Spring Easter Table Setting With Spode Emma’s Garland & Bunny Centerpiece

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?

Spring Table Setting on the Porch


I’ve put together a table that will work for an Easter or springtime gathering.

Spring Table Setting, Spode Emma's Garland


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

Spring Table, Kim Parker, Spode Emma's Garland


You’ll notice in some photos he looks like this…

Spring Table with Bunny Centerpiece, Bunny with Two Baskets


…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. πŸ˜‰

Spring Tablescape with Bunny & Daffodil Centerpiece


A view from above…

Spode Emma's Garland in Spring Easter Tablescape


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.

Egg Cup for Spring and Easter


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.

Butterfly Napkin Rings for Spring Tablescape


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.

Easter Spring Table Setting, Kim Parker's Emma's Garland by Spode_wm


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

Spode Emma's Garland, Designed by Kim Parker


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)

Tropical-Table-Setting with Emma's Garland Chargers by Spode


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)

Easter-Spring-Tables with floral chargers and salad plates


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.

White Bunny with Baskets for Spring Easter Tablescape


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. πŸ™‚

White Ceramic Bunny with Two Baskets


I think he would even be cute used as a centerpiece or server for a bridal or baby shower.

Daffodils for Spring Easter Table


Happy Spring, dear Friends!

Spring Table Setting on the Porch


Looking forward to all the beautiful table settings for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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  1. Oh gosh, Susan! Your table is a gorgeous explosion of spring colors! Your bunny is so perfect for the table. I was very tempted to get one too, but resisted. I’ll just enjoy yours and all the other elements you’ve assembled – so pretty! Thanks for hosting, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    • Thanks, Rita! I was hoping to catch him on sale but as so often happens, the really cute stuff never lasts long enough at PB to go on a sale. So, I’m glad I went ahead and bought him when I did. You’ll probably be sick of seeing him in spring tables because I hope to use him a lot. Ummm, wonder how he would look with a Santa hat on and the baskets filled with ornaments. hee, hee

  2. Love your bunny centerpiece and table Susan! I remember those adorable egg cloches, I regret not hopping in to Pottery Barn to pick some up! Enjoy your sunshine and porch time. We’re warm in NC too and I’m dreading pollen season *achoo* πŸ™‚ Happy St. Paddy’s Day ♣

    • Thanks, Mary! I bet they will bring some back again. I almost didn’t buy them the year they had them, because I think that’s the same year I purchased their bunny cupcake stands…but, they kept calling my name. Pottery Barn has our number don’t they…they know just what we love, and it’s so not fair! πŸ˜‰
      The pollen hasn’t started here yet, but I know will any minute now because I can see the leaves just popping out on many of the trees. Hope you had a fabulous St. Paddy’s Day!

  3. Martha Franks says

    Absolutely loverly! If I put anything on my porch right now, it would be covered in yellow pollen in a matter of minutes!

    • Martha, it has started here, yet…at least not at my house, but I know it’s coming! You must be a little further south than me. I’m dreading it but at least it will only last for a few weeks…and we get the reward of all those beautiful flowers! Gotta look for the rainbow! πŸ˜‰

  4. Yes, I agree the bow looks just right on Mr. Bunny. It looks so festive and Springy! I had plans of putting a table together on the porch this morning but I should have checked the weather, it’s raining and thundering. Have a great weekend, Susan!

  5. Susan, I love this table, it’s so cheerful and pretty!! How I wish I could find Emma’s Garland plates at reasonable prices–I just love the pattern. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

  6. I love the combo of floral-print plates, it just shouts that “Spring is here.” The egg cup holders are such fun; I would be too impatient to peek at the surprise.

  7. Susan, this bright flowery table is perfect for Springtime, and of course, your porch is the perfect place to dine in the Spring. Your bunny looks so pretty with his eggs, daffs, and bow tie. Those egg cups are adorable. Great idea to hide treats under them instead of eggs. Thank you for hosting.

  8. So inspirational! Pottery Barn is a little rich for my pocketbook, but I love finding beautiful deals at Marshall’s! Enjoy St. Paddy’s Day in your area . . . we’re still a few weeks from official warm weather here in PA!

  9. Love this table! Those Emma’s Garland chargers are adorable. And the bunny is perfect. I’m excited to set my table for spring and Easter, and appreciate all the good ideas.

  10. Thanks so much for hosting! Your Easter table is so pretty. I love those chargers! Happy St. Patrick’s Day

  11. Beautiful! I’m so new to the tablescapes, where in the world do you keep all of your dishes? And the beautiful centerpieces!

  12. Oh Susan, this is a beautiful table!! Can you tell me where you found the speckled eggs? I have some that are just a creamy color but no colored ones like this. I did get a bunny, actually 2!!! I am loving them. I posted this week but can’t wait til next week’s TT. I just set my Easter table in the dining room and LOOOOOVE it and can’t wait to share it:) Have a beautiful day. We got the warm weather last week but now it is cooloing off again and we could get a LITTLE snow on Sunday:(:( Just what I do NOT want to usher in Spring!

    • Pinky, I can’t remember now, I’ve had them a few years. So sorry I can’t remember now. If I see any when I’m out and about, I’ll let you know. If I had to guess, I would say either Marshalls or HomeGoods. That’s normally where I find cute Easter stuff. I hope that will be your last snow. I’m hoping we don’t get a cold spell because so many things are blooming here now.

  13. Adorable, Susan. I hope we get to enjoy our Easter brunch on the terrace. I didn’t snag this bunny, but the one from WS hopped home with me. He holds a bouquet of pink status at the moment, but soon I’ll fill his basket with fresh spring blooms. Love the covered egg holders. Great idea to fill them with chocolates for your guests. I need to get my act together and plan a party treat for several occasions. Need to get that done today! ‘-)
    Thanks for always inspiring me, dear friend. Happy Easter!

    • Sarah, I’m so glad you said that because I realized I said the bunny was from PB when he’s from Williams-Sonoma. I just changed it in the post. πŸ™‚ Oh, a party sounds like the perfect way to kick off Spring!

  14. Your Easter Table is perfectly charming! Love all the sweet elements. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  15. Your table is so uplifting with its bright colors. I did break down and get the WS bunny. WS has been so generous with discounts this year and last year that I’ve overspent on dishes, but I know I’ll enjoy them all for years to come.

    Did you know that Kim Parker has designed some new dish patterns for Mikasa? Of course, they aren’t priced at $2/plate, but they are reasonable especially if you wait for Mikasa’s regular sales.

  16. Missing to join your parties, Susan.

    Thanks goodness, I have time this week.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all party girls.

    God Bless,

  17. I love the simplicity of this tablescape. I keep trying to figure out if I need tablecloths or not as compared to having a runner or not. I have even put a runner across the width of a table that is covered with a tablecloth. I’m still trying to work on flower arranging but not to making things cluttered on the table.

    Thanks for sharing today

  18. Beautiful table, Susan!! Everything on it is so springy; I especially love the napkins and those egg cups are wonderful! I think we’re all glad to see spring this year. πŸ™‚

    Thank you for hosting and have a great day!



  19. Spring hasn’t arrived yet but I am happy to enjoy it through your lovely table. Thanks for showing how adaptable the floral chargers are and thank you for hosting.

  20. You have a wonderful way of mixing plate patterns

  21. Linda Louise S. says

    Beautiful table as usual, Susan. I also love those egg cups. So unusual. I did get a bunny after your post. I just stumbled upon one at HomeGoods. Boy was I excited. I really didn’t need another bunny, but oh well! Whenever I see your posts, I can imagine myself stepping out onto your porch and sitting right down. Have a happy St. Patrick’s Day.

  22. Thank you for the party, Susan. I think your tablescape is so pretty. I’m glad the bunny requested a bow—I like it! And of course, reading your post and the mention of chocolate and candy and pretty plates???? WIN!! WIN!!

  23. Charlotte says

    Beautiful Spring/Easter table, love Mr. Bunny! I am so glad to see Spring arriving, tired of the rain for sure! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  24. Beautiful, as always. I love the bowtie on the bunny πŸ™‚ So sweet!

  25. Such a fresh and spring like table. The bunny is a cute display piece. How lucky you are to have daffodils blooming already! Your mix of dishes look great together. Spring is arriving here but a little slowly No snow anymore so I’m thrilled.

  26. I love your egg cups! You have inspired me. I have plain white egg cups, no dome, so I think I will go to my local chocolate shop and order chocolate eggs decorated with the names of each person. I also have yards of seersucker in pink and white, blue and white, yellow and white and navy and white. I think I will make some napkins and placemats with the seersucker in pink and blue (we just found out that our first grand is on the way, and his/her parents will be joining us on Easter). You have gotten me very excited about my table. Thanks for the inspiration.

  27. Oh I love those plates! I have the cake plate to match and so wish I would have bought the plates back when they were out too. Those PB eggs look so real. Beautiful outdoor setting!

  28. Just love your tablescapes! I bought a similar bunny with just one basket on his back. Can’t wait to use it during the year. Thanks for your suggestions for multi purpose items.

  29. I absolutely love this tablescape. Those chargers are beautiful and I can’t get over the price! It is getting harder to find deals like that at Marshals. Gorgeous Spode design and those butterfly napkin rings are just darling, but Mr. Bunny is a show-stealer!! Happy Easter Susan!

  30. Joyce B in Atlanta says

    Happy Spring, Susan. Your table is perfect with the bunny and egg cup covers. Love the entire table and your thoughtful details. I’m a practical person, though, and wonder how people handle the pretty silk ‘napkin covers’. Also, chargers used to be used as place holders or decorative plates till the actual dinner plates were served. They were removed as the dinner plate was set down. It appears now that people use them almost as placemats. Is that how you use them? If this were an actual dinner or lunch setting, would you have had the salad plate to the left of the dinner plate, and maybe had the egg cup above the dinner plate or near the glass? Not sure if it is more correct to do that, or to leave a salad plate on the dinner plate. Most people do serve a salad before the meal in the USA. I puzzle about this each time I see a gorgeous table scape such as yours. The bunny is so cute, but when I went to check them out, he was gone πŸ™ Oh, well, seems designers outdo themselves each year, and there will be another adorable basket bunny next year! I’ll hop on it then – couldn’t resist!

    • When I’ve had guests over, they placed the napkin sheaths in their lap with their napkin on top or just placed them alongside their plate. When it’s family, I’ll often take them from them. So, it’s whatever you want to do works fine.
      According to everything I’ve read, in very formal settings where you have someone serving you, like if you hired someone for a formal dinner to serve your guests, the charger could be removed after the soup or salad was finished and before the main course was brought out, if you wish. But in casual everyday settings, the charger is normally left in place.
      I always leave them because I think they are pretty and add so much to the dining experience and the look of the table. If you google when to use/remove charger plates, you’ll find many different opinions, but the majority of the books I’ve read only talking about removing the chargers before the main course is served if you are in a formal atmosphere, dining a la Downton Abbey style. Since there are no servants or butlers running around my house πŸ˜‰ and because I love how they look, they stay in place when I use them.

      • Joyce B in Atlanta says

        Thanks for answering. I like the look also, and now won’t feel guilty leaving chargers in place when the butler doesn’t magically materialize!

    • Oh, and about the salad, when I have friends over, we have all the food spread across the kitchen counter or on the breakfast table and we normally have out salad first, then I collect those plates and my guests take their dinner plates to the kitchen to help themselves to all the food. We always do it this way because my tables are very narrow, both on the porch and in the dining room and there’s always about 8-10 dishes of food, so there’s no way it will fit on the table itself. So, that’s how we do it. I also do that for Thanksgiving and Christmas when family is here.

      • Joyce B in Atlanta says

        Thanks again. I do pretty much the same thing here because so far, I’ve not found the butler in my kitchen yet!!

  31. Susan, thank you for ignoring the pollen and taking the time to set this table for us. So charming. Those chargers were a steal! And I wish i had found those egg cloches; they are so precious. But my eye drifted to your bottle tree. That is one of my projects for my beach home. I have been collecting the bottles for awhile and I just discovered a vendor at the Raleigh Flea market who makes and sells the ‘trees’. Happy Spring!

  32. bobbi duncan says

    Beautiful springtime table, Susan–so fresh and inviting on your lovely porch. I just put out my bunny duo two days ago. I love them and the basket that can hold different things. Thank you for alerting me to all the white bunny sites. Weather here has been crazy–went to 80 last week then dropped again this week. We usually don’t stay warm until April, although things start blooming in March, like cherry trees, daffodils, hyacinths, and Bradford pear trees. We usually have a long spring and fall here, which I do love as they are my most favorite seasons of all, with Christmas time a very close second.

  33. Marlene Stephenson says

    You have just made me realize i had better get my house decorated for spring. How do the days fly by so fast, anyway i love your table,when do we eat? lol!!!

  34. I love your emails and todays really stands out. Purchasing many of the china items you suggest is not possible here in Australia but we can substitute other plates and bowls. Today I bought 10 plates, salad plate size shaped like eggs. Six blue and white and 4 yellow. There are 10 in our extended family 6 males and 4 females. For others I can either use the blue or yellow depending on the numbers of guests. I absolutely love your tablescapes and look forward to each email.
    Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas.

  35. Pat Chandler says

    What a pretty table, you are multi-talented! …and you talk with the critters, what fun!

  36. Great table. I’m crazy about the egg cups which just might be great for butter.

  37. All your table settings through the years have been gorgeous…this is no exception!……I would have to get a second job though to afford all these dishes and glassware and flatware collections you have….I do really appreciate them though!….you certainly are talented!

  38. I just noticed something, you have taken the cushions off the chairs and I like that. The cushions were colorful and pretty, but sometimes they clashed with the decorations on the table. You are so talented and I look forward to your post everyday.

  39. Your tablescape is so pretty and I love your big bunny. Everything is perfect.
    So glad that you are having nice weather. Ours is great also, but we could use more rain.
    Happy Easter to you Susan.

  40. Cyndi Raines says

    Very pretty Susan. Love Mr. Bunny and I did purchase his cousin from Pottery Barn. I am really enjoying him! He’s a delight to look at with his curly fur and the detail of his woven basket is lovely. I found a 2′ tall brown bunny at Home Goods that is made of a heavy resin; the finish is not smooth, but feels like a fine layer of sand which gives it more of a cement feel. His basket is large enough to hold a pot of small daffodils and he is darling by my front door. I’m in bunny heaven! Happy Spring!

  41. Another wonderful setting!! Very fun……the napkin rings are just the right touch of whimsey……love everything!!

    No, Spring has not arrived here, it is sunny but only about 30 out there!! spring bulbs are peeking the first leaves out of the ground, they say winter is not over around here!!!!! Bahaaaaa……..

  42. This is a beautiful table. I love Mr Bunny.

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