I can always tell that spring has truly arrived when I see bunnies hopping through my garden! They have already begun nibbling my flowers and the fresh green shoots growing through the mulch.
With bunnies as my inspiration, I set a spring table that featured two types of bunnies with a garden's worth of carrots!
I bought the carrot napkins a year or two ago, but had never used them. While orange isn't the first color that comes to mind for spring, I liked the fresh shades of it on the napkins. Light green placemats invoke the color of new leaves in spring.
The black and white bunnies have a sassy attitude as they help themselves to the carrots in the center of the table.
For drink ware I'm using vintage glasses I found at one of the vintage glass shows I attended. Their amber color complements the gold flatware and the bands on the plate rims.
Browsing eBay I stumbled upon carrot salt and pepper shakers that seemed made for this table! I especially liked the ceramic basket they came in.
Another online search found wooden bunny napkin rings that stand up reasonably well when a napkin is pulled through. A pretty green ribbon completed the look.
The table is set for three, with the fourth place inhabited by a large white rabbit who is also adorned with a bright green ribbon.
You may remember him from a simple vignette on the kitchen island. Here he has claimed a few carrots for himself!
I love the flowers etched into the iridescent water glasses. The glass is a round shape set on a square base. Vintage glassware patterns are a trove of pretty colors and interesting designs and shapes.
The table is set simply, with a carefree design and fresh spring colors.
I think I'll use this tablescape for lunches throughout spring!
After much anticipation, spring has hopped right in! And with it a renewal of spirit that all of us have needed.
Glassware | Jeannette 'Floragold Louisa'
Ceramic bunnies and carrots | Fitz and Floyd
Plates | Royal Doulton 'Alice'