Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bunnies and Blossoms

Spring is officially here! Time to set a table for spring and Easter brunches!

I gathered an assortment of bunnies and placed them in the center and at each place setting.

Medium blue plates in a trellis design are set on placemats in spring hues. Trellises are forever associated with garden flowers and seemed the perfect complement to the table theme.

Pairs of small bunnies on coordinating trays are the cutest salt and pepper shakers!

On top of the plate stack are egg cups filled with faux eggs, which will be replaced by real eggs at brunch.

This bunny pair doesn't have an undertray, so I set them on flower coasters in pretty colors. I think the coasters play off the black and white bunnies. I love that they're munching on tiny carrots!

Down the center of the table on faux leaves are larger bunnies sporting pink and green bows. They're surrounded by fun carrots and more eggs. Do you see the baby bunnies frolicking on her back?

This one has been caught sitting in the flowers!

The vase overflows with spring blossoms from my garden -- cherry branches, daffodils and the last of the camellias.



I added the first blooms from the white azaleas to the centerpiece,

as well as the pink blossoms from our native azalea shrub. The leaves were plucked from the camellia next to the side door.
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I love the detail on each of the bunnies!

The egg cups are sweetly covered in flowers, with butterflies and bees. Sparkling gold rims both the cups and the china.

I've used lavender napkins with a pretty crocheted edge. And to bring the table up a notch, I brought out our wedding silver, which we use quite often. I've found that the more you use silver, the less you have to polish it (which is a good thing!).

Rather than purchasing flower napkin rings, I attached packaged craft flowers to rings I already had. A simple and inexpensive way to enhance everyday napkin holders.

I love to blend new with vintage -- in this case, lovely goblets in just the right shade of plum. Or is it a deep amethyst? The goblets change with the light, as seen in Lunch with Violets and Irises.

Did I mention that the placemats feature bunnies, eggs and flowers? When the plates are cleared away, they will remain a while longer.

I've set the vintage coffee service on the buffet, and once again added a riot of faux tulips. Mixing garden flowers with silk ones is a favorite way to bring color and beauty inside our house.



A table full of blossoms and bunnies!

Resources
China | Block 'Blue Skies'
Flatware | Reed & Barton '18th Century'
Stemware | Fostoria 'Classic'
Bunnies | Fitz and Floyd
Napkins | Lenox 'French Perle'

Joining these fun parties
Between Naps on the Porch   
Metamorphosis Monday 
Designthusiasm
Shabbyfufu   
Vintage Charm 
Share Your Style
Dishing It Digging It  
A Stroll thru Life     
French Country Cottage
Anything Blue Friday
Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home 
Amaze Me Monday
The Scoop
Celebrate Your Story
The Dedicated House
Let's Add Sprinkles
Savvy Southern Style
A Delightsome Life
Katherine's Corner TFT
Spring and Easter Joys


24 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous formal dining table setting. What a pleasure it would be to be included in your guest list. Your table setting is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks so much, Leanna! I've just found out that I'll need to set a few more place settings this weekend. So glad you stopped by!

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  2. Such a beautiful arrangement! Those two toned carrots are add a nice pop of color.

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    1. Thanks, Audra! I confess I couldn't pass up the carrots.

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  3. How cute! and love the blue and white dishes.

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    1. Thanks, Suzy! I've loved all shades of blue for what seems like forever!

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  4. Ooooooh, love that vintage silver tea service and candelabras! Are they family heirlooms?

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    1. I wish! No, we found the tea service in Atlanta's Miami Circle about 20 years ago and the candelabra we bought from a friend who has an antique business.

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    1. Thank you! I've gone a little crazy for bunnies these past few years, but I can't resist!

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  6. So pretty. Thanks for sharing at Keep In Touch. The egg cups are adorable.

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    1. Thanks, Katie. I bought the egg cups on impulse - so glad I did!

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  7. Oh the tablescape is gorgeous! I adore the bunnies. Are they Fitz and Floyd? Thank you so very much for linking to the Spring and Easter Joys party. Have a very Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you! All the bunnies are Fitz and Floyd. Before I knew it, I was developing a collection! Happy Easter

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  8. Sandra, I love your tablescape! Oh my, those trellis plates are wonderful, and the F&F bunnies too. I am most in love with the fact that you could pluck your flowers from the garden - so, so beautiful. It is breathtaking. The waxy leaves of the camellias are perfect for the arrangement, and the riot of color makes me smile. Thanks so much for linking to us in the Spring & Easter Joys party. Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks so much, Rita! Two wet winters in a row has really created quite a flower show in the garden and I've been able to use fresh flowers twice in a row. Hope you had a Happy Easter!

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  9. I really like your collected table full of your marvelous assortment of bunnies. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. CherryKay

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    1. Thanks, CherryKay! Collecting adorable bunnies has definitely been fun!

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  10. Hi Sandra! LOVE your sweet tablescape here!!! I am a sucker for bunnies and have a few myself (I need to finish unpacking them all so I can create a fun tablescape, too!). Love the purply hues and greens. The rabbit placemats are adorable. <3

    Happy spring to you and I am featuring your tablesetting this week at Share Your Style #201,
    Hugs,
    Barb :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Barb, for your delightful comments! Bunnies are adorable and come in so many designs, it's hard to stop buying more, lol! Thanks for considering me for a feature!

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  11. Sandra, I love your darling bunnies! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thanks, Cecilia! I think bunnies of all kinds are adorable and love to bring them out for spring. (Not so fond of them eating my flowers though, lol!)

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  12. What a totally adorable tablescape that is absolutely perfect for Easter!! So sweet and refreshing!!! I also love the color of your walls!! Stunning!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thanks so much, Deb, for your lovely comments! I'm really glad that you liked my spring bunny table. I enjoyed your recent post. Like you, I prefer to surround myself with color!

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