Having the family over this Easter? Here are our top ten picks to help your dining table look bright and seasonal, even if it’s grey outside.
1. Liberty mixed patterns mini crackers, Meri Meri
Who says crackers are just for Christmas? Decorated with classic Liberty patterns and embellished with pink satin ribbon this set of six stylish party crackers is perfect for a special spring celebration. Contains jokes and confetti. £10 for a set of six, available from Sisters Guild.
2. Sitting resin silver rabbit, The Magical Story
At just £3.99 each, you can dot these silver resin rabbit ornaments around the room. Make them into part of an Easter centrepiece, or decorate the mantlepiece. Measures 7 x 5 x 19cm. Available from The Magical Story in two different designs.
3. Set of four napkins in Eastnor stripe, Cottage in the Hills
These napkins, in soft spring colours of blue, grey and white and sage green, will add the finishing touch to any Easter meal. Made in Portugal from organic cotton, they cost £20 for a set of four from Cottage in the Hills.
4. Gardening fabric placemats, Sophie Allport
Decorate your dining or kitchen table with these fabric placemats in a seasonal gardening design, which features bunnies, wheel barrows, cabbages, watering cans and small green seedlings on a pale cabbage green background. Made of two layers of fabric glue bonded together, these would also cheer up an outdoor dining table if the weather is kind enough! £7 each, available from Sophie Allport.
5. Easter bunny banner
For a quick and cheerful Easter decoration that won’t break the bank. how about this bunny banner? With cut out bunny silhouettes in an orange and white spot print, it costs just £1 from Poundland.
6. Chelsea serving bowl, Solavia Glassware
Create a simple centrepiece for your Easter table with this handmade glass serving bowl. Fill it with colourful foil-wrapped mini Easter eggs, citrus fruit or spring flowers for an instant table decoration. £19.90, available from Solavia Glassware.
7. Set of four ‘chicken feet’ egg cups, BIA
These quirky chicken footed egg cups will cheer up the breakfast table on Easter Sunday, and the different colours mean you can keep track of whose is whose. Matching spoons also available. £14 for a set of four, available from Not Just Jugs.
8. Linen egg cosy with embroidered bunting, Nutmeg and Sage
Need to keep that boiled egg toasty while the rest of the family have a Bank Holiday lie in? These cute linen egg cosies with appliqued gingham bunting are lined and padded for insulation. Available in a range of colours, they cost £10 each from Nutmeg and Sage.
9. Hyacinth scented candle, Annabel James
If you’ve gone to a lot of trouble to make your house look bright and springlike, remember to scent it as well! This hyacinth scented candle made with pure essential oils will infuse the room with a delicious floral scent. Hand poured natural 100% natural plant wax candle with cotton wick, in a recycled glass holder with flower and bee print. £16.50, available from Annabel James.
10. Set of six Easter egg decorations, Idyll Home
Made of plastic, these pretty eggs are robust enough to hang more or less anywhere. Use them to decorate a twig as a centrepiece, as napkin markers or hang them from the back of chairs. £18.95 for the set, available from Idyll Home.