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 Tiara Crystl pattern by Tiara Crystal.  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).