Saturday, March 27, 2010

Vintage Easter Blog Hop

Dated April 8, 1917

March 22, 1913

I'm playing along with Joan, at Anything Goes Here, who is hosting an Easter Blog Hop. You'll have to stop by to see who else is playing! We're showcasing our vintage Easter keepsakes. Once again, my postcards are entirely from the collection that I inherited from Mark's Grandmother, Lucile Amelia Mathilda Johnson Seastrand. Isn't that the most wonderful name? And she was a wonderful woman. She used to sing Swedish lullabies to our children, {our son was her first great-grandchild} . . . ahhh, sweet memories. Grandma was born in 1898. She collected postcards throughout her childhood and youth. This is a portion of the Easter postcards in the album. Am I a lucky girl, or what?!

The little chickie and basket were also Grandma's. I'm pretty sure the chickie is felted. His little feet are paper wrapped.

March 22, 1907

April 6, 1917
This one must have been delivered in an envelope. No postmark, but it does have a very brief message, "Please write."

You know what this is! Isn't it the most wonderful chocolate mold ever? It's a double. {Look at the next photograph}
I bought it at a local Antique Fair last Fall, which, sadly, I hear was the last year. . . . sigh.

It was used in a locally very famous bakery for years. I bought it from the owner, who had recently retired.

Want to know something special about this beautiful dove card? In two days, it will be exactly 100 years since it was postmarked. Personally {you don't mind if I opine do you?}, I think that is just amazing! Just think of it!

The message reads,

"Dear Lucile,
Just a line to let you
know that I am still here.
To wish you Joy and
Easter Cheer.

Grandma did spell her name with just one 'L' in the middle . . . "because with two 'L's' it would spell Lu-silly."

Have fun searching out all of the wonderful Vintage Easter finds!


  1. You have a wonderful collection of postcards! You are one lucky girl! Also love the chick in his basket.

    I am so glad that you joined the party! xo Joan@anythinggoeshere AKA your hostess

  2. WOW! What a wonderful collection of postcards! You truly are lucky! A treasure!


  3. I just adore these postcards. I love that the one will be 100 yrs. Old. I have some awesome Valentines from the late 1800. They are so treasured.
    I enjoye dlooking at yours.
    Happy Easter Greetings!

  4. Yes, you are a lucky girl indeed! I have a litle chick like that, it's so soft and cuddly and CuTe!! Love the molds too ~ Thanks for sharing your Easter goodies, I enjoyed visiting. Happy Easter ~ Judi

  5. Yes, you are a lucky girl to have all of those cards! They're simply gorgeous, and were obviously well cared for, because the graphics are still so sharp. That chocolate mold was such a great find, and the perfect Easter decoration!
    Happy Easter!

  6. I love your vintage cards. Especially the one with the girl bending over to the rabbit. The chocolate mold is also wonderful!

  7. Happy Easter! The cards are amazing--but the best thing is your family history with them. Thanks for sharing. ♥♫

  8. What beautiful postcards you have.
    The chocolate mold is awesome! What nice memories they bring too!


  9. What a beautiful collection of cards, you are so lucky to be the new caretaker of these treasures. Thank you for showing them to us.

  10. I love your chocolate molds. My daughter's mother-in-law collects them. They are all wonderful items.
    thanks for sharing
    happy spring

  11. Such a pretty collection...such a pretty blog! I believe you are a poet. :)

  12. What lovely vintage cards you have and your chocolate mold is to-die-for! I love too that your card is almost exactly 100 years old! Imagine Easter 100 years ago! Happy Easter blog hop! Suzie

  13. What lovely cards! And the photographs you took are just splendid. Thanks for sharing:)

  14. Hey Debbi, such wonderful postcards, I'm such a postcard lover. And the little chickie and basket, so so sweet. And the big catch for the day, I'm going to have to show my husband, He'll love it!
    hugs and blessings,

  15. You have some great Easter cards and you staged your photos so beautifully. I really like the cross with the lilies and the girl with the rabbit! Happy Easter

  16. Those are so amazing. My grandmother had photo albums full of cards, unfortunately my aunt has them (long story). Enjoy!!

  17. how lovely to wake up on Easter morning and see all of these beautiful vintage Easter items. It really warms the soul doesn't it?
    Happy Easter.