But...first, here is an antique Easter greeting card from the stock of Antiques And Teacups. For more info click on the photos
A Joyful Easter with the cutest little 3 dimensional embossed chick pulling a ribbon on a vase of flowers from the 1920s.
This isn't an Easter design specifically, but bunnies tend to be in folks' minds so I remembered this cute little English made Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter design mug we had at Antiques And Teacups. They were favorite stories when I was small, albeit a bit scary at times, but I loved the drawings! For more info, click on the photos.
And this is a Passover seder plate I brought home from Hebron, Israel in 1984 from a 3 week visit. Seder means order, and the plate has the essential elements of the Passover meal. I have the plate in a place of honor in my kitchen. Each of the elements have historical and spiritual meaning applicable to Christians and Jews.
The bottom left element in the 7 o'clock position is called her haroseth (chareseth) which symbolized the mortar which held together all the bricks the Hebrews made in Egypt...but it is certainly the best tasting of the elements! My favorite version follows but there are LOADS of variations, as well as spellings because Hebrew doesn't have vowels (just jots & tittles which are debated hotly):
1 cup of walnuts
1 Granny Smith or similar green apple
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons sugar
red wine for moistening
Chop all ingredients or process until you get the consistency of mortar, really your preference of texture. Some folks like it chunky, others prefer it smoother and more like paste. Makes a great spread for toast...but if it's Passover, don't used leavened bread and DEFINITELY not with butter! Not kosher!
So...Pesach Shalom or have a blessed Holy week.