5 Curiously Strange Easter Figurines

Have you ever noticed that some of the older, vintage Easter figurines are not so happy-go-lucky as our more contemporary lamb and bunny molds?  Honestly, I never really gave it much thought until last year when I spotted a mixed media style Easter bunny at the thrift store. It’s a decoupaged deal with lots of stamping and faux aging.

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I took the bunny home and started to take some photos of it, when I noticed that this particular bunny didn’t look very happy. The more I looked at him, the more it appeared to me that his face was frozen into, well, kind of a sour puss.

Jump to this year during a trip to the thrift store and while ambling past the figurine isle, I happen to notice several curiously strange Easter figurines. I can’t say that they’re all vintage, but after googling vintage Easter figurines, I’ve come to realize that Easter bunnies and lambs haven’t always been the cheery little baubles like we see nowadays.

Let me show you what I found, and tell you what was going through my mind at the time. Please know that I’m not trying to offend the figurine makers. This is just my take at first glance and it’s all in fun.

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This is my mixed media bunny, but I’ve come to know him as my not-so-happy bunny. And yes, I still have him.

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Sinister gargoyle bunny?

He looks pretty mad about that flower garland, doesn’t he?

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Unicycle rabbit?…Hairless Exercycle bunny?

But he does look happy, I’ll give him that. I mean who wouldn’t be when they’re exercising?

faux-chocolate-easter-bunny

You can faux my walls. You can faux my furniture, but PLEASE, don’t faux my chocolate bunnies.

This guy stood about 10 inches tall. Could you imagine a 3 year old getting a hold of this?…CRUNCH!

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Man-boy in lamb costume? Genetically engineered lamb-human ???

What would you call that, a Luman… a Hamb?

Oh my goodness…curiously strange indeed!!

Now let’s just refresh.

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Here is an example of the kind of Easter figurine I’m used to seeing this time of year. Is this the kind you’re used to having around?

Sweet. Happy. Non-aggressive…

Here’s to a Happy Spring and Easter.  

May we all try be a little more sweet, happy and non-aggressive this season.

XOXO Amy

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5 Responses to 5 Curiously Strange Easter Figurines

  1. chris April 9, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

    made for a lot of messed up kids ha ha xx

  2. Sharleen April 11, 2017 at 5:49 am #

    They are a bit strange aren’t they.

  3. Michelle Wiederman April 20, 2017 at 11:15 pm #

    This is seriously the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time! Hamb almost made me choke because I was laughing so hard! (What WAS that?! ) I love it! Thank you!

    • Amy April 22, 2017 at 11:13 am #

      Hi Michelle,
      I know, so curious, right? LOL. I think it’s so interesting how perception changes throughout the years, decades, centuries and beyond. I’m so glad you had fun reading. Honestly I couldn’t stop giggling at the thrift store myself. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Have a great weekend ~ Amy

  4. Bliss April 26, 2017 at 8:42 am #

    I liked all of them except the hamb.

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