Saturday, April 15, 2006

Easter Animals

Throughout the years a variety of animals have represented Easter. The Easter Bunny of course is the first that comes to mind. It is said that he brings brightly colored eggs to children on Easter. The story of the Easter bunny is believed to have originated in Germany when the Protestants wanted to continue the Catholic tradition of eating colored eggs, but did not want to teach their children to fast during Lent. The Easter Bunny traveled to America in the early 18th century. But there are also other animals that represent Easter. Chicks, roosters, hens, and birds of all kinds welcome in not only Easter but spring as well. Below are some vintage Easter postcards from our collection. We love how the bunny in the first one is so cute, yet looks almost sinister! For more vintage Easter postcards, follow this link: Easter Postcards

Here are some fun Easter goodies- Check them out!

Happy Easter Cards

Easter Postcards

Easter Bunny Tile

R is for Rabbit Mug

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

When Pigs Fly

I'm sure you have all heard that scientists are now messing around with Pigs so that we can have genetically engineered healthy bacon.
Being a vegetarian I really wish these nut balls could find better use of their time and money. I don't really want to post about the science of better bacon. Today's topic is about Pigs and aviation.
Did you know that John Steinbeck used a winged pig that he called Pigasus in his signature and his exlibris? Michael Quinion states that the phrase "when pigs fly" seems to have been a traditional Scottish proverb, which was first written down in 1586 in an edition of John Withal's English-Latin dictionary for children. Check out Wikipedia for more fun flying pig facts.

To grab up some flying pig gear head on over to Cafe Press. We have posted a couple of our favorites here.

Flying Pig Infant Creeper