Welcome to the 391st Tablescape Thursday!
We’re out on the porch this week for Tablescape Thursday. The weather has been so nice, running in the mid 70’s every day, so I couldn’t resist putting a table outside. Has spring arrived early in your area, too?
I’ve put together a table that will work for an Easter or springtime gathering.
This is the first time I’ve used the cute bunny I purchased recently from Williams-Sonoma. Hopefully you snagged your own when I blogged about him a few weeks ago in this post: Found: Not One, But 3 Bunnies with Baskets
You’ll notice in some photos he looks like this…
…while in other pictures, he’s wearing a spring bow tie. I was half way through taking photos when he requested I dress him properly for the occasion. 😉
A view from above…
I haven’t used these cute egg cups from Pottery Barn in ages. Instead of a poached egg for this setting, I’d fill them with a treat for my guests, maybe some little chocolate eggs or jellybeans. Of course, you could use them for a springtime breakfast, too.
The sun was playing games with me as I took pictures. Every now and then it would highlight a particular part of the table. The beaded butterfly napkin rings were a find in Pier 1 several years ago. They usually have some pretty spring napkin rings in this time of year.
The floral charger and salad plate in this setting is Spode, Emma’s Garland. Kim Parker was the talented designer who created the pattern for Spode and I really do love it for spring.
I found the chargers in Marshalls many years ago for $2.00 each. They had six and I bought all of them. Later I found three more in another Marshalls which gave me 8 place settings and a spare for breakage. The chargers are really well-made and heavy so they were a steal at $2.00 each. I haven’t come across any deals quite that good in Marshalls in a long time. Glassware is by Noritake and can be found on sale here: Goblet
In this photo from a tropical table setting I created back in August 2009, you can see the full pattern. (See more of the tropical tablescape here: Hawaiian Tropical Table Setting)
Despite their floral pattern, they surprisingly work with a lot of different settings. (Tablescape below can be viewed here: Camellia Centerpiece for an Easter or Spring Table Setting)
I think Mr. Bunny is going to be pretty versatile. Today I’ve filled him with speckled Easter eggs and daffodils cut from my garden. Camellias, roses or pansies would also look beautiful displayed in one of the bowls in a centerpiece.
After Mr. Bunny arrived a few weeks ago, it dawned on me that he would also work well as a server in a spring or summer table. I could see filling the bowls with chocolates, nuts or candies, or maybe a combination of chocolates in one bowl and flowers in the other. Yeah, I like that idea. 🙂
I think he would even be cute used as a centerpiece or server for a bridal or baby shower.
Happy Spring, dear Friends!
Looking forward to all the beautiful table settings for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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