Good evening sweet friends.
Thank you all for the sweet comments you left from my last post.
I so enjoy your visits.
This month's CupboardScape is all about the bunny.
The Easter Bunny.
Having grandparents who both owned dairy farms,
our holidays were always spent there.
I have fond memories of each farmhouse.
My dad always had the holidays off from work,
and my mom had an important job as a
stay at home mom.
During the week at gramma B's
she would make mini donuts.
Made from scratch and fried in oil to a golden brown.
My sister and I loved the job we had.
With paper bags in hand...
full of cinnamon and sugar, and just sugar,
and then another bag full of powdered sugar.
Gramma would fry those mini dounts in batches...
and our job was to shake them in our bags.
We loved it!
We also loved to eat them warm with our fresh milk.
Then on the day before Easter
we would head over to gramma H's farmhouse.
It was about a 20 minute ride depending
on the weather and the dirt roads.
At gramm H's we always dyed our Easter eggs.
Pre Paas dye days, (try to say that 3 times) :-)
gramma used grape juice, raspberries, green apple peels,
chili powder and coffee.
We always did one color at a time.
Gramma would boil each item and then add vinegar.
She would then arm my sister and I with a dye mixture
poured into a small glass.
We used a tablespoon to dip our eggs...
let them sit a bit..take them out to look at the color...
dip back in..and repeat until we had our perfect color.
Once we had all of the colors complete,
then gramma would let us take
half of the eggs
and create our own colors.
Simple times and simple fun!
Did you have any Easter traditions in your family?
The bunnies in my suitcase are 1940's paper mache ones.
The basket on the left is a funeral basket
in which I placed some faux irises into.
Easter Bunny Blessings To All!