Showing posts with label TABLESCAPE THURS-BUNNY GARDENER. Show all posts
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

CHRISTMAS PLATES FOR EASTER -- (ONLY LAURIE)


I know this is the third tablescape in a row that I have said is a hodge podge (each one more hodge podge than the last). Do you think I'm trying to see how far I can go before ya'll beg our hostess, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, to ban me from Tablescape Thursday? We all know Susan is much too kind to ban me, but please don't put pressure on her about it. I'll try to not be so hodge podge next week ... I promise!


In my last post, I said that I had been to some estate sales. Several people wanted to know what I bought that was so wonderful that I would risk life and limb (not to mention my sweet husband's life and limbs) by traveling on snow covered highways to go to estate sales. (Before that night was over, I was asking myself the same question.) I'm sharing a couple of my estate sale purchases with you in this tablescape. (I always feel like I need to put the word tablescape in quotations, because I really am not doing a tablescape - I'm just gathering things from around my house and putting them on a table and trying to make myself (and you) believe that I have done a tablescape!) I bought this vintage "gardening bunnies" tablecloth at one of the estate sales for $4.00. I thought I'd use it for an Easter tablescape. When I started trying out all of my normal, pastel Easter colors, they didn't work. So, I dug out the plaid Christmas plates again (I think I'm getting my money's worth out of these Christmas plates), and they seemed to look better--that is until I loaded these pictures and looked at them on this blog.
Since I began this blogging, I am amazed at how different something looks when I take a picture and then put it on a blog that anyone can come see. Somehow, the fact that I am going to share it with a bunch of other people just makes it not look as good as I had thought it did.

See all of those bright colors in this tablecloth? You can see why my pink florals didn't look good on it.


Aren't those little bunnies cute, tending to their carrot patch and their flower pots?

Each place setting is decorated with a bunny. I got this cute little ice-skating bunny at an estate sale Saturday. She's a "Goebel", and I paid $7.00 for her. Isn't she a cutie?


I have several small containers that have a bunny theme, so I've put them on the table. I'm serving baked potatoes with dinner this weekend, so I'll shred some cheese to put in this plaid bunny.






I think I'll put melted butter in this little bunny lady, who is supposed to be a jelly/jam server.




Ooops! When you get butter out, please be sure to replace Mrs. Bunny's head. It's kind of sad to see a decapitated Mrs. Bunny on the table.



I'm using china Easter egg halves for salt cellars.







Another "salt cellar" egg.




A bunny lounging in a head of cabbage will serve a vegetable.




My sister-in-law made this cute serving bowl for me.

When you go over to Susan's, please don't tell her that Laurie has done another hodge podge tablescape. If you won't tell her, I promise to try to have a very put together table for next week. (The key word in that sentence is "try"). Thank you so much for coming by to see my table. Be sure to go to Between Naps on the Porch to see all of the pretty tablescapes. laurie
EDITED TO ADD: I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I have the BEST blog visitors in the Universe! You are very convincing people! When I start reading your generous comments, I begin thinking maybe my tablescape doesn't look so bad after all! I can't tell you how much your lovely comments mean to me. I just love all of ya'll!