Okay, I haven't posted anything because I haven't been able to complete the word art project yet. However, I thought I would post my Easter preparations so far. Now I should explain to you that I am not one of those women who has a different wreath to put on her door each time the season changes or another holiday emerges on the calendar. I do not have labeled totes in my attic with decorations for Christmas, Easter, Valentines, Halloween, Thanksgiving, St. Patrick's Day, Flag Day, you get the picture. I have Christmas decorations. Period.

But, I remember each holiday growing up, and my mom would make an effort to put up some little decorations or posters on the walls that reflected the holidays. They were simple affairs, tasteful. Just a minor detail, but I remember them because she marked the holidays by them. One of my earliest memories is of one of those posters on the wall when I was three. I just remember the colors, not the picture itself. But, still.

So, I am making an effort to make a little more to-do about Easter. I do not have bunnies frolicking around and eggs in bowls and nests and...does it occur to anyone else how WEIRD Easter decorations can be? Bunnies and eggs. Strange correlations, right? Anyway, I only have one decoration up. I found a blog that had some free copies of vintage Easter postcards. I downloaded those and then put multiple cards to a page. Then I cut those out, attached them to ribbons, and attached those hanging from a larger ribbon over the windows in my dining room. It turned out something like this:

And here is a closer view of the cards...

I should have taken this picture in the morning when the sunlight is coming through the windows in a lovely way. It is really quite a happy circumstance to meet these sweet little images in the morning. Grace loves them.

Anyway, here is a copy of the cards in the event that you would like to print some out for yourself. I also used them for Easter cards for my Activity Day girls from church. I also plan to use some of these as tags for my girls' Easter baskets. There are all sorts of things you could do with them. I enjoy using vintage prints because they are sweet and sentimental and evoke something beautiful and winsome. I had mine printed on just plain white card stock, and they turned out perfectly.

Also, I made these little flash cards for Grace. Since she will be nearly 17 months old when Easter rolls around, I thought something for her basket that we could use to teach her words would be nice. Again, the vintage prints are whimsical, and I love that. They are sweet and quaint, and I think every little girl should grow up seeing lovely and wonderful things. For an older child, these could be made into a matching memory game. But, for now, I just printed one set (again, on white card stock) and cut them into squares.

And soon I will be posting the bunny bean bags I am making for G's Easter basket. I have them nearly finished, but still need to sew on the bunny tails. So, that will give you some Easter-ific-ness to look forward to! I have a few more ideas up there in that crowded, confused place called my brain. But, I'm not entirely sure I'll have time for them to all come to fruition. But, this is a start!


  1. We must be thinking the same because two days ago I printed out some vintage bird and egg photos from The Graphics Fairy. Where did you get yours? I love your ribbon idea. I printed some bird cards that I didn't know what to do with yet, so I think now I do!

  2. I got the flash card images at www.antiqueclipart.com . I can't remember the blog where I found the vintage Easter cards. I thought I bookmarked it, but I can't find it anywhere. I had never heard of The Graphics Fairy before. I just checked it out, and I'm excited to look around over there...may even add to my Easter cards. And I also might put her on my sidebar if I get really excited. Thanks for the tip! Let me know if you use the ribbon idea...I'd love to see the finished project!