Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Creative Egg cups

Flower arrangements in eggshells by Martha Stewart

Eggshell votives

Ceramic handmade egg cups by Sorbet Living

Ceramic handmade egg cups by Patchwork Daisy

Polka dot egg cups by Omlet

Egg cups by Crate and Barrel

Miniamo egg cups by Kitchen Fanatics

Egg Cup-Ceramic by Live Laugh Love

Jolly egg cups by Berryred

Farmer's Egg Crate by Anthropologie

Design-a wooden egg cup by Baker Ross

What Easter breakfast table would be complete without egg cups for your freshly boiled eggs! As I didn't have any egg cups that went with my colour theme I recently purchased the design a wooden egg cups and have started painting them in the pastel colour paints I used to decorate my Easter bird houses last year. This year I am having guests for afternoon tea at Easter so I was thinking of putting chocolate eggs in mine, but I also love Martha's idea of putting flowers or candles in the empty egg shells.

I hope to finish painting my egg cups soon and I will post the pics up here.

Have a sweet day!

Monday, 29 March 2010

Bunny Jewellery

Dolly by Anna Lou
Small bunny kisses necklace by Anna Lou

Bunny kisses hairslide by Anna Lou

Magical bunny necklace by Anna Lou

Look how cute the bunny necklace is from the new "Dolly" range for mini Anna Lou ladies - a great alternative to chocolate for an Easter gift.

I thought my London-based web readers might want to know that Anna Lou is holding a Flash Sale at Anna Lou on Wednesday 31st March 2010. For 2 hours only, at the Anna Lou of London shop at 21 Fouberts Place W1F 7QE (around the corner from Liberty) everything, including new season items will be 50% off from 1-3pm.

Birdies necklace by Anna Lou
This includes the new birdies necklace from the 'Notice me' prints collection - usually £28, so will be just £14 in the sale.

The sale is guest-list only and you can register here:

Have a sweet day!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Pretty fresh Easter

Pretty fresh Easter
This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you a pretty fresh Easter palette with these gorgeous pics. Check back soon for some more of the most inspirational photographers on Flickr.

Some beautiful shots from my Flickr favourites (clockwise from top left):

Have a great day!

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Easter Wreaths

Bird's Nest Wreath from Williams Sonoma

Easter Egg Wreath by Pottery Barn Kids

Almond Joy by Country Living

Easter Bunny Wreath by Dotcomgiftshop

Easter Egg Wreath in Pink Green by Target

Speckled Eggs Easter Wreath by John Lewis

Speckled Easter Egg Wreath by Pier 1

Glitter Egg Wreath

Last year I bought my Easter wreath from John Lewis and hung it on my door. This year I am bringing it inside and hanging it from my deer head.

Have a sweet day!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

The Seasonal Barn

I recently featured some of the lovely Easter decorations from The Seasonal Barn in my Easter tree hanging ornaments post.

The lovely ladies at The Seasonal Barn contacted me to give you, my sweet readers, 10% off any order that you place with them by 31st March 2010.

To qualify for the 10% discount, just enter the following code at checkout: TJEAST

So, whether you are looking for more Spring or Easter Decorations, an Easter Gift or perhaps some pretty Easter wrapping, check out the lovely shop here.

Speckled hanging eggs (set of 4) by The Seasonal Barn

Hares and hearts egg basket by The Seasonal Barn

Mr McGregor's Vegetable Patch set by The Seasonal Barn

Coloured speckled eggs (set of 4) by The Seasonal Barn

Knitted Flopsy bunny

Spring cotton ribbons by The Seasonal Barn

Have a sweet day and happy shopping!

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Needle felted eggs

Needle felted eggs

A few weeks ago I chose a selection of gorgeous needle felted pics for my Flickr faves Sunday post, Felted Cute. I was so impressed I decided to give it a go! I picked up some polystyrene eggs, some roving in pink, cream and lilac, and a needle felting tool at a local craft store.

I love the results and want to do some more so I've ordered some more polystyrene eggs and roving, in aqua and pale green, to match my Easter palette.

Have a sweet day!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Easter Table Decorations

Easter bird house!

Easter bird house stack!

Festival and Practical by Country Living

Egg Dish by Better Homes and Gardens

Colorful Candy Box by Country Living

Easter Egg Vase by Better Homes and Gardens

Easter Egg bowl by Pottery Barn

Welcome Spring by Better Homes and Gardens

Floral Nests by Better Homes and Gardens

Handblown Nest Bell Jar by Williams Sonoma

Mini nests by Williams Sonoma

Birdcage Centerpiece by Country Living

Rabbits and Flowers by Better Homes and Gardens

Spring Nest by Country Living

Egg Flower Cups by Better Homes and Gardens

Tulip Design by Better Homes and Gardens

Last year for my Easter Table I hand painted bird houses and stuck chocolate-filled egg nests inside them. To see how, just click the link below the top pics. This year I intend to use them again but will add a few paper flowers and butterflies, like in the mini nests pic. I also want to add more fresh flowers to my table.

P.S. Click any of the links (blue lettering) in any of my posts to be linked through to the how-to or store of interest.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Decorating eggs

Natural egg dyes by family fun

Paper napkin decoupage eggs by Martha Stewart

Glitter eggs by Martha Stewart

Pretty patterned Easter eggs by Country Living

Glitter sticker eggs by Martha Stewart

Beaded eggs by Martha Stewart

Velvet trimmed eggs by Martha Stewart

Striped crepe paper eggs by Martha Stewart

Tissue paper eggs by Martha Stewart

Leaf printed eggs by Family Fun

Lace eggs by Martha Stewart

Above are some of the ways you can decorate eggs for Easter. I'm favouring the pastel painted ones with a white motif for my plastic eggs.

Have a sweet day!