Monday, April 18, 2011

Eggs of Stone - Rock and Roll

Stone rock Easter Eggs in amber Tiara Crystal Glass Egg Platter
Stone Eggs in Amber Glass Egg Platter
This year there have been many beautiful handmade Easter Eggs decorating blog-land.  I wanted to create some decoupage eggs this year, with lace, sheet music, ribbons and lovely papers, but (gasp!) I ran out of time.
Stone Easter Eggs in Vintage American Glass Egg Tray
More Stone Eggs in glass Egg Platter
So, instead I'll show you my (more sturdy) collection of rock eggs.  I bought most of these eggs in the souvenir shops of the Canadian Rockies, from a trip that predates my four children.  (The oldest is 17, so does that make the eggs vintage?)  (The rocks the eggs are made of are very old.)

When you buy the eggs in the souvenir shops, the bins list the names of the type of rocks each egg is made out of, but that is information I don't have anymore.  (Maybe some day I will use the internet to rediscover the types of rocks each eggs is made of.  Maybe...)

Tiara Crystal egg platter with rock eggs

I found the amber colored egg platter while thrifting in 2010.  This is the platter's Easter debut, in my house at least.  I believe it is the Tiara Crystal pattern.  The platter below was also found while thrifting.

Stone rock eggs in platter
Rock eggs in glass egg dish

I have purchased more eggs through the years from rock shops and rock shows.  Basically, all the blue and green eggs were purchased that way, and didn't come from Canada, (and they were not bargain priced).  The only egg in this collection that is not it's natural color is the bright pink onyx egg from Mexico, which is dyed. I did get the onyx egg at a rummage sale.

lapis lazuli egg stone rock
These  two eggs are lapis lazuli stone. The green eggs on the amber platter are malachite.  Many of the eggs from Canada were special types of jasper rocks, obsidian, and more.  Several have fossils in them.

Click on the images to see them enlarged.

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I am linking up to these parties:
Costal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tues 59 (I was entry 92 of 236).
Boogie Board: Masterpiece Mon 16 (Entry 90 of 107).
Naps on Porch: Metamorphis Mon 117 (Entry 320 of 342).
Making the World Cuter (Entry 311 of 335).
52 Weeks of Happiness (Entry 13 of 53)
Amaze Me Monday (Entry 214 of 232).
Get Your Craft On Tues (Entry 245 of 534).
Trendy Tree: Creative Share Wed (Entry 23 of 220).
Backyard Eden: Make It Yours Wed 62 (Entry 39 of 204).
Beach Cottage: Good Life Wed (Entry 7 of 106.)
Someday Crafts: Easter Party (Entry 250 of 311).
Savvy Style: Wow Us Wed (Entry 82 of 219).
Elements Interior: Whassup Wed (Entry 101 of 122).
Anything Related (Entry 135 of 145).
Uncommon Slice: Tues Treasures (Entry 35 of 95).
Penny Pinching Party 82 (Entry 24 of 64). 
Trendy Treehouse: Creative Share Hop (Entry 23 of 220).
All Things Inspired 24 (Entry 77 of 126).
Colorado Lady: Vintage Thingies Thur (Entry 11 of 30).
Bloggeritaville: Thrifty Thur 110 (I was entry 11 of 117).
Cottage Charm: Trinkets and Treasures (Entry 5 of 10).
2nd Time Around (I was entry 12 of 13)
* How Sweet: Pink Saturday (Entry 149 of 239).


Jessica said...

I love rock eggs! They are so pretty!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful rock eggs.

Susan Anderson said...

I didn't even know about stone eggs. But I'm going to start looking for some. I love rocks, and these are really neat!


Ewa said...

they look really nice!

Pam Kessler said...

I've never seen rock eggs before. Very cool!

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

They are surely unique and very pretty! Looking really nice in your pretty dishes.

My Dream Canvas said...

This is beautiful. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

abeachcottage said...

Your Easter eggs rock! LOL. Love them, lovely colours. Thanks so much for stopping by at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining the fun!

Unknown said...

My grandmother used to have rocks like these. Very neat!!

LV said...

I loved visiting your blog and seeing all your pretty stone eggs. They are so neat and the way you are using them is great.

Coloradolady said...

These stone eggs are just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us today. Happy VTT!

Unknown said...

"The rocks the eggs are made of are very old" Ha!! That's funny! :) You've got a gorgeous fun! I have good memories of going through my step-grandpa's rock collection...he had the tools to smooth them out all pretty and I loved the way they all felt and all the colors. Fun!

HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!

Deborah said...

Love your collection of eggs. I have quite a few too but all of mine were thrifted over the years. They are gorgeous.

The Charm of Home said...

I love these rock eggs! I think rocks are amazing, no joking. I collected them with my preschooler and we studied the types, how they form, and they were very interesting. Just the array of colors in yours are stunning. Have a lovely Easter! Thanks for linking up!


So very cool this rock eggs! Beautiful!
Happy Easter and may you all be blessed by our Lord Jesus Christ.

Anonymous said...

So that's lapis lazuli? Very pretty. I've read about it (Ezekiel 1:25 and other Scripture portions), just never looked them up. All the eggs are very pretty. A great collection with enough memories to make you happy. And that's what matters. Coming from Brambleberry's link. Thanks, Jenn

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I love your huge collection of eggs. I've only got one marble egg and I love it!

Hope you have a blessed Easter!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Blue Creek Home said...

Your beautiful egg collection makes me want to add them to my wish list.
Thanks so much for sharing them at Treasure Hunt Thursday.

My Cottage Charm said...

Thanks so much for linking up, your eggs are beautiful! (and much easier than coloring real ones!) lol Hope you have a blessed Easter!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What lovely rock eggs- they are all so pretty and detailed in their own way! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Gail said...

Lovely collection of eggs, rocks are so interesting and so many amazing colors and designs.
Happy Easter and PS

Unknown said...

These eggs are beautiful...thanks so much for sharing them with us!
Happy Easter,

Maggie Lamarre said...

The eggs are beautiful the lapis is quite valuable.
don't forget to add it to our linking party this week

Karie said...

Oh, I love the rock eggs. And what a great way to display them. I have just stared to collect them. I found my first in a rock shop in Southern Utah. Thanks for sharing such beauty. Karie

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jeanne. I am so glad you joined us.

These are exquisite. Thank you for sharing them with us.

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love all your rock eggs! And the pretty platters you have displayed them on! I have a few similar rock eggs (not nearly as many as you have) that I put out in a bowl at Easter. Mine came from Brazil.

Anonymous said...

I love rock eggs! And this is such a cute way to display them.

Got most of mine at Gem and Mineral shows, or given to me. I keep them displayed in a golf ball case :)

jennifer.d13 said...

Each Easter I will give my new little granddaughter a stone egg so she'll one day have a beautiful collection such as yours. They look beautiful .