The coming of spring has been celebrated since ancient times. Nature is at her most exuberant, and the glories of the reawakening natural world are there to be enjoyed. This beautiful little book draws inspiration from all this abundance to provide decorative ideas and traditional recipes in celebration of Easter and the new season. Easter captures the spirit of spring, with practical ideas and inspirational projects for the home. Abundant blossoms and the first flowers of the year can be arranged in simple posies or displays, and lush foliage and soft feathers collected on country walks make charming decorative effects. Eggs have for centuries been dyed and decorated as part of the Easter tradition, and there are creative projects in this book for treatments using natural dyes, decoupage, stencilling and gilding. The end of Lent means that convivial feasting plays a large part in the celebrations, and the final section of the book features an irresistible collection of traditional treats, including Truffle-filled Chocolate Eggs, Simnel Cake, Easter Bread and Pashka. Step-by-step sequences illustrate the projects and recipes, and exquisite colour photographs evoke the freshness of the emerging year. This wonderful celebration of Easter and spring will help you to capture the essence of the season and festival with glorious natural decorations and time-honoured foods.