Monday, October 26, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday

The Front

There's a shop called Easter in Salzburg that has these amazing painted eggs for all seasons. They are real eggs- the centre is sucked out mechanically and sent to a bakery, then the shells are painted as a "cottage industry" by people in their homes. There's a whole Christmas section upstairs, and, I swear, I wanted to buy one of each! But restraint prevailed and I selected my favourites.

The Back

This one is a gift for a friend who loves Hallowe'en- I hate it, but I loved this little ghost- he reminded me of Casper The Friendly Ghost. He's actually needlepoint, stuck onto the egg! How clever!

The Side

And I just had to show you the side of the egg- all glitter and glamour, even for scary Hallowe'en! They had multi-pronged branches attached to the wall, on which you hang these, varying eggs with the season. I'm hoping to try this at home!

Drowsey Monkey hosts this fun meme, so just click on the MYM link at the top for more!


  1. WOW! That's a lot of work to cover an egg! Very cute - though I'm not a fan of Halloween, either. LOL!

    Thanks for your very nice comment on my MYM post. Happy Monday!

  2. So unusual and interesting. Hi Mimi!

  3. Mimi, these are incredible! Yes the ghost looks like Casper the Friendly Ghost! Boo! Happy MYM! :)

  4. Interesting idea to give crafty folks a way to make some money. I agree, though, that it's a lot of work to make this egg.

    Funny how some of us don't really like Hallowe'en. Wonder why?

  5. Never have I seen anything like them!

  6. I thought that ghost looked like needle point! What a cute and clever thing to put on a hollowed out egg shell! I've seen all kinds of things painted on the side of these delicate little eggs, but I've never seen them turned into crafty decor'! And I LOVE the idea of hanging a black twisted branch on my wall with a few of these hanging off of each twig! Thanks for sharing!
    And thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I always love to see you!

  7. Thanks for all your comments.
    I gave this egg to my friend this evening, she loved it!
    When (if) I get round to trying this out, I'll post some pics.

  8. How cute!
    I've seen painted eggs; but never needle pointed. Takes patience and talent I'm sure.