Saturday, April 3, 2010

Here Comes Peter Cottontail Easter Table


Easter is such a special day to me.   We worship at our church and then spend the day with my sons.  My guys are usually watching golf while I'm in the kitchen finishing preparations for a special meal.  Like so many of you,  I have always loved setting a pretty table for the holidays long before "tablescaping" was a word.   

 My friend gave me a truly special gift just in time for my Easter tablescape.        


 She knows I enjoy tablescapes and collecting dishes and she generously gave me this beautiful Fitz and Floyd tea set that belonged to her mother.  Such a precious gift and I just love it!!  The black and white rabbit and the carrot handle are so unique. 
Thanks so much Linda!!  



  I already had cabbage leaf plates and placemats in my collection...so I couldn't wait to create a special tablescape with these beautiful pieces.



This is my kitchen breakfast table and a preview of  the tablescape I am planning for our Easter dinner in the dining room. 





I layered a simple white Pier One dinner plate with my favorite green majolica.  I finished with  the carrot sugar bowl from the tea set just for fun.   




The set also included a cake plate with three little bunnies surronding a large cabbage leaf.  Such a cute piece and a perfect plate for an Easter carrot cake.  







Until the cake is done...I put out some carrots for my new little friends.


I love conservatories and greenhouses...this miniature version was on clearance for $20 and I couldn't resist.  The dragonfly latch is so pretty.




I filled it with a spring bird's nest, a vintage bunny from GW  and teacup filled with a candle. 











Hope your Easter Day is blessed and you spend it with people you love! 

More pictures of my dining room table :










I'm linking up this week with:
 Rhondi's Tea Party Tuesdays,  Marty's Tabletop Tuesday, Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesdays and   Susan's BTNOP Tablescape Thursdays..hope you'll visit and join the parties! 

50 comments:

  1. so pretty and cheerful! I forgot to sign up ahead of time for the pink party, so I'm leaving my pink link and hoping that you'll drop by soon. Have a fun weekend! until later...

    http://www.livelaughmakesomething.blogspot.com

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  2. The conservatory is wonderful and for only $20. What a steal! The bunnies really add to the charm. So nice of your friend to gift you the perfect gift!!
    smiles, alice

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  3. What a beautiful table! I have a glass conservatory that's sitting on my floor. I just didn't know what to do with it. You've inspired me. Happy Easter!

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  4. It's wonderful, Sonia! Or perhaps a better word is wonder-filled! :) Love the little bunny munching a carrot on the cake plate, and oh, your little terrarium is gorgeous!!!

    Wishing you and your family a very special Easter together!
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  5. Its like a dreamscape. Every detail is beautiful and so special. This should be in a magazine..

    Happy Easter
    Sonny

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  6. How gorgeous!
    A blessed Easter Sonia.

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  7. Wow! This is soooooo beautiful! What a special gift you received! And that conservatory is AWESOME! For $20?? Even better! LOVE IT!

    Happy Easter my sweet friend,
    Rebecca

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  8. I'd love to happen upon some Majolica at a good price. I love the conservatory. The gift your friend gave you is just beautiful!
    Brenda

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  9. Oh Sonia how precious! It's all just gorgeous.

    Happy Easter sweet friend! ~Melissa :)

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  10. Sonia, everything looks perfectly springy. I love the teapot your sweet friend gave you. Now do tell a girl where to find that conservatory!

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  11. What a pretty vignette.. I love the bunny tea set.

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  12. What a beautiful table! I love that bunny pitcher!!! The handle is so unique.

    Jane (artfully graced)

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  13. How perfect! I love every piece and such a lovely display too!

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  14. I so adore your tablescape. I love the black and white bunny teapot and plate. It is just too cute. Love the conservatory filled with such a cute display.

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  15. Hi Sonia! What a lovely tablescape and I love your precious little tea set! Hope your guys appreciated your lovely table.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  16. Oh my goodness, that bunny teaset is exquisite. What a fabulous gift. I absolutely love it. You have created such a beautiful vignette. Just stunning. Thanks so much for joining the party. This is awesome. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Your china is fabulous, especially the bunny teaset. Love the little carrot bowl - everything looks great, Sonia!

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  18. How precious! I love Fitz and Floyd pieces and your conservatory is darling! Love it!

    ~Liz

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  19. What a wonderful tea table! Love the rabbit pot!

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  20. Wow, what a beautiful table! It just screams "spring." Fitz and Floyd always have the cutest pieces for every season, don't they? I know you will always treasure that special tea set. :)

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  21. Your tea set is absolutely lovely! I would love to have tea with you....have a great week!

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  22. What a wonderful gift! All of your Easter dishes are just beautiful!

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  23. I love Fitz and Floyd and I think I have 2 pieces that match that tea pitcher. Everyting is outstanding. I have a small conservatory and after looking at yours, I need to get it out.

    Barbara

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  24. Your blog is absolutely beautiful! I loved the gorgeous pictures...thank you so much for sharing such a lovely post!
    <>< Concetta

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  25. Your bunny dishes and tea set are very unique. I'm sure your boys don't mind something fun like them rather than having delicate, feminine type china. :-)

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  26. You have a wonderful friend, indeed! That bunny set is adorable -- the cake plate is my favorite, I think. Your whole vignette is so visually appealing!

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  27. What a treat to see your fabulous majolica. It's one of my very favorites. And that beautiful white conservatory is a perfect match for it. Lovely visuals. Hope you'll stop by and get in on our really useful giveaway. -- Jane F.

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  28. I love, love that Bunny teapot set...too precious. ♥ I landed here from another blog..I believe Grits and Glamour. I believe you are the same Sonia that I visited for PiNk Saturday?? It's so large that it takes me a while to alternate to visit others....but I love, love that event!

    Scatter Bliss,
    Stephanie ♥

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  29. Wow! I love your conservatory. How neat. Your bunny dishes are also awesome. Such a pretty Easter table.

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  30. Sonia, YOur newly gifted tea set is beautiful! I love Fitz and Floyd! But this bunny tea service is so very special. I also love your bargain greenhouse. You set a fabulous table.
    Yvonne

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  31. Oh what a wonderful gift..She knows you will enjoy it! I love all your pretty pieces and the conserv for 20 dollars.WOW! Great scape, Sonia..thanks so much for sharing!

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  32. I adore your beautiful Easter pieces, things you will treasure for years, how sonderful those black and white easter bunnies, love them so much...

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  33. The black and white bunnies are so cute! You don't see many dishes with back and white bunnies. I will be on the lookout, for I love them! Pretty tablescape! Joan @Americana By Candlelight

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  34. The tea set is just awesome! How nice of your friend to give it to you to cherish.

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  35. Beautiful table, Sonia. I love all the black and white bunnies among the cabbage leaf plates.

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  36. Love the vibrant green of the cabbage leaves! The whole table is a delight.

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  37. Just gorgeous! I love the dishes!! How fun for the guys to be treated so special :) Really really nice!

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  38. That is beautiful! What a lovely gift from your friend! Love your conservatory, too. What a great find and price even for a clearance item!

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  39. This has to be the best Easter tablescape I've seen. I love those little bunnies and that carrot covered sugar dish is so cute!

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  40. Lucky you! The F & F dishes are wonderful. I enjoyed each of the special details of your table in this post and also the previous post. Thanks for sharing these!

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  41. All of your bunny dishes are absolutely adorable! I love how you put the carrot sugar bowl on a plate...I saw that and wondered where you got the little casseroles! Now I know your secret! I so enjoyed this!

    Your blog background is adorable too!

    I'm your newest follower and will put your blog on my sidebar.

    Thank you for entering my giveaway and posting it on your sidebar...hope you add my blog too! Good luck!

    Have a great weekend,

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  42. Oh your bunnies are so sweet on the table! What a wonderful Easter table~

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  43. Hi sweet girl...

    Just catching up on a few of your blog posts that I missed while I was in Vegas!

    Girl, this is truly the prettiest and most darling Easter table that I've ever laid eyes on...I just adore it!!! Ohhh...that sweet bunny teapot and cake plate are sooo adorable! Your friend Linda must be a sweet lady and you're right...so generous to gift you with this teaset that belonged to her mother!!! That pretty carrot cake is sooo perfect on that bunny/cabbage cake plate...love it!!! Ohhh...and I love, love, LOVE your new conservatory! It makes such a GRAND centerpiece! Hmmm...you said that you got it on sale for just $20? Mind sharing where you got it...I'd love to have one! Maybe they are still on sale? Anyway, it's perfect for your Easter table! Girlfriend, you always...always...set the prettiest tables!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity and talents with us...such an inspiration!!!

    I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Easter!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  44. Loved everything! Where to begin? I, too, like many others, have enjoyed creating appealing table settings long before I ever heard of "Tablescaping." Love your Fitz and Floyd! What a friend. I'm going to borrow your idea of putting planters in a wire basket for a centerpiece. So simple and yet so effective!

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  45. What a lovely and different table setting. I love the cabbage dish especially. Really neat table setting.

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  46. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday and my Birthday! I am so late! my daughter told me she was getting married Tuesday on Friday. So I been busy with doing a reception.
    I just love your friend! The tea set is adorable!
    I would use it all summer long! The carrot sugar dish, the tulips! I adore this conservatory, and the tea cup inside! The carrots are too cute! The cake looks wonderful on the dish! I love your friend! Wish she was mine! How lucky your are! I do not have the first cabbage plate,and how I wish I could find some! I just love the pots in the wire basket! Just darling!

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  47. How lovely! Love it all.. Be blessed. Cindy

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  48. so many cute things, love the black and white bunney~

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  49. This is darling! I love all your precious pieces and that conservatory is adorable!

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