31 March 2010

egg tree

over the weekend, i broke down and strung some plastic eggs with the little girl for an egg tree. as we sat on the couch affixing strings to plastic, she handed me eggs one at a time but by color - first the two purple ones, then the two yellow, then the two pink - and so on. once outside, she removed them from the basket and hung them on the crabapple in the same order - first the two purples, then the yellows, then the pinks...

to some, this easter display may look tacky out in the yard. but not to the little girl who thinks it's lovely. and certainly not to her enamored, awe-struck grandmother who thinks she's just amazing.

29 comments:

Californian said...

It is colorful,

looks beautiful,

Blog successful,

Thank you

Nice view

nobodybutme said...

We have the same scenario every Christmas when my nieces decorate the tree. I never feel comfortable, makes me want to tear the whole project down and start again. but Christmas is for children and so is Easter. okay, i'll have my tree in my room. I used to say.

supermac said...

it certainly isn't tacky. i have two girls eagerly awaiting for an easter activity at home. i'll probably do this.

thanks for this post. i am a new fan. all the way from manila, philippines.

Jo said...

Be sure to tell your Grand daughter that I think her Easter Egg Tree is the most beautiful tree I ever saw.

gogoi-d said...

Ha ha, egg tree has reminded me of my mother & childhood days.She used to preserve the egg shell after extracting the inside by carefully making hole on one of the pole side of the egg. Then she used to paint with pink, red, blue, yellow etc. After that she would put them on dried up small branches from trees which were fixed to some base; to hold and used as decorative piece.

Julianna said...

We didn't have time to get the easter tree done this year...I'm a little jealous.

Dawn said...

Adorable!

K9friend said...

Isn't it fun to enjoy holidays with such child-like wonder?

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Velveteen Rabbit said...

I think it is truly beautiful, x

inannasstar said...

My son and I did this tradition until he turned around 4 and was too busy ramming trucks into rocks. Ahhhhhh, youth.

susan t. landry said...

i have all these 'aesthetic rules,' too...but have discovered in aging how much fun it can be to break them.

Truth Ferret said...

Each plastic egg holds the most precious treat of all, memories with your Grandlove. Thanks for sharing.

Your tree is as lovely as your description of the process.

sEy said...

please tell the girl I love the tree as well as the eggs ( especially the pink ) It made me smile...awesome!!!

keila said...

love the tree and the colorful eggs. the school across the street from our house used our yard today to have their egg hunt and it was so much fun watching those kids and seeing our yard covered in all those easter eggs! tell the little girl, job well done, it's beautiful!

Happy Holy Week!

keilamcknight.blogspot.com

LeishaMaw said...

Easter is about awakenings and life. You shared both with her. The beauty isn't just in the colors that dance against a winter weary backdrop, but in the joy you helped her express.

Neha said...

anything which has so much love into it just cant be tacky..its beautiful !

Angie said...

Oh, my grandmother used to do this too! It just about broke my heart when an ice storm destroyed the tree.

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

What a great idea on how to get some color out there! Love the eggs :)

middle child said...

Anything a child makes is to be celebrated. What others think is of no conseqence.

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

You broke down,...I love that you did.

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

OOOh by the way I have awarded you the sunshine blog award (on my blog) because in every post you shed light and insight. Great post.

Claire Marie said...

Beautiful! You're a good sport. Thanks for this beautiful Easter perspective. =)

...love Maegan said...

omg that's the sweetest thing ever.

Lynne said...

She will have the most wonderful memories; and who cares what the neighbours think?

myletterstoemily said...

she is amazing and very
organized in her artistry.

A Write Life said...

What fun. It looks so beautiful to me.

Kristin said...

Much better than the Easter Tree you mentioned on 3/13/10...lol

Ms. Camile said...

Awwwwww! I think it's amazing too! I love how creative children can be!

~Cam

Anonymous said...

I think that's amazing too. What would make her order them just so? It must be wonderful to watch her unfold. Hope you have a lovely Easter day......
Nancy