Sunday, March 7, 2010

Not Your Mother's Easter Eggs...

When decorating for Easter and Spring, I know you're ready for more than colored eggs in an Easter basket.




The eggs in the first three photos are boxes...




Covered with bits of French writing. I added snippets of hand-dyed seam binding, blanket edging and some old pearly jewelry...




Below are some giant eggs {8 inches long} with more French writing, vintage ribbon, and old silk millinery flowers.




For a long time I saved these ribbons and flowers for something special. I am glad I did.







Eggs aren't have to be just for Easter anymore. Birds, nests, and eggs can work with all your Spring decorating.

For other eggs and nests I made for spring read the next post.

Other inspiring spring projects are linked to this week's daily blog parties listed near the top of my sidebar.

66 comments:

  1. Joan,
    Those are so darling! I am now on the 'hunt'!!
    smiles, alice

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  2. Hi Joan,
    Your eggs are gorgeous!! I might have to try and decorate some eggs myself, it's a wonderful idea!
    I hope you are doing well and have a great day!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  3. The egs are just gorgeous. I really do like them. Very different and so pretty. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Love those eggs! Grown up Easter eggs!

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  5. Hi Joan...

    Oooh...what fabulous eggs! I love them!!! And just like Linda said..."grown-up Easter eggs"! They look easy enough to make! I'm going to try my hand at a few! Thank you so much for sharing the great idea...love these!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  6. Ohh La La Joan,
    I am in love with these fabulous eggs!! The first ones in all of their vintage glory and the second batch wrapped in glorious rich colored ribbon!! You are so right, these are not just for Easter anymore! Happy Sunday and best of luck with your first show!!
    xOxO Nerina

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  7. Oh how beautiful these eggs are. I would love for the Easter Bunny to leave these in my basket.

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  8. I needed a kick-start for some Easter decorating and creating:) This may have given me a little jolt. Love the eggs and the gorgeous ribbons. Thanks for sharing these beauties.

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  9. Nice work Joan! Love those rich silky ribbons!
    :) Laura

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  10. Those are fabulous! Such a nice departure from the traditional Easter egg. I tried to do some wood ones with the splat paint technique. Let's just say one survived. LOL1

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  11. These eggs are so pretty. Lovely job..

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  12. these are works of art...lovely

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  13. The eggs are so refreshing. I covered some with vintage text and will try to get pics this week. So pretty. Come for a visit.

    karen

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  14. What a creative idea. You have really taken the art of decorating eggs to a new level. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I LOVE these! They are so fancy and precious!

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  16. These are sooooo pretty! Thanks very much for sharing! ...You have a new follower!

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  17. Hi Joan,

    The eggs are beautiful, too bad you're not here in Arizona as we could use you in our show coming up on April 17th. I love your old millinery flowers, wherever did you find those? I'm lookin' for things like that.

    Hugs,
    Meri

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  18. Joan, The eggs are very unique and creative. Thanks for sharing them.

    Barbara

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  19. These eggs are wonderful! How creative you are!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. Those are great! I would love to decorate with those!

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  21. These are gorgeous. I'm going to try doing something to some eggs tomorrow...but I already like yours so much better!

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  22. Les oeufs sont magnifiques!
    xoxo
    Pam

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  23. That is such a nice idea. I love the vintage touches. Thanks for giving me a great idea!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  24. your eggs are just beautiful and if it's ok.. I'm going to try my hand at a basket of these for my coffee table... thank you!
    Sandy

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  25. Beautiful Joan
    They look charming and elegant and i think would be suitable any time of year... xx Julie

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  26. You are so creative, love the idea.

    Hugs
    Charo

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  27. I love the eggs!!! I found you from Make it for Monday. I am your newest follower!!! I can't wait to see what you do next!

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  28. Very pretty, Joan! What a great way to add some Easter or Spring decor that's not the standard pastel colors!

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  29. Oh my word - those are beautiful! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who saves ribbon scraps. Isn't it too fun when you find just the right use for them?

    Have a blessed week!

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  30. Very pretty! And no vinegar smell!Do you have any hints to share on French paper sources? Lovely.

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  31. I love them!

    http://www.palepinkandroses.typepad.com

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  32. Hi Joan,
    The eggs look so pretty. I love the ribbons and flowers. I can picture an old bowl full of these for display.
    Jane

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  33. You're not kidding about these beauties NOT being like Mother's. They are FABULOUS! Don't ya love it when the perfect project uses that saved piece of ribbon or bling?
    I want to give on YOUR Easter bunny's list ;-)

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  34. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

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  35. Hi... thank you for linking to our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" meme... you have a very pretty blog... hope to see you soon...

    ps: would love to see our link included in your list of parties... ;)

    cielo

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  36. Those are just beautiful!

    Blessings, Grace

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  37. Joan, that is a show stopper! Love it.

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  38. Those are truly beautiful! I love the first pic :)

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  39. Thanks for coming to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...luv your beautiful french eggs:) Hope ou have a wonderful week!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  40. Your eggs are simply beautiful! I am just in love with the colors and textures - truly inspiring! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.

    Chelsea

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  41. LOVE THIS IDEA!
    Stopping by from LIFE AS LORIE!
    Please stop by!
    http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com/

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  42. MMMM estate sale ! Thanks for stopping by! Can't wait for the nice weather - I go to a place called Shupp's Grove in PA. look it up on Google and meet me there. Jennifer

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  43. I still love the eggs.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please come by next week for another great party.
    Lori

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  44. I realy likk these eggs. I think I might have to make some. Thank you Rebecca

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  45. These are so neat. I'd like to invite you to plant your creative seed over at my first linking party - "Plant a Punkin Seed"!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  46. Indeed, 'not your mother's easter'....but better!!

    My Show n Tell is just Springtime Flowers in our Yard A nice treat after a long, cold winter!! Stop over and 'smell the roses' with me if you can! I'd love your company!!

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  47. Your Easter eggs are simply divine, thank so much for the inpiration!

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  48. mmmmm...simply gorgeous! Love your projects (as usual)!

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  49. So unique and pretty! You never disappoint me!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

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  50. I adore these eggs. So pretty! I blogged about this with links to your post today. Thank you for sharing!

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  51. I love your lettered eggs and the ribbon is gorgeous.

    Thanks for posting to the party.

    My favs will be up this evening.

    Cheri www.itssoverycheri.com

    Have you re-signed up to follow me at the new site. If not you won;t get my updates. Blame Google not me-I don't know why they want to keeo my followers-like what are they going to do with them--REALLY.

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  52. Hi Joan...

    Ohhh...I loved seeing this post the other day! So glad that you joined up with Sunday Favorites and shared it with my readers! These really are the prettiest eggs and I intend on trying this project myself! Thanks for sharing the great idea!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  53. Hi Joan, I highlighted your eggs as my inspiration in my post today - thanks for the great ideas!

    Chelsea

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  54. Lovely eggs ~ Ive got a few old uglies packed away ~ I guess I know what Im doing today ~ Thanks

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  55. I have featured your cute eggs on my blog. If you like,come by and grab me featured button at Veronica's Korner. http://veronicas-korner.blogspot.com/

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