Egg Warmers


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Egg warmers: women in folk costumes, one knitting and one not knitting Maker unknown Denmark, circa 1950 Wool, thread, cotton 2007.011.006 and .008 - Gift of Helen McBride, in memory of her time in DenmarkEgg warmer: woman in folk costume carrying basket Made by Jenny Sorensen Chicago, Illinois, mid-twentieth century Cotton, wool, paper, metal 1999.043.001 - Gift of Karl Dan Sorensen


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A to Z to A Danish Heritage Food Traditions Household Furnishings

These are not dolls – they serve a purpose! These charming miniatures act as covers for the hard- or soft-boiled eggs often found on a Danish breakfast table, keeping them warm until they can be eaten.


  • These charming dolls keep boiled eggs warm on the breakfast table.


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