25 April 2011

Where did the Easter Bunny come from?

The CHICKS were in charge around here this Spring and Easter season...
...and they had a playful roost on our dining room table, enjoying the afternoon delight of sunshine every day.


We had big fuzzy baby chicks, just hatched from delicate shells...


...old chicks {mine I made out of papier mache` when I was about the same age as my son is now}...


...little chubby chicks who glow in the dark...


 

...and my childhood books about enchanted chicks! 


Old German folklore has a tale about how the Easter Bunny came about ~ the tale is about a bird who was turned into a rabbit


Ah, the Enchanted Egg is finally explained.

The rabbit was so happy with his new shape: floppy ears, four legs, whiskers, and a nose that never stopped moving...

{He even had chocolate money made with his fabulous face on each edible note.}

...that he celebrated his first Spring by giving gifts of something he knew how to make when he was a chick ~ EGGS!

Hand painted eggs with flowers, polka dot eggs, chocolate eggs, even scrambled eggs {for Easter morning breakfast, of course}.


And to this day, the Bunny Tales continue to bring all of us the joy each Easter season,

celebrating the re-birth of life and the beginning of a fresh new season ~ Spring!


Hopping that all of you had a happy and blessed Easter holiday.


Thank you for spending a little time with me.


Buona Pasqua, as they say in Italy or...



Ciao amici,
Suzanne 

7 comments:

Fleur de Bee said...

So sweet! Those chubby chicks are so fun. My daughter is peeking over my shoulder asking why the Easter Bunny didn't bring her any lol!

xo

Dee said...

Too Cute!!!

Dee

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Thanks Girls!

Margie said...

This post could not be any sweeter! My first visit after seeing your feature in Somerset Life. Beautiful blog Suzanne. I will be back to continue exploring. Hugs!

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Margie ~

I'm so glad you stopped by. Thank you!

Cindy Lew's Studio said...

Love the chicks, they are so cute.

I just saw your Somerset post, how awesome!!!! Congrats on that. It took me a minute to realize it was you, but then I saw your logo and knew:-)

Warm Wishes, CindyLew

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Thanks Cindy! You are sweet to write.

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