I don’t celebrate Easter, which means I don’t dye eggs. That said, I’ve always loved a blue egg. I have a framed illustrated print from an old book of three eggs that used to hang in my study with the robin’s egg blue bead board ceiling when we lived in Chevy Chase. I also have a tiny triptych by Tabitha Vevers that includes an ivory egg on velvet.
The color and textural pattern of the eggs here, created by Jess of Magpie Paper Works, are gorgeous. She dyed the spotted grey-purple eggs in an overnight-bath of grape juice and vinegar. The vinegar reacts with the calcium shells to produce the mottled effect. To make the bluish-teal eggs, she boiled a cut-up head of red cabbage, added a few teaspoons of baking soda, cooled & strained the mix, and dunked the eggs overnight.