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Monday, March 4, 2013

Vintage Floral Easter Eggs

I had a feeling that Easter would sneak up on me like a quiet little bunny. For the past month, whenever I have had a spare moment I’ve been creating some lovely pastel colored Easter eggs.

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The eggs themselves were papier-mâché forms that were imported from Germany. Sadly, Blümchen no longer carries these gems.

I gave each egg three coats of paint and topped it with a soft glaze.

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The interiors remained brightly shaded for a fun surprise.

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After the paint had dried I pulled out my various hat boxes of vintage florals and trim.

Then came the fun of creating each eggs floral design.

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I adore the French blue.

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But the turquoise might be my favorite.

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I have made just six to sell in my Etsy shop. These will be the last for the season and perhaps forever unless I find a new source for the eggs.

Go take a peep er peek HERE.

Laura

Linking to:

Jennifer Rizzo, The French Country Cottage, Common Ground, Stonegable, TT&J, The 36th Ave.

19 comments :

Auntie Em said...

I don't think Easter is going to sneak up on you while you are making these pretty decorations! The eggs are all so sweet and vintage looking. I am always amazed at your beautiful trims. We are sanding wood and crackfill...I think my Easter decor will be dust this year! LOL

MarySue said...

My guess is that Easter is such a sacred time for you that you will make it very important. Darling eggs and the green header is great. I love that you change that up and make it fun monthly. Are you also starting to pack for France? Oh what a joy that will be. Have fun and I'm sooo looking forward to what you share on your trip.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Beautiful Laura! so lovely for Easter!

Lorrie said...

Your Easter eggs are lovely, Laura. And this reminds me that I have two little Easter dresses to sew for my darling granddaughters.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are really lovely, Laura!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laura, these are just gorgeous. So beautiful. I really couldn't pick a favorite. Hugs, Marty

April Dunlap said...

They are so pretty! Easter is definitely going to catch up with me, as we have a sixteenth bday party this weekend, and Easter only two weeks after!
I just adore the blue, by the way!
-april

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The eggs are gorgeous!

Susan said...

Oh, Laura, pretty, pretty, pretty! Terrific job! Susan

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are GORGEOUS!! WOW!!!

Mary Ellen said...

Laura these are so pretty! I just put a few of those eggs that have pictures of silly rabbits riding bikes on them in my booth. I think I will take them back out and paint them!

Sure sorry I will miss seeing you while I am there. YOu and son have a great Spring break! Am trying to figure out what to pack- we are in the middle of a snow storm right now and it is so hard for me to think of warmer weather!

bee blessed
mary

Maureen said...

My granddaughters would think they were in 7th Heaven if they received those eggs! Beautiful!

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

Those are so pretty. The vintage floral bits make them really special!

Laura Turner said...

What a beautiful way to welcome Spring and Easter--just lovely! And that little bunny that is sneaking up on you is hopping around making messes all over my house! :-)

Laura at http://sundayview.blogspot.com

openid said...

Laura,
You always create the most beautiful decorations and your Easter Eggs are no exception.
Congrats on getting an A in Art History! I look forward to reading your post on The Book of Kells when I am able to give it the full attention it deserves. I know you spent a lot of time and effort on it. I'm very intrigued.
Your Friend,
Deborah
FairfieldHouseNJ.com

Dorothy said...

Oh, these are all gorgeous!

Jody and Stan said...

All the Easter eggs are so elegant. Love the pastel colors and glaze on them. So stunning!

Jody

Karen said...

Laura, they are beautiful.