Wednesday, April 08, 2009
(the tiles they are standing on are not a 100% flush!)
Happy Easter, or Passover, or Resurrection Day to all! This year it kind of snuck up on me. It is because I don't have the busyness anymore of looking for Easter dresses for the girls, and egg painting for the kids. Also, I am not in the choir anymore which sang Handel's Messiah or another piece of music being studied months in advance.
Instead of the egg painting, I show you the Blue Delft egg holders that my daughter brought, when she went on her own to Holland as a 19 year old.
In Holland, a soft-boiled egg is part of a breakfast you would serve to guests (not as much scrambled eggs, or over-easy. They tend to eat that at another time of the day). Also restaurants serve soft- or hard boiled eggs for breakfast.
So, egg holders are one of the daily dishes items. And if you really like to be up to par, you'll have a crocheted, knitted or fabric egg warmer on top of the egg in the holder, because who would like to eat a cold egg!
You see that each egg holder is a little different. I don't know if the Blue Delft factory has a mold for them, or if it is a hand made item. In any case, they are hand painted.
I took the egg holders from the rack that they are usually on, to see the sides instead of the bottom. The little Dutch farmer and his wife were positioned on top of the rack.
The egg in the middle holder is a ceramic egg with a dolphin painted on it, by my son when he was in elementary school.
Again, a happy Easter, Passover, or Resurrection Day!