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The Art of the Easter Egg–Part II

WHAT IT IS My Easter egg collection varies in “wow” appeal and in sentiment.  As I happily displayed in my previous Art of the Easter Egg post, I have several pretty little eggs that were decorated by skilled artists.  For instance, the shell on this one was cut out by a tiny drill and painted with thickly layered flowers. I also have a sort of multi-media …

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THE ART OF THE EASTER EGG

WHAT IT IS My most prized collection from Germany is my collection of Easter eggs.  These Ostereier are genuine eggs that have been blown clean and decorated exquisitely in a variety of ways.  They appear each spring in shops and markets across Germany and Austria, among other countries–I visited one shop in Salzburg that was …

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Pretty, Perky Polish Pottery

What’s pretty, perky, and plays well with others?  Why, Polish pottery, of course!  I was introduced to this delightful stoneware while living in Munich.  The region of Boleslawiec, Poland, where the pottery is made, is near the German border.  An enterprising expat mom named Shari recognized the appeal of the pottery and made a small cottage …

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