Yesterday I had the chance to visit the one and only Eggshelland. Eggshelland, according to the friendly people there I spoke with, is a unique 54-year Easter tradition in Lyndhurst, Ohio in which the Manolio family began placing colored Easter eggs onto their trees and bushes years ago, and has since grown into a yearly ritual to create stunning Eggshell mosaics on their front lawn. The display started as 750 eggshells back in 1957, and is boasting this year over 22,000 painted eggshells, forming images of Old Friends and New, including Mario, Luigi, and the Muppets. It’s amazing!
The best part, I think, is that they have a deal with Sidewalk Cafe in Painesville, Ohio in which the cafe uses the eggs and Eggshelland uses the eggshells. It’s good to know that 22,000 eggs haven’t gone to waste, AND I hear that the Sidewalk Cafe makes a mean omelet.
Eggshelland is both impressive and completely awesome! I might have to stop by again sometime next week when they’re all finished and the eggshells are all lit up!
Oh, and check out their documentary!