Monday, March 29, 2010

Extraordinary Eggs!




Almost everyone's heard of "Pysanky" or Ukranian Easter eggs. They are very intricately designed and take many hours to make.

Unfortunately, they are very expensive, not to mention extremely delicate. One drop on the floor and they'd break into a million pieces.

Consequently, in buying eggs for our house, wooden ones seemed to be the better bet. Also, because my ethnic background is Polish, on my mother's side, it was a delight to find hand-painted Polish eggs.

Throughout the years, each Easter season, I'd add one or two more eggs to my collection. Placed in a crystal bowl, they have become a traditional part of Easter decor.





Some of them, I even found at yard sales!

After Easter, very reluctantly, they are wrapped in tissue paper and packed away in the attic. They are so beautiful that I'm always tempted to leave them out all year.

The Polish Easter eggs are just one way of adding a touch of beauty and ethnic elegance to the holiday.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ETHNIC DECORATIONS IN YOUR HOUSE?

14 comments:

Mildred said...

These are so colorful and look so lovely displayed together. Now when I see these, I'll think of you and your special collection. Hope you have a great Monday.

Chatty Crone said...

Hey I think they are beautiful. My husband is 100% Polish. I never saw those kind of eggs ever.

Do I have anything ethnic here - hmmm - my hubby? I can't think of anything else.

Sandie

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Now those are so pretty. Have a beautiful day.

Linda said...

I love those eggs. Just beautiful. Nothing ethnic I can think of...

diane stetson said...

I have those kinds of eggs at my house too...I LOVE them....must be the Polish in me!

Andrea said...

Hi Susan! When I came to your post today, I said "WOW!" Those eggs are fantastic! I am embarrased to say that I have cheap, plastic Easter eggs out.......At least they are pastel...lol

There is something about the shape of an egg that is magical and as odd as it may sound, just looking at those eggs of yours, makes me want to start ANOTHER collection.....painted eggs...HUMMMMM?????
hugs
ANDREA

LDH said...

I have always admired these beautiful eggs! So special that they are also a part of your heritage! Beautiful, Susan!

Susan said...

Hello Everyone! Sooooooo happy to see you all paid my blog a visit and commented. Such fun! Also happy you all liked my Polish eggs. Thanks! Sincerely, Susan

Bella said...

Hi Susan,
Your polish eggs are gorgeous! What a beautiful and meaningful collect!
Thanks for visiting me too!
Bella

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Susan: I just love all your polish eggs. They are beautiful. I wanted to stop by and wish you a blessed Easter. You have been a dear and faithful friend. I pray God pours a blessing on you that you cannot contain. Martha

Susan said...

Hello Bella and Martha! Thank you both so much for coming by. Bella, please visit again! And you, too, Martha.

Dear Martha, I wish you a beautiful Easter, too, filled with the Lord's most incredible blessings for you and your family!

Happy Easter to all! Always, Susan

Jenny said...

My sister used to make these elaborate beauties. You should leave them out all year...they are lovely.

Susan said...

Ohhhh, thanks Jenny. Very sweet of you to suggest that. Maybe I will! Sincerely, Susan

Professional Resume said...

Those are so pretty and really very beautiful collection you shared with us. I am happy to find your distinguished way of writing the post. I like to appreciate the work of your.

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