This photo was taken in 1900 at the famous Easter Parade on NYC's Fifth Avenue - the place to see and been seen by anybody who was anybody!
Amazing, that in such a short time, Easter attire changed so dramatically.
It would seem these young lovelies chose to forgo being Easter Bunnies for being Easter Chicks!
As Elizabeth Taylor had just stolen Eddie Fisher away, Debbie Reynolds names her candy rabbit "Liz" and chomps off her ears!
I've never subscribed much to the "too pretty to eat" philosophy. I appreciate gorgeously decorated food and ooh and aah with the best of them. But I'm ALWAYS ready to bite into them! However, these candy treasures might actually be too pretty to eat. But, just in case, it might not be in the best interest of everyone to leave them with me overnight!
I must admit, when it comes to Easter animals, I'm pretty traditional. I like to stick with the chicken, bunnies, ducks and lambs for this time of the year. But sometimes, I'm intrigued when other animals try to get into the act.
Vintage European Easter greetings always seem just more romantic and pretty than the American counterpoints.
And a whole display of these antique treasures at Easter time is so pretty!
Modern American cards might be clever - but they art work just can't compare IMO!
However, today's Easter decorations can still be absolutely gorgeous, as shown in this photo by Sheila Hickey Garvey taken at Rockefeller Center this year (12014) - so fanciful and colorful!
(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan ♥
I'm leaving you with images from the Steampunk Easter blog hop at Leslierahyes' blog
Faber-Punk Eggs by Lyneen Jesse
Steampunk Easter Brooch by Barbara Rankin
Steampunk Easter Egg by Leslie Rahye.
Visit the blog hop and see the other contributors offerings and tutorials!