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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hoppy Easter 2013 Tablescape

I welcome you to my warren. A warren of bunnies that is. 

 These darling bunny plates hopped their way from their warren at Williams Sonoma to their new warren in Lubbock, Texas via UPS!  Here's a tip: If you see something on line that is out of stock.. call the catalog, they can tell you which stores still have stock. Call the stores, order your merchandise and it shall come to you!

Ordered some. Needed more. Followed the tip above. 
Aren't they darling?
I paired them with their matching napkins on a gingham placemat that I was the lucky one to win from Linda at More Fun Less Laundry. Just love these. So very versatile. Run over and pay Linda a visit and tell her I sent ya!

And I pulled out those green DT goblets again. You know, the color is just so good. I keep checking to see if they get them back in. A girl can never have enough dishes, glassware or shoes! They are still available online HERE.

I might just have to order a dozen more green, the blue is out of stock :-(!!

And then. 
I invited the Pier One dancing bunnies. They sure know how to party.
Just say I told you so. 
And the green vases I found a while back from, ya you guessed it, Dollar Tree.
I just knew they would be so perfect to march down a table.

With all the frivolity going on, the silver came out to tone down the partying bunnies.

I used some fabulous fauxs for this table. Just because it's not quite Easter - yet.

Even the sun came out to play when it saw how much those frolicking bunnies were having.

Silver trays for chargers, white Wedgwood plates, Old Company Plate silver and World Market floral napkin rings. Here's another tip: if you can't find the finishing pieces to Estate Sale silver, check Ebay. You be surprised at how reasonable you can find the missing pieces. I have enough of this now to serve a small army, or the entire family and their friends.

Some is monogrammed, some not. Antique dealers want 5x more than what I paid on Ebay.
This pattern came about in 1950. The majority of the pieces came monogrammed. 

Pier One had the cutest bunnies this year. I did remove the brown gingham ribbon from around their necks and change it out for some green. I've got a few more around the house sporting pink, orange and blue neckware. 

Promise I'm not on a ladder. My Canon has a vari-angle viewer. I reach way up by the chandelier, point down and click away.

For the new potatoes, I like to serve chive butter in individual butter dishes. 
Set the butter out to come to room temperature. Work it with a fork, or the beater blade of your mixer. Add in a bit of salt, I always buy unsalted, and then the chopped chives. 
I was so excited to be able to use chives from my basket on the kitchen porch! They came back from last year. Oh yeah, I was pleased as a peach.

Placemats - checked and yellow - Villeroy and Boch
Silver trays - estate sales
Dinner Plates - Wedgwood Windsor
Napkins - Williams Sonoma Yellow Banded Easter
Silver - Old Company Plate
Candlelabra - Vintage
Green vases and Goblets - Dollar Tree
Bunnies - Pier One
Butter dishes - One Kings Lane
Napkin rings - World Market

Wishing each of you a beautiful day and a blessed Easter. 
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! On the third morning He arose, Bright with victory o'er his foes. Sing we lauding, And applauding, Hallelujah!
John Mason Neale

I love your comments and get to know you more that way! What a blessing that is.
I'll be sharing my joy at
See ya there!


ellen b. said...

Oh so lovely! The combination of colors is so pleasing with the silver accents.

Entertaining Women said...

This is beyond wonderful. Your natural light is always such a star in your productions. Variable viewer...Do you shoot with a Nikon 5100? I keep intending to plant Forsythia...I just love the look of it. I also always forget to do it...sigh. Someday. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Happy
Aster! Cherry Kay

Tricia said...

So many great tips here, Marlis, in addition to fabulous table inspiration! And thank you for explaining how you capture those wonderful overhead shots! Have a blessed Easter!

Rettabug said...

What a WONDERFUL Easter tablescape, Marlis! Your colors are so soft & serene...love the green stems with all the pretty yellows.

Thanks for that tip about ordering online....I never would have dreamed of having them check other stores for stock. Duh??

My DT had the blue stems last month...I bought several more. If you need/want them, I'll be happy to run over & check to see if they still have them. It is close to the house & I would be happy to ship them to you. Just let me know, k?

Have a Blessed Easter, Hon & thank you for sharing your beautiful table. I hope you are surrounded by lots of loving family & friends this Sunday.


Diane said...

Marlis - the colors in your table setting are so pretty. I, of course, was drawn immediately to the silver chargers. I have managed to stop myself from copying your idea in another post, but this may be just too much. I love it!! Also, we never got those green glasses at our Dollar Tree, just the blue ones. I have been so jealous of all you bloggers, about the green ones. I had no idea that I could order them online! Thanks for the tip. The Williams Sonoma plates are gorgeous and I adore your cute Pier I bunnies!!

On Crooked Creek said...

Lovely, exquisite, Easter Tablescape with dancing bunnies and forsythia, dear friend!!! I love the yellow and white checked placemats!!! I'm swooning over the silver chargers, flatware and candlelabras!!!
Have a blessed and golorious Easter!!!

Mona said...

Marlis, such a a beautiful table. love the silver tray chargers...have to remember that..your photos are really good...and your green glassware..well, it reminds me I need to check out DT more often...many blessings of Easter to you..

The French Hutch said...

I love your rabbit plates. They are darling and look fabulous on your table. Williams Sonoma has such lovely seasonal pieces and most become very collectible. Sweet rabbits and love the colors on your tablescape. Happy Easter Marlis........

The French Hutch

Anonymous said...

The plates are wonderful! Beautiful table, Marlis!

Happy Easter!

Bonnie said...

Such a happy pretty creative table. I love the gingham placemats with the great bunny plates and napkins. those napkins rings are so pretty.

Thanks for the tip about calling the catalog as well as the dollar tree web site. I am so tempted to order some wine glasses but don't know where I would put them.

Your silver pieces are beautiful. You know all the ways to make a great table. I enjoy learning from you.

Have a wonderful Easter.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I love every single thing about your table! The bunny plates and napkins are soooooo adorable. The yellow and white placemats are gorgeous, and using silver trays as chargers is genius! I see lots of them at the auction that I go to all the time, but it has never occurred to me that they could be used as chargers! Have a blessed Easter!

kitty said...

Ooh so pretty, Marlis!! I love the forsthyia parading down the center of the table. The bunny plates are TOO cute! I am getting those $ Tree goblets, by golly. Your bunnies are wonderful, too. Thanks for putting a smile on my face when I come to your posts. Happy Easter blessings. xo

Dining Delight said...

I love items 'marching' down the center of the table and your green vases with the forsythia are so pretty along with those adorable bunnies! The rabbit plates are so PERFECT for Easter and I love how you have coordinated everything in your place setting with them. I really enjoyed my visit here!


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

So bright and cheery! Yellow is my favorite color, so I'm really loving this! The pops of spring green is perfect with them. I haven't seen those cute vases at our DT.

Happy Easter,


Alycia Nichols said...

OK, first...I didn't know stores had catalog places you could actually call. I would never have thought of that! GREAT tip because that's so often the case when I'm trying to order something online. I usually just get frustrated and forget about it. Second...STOP THIS!!!! This is just TOO PRETTY!!!!!!! I love the yellow and green together, and that one photo with the bunny seen through the goblet...priceless!!!! I haven't been in a Dollar Tree lately to see if there are any green goblets left here in the KC area. If there are, I'll send you some. Things like that tend to disappear this time of year...especially since people read our blogs and know they can go scoop these great glasses up at such a great price!!!!!! :-) The forsythia looks great in the green vases! (That's a pretty good faux, by the way!) Hooray on the return of your chives!!! I'm sure mine are dead as a doornail.

Have a super happy Easter, Marlis, and I know you and your family will be blessed.

Pattie T. said...

Oh, you got those bunny plates. I have been stalking those ever since I first saw them in the catalog. I'm not having Easter this year, so I'm hoping for a post-holiday sale. Lovely table, enjoy those plates!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I am glad you got the bunny plates AND the napkins. The napkins were a must! I saw them and resisted since I am refraining from adding any more dishes to my collection until the Mackenzie Childs barn sale in July. ha ha

I'm glad you weren't hanging from the chandelier taking that nice shot!

Wishing you a blessed Easter!

Mary said...

Marlis~ This may be my favorite table of yours with the botanical bunny plates! The yellow is so soft but cheery paired with forsythia the silver accents! The sunlight dancing (along with the bunnies :) is always beautiful to see at your table! Love your overhead shot of the table, I meant to mention that last week! Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

Really pretty! Love the plates and touches of yellow.

Scribbler said...

Darling EAster table! I saw the napkin rings at WM, and now kicking myself that I didn't get them. The yellow and green are so fresh and cheerful! Happy Easter!

xinex said...

Oh I love your cute bunny plates, Marlis. I really like that mustardy yellow color. This is just adorable, every aspect of it!. Happy Easter!...Christine

suzyq said...

Wow, I adore your napkins!! I wish I could see the whole thing though! Such a lovely table, as usual.
Have a Hoppy Easter!!

Marigene said...

Cute table, Marlis...those bunny plates are adorable. I love gingham, it reminds me of my mother...
Pretty flatware...I agree that eBay has some good buys on it. I used to find all kinds at thrift stores, but haven't in the last couple years...not that I need any!
Happy Easter!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh yes your plates are darling!! great table. I've got to grab some of those DT green goblets. They are out before I can snag them :-( One day! Happy Easter.

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Marlis, wow this is a gorgeous table, so glad you were able to find the plates, they are darling!! Hope you have a happy Easter!!--Betsy


Oh my Marlis, such a beautiful table colors, love this combo!! The bunny plates are awesome and so is your setting. Happy Easter to you and yours.

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your Easter Tablescape with the Yellow, white and brown rabbit plates. They are darling and look fabulous on your table you did a beautiful job putting this one together as always. I love all the colors on your Tablescape for Easter Marlis. Hoping you and your family have a wonderful Easter.
XXOO Diane

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Gorgeous table! Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your dishes and napkins are delish, love the checkered placemat and the glasses that make the complete setting just so perfect...the colors are so special and welcoming...

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello Marlis,

First and foremost, your choice of the colour scheme is just PERFECT. I feel so alive when I see colours around. Isn't it very alive?

Those bunnies are darn cutes, too? §:-) sorry for my word but, can't help it coz I am drooling to have them.

Hope you have an great day and enjoyable Easter.

Happy Egg hunting,
/CC girl from D´Box

Lulu said...

What can I say, there's absolutely nothing not to like here. Colors of spring abound on your table making it a happy delight, and I am always drawn to the combination of playful and elegant which you have done so well.

Jewel Sauls said...

Love those bunny plates! Glad you were able to find more and thanks for the tip!!! Have a blessed Easter!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Great Tablescape!! Those bunny plates are amazing too.

Bernideen said...

Truly this is a wonderful table setting - I love the colors you used!

JP said...

Stopped by to say thanks for checking out my post and leaving such a nice comment. I love your bright and cheery Easterscape...enjoy the Holiday!

Kathleen said...

Love it! Very Eastery, but nit hippity hoppity, more refined!
Love your plates, great colors and the checked mats offset them so well!
I visited our friend William Sonoma, and his neighbor Potty Barn , :) today . Lots of bunny things hopped into my cart.
75 % off, cha ching!
A blessed Easter, Marlis!

allisamazing said...

Oh, I so love those bunny plates! And the colors of yellow and green are so bright and cheerful! For some reason this season I am drawn to the brights. I love your table!

Sarah said...

Marlis, we've had house guests all week so just now getting around to visit. This table is absolutely stunning. I always love to see your shots with the sunlight streaming across your beautifully set table. It's very special! Love those cute bunny plates, and how cute they are with the gingham placemats. The chive butter is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Easter to you and your family! ~ Sarah

Designs By Pinky said...

Even if I stood on my TIPPY< TIPPY toes I couldn't get a shot like that!!! I love the bunny plates and thanks for the suggestion about getting out of stock things!!!! Your table is just beautiful, and Ilove the sunshine streaming across it. Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter. XO, Pinky

Suzy Handgraaf said...

Ack - I'm so jealous! You have those exact bunny plates that I fell in love with the moment that I saw them at WS. I tried doing a knockoff version of my own, but it was a total project fail! Anyway, love, love, love your Easter table. Hope you have a blessed Easter.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Marlis, I love your table. It's so sunny and Springy and bright. The bunny plates are adorable! I wanted some yellow daffodils so badly for the house. None blooming in my yard. Had Bobby G. check the grocery stores on the way home today. No luck :( I hope you and yours have a fabulous weekend and Happy Easter

The Tablescaper said...

What a perfect table for a blessed celebration. I have been eyeing these plates. They are gorgeous.

- The Tablescaper

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Marlis your table is full of beautiful details. The salad plates are just gorgeous. And the vintage flatware is stunning. Brilliant and sunny. Happy Easter.

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

Those dishes are so pretty. Thanks for the tip about buying online. I've never thought to call the store, but I will do that if I ever need anything that is sold out. Thank you for visiting my blog last week. I've been slow at making the rounds, but wanted to drop by to say Happy Easter!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh Marlis, those plates and napkins have stolen my heart. I am coveting them. I want your warren to come live at my house. This table is so pretty. The vases of forsythia, marching down the table, look beautiful, and the candelabra are gorgeous. A delightful way to dine on Easter. laurie

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful table Marlis, love the use of yellow and green. I don't have anything blooming here in the Kansas City area yet. So springy and gorgeous. Enjoy a little time off!

Dianne said...

I have been so behind on my visits, I apologize. This table is darling. The plates are fantastic and I love those bunnies from Pier 1. I was tempted to buy them myself this year. The table is just beautiful. Dianne


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