Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Flamblogger: E is for EGGS

Fully known as Chinese Opalescent Eggs, also magic eggs.  I had no idea what they were when I bought them a couple of years ago.  I don't believe in what people usually think of as magic so I just call them opalescent eggs.  I don't really know if they are from China.



 

To be shown off at their best they should be in water and they do need light to give off this golden glow.  I just placed this one on the kitchen counter where the sun was coming in.  This one was wet because I had had it in the bowl below.  



  

They are very pretty and some people think they have Feng Shui properties, but again, I'm not into that.  I just think they are pretty.  I see that on the internet some are going for $8.99 each!  I paid $1.99 each for mine.

As you see below, I put them in a planter in the living room with some other glass pebbles.  They don't give off the light here, but I do think they have a pleasing shape. I like collecting interesting rocks and stones.

 
  

 I couldn't leave the topic of eggs without mentioning Henrietta, our neighbor's little white bantam hen. She adopted us for 10 months because she liked my bird seed and her freedom, and roosted in the olive tree between our two yards.  No-one could catch her, and she and Bailey struck up a friendship through the screen door.  Somehow the neighbors  managed to catch her many moons later.  Soon afterwards, we found her gift to us in the corner of an old forgotten planter!

 
Henrietta's Eggs

26 comments:

lv2scpbk said...

They are pretty stones.

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Sylvia K said...

Those really are so pretty! Love the colors. Nice of the little bantam hen to leave you a present!!

Sylvia

Rena said...

Those are such pretty eggs. They look like they would be nice to hold.

photowannabe said...

Fascinating eggs. I like the light shining through. Very ingenious use in your planter too.
Henrietta's eggs are quite the gift.

Jama said...

Interesting looking eggs! I've seen the marbled egg but not this type. I need to go on a treasure hunt in Chinatown for this egg, not that I believe in Fengshui but it does look pretty.

Tumblewords: said...

I quite like these - have never seen anything like them. Excellent post!

Wanda said...

Not your ordinary eggs, Chris ~~ You have done it again...What an excellent "E".

And Henrietta's eggs are very nice.

Tarun Mitra said...

Excellent Eggs....and beautiful one too...

claude said...

Beautiful eggs, Chris, even the ones of the poor Henrietta.

RuneE said...

Those chines eggs were just beautiful, but somehow the natural ones beat them.

Rosy said...

Those stone eggs looks like quartz, I also collect rocks either find them or buy them, sometimes I even swap with other collectors from time to time.

Well that was nice of that hen to give you some eggs.

Roger Owen Green said...

Wow! Love the glow!

AutumnLeaves said...

What exquisite little gems! I've not heard of these before so you've taught me something new, Chris! How sweet of Henrietta to leave you with a gift!

Abe Lincoln said...

Who would ever dream that four or five eggs made from glass would be more valued than the real thing?

This won an award today from Hilary:

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kaybee said...

What a great "E" topic, Chris! As you know, I have some similar eggs, and we put them in the water fountain outdoors in the summer. The raccoons try to eat them - I think some of them must have broken teeth!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I used to have bantams - Henrietta's gift to you brought back memories - one of my bantams disappeared and I thought the fox had caught her - then a few weeks later she returned with a small brood of chicks - it was so exciting.

Martyn and Sandy said...

'eggstraordinary'!!!!

Mar said...

Never heard of them before, they look magical...!!

Anne Vis said...

Very beautiful!

Mara said...

So, what are those eggs 'supposed' to do? Deliver a jeanny if you rub one?

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I've never heard of the eggs before. Interesting!

jay said...

The opalescent eggs are rather wonderful - no surprise that you love them! I like rocks and stones, too.

Henrietta - how funny!

Gillian said...

I've never seen these but they do look pretty, especially in the way that you've captured them.
I agree with you re your down to earth approach to all thing magic etc. LOL

LisaF said...

Those are amazing! I've never seen anything like that.

Cherdecor said...

Your special eggs are fascinating!
I have never seen them before.

Sandy said...

Beautiful photos of those eggs!