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Vintage Easter Joys Blog Hop

Welcome to the Vintage Easter Joys blog hop! If you are coming over from Debra’s beautiful blog, Common Ground, I am so glad you are here! I am happy to be hosting this hop and to be joining eleven other vintage loving blog friends to celebrate vintage Easter joys with you. Let’s get started!

 

Vintage Easter Greetings Easter Peat Pot decoupage egg

Today I am sharing some bright and festive vintage Easter treasures and trinkets that I have displayed on an antique secretary. Although it is well known that I am no vintage decorating and collecting minimalist, this year I might have just gone a little over the top and crammed the secretary full of any junk I could find that was colorful and vintage Easter related   carefully curated a collection of bright and festive collectibles to create a shabby-chic cabinet display full of vintage Easter joys!

An antique secretary full of bright and festive vintage Easter ideas

I got the idea to use the secretary out of necessity, since we are in the middle of installing a DIY shiplap accent wall in our dining room and the house is so disheveled there really wasn’t a good spot for taking pictures this week. We moved the secretary into the kitchen to get it out of the way, and since that is the brightest room in the house (and the rest of the house is a disaster), I just went ahead and decorated it right there in the center of the kitchen! I decided to have fun and style it up like one of my antique booth displays, utilizing every nook and cranny to highlight lots of treasures at once.

 

Vintage Easter Decorations on an antique secretary cubby shelves

The top of shelf really is just a mix of things I gathered up that seemed springy. I made some DIY French country lavender peat pots this weekend and stuffed them with my decoupage Frenchy Easter eggs, and some other vintage inspired Easter treasures. I am really loving bright and vivid colors this spring, especially yellow! The cubbies under the top shelf seemed perfect for a little spring farmhouse theme with colorful eggs and porcelain and chocolate baby chicks nesting in the  cubbies.

 

A collection of vintage Easter Treasures Vintage ball mason jar dutch girl planter

This beautiful old spring picture is a favorite yard sale find from several years ago. I always enjoy putting it on display for spring and Easter. Some bright daffodils and a dollar store hat-turned-Easter bonnet add more festive touches to the display.

 

Bright and Festive Vintage Easter Display

The bright and festive theme this year was influenced by a package of reproduction vintage Easter postcards with the most beautiful, colorful images. I have displayed several in different places on the secretary.

 

 

Vintage Easter Joys Vintage Ceramic Lamb

This vintage baby lamb is a free junkin’ find from the owner of a local consignment shop. She gave it to me because she thought it just looked like something I would like. So true! The perks of being a frequent junker at her shop! I dressed the little lamb up for Easter with an antique lace scrap collar and vintage pastel brooch.

 

Vintage Easter Dutch Girl Planter Yellow

The yellow Dutch girl planter is my most recent junkin’ find, just in time for the hop! She is a perfect planter for displaying freshly picked spring daffodils from our yard. “Vrolijk Pasen!” Happy Easter!

 

Beautiful brocante Easter Display Vintage chalkware sheep antique picture

Other “finds” include three orphaned vintage chalkware nativity sheep that had wandered off for a few years. I looked high and low for them this Christmas, and even resorted to putting a few on watch on Ebay because I thought they were long gone and wanted to replace them. Yesterday when we moved the secretary to the kitchen, we pried open the fold down desk door that had been stuck for a while, and there I found my wayward sheep…just in time for Easter!  I love the sheep grouped with the beautiful antique picture (notice the lamb).

 

Easter decor vintage Psalm 23 Easter Peat Pot

I also found the vintage 23rd Psalm mini-booklet inside the secretary. I used it along with another nativity lamb I had in my stash to create a sacred themed peat pot for Easter.

 

Vintage Easter Decorations on an antique secretary cubby shelves

Because I have been on a yellow kick this spring, I really wanted to use some baby chicks in my displays. I found some sweet vintage-style ceramic chicks and Hobby Lobby that were too cute to pass up and a couple of Easter eggs with vintage chick graphics.

 

Vintage Easter Peat Pot

 

Vintage Easter Chick display floral tin shabby chic Easter

This baby chick is perched on a vintage floral tin with daffodils which was one of my very first finds as a young home owner nearly 25 years ago. I remember paying a quarter for it, just like so many other favorite junkin’ finds over the years.

 

Pretty Vintage Easter

Moving down to the desk part of the secretary we find more chicks, shabby chic dried roses, antique lace scraps, vintage inspired post cards and antique dishes stuffed full of even more vintage Easter joys.

 

Vintage secretary cubbies filled with vintage Easter treasures vintage dishes Shabby chic

 

Vintage Easter Marble Eggs Vintage McCoy Basket Baby Easter Chicks

Several years ago I discovered some foil covered chocolate chicks at Aldi grocery stores. Each year they have continued to carry them and I always buy a package just for decorating even though I can’t eat milk chocolate. They remind me of the kinds of adorable chocolate chicks the Easter bunny would leave in my baskets so many “vintage” Easters ago!

 

Beautiful antique yellow pink roses tureen filled with vintage Easter decor

Last fall I bought this gorgeous antique tureen with the purpose of listing in on Ebay, but as my affinity for yellow grew I couldn’t part with it. I am so glad I kept it, as it makes a lovely “basket” filled with bright and festive vintage Easter joys.

 

Cute Vintage Easter vignette with baby chickens French country Easter ideas

 

 

Vintage Easter Blog Hop Vintage Easter French Shabby Chic Deoor

 

 

A Vintage Secretary full of vintage Easter treasures

The egg holder looks old but it was a recent Home Goods purchase. Last weekend we were shopping at Home Goods and my husband brought it over to me and said, “I just have a feeling you will want this and you can probably use it for your Easter blog stuff, and the green looks vintage…” If I ever questioned if he was on board with all this blogging, I think that answered it! Even though I had made a vow not to buy anything else new for Easter this year, how could I resist that offer? Thanks hon’!

 

An antique secretary full of bright and festive vintage Easter ideas

With the exception of the bunnies and birds and Easter touches that I previously shared on my Early Spring Home Tours of the living room, dining room, and kitchen, I have almost all of my Easter decor crammed here on the secretary. It’s certainly has a junky, flea market flare to it and is not really “serious” styling. Working on this post gave me a chance to just play with all my vintage Easter treasures, so it’s been a lot of fun!

There are just a few other small vignettes I added to the living room and a little bit of Easter in the music room I would like to show you before moving on to the next stop on the hop.

I had intended to share this area by the staircase on my Early Spring Living Room Tour, but I ran out of time so thought I would include a couple of extra photos here today. I added just a few bits of vintage Easter to an antique dresser to create a simple, shabby chic vintage vignette. A wire photo holder holds a small collection of antique Easter postcards, and a vintage brass mini-candleabra is topped by some pretty pink bird eggs.

 

I styled a small gold mirror as a tray with some pretty junkin’ finds. One of my favorite vintage Easter graphics from Graphics Fairy is displayed in a chalk-painted, .25 yard sale picture frame.

A few more eggs on the base of an old brass candle holder, a vintage Easter postcard and some dried roses in a small brass vase make a create a sweet, brocante, Easter vignette. “Joyeuses Pâques!”

 

Vintage music book Easter Songs Vintage Easter Decor Shabby Chic

I always like to display seasonal music in the music room for the holidays. I just found a vintage school music song book a few weeks ago, so I looked through to find any Easter related songs.  “A Song For Easter” is perfect for displaying on a chippy-shabby plate holder. The colors on the graphic also just perfectly tie in with my bright and festive Easter theme this year! A little bird has flown from the mantel and nested on top of two antique, salvaged columns in the corner, waiting to joyfully whistle along as the students sing and play during lessons.

 

Song For Easter Bright and Festive Easter Decorating Ideas

Since this is an Easter blog hop, I feel compelled to point out the lyrics to this song “Christ is risen, Alleluia, Christ is risen Alleluia!” Sadly, songs like these are no longer printed in the public school music books that I have used in my curriculum during my music teaching career. Does anyone remember singing happy sacred songs in music class as a child? I do! Vintage memories!

 

Vintage Easter Decor Vintage Easter Song

Any chance I get to share a little music lesson in my blog posts, I just can’t resist! The song on the adjacent page, “Song Of Praise” is also appropriate for Easter. As you can read in the text above the song, the tune is attributed to Franz Joseph Haydn (Hi-den). Notice that we are fast approaching Haydn’s 286th birthday this week on March 31st. This was one of two composer’s birthdays I never missed on my music history exams in college, (J.S. Bach shares the same birthday) since March 31st is my birthday too!

To close my post today I am sharing a basket full of vintage Easter joys, and a very special picture from an Easter Sunday many years ago! Easter is always a nostalgic time for me, full of blessed memories of my parents and grandparents making the day special, and celebrating the resurrection of Jesus at Sunday school.

 

If the weather was warm enough, my grandfather would give me (and my new stuffed Easter bunny) wheel barrow rides around the back yard which was springing forth with daffodils, and tulips. Just working on this post made me realize why I love daffodils so much!

vintage Easter Postcard two chicks pink flowers

 

Vinrage Easter Decorating Easter Bonnet Vintage Spring picture

Dear friends, “May your heart feel all the gladness of Easter” this year!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I truly hop you enjoyed all the bright and festive Easter joys I shared! Now it’s time to head on over to Michelle’s gorgeous blog, The Painted Hinge. Don’t forget that the hop continues on Wednesday as well, so be sure to come back and follow the rest of the schedule via the links below. The list will be updated as posts go live on Wednesday. 

You may also join us on Friday for an Easter and spring themed blog hop by linking up all of your fun spring-themed posts too. See you then!

Happy Easter!

Amber

 

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42 Comments

  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    There is so very much to love in this post! Your secretary is filled to the brim was everything I love. The picture of you with your grandfather warmed my heart. I do remember singing sacred songs in public school as I child. I wish it was still done today. Blessings to you and yours this precious Holy Week.

    March 27, 2018 at 12:01 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Laura! I am so glad you joined the hop and I hope you have a beautiful Easter!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    Amber, what a fun assortment of vintage Easter treasures–love how you decorated your secretary! Thanks again for organizing the blog hop! Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

    March 27, 2018 at 12:08 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Cecilia! I hope you have enjoyed the hop!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:37 pm
      • Reply Cecilia

        I loved it! Thank you for sharing your lovely Easter decor at Vintage Charm!

        March 30, 2018 at 1:10 am
  • Reply Jan Goff

    Love it all. Not too much for my eye. Vintage is one of my loves and there can never be too much.

    March 27, 2018 at 3:43 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Jan! Well, I guess you are right…since I bought a few more vintage Easter treasures at an antiques shop yesterday!
      Thank you for stopping by. Have a great Easter!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    Pure loveliness, Amber…I am charmed! Thank you for sharing and for hosting this wonderful hop!

    March 27, 2018 at 4:49 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Linda! I am hopping over to see all the fun vintage Easter joys you have shared too!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    Oh my goodness, I just adore your cabinet display! I don’t think you went overboard with it at all – it’s so colorful and cheery!

    March 27, 2018 at 6:10 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Michelle! I actually found a few more bright and festive Easter goodies at antiques shop yesterday, the more the merrier!
      I am so glad you joined last two hops, and I hope you have had a great time. Happy Easter!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Krstin

    I don’t even know where to start I love so much here! The photo of you and your grandpa is such a sweet treasure! I love the little lamb with the colorful brooch! Each and every piece is so wonderful, I’m going to have to go through your post again!

    March 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Kristin, your positive and encouraging comments mean so much to me. I love that we are growing on this blogging journey together! I am so glad you joined the hop, and I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Jann Olson

    Amber, you just put a huge smile on my face! I love all of the fun treasures you , “crammed” into that secretary! Eye candy galore!! You dressed the little lamb so sweetly, and I love the Dutch girl planter. You have such a knack for putting it all together! I love sheep and have one chalkware one. I’ve tucked it into a little peat pot as well. Everything is absolutely darling, and how precious is that photo of you and your grandpa? Such a fun hop!!
    hugs,
    Jann

    March 27, 2018 at 8:10 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Jann thank you so much! I love when my vintage loving friends “get” my decor and it makes them smile! It is fun to share this passion and hobby with friend. I am heading over to see more of your vintage goodness, you have a gift for coming up with so many creative vignettes!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    Your secretary-full of colorful vintage treasures just puts a smile on my face! Just lovely! Thanks so much for organizing this fun blog hop! what a great group of ladies & so much vintage eye candy!

    March 27, 2018 at 8:38 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Lora I absolutely love when people say my vintage decor makes them smile…thank you! I am so glad you joined us and that we have gotten to know each other better. I hope we can collaborate again in the future!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply [email protected]

    I had to Pin your wonderful cabinet filled to the brim with vintage Easter goodness! I want to pick up each one and ooooh and aaaaah, each piece is so sweet and precious! I have to tell you that when I was a teenager somehow I was given that same tin with florals, I think it was filled with bath salts. I still have it around here somewhere! Lovin’ this vintage Hop!

    March 27, 2018 at 10:48 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thanks Debra! I was not so sure about this post! I mean, it really was just something I had to throw together not only because of the home project, but also it has snowed or rained for weeks and unless the sun is out there is no way to get “blog worthy” pics here. I really didn’t have anything ready due to it snowing all week last week. The sun was out on Saturday and that was my last chance. I had grand ideas of a vintage tablescape, nothing like this post at all, but in the end it was really fun to make do and get creative.
      Now I am heading back over to see more of your treasures too!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Angelina

    Amber, your cabinet is so cute stuffed to the brim with beautiful eye-catching Easter goodies! I love all of the lambs! Love it all!

    March 28, 2018 at 12:01 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Angelina! Headed over to take a look at your hens now!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Deborah Cline

    Amber

    Love all your Easter decor. The desk is wonderful for Easter and I love especially the sweet lamb.

    Debby
    Debbygoesshabby.blogspot.com

    March 28, 2018 at 1:16 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Debby! I am so happy you joined the hop. Happy Easter!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Amber, what a terrific host you are, and style you have! Your secretary is absolutely over the top, busting out the sides with colorful, fun, and even flea market style (not to mention the found sheep!). I love how you crammed it full, and even saved room for the Aldi chicks (those wouldn’t last long in my house!) and that cute egg crate (way to go, Mr. YBH!)
    Growing up Catholic, Easter was definitely a time of singing special hymns – in class as well as mass.
    How wonderful that your birthday will be this weekend too. I wish you the best in the year to come, and especially on this glorious weekend. Thank you for finding the time to host this blog event, and in the midst of a renovation project to boot.

    March 28, 2018 at 4:26 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Rita, what a nice comment. We are all glad you were able to join us! Thank you once again for my beautiful gift! I will be sharing more about it in an upcoming post, and I will let you know when I do. Happy Easter!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Connie Momma

    So many precious treasures and memories very beautifully displayed! Wonderful Easter treat you have shared with us!

    March 28, 2018 at 12:23 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you dear Mommy, you know where I get it from!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Carole @ From My Carolina Home

    So many lovely things to look at, so festive for spring.

    March 28, 2018 at 1:39 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Carole! Thank you for visiting, I hope you will come back again. Have beautiful spring!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    As a lover of color myself, I absolutely LOVE all your color vintage styled Easter decor!! All so lovely and charming!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

    March 29, 2018 at 1:32 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Oh I am so glad you enjoyed it Debbie! Thanks for visiting!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Kathy A

    I enjoyed this post so much. I stared at each little treasure to see all the details with a goofy smile on my face! I looked at it several times to find the little foil chicks! I think having to mass your Easter treasures might be a good thing as they are certainly more outstanding together rather than scattered over 4-5 different places. I have enjoyed being raised Congregationalist with some exposure to Polish National Catholic (mass was in Polish; my brother and I would watch the shadows of the pigeons through the stained glass as we couldn’t understand a word!), attending Catholic mass with my Irish ex-husband with his mother, and now, 30 years of Baptist church (the only kind in this small town!). Sure lets me collect whatever I darn well choose! Irish blessings on one wall, Biblical benedictions on another, several Nativity sets, a framed church picture with Amazing Grace! Kinda feel sorry for those who haven’t experienced this richness! Happy Birthday and Happy Easter.

    March 29, 2018 at 1:43 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much for you kind comment, and for sharing your background! I hope you have a blessed and wonderful Easter!

      March 29, 2018 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Angie @ The Blush Bloom

    I obviously need to step up my decoration game because I’m nowhere this level. It’s so festive! And now in my list of things to do is finding an adorable little lamb statue like yours. I have a thing with lambs. ????

    March 29, 2018 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply AnnMarie

    I just love how you decorated the secretary. It is perfection and shouts Spring and Easter. I would love to see it in person and look in every nook and cranny.

    March 29, 2018 at 10:54 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Amber, I’ve been enjoying the hop and certainly enjoyed seeing all your vintage Easter and the darling vignettes you’ve created. I love vintage Easter too, and have some that I enjoy putting out for the holidays. There is something very charming about these bits from the past.
    Happy Easter!

    March 30, 2018 at 3:18 am
  • Reply Linda Nelson

    I just love all of your displays. Happy Easter!

    March 30, 2018 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Sheltie Times

    Your pictures are beautiful and bring back memories of such beautiful items.

    Oddly I went to a very secular high school and learned to sing the Catholic Latin Mass for a concert long after our Church had stopped teaching/using Latin. I was one of the few non-seniors who could sing it when we did an anniversary mass years later because I remembered most of it from my high school. However, I will say I also knew Jewish songs as we often sang them as well. Our music represented the religions in the town.

    March 30, 2018 at 12:25 pm
  • Reply Jann Olson

    Hi Amber, I’m just hopping by to let you know that I am featuring you at SYC today.
    hugs,
    Jann

    April 4, 2018 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Sue Ready

    You definitely put a lot of thought into this Easter vintage posting taking the reader on hop through all your wonderful finds. It is evident you have a fondness and appreciation for all those things “vintage’. Thanks for sharing.

    April 7, 2018 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Lynda Hardy

    These vintage spring vignettes are simply adorable – what great finds! Thanks for sharing with Party in Your PJs!

    April 10, 2018 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    Thanks for sharing your charming Vintage Easter vignettes at Vintage Charm!

    April 18, 2019 at 10:01 pm
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