Thursday, March 24, 2011

Timeless Easter Charm

Celebrating Easter takes me back to my past & down memory lane.  I think back on those sweet memories, & remember dying eggs with my Mamma in our kitchen carefully dipping the egg into the dye & placing it in the punched-out hole of the egg-dye box.  I remember Easter egg hunts with my cousins and neighbors.  I remember a new Sunday outfit with patent leather Mary Janes & my parents dressed in their Sunday's finest.  I remember Easter lunch at my Nannie & Papaw's on the Brushy Bayou.   So it doesn't surprise me that when I begin decorating for Easter, there are no new shiny ceramic bunnies or decorator eggs. 
All the vintage bunnies displayed in an old drawer peeling & cracked from age

This little paper mache' bunny has seen better Easters with his torn and repaired ear...but he is one of my favorites!
The blue paper mache' rabbit & the 1960's plastic yellow candy holder bunny are both "treasures" found when out on a junkin' spree.

I adopted this stuffed bunny from a thrift store. His cloth tag is stitched "Japan."

         Chalk chick was 10 cents a a yard sale. Chirp!Cheap Chirp!

Aged cotton "powder puff tail" dingy from the years is near & dear to my heart.

Can you tell I have a weak spot for these old bunnies ???

Bunny display using the old bird cage as a "rabbit cage" 

I never pass up a bunny planter if the price is right!

Don't you just love the little peep trying to squeeze thru the cage!
 This rabbit oil painting is an amateur, "Sunday Afternoon Painting" but I keep it out all year long, because I love it so.  I see little rabbits hopping around in my back yard daily that looks just like the one pictured...
This old book was Mr. Cranky's when he was a little guy!


I have even started adding ducks to my Easter collection.
The eggs are vintage German candy containers. QUACK!

This is my favorite Easter Postcard!
My Mamma gave this to me last Easter as a "happy".
It's not old, but it looks "aged"...

This Annalee lamb was found in the bottom of an old box at an Estate Sale in Birmingham, AL.  Each Annalee is dated on the tag... This one is dated 1991.       

Logan got this in his Easter basket when he was 2 years old!
My "Little Logan" at 5 months old with a bunny on his back.  Where does the time go?  
Well, I hope that you enjoyed my tour of  my time-worn Easter decor.  I pray that all of you will have a blessed Easter...and remember, the stone was rolled back & JESUS LIVES! 
The Cranky Queen...Stay Calm & Keep Junkin'


  1. So many cute things. I have passed up some bunny planters, but I think I'll pick them up from now one. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love Easter! I love VINTAGE Easter bunnies and chicks! You have found some awesome items!

  3. I am having Easter-Lite this year. With the dining room construction I am losing the dust battle! Thanks so much for sharing your cuties with us- I needed a bunny "fix"!! Now I'm missing my egg cups and Easter tree...they did not make the cut this year!

  4. You have an amazing collection of vintage Easter items. I love the way you have everything displayed. You are very creative. ~~Sherry~~

  5. Oh, what a fabulous Easter collection!
    Thanks for sharing. Ü
    Barb in Texas

  6. Love your collection! Especially the paper mâché bunnies and chalk chicks. I remember having these when I was a small child and how I wish I still had them.....I am in Alabama too, Hayden, about 40 miles north ob Birmingham.

  7. Oh I adore your vintage Easter treasures~ swoon!

    I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. How can you be "cranky" after seeing all those great Easter goodies! Great collection!!!

  9. Beautiful! I like the one with the bunny on the baby the best ! Thanks for linking to my homeroad party!

  10. Love your vintage Easter collection...the "worn" ones are the best :) Blessings, Laurel

  11. Well, I'm just in love with your darling Easter Bunny display. My fave is the bunnies "in Jail"!! And that cutie pie chick escaping. Thanks so much for sharing your great vintage goodies and linking up with VIF!

  12. Oh, oh! I covet the little "Say Ahhh" guy! I've never seen him. And the little chick squeezing through the bird cage bars... too cute.

  13. Beautiful collection of Easter Bunnys!
    Love them.TFS.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  14. Tiffany, thank you so much for stopping by my blog so that I could find my way to yours! I pass by the Tallulah sign every time I drive to and from going to my daughter's (in VA). The sign always catches my eye because we named our old house Tallulah. I love all things with some age on 'em! (especially cute bunnies) So happy to have *met* you. Blessings ~ Tanna

  15. Hi Tiff,
    I really enjoyed looking at all your wonderful Easter treasures.
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  16. What wonderful Easter goodies. I'm going to need a hankie to wipe off my chin. I'm your newest follower. Thank you for stopping by my blog and visiting my Easter decorations. I'm always collecting. Happy Monday!

  17. I loved this post with all your vintage treasures. I think they're the best kind, cherished for so many years. Such an adorable picture of your son with the bunny on his back. The little chick trying to escape made me laugh.

  18. great finds--love all the bunnies, especially that pink planter!

  19. Lovely Easter Collections...love the bunnies, so sweet!! Thank you for sharing!!

    XO Glad & Celia

  20. What a great collection you have. I just love the old bunnies!
    Marianne :)

  21. I'm lovin' all your vintage goodness for Easter, Tiff!!!

    OX's...Tracy :)