Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hand Painted Blue and White Easter Eggs


I've told you this story before but I don't think you will mind if I tell it again. 


When the kids were little, they hunted Easter eggs. 
Before the kids went out to hunt, Bill always checked the yard to make sure that the Easter bunny was gone. 
One year he pretended that he encountered the bunny and an altercation ensued.  
He was invariably worse for wear after his confrontation with the rabbit. 


A tradition was born.


Each year the altercations seemed to become more and more violent. The kids loved it. 
I'm so sad I don't have a picture of the year he got on the wrong end of a pitch fork. Hilarious. 
These years just flew by. 


A few weeks ago, I chatted about blue and white
It's such a classic scheme. I've been rounding up a few blue and white porcelain pieces and I've been sprinkling them about the house. 


Pinterest is my "go to" spot for inspiration. 
Check out my Blue and White Board
Follow me there is you'd like. 


I was scrolling through images and I saw some eggs that were painted to look like blue and white china. 
Hello, Cutie! 
Hobby Lobby had a package of 12 brown eggs for $7.99. They were on sale for 40% off. 
When we went to a china painting event at the museum, my plate was done in a classic Royal Copenhagen motif. 


This is the Straw Flower motif but another common blue and white pattern is Blue Onion. 


Pretty pieces in my collection became the inspiration for my eggs. 


Each egg required at least three coats of white to cover the brown decoupage.



Coming up with different designs on each egg was a great exercise in creativity but it was fun! 


Various elements of the Denmark porcelain were highlighted on each egg. 


I don't consider myself an artist. I'm more of a copy cat. It's difficult to come up with my own motifs but other designs are easy for me to copy. 
No false modesty. 
All you need is the correct brushes and some practice painting a fine line. 



They are styled in a beloved vintage Easter basket. 


My old Dedham bunnies have all been cavorting about this season.


Blue and White Easter Eggs in a vintage white basket

Blue Onion, Straw Flower

, Blue Onion, Straw Flower

Thanks for stopping in to have a look at my hand painted eggs in traditional Denmark blue and white designs.
If you like it, Pin It. 
Have a lovely day. 
Katie 


13 comments :

  1. These are the cutest things I've ever seen, Katie! I love every single one (and all the other terrific blue!) and you did a fantastic job!

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  2. I just love this, Katie! I love those dishes, too...and your eggs are wonderful!

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  3. The eggs turned out darling Katie! I saw the idea on pinterest as well. I was contemplating water coloring some. I love all of your blue and white. I have my cabinet in the basement filled with blue and white and I really enjoy it. SYC will return next week. Hope you will link this post then.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  4. You have the prettiest Easter eggs. Love the blue and whites.
    xoxo

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  5. Katie,
    Your blue and white eggs turned out beautifully. Of course, I love them... blue and white... my favorite combination of colors.

    Judith

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  6. You did such a good job they are so pretty. I'm always looking for blue and white anything

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  7. I always love to see your blue and white collection. And those eggs are just wonderful!

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  8. These are so pretty! Love your beautiful blue and white china!

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  9. Katie, these eggs are super cute!!! I thought you had posted something with them a few weeks ago; I love them!!! Pinned to my Crafts to Make, Tomes {Books} and Stories to Read (because I love the Altercation with the Easter Bunny! ~ reminds me of the Goldilocks story I made up for my son... ;) ) and Lovely China boards for you and our readers. Really fun idea and I may spring off of your post and create some eggs of my own.

    Thank you for a fun idea and a good story!
    Barb :)

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  10. Oh my gosh, Katie, you should be so proud of yourself! Your eggs look so beautiful. You are so talented!

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  11. Your eggs are so eye catching. I too love blue china. I hope you have a happy Easter. Thanks for sharing.

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