There is great debate over the definition of vintage versus antique. I prefer to call this photo of my mother and siblings "vintage". Somehow, it just sounds better (and not quite so old). I remember Easter as a child, when we would all wear our new spring dresses to church. The ensemble included white gloves, a hat (possibly referred to as an Easter bonnet), shoes, socks, and a white purse, of course.
None of our Easter goodies, provided by the Easter Bunny, were hidden. I suppose since there were five of us, the hide-and-seek aspect might have been a little overwhelming. Our baskets were always lined up on on the table waiting for us when we got up that morning. I can remember finding jelly beans hiding in that plastic grass for what seemed like weeks. There was always a hollow chocolate bunny in the basket, along with some Peeps. We didn't receive a whole package of unopened Peeps, but a strip of them. If they weren't eaten soon, they quickly became stale, which is probably why I love stale Peeps to this day! Gotta open that package and let them get good a hard before eating them.
I recently had hundreds of old photos, VCR tapes, negatives, and slides preserved by sending them away to Scan Cafe. The images were turned into digital images on a DVD, and the videos were also preserved on DVDs. I had read about this company on another blog somewhere, and decided it was time to box up everything and send them away.
Sure, I have a scanner, but I just don't have the time to scan everything. It's kind of a frightening thing to do, because there were a lot of memories in that box. But Scan Cafe was very easy to use and I had to trust them. I did not pay the additional cost to keep them in the US, which would have resulted in quicker turn-around. I was really in no big hurry. So off to India they went. It took 6 months to get them back, but it was well worth it. I'm so excited to have these digital images!
If you're interested, I would suggest you get on their mailing list. That's what I did. I waited until they had a sale, and took advantage of it, which saved me quite a bit. But their sales are only good for a few days, so while you're waiting for one, go ahead and pull together everything you want scanned so it's ready to go when they have a good offer. Everything I sent to them came back the exact way I sent it. I put groups of things in separate envelopes, so they named the folder what I had written down. It was very organized when I got the DVDs back.
I used one of the photos to create this layout which shows my mother, sisters, and I on Easter morning. I am the oldest (and tallest) of the children.
I used the C'est Magnifique April kit to create this layout. The patterned paper for April is the "Alma's Sewing Line" from Pion Designs (a Swedish Company). I think it's lovely with a vintage feel to it.
So, do you have any memories of Easter as a child? - even if they're not quite as "vintage" as mine?