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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rabbit Warren

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Welcome to The Tablescaper.
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Signs of Easter are beginning to pop up all over our home.
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Last week’s tablescape was full of color and excitement (click HERE if you missed it), while this week’s table is more subdued and in touch with nature.
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After seeing this little moss bunnies all over blogland in the last few years, I finally purchased a few for myself. He looks right at home bounding through the pussy willow (which my youngest could not get over was a real plant!).
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This sweet tea set purchased last year at Cracker Barrel was the start of my inspiration for this table.
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Love the detail of the butterfly handle on the lids.
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It’s hard to think of Spring without your mind wandering towards nests and…
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…eggs!
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A sign of rebirth.
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I thought the bee glasses had to join in the fun.
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Today’s table has quite the stack.
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I did something I don’t believe I’ve ever done before – a double stack of chargers. The first on is a recent purchase from Christmas Tree ($1.29@) followed by one that I’ve had for a number of years and used extensively.
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The first plate is an oldie but a goodie. One of my very first dollar store plate purchases.
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The ruffled golden yellow plate is unmarked and was another dollar store purchased.
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Topped by a recent HomeGoods clearance section purchase in the softest of green.
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The flatware is by Cambridge and the cloth by Ralph Lauren (used in a completely different fashion HERE).
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I got the napkin rings just last night at Big Lots (4 for $3.00).
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So whether you’re planning an Easter brunch of dinner…
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…I hope that yours has the spirit of rebirth.
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Now, out of the warren and…
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…hop on over to Let’s Dish at Kathleen’s along with Ivy and Elephants for What’s it Wednesday;The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday;for Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday;Sherry of No Minimalist Here for Open House Thursday;Kathy of A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday;Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday;Sheri at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home;Courtney of French Country Cottage for Feather Your Nest Friday;Alison of Stuff and Nonsense for Fridays Unfold.
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See you Sunday!
- The Tablescaper

61 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your tea set is beautiful and I love the flatware! Looks like you're all set for Easter-enjoy:@)

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

Love the sweet tea set from Cracker Barrel! They do come up with some cute stuff! Your little candle eggs are adorable mixed in with the moss balls. Your charges and mix of plates are awesome! I like the flatware from RL...love the pussy willows! I missed cutting them already, it happened so fast!

Debbie said...

This is one of my favorite spring tables I've seen this year. I just love the natural colors, particularly in the place setting.

And I love those rope looking napkin rings.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow you find the best bargains! I love your table. The soft green plates are so lovely. And I have to check my Big Lots for napkin rings ;-)

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Custom Comforts said...

Beautiful table. There were so many things I liked, actually most all of it, but my favorite was the bee goblets. Those were just priceless, but then I'm a bee lover and previous bee keeper. Also love that fuzzy moss bunny - wanted to reach out and touch him.
Cindy

Susan said...

I LOVE your table! It's so pretty and I love the moss rocks and the combination of dishes along with the TWO chargers. Genius! Where did you get the moss covered rocks...if you don't mind telling? You always have the most beautiful tables.
Happy Easter!
He Is Risen!
Susan

Kathleen said...

That tea set is precious! Just perfect for Easter Brunch!
Love all the natural elements, you double charger you!
The napkin rings...perfect timing!
Too funny about L and the pussy willows!
Thanks for linking up at Let's Dish and your words of wisdom on the color to go with the gazundheit plates! Danke schoen :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The tea set is a lovely inspiration! Love how you used two chargers...cool look! I always enjoy your tablescapes! Creative,fun and detailed! hugs, Linda

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your Cracker Barrel dishes are adorable. I remember them from last year but I didn't buy! Was trying to be good. I have been looking everywhere for pussy willows to pick or buy but have not found any yet! I am afraid I will miss them this year. Your table is beautiful with all the special touches like the double chargers and little eggs in a basket. Enjoy! Linda

Dianne said...

I saw that adorable tea set in a TN Cracker Barrel. It looks wonderful i the bunny warren on your table. You alway have the most beautiful bargain and this table is no exception. Who says you can't have two chargers??? I am headed to Big Lots for some of the napkin rings tomorrow! Dianne

Gina said...

Lovely table! I think you're going to start a new trend with double stacking the chargers. I love the tea set, it's so cute!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Absolutely stunning and perfectly put together - what a treat to behold!

I adore those candles, how cute!

chateau chic said...

Your table is so fun for Easter. Love the nests, and the egg candles are adorable.
I'm a new follower, Mary Alice

Cindy said...

Great centerpiece! I love the little blue eggs in the basket. But your flatware is to die for. What a splendid table.
XO Cindy

The Decorative Dreamer said...

MMM! I love the flatware. I am always amazed at all the gorgeous flatware I see everyone else finding. I just never see anything interesting around here. I love the color of the handles! Your rabbit tea set is adorable. I even love, love, love the candy eggs! Now that first dish has me floored, it looks so much like my Butlers Pantry by Lenox. Wow! What a great find that one was!

Hibiscus House said...

Very pretty, I do like your dishes very much.
Dolly

Marlis said...

I love this table. Stacking both chargers was a great idea.. so much texture. Love your dish stack too.. the textures are so rich and interesting. The tea set is adorable. xo marlis

Sarah said...

Nothing makes my heart sing like a good "stack" of dishes. I like the different textures and edge shapes. You've found some wonderful finds at the $ store. Best I ever came home with was a set of black dishes. ;-)
I'm hopping with joy at seeing this scape!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love it when you can present a table that looks like a million bucks and gather items from discount places as Big Lots and the dollar store...that is truly a talent and goes to show you that you do not have to spend a tremendous amount of money to make a table look like it belongs in a 5 star establishment!

It is all so beautiful...

Meredith said...

Oh I just saw that tea set last weekend! Love all the natural elements and subtle colors...beautiful!

Marigene said...

Love the earthiness of your table...those napkin rings are great.

injoyinmylife said...

So lovely, especially the rabbit tea set. I'm crazy about it. You have gotten some very good deals. I'm going to check out Big lots for napkin rings. I'm having trouble finding anything I like right now. The flatware is great. I'm somewhat short on that too. Thanks for your inspiration. I will be posting my Easter tablescape in a couple of days. I pretty much owe my new hobby to you!

kitty said...

I LOVE all the layering!! I also adore that tea set AND the little bird nests...so cute.

sweet violets said...

Beautiful table....am loving the tea set!!! Happy Spring...cleo

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Love the table and those old dollarstore dishes are so darlin...love the fury rabbits...too cute

Grace InAZ said...

Oh, the tea set made me drool and the eggs were the perfect touch...the double stacking was just right and the moss bunnies were adorable.
Hugs, GraceinAZ

Entertaining Women said...

Lovely, relaxing...I can imagine long quiet conversations at this table. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

The bunny leaping through the willow is too divine for words.

Paul

Diane said...

So jealous! I have an obsession with creamer and sugars and, when I purchased the matching Cracker Barrel plates, I never saw those adorable ones that you bought! I am using the plates for Easter this year. Love the table and, especially, all the bargains. Wow. Lovely, as always!!

sissie said...

I love your beautiful Easter/Spring tablescape. Everything is so lovely.

Have a wonderful weekend.

hugs
Sissie

Rettabug said...

Such a darling tea set, Ms. A. No wonder you were inspired by it to create this lovely, spring tablescape!
Your multiple textures & soft, pastel colors blend beautifully.

I hope my Big Lots has some of those napkin rings left...they remind me of Celtic knots!

Hugs,
Rett

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Looks like a very happy spring table setting. Love the napkin holders and the bunny tea set as well. Pat

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Very pretty - so soft and delicate.

NYCLQ said...

So pretty! All the sprintime layers and details! Thanks for sharing ober at Susan's TT party! Happy Spring!

xo Lynda

Linda said...

That darling tea set is a great find.
There are so many beautiful dishes out in blogland....makes us all want them all. Where to store it all?
Great find at the dollar store. big Lots has quite some pretty finds. Thanks for sharing your lovely, Easter table.

Cynthia said...

Just simply beautful. So soft and delicate. I just love your tables.

xinex said...

Beautiful table as usual. I like that it is thrifty too. Love the tea set....Christine

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love your teaset....and your table! It looks like you are ready to bring in the Easter bunny. Have a wonderful Easter!
Blessings My Friend,

Judy Bigg said...

Very pretty table, you always add many items of detail and interest me. Glad to see other people to pick of plates and other items at Dollar Store. It is all used together and makes a wonderful tablescape, thanks for sharing.

Alycia Nichols said...

Howdy, howdy, howdy!!! I got ready to read your post last night just about the time my husband pulled into the drive. I had to postpone, but it was sure worth the wait! LOVE those egg candles! The spots on them are way cool!!!!! And you found a great bargain in those napkin rings at Big Lots! It's always hit 'n miss with them, but it's great when you do hit! Love the double stacked chargers and the neat bunny tea set. Wonderful pieces!!!!!!!!

Robin said...

How sweet is that tea set? Pussy willows always remind me of early spring so good choice for your centerpiece. Very clever idea with the chargers. I have the same ones and I will have to give it a try

Robin
Robin Flies South

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

The stacked chargers with the nests are exactly what this table needed! Fabulous Spring table au naturale!

Jacqueline said...

I not only love the soft green bunny, but the soft green eggs too. Everything is so natural and pretty and the tea set is perfect with it. Now I want to head to the Dollar Store and Big Lots!

Susan said...

I love your table, especially the little moss-covered rabbit - how adorable is that!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful! I love the natural look to this table. Love the little bunny set! All those eggs look wonderful in the basket, too.

Mama Zen said...

That tea set is beautiful!

Maria said...

I just adore that basket with speckled chocolate eggs. So, so charming! I really like that Ralph Lauren tablecloth, and really do prefer this table with its muted palette. Happy Easter!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Very pretty table. Love the candles and the china.

Maria said...

What a beautifully decorated table! I love all the little touches, love the eggs, the nests, and the little bunny tea set! Beautiful!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Very pretty! I love the tea set and the nests. Have a good weekend.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

I love your elegant Easter-spring decor with cute eggs and Easter bunnies! Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)
Have a nice day

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I love this table. I jumped back over to look at your last one and I love it too...all the bright color is so springy, but there is just something so soft and special about this post. I seem to be all about the nests, eggsn and twigs this year. Love it all!

Celia M. said...

Gorgeous setting!! Love your Easter tea set!! xo HHL

Southerner At Heart said...

I love the pussy willows!
Sadly, we don't have them out here. I liked the way you stacked the chargers and I really like your flatware. I plan on joining your Seasonal Sundays. I'm home this weekend to figure more of this out - including leaving a comment. I always enjoy your table settings. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Just beautiful!!
I adore that sweet Bunny Tea set!!
A lovely Easter Tablescape!

Hugs,
Deb

Scribbler said...

I am just now getting to this, a few days late. So cute! i bought some plates and salad plates in the CB Easter dishes last year. The ones this year are different, I noticed. Your tea set is so cute, I am kicking myself for not getting that, too.

See you later for the party.

Mary said...

I ADORE your bunny tea set~ clearly I have to stop in Cracker Barrel on occasion! I love the moss bunny leaping through the pussy willow :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Another gorgeous table! This one has a bit of the whimsy to it with all those cute bunnies. Thanks so much for sharing with us at WIW.
Hugs,
Patti

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I love this tablescape - the textures and the soft colors - the bunny is sweet - LOVE the teaset! Thank you for sharing your lovely blog with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Sherry said...

So pretty! Thank you for linking up to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a gorgeous table, Alma! You are the queen of tablescaping. All those darling eggs make me so anxious for spring. xo