Early Spring: Get Your Home Ready for Easter with Emma Bridgewater 

From the sprouting tulips to wicker baskets, the stretch in the evenings to the constant source of chocolate- there’s no denying the beauty of Easter. It’s a time of year that’s eagerly anticipated by adults and children alike. However, thanks to the bank holidays and school breaks, this time of year also comes with a flurry of visits from family and friends. This means that once you look past the fluffy chicks and egg-hunts, Easter is really a time that puts your hosting skills up to the test. You may feel as though your festive decorations have only just been taken down, but it’s time to replace the sparkles and tinsel with bright pastels and polka dots. Not quite sure where to begin? Here’s our guide to get your home ready for Easter, with Emma Bridgewater.

To start, every good host must have a functioning, high-quality kettle in their kitchen. This is a non-negotiable. For extra points, find one with adorable heart-shaped patterning to liven up the room. Here at YCB, we’re huge fans of this Russell Hobbs Pink Hearts Kettle. Not only does it fit in perfectly with the cute and clean kitchen aesthetic, but it pours beautifully into the teacups of your visitors. 

Sitting loud and proud next to your kettle should be a reliable toaster. To avoid keeping your guests waiting, we’d recommend a four slice toaster like this one from Russell Hobbs. That way, you can dish out plate after plate without fear of anyone going hungry. What’s more, with its heart-shaped design to match the kettle, this essential kitchen duo is bound to receive plenty of compliments. 

When serving up your toast and tea, why not stick to an Easter theme? Here’s where Emma Bridgewater’s Easter collection comes into play. Bringing joy to the kitchen table, this patterned pottery will be sure to leave a lasting impression on the friends and family gathered around it. Subtly designed for year-round use, yet hand painted with enough pastels and polka-dots to make it undeniably Easer-themed, this Teacup & Saucer Set is sitting high on our wish list.

To get the little ones involved, present their drink and snack of choice in crockery that will brighten up their afternoon. Keeping them distracted from the abundance of chocolate (for a moment or two) these adorable Yellow Hen Small Mugs are always a crowd-pleaser. 

To match, serve up scones or biscuits on this Yellow Hen 8 1/2 Inch Plate. Handcrafted and hand decorated in Stoke on Trent, this gorgeous matching pair makes for the most exquisite tablescape.

Finally, we have Easter gifts. At this time of year, it’s considered the norm to extend a kind gesture in the form of a sugar-filled egg. However, we have found an alternative that will be sure to make much more of an impression. Come prepared with personalisedpottery to give your nearest and dearest. We simply love this Personalised Easter Eggs 3 Pint Jug. 

Customise it however you please- with ‘Happy Easter’ on the front and the recipient’s name on the base, or perhaps with a special message that they can treasure forever. This jug is perfect for filling up with daffodils and placing on the hall table to welcome visitors- you can’t get much more Easter-ready than that!

To conclude, our minds may jump to chocolate and bank holidayswhen we think of Easter. However, the reality is far more special. Easter is an opportunity to reach out to your nearest and dearest and invite them over to celebrate and reconnect. This year, bring your hosting skills to new levels and get your home ready with tea-party essentials, festive crockery and thoughtful gifts to leave a lasting impression on your visitors!

Josie Wilkins

Josie is a Journalism graduate from Galway, Ireland. In her free time, she writes for her blog, Naturally Fuelled (@josiewilkins on instagram). When she isn't writing, she enjoys playing the one song she knows on the piano, 'I Giorni', saving the postman from her aggressive Shorkie, and defending brussels sprouts as an all-year-round snack!