Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Eggs

Happy Easter and Passover!

Do you dye eggs for your celebration?
My eggs this year are dyed with different teabags.
I love the natural look.
In each cup I made a strong cup of tea and
added a hard boiled egg.
Then I just left it for most of the day.
When I removed the eggs from the tea this is what I saw.
The soft colors came from herbal and green teas.
The darker brown colors came from black tea.
You could do the same thing with different flowers or onion skins too.
Just steep them in boiling water, then add the eggs.

May your day of celebration be full of JOY!


tea time and roses said...

Hello Dear Marilyn,

Yes I love to dye eggs and your natural dyed eggs are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this, I have to try a few.:o)

Happy Easter to you dear friend. Enjoy a beautiful weekend.



Jeanne said...

dyed some eggs all pretty pastels Marilyn
Had them on a bowl on the porch and some lucky little critters had a feast through the night pink and robin egg blue egg shells all over this morning♥ Smiles♥

Love your eggs
Love you ♥

Angela McRae said...

I love this display -- so simple and elegant! Interesting to see the varying colors, too. (An idea for next year!)

Steph said...

Marily, this is gorgeous! I started to say I'd like to copy, but all my eggs right now are brown! :-)

Mary said...

Marilyn, I found your blog by chance, but am so glad I did. Your eggs are lovely. Have you tried to use red onion skin of a spinach extract for additional colors? I live not far from you in Oregon. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Duchess of Tea said...

Marilyn darling this brings back so many good memories, my grandma use to dye them with loose tea. You just gave me an idea, I think I will do a basket of these gorgeous eggs. Luv, popped in to wish you and your family a joyous and blessed Easter.

Love & Hugs

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a neat idea to dye eggs with tea!


beth said...

gosh..don't they just make you smile ~

Tracy said...

Your tea eggs are so lovely, Marilyn... love all the variations of sepia tones... My grandmother, father's mother, always used to do the one skins dye. I remember liking them as a child, they were such a great contrast to the highly-colored eggs everywhere else. Wishing you blessings & beauty this Easter holiday! :o) ((HUGS))

Lois said...

Hi Marilyn!
Lovely reminded me of a time as a child that I did it with my Grams. We also boiled up beets and used the liquid to soak the eggs in while Grams made a batch of pickled beets. She was such a mulit-tasker.
Have a very Happy Easter Marilyn...and your family too, of course!

Di said...

Marilyn, I love those eggs! When I was growing up, my grandmother would dye eggs in onion skins! That's how they did it in the 'old country'. Enjoy this wonderful season!

Christina said...

i love
the colors of these eggs.
happy easter, my friend.

parTea lady said...

Your tea dyed eggs look great and that dish is so pretty. I've tried beet juice and onion skins, but never thought to try tea. Thanks for the idea.

Vicky said...

I really admire your fresh take on dying eggs for Easter! How creative :) My kiddos seem to be into tradition and its refreshing to know they have a memory for what we do now... so pastels it is :)

Happy Easter to you :)

La Tea Dah said...

Just beautiful! I love the natural look.

Have a JOYful Easter!


SE'LAH... said...

I'll be having chai, please. lol.

Happy Easter Marilyn.
Wishing you the best of days.

one love.

Gayle @ Mountain Mom said...

Would that I would have thought to die eggs! My daughter called this morning (Easter) and said our little granddaughter couldn't wait to come to our house because the Easter bunny hatched eggs all over our yard, she just knew it! We ran to the store, got those plastic eggs and filled them with a little candy. When she came, she had little eggs hidden everywhere to greet her walking up the path. By the way, she is not spoiled one bit!

Annie said...

this is wonderful, marilyn. i would have never thought of this. thank goodness for blogworld and the ease in which good ideas can spread around.