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Children and Their Pet Rabbits ~ Antique Oil Paintings

Have you ever known a child to resist a bunny rabbit?  They're so adorable.   It seems that at some time we've all had as our own, or known someone who had, or bought for our children, a pet rabbit.  I remember surprising Michael, Ethan and Jonah (before our other three came along) with rabbits one year at Easter.  I determined that, for us, owning pet rabbits was a better thought than idea...but that's another story.    Nonetheless, children and their pet rabbits have long time been a favorite subject of painters. Though  I am more keen to having a painting of an animal than actually having an animal, I can't resist the charm and pure innocence in the paintings I'm sharing here.   I adore each of these beautiful works of arts, and I hope you do as well. The Favourite Rabbit, by John Russell (1745-1806) Feeding The Rabbits by German artist Heinrich Hirt (1841-1902) Children Feeding Rabbits by Joseph Moseley Barber Little Girl with

Transferware Bunnies

A few days ago I mentioned that I'd show you all some transferware rabbits.  These are so adorable.  They're made by Royal Crownford.    To my knowledge they only come in  blue, brown, green and red.  I'd love to find a purple one.   First, is this chubby little Green bunny. The plate in the background is by Copeland/Spode...also perfect for Easter or Spring decor! More transferware for Easter is the little egg shaped trinket box, by Masons.  It will be in my Etsy shop later today. Here is little brown bunny who resides in my guest bathroom along with some vintage linens and perfume bottles: and Miss Blue Bunny...she was sold to pay for... ...little Red Rabbit.  Red Rabbit lives with us to, in my kitchen. I recently found this bunny and was so glad to add him to my collection of red transferware.  I hadn't seen one in this color before so I snatched it up as soon as I could.  There is one listed on Ebay right now for