Easter will be here in a few weeks. Here are some photos for inspiration as you think about ways to celebrate this season of rebirth . . . 

"A rather regal rabbit stands sentinel in front of the arbor."
Portland, Oregon, garden of Dulcy and Ted Mahar.
Photography by John Granen.
Text by Rebecca Christian. 
"Garden Retreat" produced by Barbara Mundall.

"Shirley at Housepitality Designs cleverly used two of the bunny stands as bookends on her mantel.'
Photo via Pottery Barn blog.
Pottery Barn Blog: Inside and Out (March 30, 2013).

"Garden bunnies scamper across a creamy white expanse of earthenware in these fresh designs for your spring table. The green-and-white pattern is inspired by traditional French toile textiles."

"Garden Rabbit Plates, Set of 4" offered by Gump's.

 Photo via Gump's website.

"Made of aluminum with an antiqued finish."
Photo via Pottery Barn website.

 "Spring comes into bloom on our Jacquard-woven tablecloth, decorated with wildflowers, bunnies and butterflies in soft shades of periwinkle and robin’s-egg blue. An elegant choice for Easter, and durable enough for every day, the lustrous cotton/linen will become even smoother and more beautiful with time and use. The collection is Jacquard-woven and tailored for us by a historic Russian mill, famed for its fine textiles since the late 19th century."
Easter Bunny Jacquard Tablecloth (Blue) offered by Williams-Sonoma.
Photo via Williams-Sonoma website.

" 'Every room should include something wild,' says [Kelley] Carter."
Brooklyn brownstone of Kelley Carter, stylist and senior market editor for Real Simple magazine.
Photography by Patrick Cline,
Art direction by Michelle Adams.
"Happy Landing" written by Robert Leleux.
Lonny (May 2012).

 "Of French origin, this type of casserole was originally intended for cooking and serving dishes made from local game and fowl. Its elaborate handle identified the delectable meat within; in this case, rabbit. Today, the oval baking dish performs well for all sorts of casseroles as well as baked vegetables and side dishes. You can also use it for a pâté or terrine. The high-fired porcelain travels beautifully from oven to table and is also safe in the freezer and dishwasher. Made in France."
"Apilco Hare Casserole Dish" offered by Williams-Sonoma.
Photo via Williams-Sonoma website.

"Oversize rabbit sculptures by Robert Kuo add a post-modern twist to the hallway's refined style."
Light-filled modern home in Connecticut.
Interior design by Jamie Herzlinger.
Photography by Patrick Cline.
"Simple Abundance" written by Robert Leleux.
Lonny (November - December 2011).

"Decorating for a seasonal lunch needn't be elaborate to feel festive. We used vintage eggcups for these place settings, but you could also use teacups. Fill them with wheatgrass (from health-food stores) and lilies-of-the-valley. Add chocolate bunnies and eggs for postmeal nibbling."
"Easter Table Crafts and Favors"

"Avid crafter and baker Stacey Damurjian created these surprisingly easy cookie ornaments with the help of a local bakery, which copied these nostalgic spring-themed designs and pretty patterns onto edible paper.

How to Make a Cookie Ornament:
Step 1: Roll out store-bought or homemade sugar cookie dough to 1/4 inch thick. For vintage postcard images, cut dough into 3 3/4 x 2 1/2-inch rectangles. Use a cookie cutter to create the egg-shaped cookies.

Step 2: Carefully punch holes (for the ribbon) at the top of the raw cookies with a drinking straw.
Step 3: While the cookies are baking, cut out the images from the edible paper. [To transfer a vintage postcard design onto a cookie, reduce it to 65 percent of its original size on a standard color photocopier. Bring this smaller image to a bakery where it can be reproduced with edible inks on thin, sticker-like sheets of paper made from rice, potatoes, or cornstarch.]
Photography by Laura Moss.
"Edible Easter Decorations" by Jessica Dodell-Feder.
Country Living (April 2007).

"Stacey Damurjian found these reproduction and antique 19th-century Easter postcards at flea markets."
Photography by Laura Moss.
"Edible Easter Decorations" by Jessica Dodell-Feder.
Country Living (April 2007).

"Pair of Edwardian antique cast silver rabbit menu holders with glass eyes. By William Hornby, London, 1908."
Photo via 1stDibs.

My husband's grandmother was a fan of Sallie Middleton. This print reminds him of her.
"Rabbit" by Sallie Middleton.
Photo via here.

 Bunny figure crafted by Tenna Flanner. "Using molds based on antique designs and a papier-mache mixture that's the consistency of warm oatmeal, she spends anywhere from four hours to two to three days making each one of her hand-decorated creations. ‘In the beginning it was really hard,’ recalls Flanner, who worked 15-hour days, ‘but today I can't wait to make a new rabbit.’ "
Photography by Jim Bastardo.
Country Living (April 2004).

 "While Christmastime is the biggest selling season, ‘Easter is our favorite holiday,’ says Flanner, ‘because the color palette is so soft and luscious.’ The Easter line includes everything from pastel-colored lambs, eggs, and chicks to rabbits in various sizes and shapes--some are even paired, like her bunny and girl. Satin ribbons, cellophane grass, and vintage velvet flowers are also used for these one-of-a-kind designs."
Photography by Jim Bastardo.
Country Living (April 2004).

"Soup Bowl: Hare White" by Laura Zindel, an artist and designer based in Vermont.
"All Laura Zindel Dinnerware products are made from creamy white high-resistance china.These products are microwave and dishwasher safe, and durable enough for everyday use."
Photo via Laura Zindel website.

"The newest, most petite members of the Vosges Haut-Chocolat rabbit troupe are snuggled together inside a cozy, sky blue nest. Each bunny is filled with a rich, creamy chocolate ganache. They’re almost too adorable to eat…almost."

Photo via HGTV blog.

A favorite book (1939).
Photo via Amazon.

Coastal Living (April 10, 2009).


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