Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Pink Buck-Toothed Bunny and Other Finds

Did the title of this post grab your attention? I thought it would! I was searching Ebay for vintage bunnies, and these came up with one minute left in the auction. As soon as I saw the picture, I knew I had to have them, so I read the description as fast as I could, and placed my bid, and I won! I love the bright pink color, and the polka-dot bow.

But will you get a load of those teeth?!! Someone needs to go to the bunny orthodontist, and get some bunny braces!

I found more 11/$1 cards at my favorite antique store. Please feel free to use these images.

I hope I don't horrify anyone when I say this, but I think I am going to use these old cards in future crafts, instead of scanning and printing out the images. Ink cartridges are just way too expensive and I can't justify the expense.

Unless.....can I take these to Kinkos and have them printed out on cardstock, for a reasonable price?

I hope so, because it really would be a shame to cut these up.

That is an actual piece of stone from Blarney Castle, in Ireland.

Certified, on the back of the card, in 1938.

This one looks like it got wet at some point, but how cute is that with the fuzzy flowers and that pink birdhouse?!

And I found these beauties in my mailbox! I won them from Holly at Banner Haus, and I got to pick whatever I wanted from her Etsy shop. They remind me of little violets, and this picture just doesn't do them justice. If you need some images for your blog, Holly has new ones every single day, at Banner Haus. Thank you Holly!

I should have shown this valentine from Elizabeth weeks ago, but I kept forgetting! It hangs on the lamp in the living room, and it probably always will! Thank you Elizabeth!

And last but certainly not least, a little package arrived in the mail from Jacqueline at Once Upon A Fairyland. I can't wait to plant those seeds, and then save the cute package they came in! It's always fun to visit Jacqueline, and I know that had we been friends when we were little girls, I would have always been knocking on her door, asking if she could come out and play!
I hope you found some treasures this weekend too!


Jane said...

The buck toothed bunny is very cute...such a cheery pink color. I am always drawn to vintage cards, you found some good ones this weekend. You might want to check out the cost to color copy on cardstock. I find that Office Depot or Office Max often has sales on color copies. If you get a couple of the cards on one sheet you mind find the price pretty reasonable.
Have a great week.

SueLovesCherries said...

I've never seen such a shade of pink - they're darling!

I can't believe they sell those cards so cheap, they're all so cute!

Do you actually have the piece of Blarney Stone, or just that paper?

Regarding ink, I know what you mean. I think that Kinkos, or any printer, would be more expensive in the long run than printing your own - but they would probably be of a better quality. Good luck!

SueLovesCherries said...

Duh, never mind, I just saw the stone! :}

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such a cute bunny!


Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

The bunnies are adorable!!!

Linda said...

Love the bunnies!!! Those cards are wonderful, you sure do get a good price on them! Love the blarney stone.

Sandy said...

I recently won an auction on Ebay that had a deer and two babies like your bunnies! I thought it was so odd...I didn't really want them, it was bunch of things and I wanted the dog that came with them. But now I know it has to be old! Your buck tooth bunny has the same maker! I love yours!!!!!

Maureen said...

Wow - great new thingies! The Blarney Stone card is great.

I always struggle when I want to use my vintage graphics for something. Although I want to take some of my magazines apart, I haven't been able to do it yet. This probably goes without saying but, before you use them for crafts, scan (but not print) in case you need them in the future. Just my 2 cents.

Jacqueline said...

Ah Carol,
You make me blush...pink...ha! I used to have those cute buck teeth like that rabbit you bought in a minute impluse buy! Made me laugh...they just sparkle with charm.
It's always so strange to see what you've made or given shown on someones blog. Thanks for the heartful words...I'm thinking Lucky Charm Cereal was the big clue to our friendship...so...many...many years later we meet in computerland. Who would have thought?

heartfelt living said...

It sounds like you were meant to have those cute bunnies! They remind me of something we would have had in our home when I was in grade school. Great find!
Oh and your cards are just darling. Vinage cards are always so precious!
Thanks for sharing.

Tennis Girl said...

The bunny and vintage card are just wonderul. Reminds me of a more simple time in our lives :)

Carey said...

I love the bunnies so much. I would go ahead and use the cards for crafts, they are so pretty. I am impressed with the piece of Blarney Stone. Have a great day!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol,

These bunnies are so cute. Like the cards too. I never see nice cards like that, and such a great price.


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Those bunnies are too cute! They probably got those buck teeth from too much carrot munching.

All your other treasures look like such fun. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with those cards.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Loooove those bunnies at the top and what wonderful finds with those cards. Just delightful. : )

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Such great eye candy in this post! I really like those cute bunnies!!!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Precious vintage cards! You know how I love them!!! Thanks for sharing, Carol! Hugs, Coralie