A Good Egg
Easter, like some other holidays, can feel nostalgic. I remember as a little girl looking forward to Easter because it meant Spring and warm weather. We always shopped for new Spring clothes. Easter Sunday began with an egg hunt, then off to mass, and afterward to our grandmother's house for a lovely celebration. My grandmother was an amazing cook and as soon as you stepped into her home, waves of Italian cooking greeted you. I also remember the weather always being warm and me and my siblings playing outdoors.
These gatherings of loved ones around the table still bring me much joy today. Preparing for holiday meals and setting the table are activities I enjoy. How lucky I feel now in the pleasure I receive from selecting tableware items for Figg Street Co. Seeing new patterns, textures and colours can inspire me to decorate in a new way for an upcoming event.
Decorative napkins are among the table setting items I enjoy. I don't know about you, but there are times a particular napkin design is so beautiful, I wish to preserve it. If you've ever felt this way, here's a great Easter craft that you may enjoy...
Decoupage Easter eggs! You can make these pretty easily with a few napkins you like, a pair of scissors, some mod podge and a paintbrush. These can be made using hardboiled eggs or you can blow out the egg to keep the shell for future years. Click here to watch as Martha Stewart demonstrates the process.
The Decoupage Easter eggs can be displayed on your table as part of a centrepiece arrangement. Another way you can show them off and gift one to each of your guests, is to nestle them in a folded napkin and then tie them with a bow. This makes them look like a bunny's head with its long ears pointed up. (See image above.)
In addition, I love all the spring bulbs that are flowering at this time of year. Daffodils, hyacinths, irises, and tulips. Depending on the timing of when Easter falls, there may be some lingering crocuses. These colourful flowers help to create the Easter atmosphere, as do pussy willows and the many shrub and tree branches festooned with blossoms in April. I like to include these in my holiday decorating. Click here to see what's blooming at The Royal Botanical Garden, a National Historic Site and Canada's largest botanical garden.
Here at Figg Street Co., we wish you and your loved ones that celebrate a Happy Passover, Ramadan, and Easter during this season of family gatherings!