Monday, March 18, 2013

The Perfect Egg Cup

Remember when we got back from London and I said that Drew discovered he likes soft boiled eggs and toasted soldiers? Therefore I needed to find the perfect egg cup so I could serve this breakfast to him here in the US.

Well it turns out the search for the perfect egg cup wasn't so hard. And in fact, quite educational. 

This is "egg cup season" and there are A LOT to choose from. 

You can find some really cute vintage ones on Etsy.  

Or in the retails stores like Pottery Barn.  

And who knew there were SO many uses for a little egg cup?

Desk organizers for things like tiny little clothes pins

Vases for tiny little flowers 

Serving dishes for tiny little bites 

and pin cushions for tiny little-- you get it

And yes, you can use them for soft boiled eggs too
This one spoke to me. 
If I ever see it I'm grabbing it so I have somewhere to put my tiny little somethings

But for my picky little guy it had to be just right. Without making much of an investment I came home successful on the first try. It's all about the spin people! 

A basic .99 white one that he can decorate, or I can write little love notes on. 

Just decorate with Sharpies and it washes right off with soap and water. 

Ahhhh the smell of success. Or is that the eggs?...


pve design said...

Eggsellent post my dear. You sure know how to keep things sunny side up! Love how happy your egg eater looks too.

Silver Magpies said...

Ahhh, I love eggs and toast soldiers. My favorite eggcups are the Countryware pattern by Coalport...they look like lettuce leaves :-)

- Nan

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Oh how cute, and inviting. I want eggs for breakfast.

Bonnie said...

Oh, sweet perfection! Love the idea of writing love notes on the cute little cup. I have thought of your search each time I see those precious egg cups. I hope you are having a great week. Bonnie

Mr Paul said...

Sunday morning isnt complete without Egg and soldiers at La Fromagerie in London's Marylebone just before going to the farmers market. Growing up we always referred to it as 'Dippy egg'!

About Last Weekend said...

Hi there, thank for your lovely birthday wishes on my blog. I am crazy about eggs, I sometimes eat three boiled eggs a day. Before they said they were bad for you, now they say they are the wonder food. Well I just keep on eating them. I have to get a cute egg cup to make it a more fun thing - and maybe get my kids eating them too. Love the piccy of your son

Interior Design Musings said...

Now you just need to share your recipe for the perfectly cooked egg to put in it!! I have some egg cups, but the times I've tried to use them, my egg was either raw or hard boiled! M.

Lobster Meets Peach said...

I just "discovered" your blog via PVE and I can't wait to keep reading!

Leslie said...

I have eggs all the time and have forgotten how darling they look nestled in one of these cups. Eggs and toast is a winning combination. Great little containers!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Darling little guy! I like eggs served like that too!