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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hand Blown Glass Eggs



This little box of antique hand blown glass eggs was
at the auction last week.  Nobody wanted them, so I got
them for the opening bid of $2.00.



I think it was just meant to be, because I wooden eggs
on my personal wish list!


But these will do just fine.


And the price was right!
I'm loving how they fit in my old basket.
And Nugget let me have some of his hay to finish off the look!


46 comments:

  1. If you get those egg cups and try to tap those eggs open with a knife, you are going to have a mess on your hands, lovely lady! But in all seriousness, that was a brilliant find adn they look bloody smart in that basket Betsy. Makes me want to find an auction house and pay a visit!

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    1. And look who has the British lingo down pat! Cheeky? Now that is just brilliant, Betsy.

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  2. They look so real! And love the basket.

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    1. I've had the basket forever....I found it at the thrift shop years and years ago.

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  3. Those are so sweet...are you thinking of perhaps painting them???
    That would look very glamorous...
    Enjoy your evening..♥

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. painting? You think they need makeup??? LOL! Nope...I like them au naturale. haha.

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  4. In my thinking, I really love the glass eggs. Wooden are nice, but in that basket, and the contribution by Nugget, the perfect look. Nice price too!

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    1. Yes, I think the glass ones are nicer than wood...and the price was perfect!

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  5. oh Betsy they are lovely, I once had cobalt blue glass egg cups that they would have been beautiful in as well, I gave them away, I wish I hadn't I would have sent them to you! I think they rae amazing, what a find! You have the coolest job ever!

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    1. oh, those blue cups sound beautiful! Maybe egg cups will show up in the auction trash some day!

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  6. They look pearly white
    Quite the sight
    Nugget let you?
    Righhhhhttt, thievery at your zoo lol

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    1. He was sleeping in the other room
      and to his treat bag I went zoom!
      haha.

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    2. haha see knew he didn`t let
      Robbing the poor pet

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    3. well, since he doesn't talk,
      he really can't balk.
      But he won't miss a little bit
      And won't have too big a fit.
      He does love to snack on hay
      when I put some on his tray.
      ha.

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  7. These are amazing Betsy, when I saw the first pic before I started reading I thought that you had been varnishing eggs to decorate or something. They look so realistic. Great buy! xx

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    1. they are realistic, aren't they? except for the shine. haha.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! what a find!
    Mary x

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  9. I love these glasses eggs, you know I have a lovely nest and I was try to find some lovely eggs to put inside!!

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  10. It's really cool how cheap they were and that you nabbed them, you got a real bargain Betsy!

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  11. Are the eggs hollow or solid? They look lovely

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    1. they are hollow, but not so thin that I'm afraid of cracking them, thankfully.

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  12. Now all you need is a chicken!
    They used to put glass eggs in nest boxes to keep the hens laying.
    Well, that's what Dad said.

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    1. Well that's interesting. I'd think it would have the opposite effect...they would see the glass one and think they were done! lol....

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    2. He said they only left one (because chickens can't count) and that way the chicken would keep laying in the same spot. If they took all of them, she figured her nest had been discovered and would hide her nest in a different place.

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    3. Well, that is very clever. I wonder if that is what these were used for!

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  13. that was a steal for sure...pretty as well...
    yet another treasure you unearthed at the auction...

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    1. yep...most I try to sell. This one I want to keep...at least for a while. :)

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  14. Very pretty - perfect for any time of year but I am picturing how lovely they will be when Easter comes. I am glad Nugget has learned to share. He already shares with many felines so to share his hay too is a lovely sign of his bunny etiquette!

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  15. I love them! I don't like eggs but I love the glass eggs. ;) I pick up odd looking marble eggs when I can find them but these are much prettier.
    The 6-weeks till Christmas kinda threw me for a loop. eek. Can you believe it?
    Hubby is about to have surgery the week before Thanksgiving and will be home until after the first of the year so...Not much holidaying will be enjoyed around here this year. Hopefully next year will be Merrier.

    btw...How old is the bunny? He's such a beautiful color.

    JaG

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    1. I know...Christmas! I try to start some prep work early (baking and gift buying) so I'm not in a crunch at the end. Sounds like you'll be laying low the month of December....might turn out to be the most relaxing Christmas ever! :) Hope it all goes well.

      Nugget is 6! He's an old man for a rabbit! ha.

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  16. My grandmother had some (now mine) and also told me that she put them in nest boxes to keep the hens laying. They are charming . . .

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    1. I'm so glad you and Martha told me that. This city girl had no idea! I like them even better now that I know they had a purpose. Maybe that's why nobody bid on them....they just saw them as old nesting box eggs! haha.

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    2. It's nice to see someone can verify my story. I feel slightly less blond now. :)

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    3. I believed you the first time!

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