A Different Kind Of Easter Egg.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio

I meant to post this in time for Easter but I just ran out of time.

My Mom, who is now 86, grew up in Yugoslavia. There was no such thing as an Easter egg coloring kit so they had to be creative.  Now I really don't know where this method of coloring eggs originated but this is how my Mom and her family did it.

When you boil the eggs, add onion peels to the water, the deepest, brownest ones you can find. I usually begin saving my peels about one month  before Easter. Boil for the normal amount of  time and what you will have when they are done is a beautiful egg with a deep golden brown color. I occasionally move the peels around the eggs to prevent streaking and I also make sure I use a sauce pan that is large enough for the peels to float freely around theonion eggs.

Once the eggs are completely cool, you are ready to "paint". Your paint is a small container of bleach. I use a toothpick or shishkabob stick depending on what I want to paint. I have no artistic talent whatsoever but my husband is quite talented in that department.

Below are some of  the eggs we did this year and some from the past. We are saving out favorites to give to our daughter when she is on her own. Over time the egg white dries up but the yolk stays intact and you can hear it rolling around inside. My Mom has one that her sister made in 1956 and my oldest one dates back to 1988. It is truly a treasure for our family.

Tigger- Lou Szabo 2009

easter egg

Side profile of Christ- Lou Szabo 2009

easter egg

Easter bunny- Lou Szabo 2003

easter egg

Geo Design-Barb Szabo 2002

easter egg

Confirmation Dove- Erin Szabo

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For those of you to whom drawing comes naturally, I can imagine some beautiful creations....possibly even a house drawn on the egg. It may make a nice gift for a client, particularly if you give them a nice assortment.
And did I mention that it's about as inexpensive as a project can be?

Note: If your kids try these you may want to give them plastic gloves to wear and make sure you cover your work area well. I usually use lots of newspaper.

If you would like to buy or sell a home in Broadview Heights Ohio or in the surrounding communities, please call me at 440-263-7496, or you may want to visit my website for more specific information on the communities I service: Brecksville Ohio Real Estate, Broadview Heights Ohio Real Estate, North Royalton Ohio Real Estate Independence Ohio Real Estate, Seven Hills Ohio Real Estate, Parma Ohio Real EstateParma Heights Ohio Real Estate and Middleburg Heights Ohio Real Estate.  Information is obtained from Neohrex and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

 

 

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Richard Weisser
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Barb...

These eggs are awesome. I'm going to try the onion skin technique ,,, looks like fun and I love the natural earthy color!

Apr 21, 2009 06:36 AM #1
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Richard, They are truly beautiful especially when one is talented.

Apr 21, 2009 08:15 AM #2
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Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Barb, that is a great idea and I love that it recycles the onion peels! Your eggs are beautiful!

God Bless you and your family!

Apr 21, 2009 12:33 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Barb, this is way cool. I think I had heard of the onion deal, but what creative ways to decorate an egg. Question, do they "taste" like the onion? ;-)

Apr 21, 2009 02:16 PM #4
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Caren, Thanks for stopping by and God bless you too!

Hey there Lady in Red (I love your signature). The possibilities are endless with these if you can draw free hand and they don't taste like onions at all. Thanks Teri!

Apr 21, 2009 02:39 PM #5
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Tony Orefice
Wilkinson ERA/www.TonyORealtor.com - Concord, NC
Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC

Hi Barb,

these eggs are outrageous!! I will definitely try this with the kids. It has been bookmarked!

Apr 21, 2009 03:56 PM #6
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Debra Cernick
DeShazer Ryan Realty - Libby, MT

Barb- What a unique thing and thank for the history that went with the blog. Great family heritage.

Apr 21, 2009 05:06 PM #7
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Tony, My daughter loves to make them. You could even use a small paintbrush for a different effect, but I imagine you would have to throw it away after using it with bleach. Have fun!

@Montana Couintry Real estate, One of these days I will have to look up where it originated. Thanks for stopping by.

Apr 21, 2009 11:03 PM #8
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Wendy Welborne-Kimery
Keller Williams-Lake Norman Mooresville,NC - Mooresville, NC

This looks like the coolest thing.  I've never heard of it  Thanks for sharing.

Apr 22, 2009 03:58 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Wendy, It really is cool and I wonder what other tools one could use to draw on the eggs. I thought a small paint brush would make a neat design. The possibilites are endless.

Apr 22, 2009 04:54 AM #10
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Regina P. Brown
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Barb, they are sure beautiful eggs and you are both so creative!  Don't they start to smell after a while though?  I didn't know you could save them for so long...

Apr 22, 2009 03:37 PM #11
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
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Regina, There isn't the least bit of odor unless it cracks. Then you better run....LOL

Apr 22, 2009 10:44 PM #12
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