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Shopping the Valley: Hoppy Easter!
Celebrate Easter with springtime decor and delights that Peter Rabbit himself would love. Hippity-hop from Easton to Bethlehem to Wescosville for these must-have basket-stuffers and seasonal decorations that will keep you smiling throughout the lengthening spring days.
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These country-style cotton felt chicks are ready to frolic! Dressed in springtime buttons and bows for Easter, these playful characters long to hide in Easter baskets as whimsical collectible gifts or flock together on your table or mantlepiece to put spring in your step. Buy them for $4 each at Comfort & Joy, Bethlehem. 610-867-9916
Dress up your Easter table with Cocoon's Easter-egg shaped serving tray. Carrots and cupcakes alike will disappear quickly from this ceramic platter and matching ½-cup bowl for dips or dressings. Adorned with the colors of spring, this festive holiday tray is $30, after Cocoon's customary 50 percent discount. Wescosville, 610-395-3995, and Bethlehem, 610-865-4700.
Remembers these classic bunnies? Folk artist Richard Connolly has re-created them in chalkware, using the authentic chocolate candy moulds. The chocolate brown looks so real, you'll want to take a bite. Connolly has been honored by the White House as a prominent folk artist, and it is said that Jackie O. collected his creations. Each hand-casted bunny sculpture is numbered and signed by the artist. Available for $22.95 each at Julie's Emporium, Easton. 610-252-6766.
These Easter-themed glycerine-based soaps may look good enough to eat, but just sniff because they smell as good as they look. Made in the USA by Primal Elements, these bars come in fragrances of fresh fruit and spring rain, and can be tossed in Easter baskets for a surprise that will make bathtime fun all springtime long. Available for $7 at Cleo's Silversmith Studio and Gallery, Bethlehem 610- 868-7200.