Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Welcoming Spring with a Fluffle of Bunnies

We're welcoming spring in the garden with daffodils and tulips, and flowering deciduous magnolias, redbuds and cherry trees. And I'm welcoming spring on the table with a fluffle of bunnies! What is a "fluffle"? It's the cutest term for a group of bunnies! They can also be called a "colony" but where's the fun in that? 
 

I'm happy to be joining a group of wonderfully creative stylists for a Spring Tablescape Blog Hop organized by Rita of Panoply! All the links in the blog hop are provided at the end of this post.


Where to start? I envisioned my fluffle of bunnies at home in both the woods and the garden.

 
I started with a tablecloth covered in meadow flowers and butterflies, then chose woven chargers of dark rattan. 
 
   
Next up were dinner plates with an interesting textural border, followed by lovely salad plates featuring four different scenes of bunnies and flowers.


For the centerpiece I used a variety of faux spring flowers in a pretty purple vase. I would have liked to use flowers from my garden but I'm in between bloom times. 


All sorts of flowers are blooming on the napkins! Flowers from both the meadow and garden are represented and I just love the mix of vibrant colors.

  
I love each of the four plate designs, but I think this last one is my favorite.

 
I delight in unpacking my collection of porcelain bunnies each spring. Today I'm gathering the larger ones in the center of the table around the vase, almost as though the bunnies are taking shelter under the flowers.
 

A mischievous bunny pops out of a teapot!
 
   
Adorable baby bunnies frolic on mom's back.


Iced tea glasses have lovely blue stems that echo the color of some of the butterflies on the tablecloth. 


This bunny looks rather wary, don't you think?

  
These two flower-bedecked bunnies are a lidded box and a sugar bowl.


Bunnies and butterflies are scattered around the hem of the tablecloth.


Vintage napkin rings found their way into my shopping basket last summer.
 
   
Scattered by each place setting are pairs of salt and pepper shakers, each one cuter than the last.


A fifth pair has found themselves on the buffet with the largest of my rabbits. He's dressed for the occasion with a jaunty bow.


A fluffle of bunnies adds charm and whimsy to any spring table!


They would also be perfect gracing the table for an Easter lunch.

 
Thank you for joining me today! Please continue on to the table from Rebecca at the Zucchini Sisters and then circle back to any that you might have missed. You are sure to find inspiration from these marvelous tablescapers!

Home is Where the Boat Is - Cottontail Farms
Everyday Living - The Blessing of Easter
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - One Happy Bunny
Belle Bleu Interiors - Spring Brings Joy
Living With Thanksgiving - Easter Fun
Hyacinths for the Soul - Springtime Pleasures
Celebrating Everyday Life - How to Style an Elegant Easter Brunch Table
The Painted Apron - Carrots and Cottontails
My Thrift Store Addiction - Egg-cited for Spring Breakfast Table
Celebrate and Decorate - Spring Table Decor
Red Cottage Chronicles - Blue and White Tablescape for Spring
Thrifting Wonderland - Spring Forward Tablescape
Dinner at Eight - Welcoming Spring with a Fluffle of Bunnies    You are here!
 
I would like to thank Rita from Panoply for organizing this delightful tablescape hop. Here's to welcoming spring!
 


 
Table details
Tablecloth, salad plates | Williams-Sonoma 'Floral Meadow'
Porcelain bunnies (except napkin rings) | Fitz and Floyd
Napkins | Sur la Table
Stemware | Schott-Zwiesel 'Conte Sapphire'


 
  
 

    
    


     

52 comments:

  1. Sandra, I'm so glad to know what a fluffle is. It fits bunnies perfectly. The design in the tablecloth hem is beautiful. You have an amazing collection of bunnies. They really enhance your beautiful flower arrangement. As always, you set a lovely table.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Carol! Fluffle is my new favorite word!

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  2. Sandra, your "fluffle" of bunnies is a charming way to welcome Spring. The tablecloth with its butterflies and flowers is a wonderful background for the rest of the setting. The bunny plates are darling. Your bright flowered napkins give a wonderful pop of color to the table. the flower arrangement is lovely ad speaks of Spring. Lovely table!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lynne! I always love to style with bunnies!

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  3. Love your fluffle, especially those fabulous pieces around the centerpiece! Hope you have a wonderful spring season and holiday Sandra!

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    1. Thanks, Debbee! I love all the added details on the bunnies!

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  4. Sandra, your spring table and fluffle of bunnies is beautiful! I love the plates you selected and your pretty floral centerpiece--pinned!

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    1. Thank you, Cecilia! I'm smitten with the plates. And thanks for pinning!

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  5. Hi sweet Sandra! Fluffle is my new favorite word, and you certainly have quite a fluffle of bunnies hopping around your table! You can never have too many bunnies at this time of year! The tablecloth is so much fun and I love the areas of grass on it. The dark rattan chargers are perfect for your bunny garden and aren’t those salad plates adorable! Love the colorful flowers in your centerpiece and the flowered covered napkins secured by sweet bunny napkin rings. The blue stemware is lovely and the bunny teapot is just the cutest!! So many sweet little bunny faces! I so enjoyed my visit here today, Happy Spring! πŸŒ·πŸ‡πŸŒ·
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you, Jenna, for all your lovely comments! There's just something about getting my bunnies out for a spring table. But I've never used quite so many before!

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  6. Your fluffle of porcelain bunnies is so cute! I like your purple vase and your colorful napkins with the bunny napkin rings. Your plates are pretty, too. Beautiful table that evokes the season. Happy Spring!

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    1. Thanks, Ricki! I really love setting the first table of the season, and there's nothing better than bunnies to bring out the smiles.

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  7. Kari @ Me and My CaptainMarch 21, 2023 at 5:43 PM

    Sandra you certainly do have a Fluffle of bunnies. I have a fluffle of bunnies on my table too. Isn't Spring wonderful? new birth and new blooms. We have some new bunnies but they are so fast and hop away before I could get a good photo of them. I love your pretty plates and lovely flowers faux or real. Our weather today started at 49 degrees which is pretty cool for Florida....but I certainly understand being in between blooms. Your collection of bunny salt and pepper shakers are adorable. How nice that each place setting have their own set. So glad to have been able to blog hop with you...we learn so much about each other and what we collect. Bunnies are perfect for you as you are so bubbly and happy much like your collection. Have a great Spring and wonderful Easter my friend.

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    1. Thank you, Kari, for your sweet comments. In a way the coming of spring brings with it a release from the rather serious tables we've been setting since fall. And bunnies are perfect for providing the smiles. Though I admit to a bit of aggravation at all the tulips the real ones have munched on in my garden. After last week's cold snap hovering around 32, we're once again awash in rain. So being able to enjoy all the spring tables on the blog hop is doubly wonderful! Hugs

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  8. Sandra, your fluffle of bunnies are adorable. We have an abundance of bunnies in our garden and they are cute as long as they don’t eat the flowers. The tablecloth is the perfect foundation for your dark chargers and lovely bunny plates. The floral napkins and cute bunny napkin rings add more charm to your table. It is always a treat to join you at one of your beautiful tables. Happy Spring!

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    1. Thanks so much, Pam! Bunnies are so delightful, whether on the table or in the wild. But I agree that in the garden . . . not so much LOL. I've been collecting the fluffle for a long time, but never used quite so many at once. The latest additions were the bunny napkin rings. Have a wonderful week!

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  9. Sandra, I love that word, fuffle!! I will forever now associate it with many adorable bunnies!! You have quite the fun collection and displayed so beautifully on your table. Your table cloth and plates are a lovely combination and I love the little touches like the blue stem glass ware that you chose. It is always a pleasure to hop with you. Have an enjoyable spring!!🌷🌼🌱

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    1. Thank you, Ann, for your sweet comments! I thought that fluffle was just the cutest term and immediately brought bunnies to mind. The perfect term for them! I thought this hop was especially fun!

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  10. Sandra, your fluffle are incredibly adorable, so many different ones! Oh my, you must go to a lot of trouble storing them so as not to chip them. I can't decide which one(s) I like best, but the synergy of the sum of the whole is certainly is greater than any one individually. I love the WS Floral Meadow, and that tablecloth is such a beautiful base here. Those stems are gorgeous too. How fun it would be to be a guest here. Thank you for bringing the fluffle to us, and I wish you a very happy spring!

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    1. Thanks so much, Rita! Bunnies (and flowers) just epitomize spring for me. I kept the boxes of the ones I bought new, which makes stacking them on shelves much easier. As for the others, bubble wrap is my friend, lol. I've so enjoyed all the wonderful tables on the hop!

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  11. Sandra, your fluffle of bunnies on your spring table is delightful. Each one has a charming personality. The tablecloth was a perfect foundation for the colorful floral napkins, centerpiece and the darling plate stack. Isn't it amazing how many cute porcelain bunnies are out there!
    It was fun to view your table today and see your creative table. Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie! I definitely think cute bunnies have a way of multiplying, because I seem to like every one I see! I was especially smitten by the tablecloth and the sweet array of bunnies and butterflies on it. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  12. What an adorable fluffle, I delight in pulling the bunnies out for Spring too! We share the same bunny love and Fitz and Floyd bunny teapot and WS Floral Meadow Bunny plates. What a gorgeous coordinating tablecloth and blooming bunnies in your collection. I love them surrounding your floral arrangement as a centerpiece for your table. It’s always a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Happy Spring!

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    1. Thank you, Mary! I always look forward to your next endeavors, especially when they involve bunnies! With the tablecloth as inspiration it was easy to pull out some of my favorite bunnies and let them frolic among the flowers. I so enjoyed the hop this week. Hope you have a beautiful Spring day!

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  13. Sandra, I agree with everyone else here that your fluffle is adorable! I also love that word - it just makes me smile. The table is gorgeous with that beautiful tablecloth and salad plates, and the napkins are so pretty encased in the vintage bunny napkin rings. I love the vibrant colors in the flower centerpiece - such pretty colors. I hope you have a wonderful luncheon with friends at your lovely table. Happy spring to you!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kim! Fluffle is such an appropriate word for bunnies. I wanted a happy spring table and filling it with cute bunnies and lovely colors seemed the thing to do to celebrate spring life. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  14. Sandra, my heart leaps over your lovely fluffle collection of bunnies especially the bunny with the baby bunnies, And the bunny popping out from the teapot is so incredibly precious. It really stole my heart. They all work harmoniously with your lovely bunny tablecloth and just enough of a pop of bright colors in your napkins, What playful sets of bunny salt and pepper shakers and napkin rings too. Sweet and adorable. Happy Easter.

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comments! I'm smitten with each of my bunnies and can't wait to bring them out each spring! The napkin rings are the latest addition to my collection (last summer) and this is the first table I've used them on. But it won't be my last! Enjoy your Spring!

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  15. Fluffle - I love that!! Your tablescape is absolutely wonderful and adorable. It's all so beautiful. And, now I will keep saying "fluffle!"

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    1. Thank you! I can't help but smile at my "fluffle!" Thanks for visiting and I hope you stop by again.

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  16. Oops, didn't mean to send that anonymously!

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    1. LOL it is so easy to do! Thanks again!

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  17. I love your fluffle of precious bunnies! Your entire tablescape is absolutely beautiful! It is always a joy to join you on these hops! Happy spring! Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

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    1. Thanks, Shannon! I've got a soft spot for bunnies and love to add them to my tables. This hop's theme was especially fun, wasn't it? Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  18. I adore you sweet bunny salad plates! Pretty table!

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  19. Sandra, your ruffle of bunnies is so charming! From the plates to the teapot, the salt & pepper shakers to the napkin rings! What a spectacular collection. I love the bright floral napkins too. The tablecloth is gorgeous and the perfect backdrop for your bunny inspired table! Happy Spring :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Maureen, for your sweet comments! I love the tablecloth too -- it's kind of a shame that the central design gets covered up when you set the table and add a centerpiece. Bu!t then it's pretty on its own.

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  20. Sorry Sandra.....that was meant to say Fluffle! Dang autocorrect!

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  21. Sandra, what an amazing collection (or fluffle!) of bunnies you have! I love your bunny plates and tablecloth, too. The mini sets of bunny salt and pepper shakers at each place setting is my favorite detail. It was fun "hopping" with you. Happy Spring!
    Rebecca (Zucchini Sisters)

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! I love the s/p shakers too! Most of them have small matching plates or baskets that up the cuteness factor, but didn't work on this table. I so enjoyed how everyone on the hop had fun with the theme.

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  22. Sandra, you are so right, you have quite a fluffle of bunnies! I did know they were called a fluffle, since recently my sister and I were discussing the unique names of of different groups of animals...but enough with that. YOUR bunnies are adorable! Oh how I wish I had room to store so many bunnies! Yours are all so pretty and unique, the figurines, the salt and pepper shakers, even those little napkin rings! It is like you could style your table any way you wanted, but by adding those bunnies, it becomes all springtime and Eastery (I don't think that is a word, but I think you get it! Happy spring and happy Easter!

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    1. Chloe, thanks so much for your sweet comments! I do have a fluffle, in fact I think they've been multiplying in the basement since last spring LOL! After a couple of nights of freezing temps that zapped the flowering shrubs I needed the lift that comes with a colorful springtime table.

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  23. Oh Sandra! I’m completely smitten with all of your playful bunnies!! And the rattan is a fantastic contrast on the table. I particularly like the sugar and creamer and teapot bunnies!! Oh my goodness, they’re precious!!

    I love every detail and just want to sit and soak it all in!! I also liked your faux bloom centerpiece! Our cats have driven me to use faux flowers… I really enjoyed every little detail!!

    Thank you for allowing me a seat at your Spring table. What a treat!!

    Hugs,

    Jennifer at Celebrating Everyday Life

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comments, Jennifer! I'm glad my fluffle gave you some smiles today. I usually only use a couple at a time on a table, but I wanted to reflect the exuberance of spring life.

      I completely understand about your cats. We had one who loved playing with breakable things and we caught her dropping Christmas ornaments down the steps and watching until they broke. Then went back for another!! Hope you have a wonderful Spring week!

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  24. Sandra, your fluffle of bunnies is just spectacular!!! Your home is right up there with Penny from Penny's Treasures for bunny population. ;) You'll have to step over to her blog and check out her giant closet of rabbits! (I featured it last week.) Anyway, I was very happy to share your post at this week's Share Your Style #382 for you. Love all the china bunnies... <3

    Happy spring and Happy Easter to you,
    Hugs,
    Barb :)

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    1. Thank you, Barb, for featuring my spring fluffle post! I think I was in bunny overload!!

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  25. Pretty table with pretty things . Happy to see the bunnies. How cute they are. Hope you are enjoying the season. Thank you to like my table. Hugs:)))

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    1. Thanks so much! Have a wonderful day!

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  26. I learned a new word today! Fluffle! Thanks for sharing your beautiful table of bunnies! I love your dishes! Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks so much! Isn't fluffle the cutest word for bunnies?

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