Thursday, February 21, 2013

Happy Easter Lamb!

Sweet Little Lamb...
Most of us remember the decals of sweet lambs and bunnies that decorated our cribs and highchairs.  Every time I see them it brings back such lovely memories.  New mothers in the hospital received gifts of flowers in cute containers shaped like lambs, storks, bassinettes or baby shoes.  Whatever happened to the sweet nursery items we remember?  When my daughter Missy was expecting our first granddaughter I decided to do a vintage nursery theme for her baby shower.  I went to every thrift store and purchased vintage nursery planters to use as decorations  and make fun arrangements for door prizes.
 
Like the hoarder I am...the little nursery containers have been sitting in a box for 15 years...Madi is 15 in June...waiting for something Pinteresting to come along.  Last week I saw something so cute I just had to find a way to make it...a cute lamb planter turned Easter Parade Float.
 
This is the Pin...so cute I could hardly stand it!
It's the creation of  Sandy of Sandy's Show and Tell
 
 
Pinterest Inspired...

I was so happy to find this lamb in the box.
 
I made a pincushion-like filling with pink/white stripe fabric.
It makes room for a sweet bunny to ride amid thrift store Easter ornaments.

Pink ruffled skirt tied with a bow.

Happy Lamb party hat.
I think I may have another lamb upstairs in the Grandkids room...
the Easter Parade needs more than one float.
 
Happy Easter Crafting!
 

 
 
 
 



26 comments:

Kris Thompson said...

You always do such cute things! I remember those cute decals. Maybe they will come back into fashion again someday.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Hi Shirley!
Your lamb turned out so cute! What a great theme for a baby shower. I might have to steal that idea.
Erica :)

chris mckinley said...

OK, Shirley...this is just too cute! I can just picture a "parade" on a sideboad!
Warmly
chris

Sandy said...

Shirley,

I saw this also...yours is better! lol LOVE, LOVE , LOVE it...I have a planter I bought to decorate my son's nursery 33 years ago! I got it at a thrift store...I should do one and put it in my craft room...:)

ImagiMeri said...

Oh that is just too stinkin' cute Shirley. I too have a collection of Lamb nursery items, as well as squeaky toys.....they are my favorites.

Hugs,
Meri

Angela said...

That is SUPER adorable!! You put it together so nicely.

Angela said...

That is SUPER adorable!! You put it together so nicely.

Mecky said...

That is such a cute idea! I love it!

My mother saved a planter she received when I was born. She put a plant in it for me when I had my first born. I still have it along with some kitty planters I received when I was 8 years old and in the hospital. I think you are right. I haven't seen those cute planters used anymore either. I do remember seeing some with music boxes in them but that has been ages ago, too.

Mecky

Lynn said...

OMG!!! that is just adoreable!!1 I love it!
Hugs,
Lynn and the wienee ranch crew

A Vintage Fairy said...

Sooo cute!!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such sweet and cute lambs!! And a very good idea for a theme! :) xo Holly

HollyC said...

Shirley, This is one of the most adorablest (is that a word?) things that I have ever seen! Too cute! I have been collecting the planters for years. 19 years ago I received one when my daughter was born and fell in love with it. I have been on the hunt ever since. I am going to have to do this! Thanks for such inspiration! Have a wonderful night, Holly

HollyC said...

ps. My mom gave me my crib years ago and it has one of those sweet decals on it. I think it is a lamb. I did use the mattress springs for a inspiration board in my craft room but the body of the crib hangs in the garage. Hmmmm....guess I need to dust it off and make it into something adorable. Such sweet memories :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think I have a lamb just like yours in my doll room! Oh, I love the idea of decorating it for Spring. How precious!

Patti M said...

Shirley your little lamb is adorable....both of them...love the little hat!.....Patti M : )

vintage grey said...

Oh Shirley, it is beyond adorable!! So, so very sweet!! Love it!! I only wish sweet decals like that were still around! xo Heather

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very darling and sweet Easter lamb!! Love the little Lampie!!!
Warmly,
deb

donna said...

Your lamb is soooo cute. I love the idea of a little lamb parade. I can remember the bunnies on our baby bed. My sister used it with both her girls. Such good memories.
Hugs
donna

Chenille Cottage said...

How absolutely adorable, Shirley! You have created the sweetest little Lamb just chocked full of goodies. I love it!
I joined Sandy's Swap and with this much lead time I couldn't help but think..."Why not" join Sue's, too. I have plenty of time to make two of everything. I've actually already begun as of several days go.
Thanks for your darling inspiration, my friend.
Blessings,
Carolynn xoxo

Jenny's Heart said...

It is all just perfectly adorable and so "you". Thank You for the Birthday wishes and for thinking of me.
I am so glad we were matched up last year too. We need to stay in better touch.

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh My Gosh Shirley just adorable!!
I think I had that same lamb container when my son was born, Sure wish I had it now. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your parade.

Hugs Lynn
P.s Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck.

Patti said...

Oh, I am just in love with your little lamby! I've used my lambs for a baby shower, but I really like them all dressed up for the Easter Parade! How cute!!!

Elizabeth Andrus said...

Oh Shirley! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful planter idea. I had so many that I have now given away because I couldn't think of anything to do with them. Now I do because of you! So sweet, so very, very sweet! Elizabeth

Sandy Camarda said...

Eeek it turned out so cute! It pleases me when I inspire creativity. Thanks for linking me :)

Sandy xox

VintageBettys said...

Oh my Shirley! I missed this post...Your lamb is adorable thank you for sharing :) I have the same lamb I think....I can't wait to decorate it ...I want to join in on the parade...I guress I missed alot of post...I'm going to have to back track a little...when I have time! Where do you get all of those sweet little flowers? I need to know :)

VintageBettys said...

Oh my Shirley! I missed this post...Your lamb is adorable thank you for sharing :) I have the same lamb I think....I can't wait to decorate it ...I want to join in on the parade...I guress I missed alot of post...I'm going to have to back track a little...when I have time! Where do you get all of those sweet little flowers? I need to know :)