Usually on Good Friday night we decorate eggs with our friends Mark and Jan and then watch "Life of Brian." But this year they were traveling so it was up to Rick and me. We did our eggs on Saturday. The only dye kit I could find was Paas "Golden Eggs" and to be honest, when they were wet, they were a little disappointing. But when they dried they had a wonderful glow. And the untinted eggs, with just the color tablets, were especially vivid. I'd get it again!
(That pretty little sugar egg in the middle of the first photo is one of several Rick's mom sent -- an Easter tradition!)
I finished up my centerpiece, adding a grapevine wreath with some silk flower.
I got the table set and ready to go!
I love my new bunny plates (Home Goods). If they'd had more, I would have bought them, too. But they are huge -- better for a platter than a plate!
Still, when you have bunny plates and it's Easter, you must use them, right?
I had pretty napkins that I would have normally used (and some very cute Easter papers from World Market) but I "hopted" for these bunny towels! Good coverage and easy to wash.
In the afternoon, Rick and I went to see the fascinating play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." (Poor sound in the auditorium; hard to hear when they brought in the background music and sound effects, made more difficult by the Brit accents speaking over din.) But when when the effects were down, all was well once we got into the rhythm. The play is extremely compelling and brought me twice to tears. I would recommend it should it come to your town. Pretty serious but well worth it.
The theatre is on our Michigan State campus, which is waking up after the long winter.
It was pretty joyful to walk through a field of daffodils on the way to the car on this beautiful Easter Sunday.
Dinner was simple. Roast chicken, rice and that fabulous veggie dish from Splendid Table that I linked two posts ago. HIGHLY recommended. And very fast and easy. They say you can serve it room temp too. Either way would be good.
Meringue with fresh strawberries on top and my neighbor Rosie's Easter Bread made for a perfect dessert. All in all, it was exactly the day I wanted.
Within a few days the eggs will be off the chandelier, the egg trees down and the obviously Easter tucked away for another year.
But the birds nests, flowers and bunnies? Those will be out for rather a long time!
And that's just the way I like it!
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