Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Basket

Inspired by the hope of Spring and memories of chocolate-filled Easter baskets from my childhood, I had fun dreaming up unique gifts to offer your host (or mother) this Sunday. I found this beautiful porcelain produce basket at Anthropologie (you can also buy something similar online) and decided to fill it to the brim with goodies. My very own mother came up with the brilliant idea to use shredded grocery bags as filler (genius). I can't think of a more creative way to recycle!

First I made a traditional Easter basket stuffed with chocolate from Jacques Torres. Let's be honest...who wouldn't want to receive this as a gift?

For the goddess of hearth and home, a basket filled with a bird's nest and dyed Easter eggs.

I think this collection of herbs and sea salt would be the perfect gift for a passionate gourmand(e).

Once the treats find their rightful home, the basket can be used to store produce in the fridge.

Have fun creating something personal for your host or hostess. A gesture like this—festive, thoughtful, and practical—is a genuine way to show your gratitude.


  1. Those are so cute. I love the porcelain baskets.

  2. Me too! There are lots of different sizes to choose from. I even saw them in a blue color (just like the paper originals) at Anthropologie .

  3. Inspirational ideas! Love your blog, by the way. Just learned about it through Whole Living magazine. Like you, I am embarking on a second career, after teaching high school English, I am now training to become a Clinical Massage therapist. I feel reborn. :)

    My daughter and I have a blog too... Celebrating sustainable backyard farming.... Enjoy!

  4. Hi Elizabeth! Your blog is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing!