One of the nice things about living in the Jarvis House is the Mantel over the fireplace. The whole facade of the fireplace is original to the house.
There is something to be said about assembling a series of smaller objects, some old some new, but all together they make a collection. Here is a wooden bunny game , on the order of a slapping-jack. You hold it up and swing the bobber and the arms move.
One of the brown bunnies has flocked coat and sits upright on his own.
The bunny on the left was one of the first that I collected, and the two rocking bunnies I just found.
Beautiful dancing bunnies, and the most carefully crafted.
The little bunny in the yellow dress is new to me and seems to match the dancing bunnies in quality and style.
Four white bunnies.
Several chicks with their mother hen.
Two birds that came along for the ride.
I saw this bunny a few years ago and couldn't resist her because she is holding a palette and a paint brush.
The bunny on the right may be a Steiff bunny. He has a hole in his ear where the little metal pin should be. He's been around the Jarvis house a very long time, and he has the most amazing feet. If anyone knows the maker of this bunny contact me with the correct information.
I've always called him Uncle Wiggily, after an old board game that I played as a child.
Here is a very sweet bunny holding two felt bunnies that I purchased at a Long Island antique show, years ago, for my children when they were very young.
Three floppy cloth bunnies.
The little girl bunny has a porcelain head, hands and feet.
All in all here are the little and the bigger bunnies at the Jarvis House. There are several real bunnies out in the back garden, but they are so fast that I can't get a picture of them. Happy Easter.