A St. Patrick’s Day Table Setting with Help from the Easter Bunny

Welcome to the 235th Tablescape Thursday!

This week while I was creating a tablescape for St. Patrick’s Day, the funniest thing happened.

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape

The Easter Bunny came by for a visit.  I told him he was a little early but he explained he was stopping by early because he had something I needed for this week’s table.

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape

He hopped right into the center of my St. Patrick’s Day table and presented me with a big bunch of Shamrocks.

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape

He said he remembered how much I liked Shamrocks from my St. Patrick’s Day tablescape last year.

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting

Such a thoughtful bunny!

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape

The Shamrocks are  just beginning to bloom.

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape

Mr. Bunny looked rather regal in the center of the table so I asked him to stay.

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape

He graciously agreed and donned a snazzy green ribbon for the occasion.

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape

I couldn’t decide between two different styles of napkin rings for this table.

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape

So I used both, alternating them around the table.

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape

I surrounded Mr. Bunny with magnolia leaves and he smiled giving his approval.  He even helped hold the magnolia leaves in place.

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape

Shamrocks have such pretty flowers, so delicate and sweet.

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Looking for additional inspiration for your St. Patrick’s Day table? You’ll find lots more St. Patrick’s Day tablescapes here:  St. Patrick’s Day Tablescapes.

St. Patrick's Day Table Setting Tablescape

Looking forward to all the tablescapes linked for this Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Lovely, Susan! I predict you’re going to have some fun with Mr. Bunny — he’s adorable! Your table looks very festive for St. Patrick’s Day!

  2. This is an absolutely adorable tablescape! I love your Easter Bunny and the beautiful greenery on the table! The Clover plates and bowls are so cute and this whole table just screams “Spring”! I love it! Thanks so much for hosting another wonderful Tablescape Thursday! =D

  3. love the shamrocks. I’m going to try and use Mr. Piggy for my tablescape, thinking of options for St. Patty’s day. Love the bunny.

  4. Susan,
    Clever “Mr. Rabbit” reminding us that Easter is early this year, now isn’t he???
    I adore the smile on his face!
    Shamrocks are delicate and sweet, but difficult to obtain on the Prairie!!!
    Thanks for hosting Tablescape Thursday each week, dear friend!!!
    P.S. I’m not seeing your linky button this morning???

  5. OH! MY! GOSH! Susan!
    You are killing me! I am sooo in love with your St. Patrick’s Day table! I could just marry it if it were a man! lol (And if I wasn’t already married to the greatest guy in the world! :-))
    I swear, I’m speechless! I Lβ™₯VE, Lβ™₯VE, Lβ™₯VE everything about your today’s tablescape! That bunny is sooo cute and thoughtful: I’ve never seen such a beautiful shamrock plant before! He even carries it on his back in a lovely basket, just for you!
    Oh, Susan, I hate making decisions between “beautiful” AND “beautiful”, too! I, too, would have used both “beautiful” napkin rings! πŸ™‚ And what can I say about those shamrock bowls? Nothing, but I looove them!
    I can just picture a creamy basil and zucchini soup in them, just because it is green, too! lol
    (Did I ever tell you, I β™₯ green in all its nuances? lol)
    So, that’s all… just because I’m speechless! Remember? πŸ˜‰
    ~Hugs to you~
    P.S. Warning, Susan! Shamrock plants can be poisonous to cats! So, please, be careful! Hugs to Mr. Max! :-))

    • Awww, thanks Cecilia! You are a doll! Ummm, that sounds good! I need to find a good recipe and make that soup. And being green, it’s perfect! Me too, Cecilia…love green. It’s my favorite, favorite color. Thanks for the warning. I didn’t know that. Fortunately, Mr. Max never gets on the table. I’m glad you told me though. I’ll make sure I don’t put them on the desk in the office.

  6. Oh I love the bunny! That’s brilliant! So crazy this year with all the holidays on top of each other! Hard to keep up!
    Darling table setting, love the magnolias too…

  7. I love that bunny with the clover! Soo cute!
    Thanks so much for hosting the party. This is my first time linking up to Tablescape Thursday!!

  8. Your table looks so pretty, and the bunny with clover adds just the perfect touch to the St.Patrick’s Day table. Beautiful as always, Susan! Thank you for hosting!

  9. I really love your table…that bunny is wonderful..and such a good idea to mix up Easter adn St Patrick’s since they are so close together this year..and green is my favorite color too…nice job..

    and thanks for hosting this party…

  10. I don’t blame that bunny one bit for trying to steal the show on your adorable St Patty’s Day table! Great job as always and thanks for hosting.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  11. Susan, what a smart idea to include Mr. Bunny into your St. Patrick’s tablescape. I think all of us have been a little confused about table settings, since Mardi Gras. I, of course, had to include our Cherry Blossom Festival into the mix and I have an anniversary coming up this month. Crazy bunch of occasions to work into a short time frame. Always love seeing your beautiful magnolia leaves!

  12. Susan, I need that pretty bunny to hop over to my house and make a pretty tablescape. Cute post, pretty table. Thank you for hosting. laurie

  13. HI Susan, love your tables cape with the bunny. What a great idea! Loving spring, loving the hope of warmer weather.
    Have a great week.

  14. Susan,
    You never disappoint and this is a darling table! I so enjoy your blog and with St. Patrick’s Day so close together this is a beautiful spring table. Happy Happy Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Spring!

  15. That is just about the cutest tablescape ever!! You have such a gift ! Your new banner is so pretty too and it reminded me I need to get my designer to put some spring items on mine :).

    I was just going to comment and not link up because I don’t usually do tablescapes but I remember I made green placemats recently so I may join in. Thank you Susan!

  16. Such a delightful centerpiece! The shamrocks are wonderful!

  17. Lovely tablescape… Inspiring.

  18. What a pretty St. Patrick’s Day tab;le. I love your big bunny centerpiece!…Christine

  19. I love the new tablescape, so fresh and pretty. Where did Mr. Bunny come from, I would like to visit that store and find another Mr. Bunny. He’s so cute. Thanks for sharing with us, as always everything you show us is just perfect. God Bless.

    • Thanks, Kathy! You are a sweetheart! I found Mr. Bunny at the end of summer (August) last year in a store in Marietta, GA called The Whimsical Nest. There phone number is 770-420-9444 in case you want to see if they have them again this year. Maybe they ship. πŸ™‚

      • Just called The Whimsical Nest (1/20/2014). As soon as I began describing Mr Bunny, Lisa started laughing. She said that they had SO many calls over the past two years about that rabbit. They even called the manufacturer to plead they start re-making it. The “new” Mr Bunny for Spring 2014 was just received today. The finish is different – it’s a shiny white crackle.

  20. Top o’ the mornin to ya. ADORABLE! And just for the record, when I was in Ireland I saw a great number if rabbits! So actually he is quite fitting! Enjoy your cheese soup, soda bread and shepherd’s pie!

  21. COOL way to incorporate a bit of The South with the luck o’ the Irish!!! The magnolia leaves are a really creative touch!!! And Mr. Bunny is a true Southern gentleman in his snappy bow tie!

  22. SWOON…….the dishes for St. Patty’s are gorgeous! The bunny is adorable too. I love this cute and happy table, Susan, specially in your pretty white wicker dining set. Thank you for hosting lovely lady. Big hugs,

  23. Your post was hilarious Susan, I love Mr. Bunny!!! Your table is beautiful, the clover plates are so pretty and I like both napkin rings, it is more interesting to alternate them.
    Now tell Mr. Bunny to sit….stay…..as he will be needed for Easter!!
    The one poster mentioned that the clover was dangerous for animals, hope Mr. Max doesn’t investigate Mr. Bunny. I know he is too polite for that. It reminds me of the Doris Day movie “Don’t Eat the Daisies!”
    Thank you for hosting yet another great party.

    • I will tell him right now, Megan. πŸ™‚ Don’t worry, Mr. Max never gets on the breakfast table. I’ll just make sure to keep the Shamrocks off the desk in the office. XO

  24. Haha! Very cute! I was just checking out some shamrock plants the other day. I’m told they aren’t too hard to grow!
    March wraps in a lot…Spring, St. Patrick’s Day and this year Easter!

  25. Susan Jones says

    Would love to know where you found that bunny. Too cute!!

    • Thanks, Susan! I found Mr. Bunny last summer in a store in Marietta, GA called, The Whimsical Nest. There phone number is 770-420-9444 in case you want to see if they have him in again this year. It would be nice if they ship…worth a try. πŸ™‚

  26. Susan, with both holidays so close together this year, this makes the perfect table setting. I love it! That bunny is probably one of the cutest I’ve seen yet. I love these little decorations that can easily hold flowers or a plant. Perfection!

  27. Good morning! Well, lucky you to have the Easter Bunny visit so early! He sure does look fancy all decked out in green. He must love St. Patrick’s Day as much as I do. Good to know our holiday icons aren’t just partial to their own special day. πŸ™‚ I’ve just posted this week’s new Homemaking Linkup and would love to have you join, if you’d like.

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  28. Like a breath of morning Spring! My shamrocks haven’t bloomed yet, but I have learned not to give up on them, they spring to life when you are ready to pitch them!

    I have a bunny too, but he is naughty. He got into the Guinness and it wasn’t pretty! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for hosting, Susan. There is something going on in the back of your blog, I can’t get it to go away. πŸ™

  29. I have to join the chorus of “I truly love your bunny! ” I love shamrocks also, and with Easter coming early this year, it seems the perfect combination! But I do love Mr. Leprechaun also! Do you keep him on a sideboard or somehwere? I don’t think I could stand not to have him out during his time to shine! So darling! love this blog! Helen

  30. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, love the bunny and the shamrocks so sweet the way you put this all together.
    XOO Diane

  31. Love this table!!! Delightful and fresh!!!

  32. Love the sweet table, the bunny is the cutest ever and the perfect place for the lovely plant, it looks so inviting for a quick lunch for brunch…love the green and white with the placemats…

  33. Debra Boyd says

    Hi Susan, I have been following Your blog for about six months now and love everything you do. In January I had the picture frame installed in my dining room and love it. What a difference. I am now on a hunt for a contractor to discuss a porch. I have read everything here so I feel prepared to take the next step. Thank you for all the things you share. I have one question…where do you store all these beautiful dishes? I love everything you use but have no room for all the different sets. You must have a trick for keeping everything so neat and accessible. Please share. Thanks, Debra

    • It really does make a big difference, I know. I should have done it much earlier in mine! πŸ™‚

      I wish I did, Debra. I need a big, big butler’s pantry. πŸ™‚ Everything is kind of scattered. Some is stored in the kitchen cabinets, some in my laundry room cabinets, some in my dining room china hutch and two sets I use a good bit are stored in the china hutch on the porch. A previous home owner built a coat closet in the corner of my breakfast room. I never used it for coats, so I turned it into a china closet. You can that little DIY project in this post: https://betweennapsontheporch.net/a-few-changes-to-my-china-closet-welcome-to-the-35th-metamorphosis-monday/ I mix and match and reuse so it always appears I have a lot more than I do. For example, for this table setting, I already had everything…the only thing new were the four little shamrock bowls. I have a full daylight basement but I don’t store any dishes down there…too afraid I’d break them bringing them up the stairs. πŸ™‚

  34. Debra Boyd says

    Hi Susan, I have been following Your blog for about six months now and love everything you do. In January I had the picture frame installed in my dining room and love it. What a difference. I am now on a hunt for a contractor to discuss a porch. I have read everything here so I feel prepared to take the next step. Thank you for all the things you share. I have one question…where do you store all these beautiful dishes? I love everything you use but have no room for all the different sets. You must have a trick for keeping everything so neat and accessible. Please share. Thanks, Debra

  35. Cute post. I love the first napkin rings. Very pretty.

  36. I love how you have combined St Patrick’s Day and Easter with such a beautiful green and white color scheme!

  37. I LOVE that bunny! Talk about adorable. I think he should hop on over to my table! Lovely – as always.


  38. charlottem34 says

    Hi Susan!
    Thank you so much for all your inspirations and comments. Today, I made a beautiful table setting, thanks to your ideas. I look forward to Tablescape Thursday each week. Also, today, I made a huge pot of Beef Stew, again, thanks for the wonderful recipe. My husband thanks you too.

  39. What a great March table with St. Patrick’s and the Easter bunny too! Love your pretty shamrocks — real and on your china too! Happy Spring!

  40. Thanks for hosting the lovely party!

  41. I have been SEARCHING for a bunny planter!!! Can you PLEASE share where you got this one??? I LOVE IT!!!! The table looks so pretty. I love the little shamrock crocks too! XO, Pinky Thanks for hosting!!!!!!!!!!

    • Thanks, Pinky…it’s from The Whimsical Nest in Marietta, GA. I found it there last summer. There phone number is higher up in the comments. You may want to call them to see if they got them in this year.

  42. As I think I see the Bordello Pinheiro plates once again (charger or dinner size?), I must share something. We were about 45 minutes from home & saw a Tuesday Morning. As it was Valentine’s Day, my wonderful husband indulged me & stopped. At the last minute, I spotted three(3) of these BP green charger plates; I was so excited. Now I’m on the hunt for the 4th…does it ever end. Probably a very good thing we don’t have a Home Goods anywhere close. πŸ™‚
    Thanks again for all that you share with us!

  43. Norma Wagner says

    Hi Suson, I contacted The Whimsical Nest and they had 1 Bunny almost like yours left. I was so excited but unfortunately they won’t ship to St. Louis, Mo. Now I am so bummed. I just fell in love with your Mr. Bunny. So enjoy it. It is probably one of a kind. Thanks you for sharing your posts and information. Norma

  44. For Norma, Williams Sonoma has a bunny similar to Susan’s. Check out their website.

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