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B is for Bunny

With Easter a little over a month away, it's time to start thinking about decorating! I found this charming tin lithograph wagon yesterday at an estate auction. It was tucked away in a box lot. I only paid $5 for the box, so I think this was truly a steal!

Beautiful lithography

The wagon was manufactured in Bryan, Ohio which, although not specifically marked, leads me to believe this was manufactured by Ohio Art. Ohio Art made a lot of toys over the years including tea sets, sand pails and is probably most famous for the Etch-a-Sketch product. To learn more about Ohio Art, click here.

The graphics on this piece are incredible. I did a little research to see if I could find the rest of the alphabet on other wagons. I was able to find one image on Pinterest, but nothing else. How I would love to have a full set.

This piece encompasses so much of what I love about about vintage tin toys. The graphics are stunning, the lithography is perfect and it's just a little bit rusty and crusty. Who doesn't love that?

When I saw the B is for Bunny graphic, I knew I had to incorporate this into my Easter decor. I have some faux eggs I purchased at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. I thought they would be perfect for this wagon. I picked up some basket filler, or "decorative shred" at Dollar Tree this afternoon. They have a variety of colors, but I chose the brown craft paper.

It only took about a quarter of the bag for the wagon.

Next, I simply added the eggs.

The colors on the eggs go really well with the lithography on the wagon.

I had picked up a couple of J.H. Millstein glass candy containers at an auction in February. I put one in the shop and sold it immediately. The other one has been hanging out on the mantel waiting for the other Easter decor to show up.

Tin Litho Wagon with J.H. Millstein glass candy container

It's a great start to the Easter decorating. Now I just need to lug the box up from the basement with the rest of it!

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