I am joining in three fun parties today.....Nifty Thrifty Tuesday with Linda at COASTAL CHARM , 2nd Time Around Tuesday at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words, and Troy for Tuesday Triva Tie-in at I Refuse to Recede
I love Senior Discount day....25% off my purchases at
Salvation Army today!
The light is shining on the plastic but this is a very cute vintage Easter Table Decoration
Cute chick sitting on a honeycomb tissue egg centerpiece
Someone had donated some 'vintage' crafting supplies
The eggs & bunnies are from Michaels
New the little chenille bunnies were 25 cents, I paid more then that for them even with my discount! Inflation??
They are so cute but could not get a good photo of them in the package, think I might have to take them out.
I found four of the egg shape dishes, can't tell by the mark who made them, but I think they are really cute
Dated 1983 some vintage
PAAS Easter Egg Pure Food Color Kit
I can't remember a time when we didn't use these to color our Easter eggs starting when I was a child, my children and even today.
Got me to thinking....PAAS (here comes the Trivia part)
Mr. Townley owned a drug store in Newark, New Jersey, where he concocted recipes for home products. In the late 1800s, he came up with a recipe for Easter egg dye tablets that tinted eggs five cheerful colors.
Neighborhood families started buying Townley’s Easter Egg Dye packets in 1880 for only five cents and mixed them with water and white vinegar to create the perfect egg dye!
Soon, Mr. Townley realized that he had a wonderful product that other families would like to use to brighten their Easter tradition. He renamed his business the PAAS Dye Company. The name PAAS comes from “Passen,” the word that his Pennsylvania Dutch neighbors used for Easter.
Today, Americans purchase more than 10 million PAAS Easter Egg Color Kits during the Easter season, and use them to decorate as many as 180 million eggs!
Now—more than 125 years later—we believe Mr. Townley would be proud of PAAS’ perfect colors. The original is still the best!
from the PAAS website HERE
I don't think I ever realized how old this company was. They have made a great product that has lasted all these years. Do you use this to dye your Easter eggs? Where did the tradition of Coloring Easter Eggs come from?Decorating and dyeing eggs for Easter began in England during the Middle Ages. Christians often dyed their eggs red to symbolize the blood of Christ. Colored eggs were also exchanged as romantic gestures between lovers. During the Medieval period, were given by masters to their servants at Easter. The household accounts of Edward I in 1290 recorded a lavish expenditure of eighteen pence for four hundred and fifty eggs, which were painted in gold leaf and colored for Easter gifts. During the reign of Edward I of England, members of the royal household exchanged gifts of dyed, gilded Easter eggs. In Germany and other countries, eggs were hollowed out, dyed, and hung from shrubs and trees during the Easter Week. Perhaps the most famed Easter eggs were those made by the well-known goldsmith, Peter Carl Faberge. In 1883, the Russian Czar, Alexander, commissioned Faberge to make a special Easter gift for his wife, the Empress Marie. This first Faberge egg had an outside shell of platinum and white enamel, and opened to reveal a smaller gold egg which in turn displayed a golden chicken and a jeweled replica of the Imperial crown. The egg so delighted the Czarina that the Czar promptly ordered Faberge to design similar eggs every Easter. In later years, Nicholas II continued his father's custom. The Resurrection Egg was created between 1885 and 1890, and became one of Faberge's most beloved masterpieces. The egg is exquisitely crafted in the style of the Italian Renaissance and depicts Christ rising from the grave.
Whew.........to read more about the history of the Easter Egg you can go HERE
So whether you PAAS dye, natural dye, shrink wrap(remember those?) or use other methods to decorate your Easter Eggs, I hope you enjoy and remember....HARD BOIL THEM FIRST!