Easter eggs table decoration ideas
It really does feel as though spring is just around the corner: I’ve filled my home with narcissi from the Scilly Isles, the clocks have gone forward and the days are light, and sometimes sunny. Easter falls early this year, and decorating my house for the festival is all part of my spring celebrations.

Easter eggs table decoration ideas

When Holly and I were little girls, my mother always used to do a fantastic Easter breakfast table, covered in teeny tiny chickens and lots of chocolate eggs, so I thought I’d put together my version of the Easter table,  in advance of Easter Sunday this weekend. (On Monday I made Easter nests for my godchildren.)

I’ve never forgotten how wonderful it was to burst into the previously locked dining room to see a table laden with chicks and chocolate.

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The centrepiece is a branch, handily blown onto the flat roof next door, from which I’ve hung these pretty blown and painted hanging eggs from John Lewis (£9.95). They’re happily not real, or my clumsiness would have smashed them several times over.

Easter eggs table decoration ideas

I bought boxes of tiny fluffy chicks from the very useful 99p shop and perched them on the eggs.

Easter eggs table decoration ideas chicks

I placed it in a small square vase with a narrow neck, filled with water to weigh it down.

Easter eggs table decoration ideas

The main focus is the straw centrepiece running the entire length of the table – I used a small bag of straw from the local pet shop (£3).

If you can’t get your hands on straw, try using coloured raffia (I saw some in the 99p shop) or, if you are lucky enough to live in the country, long handfuls of grass cut from the verges. (Don’t do this in advance as it will discolour overnight).

Easter eggs table decoration ideas

Of course, an Easter breakfast should include boiled eggs. The lovely white animal egg cups are from the Animal Egg Cup Set, £19 for 4, West Elm, and the plates are vintage Mason’s Ironstone in Blue Vista, which I found on my beloved eBay. The cutlery is from my vintage canteen, also sourced from eBay.

The beautiful cut glass water glasses were inherited from my grandmother, but we’ve found these ones which are almost identical from John Lewis for a bargainous £5

Easter egg cups table decoration ideas

No Easter table would be complete without lots of chocolate eggs. The foiled Little Rainbow Eggs are from  Fortnum & Mason (£9.95) and the glass candy bowls are actually pressed glass tea light holders from IKEA. (£2.25)

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These  utterly delicious praline ganache blue and white eggs (below) are from the Truffle Eggs Cracked Box, 150g, £19.50, Fortnum & Mason.
fortnum mason Easter eggs table decoration ideas
The lovely random bunny is actually the Rupert the Rabbit Door Stop, £54 from West Elm.

Easter eggs table decoration ideas

Easter eggs table decoration ideas

I found this box of cracked decorative quails’ eggs at Covent Garden market for £8, and scattered them all over the table – I used about a quarter of the box. But, of course you could use normal egg shells from hard boiled eggs.

decorative broken quails eggs

I bought armfuls of narcissi, (at Covent Garden Market), bunched them together in my hand, tied them with twine, and placed them in old washed jam jars, as I didn’t want the vases to be too high.

Easter table decoration ideas

The beautiful ridged off-white jug, which I am using for milk, is by Jasper Conran from his beautiful brand new line for Wedgwood.

Easter eggs table decoration ideas

No Easter table would be complete without piles of Hot Cross Buns. I have made my own before, a rather leaden attempt, for an Easter brunch at Judy’s in New York, but I do love these luxury ones from Marks & Spencer’s.

hot cross bun bread butter pudding

And, if you have any left over, you could make my epic Hot Cross Bun Bread & Butter Pudding – recipe on LLG here. AND handily a revised version is in my cookbook Friends, Food, Family too. (Naturally!)

Easter eggs table decoration ideas

Mmmmmm. I collect lots of wooden boards for serving platters – this one is from Tiger, but IKEA, The White Company (these ones), and John Lewis (here) are good hunting grounds too.

Easter eggs table decoration ideas

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Rupert the Rabbit Door Stop, £54, West Elm
Foil Wrapped Little Rainbow Eggs, 125g,  £9.95 and blue and white eggs from Truffle Eggs Cracked Box, 150g, £19.50, both Fortnum & Mason.
Pressed glass Tealight Holders,  £2.25, IKEA.
Decorative hanging eggs: 12 Bright Eggs, £9.50, John Lewis.
Fluffy chicks from 99p store.
Small china rabbit -Sasha’s own. (bought in Malaysia) but there are wonderful mini bunnies that LIGHT UP here at Handpicked Collection.

Table cloth from £45 at John Lewis , similar here.
Animal Egg Cup Set, £19 for 4, West Elm
Tisbury Milk/Cream Jug, £22, Jasper Conran for Wedgwood
Blue Vista Masons plates are vintage from eBay.
Vintage canteen of cutlery from eBay. Story on the blog about it here, and similar available here.
Vintage Linen Napkins, £25, White Company.

Hot cross buns, eight for £2.50 from Marks & Spencer
Wooden board bought in store from Tiger UK.

Glass bottle from Graham & Green.
Hakuji Porcelain Square Bowl Small (for butter), £2.95, Muji
Glasses are vintage, inherited, but similar would be the Paloma Tumbler, £5.00, John Lewis

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11 comments

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Love the abundance of it

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You’ve gone to so much effort – and it all looks lovely. What’s more – it’s sunny!! Happy Easter to you and your family.

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This is all so lovely and festive! It’s really getting me in the mood for Easter – suddenly my Cadbury mini eggs littered haphazardly on my dining table looks practically drab in comparison! x

Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

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and the best thing? It took barely ten minutes to do. Sure, the pimping for the pics took a while, (and some balancing on stepladders), but really, strew straw, shake over a bag of eggs, plonk flowers in jam jar…DONE! LLGxx

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Absolutely beautiful as always xxxx

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The decorations look so nice, warm and cute. Love them.

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That’s absolutely lovely Sasha! And what a gorgeous window too… with a very London view!

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I love this.
Yesterday my daughter Violet and I were doing the same sort of thing. My mother in law is visiting today, she is 90, a large meal is overwhelming for her now, so we’re putting on a tea party instead of a massive dinner. We spent time adding yellow and violet coloured chicks all over the table, cackling like total idiots as we did so. just something so funny about these little chaps, and seeing them perched atop tea pots and in between flowers!
Your table looks utterly gorgeous. So pretty.
Happy Easter.

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Love this – so much effort so lovely and reminds me of my childhood Easters xx

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Sasha, this looks like a dream-come-true. Now, I wish I’d decorated my Easter table this way. *You are never too old for cute yellow chickens and chocolate eggs* x

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This looks amazing! i can’t wait until my friends start having babies (or their babies grow up enough to appreciate this sort of thing) so I can start having ALL THIS FUN with them!

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