Saturday, February 23, 2008

Un Bon Oeuf

Mum and I went thrifting this afternoon, and found everything we were looking for...and then some! I shied away from my usual shabby chic colour scheme - pink and white - and was inspired to create this Easter basket using all of my mum's favourite colours - taupe, greens, robin egg blue and rich browns.
I found the perfect basket, with six compartments - enough to hold seashells, vintage lace, a nesting bird, a hand stand and antique sheet music, as well as my organza bags filled with hand-painted speckled eggs. I finished each bag with a homemade tag.
I also found another antique printer's tray - perfect to hold stamps and small collectibles!
I'll post that tomorrow...


Deb said...

We really did find some great treasures :-} inspiring us to a night of crafting! I love these little speckled eggs in the organza bags and the basket is gorgeous!


Rosemary said...

I love your new treasures Kate!
You girls hit the jackpot.
Love those eggs!
Have a great day!

Simply Me Art said...

What a Lovely Blog. Beautiful finds, the speckled eggs are perfect. Thank you for visiting, please stop by again, cant wait to visit soon. Jamie

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Lovely soothing colors... eggs seem to be the bon mot around for decorating this year, don't they? Cheery, natural and with just a bit of hope inside.

BailiwickDesigns said...

What a nifty basket that is! I love the color scheme you used for everything - it's one of my favorites! ::Jill

Kari & Kijsa said...

Fabulous treasures....just wanted to say thank you for all your wonderful sweet birthday wishes.

May you have a fabulous day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Lana said...

Lovely colors and those speckled eggs in sheer organza bags are adorable! Love them!

Angel said...

These eggs made me think about childhood. i even don't know why! they are miraculous, so soft and so warm at the same time.