay pipe. This little girl was found at an estate sale. I grabbed her as soon as I spotted her. A great $1 purchase.
I will be wearing green on Friday. Hope you have a great St. Patrick's Day!
It has been FOREVER since I did a collection challenge. The last one was over a year ago! (Due to Instagram taking over my world). It is girl scout cookie season and I picked up a few boxes the other day. Country Living also had a really fun spread on Girl Scout things. I was a girl scout for years. From Brownies all the way through into Cadettes. My Mom was my leader much of the time. It was really a fun organization to belong to. I thought it would be fun to share what Girl Scout things I have in honor of cookie sales!
The poster above was found at a local estate sale. I found two. I sold one on Etsy and the other hangs in my house year round. Here we have some official collection envelopes for cookie money.How about a cookie sale bumper sticker? Found at the same estate sale as the posters.
I still have my Girl Scout uniform. I wear it for Halloween. It is my uniform from my Junior years and my vest from my Cadette years. (it is tight in the bust and short, but it works fine for a fun costume). I am proud of those badges I earned.
I went to Girl Scout camp every summer too. We lived in Alaska when I was a kid and I want to a Girl Scout camp called "Camp Brush Them Off"... a nod to the giant mosquitos that live in Alaska!
Even the label of the uniform is cool. Oh polyester.
A few old girl scout books. Mine is packed away.
An vintage Brownie paper doll with uniforms of the world.
An old first aid kit and a few of my old girl scout pins.
Girl Scout records.An old Girl Scout ad from a magazine. The prices for the uniform pieces are crazy cheap. I love this old friendship book I picked up at an estate sale.
I mentioned that my Mom was a leader forever. I still have her uniform and wear it for Halloween sometimes as well. It is a two piece number in polyester with a zip up top. Very stylish. She has some fun patches on her uniform.
Fun to share. Lots of fun memories as a Girl Scout. I wish I had a photo to post of me in my uniform.
If you have an idea for a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and I will see what I can do. I don't think collections will ever be shared weekly again like I did for so long, but I certainly hope another year does not go by without a new one to share! Happy Day.