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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

There's something about a bunny - Easter tablescape

Welcome to my warren. The weather's bright and sunny, perfect for an outing. Don't I look familiar?

The missus pulled out the cabbage plates, oh she knows how I love to chew on those leaves!
Paired them with some fancy china, nito chargers and placed all the finery on a Matelasse tablecloth.

A table fitting for the one who just barely escaped MacGregor's garden, wouldn't you say?

Don't you want to come join us, the missus and me? I harvested some of the fruits of MacGregor's labor just for you.

We are quite a happy bunch, Ms. Sel and Mr. Poivre and myself.

Surrounded by eggs of many colors on some shaved wood Easter "grass", I am pleased to head up this fine table.

The missus made these herself. Made out of something called variegated thread and styrofoam eggs. Doesn't she know that my cousins will around on Sunday? Instructions HERE.


The menu is still up in the air... what would you like? 

I think it will be carrots for me. Makes my eyesight all the better, you know.

Some high falutin' snowdrops in a pot.. Quite faux you know. But will do in a pinch.

It actually wasn't a warren of rabbits that made that mess behind the table, it was something called plumbers, a jovial sort. MacGregor would have loved those guys.. he just thought I made a mess.

Double napkins in a nito ring. Doesn't the sweet chartreuse button flower make a dashing appearance?
Thanks for dropping by. I loved your company. I wish you a blessed Easter, with enough time to reflect on the real reason we celebrate this day. 

Cast:
Matelasse - estate sale
Nito chargers and napkin rings - World Market
Napkins - Ralph Lauren and estate sale
Dinner plate - Bordallo Pinheiro
China plate - Granada
Flatware - Cambridge
Stemware - Made in France purchased in Santa Fe, NM
Salt n Pepper and Peter - Tuesday Morning


Please come visit Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish Party and  Susan's party at Tablescape Thursday. I can't ait to see the finery that is set for our pleasure. I know you, too will find much joy.


45 comments:

Tricia said...

Wonderful, Marlis! Your outdoor table looks very inviting -- love those cabbage plates paired with the pretty china bowls! Your bunny is quite the charmer!

Deb said...

What a lovely table. The Easter eggs are beautiful, all of them. It's a wonderful time of year to decorate. Deb

Entertaining Women said...

I've been toying with the cabbage leaf chargers, too...haven't finalized the table, yet. Your bunny is a really special piece. You've done a wonderful job of maximizing a small table setting. I often find that more of a challenge than doing a large table. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Happy Easter! Cherry Kay

Shelia said...

Hi Marlis! I love your sweet table. All the sweet bunnies and lovely dishes.
I wish you a blessed Easter.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

The French Hutch said...

Beautiful Marlis! There is something special about an outdoor table setting. Spring is perfect for this, and I love how you set this up. Under the tree "the missus" did a lovely Easter/Spring table. I love those cabbage plates, hope they don't get little nibbles from the bunnies outside!
Happy Easter……..

~Emily

Stitchfork said...

Lots of happy bunnies will gather at your pretty warren table!
xo Cathy

Mary said...

Beautiful table & setting Marlis! I love your carrot-snacking bunny as your centerpiece and your cabbage plates paired with your bowls! Wishing you a joyful Easter :)

Alycia Nichols said...

This is just the table I need for Easter Sunday. I think Ramon and I will be going it alone on that day, and this would be perfect for that intimate celebration. Never would have known the snowdrops were faux! Our money has been super tight around here over the last year, so I have taken to using good fauxs whenever necessary. As long as they're undetectable like yours, I say, "Right on!"

ellen b. said...

What a beautiful outdoor setting. It is calling to me...

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Happy Easter Marlis,
Oh My That is SUCH A HANDSOME big Bunny! We just can't have too many bunnies! I "LOVE" your table. It's so quaint and Spring like!
Have a wonderful holiday week,
Big Hugs,
Donna

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sweet table! Love all your bunnies! Happy Easter.

Schotzy said...

Hurry for bunnykin and your place setting is perfection.... The outdoor setting, too, makes for quite a romantic time for two.

kitty said...

I love your outdoorsy theme with the cute bunny and cabbage plates. Happy Easter!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Marlis, the Matelasse tablecloth is lovely and I see you found it at an estate sale. Your outdoor table is very inviting, and I love seeing cabbage plates on an Easter table. Happy Easter to you and your family.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is my favorite Easter table, Marlis! I am just swooning over that bunny!
Happy Easter, dear friend!
Yvonne

Marigene said...

What an adorable table...love the bunny.
Happy Easter, Marlis!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Well, Mr. Peter Rabbit, your missus is a talented lady! Those eggs are amazing. I don't think I would have the patience to make them so perfectly! Those dishes are beautiful too, so be sure to tell her. Happy Easter. Linda

PAT said...

Your outdoor tables are always amazing Marlis. This is beautiful!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a beautiful table Marlis! Love the cabbage chargers, how perfect can they be for this table! The Easter eggs are so pretty, each one.
Great bunny. Everything lovely. Have a blessed Easter.
FABBY

Pat's Pink Apron said...

I know what you mean. I love your table for two! It looks very pretty. Happy Easter!
Pat

Gina said...

What a lovely table and such a cute post too! Your bunny is very sweet.

xinex said...

What a sweet bunny you have, Marlis! The whole table is. So nice to be able to set tables outside again too, isn't it?...Christine

Jacqueline said...

Mr. Rabbit is just so magnificent and majestic! I love him casually munching on a carrot. It was so nice to be invited into his beautiful warren. The weather looks perfect for a rabbit party and I can just see them frolicking in the back yard. I haven't done an outside table yet but we are getting there. Have a wonderful Easter.

Kathleen said...

Mr. Rabbit, is so handsome! Love your elegant table for 2 basking in the sunlight! All the perfect touches!
Thanks so much for sharing this at Let's Dish! Happy Easter, Marlis, many blessings!

Debbie Booth said...

I love how creative all this is. Love the little flower tucked into the napkin, the colors, those cabbage plates...makes my heart swoon.
Beautiful job.
Have a blessed Easter.
Debbie

Blondie's Journal said...

Your table is beautiful...I love that you were able to do your tablescape outdoors! Your bunny is adorable and the eggs are gorgeous. Very pretty plates!

Happy Eater, Marlis!

XO,
Jane

Rettabug said...

What a lovely outdoor table setting, Marlis! The matelasse cloth is beautiful & all the added textures of the wicker chargers & napkin rings contrast nicely with it.

Gorgeous vintage napkins that you paired with the RL chartreuse ones. Wish I could find some vintage ones like that. Estate sales will start up around here as soon as the weather improves a bit more.

Your big & little bunnies are adorable & the cabbage plates so perfectly appropriate with them.

I'm sorry you had to deal with plumbers (read EXPENSIVE!) recently. So many more fun things to spend money on, huh?

Have a Blessed Holy Week & a Joyeous Easter!
Hugs,
Rett

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

What a lovely outdoor table! The greens and browns are perfect. Love the layers of texture from the embossed plate to the woven charger to the Matelasse tablecloth. Your bunny is precious. Gorgeous napkins, and the button flower tucked into the ring is the perfect touch. Have a blessed Easter.

Creations By Cindy said...

In love with your Easter! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful table Marlis. The bunny centerpiece is fabulous, wish he was my bunny eating guy. Love the China too, thanks for sharing.

Judy Bigg said...

Also I am your newest follower.

suzyq said...

Just love this table set under the trees. It feels so restful. Have a lovely Easter...
Suzyq

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Marlis. What a fun and pretty table! I just love that big bunny, and your story--I'm glad you put the cabbage plates out for him! :) I'm glad I saw your post. Happy and blessed Easter, Marlis. ~Zuni

Pattispress said...

Like the height of the sweet bunny with his wares. Happy Easter.

Elaine said...

You are truly creative, Marlis, and I love your posts! That is one fine looking rabbit you have there, and you have set a darling table!

Happy Easter to you!

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello dear Marlis,

I am giggling while browsing with your post today.

I feel I am in my teeny days looking with all your pretty bunnies. Love the shakers.

They are the fave.

Happy Easter, sweety.

x0x0,
/CC

Susan Hawthorne said...

Love the cabbage leaf chargers. Your table is adorable! Happy Easter.

Babs said...

Peter Rabbit is so lucky to have you set the perfect table for him. Thank goodness he escaped from Mr.MacGregor. Don't tell Peter, but he's adorable. Cute, really pretty table setting. Love the table linens.

Sue said...

Marlis, You set such a pretty outdoor table with the matelasse cloth and those cabbage plates. Such a cute big bunny and story, too. Have a wonderful Easter celebration.

Susan BetweenNapsOnThePorch said...

Marlis, your bunny is adorable! Beautiful tablescape in a lovely setting. I love outdoor dining and this is wonderful. Love those cabbage plates! Happy Easter to you and your family!

Danielle said...

This is a beautiful table. I love all the bunnies and lovely dishes. The cabbage plates especially! Your napkins are nice too : ) What a sweet table! What time is dinner?

Happy Easter to you!

Danielle xo

lulumusing said...

Marlis, your tables are a delight to me, and this one is no exception.

Tanya@takesix said...

Your tablescape title really struck my fancy because as I was visiting tablescapes today I actually thought to myself, "What is it about a bunny that is just so sweet". Then I read your title!! Too funny. Great minds think alike, Marlis. Your table is beautiful. The eggs you made are so sweet. Great idea! Happy Easter to you and yours, my friend.

Meredith said...

Just beautiful!!! Love the cabbage plates against the chargers. Happy Easter. Your eggs are so so pretty!

Texas Tea Party said...

Precious outdoor table setting! The bunny is too cute and the telling of his story is wonderful! I love your place settings. The chargers are great for indoor or outdoot use. Thanks for sharing! Happy Easter! Pam

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