Bunny-themed home decor for Easter

04/12/2014 12:00 AM

04/10/2014 12:30 PM

What’s so beguiling about bunnies? Their long, floppy ears, twitching noses and cotton-ball tails have an undeniable cuteness factor.

Rabbits also have been a symbol of fertility and new life for centuries. Scholars say we can thank German immigrants from the 1700s, who brought stories about an egg-laying bunny to the United States, giving rise to the Easter Bunny tradition.

Just in time for Easter, this bevy of bunnies will help you celebrate the rites of spring around your home.

Connect the dots

The adults’ table will be as fun as the kids’ table on Easter Sunday with these colorful, polka-dot place mats. Each has a button and buttonhole to connect the set for storage after the holiday. $35, set of four, Dillard’s.

Easter bonnet

Charm your hosts as you present a bottle of wine or sparkling cider adorned in this clever knitted bunny wine topper. $7.19, Pottery Barn.

Rabbit food

A woodland bunny painted on a robin’s egg-blue background adds to the enticement of the salads, pastries or pastas served in this stoneware serving bowl. $50, Williams-Sonoma.

Beach bunnies

Retro is in, even for rabbits. Let these whimsical bathing beauties guard a sea of jelly beans or prop up in a chair or on a bed. $24 each, Anthropologie.

Cold comfort

Whether you’re serving gelato for dessert or sorbet between courses, the creamy concoction stays cold in Mary Jurek’s stainless-steel container designed for the table. $148, P.S. The Letter.

A wild hare

The realistic texture of this concrete rabbit made in the USA will grace your outdoor garden or your indoor vintage vignettes. He’ll shield hidden eggs from young eyes, too. $38, Blooming Colors Nursery.

Hop to it

Bunny sneaks a peek on this 100 percent cotton hand-loomed tea towel that’s great for drying hands or glassware. $11, Parkhill’s.

Immortal season

Hope springs eternal, and the elements of this hanging swag — blooms, birds’ eggs, bunny — remind us of this truth. Custom pricing, City Florist.

Spring cleaning

This triple-milled, rabbit-shaped soap is scented with green tea, bergamot and lavender. The leaf-shaped dish is part of the package, too. $28, Lawrence’s.

Eggcellent choice

Pier 1’s cute and cuddly Natural Standing Bunny, adorned with a “necklace of ribbon and Easter eggs,” can take a place of honor on a coffee table, patio table or just about anywhere else around the house. $12.95, Pier 1 Imports.

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