I like dressed eggs and deviled eggs. I like to eat them. I like to make them. I like to take them to food sharing occasions because others, especially men, like them too. What you may be asking yourself is the difference in a dressed egg and a deviled egg? Well, if you make them really spicy and sprinkle the top with cayenne pepper you have deviled eggs but if you make the filling more mild and sprinkle paprika on the top of them you have dressed eggs. A boy child once asked me how you got naked eggs, I guess that would be if you didn't sprinkle anything on top of the filling.
Once upon a time, long, long ago in another lifetime, I saw an egg plate in an antique mall that was a beautiful green color. I said how pretty it was and my wonderful friend went back and got it for me for Christmas. Here is a picture of the egg plate. I use it all the time but especially during the holidays because it is so goreous and I always, always, always think of her.
So that is how it began...Others heard me talking about how much I loved the egg plate and how great it was to get it as a gift so they thought that I would love it if they got me an egg plate. And they are correct! I love each and every one. Apparently I am not the only one who loves an egg plate. There are entire webpages dedicated to them. Eggplates "dot" com has some beautiful egg plates as well as the history of egg plates. It was very interesting to read and to see that I am not alone in my love of the egg plate.
Within the last few years, I have gotten several other egg plates. The same wonderful friend got me a beautiful one that I could find a picture of. It is a fantastic green tree shaped plate with snow , cardinals, and ribbon. It is by Susan Winget and called Winter Wonderland. Apparently, it is so special there aren't any for sale on the internet. Who would have thought it was possible for something to exsist and not be for sale on the internet.
Aren't they beautiful!
Don't they make you smile
and remember Sunday dinner
at Grandmother's house?
I think that is why I love egg plates and am so charmed by them. They make me think of social times and simpler times when life was slower and more relaxed.
Do you have any collections? Did you start collecting on purpose or was it an accident like mine?