Oh glorious spring! How fabulous you are with your chirpy birds, babbling brooks and the promise of great newness and change to come. For just such a festive occasion, this collection celebrates the egg, an iconic springtime symbol of renewal and optimism.
For many of us, the egg is also a staple of the breakfast table. Yet there are very few ways to display the elegance of an egg without it rolling out from under your hands. That’s where the egg cup comes into play!
Who are you?
I’m Helen Foers of Storeyshop.
What are you collecting?
When did you start?
A few years ago.
How many do you have?
30 so far!
Where do you find them?
Vintage and junks shops, charity shops, car boot sales and in wrapping paper as my friends and family have started giving them to me for birthdays and bringing them back from holidays!
Where do you keep them?
In the kitchen cupboards, much to my husband’s annoyance. I have two decks of them stacked on and under vintage cake stands.
What’s an interesting story behind one?
Only one egg cup in my collection is my husband’s. He had it when he was little. It’s one of the ones with legs. I had one with legs when I was young too so we got them together and they’re now a couple.
What piece would you like to add?
Next on my list is one of Heidi Burton’s illustrated egg cups. I’d also like to find more with names and other typography.
Why do you love them?
I love boiled eggs and I love collecting. Perfect!
Which one is your favourite and why?
My pink plastic one with my name on it. I’ve had it as long as I can remember. My little brother had a blue one with his name on it, too. Maybe it’s where my love of personalised products stems from!
What else do you collect?
Other ceramics and chinaware. I have rather a lot of plates and saucers. Choosing which plate and egg cup combo to go for when having a boiled egg is always a tough one!
Helen’s incredible personalised hand cut paper works will add an artistic touch to all of your daily celebrations. Her custom made cards are brilliant and beautiful (I’ve given many away to loved ones as cherished gifts!). So hop on over and visit her beautiful shop and blog.
What do you collect? What makes a great collection? Please tell us in the comments below.
I’m Kristal Davis (a.k.a. rikrak) and I just love seeing what folks are collecting. I feel it tells us a little bit about what inspires them. The Collectors series, first published on my own little blog is 11 and a half quick questions with a wonderful artist on what they’re collecting — apart from their art supplies!