November 17, 2010

My egg cup runneth over

I recently rediscovered the soft boiled egg and with it my old friend the quaint egg cup. It brings back childhood memories of my Mom making me hot tea and a soft boiled egg.  I would gingerly dunk my buttered toast into the egg, soak up the warm yolk and gleefully slurp it up. But the real treat was the china chicken egg cup. A little chipped on the beak, a few chips of paint off here and there–but I loved it, loved it. I don't know why such a small thing like an egg cup can bring so much comfort and joy, but I'm glad it does.

Possibly that is why there are as many different egg cup designs as there are stars. Perhaps design doesn't have to be big and loud to capture attention, and appreciation.  Sometimes it just has to be able to make you smile and feel good.

Some are modern like these geometric lovelies.

Some are playful and wear hats (aka, egg cozies).

Some are philosophical.

Some are charmingly silly.  This one's for the Wallace & Gromit–and Shaun–fans out there (of which I am one).

Some are simple and graceful.

And, some egg cups are recycled, such as these made from old chicken wire and found branch wood.

Not only are egg cups welcome guests at breakfast, that can also be reused and repurposed throughout the home.

Egg cups are the perfect vase for small, delicate flowers.

They make adorable and elegant pin cushions.

And they also moonlight as votives.

Egg cups are as much utilitarian as they are gentile. They  hold a soft boiled egg with dedicated purpose and loving care.  Go find yourself an egg cup.  I bet it makes you smile.

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One Response to “My egg cup runneth over”

  1. Sheri Says:
    November 17th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Okay, that Grommit egg cup is adorable. Love the others too. Sweet and utilitarian. Love them. Another great post!