Saturday, March 27, 2010

Vintage Easter

Joan @ Anything Goes Here is hosting a Vintage Easter Blog Hop.  Do you have any vintage Easter pieces that you would like to share?  Link back to Joan's blog and join in on the fun.

This was my family in 1965.  Quite the crew!
My Mom made the dresses that my sisters and I are wearing and hand embroidered the flowers on the front.  Since black and white pictures were the norm for this time period you can't see that each dress was a different color.  I am on the left (with my Toni perm) in a coral color dress, my sister Theresa is in the middle wearing a lavendar dress and my younger sister Peggy has on a mint green color dress.

I'm mentioning the color of the dresses because the vintage Easter item I want to share today is the rosary I received that Easter to match my dress.
This rosary was a special gift from one of my mother's good friends.  She had this rosary made for me and one for each of my sisters to match the color of our dresses.  I've had this rosary for 45 years and it is a very loved possession.

This year I decided to display the picture and rosary as part of my Easter decorations. 
I have a tall, flat vase that I used as the foundation of my display.
I framed a copy of our 1965 family Easter picture in a vintage frame and placed it in the vase on top of a bed of orange paper shreds.  I made a small "Easter 1965" tag and placed it on the frame.  I added a ribbon and vintage belt buckle to the bottom of the vase and then draped my rosary over the front of the vase.

A simple Easter display with a lot of wonderful memories.

For other vintage Easter items link back to Anything Goes Here to visit all the participants.
Have a wonderful Sunday.

Jane

56 comments:

  1. What a wonderful memory you and I love the display that you've made with the photo and the rosary. This is my first visit to your blog so I'm going to peek around...I'm sure I'll find you every bit as talented as your mom :) I hope you have a wonderful Easter.

    Marianne

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  2. Thank you for sharing this wonderful memory! I hope to make my own memories as treasured as this one! I am new to your blog, but I can already see I'll be checking it out very often!

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  3. Well that made me smile! I love that your Mom made your dresses and that Rosary is so special. How nice to have such a beautiful and special "prized possession". And such a cute photograph. You came from a big family!

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  4. The most heartwarming vignette I have ever seen!
    I just love that you've had your rosary for 45 years and that it and your sister's made to match all of your dresses....that you have the photograph to match...and that you remember the colors of the dresses too. Just amazing!
    My sisters & I always had handmade matching dresses too and they were all different colors.
    Boy those sure were simpler and good times.
    Our children and grandchildren will never know those kind of days.
    Happy Vintage Easter and Happy Sweet Memories too!

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  5. I just adore your photo's of your family. Your blog header is so awesome too! I love how you have created a wondeful Easter memory. What a lovely Easter post. I'm now a follower and will be back to visit often.

    Happy Easter Greetings!

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  6. I love the idea of displaying past Easter pictures. I need to get into my stash of family pictures and see what I can find.

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  7. Jane, this is just the sweetest post! Your display is charming and such a lovely way to honor your family and your special memories! Thanks so much for sharing- it made me smile!

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  8. Your post made me smile...I love those vintage photos. Your vignette is so pretty.

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  9. Jane, what an absolutely wonderful keepsake. You have really displayed the true meaning of why we celebrate Easter in the first place; our Lord and family. Happy Easter! Donna..the 3rd sister

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  10. Love the photos and the rosary and what you did with them. So special! Happy Easter.

    Mona

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  11. What a wonderful way to display these beautiful memories. Love that photograph, and how wonderful that you still have the lovely rosary. laurie

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  12. Your Easter vignette turned out beautiful! What special memories! Thanks for sharing!

    Warmly,
    Lori

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  13. Jane,
    That is so wonderful. I simply love it!
    You did a beautiful job.
    smiles, alice

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  14. Lovely Easter memories! Thank you for sharing. The display is one of a kind! The use of a vase is just so unique. Love it!

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  15. Wow, I love how you have displayed your Easter Picture!! I never thought of that! THat is so sweet that you have kept (and cherished) that rosary all this time. THis reminds me of my grandmother- she is a wonderful seamstress and always made me and my cousins (we were all very close in age) the same pattern dress but in different colors. (Or we would all have the same color with three different patterns, depending on how ambitious she was!) Great times.....

    Love that picture, thanks for sharing!

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  16. Jane, that just brought tears. What a sweet memory and I love the way you displayed it. Who would have thought of a vase...just you. I love the dresses your Mom made you to match. I feel old, though in comparison. I graduated from HS in 1965.
    You have inspired me to go through some pictures and find one of my sister and I in matching dresses my Mom made. Fun to show to my granddaughters. Thanks again for sharing and great inspiration.

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  17. What sweet pictures and wonderful memories!! My mother made us 3 girls Easter dresses too

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  18. I loved your post Jane. The family pictures are adorable. (I had a Toni, too!) My Mom made a lot of our dresses, too. Wish we had saved some of them! The rosary is so beautiful and the way you have displayed it and your photograph is lovely. Easter Blessing to you!
    Joyce

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  19. Jane,
    I always luv your family pics in black/white...we are around the same age and it brings back so many great memories. What a sweet friend to make each of you a rosary to match your dresses! Your display is so PRETTY...thanks for sharing it with all of us:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  20. Jane this is a lovely post. I love the way you displayed your family picture and how cute you girls look in your Easter dresses. What happy memories this picture and your treasured rosary must bring you....hugs, Linda

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  21. That's wonderful Jane! I love your display in glass! Beautiful!

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  22. What a Beautiful heartfelt disply! What a large family! It must be fun to have so many brothers and sisters!
    Hope you are having a great weekend!
    bella

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  23. Such a lovely "Family" story, the vignette you have created to encapsulate it is wonderful.
    ~Maggie~

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  24. Hi Jane, Thanks for stopping by. And Thank you for shareing that great post of your Easter memories. Have a great day. Julian

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  25. Hi Jane! That is beautiful! Your assemblage filled with memories is perfect. I loved the story behind all of it and I gotta say you did the story justice with your creativity! It makes me think back to wearing the same dress as my sister but in different colors. I only remember one outfit that my mom made for us... long floor length velvet skirts for Christmas, but we were 18 months apart so we always had the same outfit somehow! Have a great week! Theresa

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  26. Jane I just love how creative you are...the way you've shared one of your memories is wonderful! Thank you!

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  27. What a great way to display this family picture and your rosary, Jane! What a wonderful gift that was for you and your sisters. Thanks for sharing your memory of a part of that Easter. Love the "belt" around the base, too.

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  28. Wow, this was quite a touching post to me ~ my Mom made my sister (Peggy) our Easter dresses for many years too and I must admit, I was the victim of many a Toni Curl LOL!! Thanks for sharing your memories which stirred up some of my own :) Happy Easter to you and your family Jane ~ Judi

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  29. thank you for sharing this beautiful easter memory...I just love how you displayed the photo and rosary!

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  30. Oh Jane, I don't know if I'll be able to express how much I love this! I think it's one of the most perfect displays I've ever seen, and I like that you decorate from the heart. I thought for sure you were going to say that the belt was from your dress! That is just the sweetest touch!
    Happy Easter!
    Carol
    P.S. I always look at what's going on in the background of pictures. I love that old door! Remember when everyone had one of those? I bet you wish you had that scrolly part of the door, don't you?!

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  31. What a sweet picture and such a memorable post. I love the way you have displayed everything.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  32. Jane I have to tell you that of all the Easter decor I have seen on blogs, this is my absolute favorite. What a beautiful display you have created here! This is truely special and I am so thrilled that you would share it.
    hugs
    Your family is darling in this photos.

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  33. What a lovely vintage Easter item. So wonderful of your Mother to have had those made for you and your sisters. What a neat way you have displayed. Just wonderful.

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  34. Hi Jane,

    What a great picture of your family. How sweet that your mom made all of your dresses. I think it was better back then. I am a 50's baby too. What a sweet tribute you made with the picture too. Just love it!

    Easter Blessings,
    Debbie

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  35. What a beautiful display you made with the photo and rosary. Your mother must have spent hours making those dresses. I used to hate Toni home perms, they smelled so bad!

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  36. Jane,
    I love the way you have combined your photo and keepsake to create a memory collage. Looking at the color on the rosary, I bet your dress was beautiful!
    Dee Dee

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  37. Your creativity knows no bounds! Lovely family photo too.Happy Easter!

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  38. I so love your family Easter photos.
    thanks for sharing
    happy spring
    michele

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  39. What a great memory, and a beautiful presentation of it. Good Job. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  40. What a lovely way to display those sweet memories. I just love how creative you are.

    I can't bellieve I forgot about Joan's Easter party! I just found some old chocolate posters in the wash house a few days ago and one is for Easter. I had planned on using it but I haven't even photographed it yet!

    I found a short video clip from the news about the S.O. games and it showed my son scoring. I added it to my blog if you'd like to see.
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  41. Lovely, lovely, lovely. I really appreciate the way you gathered these physical remnants of this special childhood memory and displayed them so beautifully in the glass case...so charming and what a priceless treasure.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Warmly,
    Tracey
    x0x

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  42. Very, Very nice!!! You sure have a lovely keepsake.
    Easter Blessings.
    Deb

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  43. I love that you have pictures and a treasure from your childhood Easter...just precious.

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  44. What a wonderful picture and rosary! i can see the colors in my mind's eye! I LOVE the way you thought to display them also! Very clever! Suzie

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  46. What a wonderful story and memories. Your mother was very talented and I can just see that picture in color!! What a special gift from your mom's friend!

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  47. What a wonderful way to frame all of your memories!

    Thank you for joining the Vintage Easter Blog Hop. xo Joan@anythinggoeshere.blogspot.com/

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  48. That's beautiful. Even without the rosary, it's a wonderful picture of your family. That's a beautiful rosary, a lovely memory and link to your family and friends.

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  49. Your rosary is beautiful and to have such wonderful Easter memories is a blessing. And your thread cones are so cute. I don't think I could have been able to think of something to do with them. You have such wonderful creativity. Have a great week.

    Rebecca

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  50. I love vintage photos and this one is wonderful. We grew up in the same era and although my family was smaller, we have similar photos. We'd get dressed for church and then my dad would set up his camera to take the photos. He had a color camera though, so we have lots of color photos.
    I love how you displayed it too. What a wonderful idea for an Easter display.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  51. You ALWAYS come up with the most clever ways to display your goodies.

    What a lovely set of rosary beads, a very special one, indeed.

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  52. HI Jane!
    That is a priceless display. How touching.
    Happy Easter!
    Leigh

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  53. I wanted you to know that I featured your post in my Favorites recap of the Vintage Easter Blog Hop. xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

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  54. Great display! I too have some vintage rosaries that belonged to my mother and grandmother. One "blessed the pope" back then. Love the photo - my mother used to make my sister an my dresses too!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

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