I have a thing for eggs, especially pretty eggs, so when Easter "rolls" around I get really happy because it is time to bring out the eggs!
Below is my collection of Victorian blown glass eggs, 1890-1900 or so. I took these photos outside on a warm day a couple of weeks ago...
and good thing I did because this is what it looks like out my window now! The snow just happened to fall on Palm Sunday, imagine that! Not exactly the kind of weather I like leading up to Easter, but with the higher temps in the forecast for later this week I'm sure it will be gone by Easter Sunday.
So with the one nice day we had my camera and I had a blast!
I even got my little concrete lamb in on all the fun! This lamb belonged to a very dear elderly friend of mine so when she sold her home to move into an assisted living place I got him. (because I used to weed and tend to her flower beds where this little guy stayed). The egg pictured in this photo is my favorite because of the scene painted on it, the others just have flowers painted on them. This one has a painted on little chick and a white bunny with eggs.
The four eggs below are the only embossed ones out of the collection. The yellow thing is a chick, isn't it cute? I think it's my second favorite.
The little blue basket, eggs and chick are all Hallmark from around 1986 or so.
Below are some tin candy containers that my kids get in their baskets every year and have since they were little...
and then there are these reproduction Victorian paper mache type candy containers. The cross is one my daughter made in Sunday School class when she was 5, it has a cute little styrofoam grass looking mound base with flowers glued on it that you can hardly see.
Now the Easter Egg parade will move inside on the dining room table in and around my satin glass bride's bowl/basket and will stay there through Easter...
and joining the eggs are these cute little silver plated chicks, the first one is a napkin ring. It has "Josie - 1899" engraved on it.
and then here's an egg holder. Both are attached to a wishbone.
In the living room you'll find more eggs, these are marble eggs in a basket on a pansy doily that my grandma made many years ago.
And then there's the Easter tree with plastic, decoupaged and real eggs...
placed on another doily that my grandma made and it has these cool daffodils around it!
That is it for my eggs BUT you know me, we couldn't possibly get through a post without seeing some of my tradecards and postcards. *winks*
I think this card is incredibly cute, it is a tailors card and it says "Order your Easter suit!" How cute is that?!
Look at the girl chick's hat she has a black bird wing on it!
The below postcard is really a neat one because of the peacock. Have you noticed that everything pictured in this post symbolizes something for Easter? The chick is a symbol of new life, like the egg, which is the chicken-to-be.The bunny is also a symbol of new life because of ALL the babies they have! The Easter Lily and daffodil grow from a bulb which stands for the tomb of Jesus, the blossom for his life after death. The cross symbolizing Jesus' victory over death. And as for the peacock, with its beautiful fan of green and blue feathers, becomes a new bird each Spring. Shedding its old feathers, it parades majestically in brilliant new ones.
And for me, the most important symbol of Easter is the lamb. Symbolizing Jesus, the Lamb of God and he also represents the Good Shepherd with mankind as his flock. Many pictures show Jesus with a shepherd's hook, carrying a little lamb just like the postcard below.
This Sunday let us celebrate that empty tomb and know that because of it we can have hope and new life beyond the grave. Have a Blessed Easter!!
I am joining these wonderful parties this week, I hope you will come see...
Home with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage
What's it Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
SHARE YOUR CUP THURSDAY with Jann
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
HOME SWEET HOME with Sherry
SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY with Cindy