Saturday, March 22, 2008


Preparations are underway for our traditional family celebrations for Easter. This morning I hard boiled a large pot full of eggs to be decorated later this evening and I also boiled some with onion skins. We save onion skins all winter long to dye the Easter eggs. Simply place the eggs and onion skins in a large pot, cover with water and bring the eggs to a boil. Once a rollicking boil has been reached, cover the pot, turn off the burner, and allow the eggs to sit in the pan for about 25 minutes. Drain and run under cold water. You will have a lovely natural dyed mahogany brown egg.

We place the eggs in a wooden bowl nestled among natural straw. What a lovely sight. They will grace our Easter table in the morning as we carry on the family traditions.

These stuffed bunnies were stitched years ago and now provide an instant Easter decoration. With a little grass and jelly beans, they bring a smile to one and all.

1 comment:

La Tea Dah said...

Beautiful eggs! This is the second 'onion skin' and 'egg' post I've read this evening. They make beautiful eggs --- I will have to try it.

Happy Easter!