We don't celebrate Easter in our home, no reason - we just don't. We rarely purchase or eat chocolate shaped eggs, other than those that are shared in the workplace. But we do occasionally eat free range eggs.
This Friday I thought I would share some egg cups in my home. Now before I do, I must say, neither of us really do dippy eggs, but I do like kitchenalia and many of these egg cups were picked up mostly for aesthetic reasons, than for functional reasons.
First up, these farm animals shaped egg cups - hen, sheep and pig. I did also have a cow, but it's head fell off and there was a crack in the cup itself so it was lobbed.
Next I picked up these old fashioned egg cup holders from a charity shop with my mother in law a couple of years back when I moved back to Wales. They weren't in great condition when I brought them home, and they are sadly deteriorating, but I do like them.
I nicked this idea from Nigella Lawson, she had an egg cup with her name. I found some gold paint in a tube and made one for myself, it was very unlikely I would find a egg cup with my name on it.
Two rather modern egg character egg cups with hat and spoon. These Alessi Cico are brand new and were still in its original box. These were also picked up from a charity shop a few months ago for a £1 each as I know they are quite often expensive to purchase brand new. I will have to give them to a friend with a child, who may appreciate it, as it will only remain in its box in our home.
And finally a rather humble glass one in the shape of a chicken. I think this may have been my first egg cup as I've had it for years.
Whoops, I tell a fib, I remembered these beautiful handcrafted and hand paited pottery ones that my mother in law gave me. I've shared it on my blog before but couldn't help doing so once again. So that is six egg cups, not five.
May I will also take the opportunity to share some egg recipes from my blog archive.
Supernatural Green Quiche with Spirulina Shortcrust Pastry
My Big Fat Persian Kuku
Green Harissa Pouched Eggs with Aubergines
Finally I am sharing this blog post is being shared with Amy who is hosting Five on Fridays over at Love Made My Home.