Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring Teapot, Pink Bunny and 4 chics

I'm joining Chari's Sunday Favorites today!
Hope you go check out everyone's favorite posts!  Thanks Chari for being such a gracious hostess!
Congratulations again on your blog birthday!! 

Spring officially started over a month ago, but in my garden spring really just 'sprung' this week.  I have enjoyed watching everything come to life. I finally have enough bloomers in my garden to make a bouquet of irises, roses and english daises!   

One of my sweet girlfriends and her husband saw this adorable teapot in Cracker Barrel and thought I needed it for my collection!  Thanks Tina and Don in honor of such a lovely gift I just had to set a little tea party table to celebrate!

The teapot's colors are perfect for my favorite flower petaled cake turned teapot stand, as well as the April Cornell placemats I purchased on my trip to Texas. 

I bought these knowing that my favorite dishes would match this pattern.  The placemats are reversible and plaid on the alternate side..I love that I can get two looks for the price of one!  

The napkins are in the plaid and I added another lime green napkin I've had for years as the color was a match.  I added the sweet little bunny napkin rings from Hobby Lobby.     

Layered favorites

The teacups are from Hobby Lobby (half-price) and actually have matching plates.  I used my little GW found rose petaled  soap dishes for a saucer and to perch the egg cups on.   


I bought this little topiary at JoAnn's Fabric on's perfect for a small spring/Easter centerpiece.

I found this pitcher at GW just last week for $4.98.  We used it for all the entries of my giveaway (see last post)  I love the shape and the flower motiff made it a perfect addition to my spring collection of dishes.   I use pitchers for flower vases, since they are heavier and the mouth is wider than most vases.   

This adorable bunny was given to me years ago. I just love her..she is so pretty and the colors in her outfit are soft and sweet.  I found the little candleholder/pedestal she is sitting on for $1.00 at a thrift store.    

I love her shoes......

and purse!

These little chicks were tossed in the bottom of my shopping bag in Texas ...without my knowledge and when I found them their little faces seem to say:
 Are you my Mother?? 

I guess I'm stuck with them since I took them across state lines!  In the meantime  I made them little nests in my egg cups until they are big enough to lay their own eggs!   

Hope you take time out of your busy schedule to make a cup of tea and enjoy spring..or better yet have a tea party of your own.   


I'll be linking with:
Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday, Linda's  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , Marty's Tabletop Tuesday, Susan at BTNOP's Tablescape Thursday,  Cindy's  Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday and 
Beverly's Pink Saturday!


  1. beautiful Sonia - just beautiful!

  2. I love all your bunnies and your rose dishes are so beautiful!! What a find in the floral pitcher.

  3. Gorgeous! Everything is so wonderfully charming!! yay..fabulous post!

  4. Hi Sonia! Oh, this is simply enchanting! I love everything!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  5. Oh, I am just drooling all over myself. I love it all. The dishes, teapot, placemats, linens, flowers and bunnies. This is just unbelievable. My favorite of all time. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  6. Sonia, Your teasetting is so very pretty! Love the china, love your placemats, and your teapot and flowers! Very springy. Great table for tea!

  7. What an adorable and also pretty tablescape. I love your header with the hydrangeas. Gorgeous!! Love & blessings from NC!

  8. Hi Sonia,
    How pretty everything looks! The soft colors, the textures, those cute little egg cups with the chicks in them. I esp. like the layered different disheware - very nice. It really looks adorable! Great job!
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  9. I so adore your whimsical garden tablescape :)

  10. Such a beautiful, whimsical tea party! I absolutely adore your cake stand (teapot stand)....where did you get that??? Ahhh, it is so so so cute!!

    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  11. Coming over from NTT...Lovely tablesetting. I especially like the cake stand - so unique!

  12. Oh I just love the vignette you made on your table. Those place mats made me gasp. I adore adore adore them! that bunny,,oh my goodness, she is just too precious. Loved everything. Want everything,lol. You got some fantastic deals.

  13. Love it! Those placemats are fabulous, and I love the way you've layered those plates. The last, overall view of the scene you've set is just stunning!

  14. Hi Sonia,
    Your tea is just lovely. I especially love the placemats and napkins. The egg cup is adorable too!

  15. Hello there lovely lady,

    My, this is just the dearest teapot and stand and everything about your teatime post is just lovely!..,Your dear friends are very generous!

    ~ The flowers,the placemats and napkins and oh my, those oh-so-pretty layered plates!..,Even that dear litte adorable eggcup with the little chicks nestled ever so sweetly within!

    Just love it all very much!

    ..,(I do apologize that last week; 'I just couldn't seem to get our of my own way', so to speak, with my dear elderly mama's debiliating pain,my own illness and which that had definate shades of a minor 'fiasco', technically speaking,'written all over it)'!.., Whew!~ What a time!..,

    I had so very much wanted to warmly personally thank and also to invite my previous participants to partake with my Tuesday and Wednnesday tea's!..,

    (Yet as mentioned, alas with all of mama's medical appointments,and my own issues I just couldn't seem to find the time, while also trying to visit many dear blogging folks that I need to catch up with as it was)!.., Oooh my!

    So here I am my dear lady; beginning afresh!

    Next week is my 29th Tuesday Tea For Two;(hard to believe); and my 20th 'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee' as well!.., I warmly invite you now to visit this week's tea, as well as to hopefully partake next week, especially for my 20th Wednesday Tea, where there will be prizes and some delightful surprises!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

  16. Everything is so lovely. I love your delicate plates and those placemats - too wonderful :).

  17. What a precious table. I love your soft pinks, Spring bunnies and flowers. The reversible, quilted placemats are wonderful!

  18. Sonia,
    Your tablescape is so PRETTY and THRIFTY...thanks for showing it off at NTT!


  19. Oh, what a wonderful and delicious giveaway... Ok....just kidding... :-) But a girlie can wish, right?

    Warm blessings,

  20. I love your Teapot! I have it too! Oh, but yours is so pretty on the petal cake stand! I adore the cake stand, makes a great place to put your teapot! The cups are so pretty too, I just love the rose plates. The layers of your dishes, the Iris bouquet is lovely! The stand looks like it came with this darling bunny! I just love the April Cornell placemats and napkins! So wonderful they reverse! This is one darling table for Spring! Thank you so much for joining me again for Tea Time Tuesday! I love every little touch that made this wonderful Tea!

  21. Gorgeous!! Love the teapot. Love the placemats! All the spring colors you used on the table just blend together in perfect harmony.

  22. Oh my! All that April C stuff is adorable!!!

    m ^..^

  23. Hi Sonia... Your table is so sweet and happy! I love those reversable placemats... both sides are so pretty:-)

  24. Very pretty. The April Cornell place mats are gorgeous.


  25. What a beautiful tablescape. Very charming, a I love it for all your layering of the different pieces. Good job.

  26. Oh, look at that gorgeous much eye candy...all beautiful!

  27. I'm so glad you visited me today. Your blog is beautiful...I love the header. Your table is wonderful, the spring colors are such happy colors. Love those placemats and napkins!


  28. I'd love to spend Easter with you....this setting is marvelous.

    My show n tell is my "BLUE IRIS". I do hope you can find time to stop by and view the beauty!!

  29. I enjoyed your beautiful table. so pretty and fresh. i just wanted to sit down and visit with you! i loved the layering and the collage look of it. thank you!!

  30. such pretty tablesetting.. so eastery sweet pastel colours! love it!

  31. Hi Sonia, What a sweetly decorated table. I love all the hues of pinks you used, your bunnies and flowers are perfect. I would love a few sets of reversible, quilted placemats that you displayed. I love the idea of two for the price of one. The topiary is just the right scale and so darling. I love the "Are you my mother" that was one of my favorite books I read to my daycare children, years ago. Have a wonderful day!

  32. A whimsical and delightful table! You are lucky to have a good friend who would think of you and bring you something special. Joan

  33. LOVE the teapot...and those pink plates...yummy!!!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Back Porch Blessings,

  34. Hi Sonia..
    Everything is beyond gorgeous..I've been looking over and over at's all so beautiful and beautifully done. If I had to choose my favorite piece, it would have to be little egg cups. I collect them..and they've been so hard to find. Happy Pinks..have a lovely weekend..

  35. Love this table. It is so happy and pretty!

  36. What a wonderful tablescape! I adore your teapot is so whimsical and charming! The color combo you used is gorgeous! I adore April Cornell...all of her things ar beautiful!

    One of my favorite tablescapes...lovely!


  37. That has to be the cutest tablescape I have ever seen! You have great taste. Love your blog! I'm a new follower!

  38. I adore teapots and tea parties. This is a lovely tablescape and I am ready to sit down and have my favorite rashberry tea in the pretty cup. It is hard to pick my favorite part of your table, but it must be your teapot from your friends. I am a teapot collector and my blog is named Texas Tea Party for that reason. I will be looking forward to more of your postings.

  39. Your table is breathe taking. I love your rose saucers. Thanks for being a part of Tea Cup Tuesday, it would not be the same without you. Can't wait to see what you will share next. Blessings, Martha

  40. Oh my that is soooo pretty... we are having a "Victorian Tea Party" this Sunday to celebrate Mother's Day and oh you'll have to show your lovely teacups at the party! ;) Please come and see, and I so hope you can participate...


  41. What a darling tablescape. So whimical and yet it makes one want to catch everything in every detail. Cute, cute, cute jackie


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