Vintage Easter Kitsch: Your Guide to Collectible Bunnies & More

Easter brings a playful spirit with its vibrant colors, adorable bunnies, and of course, hidden eggs! If you have a soft spot for nostalgic charm, you’ll adore the world of vintage Easter kitsch. Think ceramic bunny planters, whimsical 1950s figurines, and more. Let’s dive into this cheerful world and discover how to build your own collection of Easter treasures.

The Timeless Charm of Vintage Easter Collectibles

Vintage Easter kitsch has a way of stealing hearts across generations. The bright colors, cheerful designs, and pure whimsy take us back to simpler, more playful times. If you’re searching for ways to add a dose of vintage delight to your Easter decor, look no further than these classics:

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Vintage Kitty Cats – Holt Howard and More


This week’s treasures are all about the 1950s and vintage kitty cats. Here we have the Holt Howard ‘Cozy Kittens’ salt and pepper shakers and the ashtray that actually stills ‘meows’. The blue cats are just neat and really retro along with the Siamese kitty cat shakers. I love the Lefton ‘Miss Priss’ divided dish and milk pitcher. Lots of goodies for the kitty cat lover!!

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1950s Lefton & Norcrest Bluebird Collectibles

I just love the adorable Lefton Bluebirds and the Norcrest Bluebirds. These 1950s Bluebird collectibles were all hand painted in Japan and still retain their original charm with their adorable faces, pink cheeks and flowers in their hair. These little fellows are sure to brighten any home and any kitchen!! While out and about this past weekend I came across these fantastic Lefton Bluebird and Norcrest Bluebirds. I hope when I leave next week for my Pacific Northwest vacation that I will come across some of these goodies!! The Bluebirds here can be found HERE.


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Vintage Lefton Miss Priss Kitty Cat Collectibles

Vintage Lefton Miss Priss Collection
Vintage Lefton Miss Priss Collection (photo from Worthpoint)
Vintage Lefton Miss Priss Bowl and Mug
Vintage Lefton Miss Priss Bowl and Mug (photo from Worthpoint)
Vintage Lefton Miss Priss Wall Pockets
Vintage Lefton Miss Priss Wall Pockets (photo from Pinterest)

Do you collect Lefton Miss Priss pieces? Did you know that Lefton’s Miss Priss was made in Japan from the 1950s-1973 and include various pieces in the product pattern. The Miss Priss product line that I have seen features a cookie jar, double tidbit tray, sugar and creamer, teapot, wall pocket, salt and pepper shakers, jam jar, tea bag holder, children’s bowl, covered butter dish, spoon rest with shaker, head vases and there are probably more.

Lefton Miss Priss is not just for the cat collector as she is a lovely kitty cat crafted by the Lefton artisans of yesteryear to showcase her expressive face and animated features. Miss Priss is exquisitely detailed in colors of pinks and blues and usually has a bow either tied on her collar or neck. Miss Priss is sure to brighten any home and kitchen with her sweet charm! Why by new when vintage and retro collectibles from the 1950s – 1970s are so colorful, durable, and have charm and history!



Is it Collectible, Vintage or an Antique?

Collectibles tend to be items that are highly sought and are valuable because they also tend to be rare or there are limited quantities of them on the market. Not all collectibles however have to be “old” or made many years ago to be “collectible” take for example the Webkinz plush toys that were very recently introduced and they are extremely collectible (the Webkinz Cheeky Dog is on eBay for nearly $1,000) as are the Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters that were a top 2009 Christmas toy (the rare ones are still selling on eBay for over $300!) and then you have vintage collectibles like the Holt Howard Pixies and Pixieware from the 1950s to Lefton’s Toodles and the Lefton Bluebirds that were made 50-60 years ago and are commanding prices of $100 upwards of thousands of dollars for the very rare items.

Antiques are items deemed by the government, sometime in and around the early 1930s, having an age of at least 100 years. So, if your collectible is 100 years old or older it is actually an Antique. Remember though that it technically must be 100 years old or older to be classified as an Antique…..I see a lot of items on the market described as antique when actually it is not antique but “vintage” and something needs to be at least 20 years old or older to be properly classified as Vintage.

Another collectible arena is items that were Made in Occupied Japan or Made in Japan. Items stamped or marked “Made in Japan” were typically made prior to the First World War and after the Second World War as Japan was much like China and Taiwan are today; countries where items can be cheaply manufactured and mass produced. The term “Made in Occupied Japan” refers to the period in history right after the Second World War when the United States, Australia, British India, United Kingdom and New Zealand were involved in re-building Japan and were a main presence. In 1951 a peace treaty was signed that was enforced in the spring of 1952 when Japan became an independent state again. Items produced in Japan during this short time frame are stamped/marked “Made In Occupied Japan” and considered more desirable and valuable by many collectors.

I hope this information is helpful and I wish you all much fun in your treasure hunting, junking, flea marketing, antiquing, and thrifting!!