Old, worn, pottery eggs in a hand blown glass jar....
Random shapes, glazes and sizes...
Used to encourage hens to lay or for dealing with temperamental, broody hens who won't get off the nest I was told.
The little ones I presume are for bantams.
Known as "boody" or "clucker" eggs here in the North of England.... Are there any other names from different parts of the country I wonder?
No chicks with these pottery eggs, but a little cutie in this half shell.
It hangs over a magnet in the plastic shell and wobbles in and out when held in the hand.
No value but it makes me smile with its funny little face!
Finally, a Victorian treen egg...
The Columbian Egg Needle Case.
It unscrews and the base of the egg pushes up,
To reveal a pop up dispenser with a hole, which when turned to the different number on the side, releases the right size needle.
However, I am not sure if it saw much needlework service... It would drive me nuts filling the seperate compartments and having to push and twist each time I needed a needle.
Much prefer my French toile, egg shaped pin cushion given to me ages ago by lovely Jo Ross of Hesta Nesta ( no longer blogging.. Boo hoo..but on Facebook now with far too many Pugs by her AGA and a great eye for vintage costume and accessories )
Gateshead Fair tomorrow and Miss Ottie is coming along for the ride...
Should be fun!