GDR Easter Bunny

This GDR Easter Bunny always used to freak me out and, to be honest, it still does. These eyes just seem to follow you, like in an old oil painting. I am not sure when it was produced but I found a version from the 50s that did look a bit different in design. Maybe 70s?

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Unfortunately, this bunny candy container is missing the pannier on the back. It has been very likely produced by VEB Sesta Sebnitz, Saxony. This company specialized in plastic goods, decorations and household items like cutlery. While it looks and feels like odd plastic, it is very likely made out of papier-mâché.

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The avid reader of this blog knows that the internet is not incredibly useful when it comes to GDR items.

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There are later versions that had the identical bunny head but the body was see-trough plastic, which makes it even more creepy.

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So, for this Wordless Wednesday I took my GDR Easter Bunny outside to the crocus meadow in the park and had a bit of fun. You’d be surprised what a hot spot for photos this place is in Spring! (Well, with everything closed there is really not much else to do.)

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Enjoy the first sings of Spring or Fall depending on your hemisphere. Either way, it’s a great time for projects.

Thanks for flying with be kitschig. Have a happy Hump Day.

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21 thoughts on “GDR Easter Bunny

    1. Thank you! It was so pretty. There seem to be lots and lots of Spring bulbs around this year. (Or do I notice them more?) Have a lovely long weekend without any creepy stuff!

  1. I love that crocus meadow! Very beautiful and bright colors too. The bunny does creep me out just a little and I think it is the eyes being so far apart … you said the eyes got to you too. If it were chocolate, bite off the head first! 🙂

      1. I’ve never seen a crocus meadow Jeanine – looks very pretty. Here, when we have crocuses in people’s gardens, they are often covered with snow, not in a pretty meadow.

      2. This one is in a park and protected by a fence that is about 10 cm high. Strangely enough, people really don’t walk around on it. The city seems to plant a lot of Spring flowers, which is a nice distraction right now!

      3. Hmm – I converted that to inches … wow, not very tall at all. Here, people would be trampling them down as a prank, but people are more appreciative of the Spring flowers from seeing your photos. It is a nice distraction.

      4. Oh sorry Linda, I thought about converting it for a second. It’s not very high but I am suprised by tthe people as well. Not all is bad these days 🙂

      5. No worries Jeanine – I just went and converted it … I am a dunce as to metric system and the U.S. is the only country that does not use it. A couple of bloggers that are the same age as me, and also grew up in Ontario said they still think in terms of the “old system” as they grew up using it … they still live in Canada. I am looking forward to seeing that garden in the park two blocks from my house. It is a group of teens called “The Green Team” that tend that garden and I got some photos of the Monarch butterflies on the orange Lantana flowers last year. The no muss-no fuss way to appreciate flowers for both you and me!

  2. Haha.. this Bunny indeed looks naughty. Last night I watched aMovie in Netflix about Easter Bunny, HOP; have you seen it yet? this reminds me of your Bunny.
    Frohe Ostern aus Bayern!

    1. Sorry for my late reply; we’ve been away for a few days … Will definately check, if this movie is still on! I do like a good Easter Movie. There are not that many of them. Die Häschenschule and Jim Hensons Hasenpicknick are fantastic!

    1. You’ve got a good eye Lulu! It’s been raised behind the Iron Curtain. You don’t wanna get on the bad side of Mr Hop here!

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