Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A LITTLE VINTAGE EASTER

Below is my small collection of Victorian milk glass Easter eggs. Two of them were my great grandmother's; the other two were just accumulated.

These eggs are hand blown, and have a pontil mark. They are flat on one side so that they will sit and not roll away. I understand that they are usually cold-painted, so the paint has a tendency to flake off. Therefore, they are difficult to find in perfect condition, as you can tell from my eggs.

These examples range in size from 7" to 4" point to point.

I'm especially enjoying them this year displayed in the huge brown transferware wash bowl that I recently acquired from my great grandparent's homestead.

I'm joining with Suzanne at Colorado Lady
for Vintage Thingie Thursday
and
Cindy at My Romantic Home
for Show and Tell Friday.

33 comments:

Coloradolady said...

These are amazing, I don't think I have seen Easter eggs like these, and wow, that bowl is just lovely....I am seeing more and more of the brown transfer ware, and am going to start watching for it when I am out and about!! Have a great VTT!

Postcardy said...

I love your eggs. I never saw Victorian glass eggs before.

santamaker said...

What a fun collection of vintage easter eggs! I enjoyed catching up with you...great find on the transfer wear, love the brown and oh my gosh, you did a marvelous job on your headboard! Good to see you again!

LV said...

That is a great collection of those eggs. I have seen them, but none like yours. A great VVT post for today.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a fun and special collection of eggs you have Sally...Thanks for sharing this....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Marydon Ford said...

What a gorgeous set of eggs you have ... I remember them at G'mas as a child, she had some beautifully decorated ones.

Happy Easter!
Have a lovely day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sally, those are so pretty. I've seen them in antique stores occasionally, but they are always pricey. I think I'm loving that bowl they are in. It seems like I've missed a lot of posts lately. Maybe you've posted about it. I'll go back and check. laurie

Maureen said...

Very cool! 7 inches????

Ann Creek said...

The glass eggs are lovely. The brown transferware seems to be becoming a real hot collectors item. Happy VTT
Ann

Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous, unique collection!

Vonlipi said...

Never seen those before! I'm sure glad I stopped by.

Happy VTT!

Tammy said...

Those Easter eggs are beautiful as is the bowl.

P. said...

Add me to the "never seen these before" list, but they are really nice!

AshTreeCottage said...

Lovely post. I have never seen any eggs like these before.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxo

PAT said...

I haven't seen these before, Sally. They are beautiful!

Carrie said...

These are wonderful vintage treasures!

Dawn said...

Wonderful eggs! Happy Easter!

Stacey said...

I just love your collection- They make a wonderful display in your transferware bowl.

Mrs. P. said...

What a lovely collection of eggs!

Blessings!
Gail

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh how beautiful!

m ^..^

Bella said...

Hi! Those eggs are beautiful, i have never seen anything like that. They are extra nice to be a keepsake:-) Bella

Diann said...

What a wonderful old collection you have! I have never seen these before. thank you for sharing them with us!

Victoria said...

oh wow, these are beautiful! I love seeing things I've never seen before and I have never seen eggs like this before!

Debbie said...

How fun to have something that belonged to your great grandmother! And they look so nice displayed in the bowl.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

They are so pretty and I love how you have them displayed!

Hootin' Anni said...

Mmmmmmmmmm, I do love your eggs!! In fact, just yesterday I posted about a couple of porcelain eggs I rec'd from a friend...

Easter Egg Cup Collection is My show n tell Stop by if you can.


Have a glorious weekend.

Sue said...

What beautiful eggs and how wonderful that you own something that once belonged to a family member. Absolutely love the brown transfer ware!
~Sue

Merrie said...

I've never seen any thing like them before. They're great, and the bowl is the perfect piece to display them in.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty! Don't know that I have seen any like those before. Thanks for sharing.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am unfamiliar with this style of painting, but I love those eggs in that dish...gorgeous!

Susie Q said...

Brown transfreware...oooh! I love it Sally! I remember you showing it to us...what a meaningful piece!
The eggs are such wonderful treasures! I have never seen anything like them!

I have only done a little decorating for Easter but I need to get some photos up. It has been such a busy 2 weeks! My head is spinning!e. It is so cold here today! Snowed last night! Grace got a cute new dress and she is sp afraid it will be too cold to wear it on Easter! *laugh*

Bill and I are going to Cleveland tomorrow am...just a little getaway for us.

More soon...I apologize for being
such a bad bloggy friend of late!

Love to you!
Sue

Crystal said...

The eggs are beautiful, I understand completely why you love them!

Linda Q said...

Wonderful, I collect milk glass ( go see my post this week) and have a couple of these but would like more. Great that you have some family pieces. And I am loving your brown transferware!
Linda