Apr 21, 2011

Egg Cups and Sweetness..


It's always fun to repurpose
our vintage finds...

(click photos to enlarge)

I have a few wire egg racks...

I really don't know their original purpose..
maybe to keep eggs from bumping around
when being boiled?


usually I use them to display
dyed Easter Eggs...


I thought filled with candy
would be a fun colorful change...

so I cracked the tops of a few
Araucana eggs..


filled with jelly beans,
mix in a few English Daisy blooms
and pure candy colored delight :-)



what would Easter be without a rabbit...



last year I shared with you a variety
of rabbits carrying baskets on their backs...

I love the possibilities
 of all the goodies that can be tucked in,
this year I filled his basket
with dainty Service Berry blossoms...


well you thought the sweetness in the blog title was
probably about the candy scattered about...

but really it is about the two sweet packages
I received in the mail today...


my Mom sent me this delightful paper basket
that she made...

loaded with whimsical paper flowers
and a sweet blue bird,
and of course a few chocolate eggs :-)


and my sweet friend Judith from
mailed me this sparkly butterfly,

all wrapped up in her trademark
 lavender tissue paper and bows :-)

it has a magnet in it's body and another magnet on the back,
so you pull them apart
 and your butterfly attaches to clothing or windows...

for now,
 mine is fluttering across my china cabinet window..

Thank you Judith!
You are always so sweet :-)


Today I am joining...

and
at Funk Junk Interiors
Thanks for stopping by today...

34 comments:

Vintage Gal said...

what delightful gifts and what a wonderful Easter display ~ ;-)

Char said...

Love the Easter bunnies, so cute. Thanks so much for sharing everything, Char

maría cecilia said...

So lovely easter decor dear Bella!!!! Love the cracked eggs filled with candies!!
hugs

Olga said...

Beautiful display and such lovely gifts you received.
Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Too cute for words Bella! so creative & love the mix of vintage and pastel colors! xoox, tracie

The Tablescaper said...

I love your idea with the eggs. I may have to borrow this idea. It's just darling.

Hope you'll link to Seasoal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
Glad the butterfly made it to you in one piece and it looks adorable on your china cabinet. Hope your cold is getting better.
Happy Easter.
Hugs,
Judith

Jennifer said...

It's all really beautiful! I love the eggs with the jelly beans though. Thanks for sharing at Chic on a Shoestring.
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

NanaDiana said...

So, your Mom is talented too! Love her gift to you!I should have guessed she would have those same "beauty" traits that you possess!! Love your egg holder. I was never sure what they were really for either. It is perfect for your display though! And that pin is wonderful! Love it!

Sarppu said...

So beautiful. Happy Easter, hyvää pääsiäistä :)

It's me said...

Happy easter darling.......love Ria...xxx...

Blondie's Journal said...

What sweet gifts you received. You mom is as crafty as you are!! And I love the pin!

You did a beautiful job with the eggs cups!! They are SO cute!

Happy Easter, Bella!

XO,
Jane

Rob said...

Everything looks very nice as usual. What a nice gift the butterfly is.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What beautiful Easter goodies!!

Happy Easter to you and your family!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Suzann said...

Love your Easter bunnies and the eggs you filled. Love your displays of all your Eater decorations.
Thank you for sharing!!!
Happy Easter
Suzann ~xoxox

Sherry said...

Bella,
This is super cute with your eggs in the wire holder and the jelly beans. I love your bunnies too. The butterfly magnet is very cute. Have a lovely Easter! Thanks for linking it up!
Sherry

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

How lovely is this!? So clean and elegant -- thanks for posting!

stefanie said...

sooooo beautiful!!!!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Such a cute idea. I love the bunny with the sack on his back!!! Have a Blessed Easter. ~~Sherry~~

Susan S. said...

What a beautiful blog you have! And what great ideas of the egg holders. You have a really sweet momma and friends to send you those lovely gifts! Happy Easter Ya'll from Houston, TX

Madelief said...

Dear Bela,

The eggs with the jelly beans look so sweet. I love the soft pastel colours!

A Happy Easter to you and your family!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Nook & Cranny said...

I love your eggs with the candies.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy holiday
Michele

Lydia said...

Absolutely CHARMING!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Adorable! Now I want cracked eggs and jelly beans! :)

Donna

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What sweet little eggs~ I adore how you have used them for holding jelly beans! Beautiful post Bella~ Thank you for sharing at my party~ Happy Easter! :)

Sue said...

Bella, Earlier this week, I used the very same idea to fill my eggs. You can see my post HERE. Great minds think alike?! Your egg holder is very sweet and your table looks lovely.
~ Sue

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

How sweet. I like your French wire egg holder, too. Happy Easter!

Amanda said...

Such a wonderfully stunning display, looks fabulous!

Farah Muzaffar said...

What a super cute idea Bella ... very interesting and creativity
Hope you would like to pay a visit to me at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Jill said...

Bella...This is adorable and what an awesome idea! I featured these on my blog 'Just Dream, Jelly Bean!' on my 'eggs, REAL egss' post:

http://jelly-bean-dream.blogspot.com/2011/04/eggs-real-eggs.html

Thanks so much for sharing :)
~ Jill

At The Picket Fence said...

So sweet! I love the idea of using the egg holder to create such a lovely vignette. Thank you so much for linking this to Inspiration Friday last weekend! :-)
Vanessa

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What pretty photos these are! I'm just now catching up to your darling Easter decorations! This is indeed a sweet post!

Marianne said...

Bella, the cracked eggs stuffed with goodies are quite a delight! A very lovely post.

Blessings,
Marianne

Leecarolineart said...

What a wonderful and unique idea, I will have to remember this for next easter. These would make a lovely teachers gift for easter for children to make, they could dye the eggs then fill them, maybe varnish them to harden them.

Lee