April 7, 2012

Special Easter edition of Saturday Snapshots: April 7, 2012


“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.” ~ S.D. Gordon

{Becomingly decked out in some of the most iconic hues of the decade, this 1950s mother and her three children are ready to celebrate the holiday in seasonally perfect style.}

{If there was an award for the cutest vintage Easter picture ever, this darling portrait from 1943 would be a serious contender.}

{The fact that this vintage image of a wee little youngster perched on the Easter Bunny's lap is undated, lends to its appeal and relatable quality, as one can't help but find themselves remembering similar scenes from their own childhood decades ago.}

{Best dressed 1930s little boy ever! Seriously look at his style, swagger, nonchalance, and ultra adorable little suit - it's all too fabulous for words!}

{A golden blonde haired little girl - identified as Kathy - plucks an Easter egg out her basket in this sweet slice-of-life shot from the mid-1950s.}

{Smart navy suits were on the agenda for mom and pop in this Easter image from 1954, whereas the three lads preferred shades of brown and grey. I really like how everyone is posed in this shot, with the parents subtly framing their children - it would make for just as lovely a photo with a family today as it did nearly six decades ago.}

{The gang's all here and their own the prowl for Easter treats in this fun vintage image that's set against a charming suburban springtime landscape.}

{Cheerful smiles and elegant attire abound in this great shot of two graceful, lovely older ladies decked out in their timelessly pretty Easter best.}

{Pastel baskets, new clothes, and sunshine add up to a timelessly sweet Easter photograph of two children - identified as Lois and Keith - who appear to have been having a terrific holiday.}

{A photo booth snapshot of a young 1930s lass in Easter bonnet, that looks just as marvelous as though it had been taken in a portrait studio. There is such a sense of chippernesss, youth, and festive Easter fun that echoes throughout this endearingly fantastic vintage image.}

{All images above are from Flickr. To learn more about a specific image, please click on it to be taken to its respective Flickr page.}

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This year, more so than for many of its predecessors, I've felt a sense of renewal and rekindled possibility. Uprooting one's life can do that to you. Switching sides of the country, setting up a new home, buying your first car, spending time with family once more, all of these things contribute significantly to the feeling of revitalization that I'm experiencing right now.

It's beautiful, let me tell you. Lovely like the first gloriously warm rays of springtime sunshine, or the scent of delicate little pale purple lilacs sprouting in the garden. These recent life changes, naturally, do not have the ability to revamp my whole world, erase certain problems, or override all of my worries. What they have done however, is fill my heart and spirit with a deeply rooted sense of felicity and contentment, which I was yearning heavily for.

How fitting then, that I get to experience these feelings during the season and holiday that is renowned for being all about rebirth, life, hope, and happiness. I know that, much like spring itself, these emotions and experiences will not last forever, but while they're here, I'm savouring and enjoying them as the sweet-as-chocolate-Easter-eggs gift that they truly are.

May joy and merriment, peace and fulfillment be yours this Easter, and throughout all of your days, dear friends.


  1. It is indeed very beautiful! Old fashion trends are always lovely :)


  2. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures - such a wonderful and diverse bunch. They made me smile! Happy Easter!

  3. What engaging and pleasant photos from the past! Isn't it fun to imagine a little bit about each one? Spring is indeed a special time which seems to pass all too quickly!

  4. These are wonderful but the first one is definitely my favourite! Thanks for sharing. Happy easter :)
    -Andi x

  5. Wonderful photos Jessica. I've always felt Easter is a time for renewal as well. Maybe its because it coincides with the change in season. Easter photographs from the past are always wonderful because of how dressed up people are. I wish our culture would return to the bonnets, frills and lace. I loved the dresses and bonnets as a child, but I feel like that all went out of style in the late 80s or 90s. Now it seems like no one even bothers. I try to get dressed up, but most people were in blue jeans, which really doesn't make it feel like a special day. Sorry for the tirade. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter holiday.

    Best Wishes,

  6. These photos are wonderful, so nostalgic. The second has to be my favourite, the little girl is so precious <3