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Friday, April 22, 2011

Victorian Easter Egg Meanings - The Delineator Magazine

Recently, a member, Martha, of my Afternoon Tea Across America Yahoo group posted some information she found in a Victorian Delineator magazine from 1894. The article was called Fortune Eggs. The Delineator was a Victorian combination of Good Housekeeping, Vogue and Crafts and was a trend and style setter of the late Victorian period.

The article said:
The one who gets an egg of white
In life shall find supreme delight

A striped egg bodes care & strife
A sullen man or scolding wife

The one who gets a golden egg
Will plenty have and never beg

The one who floral egg obrains
Will go through life by country lanes

A Silver egg will bring much joy
And happiness without alloy

The one who gets an egg of brown
Will have establishment in town

A lucky one - the egg of pink
The owner ne'er sees danger's brink

The one who gets an egg of purple shade
Will die a bachelor or old maid

The one who gets an egg of blue
Will find a sweetheart fond & true

The one who gets an egg of green
Will jealous be and not serene

Well...that should give everyone something fun to think about if you have any Easter egg hunts in your future. We have one for the kids at church tomorrow followed by a barbecue potluck which we are looking forward to.

And here is an egghead couple -  a porcelain eggcup and salt and pepper set from stock at Antiques And Teacups I think are really cute! Perfect for dealing with those Easter eggs! For more info, click on the photo.

Have a great day tomorrow....we are expecting the warmest day this year! WooHoo!!!


  1. Good Evening Sweet Friend...
    What a beautiful share. I did not know all these stories about the eggs, and it is SO interesting. Seeing as how I always liked the floral eggs, I guess that is why I love country lanes. So cute. Thank you for sharing with me.

    I also love the beautiful ladies you have shared. Aren't they just gorgeous? I simply adore the bride.

    Your egg couple are so darn cute. I have never seen a set like this. Quite a prize to have.

    Thank you for sharing sweet friend. Have a glorious weekend. Happy Easter. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

  2. how interesting! would love to be able to read one of the magazines, love looking at the adds etc. Happy Easter to you and your family!


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