Okay, I just have to confess that I've never enjoyed coloring eggs all that much. But I do love the natural colors of bird and chicken eggs, and even the occasional duck or goose egg that crosses my path. (We kept a few of the above once upon a time.) Our lovely Rhode Island Reds are all gone now, but I love their pale brown eggs best. I like having them in the house this time of year. (The brown eggs I mean, haha!) The eggs don't need to be any other color for me.
But I really did want to decorate some artificial white eggs this year like the lovely ones from Jeanne D'Arc Living, with the lettering and lace and such. All I can say is "Not gonna happen."
That won't stop me from feeling all French country farmhouse and cozying up to the white ones I have on hand. I'm always saving the cartons, both from habit and from thinking I will do something fancy with them. But that never happens either!
I actually like the grey paper cartons that our organic eggs come in, but I wish the graphics and lettering were more attractive and to my taste as well. Seems like we are all drawn to old vintage graphics on packages because more style and effort was put into producing things in the old days. (Before my time for sure!!!) And I also like the beautiful simple aesthetic of an old wire egg gathering basket.
After casting around for a pretty paper cover for the tops of my cartons I finally just glued a big paper doily over and tied it up with ribbon. Colored eggs or not, it makes a cheery and pretty way to transport decorated eggs. (You could do it in your favorite colors!)
A gathering of a few things from my farmhouse collections matches my mood. I don't have the Hoosier cabinet to go with them, but I have a small collection of these wonderful Hoosier jars from the thirties. A homespun cloth with a crochet trim from near the same era completes the scene.
Add a few bits of crockery and I am transported to another place and time. . . .
Welcome to my farmhouse white egg-stravaganza!
No need to fuss that much. A few of the old graphics peeking out don't bother me.
One of my favorite transferware biscuit jars with daisies. Just perfect to hide away little goodies!
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