Sunday, March 31, 2013

Some Vintage Easter Postcards for you...♥

Oh, I have been such a bad, bad, blogger!

Bad.
 
I hope all of you have had a joyous Easter!
 
I don't know what has happened to me with my posting lately,
 
but it isn't a good thing!
 
I've seen people stop blogging because they weren't getting anything
 
else done, but contrary to that, I don't seem to get anything of note
 
done if I don't post about it anymore...
 
So, I'm not going anywhere!
 
 
Honestly, though, until last weekend I thought we still had about
 
three weeks until Easter...
 
I was in my own little world...
 
I was going to get so many creative things done to share....
 
But, like Grumpy Cat says..."Nope".
 
 
As with Christmas, I seem to be inspired anew by the day itself
 
and then continue the celebration for a few more days!
 
So, I may do that.
 
Bear with me!
 
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In the meantime, here are some more vintage postcards...
 
(For next year, right?)
 
Pretty large files, so you could use them for lots of projects;
 
if you need larger pics of the horizontal ones, let me know ~
 
I'm happy to share them!
 
They're just fun to look at, too!
 
:^)
 
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I love the Easter Bells story!

From Wikipedia...

Church bells are silent as a sign of mourning for one or more days before Easter in The Netherlands, Belgium and France. This has led to an Easter tradition that says the bells fly out of their steeples to go to Rome (explaining their silence), and return on Easter morning bringing both colored eggs and hollow chocolate shaped like eggs or rabbits.
In both The Netherlands and Flemish-speaking Belgium many of more modern traditions exist alongside the Easter Bell story. The bells ("de Paasklokken") leave for Rome on Holy Saturday, called "Stille Zaterdag" (literally "Silent Saturday") in Dutch.
In French-speaking Belgium and France the same story of Easter Bells (« les cloches de Pâques ») bringing eggs from Rome is told, but church bells are silent beginning Maundy Thursday, the first day of the Paschal Triduum.

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Love the Thiele cards!

Such detail! You could make up a story

to go with each one!
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And just when this little tabby kitty had the perfect shade of lilac!

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Look at these bunnies! Mr. B said they looked carnivorous...

Katie said they looked like scary donkeys

and Jonathan said they looked "pig-like", even down to their feet!

I think they kind of look like chubby lambs.

Chubby mean lambs....

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I'm always drawn to the "painting eggs/artist" ones!

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Love the shoes...

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There is a story here, too!

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Not sure about these Egg People...;^)
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Knitting socks...hmmm...

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Ha, ha!

Though I have to say, if a rooster appeared on my bed

bearing colored eggs and pussy-willow branches,

I would probably have the same reaction!

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Jonathan said he thought these were a little "disturbing"! ;^)

Don't they remind you a little of that moon in the Little Caesar's commercials,

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Don't you think this one wins for the oddest Easter postcard ever??

More posts coming...

Love,
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Sharing these at Beverly's Pink Saturday, as well!

14 comments:

  1. you're right! These ARE fun to look at - AND, thank you for the story of the bells. I'd never heard that one before.
    love & love,
    -g-

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  2. Oh the cards precious. I enjoyed the story of the bells. I hope you had a good Easter. The Easter season continues. Bonnie

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  3. Anne,
    The vintage post cards are wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at them. You are right about that last one. It is a strange one. hahaha
    I hope you had a blessed and happy Easter day.
    audrey

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  4. Hopping in to wish you a Happy Easter!

    Truffle and Brulee

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  5. These are so cute. Thanks for sharing them, love the artist painting the eggs.

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  6. I love all of them! True works of art! And, I love the little sayings on them!

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  7. are these from your personal collection? they are amazing (and a little disturbing, too). some are truly little works of art.

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  8. So glad you shared these, love them, and love you.

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  9. Great Easter post cards . Do they come on a DVD?
    Happy Easter,

    JB

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  10. Wow that's a lot of really cool cards. Thank you for sharing them. My favorite is the one with the chick being different colors because he came from an Easter egg.... : )Clever

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  11. I LOVE vintage postcards! Thanks for sharing these! The Egg People were pretty icky and those Mean Bunnies were creepy too! LOL!!

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  12. Wow...fabulous postcards. Thank you:)

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  13. These are all so fun, oh my goodness...yes, the egg people...wow... :))
    Anne, dear, I don't know why I am such an airhead..I had every intention of popping in and wishing you a Happy Easter! :)
    I'm so sorry!
    I hope it was a splendid one, sweet friend!
    And I missed so many posts of yours...off to catch up!!! I don't like to miss any of them!
    Much love and blessings,
    - Irina

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  14. They are so lovely! Like old children's books. I think the generations who grow up with these postcards, books, comic series are much more polite, sensible to other people, to the world.

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