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Spring Easter Table Setting with Wisteria Centepiece

Welcome to the 186th Tablescape Thursday!

Greetings!  Hope your week is going great.  Spring is in full swing here; everything is blooming up a storm!  For this week’s Tablescape Thursday, I did something I’ve always wanted to do in a table setting.

Easter Spring Table Setting with Wisteria and Pottery Barn Bunny Plates

 

I’ve always wanted to use Wisteria in a centerpiece.  It’s just so beautiful and fragrant and it grows wild here in the south.   Each spring you’ll see it growing all along the side of the roads.  So today when I spotted some not far from my home, I hurried home, tossed a bag and some hand clippers into the car and headed back.  Before I left home, I sprayed my arms and legs with insect repellent.  I have no idea if chiggers hang out where Wisteria grows, but having gotten those evil things twice, I wasn’t taking any chances.

This is the area where I cut the Wisteria.  I took this photo just before I got started.  I knew wisteria had a nice scent but I didn’t realize just how wonderful it is.  Truly intoxicating!

Wisteria Growing Wild

 

Have you ever gotten chigger bites?  They are positively awful and they make you miserable for several days.  You know that chigger rid stuff they sell in the stores?  Forgetaboutit.  It doesn’t work one bit.  You just have to suffer them out, or at least that’s been my experience.

The first time I got chiggers was while picking blueberries.  The second time was when a friend and I stopped to enjoy a picnic lunch along side the path on which we had been biking.  If you ever get them, you will never forget it.  They don’t usually start itching until a day or so after you actually encounter them, so say a little prayer I didn’t bring any home with me yesterday.  I’ll be on chigger watch today! ;)

 

I think I know why you don’t see Wisteria in a lot of floral arrangements.  I found it tends to wilt pretty quickly, despite being in water.  I managed to snag a few pics before it started drooping too badly.

Spring Easter Table Setting, Pottery Barn Bunny Plates

 

Easter Spring table Settings with Wisteria Centerpiece

 

I love the wild, free-form look of the wisteria and that gorgeous purple color is so beautiful!

Easter Spring Table Setting Tablescape with White Bunny Rabbit and Wisteria Centerpiece 2_wm

 

A view looking down the length of the table…

Easter Spring Table Settings Tablescapes with Pottery Barn Bunny Plates

 

The mercury glass eggs tied with ribbon create a sweet napkin ring in this setting.

Easter Spring Tablescape Table Settings with Pottery Barn Bunny Plates

Napkin sheaths add to the airiness of the setting.

Easter Spring Tablescape Table Settings with Pottery Barn Bunny Plates

 

Bunny salad/dessert plates are from Pottery Barn.  I really love the simplicity of the all white pattern.

Easter Spring Tablescape Table Settings with Pottery Barn Bunny Plates

 

Stemware is by Noritake.  The pattern is Vendome Clear.  You may remember seeing them in this Valentine’s Day table setting and this Halloween table setting.  I find myself using them often.  They are so elegant and work in so many different types of table settings.

Crystal Stemware for Easter Table Setting

Easter Table Setting with Floral Bunny Centerpiece

 

Easter Spring Tablescape Table Settings with Pottery Barn Bunny Plates

 

Easter Spring Tablescape Table Settings with Pottery Barn Bunny Plates

Each napkin was decorated with a silver, mercury-glass egg.

Easter Spring Tablescape Table Settings with Pottery Barn Bunny Plates

I’m hooked on mercury glass these day…love using it in table settings.  I gave each bunny a pink mercury-glass egg.  Fortunately, the bunnies were designed with just enough space to slip a ribbon behind their folded arms.  Wouldn’t they be adorable with a little basket hanging in front?  I could see a little floral necklace around the neck, too.  Today I went for simplicity.

Easter Spring Table Settings Tablescapes with Pottery Barn Bunny Plates

Easter Spring Table Settings Tablescapes with Pottery Barn Bunny Plates

You’ll find additional Easter tablescapes under the category header, Tablescapes/Holiday/Easter at the top of the blog.

Easter Spring Table Settings Tablescapes with Pottery Barn Bunny Plates

Looking forward to all the beautiful table settings linked below for this Tablescape Thursday!

Easter Spring Table Settings Tablescapes with Pottery Barn Bunny Plates

 

Resources:
Chargers: Horchow, 4+ years ago
Dinner Plate:  Pfaltzgraff, Pattern is Country Cupboard, provided by Mikasa
Bunny Salad Plate: Pottery Barn, this season
Flatware: San Remo, Horchow
Crystal Stemware: Iced Beverage, Waterford, Araglin; Goblet: Vendome Clear, provided by Noritake
Bunnies: Marshall’s, this season
Mercury Glass Eggs: Pottery Barn, this season
Napkins: Found antiquing
Organza Napkin Sheaths: The Magnolia Room, 2 years ago

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Comments

  1. Janette - The2Seasons says:

    Your table setting is lovely and so ethereal. The white rocks!! Thanks for hosting.

  2. Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman says:

    How did you resist not buying the Pottery Barn egg cups? Your table is beautiful.

    Cynthia

  3. Jacqueline says:

    I love the white and of course the purple! Looks like we had similar ideas on our Easter tables – to use a simpler palette! Your bunny plates are just wonderful. Thanks for the great party!

  4. The contrast of the white against the wisteria is just lovely to me. I have looked at the wisteria blooming and thought what a lovely table it would inspire. Maybe it's good that I've never done it since I'm not fond of chiggers either.

  5. Coastal Cottage Dreams says:

    Love your Easter table setting! The wisteria is absolutely beautiful, yesterday we went to Savannah and I saw it all over the place….The fragrance is wonderful…..

    Have a wonderful day!

  6. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    Your table is awesome!!…I love the white on white. The pop of lavender from the wisteria is just magnificent…We have lots of wisteria here in NC but I have not seen it bloom here in my area yet…Duke Gardens has an incredible pergola with wisteria..truly a magnificent sight to see…

    Thank you for hosting as always…again, your table is fabulous..Love that Pottery Barn!!

  7. laxsupermom says:

    The wisteria is so pretty! I love bringing in cut flowers even when they don't always last for long. Love your bunny plates! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this linkup party.

  8. crystal woolever says:

    I LOVE this tablescape. I have been so excited about Easter tablescapes, and yours is exactly what I have been picturing in my head. The white dishes and large bunnies. The wisteria really adds that pop of color too. And Lord knows I'm obsessed with everything PB :) Just Lovely.

  9. Designs By Pinky says:

    I didn't get a table done this week. I am SO busy right now because we are MOVING!!!! Yup, it's true and even I can't believe it is happening! Love your table, never thought to use wisteria, but it iS beautiful. Thanks for the warning about the chiggers!!! XO, Pinky

  10. Pretty, pretty, pretty. I love the elegance of the white and crystal and those bunny plates are a home run! Dianne

  11. Princess Kate says:

    Absolutely love Wisteria. Beautiful table.

  12. What a lovely table. It is so clean and fresh looking. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful day!

  13. Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) says:

    Well first of all I'm sorry to hear about chiggers and I hope you did not bring any home! Last spring when I was in Virginia I saw wisteria draped in the trees and I was speechless. It is so beautiful!! It looks good on your simple and elegant table with the petals scattered and of course the color is amazingly beautiful. I must hurry out to Marshall's to see if there are any of those bunnies here! I'm watching your bottle tree "grow" and today it looks like an Easter tree! Linda

  14. Kathy A Delightsome Life says:

    Hello Susan,
    Isn't Wisteria just heavenly!I love its fragrance, to me it is the south's answer to the Lilac. I picked armloads last weekend – filled the house with arrangements. Love your Easter table – beautiful as always. Thank you for being a gracious hostess!
    God Bless,
    Kathy

  15. Susan (My Place to Yours) says:

    Beautiful! I love the layered white plates and the "pop" of color the wisteria provides. Very relaxing … except for the chigger memories you stirred up. :-)

  16. Style Sisters says:

    Susan…wow this is one of your prettiest tablescapes! I love all the white with the gorgeous purple wisteria!! Those darling mercury egss are to die for!! I may have to hop over to Marshall's today!! Rreally really pretty!! Thanks for hosting every week!! I love this party!! I have met many wonderful bloggers through you!

    Karin :)

  17. ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com says:

    It all looks so lovely in white with the pop of purple from that gorgeous wisteria! Love the bunnies and the bunny plates AND those mercury glass eggs…double love!! All looks amazing! Thanks for hosting! No chiggers!!!!

  18. Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) says:

    Oh my, Susan, I'm back to say I just googled "chiggers" and I can see why you don't want to bring them home! I guess I won't be crawling through the wisteria next time I am down south! We have deer ticks up here–maybe you do too. Linda

  19. Mindy @ The Howell Blessings says:

    I am so jealous that you have WILD Wisteria at your beck and call!! I can only imagine how beautiful the fragrance must be just driving by. As usual, a totally gorgeous table. Thank you so much for hosting Tablescape Thursday!

    Miss Mindy

  20. Shirley Long says:

    Susan, I just love the white-on-white plates and napkins. Another beautiful setting. Will definitely be adding some purple pop in the future.

  21. So glad to see you used the wisteria.. It's an amazing floral to use because it's a clean fragrance, droops deliciously and will last an entire evening ( or mine did )… The sweet bunny plates are adorable.. so perfect. I love all the white plates and I love mercury glass anything. Especially the way you used the eggs on the napkins.. Another beautiful table! xo marlis

  22. Kerry Rossow says:

    Be still my heart- I love wisteria!
    Thank you so much for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  23. AshTreeCottage says:

    That wisteria is a knockout and your setting is so simple and elegant. Everything is absolutely lovely. How lucky you are to have so much wisteria to enjoy. Thanks for hosting again this week!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  24. Love this tablescape! Beautiful purple wisteria is the perfect pop of color for an all-white setting. Rabbit lover here & haven’t seen the white rabbit plates…got to go, need to check Pottery Barn quickly. :-)

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