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My Egg Tree

Posted by  ·  March 27, 2009  ·  Last Updated: March 27, 2009

is one of my most favorite things!  I have collected these eggs for years.  A friend helped me take these awesome pictures.

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It is hard to see the scale but it is huge.  I used limbs (branches are too small) from a tree in our yard. Our tree is filled with memories of places we have been and moments shared with friends.  I am amazed with the skill of crafters all over the world to create these beautiful eggs and wooden clips.

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Many of the eggs are from Germany where our family spent five years.

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Frohe Ostern! (Happy Easter!)


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  1. Sharmini Jayawardena
    Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
    I'm very thankful to u for sharing this great image of the tree on which u hung all of ur decorative egg collection 😊
    I actually did everything from scratch for this Easter😊
    I collected real eggs from my baking n painted the eggs in my own designs n hung the eggs on a skeletal plant which was already in a pot.
    It was real fun doing it even tho it took a lot of time.
    I posted it on fb n my friends liked it very much as well as my friends who got to see it in reality.
    I even made the flowers the dragon fly the bird n also added the butterfly all made of paper n rope😊
  2. Jan
    Friday, March 18th, 2016
    Someone thought a painted tree would look good. No an Easter tree should ideally have some buds, representing rebirth and the beginning of spring. I haven't put our decorations out yet but it always make Spring seem closer when we do.
    • Sharmini Jayawardena
      Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
      Easter eggs r exceptionally beautiful n r of paramount importance in certain cultures n I come from such a culture.
      So I guess that's y the precedence given to decorative eggs😊
  3. Joyce
    Sunday, May 10th, 2009
    These decorations are beautiful. You can find many of them at Decorationwarehouse.com
  4. Friday, April 3rd, 2009
    this is stunning! Have always wanted to have one but couldn't fit this in my house!
  5. mharper
    Friday, April 3rd, 2009
    what a great idea! you could use the branches to decorate for each season. thanks for the idea!
  6. Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
    I just absolutely love this. It's absolutely beautiful and the German touch makes it even better. :)
  7. Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
    Beautiful!!
  8. Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
    WOW what a beautiful egg tree! I'll have to remember that idea for next year.

    :)
  9. jolene griffith
    Monday, March 30th, 2009
    And since I've started writting comments today, thank you for the wonderful crochet patterns for the heart garland and the clover garland. I enjoy all types of creative outlets. I made these garland with some left over opal sock yarn ( in appropriate colors). They decorated my home and recieved many compliments.
  10. jolene griffith
    Monday, March 30th, 2009
    This is the first message I've ever sent!!! This is truly pleasing. I love the variety, and to display them on actual branches. It's inspiring to say the least. thank you.
  11. Sunday, March 29th, 2009
    This is awesome! Had to post to my Facebook page!!
  12. Sunday, March 29th, 2009
    Love it - so pretty. Makes me want to start collecting.
  13. Sunday, March 29th, 2009
    I LOVE this. Gorgeous!
  14. Saturday, March 28th, 2009
    this is stunning. After seeing it I went and made my own, thanks for the idea and I'll make sure I'll provide the link back to your site when I put up my photos today.
  15. Saturday, March 28th, 2009
    Precioso!! me encanta!!
    Beautiful!! I love it!

    :)
  16. J. Wong
    Saturday, March 28th, 2009
    I lived in Germany for a time and this brought back great Easter memories. Beautiful...
  17. Saturday, March 28th, 2009
    Brilliant!
  18. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Love it!!!!! So beautiful!!!!!
  19. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    That is so neat! So many pretty decorations! Isn't Germany where the egg tradition started? I remember in college reading something like that in a cultural anthropology class.
  20. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Oh, what a beautiful tree! I take it you don't have a lot of boys pounding around your house, lol. I found you via UBP. Cute site!
    • cindylouh
      Saturday, March 28th, 2009
      Ah but I do have those boys pounding about the house and a four year old girl obsessed with cartwheels --------it has taken many "gentle" reminders ha ha!
  21. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Love, love , love your blog and will be back often.


    Hope you will stop by my blog for a visit. I am new to blogging and I am loving all my new friends.
    I am giving away my first EVER BLOG PRIZE.
    I have a gift basket business and it is the most requested gift over the last 15 years.
    From the comments I have already received, it appears to be something a little different.
    I have been so touched by the comments that I have decided to give 2 boxes . They will be the $100 deluxe size. I really do want to bless people!!! I have decided that giving is life at its BEST. The drawing will be late afternoon on Saturday...wow that's tomorrow!
  22. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    That is absolutely stunning! You have an amazing collection and, of course, a great talent for arranging! Happy Easter!
  23. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    What a beautiful egg tree! man you are one crafty lady! You have such a beautiful blog too! I'm jealous! And sooo sad I missed your last contest! I may sign up for it now though.. hmmm, $6 doesn't sound too bad!
  24. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    I love the little eggs and the details on each. What a beautiful collection.

    Jen- Happy UBP! Found your link over there at the party!!
  25. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Wow, what a really neat idea! I will definitely be checking back often, your blog is great! Have a wonderful weekend.
  26. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Found you from UBP, great blog! Great idea's.
  27. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    So cute. I love it and cannot wait to come back for a longer visit.

    Hope you will stop by my blog for a visit. I am new to blogging and I am loving all my new friends.
    I am giving away my first EVER BLOG PRIZE.
    I have a gift basket business and it is the most requested gift over the last 15 years.
    From the comments I have already received, it appears to be something a little different.
    I have been so touched by the comments that I have decided to give 2 boxes . They will be the $100 deluxe size. I really do want to bless people!!! I have decided that giving is life at its BEST. The drawing will be late afternoon on Saturday...wow that's tomorrow!
  28. susan
    Friday, March 27th, 2009
    I love your tree. How wonderful it is to have many people who have given you a lifetime of memories.
    Sue
  29. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    What a beautiful Egg Tree! I wish I could make something like that!
    I wish you a great weekend togheter with your family :)
  30. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    wow this is beautiful
  31. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Your adorable tree reminds me of the one my grandma had when I was growing up. When she pasted on my mom inherited all her homemade eggs. So wonderful. Love your tree, thanks for the memory.
  32. Jenny
    Friday, March 27th, 2009
    I am always awestruck by your fabulous egg tree! Just love it!
  33. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Adorable!!
  34. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    I absolutely adore you're egg tree! How precious!!!
  35. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Love it - What a FUN craft to do with the kiddos too! Thanks so much!
  36. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Truly and lovely work of art .. the colors blend so well into your home decor and the tree branches are perfect for those little eggs and other ornaments! Love it!
  37. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    That tree is just beautiful. I love it.
  38. Jackie Sue Sokol
    Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Very cute!
  39. gemgirl
    Friday, March 27th, 2009
    That is a beautiful tree. If you use real eggs and hard boil them they will keep and eventually the egg will dry up. Store in an egg carton and each year the shell becomes harder. Plastic eggs can be decorated nicely, too.
  40. Aubrie
    Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Beautiful
  41. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Wow! that's beautiful! very inspiring :)
    thanks for sharing
  42. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    i love your tree and your eggs are so cute
  43. adriana
    Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Beautiful!! I want one!!!!
  44. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Just beautiful and simple and lovely. How very meaningful.
  45. Jen N.
    Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Oh I love that! Where did you get the clips? I have never seen those and want some now! :-)
    • cindylouh
      Friday, March 27th, 2009
      The clips are from an area in Germany, the Erzgebirge, known for nutcrackers and other beautiful wooden toys.
  46. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Oh wow! I love it! We are just starting our Easter tree this year. I love the idea of collecting eggs from all over - so meaningful. Thanks for the inspiration!
  47. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    OH MY GOSH!!!! Love this.....i have to do this...that is beautiful!!!!!
  48. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    WOW! What a beautiful tree. Yet one more thing for me to work on for next year! LOL!
  49. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Very pretty!
  50. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    WOW!! I love it. Just beautiful. I'm assuming you don't have cats. : )
  51. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    I love that! I don't think I've ever seen Easter decor I liked before, but that is just fabulous.
  52. MichelleG
    Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Gorgeous! What a lovely idea!
  53. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    What a beautiful tree and a fantastic idea ! You've made me want to start my own. Now if I can just figure out where to find the eggs...
  54. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    it's beautiful!
  55. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    This is such an awesome idea! Love the height and your eggs are wonderful!
  56. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    That is exactly what I wanted to do 3 years ago - I hand painted eggs for my daughters for the 1st Easter and I wanted to do it each Easter but I never got around to making the tree part. Ugh! I am sad that I never did it. What a beautiful job! I may have to get creative soon and finally do it. Question: How do you store your eggs so they do not get broken. All of the eggs I painted broke!!!
    • cindylouh
      Friday, March 27th, 2009
      The tree part is new each year----just some branches from a tree. I store most of the eggs in a plastic storage container for Christmas ornaments (if they are really delicate I put some tissue paper in the space). I have some also stored in egg cartons.
  57. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    Love it! Wow- it is beautiful..... And I love how big it is, what a statement!
  58. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    I also have an Easter tree that I adore! Mine is on a white tree but I love how yours looks so pretty! Maybe I'll have to try that next year!
  59. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    the eggs are beautiful...and i love the display.
  60. Friday, March 27th, 2009
    This is just gorgeous!