Primitive Spring Easter Wire Basket with Beeswax Bunnies Gathering
Happy spring to all and with this season of rebirth in mind I would like to present this next inspirational offering. This springtime basket is filled with happy bunnies that would like to make your acquaintance along with a soft nest and eggs waiting to hatch (just kidding). Everything inside the basket is included and is ready to set out upon arrival.
I chose a contemporary wire basket that has plenty of dark "character rust" and has been sprayed with a matte sealer. The chicken wire theme this basket portrays evokes a farm look that beckons light and airy attributes! I used wire to position the handle so it stays in a constant upright position (as shown in image 10) which I felt was a more attractive feature. The chicken wire on this basket is pliable and soft so it can be positioned at will if the need arises.
Next, I filled the basket with prairie grass and excelsior. A beeswax, pantry cake in the shape of a bunny was wrapped in a soft, brushed homespun and tied in place with jute around the sides. He definitely has dimension as shown in image 6 and is as cute as can be. His friend (a standing bunny) also fashioned from beeswax keeps watch and guards the basket with a courageous spirit! He resides in an antique fluted tart tin that has darkened to perfection from age and has been lined with prairie grass sporting three handmade eggs as referenced in image 2. His neck is accented with a delicious piece of brown and cream homespun. Both of these lightly scented rabbits that boast intricate detail are fashioned from blackened beeswax and have been gently rubbed with a spice bath.
I added three large handmade eggs and placed them inside a soft nest of cotton accented by a pair of pine cones……. get ready because they may hatch before long! LOL! The smallest egg is wrapped with a piece of pretty tan, brown and blue calico tie. Lastly, three dried cornflower blue echinops grace the inside, toward the left of this ensemble. Note: You may want to consider placing a small mat underneath the basket as some of the prairie grass contents may penetrate though the bottom openings.
Character and whimsy abound in this fun basket that will lend a whisper of fresh spring air that evokes warmer days ahead! This gathering would look beautiful on a farm table sprinkled with other spring accessories like baskets filled with eggs under an old chicken feed sack or a white ironstone platter filled with fabric birds and nests. You can also set this in an open cupboard with cream ware pottery as well. Either way, this offering aims to please both you and your homestead bringing fresh results.
Basket stands 8 1/2" tall (including the handle), 3" tall without the handle, measures 8" across (front to back and right to left). Beeswax bunny pantry cake measures 3" across the top and is almost 3/4" thick. Standing bunny housed inside the fluted tart tin overall height is almost 4" tall, tin measures 3 1/2" across. Bunny itself stands 3 1/2" tall, measures 2 1/2" across the bottom is about 1" thick (front to back). Large handmade eggs vary in size but are around 1 1/2" front to back and 1" across (largest egg). Smallest egg measure 3/4" front to back and 1/2" across.
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