E is for EGG
I have once again found I have a collection, this time of Egg Coddlers and Egg cups. Of course I have a story of how this started.
My Mother went to England back in the '80's and brought me several fun gifts. One was this Egg Coddler,... an egg coddler, a porcelain cup or ramekin with a lid used similarly to a bain-marie. The inside of the egg coddler is first buttered in order to flavour the egg and allow it to be removed more easily. A raw egg (sometimes with additional flavourings) is then broken into the coddler, which is then placed in a pan of near-boiling water for 7-8 minutes.
Coddlers have been manufactured by Royal Worcester in Worcester, UK, since at least the 1890s, and were probably invented there. Many companies now make egg coddlers, and some are highly sought after collectors’ items.
Over time I picked up a few at Thrift stores and my Mother gave me another one she also bought in England.
This one was made by COALPORT , a member of the Wedgewood group. I love the Blue design on this coddler.
This was found at a thrift shop, it was only $1 probably because the top ring is broken, but I still have it. This was made by Wedgewood.
Both of these small coddlers are made by Royal Worchester
I must admit to never having used these to coddle eggs which I imagine are close to our so called 'soft boiled'
The Egg cup collection started quite by accident as many collections do. I found two little egg cups in the thrift store for a very inexpensive price (cheap!) and they were cute with fruits & veggies on them. I thought they would look cute with colored eggs .
Well as things often do I found another one. This one was milk glass with a lovely pale green on it.
Two milk glass egg cups followed
Then last August on the Longest Yard Sale I bought this one
I don't see a lot of vintage egg cups at the thrift but I do love them and it's a slow growing collection.
So since I love Eggs....scrambled, poached,fried, hard boiled, egg salad, deviled eggs and Omelets, this seems a natural collection!
That's it for this weeks Alphabe-Thursday and Vintage Thingy Thursday. Be sure to go by and check out all the other posts.