Sunday, 24 April 2011

Delicious Details - Egg Cups

Happy Easter to you, my lovely readers. Wherever you are and however you celebrate, I hope you have a lovely day. For me personally, Easter Sunday always involves a family lunch, an egg hunt with my son and pretty decorations (I know, I can't help myself!). One of my favourite things to use as a decorative prop at this time of year is the humble eggcup. They're versatile, inexpensive, reusable and they come in every colour and pattern. I have quite a few of them which is a little weird as I don't like eggs other than in cake or the chocolate Easter version!

So, if you're looking forward a cute detail for any Spring wedding (or dinner come to that!) then I urge you to get egg-cited about eggcups...

Above - adore the cupcake-in-an-eggcup details here and the pastel ribbon, icing petals and chocolate mini egg topping are perfect finishing touches. It would be great to bring these out with post dinner teas and coffees. Image - Baking Mad

Above - wouldn't these just be great as Spring favours? The 'petals' are made of scalloped edged cupcake cases and these are used to line the egg cup before the little sweets are piled into the centre. Such a simple but effective idea, perfect Wedding DIY. Image - Charm & Cheer

Above - I. Love. This. Oh my goodness, how fabulously pretty is this? Eggcups are filled with spring flowers and arrange on a cake stand. Again, so simple but incredibly beautiful. The little eggcups would also look great set at place settings to bring some colour on to the table and as nosegay favours for the female guests. Adorable yellow edged china and the pale primrose table linen is a brilliant touch (and see, no creases. Ahh, that makes me even happier...) Image - Martha Stewart

Above - I have a personal weakness for hydrangeas so I couldn't resist this image. The flower head has a knot of ribbon tied around the stem before being popped into the eggcup. The ribbon trails prettily over the plate and the little concertina place card spills from the front of the egg cup. Love this. Image - Martha Stewart

Above - how cute are these egg shell candles? Carefully crack the eggs, drain the contents, wash & dry. Then fill with candle wax & a wick. The insides of these shells have been washed with colour to give more of a glow as well which is a great finishing touch. Image - Martha Stewart

Above - this is such a springlike look! The coloured plates and napkin, the pretty little eggcup and the pastel flowers tucked inside it finish this perfectly. Something like this at every place setting would be beautiful or you could group them on a guest book table. Image - via Pinterest

Above - proof that eggcups can work with a more sophisticated look. These lovely Emma Bridgwater eggcups have just had a ribbon added and the egg, with the guest's name written on, is popped inside. Love the folded napkin here and the little stripy clipboard (complete with menu clipped on!) add some more visual interest to this setting. Image - The Knot

Above - a heart filled table and it's all thanks to eggcups! The cups are filled with Ranunculus (another Spring favourite of mine!) and the cups are then arranged into the heart shape. You could do something similar to spell out initials on a guest book or seating card table. The candles in the centre of this heart will make the arrangement glow beautifully when lit. Image - via Budget Wedding Dreams

Above - I love little flag details so these place markers waved to me! The eggcups are filled with moss (or you could use herbs, lavender or anything you like!) and then the flags are stood in. You could use them as place markers or as seating cards, either way, they'll be egg-cellent!! Image - via The Farmchicks

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