Monday, April 6, 2009

Blue Monday.....


Welcome to Blue Monday, hosted by my friend Sally, at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ A post where a group of us gals get together weekly to share something blue. Thank you Sally for hosting this fun post! If you would like to join our group, or you would like more information about us, just click on the above link to reach the official Blue Monday web site.......
I found these precious dolls at the Smithsonian Institutes's gift shop, at http://www.smithsonianstore.com/home.jsp
Aren't they pretty all dressed up in their blue? They're called the Byers' Choice Victorian Easter Family. They are a little pricey so I won't be purchasing them but I think they are very sweet all decked out in their Easter finery.
When I was a little girl I remember always dressing up for Easter. My sister and I would get new dresses, shoes, hats, gloves, purses, and sometimes even coats. We would wait in anticipation for Easter morning to arrive so we could wear all of our new clothes. My parents didn't have a lot but some how they always came up with the money to get us all an Easter outfit. After church my sister and I would proudly stroll up and down the street in our own little Easter parade. Sometimes the neighbors would come out to say hello and to tell us how pretty we looked in our outfits. Many times our neighborhood friends or even cousins would join us. It seems these days that tradition has gone to the way side or at least it seems that way in the area where I live. I miss seeing all of the little girls and boys in their Easter finery. What about you? Do you keep with the tradition of dressing up for Easter? Perhaps you have an Easter bonnet? I look forward to hearing from you.........
Happy Blue Monday everyone!......
I hope you have a beautiful day ♥
With warmest regards, Carol

20 comments:

Aaydens Mommy said...

I try to at least dress up a little bit for Easter, but this year I don't think that will be happening! LOL I will be lucky to find anything that fits me. You wouldn't believe it, even my maternity shirts are getting to be too small for me! Ahh! LOL

sunshine said...

I remember getting new clothes as well.
I usually try to get my kids a nice new outfit at Easter. You know, it's so hard to find the traditional Easter dresses for girls now a days. I have a terrible time with my daughter. She's just about 7 and the stuff in her size is all tarted up crap. I don't want my "little girl" to look like a teenager or young woman, I want her to look like a kid! Know what I mean??
I love those little figurines. They are precious!
Great post. :)
((Hugs))
Laura

Smilingsal said...

That's so precious with the tiny chocolate bunnies in the baskets, and their mouths open in song. (Yes, I went to the site and clicked to make it larger.) Ah, if only money grew on trees ...

Yes, I used to dress up for Easter. Now, I think it's funny to see a little girl in an Easter dress and bonnet walking with her mom who is dressed in blue jeans!

Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

♥ Kathy said...

Oh I bet they are expensive! They're beautiful though!! Happy Blue Monday Carol! ♥

bj said...

We always got new clothes for Easter..my children did, too. Now...all the grands do.
I am wearing what I bought last yr for Easter...new shoes, tho! :O)
Those little dolls are precious..

Judi said...

Carol
Yes I remember getting a new dress and bonnet when I was small for Easter. I always had new sockies to go with and that. I'd forgotten about that.

My granddaughter Madeline is fortunate to have lovely little outfits. She will have a new Easter outfit.

Have a lovely day...Happy Blue Monday
Judi

Deb said...

I remember we always had to take a nap after lunch so the Easter Bunny would come, I remember anxiously awaiting my Mom to come in and let us know it was time to hunt, sometimes we had to hunt inside because of the weather. I always loved getting new Easter shoes and purses, usually a new dress also, usually made by my Mom.

jlshall said...

Yes, I remember those special outfits for Easter. I always especially loved the gloves! These days, I just content myself with dressing up my dolls for the holiday. The Easter Family in your photo is adorable!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

The Byers Carolers are adorable. I love Byers and have a fairly large holiday collection.

Happy Blue Monday.

Barb

The Blogland Diaries said...

Happy Blue Monday, what lovely blue dolls.

Karen

ann said...

I remember those days too.We had very little too.But we always had Easter dresses ,like you said,gloves,hats,shoes,the entire outfit and a wondeful Easter basket fill of all sorts of goodies.Those memories will always be with us.....ann

Barb said...

Your little figurines are adorable.

thank you for sharing on Blue Monday, and for coming by for a visit.

Did you sign up for the giveaway!??

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Just a little something from Judy said...

I love your post today. My mother always has us dress up for Easter. She would make each of us beautiful dresses with her sewing machine, buy us hats and little purses and my brothers their suits. My little grandchildren will be dressing in their little Easter dresses this year. I really like to see that. Your story is so precious. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Madeline's Album said...

Like you my parents always made sure my brother and I had new outfits on Easter. It was a lot of fun getting all dressed up and going to church. As a child I could hardly stand it until church was over so I could get into my Easter basket for the candy which we always gave up for Lent. The little figurines are so cute. Have a great day.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

We dresssed up, too, Carol, and those little figurines are such sweet reminders! Love them!

I want to participate with you tomorrow on Tea and Friendship Tuesday, but I might be late making my visits. I've got my post ready. Please keep my friend Trish in your prayers and her mother DiDi. Thanks much, Carol!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Shellmo said...

Even as an adult I still get a new dress for Easter! (Except its my hubby this time buying me one instead of my parents.) I do miss the days of everyone getting dressed up -seems like I see less of it at church nowadays.

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Picket said...

Love those beautiful figurines...I always dressed my kids up in new Easter outfits...the grandbabies get dressed up now and we have the traditional egg hunt..I still color Easter eggs with Bailey & Sofie but we hide the plastic ones for all the kids to find.

Judith said...

The figurines are cute. As a child I remember a decorated boiled egg and a small gift being placed at our place at the table on Easter Sunday.

Elizabeth said...

I'm a little late, it's more like Blue Tuesday with me! I didn't know that Byer's Choice made Easter dolls. Thanks for sharing.

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