It's Holy Thursday and Easter preparations are in full swing along with normal, busy daily living. Blogging will have to be quick and easy this week. Our family Easter traditions have always revolved around church, kids, and food. Come to think of it, so do our daily lives- not a bad thing :)
We always have an egg hunt for our kids first thing in the morning and they are always "surprised" at the end with a large basket of treats left at the table. I'll be waiting for the call and email pictures from our son in Florida who will be sure to keep his camera aimed on our precious grandbabies who can't be with us as they hunt for their treasures. They get the best of both worlds as they are celebrating Passover this week too.
We're linking up with Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch with our most gracious hostess Susan. We love this party!
Our Easter breakfast will consist of a mix of traditional Italian Easter savories and some more basic breakfast fare for my husband who prefers much plainer fare.
We start with a vintage crochet and applique linen cloth
Spring is here
Layers of color reminds me of Spring flowers..
individual flower arrangements in hollowed out egg shells- an idea blatantly stolen from Yvonne at StoneGable :)
Hint:- if you're going to plant little flowers in dyed, hollowed out egg shells, be sure to have extra shells on hand.
Ask me how I know.
And tiny manicure scissors work quite well to cut the shell to size
The bunny cake plate will hold a Pizza Rustica and Mr. Bunny's basket will be overflowing with braided breads holding colored eggs
Each egg shell flower is set in a vintage depression glass cordial
My favorite Carnival glass egg plate
Two of our bunny guests- one for sugar and one pretty lady to supervise the coffee service
A dashing couple
Grandma Josie's silver reminds us of many Easters past...
These little fellas are keeping watch on the Torta Pasqualina
33 layers of pastry crust in remembrance of the 33 years Jesus lived among us
I won't tell you about the strange looks my husband was giving me as he watched me trying to stuff flower roots into egg shells
Our dinner table will be a bit more formal but no less filled with love and laughter. Wishing you all a wonderful, blessed holiday whether you're celebrating Easter or Passover.
Tomorrow will be busy with the making of egg breads, ricotta cheesecake, and pizza rustica which will be adorned with the blessed palms which were distributed at Mass last week.
Join us tomorrow evening for Foodie Friday at Gollum's (I hope). We'll try to have something yummy for you :)
Buon Alimenti, Buon Amici,
and Buona Pasqua!
Pattie and Allie