Sunday, April 24, 2011

Memories Of Making Paper Plate Easter Bonnets: When It Was Still Kosher To Use Paper

Celebrating The Easter Holiday: Confessions Of A Paper Plate Addict
I confess, it is Easter and as someone who celebrates Passover, the closest I ever got to celebrating the rebirth of Christ was participating in the annual Easter parade at P.S. 26 in Fresh Meadows, New York. Making handmade Easter bonnets using paper plates adorned with colored tissue or crepe paper was an activity at my school which rated almost as high as the Maypole dance . Those were the days...they were.

Mastering The Art Of Paper Easter Bonnets

As I went through the early grades, I began to master the art of paper roses and my hats became more and more glamorous. If you have had a chance to read my second book, "Hot Cottage Collectibles For Vintage Style Homes", you will read about my love affair with paper plates, especially the cheap ones with ruffled edges.

Are The Days Of Paper Are Coming To An End?

Paper products were a staple in my home because dad owned a luncheonette and he kept our childhood home stocked with disposables. Paper is a family tradition which brings back warm memories before it was politically incorrect and environmentally stupid to keep using paper.

Secret Paper User

Gosh.......if you use paper plates in your home these days, you could get in trouble with a few goody two-shoes neighbors or relatives. I have become a secret paper user, taking out the pulp when I am assured that critical visitors will not report me to the paper police.

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C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists

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