From Russia with Love District: Faberge-inspired egg finds a home for Easter

egg winner1 It’s a Fab Easter for Ambleside guest house owner Paul McDougall who won an online competition. The prize was an Easter Egg decorated in Faberge style by Windermere-based Alison Tordoff of Fidget Design. Alison’s egg was placed in one of the china mugs from her Love District range which pays tribute to the landscape, history and traditions of the Lake District. She was inspired by the jewelled eggs created by the iconic Russian company. Paul, who owns the Eldergrove B&B  in Ambleside, said that he always entering competitions – but enjoys always eating chocolate more. A Fabergé egg is one of a limited number of jewelled eggs created by Peter Carl Fabergé  and his company between 1885 and 1917. The most famous are those made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers, often called the ‘Imperial’ Fabergé eggs. The House of Fabergé made about 50 eggs, of which 43 have survived. Pictured: Alison presents Paul with the fabulous egg

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