easter eggs

love these eggs that talented artist Mary Mathieson,made for our ilovegorgeous shoot.

Barrier Reef Dress, Sea Green, 698

Harliquin Dress, Sea Green, 482 Harliquin Dress, Sea Green, 487 Barrier Reef Dress, Sea Green, 685_1

Easter is a Christian festival and for Christians the custom of giving eggs at Easter celebrates new life. The first eggs given at Easter were birds eggs. These eggs were painted in bright colours to give them further meaning as a gift. We still paint bird eggs today but usually only chicken eggs.  my daughter loves to paint eggs, but you do have to be really gentle or they will easily break.    you need to pierce a hole at either end blow out all the liquid inside the egg, use for scrambled eggs, or bake a cake!  then perch your egg on a barbecue stick or on a chopstick and paint with acrylic paints.  you can always thread pretty ribbon through the holes and hang them – they look pretty cute.  i really like the tree that maude painted on this egg.

if you are in padstow, on easter sunday there is the annual easter egg rolling down the street – bring your own hard boiled egg – its fun to watch everyone dress up, roll their eggs and raise money for their favourite charity.

2 thoughts on “easter eggs

  1. I went shopping with my sister yesterday buying easter eggs…we were 60s children and remembered the excitement of getting an easter egg! It was always a dairy milk one with chocolate buttons inside and we would sneak into mummys bedroom (where they were hidden) and quietly pick away at the egg which meant by the time easter sunday came, all that was left was the tiny packet of buttons!! xxx

    1. what a mischievous little girl you were – you sound so much fun. my mum always got us eggs with or name put on them with icing! i still buy my kids and hubby an easter egg, but i never get one…..x

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