Of Peeps and Postcards: Thrifty Easter Fun

The grey of skies and the white of snow made some Easter decor I uncovered this week at Tuesday Morning seem all the brighter and pastellier! 

What I liked in particular about these finds are they all are straight from original Victorian postcards. Like this cute pair of chicks here brandishing colored egg bouquets...

Chicks just like these were mainstays on postcards from the early 1900s, and it's just as whimsical for me to see them hatched to life in 3-D here.
I have a number of cards like this in my collection but would hesitate to display them on my front door, which gets a lot of sunlight. This way, the good ol' cards stay preserved but the look is very authentic!

You can see a few of these cards up more closely. Here children ride on Easter eggs pulled by energetic donkeys...
Here, a boy and girl stand in a garden of garland, eggs and glitter.
And my favorite, this young lady rides in the stylish Ford Yolkmobile, which sports a dual-lamb engine.
And now, after that pun, I run sheepishly away until next post!

13 comments:

iola reneau (cookie) said...

I love, love these cards..beautiful

Shieldmaiden96 said...

The cards are awesome. Last year they had a display of Valentines from the same era in the glass case at the library and I visited them every time I stopped in.

Jenn Thorson said...

Iola- Thanks for sharing in them, and for stopping by!

Shieldmaiden- Oh, the Valentines from that time are wonderful, too! And it's amazing how well the colors usually hold up after 100+ years.

meleah rebeccah said...

Seriously, you find the coolest stuff!

Alex M said...

I was wondering when you were going to put up your first spring time "peeps" post!

Jenn Thorson said...

Meleah- It's all just luck. But it's SO fun.

Alex- Ah, yes, we'll see if I bust out the infamous Easter Lamby Whammy this year. I'm thinkin' about it!

Kat | Post Card Design said...

These cards are authentic! maybe I could just have a collection of postcards like these. My fave is the one with young lady riding in the Yolkmobile.

Queenie said...

Old postcards are one of my favorite things and your vintage postcards are darling...what a pretty blog you have...I'm following you so I'll be sure to visit you again...now I'm off to explore more of your blog :)
Queenie

Anonymous said...

I love love love your blog....but I must ask a question...are those energetic donkeys or great big honking rabbits???? thanks for all the sharing and inspiring you do!

Jenn Thorson said...

Kat- Well they are reproductions, but they're just like the old ones I have. Yes, the girl with the sheep is my favorite, too.

Queenie- I'm so glad you've enjoyed it!

Anonymous- Holy giant jumpin' jackrabbits, I do believe you're right! My brain clearly could not process rabbits of unusual size when I looked at it. Great big honkin rabbits!!

Jenn Thorson said...

Kat- Well they are reproductions, but they're just like the old ones I have. Yes, the girl with the sheep is my favorite, too.

Queenie- I'm so glad you've enjoyed it!

Anonymous- Holy giant jumpin' jackrabbits, I do believe you're right! My brain clearly could not process rabbits of unusual size when I looked at it. Great big honkin rabbits!!

Nancy said...

I love old postcards, any season, any reason. I have not been lucky enough to find any of these at my local thrift store but they do have some cute chicks that may have to come home with me.

Claire said...

More Grumpus inspiration! I was doing an Easter post, but this stuff has blown my mind! hehe.