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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

An Egg For Easter

What's It Wednesday #159
It's that time of year, SPRING, a time of renewal and rebirth. The egg is a perfect symbol, for from its fragile shell springs life.

 In Russia during the 1800's it became the custom to give dyed eggs as gifts at Easter, their most holy time of the year. In the upper classes, the dyed eggs gave way to eggs made with precious stones.

 Some of the best known Easter eggs are those commissioned by Tsar Alexander III for his wife the Empress Maria Fedorovna and their son Nicholas II. Nicholas II continued the tradition after his father's death, commissioning eggs for his mother and wife, Empress Alexandra Fedorovna. These fabulous creations were the work of Peter Carl Fabergé, goldsmith to the Imperial Court.

Each egg took a year or more to make and contained lavish jewels and tiny surprises inside. In all 50 eggs were created from 1885-1916, with only 43 being found to date.

Now I wish I had one handcrafted by the great man himself, but I love the one I have just the same.

Besides the lovely panels painted on all sides,

The surprise inside is a pretty basket of white enameled flowers with diamond and ruby centers. The basket winds and plays a beautiful tune.

Mine was purchased through Bloomingdale's, about 15 years ago, and is still

an egg for Easter, whether dyed, painted or jeweled, is always a good idea.
Hugs,
Patti

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72 comments:

Poppy said...

Hi Patti,

Your Fabergé egg is very pretty, and what a lovely surprise bouquet inside.

Thanks for hosting, and have a lovely week!

Poppy

Jill Harrison said...

these Faberge eggs are truly works of art.
Have a lovely week ahead and thank you for hosting.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That is a beautiful egg! I didn't know the whole history of the Faberge egg. Yours is sweet with the interior bouquet inside. Thank you for hosting!

From Evija with Love said...

Thank you for hosting, another week of lovely linkups and features. have a great week , love from evija

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Exquisite! Your Faberge is gorgeous Patti. The perfect springtime treasure. Thank you for sharing something so precious with us. The detail is amazing!

Thanks for hosting yet another wonderful "party". We get so many great ideas from here.

Blessings always, Edie Marie

Shelia said...

Your Faberge egg is so beautiful! Again, you have the most beautiful things in blogland! Thank you for the party and hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What a precious keepsake! Love the colors and the detail of that egg...we would definitely keep that out all year long :) Thanks again for hosting such a fun party!!! We look forward to joining every week!
Karla & Karrie

Rita C. said...

Oh goodness, Patti, I can't get started on yet another collection, but your egg is Fabergelous - that's fabulous and delicious smushed together,;-). I love the tiny enameled flowers inside.I'm showing a really quirky collection of mine, and it fits right in with Easter attire.
Thanks to you and Paula both for having us, and happy Wednesday!
Rita C at Panoply

Pam Richardson said...

Thank you for the party! Have a wonder-filled week!

Blessings,
Pam (www.everydayliving.me)

thepaintedapron.com said...

Thanks for the story of the Fabrergé eggs Patti, I knew a little but had no idea there were so few in existence~how lucky you are to have a gorgeous replica~ Thanks so much for the party today!
Jenna

Jody Klein said...

Patti, I love your faberge egg. I have always wanted one. Thanks for hosting and thank you for featuring my peter rabbit tablescape. Have a wonderful day!

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

I have always loved Faberge eggs. I use to work in a jewelry store that carried the faberge replicas and I am so sorry I never bought one back then. Yours is gorgeous, what a special treat to be able to display it each Easter.
XO Barbara

Doreen@househoneys said...

As always, I learned something new today!

Thanks for hosting and have a great week :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the party!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beautiful work of art, absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing some history about Faberge eggs; I had no idea.
Thanks for hosting!

JP said...

Patti, that sure is one gorgeous egg! Thanks for the party, once again!
JP

ReDo It Yourself Inspirations said...

Such a stunning egg. I would display it all year long... very beautiful!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

I'm so honoured that you would choose to feature my Spring Display in a Tray! So many talented links to pick from and you selected mine. I'm thrilled! Thanks so much and thanks for hosting this wonderful party!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

P.S. Forgot to mention, how much I enjoyed learning about the tradition of Easter eggs. Yours is lovely!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Patti,
Your Faberge egg is gorgeous. Thanks for hosting it was fun to join in with a little Spring around my home.
Have a great rest of the week.
Kris

Ileana Carmen said...

Hello! Your Faberge egg it is beautiful. Thank you for hosting us.

Karen said...

Beautiful eggs, I've always been fascinated by the story f the Faberge eggs. I cant imagine the talent and craftsmanship that went into making them. I wonder if the missing seven are rolling around somewhere, yet undiscovered.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Patti,
Thank you for sharing with us the history of the faberge egg. Yours is beautiful. Nice features too. I messed up on my Spring Ephemera link, could you just delete that for me please?
Thanks so much for hosting and have a great Wednesday!
Gina

Susie said...

Patti, I think your Faberge' Egg is gorgeous. Hope you have a wonderful Easter season. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello beautiful! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party. I love it! If you get a minute, please stop by our party . We pin and tweet each and every project.
Lou Lou Girls

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That egg is beautiful...and I love the little surprise inside...

Priyam Simplejoys said...

Thank you so much for hosting another wonderful party! I love the features and that beautiful egg...:)

-Priyam @ http://priyam-simplejoys.blogspot.com

Muscetta said...

The egg is really cute. Thanks for hosting. Tina

Parsimonious Perfection said...

What a lovely piece...and an heirloom you can pass on! I love Faberge too, and yours is so pretty!

Curtains in My Tree said...


Girl you have one expensive EGG

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Wow, a Faberge egg!!! Beautiful!!! Thanks again for hosting!!!

Meg said...

Thank you Patti for featuring my finds this week , your blog is always a joy to read each week xxx

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

That egg is stunning, inside ad out!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Of course you have a Faberge egg!!! Oh my, it is gorgeous!

Carol

June said...

Now that's an egg I would love to have the Easter bunny to bring (that or a huge chocolate one :))) Your egg is gorgeous Patti!
sending hugs...

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Thanks for the feature ladies! I'll be sure to grab a button to put on my sidebar...hugs...

My thrift store addiction said...

What a gorgeous egg! Thanks so much for hosting and for featuring my mantel! Blessings, Cecilia

sweetvintageofmine said...

That's one beautiful egg....now if all hens could lay those~~~lol! Happy Spring and Easter~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

Ashleigh Wright said...

Thank you so much for hosting such a pretty link up! Have a wonderful Thursday! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWRight

Please come link up and share with me, now, at http://www.wrightsimply.com/2015/03/wordless-wednesday-link-up.html as I think others will appreciate the beauty of the eggs!!

Lilly's Mom said...

This is such a lovely blog post you have written. I love Faberge' eggs. And, I loved reading about the history of these eggs. Thank for letting me stop me for a visit :)

Aaliyah Wyatt said...

Very pretty. Well I might be the first one to send Easter cards to my friends. :-D
Feeling Excited.
Go ahead and be the first to send cards to your friends this easter:
http://bit.ly/EasterCards-gift

Trish Martin said...

Thanks so much for the party ladies.

Alessandra said...

Your Fabergè egg is just gorgeous. These eggs are works of art. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story.
Hugs
Alessandra

Annie Standing said...

Thanks so much for featuring my cupcakes! Have a great weekend! :)

Diana Petrillo said...

Nice article, Patti! I've pinned it to my "Antique & Vintage Resources" board. Thanks for visiting me and my blog yesterday :)

Jennelise said...

Stunning egg! The little basket inside - oh my goodness! Thankyou for sharing your pretty with us!
Jennelise

Dee said...

That Faberge egg is lovely and I hadn't expected that beautiful treasure inside. What a treat.

I hope you're having a great week... :)

Jas said...

What beautiful Easter eggs! Thank you for linking up to Thursday Favorite Things and we hope to see you again next week!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Beautiful! I just obtained an egg with a music box inside, but no where near as gorgeous as this one! Lovely! Thank you for coming to Let's Talk Vintage!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Your Fabergé egg is beautiful, especially with the delightful surprise inside, Lovely post telling the story of Fabergé.
Thank you for visiting and leaving behind such a heartfelt message.
xo,
Vera

Maria Brittis said...

Love the eggs, they looks like those fancy Faberge eggs!!
Thanks for a great party

Deanies Stash said...

What beautiful eggs. Yours is gorgeous. Thank you for the party! Have a great weekend!

Gigi Harlan - artist said...

What an absolutely gorgeous egg that you are so lucky to have, love it!

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lynn cockrell said...

Patti, that egg is absolutely beautiful! All of the photos you posted are stunning. The linky party is so nice. I always enjoy visiting you here on your blog!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Your limoge egg is so beautiful.

Diane Cransac said...

Wow, just gorgeous!

Rose FineCraftGuild said...

Your Faberge' is gorgeous!!!!!!!!Thank you so much for linking these up with us at SHARE IT sunday at the FineCraftGuild.com The party wouldn't be the same without you!!! Hugs, Rose

Sarah said...

Your Faberge egg is gorgeous - every angle. How special to own one of these!
Happy Easter!

Jann Olson said...

Your egg is gorgeous and I enjoyed the bit of history! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Such a precious and beautiful piece of art to own Patti. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I came to see your Faberge egg and it's stunning my friend. They are so special and so regal; they always remind me of the Czars of Russia! I should look for one, I love, love.
I couldn't join the party last week cause I was hosting a dinner party just that evening. I will join tonight with my Easter scape.
Hugs,
FABBY

Kerin said...

What a beautiful Faberge egg!
Lucky you!!

Wonderful post... full of inspiring things :)

Have a splendid day!

~K.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Oh Pattie,
Beautiful and delicate and treasured Faberge egg!
I am back from my trip and catching up!
Thank you for the sweet party and wishing you a Happy Easter!
Warm Hugs,
Jemma

Shana Franks said...

How beautiful! I've never seen inside a Faberge egg before! How perfect for Spring :) Thank you for hosting! Hope you have a wonderful week and a beautiful Easter :)

Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello cute lady! Thank you for hosting such a great party! I really appreciate it. Please take a moment to stop by our party. We would love to party with you twice this week.
Lou Lou Girls

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Thank you sweetie for hosting this great party! Jo

Susan Freeman said...

Your egg is gorgeous Patti and what a treasure! Happy Easter my friend.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Pura Vida said...

What a pretty little egg

The Crowned Goat said...

Your Faberge egg is really beautiful. I've heard about them before but I don't know anyone that actually has one so I'm excited for you because it's stunning. Thanks so much for linking this up to our Something to Talk About Link Party! Coco

Maria Brittis said...

Beautiful eggs thanks for sharing this on last Fabulous Friday Party... Hope to see you this Friday

Red Rose Alley said...

These decorative eggs are beautiful, Patti. Your egg is perfect for Easter time. :~)

~Sheri

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