Spring holidays and gatherings are often timed for brunch. And what is breakfast without eggs? Eggs are served in a variety of ways; while soft boiled eggs are not commonly offered in group settings, they were commonplace in the days of yore. And those hard boiled eggs were always served in egg cups. Egg cups are a delightful collectible, not only for their stand-alone beauty, but also for their versatility.
In the photograph above, egg cups are used as vases for tiny flowers which are placed in part ially whole egg shells. The egg cup in the photograph below holds a small bouquet and doubles as a placecard holder.
In the photographs below, several egg cups are gathered and filled with spring's blossoms. What a cheerful centerpiece either would make!
Egg cups can also be accented with botanical decor as rendered in the photograph below.
Using egg cups as votives, or birthday candles if the occasion is timely, is a creative use for egg cups, too.
Egg cups can be used for their original purpose, too, to serve eggs . . . or small portions of salads.
The use of egg cups in spring decor is a great way to celebrate and decorate the season of new beginnings.
Originally published April 5, 2009.