The theme this month for Urban Jungle Bloggers – the monthly series hosted by two bloggers, Igor Happy Interior Blog and Judith JOELIX.com, that aims to bring some greenery into our homes – is Easter. As Spring is definitely in the air, I wanted to style an Easter table dotted with some of the lovely, scented blooms that have been blossoming on my small urban balcony. I’m not very religious but Easter for me is a time for new life and fresh beginnings.
It’s been so satisfying to see hyacinth, crocus and daffodil bulbs transform from tiny green peaks to beautiful flowers; it also seemed a shame to keep them on the balcony, where their scent can’t be appreciated and where I hardly get to enjoy them after long work days. As they’ve been slowly springing up, I’ve been snipping stems or taking whole bulbs out of their tubs to scatter around the house in glass jars or bottles (although keeping them attached to their bulb does make them last longer) – it’s lovely having a hint of Spring in the house, even when the skies decide to cloud over outside.
No Easter table would be complete without some sweet treats, of course. When I was younger, we would have an Easter tree, like a Christmas tree, but with some Easter decorations or eggs hanging on the branches of a houseplant. I remember these little fluffy chicks on the tree well, and managed to pick up a couple from Tiger! I also remember Easter egg hunts round the house with Cadbury’s mini-eggs – nowadays I much prefer good, proper 75% or even 85% dark chocolate, (it’s nearly impossible to find dark chocolate eggs…) so I’ve just added a handful of eggs in little espresso cups for decoration. And on that note, I think I’ll dash off now and finish that lemon and poppy seed cake…
Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series started by two bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blog) and Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month they share ideas on how to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks.
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