Sunday, March 20, 2011

Easter Egg Display "Thing"

Spring is here and I have been decorating Easter Eggs.

I used real eggs with the center blown out. This is real old school crafting. (You can use plastic eggs and prepare them by first, lightly sanding and then painting them with white acrylic paint.) Next I tore pieces of colored tissue paper and applied them to the shells using liquid laundry starch (you can probably use Mod Podge.) The colors from the tissue paper are so intense when applied to a white background and the starch will blend the colors.

My dear boyfriend came up with the brilliant idea of displaying them in the shabby chic "thing" that I thrifted yesterday. I padded each section with thrifted Spanish moss and set the eggs inside.

Regarding the display "Thing", several people commented on yesterday's post suggesting to use it to display Easter Eggs. I have to admit that I was thinking vintage Christmas ornaments instead of the obvious Easter decorations. Also, Mrs BC commented that the "Thing" is called an "apergne" and with a little additional research I found that it might be an "epergne". It is not as refined as the beautiful ones I found online but maybe it was a garden display version. Thank you Mrs BC for the clue.

Whatever it is called, it has turned out to be a fun decorative piece.

This is linked to:
A Little Knick KnackAll Thingz Related, Baked by JoannaBetween Naps on the Porch, Beyond the Picket FenceBlue Cricket Design, Brambleberry Cottage, Chic on a Shoestring DecoratingCoastal Charm, Craft Envy, Fave CraftsHouse of GraceI {heart} Naptime, Lovely Crafty HomeKeeping It Simple, Krafty KatMaking the World Cuter, Marvelously Messy, My Backyard Eden, My Romantic HomeMy Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Paisley PassionsPassionately ArtisticRook No. 17, Savvy Southern StyleSimply DesigningSkip to My Lou, Someday Crafts, Somewhat SimpleTatertots & Jello, The Blackberry VineThe Girl Creative, The Shabby Chic Cottage, The Shabby Nest, The Thrifty GrooveThe Thrifty HomeThe Trendy Treehouse, Truly LovelyUnder the Table and Dreaming, What Allie's Making Now and Wildflowers and Whimsy

42 comments:

  1. This display looks absolutely stunning! The eggs and the "shabby thing". WOW! :-)

    Smile and sunshine from Denmark,
    Lisbet :-)

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  2. The combo of the eggs and the "thing" is fantastic! What a unique, classy Easter decoration! :D

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  3. That is a very pretty "thing" and the eggs look beautiful displayed in it. :) I love how you did the eggs. I used to do the blown out eggs but now with a little one who likes to hold the "baby eggs" I may have to try your idea of the pastic ones. :D


    ( found you through The Girl Creative's Just Something I Whipped Up linky... now following you too. Pls come over and visit me http://just-call-me-t.blogspot.com/ )

    -T

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  4. Wow!! Stunning! You've no doubt got the prettiest thing on the block.
    When I first saw it I thought voltives, but after seeing this, if it was mine I'd be decorating it for every holiday, hearts, shamrocks, pumpkins etc.
    What a great find, and an awesome job with the eggs!

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  5. Lynda, that is absolutely beautiful. Love the contrast of the colours. The stand is just amazing.
    Great job :)
    hugs
    Manni

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  6. great idea. Thank you for linking up to More The Merrier.

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  7. So colorful, so cute and such a great way to display.

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  8. These are soooo cute...thanks for sharing them at my party!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. That looks really cool. My kids are allergic to chocolate, so I've been trying to think up new things to do for Easter this year. This is perfect, so thank you! :)

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  10. The eggs look so pretty! What a great technique!

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  11. Very cool. Love the stand for displaying.

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  12. I love how the eggs look. I would like to try it with my two girls this year. :)

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  13. It turned out beautifully!! I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party. Each party I pick one project to feature on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link: http://bit.ly/i5BHt8

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  14. Lovely idea! Nice to know there's another creative man out there! It looks like a garden candleabra--I have several garden candleholders like this, but not a candleabra! nice thrifty find! Your finished projects reminds me of this pricy catalogue item:
    http://www.grandinroad.com/jump.jsp?itemType=PRODUCT&itemID=31877&path=1%2C2%2C6510%2C8158

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

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  15. Lovely and inventive!! I always blow out my eggs, too: plastic ones seems cheating :-)

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  16. Now that is a very cool thing! Looks fab with the eggs and moss. I bet you will find lots of things to diplay in it thoughout the year.

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  17. The eggs look great and your shabby chic "thing" is pretty sweet too! Your are featured today on my Share the Love on Wednesday party!
    Mary

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  18. I smiled when I saw this thumbnail! I like what you did with the "thing"! The eggs look very pretty, like they are in little nests. Thanks for linking up!

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  19. Oh...my I love this so much! I need one of those.

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  20. The eggs and the display are stunning! Fantastic photo!

    I'm your newest follower, I would love for you to stop by sometime!

    www.lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com

    Warm Wishes,
    Jodie

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  21. That is so charming! I would love to have a similar egg display for Easter.

    Ann-Marie

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  22. Wonderful effect and decoration.

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  23. Lynda -- Thank you so much. I'm gonna try these; I've never seen this done before with tissue paper. Thanks and ooh la la your display; you did good girl. Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

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  24. Well, you really used your imagination and created a wonderful display! Love the eggs too. Thanks for linking up with VIF, glad nobody elbowed you out of the sale, LOL!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  25. These look just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
    ~your new follower :)

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  26. That's really cool. I love the display thingy too! Great idea with the eggs!

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  27. So pretty!!! Really feels like Spring now, huh?!? Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays! Can't wait to see what you create next!

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  28. What a fun and super unique Easter display! I bet it would look gorgeous with some fresh green moss beneath those festive eggs. ;)

    Thanks for linking your creativity to the party each week. I really enjoy seeing your projects.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  29. Lynda, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful and elegant Easter display on "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!

    Best,
    Jenn

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  30. Oh I wish I had this! What a precious piece you've created. I've got to get out and find things like this to transform. I just love it. Peggy www.angel-babycreations.com

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  31. What an awesome easter egg display!! I remember you posting about this thingie! It looks as if it was made for just this purpose!!

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  32. I love the look of using this candleabra to hold these cute eggs! Wonderful idea!

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  33. Your tissue paper eggs are gorgeous! I have never heard of an epergne, and now I'm going to have to go look that up. Anyways, whatever it is called, that thing looks great holding your easter eggs!

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  34. Wonderful way to display eggs. Love it!

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  35. Cute, I have something similar, thanks for the idea! Thanks for sharing at Beyond The Picket Fence.

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  36. Lovely, lovely eggs and display! I found this searching for egg displays (I collect eggs) - and I will have to be on the lookout for an epergne the next time I'm out thrifting. Looks just awesome! :)

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  37. I don 't know how to say thank you because your blog is very beneficial for getting a right idea about easter decoration. Such a very unique guide.
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