Monday’s With Mrs. Sparkles: Easter Eggs and Historic Egg Hunts around Louisville
Easter brings to my mind many comforting images – my sister and our cousins dressed in matching Easter dresses made by my Grandmother, daffodils blooming in clusters along the driveway of our farm, and more recently of Liberty Hall Historic Site and Gardens, in Frankfort, where local congregations and families would gather for impromptu egg hunts. My fondest memories, however, center around dyeing and decorating eggs.
In true Mrs. Sparkle fashion, I have been thinking about decorating Easter eggs for weeks and have been pulling together an Easter Egg kit for a series of decorating sessions. With the hopes for boosting the creativity factor, I have been on the prowl for new materials and techniques. I tend to over think things, so don’t feel like you need everything I have listed below in order to dye eggs. This list is for inspiration purposes only! I am also working with blown-out eggs this year, so that is why I have listed an aspirator in the basic supplies.
Mrs. Sparkles Easter Egg Kit:
Heat Resistant Cups
McCormick Food Coloring – Basics and Neon
Large Safety Pins
Double Sided Tape
Pointed Tip Scissors
3” long beading needle
Clean Tooth Brush
Martha Stewart Egg Dyeing Application – The egg coloring chart is stupendous if you feel up to mixing your own dyes.
Ok… I think I am probably wearing you out now. For more ideas check out Martha Stewart’s Website here.
Hunting your Eggs
I have also been hatching a plan for an impromptu egg hunt of our own at a historic site nearby. If you are looking to take your family egg hunt to a new location, consider visiting one of Louisville’s historic homes this weekend. The gardens and grounds of local historic sites are unique places and are often overlooked. Make sure to call the site ahead of time to avoid programming conflicts.
Historic Sites and Grounds
Bellevoir Mansion – Are you looking for an organized hunt, check out the Northeast YMCA’s 19th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 23rd.
Brennan House 631 South Fifth Street, Louisville
3033 Bardstown Road, Louisville
Federal Hill, My Old Kentucky Home 501 East Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown
Locust Grove 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville
Riverside, The Farnsley-Moreman Landing 7410 Moorman Road, Louisville
White Hall 3110 Lexington Road, Louisville
Liberty Hall – Frankfort