Wednesday, March 19, 2008

WW- Egg-quisite!




My mom hand-painted these eggs when I was a little girl, and every year they come out of hiding a few weeks before Easter. I always look forward to seeing them again. It just doesn't feel like Easter until these delicate baskets are carefully placed around my mom's house.

40 comments:

wright said...

Those are GORGEOUS! Handpainted by your mother; you will always treasure them.

Kelly said...

Those are beautiful! I wish I had that kind of talent!

Kat's Krackerbox said...

Absolutely awesome! Your mom is very talented.

secret agent mama said...

What a treasure!

OHmommy said...

Wow... she has talent. Those are so pretty.

Deanna said...

How wonderful! They are beautiful! Enjoy your day and have a blessed Easter!

Elaine A. said...

What a beautiful collection! And so meaningful too, since your mother painted them! WOW!

maggie's mind said...

Those are gorgeous. What a precious tradition to have, too.

Sandy C. said...

She is quite a talented artist! Those are beautiful :) Indeed what a treasure.

suchsimplepleasures said...

wow...i've never seen anything like those! and, how wonderful that you still have them!! a definite family treasure!!
xoxo

Golightly said...

Oh. My. Gosh!! I LOVE them! I see where you got your creativity. Those are wonderful.
Heck, I'm just trying to get some eggs dyed!

I'm not worthy. I'm not worth.

lime said...

such pretty little things! how special. thanks for sharing them.

Nissa said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous! Your mom is so talented!

Does she paint professionally? If not, she should!

Mary Beth said...

Those are gorgeous! What a great way to get ready for Easter. My aunt used to have eggs for everyone with a riddle that came out to your name. Someone would read the riddle and everyone would try to guess who it belonged to, and she was really clever so some were very difficult. But her decorations were never that beautiful.

Laura said...

Those are amazing...what a wonderful treasure to cherish forever...WOW!

Kellan said...

What beautiful keepsakes - how special!!!

Have a good WW - see you soon. Kellan

Life As I Know It said...

wow. those are amazing!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful. I loved seeing those eggs. Thanks for sharing.

painted maypole said...

wow! your mom is very talented

Ashley said...

Beautiful! You need some ostrich eggs like that lol.

Jenni said...

WOW!!!

Chrissy said...

Those are gorgeous! I hope they're up very very high.

MamaGeek said...

NO WAY! NOW I know where YOU get all your talent from. Those are so incredibly beautiful. What detail!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Seriously? She really & truly did those herself. Wow. That is talent! True talent. I'm in awe. Be careful boys!

Alison said...

those are beautiful!!

Brittany said...

SO pretty!! :)

Kristen said...

These are amazing! Aren't things from your childhood just the best?

Jewelgirl said...

These are great! I am amazed
they've survived the kids and
grandkids!!!

Bren said...

Wow! Those are beautiful!! Your mom is very talented!

girlymom said...

That is amazing talent! I love the kitty and the bunny and I can see why you would look forward to them every year!

Nap Warden said...

Wow, those are spectacular! Handle with care:)

bindhiya said...

Beautiful collection!
am sure it will bring a lot of memories back!
Happy Easter!
♥ & ((hugs))
bindi

FUN-ky Mama said...

They are beautiful! What a treasure.

Rose Daughter said...

Looking at those hand-painted eggs reminds me of my grandmother. I remember she used to blow out the eggs, hand paint them and then hang them up around the house. What a treasure they are.

dKaye.com said...

those are amazing! even moreso that they've withstood the tortures of time. :)

david mcmahon said...

There's a LOT of talented genes in this family. Tell your Mom from me that I;m really impressed.

What a wonderful treasure to cherish every Easter, when we celebrate not just faith but life itself.

Laura McIntyre said...

Ohh there lovely, you mum is so talented

Holly said...

Gorgeous!

Pampered said...

Wow, those are AMAZING!! This is also coming from someone with no artistic talent whatsoever, but who appreciates those who do....

Jane said...

Your mum must have had very steady hands :) It's lovely for you to have such beautiful keepsakes.

My kids had a go at painting some ceramic ones over the holiday, which I'm sure will come out again and again each year from now on, too. :)

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