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Monday, April 6, 2009

3 or More Tuesday...carrots

Hi & welcome to 3 or More Tuesday...hosted by Tam @ The Gypsy's Corner . She has a wonderful blog & it's a fun way to see lots of diverse collections. Today, I am sharing my carrot collection. Carrots & bunnies are a natural combo so for the past couple of years, I have been picking up carrot stuff to use in my Easter decor.

My favorite carrots are these little crocheted ones that I hang from my dining room chandelier. I also swagged some pearl garland & added tulle bows.



I had one left over so it hangs out in this little bone china footed bowl w/ a couple of faux eggs.



A close second as my favorites, are the beaded pillows I got @ Ross, Marshall's or TJ Maxx (those stores are all the same so I get them confused) last year. Check out the pearl momogram pillow that I made. I stole the idea from Queenie @ Queenie's Vintage Finds & Treasures. I used a $2 thrift store pillow then layered an old lace-edged hankie & a super-old crocheted edge doily, glueing the pearl garland on the doily beforehand. No sewing involved...I just glued everything on w/ Fabric Tac. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this pillow! Thanks for the idea Queenie! I alos made the pearl monogramed platter that she shared w/ us. I'll share my version w/ y'all later in the week when I share all the rest of my Easter decor.




A twine-trimmed carrot hangs out w/ a crackle finish bunny I got @ Cracker Barrel last year. I bought a pair of them actually...the other is on my mantel.


Bunny & carrot S & P shakers.




And last but not least, a teeny-tiny paper mache carrot in my mini-curio.


Hope you enjoyed my collection of carrots...there are lots more collections being shared over @ Tam's...come w/ me to see them all.

30 comments:

ellen b said...

Oh what fun your carrots are!! Love the crocheted ones too!! Happy 3 or more to you!

Cass @ That Old House said...

I love your carrots -- especially the crochet-covered ones. Just adorable!
Cass

Lou Cinda said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE the carrots! They are adorable!

Lou Cinda :)

FancyHorse said...

I like your carrots! Especially the ones on the chandelier!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love your carrots! So cute!

Happy Three of More Tuesday... glad to have you back!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Chandy said...

Bunnies in some blogs, egg cups in another, now lovely carrots over here. Am I picking up on a pattern here? LOL

HoneyB said...

Love the carrots! Especially the pillow!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this! Beautiful post!!

Tammy518 said...

I love your bunnies and carrots! The crocheted carrots are so cute on your chandelier and I love the big carrot pillow (and the monogram pillow you made -- great job!).

Cathy said...

Love the little carrots!!! I hope you have some left after the bunnies find them!!!;)
XOXO
Cathy

Linda said...

Love the pillows!!!!!

Charli and me said...

Good afternoon, What a beautiful blog you have here. I would never have thought of collecting carrots. I love it! What a novel and sweet idea. Now you will have us ladies all over blogland collecting carrots just like you LOL Your pillow is beautiful as well as all of your pretty Easter decorations. I hope you decide to partisipate in 'Tea and friendship Tuesday's' We would love to have you ♥

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Love, LOVE that pillow you made with the pearl monogram!! I'll have to make one of those for myself! Also I adore those crochet carrots!! And to hang them from a chandy is just cute cute cute!

Manuela

Katy said...

Oh my gosh, don't I just love the carrots. What a hoot. You are too clever for words. They make me smile with delight just to look at them.

Meme said...

I have to admit, I've never thought of collecting carrots So cute thought!

tardevil said...

Well, glad you came back. I totally understand the need to take a break. Now, I have to tell you that I don't collect carrots, but thanks to you, I probably will now! :O) Love the crocheted ones and the carrot pillow. The one you made turned out nice too. And yes, it's apparently true...I'm preg. I still have a hard time believing it at this age.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, I just love a girl that can't sew!! That is me!! I will be back to study the photo of your pillow so I can create that one myself!! ;-)

Love all the carrots! Quite a nice selection for all those bunnies out in blogland (and a nod to the crackle finish buuny~my favorite!).

Thanks for your comments today on my blog. You are a sweetheart!

xoxo
Blondie

Melissa Miller said...

I have never seen a cuter carrot than your sweet pillow. Adorable! :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those crocheted carrots are so great! Did you tell us where you found those? I'll have to go back and read it again. Love the pillow monogramed in pearls! I am already trying to remember where I put those pretty vintage hankies that belonged to my grandmother. I can't wait to try this project. laurie

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I LOVE those carrots! ALl of them! WHat great vingetes you have created! I invite you to link up to my Thurfty Thursday. Mr Linky will be up tonight. Your thrift store pillows and great finds will be perfect. What a room you have created!

Scribbler said...

Thanks for leaving me a comment -- that's how I found your blog!

I enjoyed my look-through -- the carrots are unique.

Isn't Keller near Dallas-Ft. Worth? We used to live in Arlington, and still have family in San Antonio and Houston.

Scribbler

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Oh I know I'm late but better late then never. How clever to do a carrot 'Three Or More' post instead of the 'regular' Easter items. I also own those crochet carrots, but don't ask me where they are. I must have 'hidden' them somewhere LOL.
Have a great evening and thank you for participating,
Tam

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Carrie said...

What an unusual collection! I enjoyed seeing all the differentt designs and materials used in each carrot.

ann said...

i love your carrots and your pillows.great ideas.i have a fan award for you.please come pick it up...ann

divinephoenixegg8 said...

Creating Myself,

Happy Easter,

Marjorie.

FancyHorse said...

Are you okay? It's been awhile since you posted.

Miss Janice said...

Love all you carrots!

Queenie's Vintage Finds and Treasures said...

This post is precious....with all of your Easter Decor. I love the chair draped with the slip cover and that carrot. Too Cute for words! Also, I'm so glad that I could inspire you with an idea....that's a huge compliment to me....coming from "you", such a creative sweetheart as yourself. You are, and always will be an inspiration to me!
I hope you have a beautiful day...you deserve it.
Big Hug,
Queenie~

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Cami, I don't sew, and I don't attend to either. I'll rather pay someone to do the job, or do like what you have done to get around it. Your pillows are adorable, you did a wonderful job with them.... they look fantastic. Ya for glue!