Bunnies and Trays- NEVER Enough!

So far this summer, we've been traveling. A lot. This much travel doesn't exactly mesh well with the garage sale-ing I'd like to do. I have a list of big items I'm looking for, but I haven't found, no, taken the opportunity to spend a whole Friday or Saturday morning to look. 

While in Elijay, GA AGAIN this weekend (we're spoiled, I know), I slipped into a couple of those dusty antiques shops you find on any small town's square downtown while the girls were waiting with the grands for the 4th of July parade to begin.

I found a couple of things to bring home to our home. 

$5 bunny:

She's hand-painted. She's a mama. I like it.

Turn her around and you can see her baby girl!

I can't decide if I'm going to:
  1. keep her out year round in the living room
  2. bring her out for spring and Easter decorating
  3. keep her out year round in one of the girls' bedrooms
What do you think?

I passed this tray up at first. Then I went back after finding Mama bunny. It was 25% off. It's the beginning of a collection. I like tole trays, but I LOVE the color combination on this one and the punched out detail around the edge. 


Curious to see if I got a good deal, I Googled "Nashco Products" which is written on a sticker on the back my "new" tray. I giggled when I found this from the Antiques and Collectibles pages at Country Living! Mine is the same size, but different colors.

I don't know if it's really worth that much, but I'm excited about starting a new collection for our bare walls. 

Now go and visit Rhoda to see other treasures from the weekend!

30 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

You will have fun collecting tole trays. They come in every size, shape, and color. it should keep you busy for a long time.

Linda said...

That's a fantastic tray - I love them too but haven't found one in my price range! Linda

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Your little bunny is so cute!

Tara G. said...

What a pretty tray!

~~Carol~~ said...

What a lovely tray, and I think you could leave that bunny out year-round! I like that the baby is hiding on the other side!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

OH OH! You know I love both your finds! That mama bunny is just too cute & I keep out my pretty bunnies all year round & love enjoying them. That one is a cutie & you did good. And the tole tray is great too. I have started a collection of black tole and have a couple with the pierced edges. Mine don't have stickers but are probably around the same vintage as yours are. And yes, they are VERY collectible, although last time I checked Ebay for prices, they don't seem to be selling as well as they used to or for as much $$. But, you did great on that too, so keep it & enjoy it!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That bunny is just too cute! Great tray too!

Manuela

Stephanie said...

The bunny is so cute. I say in one of your girls' rooms. It looks like something from a nursery rhyme.
The tray is great!

Suzanne in TX said...

That tray is to die for--a very lucky find, indeed! Hope to see you over my way someday...

Brenda said...

Those toile trays are hard to find unless you want to pay about a hundred bucks! And your sweet little mama bunny? If you're at all like me, you'll move her all around the house! Maybe put her up for a short time. Bring her back out for Easter. And start all over again!
Brenda

Brenda Eason said...

Love your finds. I am a bunny collector. He doesn't look Easter at all. I say leave him out.

Blue Creek Home said...

I like the sweet rabbit- I got a rabbit this weekend too!
I really love the tole tray. The colors are just gorgeous.
Rhonda

Kammy said...

Great finds - if you can't decide what to do with them -send them my way, LOL !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Rhonda in OK said...

very nice bunnies - I don't have any bunnies but now I am thinking I should get some!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty tray. Gotta love the bunny. :)
Glenda

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Visiting from Rhoda's party. :) Cute bunnies!!!

Bonnie said...

Whoo hoo! Score on the tray. It's beautiful!

Ms Jackie's Junque said...

Nice finds! I heart the tole tray. I've have been waiting for AGES to run across one so I can start my own collection! Enjoyed my visit to your blog!

Jackie

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love the tole tray...I've never seen one that color...great find...and the bunny is wonderful...

Marie said...

Hello - I love your finds. That bunny is too cute! I would have her out year-round (who says you have to follow the rules?). Maybe start her out in your kitchen? The tray is very beautiful!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

I love your fantastic finds. The bunny mommy, too precious! The tray is lovely! I'd say you got an excellent deal!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Sue said...

If you have the room, by all means display that mama bunny year 'round. And as for the tray- wowie, that is a beauty! :-) Sue

RedAries said...

oh my gosh I love bunnies, I would be tempted to keep her out all year too!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love that cute little bunny and tray! Awesome finds!

Jadehollow said...

Love those bunnies! Great deal.
Debbie

Kelli said...

I would let bunny be part of your family all year long! With the tray of course. Great deals!

Christina said...

What a wonderful bunny. She has personality, with her brown spots and her little babe.

Love the tole tray too. Very nice find.

Anonymous said...

Love your ideas. I wanted to email you with a question about the chalkboard tray, but the email form required your addy and I couldn't find it.
BTW, I am originally from Alabama and I must say...
ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!
Sylvia

abeachcottage said...

great thrifting, love the tray

Sarah

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I found my first toile tray at a yard sale wayyyyy lonnnnggg back. I still love it to this day.

And as for the bunny -- it's way too cute to hide until Easter!