As we go through the seasons I’ve been showing examples of vintage cards from the little family collection. So far you’ve seen Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s, that leaves EASTER!
This card dates perhaps to the 1890s and contains all the classic icons of Easter cards: rabbits, chickens, coloured eggs and spring flowers. I like the pussy willows and the artistic, Japanese influenced frame.
This sophisticated bunch of snowdrops would be very desirable today. In the gardening world, snowdrops (Galanthus) have been extremely popular in the last few years.
Children riding giant rabbits was a popular idea we seem to have lost.
The fantasy continues with this chicken, rabbit, egg stack.
This sweet card is really a celebration of Spring . What a good idea!
In the first part of the last century there seemed to be many cards that poked fun at Dutch people. I don’t know where that came from.
This bright and goofy chicken is my favourite in the collection. 1920s do you think?
All these chicken images made me remember the freshly emerged chicken on the package of Bon Ami cleanser. Since I saw it in the early 1950s I’ve been a big fan of the tag line “Hasn’t scratched yet.”