Saturday, March 18, 2006

Easter Eggs





















One thing I really enjoy about living in a city full of stores is... window shopping! The windows definately herald each season, whether it be Christmas, Valentine's Day, Fasching... or the current announcement - Spring! The store windows are full of the most elaborate displays of Easter eggs... Take a look at some of the ones we saw on our walk early this evening...



Little Boy is standing in front of a wonderful display of eggs decorated with itty bitty pieces of wood cut into shapes to make the design. Wow! Such detail. This window actually has 2 trees displayed - the other tree is full of eggs that have designs cut out of the shell to form the pattern. Can we all say - very fragile! Good thing I like window shopping as opposed to actually being crazy enough to enter such a store with a toddler!

Here we see a plate of glass eggs - they range in price from 11 Euros for the plain ones to 24 Euros for the more elaborate ones.

Or, maybe Faberge eggs are more your style? About 1200 Euros PER egg - depending entirely upon the egg, of course (and no, that doesn't include the necklace chain!)

I like the cross stitched eggs. I actually set about making a few of these eggs last year and got as far as making a few cross stitched roosters and some tulips too. Now I just have to buy the plastic form, glue it all down, add the trim, but Martha Stewart I am not - so - yeah, maybe next year!

And last, but certainly not least, our very own Easter Egg pussy-willow tree! Oh so practical me - I bought 15 plastic eggs for a 3.50 Euros - and 2 little wooden flower sticks for 70 cents each. So, Little Boy can bat at them to his hearts content and this Momma isn't worried one bit! Yes, all those other beautiful eggs are really wonderful to LOOK at, but for my own house - you better believe that I really do love our unbreakable Easter Egg tree!

6 comments:

dot said...

I like your tree the best. It is from the heart and a very special treat for the little boy. What a great Mom.

cher said...

what a thoughtful momma you are too- I am sure little boy totally loves his own egg tree :-)

Vicky said...

Those bring back memories of a favorite uncle who would make me an Easter egg tree every year!

Gorgeous pictures, and beautiful memories for little boy!

Linda_J said...

always enjoyable to join you on your travels, Evelyn. Cute pics of the quilt pinning efforts with your little helper.

Finn said...

how wonderful to see those eggs via your pictures!! Thank you *VBS* I like your tree best tho, real tree for real people to enjoy..Hugs, Finn

Patti said...

I love Easter eggs on a tree. Time to get mine out I guess! Ours are all unbreakable too. I've got a bunch of blown eggs, but I never got around to fix them for hanging! Now I'm lazy, so I just put them in a basket.