Originally Easter eggs were painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring and were used in Easter-egg rolling contests or given as gifts. After they were colored and etched with various designs the eggs were exchanged by lovers and romantic admirers, much the same as valentines. In medieval time eggs were traditionally given at Easter to the servants. In Germany eggs were given to children along with other Easter gifts.Different cultures have developed their own ways of decorating Easter eggs. To read about other cultures and their Easter eggs, click here: http://www.holidays.net/easter/eggs.htm
Some of the Easter eggs I have collected over the years:
My mind is blank right now and I can't remember what these eggs are called. They are very heavy and have a bright crackled finish. If you know the name, please tell me! All I can think of is alabaster and I don't think that is right!
NOTE: Thanks to Marty and Kathleen for reminding me they are marble eggs! Now why couldn't I think of that!!
These pastel glittered eggs are displayed in a beautiful white ceramic basket.
You saw this pretty bunny recently, and I'm showing him again because of the beaded eggs in her basket.
I assume baby chickens are popular at Easter because they represent new life, when they hatch out of the egg.
In my last post I featured my bunny egg cup collection. Today I'm sharing more of my egg cup collection, these are all baby chickens. Above is one of my most favorite!
Here's my baby chickens vignette, it is on the low curio cabinet in our dining room.
I like the vintage look decorations and couldn't resist these baby chickens. I bought them a few years ago at different places - Hobby Lobby, Joann's, etc.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my Easter eggs and baby chickens!