Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tablescapes, Parties and Easter...Oh My!


It has been a long, cold winter. I think most of us are more than ready for spring...and that means Easter is just around the corner. I don't know about you, but I am ready for flowers, spring colors and sunshine! I hope that the table setting that I'm sharing with you today reminds you of all of those things.



I started with a tablecloth I've had for years but never used. Look at all of those spring colored eggs. The dinner plates are a recent TJ Maxx purchase. I bought the only 6 they had...I will be looking for more. They are Bianca Leaf by American Atelier. The dessert plates are new from Wal-Mart, $1 each...they are plastic and come in several spring colors. I used white napkins, folded into bunnies-see the whiskers?




I used gold flatware because of all the yellow on the table. The wine glasses I've had for several years. At each place setting I used a small pastel vase (Crate and Barrel) with a few marbles in it, and a colored egg. For perfect hard-boiled eggs, check out my post from last summer here. These would be perfect place "cards" but I don't like to tell people where to sit, so I don't use them.


See the bunny?




In the center of the table is my rabbit general store and family. They are Dept. 56. Papa Bunny is working behind the counter.


Mama Bunny has her chickens.


Baby Bunny is just getting home from school and the boy bunnies are playing ball.


On one corner of the table is an antique rabbit candy container.


The other side has a cut glass pitcher full of daffodils.


It seems that the store is even open at night!







I am linking today with Michelle @ maddycakesmuse for her Easter Tablescapes and Spring Parties Contest as well as a little early with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Please visit these ladies and see their wonderful blogs.

41 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sue, I love this! That blue egg caught my eye and is my favorite Easter egg color of all! Loved all of your cute things, too. They look like they are having such fun on your table.

Just checking in and hoping to be back to blogging later in the week.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jenglamgirl said...

Oh' Sue~ can this be any more darling? I just love the bunnies in their General store. How darling! It all looks great! Have a wonderful evening, JGG

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a cute tablesetting. You did a great job.

susan said...

Cute Cute! I love that bunny napkin and the pastel vases! You are all ready for Easter!

Maria said...

Sue! How do you make the 'bunny ears' napkins?
They're soooo cute!
Love the adorable tablescape you created ~ it's so spring and Easter-y. I'm up to over my head in snow here, so the cheery colors are a nice change of pace!

Thank you for stopping by today... I had my post nearly finished when my sister called with news about her dear childhood friend.

It's good to celebrate LIFE as often as possible ♥

xinex said...

What a fun post and cute tablescape, Sue. Love the plates and bunnies! I have instructions on how to fold bunny napkins but it did not include whiskers. What did you use for the whiskers?

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I used kite string and a safety pin!

dee dee said...

Sue, those bunny napkins are adorable! I love the small vases you used for your colored eggs! It all makes me smile to think spring is right around the corner! Now if we could get rid of the white stuff!
Dee Dee

Life Laugh Latte said...

Taking day and evening pictures really makes the tablescape lovely. Great work. The bunny napkins are too cute for words. Plan to show my 12 year old daughter, who would spend hours folding them. You have infinitely better ideas about "napkin" usage than I do. Tee Hee. Holly

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Sue, this is soooo sweet. I love all the wonderful touches. It makes me smile with joy!!! Great job.

Barb ♥

Angie said...

Oh, this is just too cute! Can't wait for spring. Love the Dept. 56 collection (did you know it's a MN company?!) :)

xinex said...

Thanks for the link, Sue!..Christine

Linda said...

Very PRETTY...luv your WHITE dinner plates! I'm ready for some green grass and warm temps too!

Blessings,
Linda

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a cute tablescape, Sue! And I love the napkins folded like bunnies! You will have to do a tutorial for Met Mon!! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

kim said...

Sue, what a cute Easter table. I love your little bunny family. Cute bunnies made out of the napkins!

My name means Wisdom said...

That is a super cute table setting! I don't think I would ever get one done because by the time I get something right, people come around and grab or move things.

JUST ME said...

Beeeeaaautiful! Except I didn't see the traditional sign of Easter: a Cadbury Cream Egg.

Lyneen said...

WONDERFUL Easter Scape... I love all the figurines. Oh and the bunny napkin is PERFECT... your scapes are always fantastic. TFS. and thanks for stopping by all the time... I love hearing from you.

Maria said...

Hi Sue!
I am soooo proud of you for folding those napkins! I checked out the Good Housekeeping link! It's napkin origami! I will try it though because they are so darn cute :o)
Thanks for the link ~ Have a sweet day...
oooooo weeeeeeee I'm late for work ~
Maria

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Sue
I am excited for you that your spring is on it's way.. i just wish I could say the same for myself! haha.. and Easter?? I must go check when it is this year... Looks like you have had a lot of fun with your Easter table!!! xx Julie

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Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

There are signs of Spring in my yard..., temperatures are still cold though, but I guess it's because days are so much longer now. Love all the colored eggs. Maybe I paint some for Eastern -I used to do that growing up.

jenjen said...

Sue - what a beautiful table!!! So pretty. And I love those bunny napkins. So clever!

Wish I could come over for tea!

XOXO
Jen

honeysuckle said...

Cute, cute plates and I'll bet there are a lot of children shopping at those bunny stores! Thanks for sharing this today and coming by mine! Happy Day to you!

koralee said...

Oh how I love Easter!!!! I need to find all my goodies too and get them out! xoxo Yours are treasures.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what cuteness! Now you ARE going to show us all how to make those adorable bunny napkins...AREN't YOU!?!?!?!?!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Sue, thank you for your sweet visits to my blog! This tablescape is just darling! Love the cute little Dept. 56 bunnies...too cute! I'm so ready for spring!! Have a great night, Kristen

Holly said...

Such a happy tablescape! The bunnies are too cute...I like the way the work on the table. The plates are fab - I keep finding plates at Marshall's, etc. but never enough. Your bunny napkins are too clever. I may do that for the kiddos for Easter.

Rettabug said...

Very, very cute, Sue! Your white dishes are TDF & I think your little clear glass bunny looks a lot like my Scottie dog one. I understand they were filled with candy originally. :D

Thanks for stopping by the Gazebo House. More Irish tables scenes coming tomorrow. :D

fondly,
Rett

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

These sweet Easter bunnies and eggs and lovely dishes are just adorable and so inspiring to me! We need spring to come quickly now and wash the snow away and get that sun out shining and warming us up! Great post, especially for this time of year when winter just seems to want to hold on...Have a great day! Coralie

Pat@BPM said...

Cute Easter table, Sue. Brightened my day.

Jenny said...

What a beautiful setting. I love the square white textured plates. And all the bunnies are soooo charming! Very sweet! Made me feel all Hoppy!

Kathleen said...

Oh how sweet! I love that tablecloth! It has so many colors..Your bunnies are so cute.
Very Eastery table..love it!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the chargers and the yellow plates. The bunny village is so cute and I love the night shots too. Joni

Barbara said...

Sue.....darling, just darling. What you did with the napkin is so cute, as is your little family of bunnies. Great job.

Barbara

Nancy said...

What adorable folded bunnies!

Lori Lucas said...

CUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What an awesome settings and so pretty thoughts with an Easter party.

Fab!

Sandy said...

Love the bunny napkins. So springy and fuN!

Patriotic Mom said...

This is so pretty and colorful! The bunnies are adorable! Joan

Carey said...

I just love your table so much. I have the same table clothe. The bunny napkin is so cute. Did you make it? I love Dept. 56 but some how missed these cute bunny scenes. You know how I feel about anything in miniature. Love the table with the low light. So pretty.
Hugs,
Carey