Easter time is spring time and the anticipation if a long warm summer! Coming from Germany, I love decorating the flat with bunny and egg ornaments.
When I was a child, we used to blow out eggs through a needle and then painted the hollow egg to hang them on branches (e.g. Pussy willow). Another tradition is to hard boil eggs and dip dye them to lay them in a woven Easter basket.
So where does the Easter rabbit come from? Contrary to what you might think, it is not a modern (or some of you might say American) invention!
The bunny as an Easter symbol has it’s origins in Germany, where it was first mentioned in German writings in the 1500s. The first edible Easter bunnies were made in Germany during the early 1800s. German emigrants brought the symbol of the Easter rabbit to America in the 1700s.
A minimalistic Easter bouquet with willow pussies and colourful felt rabbits – from Scandinavian retailer Tiger stores
Spice up your sofa with these pillows from the General Trading Company
Get creative and paint your own Easter bunny! From tiger stores
There are no chocolate bunnies on these pillows but the cup cakes are just as delicious!