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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Peep Show

I recently came across a bag containing an assortment of eggs and a gorgeous tin filled with all sorts of pretty Easter goodness.




At the very bottom of the tin were these postcards. I love to read the messages on the back and wonder about the people who received them.



On top of the postcards I found an assortment of bunnies and peeps.


Aren't these fun? I am using a few things in the Easter and Mother's Day corsages that I am currently creating. I hope to have them in my Etsy shoppe by the weekend. I'll keep you posted.



This photo should be entitled "The Blind and the Beakless"




I have never seen anything like these bunny girls, have you? One of the orange and blue girls will be looking for a new home via the Etsy shoppe. The rest will be a surprise in the Fashionista's basket. It is just her sort of thing.



Everything got a steam bath and small repair jobs via the glue gun.





I then began looking at the eggs. Several were missing their tops or bottoms and were in rough shape.




The old German paper mache eggs always have the most vibrant images.





I thought about the sugared eggs of my childhood that would have a tiny scene within their midst. An "A~ha" moment occurred. I decided to make a hanging egg filled with all sorts of bits and bobs. I used an upholstery needle to make the top hole.



I am currently paired in a Easter swap with someone who loves vintage kitch, bright colors and polka dots. Think she'll like it?





Sweet boy saw me creating the egg and asked if I would make him one. His favorite color right now is green.



Of course if I make an egg for Sweet Boy, then the Fashonista has to have one as well. I added a pearl necklace to her bunny. Tres chic non?



Humming bird update:
I hung the eggs on the climbing roses in our backyard which I entered via the garage so I wouldn't disturb Lil' Momma. We have been worried about her nest as there have been tremendous wind storms in our area. Happily, she built her nest well and was able to hang on during her wild ride.

36 comments :

Mildred said...

What memories your photos today bring back for me. I remember the little chicks etc. from the dime store of my childhood. The eggs you have created are precious. So glad Little Momma is hanging on. What a thrill to watch the hummingbirds up close!

Muthering Heights said...

Your eggs come out very nicely! :)

Jade Creative said...

I was drawn into your eggsperience...
Very cute scenes, but I'm thinking the fashionista has the most adorable.
Have a great day!
Darlene

Anna Lindsey Sailer O'Reilly said...

I love it all! These are so precious!

LiLi M. said...

I love that little Humming bird's nest, so nice that you keep us posted! And I love all these vintage Easter goodies too. I never have seen those bunny girls. You did so clever with the german papier maché eggs, thanks for sharing!

c'est Moi! the tink-n-frog said...

What treasures! How wonderful. Those are the best Easter decorations I've seen in ages.

Carrie said...

The eggs you made are pretty... so vintage.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

You did a beautiful jobs with the eggs! I'm sure they will be well-loved.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love your little birdie homes. They all turned out so cute! I always look forward to seeing what you are up to.

zoe said...

Oh...so darling ester eggs :* loads of XOXOXOXOXOX

Zoe

Terri and Bob said...

An adorable post!

Thanks for the update on the hummingbirds. It is cool to know that nature has taken care of itself!

I love the german egg.. I think I have one, too. I'll post it later this week.

Heather said...

Those eggs you made are beautiful!

~♥~ Monica S said...

BEautiful job Laura!!

Will have to remember this!

Monica

Susan S. said...

What a basket full of goodies you have there! Great job on the re-do's.

Lady Dorothy said...

Oh, I love every bit of this post!

Those postcards are wonderful. I bought some postcard holders awhile back. I need some Easter postcards. I think I need to visit some thrift/antique stores around here!

So, does steaming things just poof them back up or does it clean them, too?

Liz said...

Your eggs are adorable! Love Fashonista's and Sweet Boy's!

Yay! Four your humming bird. I'm glad she made it. We lost some of our baby finches that nested in the palm trees.
It was so sad. 3 little babies on the patio... :(

But on the upside... wasn't the sky so clean today?!

Have a great week! :)
~Liz

Joy said...

How fortunate to be in possession of such delicate lovelies!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Each egg is prettier than the last. You are very creative. I used to have an egg made of pink string. You could tell it was wrapped around a balloon and starched stiff. It has a little scene in. However, it got damp and lost it's shape. :(

Roxane said...

I love those eggs! Adorable :)

Barbara said...

That is to cute!

Jen said...

Dear Laura, you have captured my imagination and spun me down memory lane. Chicks and eggs so sweet, colorful and soft. Thanks for sharing and taking the time to bring back the past in your own "adorable" way

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, those little scenes in the eggs are so creative. I love that idea! So glad the Hummingbird and her eggs are doing well, thanks to you. laurie

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your eggs are adorable. How creative!!! Loved hearing about the hummingbirds. I hope the eggs hatch. Love & blessings from NC!

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

Awhhhh...such sweet little birds and things! You were so creative in refreshing your treasures!

Thanks for sharing!
Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Allidink said...

That is such a good idea!!! Those look so cute!

All the best,
Allison

Kass said...

Im dying over your handiwork!!! SO adorable..

Frippery said...

What wonderful finds. I love what you did with the eggs.

Linda said...

I love this whimsical post! So cute. Can't wait to see what you create.

TRay said...

Hi, Laura!

"The Blind & the Beakless"...hee hee!
Beautiful post!

Shimmy Mom said...

What an awesome find!!! Those are beyond cute. I love your eggs! So creative, you are.
*hugs*

Lynette said...

such great repair jobs
too fantastic

The White Bench said...

Your eggs are just divine!
Monica.

Karen said...

Hi Laura,
I love everything!!! Your easter eggs are just adorable!!!

Maija said...

Fabulous vintage Easter goodies!! I love wht you have done with them!

Draffin Bears said...

I do love all your Vintage Easter goodies, the postcards and Eggs and the little chicks.

Hugs
Carolyn

ScrappinAway said...

Oh I love this post. I think this is my favorite ever! Those bunny girls are just too-too! Thanks for sharing.