Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bizarro Vintage Easter Greetings

Welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday! In my search for the cute Easter images I shared with you last week, I came across many not-so-cute, and downright creepy vintage greetings. I shared a view weird ones last year for Blue Monday and Pink Saturday, and I think sharing weird vintage images for holidays may become a tradition here at the castle of the Evil Overlord.
Here we have rabbits playing baseball. Now, baseball IS a spring sport, but what does it have to do with Easter? And the chickens as spectators look a little frightening to me.
I know chickens lay the eggs we color for the holiday, but why would their courting rituals be a part of it?
Knitting socks? For chickens? Won't they just snag all the way down?
Why does this Easter bunny look so grumpy? He only works one day a year! It makes me wonder if he has to color all the eggs himself. I've never heard of him having elves like Santa, have you?
A frog in striped boxers juggling colored eggs for an audience of baby chicks. Just strange!
Would you send anything even remotely like this as an Easter card? Here's hoping that your Easter isn't as strange as these greetings!
More great Vintage Thingies are being shared at ColoradoLady, where our hostess Suzanne has a big find from the Goodwill store. Go check it out!
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23 comments:

LV said...

A great idea for your post for today. All those little Easter cards are great.

Tara Beaulieu said...

LOL that is so funny- I never really thought about all the odd things people put on greeting cards, but you sure found the mother load! Happy VTT and Happy Easter!

Marina said...

I love these postcards: they are so much fun!!! especially the frog... :-)

Postcardy said...

I think the cards that have the animals doing unusual things are the best kind. I don't think they are strange.

P. said...

I love your "weird" cards, keep 'em coming! The frog juggling Easter eggs in striped boxers is the bomb. That first one makes me hungry for marshmallow peeps, somehow.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Love all your cards! They sure had some doozies back then didn't they!?
*hugs*deb
Happy Easter

CC said...

I loved your cards, tho I must admit the baseball playing bunnies don't look real fluffy...:), and the Easter frog is kinda strange.lol.
hmmmmm, an Easter frog leaving baskets????
Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

Shirley said...

LOL, they are oretty funny! Love the comment about the chicken's socks!!

Ulla said...

I must admit you have found some strange easter cards, but some of them are really cute.

The Frugal Fraulein said...

I loved your vintage pictures/cards. Where the heck did you find those?

a painter said...

What fabulous cards!

Happy Easter!

Vonlipi said...

You are right, those are bizarro!

Happy Easter!

SuKnitWitty said...

Well it takes all kinds to fill the Easter Basket, and SomeBunnys gotta LoveEm! Still, quite well done and probably tame compared to some of the Basket Cases of today!

Ann said...

Love your commentary on the cards, so clever. The images are so cute, love the baseball one.

Bossy Betty said...

i love the chicken in the shawl! It looks just like my Aunt Myrtle. (I am not kidding!)

Coloradolady said...

These are really cute and funny, at first, I thought the chickens in the stands were Peeps...then I had to put my glasses on....and well. We know different. The most unusual one is certainly the juggling frog, that is too funny....and I agree, not very Easter like!! Have a great VTT!

Michelle said...

A very interesting and unusual assortment! LOL! Thoroughly enjoyable.

Dandelion Acre said...

So funny! I have also wondered, what were they thinking? LOL Thanks for the laughs and have a Happy Easter!

Charlotte said...

The knitting chicken is my favorite! Keep em' coming!

Stacey said...

I love these cards! The frog is awesome:)

Cherie said...

Oh SOoooo very beautiful! Happy Easter to you too - I'll be playing along starting next week -see you then ;)

Astronomy said...

All those little Easter cards are great.
Happy VTT and Happy Easter!!

Tammy said...

I like the chicken knitting socks and the frog in striped shorts. A very cool collection of Easter graphics.