Some Bunnies coming to Dinner

Bunnies and eggs on a Spring table.

I had three different ideas for Easter tablescapes and couldn’t decide which one to do so I am doing all three, one each week until Easter.


I have seen many table settings lately with neutral tones or gray tones. Somehow I just can’t get into doing one of those, at least not right now. When I think of Easter, I think of bright colors. As soon as I saw this tablecloth at HomeGoods a couple weeks ago, I knew the color scheme for one of my Easter tables. I have had the rabbit centerpiece for a few years, can’t remember where I bought it, same with the eggs and small bunnies candle. I bought the yellow bowl on ebay several years ago when I was collecting pottery.


The deep pink place mat (camera doesn’t show that it really matches the goblet) came from Pier 1, I have several of these in different colors. I bought most of them on sale and I found some online. The white dinner plate is one of my favorites, I love the scallops and the raised design. I bought it at Pier 1 maybe last year, the design is called Lacy. The yellow egg plate came from HomeGoods a few years ago and was made by Magenta. I have it in blue, pink, green and yellow. I love that raised design too and it works perfectly with the dinner plate. I found the napkins at HomeGoods with the tablecloth. Tucking them under the plate saves having to use a napkin ring. Handy when you don’t have one you like that will work.


I found both goblets at HomeGoods a couple years ago. They are Le Stelle crystal and were made in Italy. I like the etched design with the butterflies and flowers. How I love bargains from HomeGoods!


I bought the frosted blue flatware on sale online at Wayfair a few years ago, it is made by Cambridge. It is 18/0 so the fork tines are a bit sharper than I would like but I really liked the color. Wayfair has really good sales on flatware sometimes.


I found the place card holder at HomeGoods a few years ago. I suddenly remembered them and knew they would work well on this table.


I found this cute little bunny bowl at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, they have them online too. It comes in blue, yellow, pink, and something they call green which is really more of a light turquoise. Had to have a few in each color, polka dots are a great mix and match pattern.

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I pulled several different things together for this table, using the tablecloth as a guide. This about as different from neutral or gray tones as you can get!

Let it Bee Spring!

A table setting with bees that are welcome.


I have been thinking about a table setting with a bee theme for over a year but I was waiting for Spring to pull it together. The blue and white flowered tablecloth was made by Spode and I bought it at HomeGoods. I have several tablecloths from there because I have a large table and their tablecloths are inexpensive. I tried a white tablecloth first but the table just needed something extra. The blue scalloped place mats are from Juliska. I love how heavy they are, I wish I had more colors, they are really good quality.


I found the bee salad plates at HomeGoods this spring. They have no label except made in china. I didn’t like the brightness of the white circle so I found bee table scatter (tiny wood bees) on Amazon and scattered them on the white circle, problem solved. The dark blue plate is by Ballard Designs, Southern Living. I think I bought them online at Ballard Designs a few years ago. The yellow dinner plate is made by Fiesta and I bought them at Macys about 6 years ago when I started tablescaping.


The yellow and white checked napkins came from Sur la Table, they sometimes have good sales on their table linens online. I found the blue napkins on Etsy. I was looking for napkins with a bee design and as soon as I saw the tiny bee design on these, I knew they would be perfect. I found the bee napkin rings after googling bee napkin ring, sometimes that really works when I need something special. They are from PC Fallon Co. and can be found several places online.


The green goblets are the same ones I used for my St. Patrick’s table, They are Noritake Sweet Swirl in light green. These were made between 1985 and 2005 and I found them on ebay. That green is a perfect match for the bits of green leaves on the yellow wicker items. The blue goblet was made by Noritake, it’s called Blue Perspective. These were made between 1970 and 1983 and I found them on ebay as well.

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I saw this bee flatware on another tablescaper’s blog a few years ago and finally decided I had to have them. They are one of the reasons I designed this tablescape. They are made by Wallace, pattern Napoleon Bee, and they are 18/10, really good quality. I love those bees on the ends.


All the yellow wicker items including the salad plates, came from HomeGoods this spring. They don’ t have a label except made in china. I love the bee hive cream and sugar, and salt and pepper. I was looking for something for a centerpiece and found the cake plate first and then the small cookie jar, done! Found the small bee hive candles on Amazon, they are made from 100% hand poured bees wax. You can just see the tiny glass bee on the left in this photo. I have had it for years, don’t remember where I got it but I knew it belonged on this table!

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I am not a fan of bees although I know we need them but I had fun pulling this table together!

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