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Friday, March 26, 2010

Pink Saturday Eggstravaganza




The egg is the symbol of fertility 

and rebirth of the earth in springtime.



With Easter just a week away and spring in the air, I decided a little eggstravaganza was appropriate for today. You can click on the mosaic to enlarge to see the details of these hand painted eggs. Many years ago my mother started me off on the road to this collection of hand decorated eggs that I bring out each Easter season. For many years, my mother would give her children and grandchildren one of these china eggs each Easter that one of her friends had hand painted. Then as I saw other hand painted eggs that caught my attention I would add to my little nest. Each of the eggs in the individual egg stands were painted by a local artist in the 1990s.







50 comments:

  1. Oh, those eggs are gorgeous! What a beautiful collection!

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  2. Oh, those are absolutely gorgeous. Now that's a great collection.

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  3. You have got a beautiful collection of precious eggs, Sarah. I love this idea and I think I might start this tradition with my children. Thank you for sharing it!

    Best wishes for a beautiful week,
    Natasha, Stacey and Holly!

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  4. You have the most amazing collection of eggs! I have never seen so many beautiful ones. Great tradition!

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  5. Happy Pink Saturday Sarah.
    Beautiful Easter eggs.
    Lovely collage and post.

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  6. Such delightful painted eggs.
    Is that my blue & white rabbit I see in the background?
    Wait, no mine's sitting on the mantlepiece in the library, that must be his brother in your pix.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    ~Maggie~

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  7. How beautiful those eggs are. never seen anything like it.Happy pink Saturday

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  8. your eggs look like fine jewels. Stunning~!

    Happy Saturday
    Sonny

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  9. These are beautiful! What an amazing collection! Thank you Sarah, for your sweet comment on the smocked dresses I adore -- however, I do want to let you know that I only hunted them down -- I didn't smock them myself - so I deserve no credit for that -- only mutual enjoyment and admiration of someone's talent.

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  10. They're all very beautiful, Sarah! I don't own a single egg cup but I'm going to remedy that situation soon. I'm goin' shoppin'!!!!!

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  11. What a pretty collection and mosaic. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Wow Sarah!!!
    I am envious of your beautiful egg collection! They are so lovely and so are the beautiful cups!
    Cindy

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  13. Your egg collection is beautiful. I've loved decorated eggs ever since I learned to do Pysanky eggs.

    Happy Pink Sat.

    Blessings,
    Tricia

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  14. Sarah, those eggs are beautiful! Each is a little work of art. Such a special collection, and what pretty egg cups too. Thank you so much for linking to Favorite Things with this beautiful post. laurie

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  15. They are exquisite, Sarah! a Blessed Easter to you!

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  16. Nice! Love collages!

    Happy PS!

    In Shoes We Trust.
    Maggie Mae
    "Do these shoes match this purse?"

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  17. What a gorgeous collection. I have quite a few hand painted eggs, but nothing in comparison. I think the gold on the ones in the individual stands is what makes them so eggceptional - LOL!

    - The Tablescaper

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  18. I've never seen such an amazing collection, just gorgeous!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  19. You have a fantastic collection of the painted eggs. I used to have one! Enjoyed seeing yours!

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  20. What a beautiful collection. I knew when I saw that you'd posted that I'd be seeing something lovely - and I was right.
    Perhaps today I'll find time to get some of my Easter things out of the attic.

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  21. Sarah, your collection is special. I started egg collections for my children 34 and 32 years ago, but theirs are not hand painted ones. Maybe I should have been more selective. Maybe next year, I'll find just the right eggs.

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  22. Beautiful egg collection and neat story about how your collection started. I really appreciate the artistic talent that it takes to create such detail on a small canvas like the egg. Treasures...all.

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  23. What stunning Eggs!! Beautiful!!
    Debbie

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  24. What pretty eggs! This is my first Pink Saturday and I'm enjoying hopping around and seeing all the pink pretties! Please stop by my place and see my little Basket Full of Sunshine! until later...

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  25. What a magnificent collection! Isn't it wonderful to pull out cherished holiday decorations? And I'm sure your eggs are extra special because of the memories attached to them. Have a beautiful easter...Nancy

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  26. Good Morning Sarah and HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!!

    A great collection indeed! You have so many beautiful things! Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Have a great week.

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  27. Oh Sarah,Your egg collection is Beautiful...And I love that your Mother started it for you...I started a NutCracker collection many years ago..All my girls would laugh and talk about how ugly they were...As the collection grew... all of a sudden they had to have one....So now...as of Next Christmas Two of my four girls will have Nutcracker collections...and my sixteen year old talks about how one day she gets all of my collection...to funny... Sarah I have the little Bird on the leaf dish...and if you would agree...I would love to send it to you as one of my three pay it forwards...I am working on a post to share my story and as part of that I need to share the pay-it-forward and thank a few bloggers for awards...I have been working on the post for awhile...but when you are about to share something like this, for me...I need it to just right...
    So please let me send this to you ...and then you can send it to your friend and we both are paying-it-forward...Let me know
    xoxo
    Julie

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  28. Such gorgeous Easter eggs! I love your mosaic for Pink Saturday! Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog! =)

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  29. What a BEAUTIFUL Pink Saturday eggstravganza ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  30. What a beautiful collection! It makes me wish I had started one... at this point, I think my husband would shoot me if I collected one more thing :-) I love that your mother started you collecting & that you have added to your nest!

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  31. What a beautiful collection!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the welcome to Pink Saturday.

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  32. Your egg collection is stunning! So much work went into the painting of each egg and the detail is wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing them.

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  33. Sarah, just as I see one of the eggs that I think is my favorite, I see another I love as much! :-) You have a fabulous collection there, and how neat that your mother started you on this.

    My current favorite egg is the one in the bottom right corner. Lovely!

    My MIL has given us some neat eggs over the years, too, and I love them so much. Easter is probably my favorite holiday next to Christmas. It's a toss up.

    If you get a chance, please email me. I have something I want to ask you. I would email you, but I am unable to email with my computer because the "geeks" didn't install a default email thingy where I can click and email.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  34. Love the eggstravaganza! Hope you visit my pink too!

    valrie

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  35. Those are just beautiful and so festive! Nice collection you have.

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  36. I love it! What a great tradition your mother started. Hope you continue it.

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  37. Hi, Happy Mosaic Monday! Very lovely mosaic picture! I hope that you have a wonderful new week and a very Happy Easter!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  38. What a beautiful egg collection. Love your egg cups just as much!

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  39. Love your eggstravagansa -- what a beautiful collection! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. Have a joyous Easter season! :)

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  40. Lovely! I am very interested to go back to your journal post and read it carefully. I'm particularly intrigued by random journaling. I think it might work for me.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  41. Happy Easter! A collection of lovely keepsakes and they look so good in a basket on display. They could be left out all year. Joan

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  42. The detail on your hand painted eggs is wonderful - what treasures!

    Amanda

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  43. Not only are the eggs so pretty but I like all the detail on the little egg stands/cups. Happy Easter.
    Joyce

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  44. Putting out such gorgeous eggs each year would bring me joy. These are really treasures. Hope you'll drop by and see our fantasy bath. -- Jane F.

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  45. Hi, Sarah, you have won the giveaway for the treble clef. Please email your address and any special mailing instructions. Congratulations!

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  46. Oh! I love your mosiac of these gorgeous eggs!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (thank you for stopping by! I have been out of town so am just now catching up on blog reading -will be going to your "J" post next! Yay for a mid week day off! have to catch up on housecleaning too...)

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