Friday, February 20, 2009

Vintage, 1939, Easter Egg Ideas

Here's a page from a 1939 Issue of Popular Science magazine. I was fascinated with their creative ideas for Easter Egg decorating. And equally fascinated with their illustrated instructions. Perhaps you'll find a "Strictly Fresh Idea" to add to your To-Do Craft List!


Wouldn't this Rooster look terrific in an Easter Basket?

Add some flowers to her hat, and a whisper of blush on her cheeks and she'd be ready for any Easter Parade!
Did Native American Indian Chiefs wear earrings? At anyrate, some stunning war paint would complete his look!

I just love this "Stratosphere Balloon"... imagine a fuzzy yellow chick taking a ride... of course, you'd most likely want to add flowers, ribbon and glitter to make this even more enchanting!
Hmmm... I'm thinking that this tropical fish is mad about something... perhaps he's not pleased with the suggestion of using "gaudy colors" on him!

Ahhh... my most favorite of the designs... an Egg Trailer! How fun would it be do create one of these?! I'd have to have flowers, bling and glitter!

I'd like to know which is your favorite, and do you think you'll create a "Strictly Fresh Idea" egg for your Easter collection?!

God bless...

Until another time... Pearl

9 comments:

Queenie's Vintage Finds and Treasures said...

Hi Pearl,
I love seeing these old magazine ads....that egg house trailer is too cute! LOL! Easter and spring will be here before we know it...and I can hardly wait. I love that time of year... with all of flowers blooming so pretty. I love seeing all the pastel colors too. Hope you have a great weekend!
Big Hug,
Queenie~

KatCollects said...

Hi Pearl,
Just wanted to stop by and say hi and make sure that you got my emails about the ATC swap? I hope you are have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs,
Kathy

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Pearl! I was so happy to see you this morning :) This is such an adorable post! I love vintage ads :)

Love ya,
Amy

Marie Antionette said...

Hey Pearl,I would be be mad too if somwone said I was a gaudy ...LOL...I have goldfish and non are gaudy.Anyway I will email you Monday.I still love these old ads,even the gaudy ones...LOL... Hugs Marie Antionette

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

What a cute post, Pearl! Easter will be here before we know it, being that Feb. has flown by and it almost gone! Shewllll! :)

Love the little egg trailer, and any reminder of Easter bonnets is a sweet one! :)

Hope you are having a good weekend! Big hugs your way! ~Rhonda :)

Holly said...

Hi, Pearl! I am just now satarting to think about Easter! this post will help jump start me! ♥

luvmy4sons said...

Such great finds! Pearls you got here Pearl! I LOVE St. Patrick's Day. I was married on St. Patrick's Day. I am 1/8 full blooded Irish! Married in a Catholic church with a penny in my shoe...on St. Pattie's Day!

Priscila said...

u were right about these...so cute and i will have to try to make these this easter

The TinCan Cottage said...

Hi, I Love Your Blog!:) I'm going to try making the Trailer Egg...I love your Vintage Craft Ideas on your Blog! I have a couple old Craft magazines, and I actually made a pincushion from the pattern/idea section from 1966 I think. I had a couple on Etsy. Sometimes, the best Ideas come from the past! Thanx for sharing your collection!