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The Easter Bunny’s Magic Compass

Welcome to the 139th Tablescape Thursday!

With Easter only a few days away, I couldn’t resist bringing out all the bunnies for a little Easter table setting. It was a beautiful day here and I almost put this table out on the porch but it ended up here in the breakfast room, instead.

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

Chrysanthemums make for a great springtime centerpiece.

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

I tucked a sweet bunny down into the center. He’s having so much fun leaping through the daisies.

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

A bunny container was just right for an Easter tablescape.

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

Do you remember these little guys? I used them as napkin rings in a previous Easter table setting, HERE. On this day, they surround the centerpiece and hold treats for the dinner guests.

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

I’m using my favorite spring-summer china, Ma Maison.

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

Napkins are folded in the shape of a bunny. I’ll post a napkin fold tutorial for this fold by Saturday afternoon so you’ll be able to use it for this Easter. A small pom pom works well for a fuzzy bunny tail.

Update: Napkin tutorial for this fold can be found here:  Bunny Napkin Fold Tutorial.

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

But I decided to use these little clip-on flowers, instead. I’ll explain about that in the upcoming tutorial.

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

The napkins and place mats are the same as those in THIS tablescape with Debutante Camellias. They look completely different this time around, don’t they? That’s because they are reversible and I used the other side last time. I love how the pattern from the reverse side highlights the inside of the bunny’s ears.

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

The china is by Tabletops Unlimited and the pattern is Ma Maison, which means “My Home.”

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

The dinner plate…

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

Stemware is from Pier 1.

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

He’s back. Monsieur Ecureuil raids my bird feeder every day and he occasionally shows up to watch when I’m setting the table in the breakfast room.

Nosy Squirrel

Caption this picture. What is going on inside that furry little brain?

Nosy Squirrel

I found these cute eggs while antiquing recently and they captured my heart. They are monogrammed: E.B. Whose initials could those be?

I’m using them as place card holders in this table setting. I just tucked the place card inside. I had originally planned to put the napkin through the large ring at the end of the chain. They would make great napkin rings, but for this table setting I chose to use the bunny napkin fold, instead.

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

These eggs are so much more than just cute little eggs. Shhhh, don’t tell anyone but this is actually a Magic Easter-Egg Compass. Yep, that’s right. {Whispers: You see, this is what the Easter Bunny uses to decide where he wants to hide the eggs for Easter.}

Easter Bunny's Magic Compass, An Easter Tablescape

 

A little  message was attached to each egg.  It read:

Have you ever wondered how
At the moment of sunrise,
The Easter Bunny quickly hides
Each Easter egg surprise.

He keeps a clever compass
Tucked inside his vest,
That helps him hide the Easter eggs
In places that are best.

Nestled in a tuft of grass,
Behind the potting shed,
Along beside the garden gate,
Or in the flower bed.

Down behind the willow tree
Where no one goes at all,
Or safely tucked between the stones
Beside the garden wall.

To our delight he does all this
Then hops along his way,
So we can find what he has brought
Each happy Easter Day.

Easter Bunny's Magic Compass_wm

 

 

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

Like to see more Easter tablescapes?   Click on Tablescapes at the top of BNOTP, then Holiday, then Easter.  You’ll find over 15 more Easter table settings there.

Happy Easter!

Easter Table Setting Tablescape with Floral Centerpiece & Bunny Napkin Fold

Resources:
Chargers: Horchow or Neiman Marcus…they carry the same products
Ma Maison China: Home Goods, 3 years ago
Stemware: Pier 1, last year
Flatware: HomeGoods, last year
Magic Egg Compass used as Placecard Holders (but would make great napkin rings): Found antiquing but if you Google, you’ll find them in several online stores
Bunny candy dishes: Michaels, last year
Bunny container/pot: Had so long, don’t remember
Fuzzy Bunny in Mums: Pier 1, a couple of years ago


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Comments

  1. Jacqueline says:

    Susan,such a wonderfully festive table. I adore your plates, so cute and unusual. Hope you have a wonderful Easter! Thanks for always hosting such a great get together. I love visiting everyone!

  2. What beautiful dishes. Have a lovely Easter!
    Sherry

  3. "You know I'm cute. Admit it!"
    That's what Mr. Squirrel is saying to you. :)
    How lucky he is to have such a nice porch/deck to visit.
    Always love those dishes.

  4. Happier Than a Pig in Mud says:

    The squirrel's caption is "great table setting but I wonder what she's serving?"
    Beautiful setting Susan-Happy Easter:@)

  5. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    Those eggs you found are fantastic, Susan! I love them! Your table has such a great Springy look to it. Very inviting and I love all the bunnies!

  6. I've been coveting your Ma Maison since I first saw it! Love your little bunny ear napkins & those compasses are adorable! Happy Easter!

  7. Rettabug says:

    Bunny Rabbit napkins…how cute!!!

    I think your Ma Maison china is so utterly perfect for this spring-time setting, Susan.

    That darling little compass is a wonderful & *timeless* ~~ha-ha~~addition to your table.

    Happy Easter to you & your family & thank you for hosting the TT each week. I am happy to be able to participate this week.

    fondly,
    Rett

  8. Kathleen says:

    Susan, that is just lovely! The flowers are so Springy, and the dishes beautiful! The egg compasses are a treasure! I can't believe they tell you where to find the eggs, so cute! :)
    Happy Easter to you and your family, and thanks so much for hosting!

  9. I love love love the bunny compass! So unique and fun on your beautiful Easter tablescape!!! I adore the dinnerware too… so happy! Great table… what time's dinner!?!?!

  10. Such a pretty, cheery table, Susan! The bunny napkin fold is too cute! The dishes are one of my favorite sets of all the different ones you've featured. Thank you for hosting!

  11. this is a most lovely table. I love the story of the Easter compass. So very charming. Your dishes are perfect for Easter (or any time, they are so fun). I so love the Easter Bunny napkin folds! I've not seen those before. Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful party each week.

  12. Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com says:

    I just love your tablescapes. They are so warm and welcoming. Daisies are such an arbiter of Spring, and the E.B. compass is the cutest! I've never seen one before.

  13. Adorably sweet table, Susan! Love the dinnerware pattern. The bunny napkin fold is precious. And that compass egg- wow, that is so very unique. :-) The bunny on a stick looks so at home in the bouquet of flowers in that delightful vase. This is a wonderful table for Easter.
    ~ Sue

  14. Yet another FANTABULOUS tablescape!! You never cease to amaze or inspire me. Love everything I see, especially the napkin fold. ADORABLE! Happy Easter to you and yours.
    Farica @ Southern Charm

  15. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says:

    What a gorgeous tablescape!!Just beautiful~ thanks for hosting! :)

  16. I love the bunny napkin fold! Have a happy Easter and thanks for hosting Tablescape Thursday.

  17. Designs By Pinky says:

    "I wonder WHY she keeps doing that table OVER and OVER…..all the time"!!!!! I love those dishes and YES, I did remember the little bunny baskets from before, they are so adorable! Love the "new" eggs with the compass!!!! Thanks again for hosting this wonderful party every week! I wish you and your family a VERY Happy Easter!!!!! XO, Pinky

  18. Pamela Gordon says:

    Sweet, sweet table today! I love the bunny napkins and you have Easter colored candy corn down there??? wow. I wish you a very blessed Easter weekend. Pamela

  19. dale's dreams says:

    The china is so sweet, but the napkins made me do a double take! :)

  20. tammylovesdishes says:

    I think that little squirrel is thinking, "I wonder if she is serving nuts at that table?"

    Your placemats and napkins look completely different in this tablescape. How wonderful to have two beautiful sides to use. I love the adorable bunny napkin fold..just precious!

    Happy Easter!
    Tammy

  21. Nancy Holte says:

    Oh my goodness – AMAZING! So, so fun! As for the EB, I'm thinking Elizabeth Barrett; before she was Elizabeth Barrett Browning. :-)

  22. Marianne says:

    Hi Susan, your tablescapes are just amazing. I just love those little egg compasses that you have at each place setting. Can you please come over to my home to set my tables!
    Marianne :)

  23. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    Hi Susan!
    Your table is sunny, sweet and Springy! I love the daisies. I have daisies on my table today too!
    Your litte E.B. egg shaped pocket watches are pecious! I would have picked those up too!

    Please post the bunny napkin tutorial~ those napkins are just adorable.
    Thanks for hosting TT and Happy
    Easter!
    Yvonne

  24. Designs on 47th Street says:

    Such a festive and fun table Susan. I too love the napkin fold. Thanks for sharing! Also thank you AGAIN for hosting this fun event each week! Happy Easter to you and yours.
    Donna

  25. Karin Sen Cankan says:

    Dear Susan,

    I must say firstly I love loved the Magic Easter Egg Compass it is so magical and so "Alice in the Wonderland" when I was a kid we use to go to Sunday church and have breakfast and have egg hunts in LA Ca now I know how the bunnies hide the eggs they use these Egg Compasses.

    I loved your table so beautifully made and the bunny napkins so cute especially with the cotton tail one and not to mention the grass bunny in the daisies I wish I could sit in the middle of a daisy pot.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Happy Easter

    Love
    Karin

  26. Such a wonderful table as usual. But those magic compass Easter eggs are the most wonderful little addition! The poem is beautiful. They make the perfect place holders for this table.

  27. Laura Wilkerson says:

    Mr. Squirrel is definately wondering if you set him a place too :)
    Out of all your beautiful dishes these are probably my favorite…they just say "home" to me and the easter bunny compass is the most absolute cutest thing ever! I need to be on the search for those :)
    Have a wonderful Easter!

  28. Everything is just too darned cute.

  29. This is a very sweet and cute tablescape, Susan. I have a tutorial with illustrations on the bunny napkin fold. If you want, I can just email it to you. I have always loved those dishes of yours…..Christine

  30. Susan, you never cease to amaze me with your adorable and picturesque table settings. Imagine making bunnies out of napkins! My eyes got wider than dinner plates when I saw those. I even enlarged them on my computer screen so I could get a better look. Fabulous.

    As for Mr Squirrel, I'd say send him OUT, SCAT, VAMOOSE into Mr. MacGregor's Garden. His cousins ate quite a few of my tulip and daffodil bulbs so they are NOT popular around here.

    Take care and thanks for sharing such delightful things! Susan

  31. Happy Cottage Quilter says:

    I love your Breakfast dishes. They are so charming. Your table is beautiful, as always.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

  32. Susan, your Ma Maison dishes are my favorites too. And I used the same white chargers on my tablescape this week. I bought mine at Neiman Marcus. They work with so many different dishes that are in our cabinets.
    I fell in love with those cute egg compasses. I immediately googled to see if I could get one. One site had them half price, but they were no longer available. But I did fine some on eBay, so I've ordered one. They are adorable. Such a clever concept.
    I look forward to the bunny napkin tutorial. What a fun idea for Easter. Thanks for all you do, Susan. It's always a treat to visit The Porch. Happy Easter! ~ Sarah

  33. Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy says:

    Hi Susan … everything is so beautiful, as always. I'm wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter. Thanks so much for letting me link up to TTT.

    Kathy M.

  34. That compass is ADORABLE Susan!! SO many lovley tablescapes to see! And happy to have spotted Julio's HOT PINK glasses he found at Homegoods – Now I'm on the hunt! Thanks for hosting another wonderful party xo

    :D Lynda

  35. Summerland Cottage Studio says:

    LoVe the color scheme,
    all the beautiful green glasses & adorable dishes, and that you always find time to host & share!

    Happy Easter & thank you !

  36. Happy Easter, Susan! It's always an honor to join you at one of your delightful tables. This one is such fun! I love the bunny napkin fold, the fresh flowers, and the charming china!

    Your creative energy is an inspiration to us all. Thank you, as always, for hosting our favorite day of every week!

    With kind thoughts and very best wishes,

    Bill

    P.S. I don't know what Senior Squirrel is thinking, but I'm not sure it's in your best interest. Perhaps you could give all your neighbors squirrel feeders for Easter! ;)

  37. vignette design says:

    Hi Susan,
    I'm so happy to join you today for Tablescape Thursday! Thank you as always for hosting.
    You've set yet another darling table on your porch! Love the plates and your napkins so cleverly folded.
    And of course Monsieur Ecureuil stole the show! He is just too cute! I think he wanted some Easter candy!
    Wishing you a Happy Easter! ~Delores

  38. Purnima@a creative project says:

    Wow Susan!! Its awesome!!! The bunny shaped napkin folding looks fantastic!!! Wishing you a happy Easter!!!

  39. You are ridiculously creative! Sometimes I view your tables and leave work to go in search of dishaccessories like these egg compasses. I really do. I'm prowling the streets mid-day. But it is like scouring the streets in search of a "fix" when I have no fix-compass. So could you post how you find these amazing doo-dah items that add such panache and artistry to your designs? Really, you make me feel like an addict in need of a fix but I can't even get close to the high that is your talent. Please don't worry about the stress you are causing me but on occasion, please ratchet the creativity down a notch for us beginners. You're a design rock star. Respectfully, CJ

  40. Dining Delight says:

    I was excited to see the bunny-fold napkin on your table and that you promise to post directions! Yours turned out wonderfully and look great on your table. The egg compass is a wonderful accessory and story! Thanks for hosting TT and best wishes for a Blessed Easter!

    DD

  41. Squirrelhaus says:

    Love your flatware and dishes……and the bunny jumping through the flowers…very sweet!!!
    Wishing you a wonderful Easter Holiday!
    Chris :o)

  42. Monsieur Squirrel is thinking "Well I hope she sets a place for me, some Rabbits have all the fun!!"
    Love the compasses Susan, so precious, you find the best things.
    Have always admired your Ma Maison dishes, a girl can wish…some day my dish will come!!:)

  43. Luncheons at the Junction says:

    I was unable to link up this week after several attempts! Enjoyed you table so fresh and spring-y!

  44. Luncheons at the Junction says:

    Finally figured out what the problem was and I was able to link up! Love the little bunny napkins. Thanks for hosting!

  45. How lucky to find four of the eggs. Such a pretty table. I haven't had a pop up ad in weeks now. Yay! Just lucky I guess.

  46. Debbie@Mountain Breaths says:

    Happy Easter, Susan! An egg compass it such a joy to see on your beautiful table. The bunny napkin fold is so sweet for Easter.

    Squirrels do photograph well :-)

  47. Mr. Squirrel has one thing on his mind! Food! LOL… high metabolism!
    Love those easter eggs you found…most adorable! I remember the first time I saw you Ma Maison dishes I went to the internet immediately only to figure out they are not readily available! Those are keepers for sure! Love those bunny pieces too! Happy Easter! ~Liz

  48. So cute and I love the EB egg. I think the EB initial probably stands for: Easter Bunny.

  49. Dee Stephens says:

    I love the napkins! You have to post about them! The eggs are adorable!

  50. Curtains In My Tree says:

    Your table is over the top gorgeous
    as usual

  51. Carmel @ Our Fifth House says:

    Oh my gosh – those napkins are adorable! I love them!

  52. This has to be one of my favorites of your tablescapes. Your china, Ma Maison is one of, if not my favorite patterns. It sets such a lovely spring table. Love the bunny in the daisy centerpiece, makes your table come alive…….And how about Monsieur Ecureuil, isn't he the little busy body, has to know exactly what's going on. To cute…….
    Wishing you Easter Blessings

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

  53. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    Love that cute green bunny jumping on the pretty flower arrangement! Love your flatware and the dishes are the best! Beautiful tablescape at the your famous Porch Susan.
    I just couldn't link to your party no matter how much I tried! sniff, sniff…
    Have a wonderful Easter along with your family.
    FABBY

  54. Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    Oh how my cub scout would love that adorable compass! Great find.

    Happy Easter to you and yours.

  55. Donna Heber says:

    Susan,

    Your Easter tablescape is amazing! I just love how you pulled all the elements together. I just adore your bunny napkin rings/candy holders – so creative!

  56. "If those bunnies are allowed at the dinner table why aren't I?"
    Have a lovely weekend Susan.

  57. Barbara F. says:

    Hi Susan, this table is so delightful. I could just sit there forever. I love the Ma Maison dishes and the green stemware. I think the little squirrel (who seems to be clutching his tummy) is sayin "oh good, time to eat!" Happy Easter to you and yours, xo,

  58. Donna at The Scarlet Petticoat says:

    dear susan, i want to thank you for hosting the tablescape thursday parties that started my mom, sis, and i into blogland! methinks mr squirrel is wondering why the bunnies get all the sweets and he is out on the porch longingly watching them haul the good stuff away! as always your table is delightful and inspirational! we hope you have a wonderful easter!

  59. Carolyn @ Adrift on the Lake says:

    Just beautiful!! I look forward to Tablescape Thursday every week! I click on every single link added (takes me a few days – LOL!).

    Your Ma Maison dishes are so beautiful! I saw those a few years ago while visiting my mother in Texas and already had multiple carts loaded with stuff I was going to have to mail back to myself in Iowa and passed them up. Each time I see yours, I seriously regret that choice! They are just amazing.

    Have a very happy Easter!

  60. Everything is absolutely beautiful! The compass is totally adorable. I am in love with your china and the napkins folded as bunnies.

  61. Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage says:

    Hi Susan,
    What a pretty Easter table! I love the daisy centerpiece with the green bunny happily hopping through it! The bunny napkins are darling! Happy Easter and thank you for hosting.

    Easter blessings,
    Sandi

  62. ~Tablescapes By Diane~ says:

    Hi lovely lady. I love your Beautiful Easter Tablescpae so sweet. I hope you and your lovely family have a Happy Easter.
    XXOO
    Diane

  63. The Aud Author, Audrey says:

    That is such a festive Easter table! love it! The squirrel is say "Lady, if you ever move please take me with you!"

  64. saltbox treasures says:

    Fabulous Easter tablescape! Thanks for hosting your weekly party!
    ~ Julie

  65. Julio Muao says:

    Hi Susan!

    What a wonderful Easter setting. I especially love the dishes and goblets. Thank you for always hosting my favorite event. You're the best!

    Monsieur Ecureuil: "Hey lady! put down the fork and re-fill the bird feeder"

  66. Modern Country Lady says:

    Just adorable! The napkins are a super idea, and I think the compass is a great find..and I can see those plates " Ma Maison " ( super-cosy) work very well for Christmas as well.
    Thank you for the lovely post, I so enjoyed it.Have a wonderful Easter!!

  67. laxsupermom says:

    You always set such a beautiful table! Love the Ma Maison dishes! So pretty! I did the bunny napkin fold, too. They're just so cute. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this party each week.

  68. Oh my this is just gorgeous Happy Easter!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

  69. gnee @ Singing With Birds says:

    What a smashing post! Everything about it is delightful, especially your bunny napkins. Happy, happy Easter and thanks for hosting all!

  70. Entertaining Women says:

    Your choices beautifully reflect the colors and tones of Spring as we approach Easter. The napkin fold is such fun…I look forward to the tutorial. I'm not adventuresome when it comes to napkins…maybe that will change. Thank you for sharing such a delightful design and for hosting all of us for Tablescape Thursday. Cherry Kay

  71. GardenofDaisies says:

    I just LOVE this table! I Love the green goblets and placemats, and the daisy centerpiece!! The little bunnies with baskets are adorable.

  72. Susan@thepartybee.com says:

    A delight. Your imaginative table and site! I've been here for two hours and don't want to leave. I must but will return soon.

  73. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Susan, thanks so much! So glad you are here. :) Come back anytime…you are always welcome!

  74. Found you on Pinterest – gorgeous is the only way to describe your settings! And of course, EB stands for Easter Bunny!

  75. pam ~ crumpety cottage says:

    Bonjour, Susan, Je pense que votre petit monsieur écureuil pense, “nom, nom, nom.” Haha. He was looking mighty slim in yesterday’s photos. Poor little guy must have had a rough winter. He needs to fatten up a bit and he knows just where to go to do that. ;)

    Thanks for the Tablescaping inspirations. I hope it’s finally Spring where you are. :)

  76. Susan, this is one beautiful setting…oh, my those plates and I adore those sweet, little compasses. Happy Easter to you and your family!
    JP

  77. Beautiful table setting! I tried to find the Magic Easter Egg Compass online and cannot find it anywhere!

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