Friday, March 21, 2014

Ornaments for Easter Baskets

Ornaments for Easter Baskets


Easter is just around the corner! Hope you’re gathering your supplies to make those special Easter baskets for those special people in your life. The beautiful basket above is a hand crafted basket by Martha Stewart and you can click on the link to be taken to her site where all the directions are))

Easter is the perfect time to slip some special Easter bunny ornaments in a basket as a keepsake that will last far beyond the chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps. We have several bunny style ornaments that would fit perfectly into most any Easter basket nestled down in some grass. Just be sure to remove the ornament before little hands can start digging in the basket since these are glass ornaments. Perfect keepsakes. Some you might be able to put a date on the bottom or back with a marker made especially for glass.

Here’s our parade of Easter bunnies from Trendy Ornaments:
102112 Abracadabra Rabbit
Abracadabra Rabbit is an Inge-Glas ornament (made in Germany). It is a clip on style ornament with a bit of mossy grass and he’s wearing a black top hat. 102112 Abracadabra Rabbit

104610 Nestled in Grass

Nestled in Grass is another Inge-Glas ornament, clip on style also with a bit of mossy grass. Sweet bunny face.
12350 Flopsy

Flopsy Bunny is an ornament from Merck Family’s Old World Christmas. This ornament brings back memories of the Little Golden Book – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter. Here’s a little history on the Flopsy bunnies.

Ms. Potter had a book all about the Flopsy Bunnies. According to Wikipedia: In The Flopsy Bunnies, Benjamin Bunny and his cousins Peter and Flopsy are adult rabbits. Benjamin and Flopsy are married, and the parents of six children called simply The Flopsy Bunnies. Food is not always readily available to the large family and they are forced to resort to Mr. McGregor’s rubbish heap of rotten vegetables for sustenance.
Mr. McGregor catches the six Flopsy Bunnies after they fall asleep in the rubbish heap and puts them in a sack, intending to sell them for tobacco. 

When McGregor is distracted for a moment, the sextet is freed by Thomasina Tittlemouse, a woodmouse, and the sack filled with rotten vegetables by Benjamin and Flopsy. At home, Mr. McGregor receives a sharp scolding from his wife when she discovers the vegetables and believes her husband is playing a trick on her.
A sweet way of putting a Flopsy ornament in an Easter Basket is to couple it with a book by Beatrice Potter….along with a few jelly beans and chocolate of course))

12241 Hungry Bunny

Hungry Bunny is by Old World Christmas and he has his ears perked up while he munches away on a carrot.

Each Old World Christmas ornament comes with a hang tag that tells a little bit about the ornament. Hungry Bunny’s tag reads: Rabbits are very shy and frail animals. Having no natural means of protecting itself, the rabbit is therefore dependent on the kindness of man and other animals for it”s survival. At Easter time, the rabbit represents the renewal of this faith and abundant new life during the spring season.

These are just a few choices in bunnies that are perfect as Easter basket goodies….just browse through the Easter category to see the rest along with some other ornaments that are also suitable for Easter.

All these ornaments are mouth blown and hand painted. They make great keepsakes for special occasions.