The Easter Egg Tree in my home has been a favorite showstopper when guests arrive during the Easter season. The twenty plus years of blown out eggs and delicate ornaments, may seem overwhelming to collect and start the tradition, but with a little time invested this year, you’ll have this heirloom tree to add to for years to come. Mine started when I was newly married and hosting my first party. It was a baby shower for a friend of mine at my tiny cottage home in Sugarhouse, a community on the East Bench of Salt Lake City. I needed something that was a focal point and could take the place of a fresh flower arrangement in the main area, and something that represented new life and Spring. I only had one table to showcase my seasonal decor, so I decided on making up several blow out eggs. My grandm0ther of course made them every year throughout my childhood. Why couldn’t I? I took a needle and carefully made holes at the top and bottom of the egg. Over half of the eggs I tried to blow out, broke. The other half took hours to blow out using my own mouth. Dizziness and headaches came immediately. I spend several hours, quite possibly, days, blowing out the eggs on my own. No need for headaches and blowing until your eyes pop out anymore with the amazing Egg Blower tools below. They may be a little pricey, but definitely worth the money for the time, pain and suffering spared. I’ve purchased and used both products below, and they work fantastic.
Over the years I have collected lots of beautiful trims and ribbons from New York. We made several trips in the 90’s to NYC and San Francisco. So while my husband met with clients, I was buying up small pieces of trims and ribbons in the Garment District, and at the time wondering where I would ever use 1/2 yard of this and a 1/3 yard of that. But these little blown eggs became the perfect project to use up these unique trims and ribbons collected over time.
You’ll notice below, some cute polka dot baskets with festoon trimming out the tops. Jeni Gochnor has sold her famous gourds for many years at her long time standing spring show in Holladay, Utah. I have purchased several of her polka dot gourd baskets and little gourd bunny ornaments. Look closely and you will see them in the mix below. Jeni’s show is next week at the Holladay City Center on April 7-8th. See her Instagram for details HERE.
As far as the tree itself goes, I’ve used Christmas trees in white and silver. I’ve purchased a bundle of heavy curly willow through my florist some years. But my favorite was this branch that my girlfriend painted gold for her daughter’s wedding. She gave it to me a couple years ago and I’ve kept it up year round for all of the holidays. Easter definitely showcases it’s branches well.