Of Bunny Ornaments and a Painted Russian Egg


Because I sometimes use ornaments in my mosaics, I have rather a good collection. And of course I had some lovely lovely bunnies.

Plus I also have a rather gorgeous painted Russian egg, which my beautiful Russian daughter-in-law, Olya, brought back all the way from Russia. Then another painted egg from Chinatown completed the idea forming in my minds eye, of creating a little Easter composition.

So after happily traipsing all over the garden collecting flowers for the bouquet, then setting up Easter bunny vignettes, Will and I had a little fun creating today’s post.


Hope you enjoy the holiday and eat lots and lots of chocolate eggs!



16 thoughts on “Of Bunny Ornaments and a Painted Russian Egg

  1. Edith Hope says:

    Dear Helen, This is such a fun arrangement which adds so much cheer regardless of what the weather may be doing. In Hungary, where I spend much of my time, the tradition of the painted eggs continues which are then served with cold, home cooked ham and horseradish as the main meal of Easter Sunday.

    Thank you so much for making my weblog a ‘Favourite’. I was so thrilled and really appreciate your kindness. I am so pleased to have discovered your site as you have such a lively and interesting range of topics.

  2. Helen says:

    Hello Edith, Glad you enjoyed my little Easter arrangement. It was quite enjoyable putting it together and gave me a chance to use the “eggs” as well. Of course, Hungarian eggs are absolutely beautiful! I didn’t realize that the eggs that were decorated were actually eaten. I thought the eggs were blown out and then decorated so that the lovely designs could be saved. I was very happy to fave your blog, I’ve been finding it quite fascinating.

  3. Helen says:

    Hi HappyMouffetard, glad you enjoyed my little bit of fun with bunny ornaments and painted egg ornaments. I just couldn’t resist it. Happy Easter to you as well.

  4. Bernie says:

    What a great little Easter photo … those painted eggs are so beautiful! I do hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend too.

    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog … yes, you must get another Toad Lily! I’m now a big fan of them and intend to get more … my Empress Toad Lily has converted me!

  5. Meredith says:

    What a lovely vignette you’ve created here. I especially love the touch of adding a few Lenten roses to your bouquet. Isn’t it amazing the art that comes out of folk art/”craft” traditions? Those eggs are so gorgeous. I have a painted egg from Germany, plain white shell with blue floral painting, that comes out every season. 🙂

  6. Helen at Summerhouse says:

    Hi Meredith, Glad you liked my little bunny and egg vignette. The Helebores looked great but I must admit, I forgot they don’t have a very nice scent. More like stink actually. As for the eggs, I’m going to have to be careful not to start another collection, I have so many already. But they are beautiful. Your egg from Germany sounds lovely.

  7. Helen at Summerhouse says:

    Hi Bernie, Thank you and yes we had a very enjoyable Easter. I did enjoy your blog, Australia is so beautiful and so is your garden. As for the Toad Lily, which is beautiful, it really needs a better name… why toad do you think?

  8. Marianne says:

    Such a pretty sight!!! You make such lovely tableaux, and this one is so evocative of childhood Easters of spring flowers, new white shoes-with-a-strap, new straw hat with a delicious wide ribbon, either pink, yellow or blue depending on the colour of the new Easter coat. And of course exciting surprises from the Easter Bunny. But especially the song,”I could write a sonnet/ about your Easter bonnet/ and all the (something) on it/ for the Easter Parade.” Perhaps someone else can fill in the “something” word. Thank you, Helen!

  9. Helen at Summerhouse says:

    Hi Tatyana, I must agree with you about the Russian egg. I have a few beautiful little things now from Russia, dolls, spoons and bowls all brought to me from Siberia by Olya my daughter-in-law. I’m quite spoiled.

  10. mary-lou says:

    Hi Helen, thanks for the Easter wishes!

    We spent the weekend with Barbara and family, visiting the V&A with her and the kids, and then home to a happy meal, beautifully prepared by David, of “poisson en crout” (that’s supposed to be French for fish in pastry, pardon the spelling), and loads of bubbly. London is still quite drab right now, although there were a few blossoms forcing some colour onto the streets.

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