Thursday, March 11, 2021

Thrifty Find- Vintage German Paper Mache Easter Eggs

Hi My Friends!

I have been on the lookout for a 

Vintage Paper Mache egg for years....

I really only wanted one, but they were

nowhere to be found...for my budget..

until now.

Today I found 4 large eggs at my favorite

Thrift Shop.

Two of the eggs had something

 inside but they were taped closed- 

I made by purchase and went to my car.

I couldn't wait to give the eggs a better look.

The two that were taped closed had two more nested inside!

That was an unexpected surprise.

Yes, alone in the car I let out a squeal and did a little happy dance.


The pictures remind me of old storybooks!






Two chicks singing away!





This bunny is getting into the chocolate eggs- yum!


Bunny in the Daisies



This couple is dress up in their best outfit!




This duck looks mischievous. Not sure what he's up to, but he is

bringing an umbrella just in case.




Riding a scooter making a delivery!


My favorite, I think.

Two chicks in a sailboat,

being watched by a snail on shore.








How to Date Paper Mache Eggs from Germany

Look inside the egg-

Eggs stamped German were produced before 1918

Eggs stamped German Republic are dated from 1918 through 1933

Those eggs stamped East Germany, German Democratic Republic,

West Germany or Federal Republic of Germany were made

after World War ll 




SEE'S Candy Corp. still has some Eggs available at Eastertime.

https://www.sees.com/easter-candy/easter-treasure-egg/757.html?cgid=easter-candy

Even the newer eggs seem to be highly desirable by collectors.












Do you remember these?

What's your favorite candy that you hoped

would be in your basket at Easter?

XO Lisa S :)


I love black jelly beans and 

Robin Eggs ( Malted Balls )




28 comments:

  1. These are so gorgeous and perfect for Easter!! I think my favorite would have to be the Hersey eggs and Robin Eggs as well :)
    Jenna ♥
    Stay in touch? Life of an Earth Muffin

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    1. Jenna,
      I can't trust myself around those Robin Eggs!
      Thanks for visiting today-
      xo Lisa S

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  2. World Market has in the past carried very authentic looking papermache eggs in lots of sizes...so pretty and 'old world'. Lovely post...makes me want to dig my repro's out! Hugs, Sandi

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    1. Sandi,
      Awesome tip! I have a World Market nearby, I'm going to check it out this weekend!
      xo Lisa S

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  3. What beautiful Easter Eggs. I love finding decorative eggs.

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    1. I have to admit I was pretty excited.
      Thanks for letting me share with you it's almost like shopping with a friend.
      xo Lisa S

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    1. Thank you, Linda-
      It's so nice to have you visit!
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Wow, you were lucky to find such a treasure! Robin Eggs were always my favorite! Yum!

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    1. Hello Teediddydee! I was so excited. I haven't been finding much lately.
      Yes! Robin Eggs are the best. I see them at the store but I'm holding off as long as possible:)
      xo Lisa S

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  6. This post is so timely! My brother and I each had an egg just like these that we used in our Easter basket. I have mine displayed on my porch and I was looking for information to include when I share it in my blog post on Monday. If you want to see mine, it's in this post from a few years ago: https://www.virginiasweetpea.com/more-vintage-easter-decorations/

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    1. Paula,
      What a sweet keepsake! I will stop over to see:)
      xo Lisa S

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  7. What a wonderful vintage find!

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    1. Jeanne,
      Thank you- I'm glad I could share my excitement with friends:)
      xo Lisa S

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  8. I have several vintage eggs like these and I bought several new ones at Tuesday Mornings 3 years ago at 90 % off..They were all under a dollar each!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Debbie,
      That's awesome. I don't have a Tuesday Morning store. It sounds like an amazing store. Maybe I should try to find one and take a road trip. I've heard they have a lot of craft supplies.
      Have a great week! Thanks for visiting:)
      xo Lisa S

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  9. Congratulations on the great find! Wonderful to discover that the eggs were nested inside. Instant collection! Are these dated?

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    1. Hi Sarah,
      Thank you! One of the eggs are from the 1930's. The others have markings that would be after WWI. The eggs from SEE'S are from the 80's. They really are a fun little collection.
      Thank you for visiting.
      xo Lisa S

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  10. These are gorgeous and such a great find. You definitely need to treasure these. Thanks for sharing them. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Donna,
      Thank you so much for hosting-and letting us share with you.
      xo Lisa S

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  11. Lisa, these eggs are beautiful with all their cheery colors! What a wonderful find!!! Over the years I've had or given our kids the See's metal ones, but oddly enough I always gave my kids M&M candy toys at holidays. We have a huge collection of M&M Christmas, Valentines, and a very few Easter toys. The candy is long gone, of course! ;)'

    Enjoy your beautiful eggs and be sure to put a label inside at least one of them to tell when they are dated. If I ever get to Germany again, I'll look for some. <3

    Happy spring,
    Barb :)

    p.s. I featured your post this week! SYS #269.

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    1. Thank you Barb!
      M&M'S are so colorful they make a great collection. My kids loved those too! I'm glad I could share my thrill of the hunt with you.
      xo Lisa S

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  12. What a jackpot! I love these vintage eggs. Featuring when my party opens up tonight!

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  13. They are beautiful, Lisa! What a wonderful find! Thank ou for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link party Community. Take care and I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

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    1. April,
      It's such an honor to be able to hang out with you!
      xo Lisa S

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  14. What a great find and a bonus that you found more inside.

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