Isabelle von Boch: Create Easter Memories With Your Family That Will Last a Lifetime

As adults, we look back fondly on the memories we have of celebrating the Easter holiday during childhood. For me, I remember many Easter celebrations in the German countryside and the traditions that my family built, and still uphold! When I was a child, my sister and I used to venture out into the woods near our home on the Saturday before Easter to gather moss and flowers to build a cozy nest for the Easter bunny—in hopes that he would visit! On Sunday morning, we would excitedly run out to the nest and find chocolate bunnies, eggs, and other candies left for us by the Easter Bunny!

Another tradition that I remember fondly is painting eggs with my family—in fact, we still do this today! My family would always paint eggs together and it’d get quite competitive! As one of seven siblings, we were always competing to create the most beautiful egg! Later in the day, our family would gather around the table that was always delicately decorated with Easter décor and our painted eggs to celebrate the holiday and enjoy brunch together.

Of course, every family has their own special traditions and rituals. These traditions are what make each family unique, and help to instill a sense of belonging, love, and security within the family. We’re able to invoke nostalgia by reminiscing on memories like these from our childhoods, so it’s important that we do the same for our children and grandchildren! Gathering around the table is important for a family. It gives us time to slow down from our usual hectic schedules and really enjoy one another’s company. It’s a time to relax and create memories with the ones with love, and setting a special table helps to create an atmosphere that your family won’t want to leave!

Evoke Nostalgia at Your Easter Table

The Annual Limited Edition Easter collection from Villeroy & Boch is a great addition to your Easter table, and is especially great for children and grandchildren. The whimsical motif itself, featuring the Easter bunny driving a red sports car and riding a bike, instantly brings me back to my childhood and I’m sure it’ll delight the little ones at your holiday gathering. Because the Annual Limited Edition Easter collection is updated each year, the plate, bowl, and mug in the collection become collectibles and keepsakes that you can share with your family, and that can be passed down through generations.

Annual Limited Edition Easter collection

Begin a new tradition with your children or grandchildren by setting a special place for them at the Easter table with this collection. They’re sure to love the fun, scalloped shapes of the plate and bowl and because the collection is made from high-quality premium porcelain that’s extremely durable, you don’t have to be fearful of giving it to small children. Your children and grandchildren will look back on that special feeling they had sitting down at a table with a fun place setting just for them! They may even keep the pieces for years to come, or choose to pass them down to their own children.

I still have some of the Easter decorations my mother used to set out for the Easter holiday. I even brought them with me from Germany to the United State when I moved. These pieces are so special to me, and they fill me with warm feelings and memories of my family celebrating the Easter holiday. The Annual Limited Edition Easter collection from Villeroy & Boch may do the same for your children and grandchildren!

From my family to yours, I hope your Easter holiday is filled with family, traditions, and creating new memories with the ones you love.

Sincerely,

Isabelle von Boch

Oscar-Worthy Snack Ideas

Roll out the red carpet and get ready for the big night! The Oscars are just around the corner, and we’ve got some Oscar-worthy snack ideas that are perfect for hosting a fabulous party or cozying up on the couch! Awards night is Sunday, March 4th, and while you’re watching stars walk the red carpet in their gorgeous gowns and tailored tuxes, enjoy these sophisticated spins on a classic movie treat!

Meet Movie Theater Popcorn’s Very Mature Cousins: Parmesan-Rosemary Popcorn & Truffle Popcorn

Parmesan-Rosemary Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 16 cups of hot popcorn
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped, fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Truffle Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 16 cups of hot popcorn
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons truffle oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  • Toss all of these ingredients together with the popcorn and voila!

You can modify the recipes based on party size–whether you’re hosting 20 of your closest friends or cuddling up with that special someone.

Villeroy & Boch BBQ Passion

For a cute way to serve this savory snack at your Oscar gathering, we recommend using the French Fry Cups from our BBQ Passion collection. Though obviously intended for french fries, we think these cups would make cute individual popcorn buckets!

At-Home Date Ideas for Your Valentine’s Day

Enjoying a night out on Valentine’s Day may seem like the thing to do, but the truth is going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day can be a bit of a hassle. In addition to most couples having the same idea–causing long waits and making it nearly impossible to score reservations at your favorite restaurant, eateries often offer prix fixe menus for the holiday. Rather than having to settle for one of four meal options (if you’re lucky to get that much variety), why not spend the night in with your special someone?

Valentine's Day

Invoke Nostalgia

Do you remember the first meal you made for your love? What about the first meal she or he made for you that really sealed the deal? Invoke the nostalgia by recreating that meal at home. You can make the evening truly special by setting a beautiful table for your romantic dinner. Bring back those memories and dress them up on this special night. With so many dinnerware patterns to choose from, including a variety of glassware and flatware patterns, Villeroy & Boch can help make your Valentine’s Day meal one for the books. And because our dinnerware is dishwasher safe, you’ll have more time to spend with the one you love once the meal is over!

Pizza Passion collection by Villeroy & Boch

Make Your Own Pizza

Skip ordering out. Making your own pizza at home is great activity for you and your loved one. You can add your favorite toppings, cook it just the way you both like it, or even shape the dough into a heart for the holiday! Our Pizza Passion collection has everything you need to make your pizzalicious V-Day celebration a great one. Our Pizza Passion collection includes plates that are specially-designed with certain types of pizza in mind (from grandma slices to regular, triangular pieces), bowls to hold your toppings, pizza stones, wooden pizza peels, and more.

Villeroy & Boch sushi set

Sushi for Two

Not feeling like pizza? That’s okay! You can order from your favorite sushi place or, if you’re adventurous, you can try your hand at making your favorite sushi roll at home. No matter which option you go with, our New Wave Sushi for Two set is perfect. This modern set will take your special Valentine’s Day sushi night to a whole other level. The premium porcelain will make your night in elegant and special. The eight-piece set includes two sushi plates, two dipping bowls, two wooden chopsticks sets, and two chopstick rests.