Happy Easter, everyone! For fun, I'm just sharing some pictures with you today. A few weeks ago, Dad brought over a box of stuff that had been my grandma's; it was some of the stuff that Dad had retrieved from the house after Grandma died, and before we bought the house. He's been on a kick recently, going through old boxes. (He's been giving me more old recipes, too.)
Anyway, this was in a box from the long-defunct King Candy Company of Fort Worth, Texas. Check it out:
Inside it--on a cushion of two generations of fake-green Easter-basket grass--were Grandma's Easter decorations. Now this Grandma-belia is back at the house again.
I'm guessing these were made in Europe. Pretty cool, huh?
Here's the kicker: two of them have petrified candy inside! I guess it was too doggone pretty to eat.
The papier-maché eggs have beautifully printed interiors--like wallpaper for the candy to look at while it "incubates." This one has clover in it. Clover! Imagine that. Who gets excited about clover these days? These must be really old.
This candy has had a good long time to incubate, I'd say! Hello, Little cheep-cheep!
In addition to the paper/cardboard eggs, there are some sugar-panorama eggs, too.
When I was a kid, these used to really impress me. I could stare into the little peepholes for hours. You never know what you might see inside!
Somewhere along the line, these eggs got a little beat up. That's what happens when you keep something for like seventy-five years. If it survives one generation of kids and miscellaneous handling, chances are good the next generation will cause the injury. (No, I don't know what happened to these.) Fortunately, Grandma was not one to let a little mishap ruin her Easter. Nope, she just "repaired" the egg with a cute little sticker! See? Good as new.
There's one sugar-panorama egg that's in particularly good shape--because it's still in its original cellophane wrapper (which is rather out of character for Grandma--she was not one to keep pretty things "under wraps").
Here's the view inside that egg; cute, eh?
Spring is a time for cute things--babies--delicate little flowers--nests--little blue robins' eggs--tender green sprouts--violets--leaves that are the size of squirrels' ears--you know. I hope you've seen something somewhere today to make you go, "Awww"--because that's part of Easter, too.