Wednesday, April 2, 2014

An Easter Tablescape, Rabbits, Pearls, Baskets & Fake Bunnies



  Just when I think I can't compete with last year's tablescape I somehow manage to pull it off!
  
This is a peak at what I did.

My, hand painted, lazy susan was the inspiration for the white and gold color scheme.


This is the place setting...it's almost all white... except for the hint of red in the striped place mats.  They were quick and easy "no sews."

A string of tiny pearls surrounds each white, "egg carton," basket.  

The post on how where the idea came from and how they are made is here


I used these napkin rings as little votive holders at each place setting.

 A little dab of hot glue holds the addition of pearls to glam up the ones I used for the napkin rings.

Silver plate, engraved flatware are from "Beattie's" past....she was my dear, sweet grandmother.

Mismatched pieces...just for fun.

I added a touch of ------ to the rims of the shiney, vintage, silver coasters.....a Goodwill find for under $1.

A vintage, foil, bunny rabbit is added to each setting... sure looks like chocolate, doesn't it?

Sadly, I only had three of these cuties to use. 

And then my head rang a bell....I'd just do exactly what I did for my transferware plates.
FAKE IT!!!!
You can see that project here



 The centerpiece creation....ta-da!
 I just LOVE "Miss Bunnie"

I used her in the centerpiece last year, too!

Glamorous pearls are so often a favorite prop to use.

 I placed one more votive on top of the candle pillar, filled it with some white, shredded paper, one of the gold, foil, chocolate eggs and draped it with some more pearls.

Pearl wrapped eggs in a wire basket.... 

 that post is here.


 My vintage, Westclox clock was a surprise birthday gift from my little sister, Linda....not a day goes by that it doesn't make me think of her and her sweetness!

I like to accent the chairs to pull the look all together. Each one was adorned with a white, burlap tie, some faux roses (wish they were real) and a tiny, cloth bunny.
Well, maybe not!

 You see I only had one of the bunnies, too, so...can you guess???
Yup, I faked the other three!


The finishing touch to pull the theme all together was to add a touch of spring with some glam on the chandy with some pearls

and some spring flowers.

 This is the hallway view.
And now that my project is done I really feel like singing...."Happy" by Pharrell!!!

   Love, Hugs and Kisses,

17 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty tablescape, Janet! I love how you wove the pearls throughout. I especially love how you used them to bling up your napkin rings!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your elegant tablescape! We were both of the same golden mind this week, LOL! Pearls are always the perfect complement. Gorgeous!
Hugs,
Patti

Candy S said...

Lace, pearls, and burlap - you can't go wrong - very glam yet very homey too!

chateau chic said...

Your table looks so pretty all dressed up for Easter!
Love the little egg cups and all the strings of pearls.
Mary Alice

The Tablescaper said...

Awesome post. Great table but I really like how you shared that you faked the bunnies!

I host a weekly link party called Seasonal Sundays and I'd love to have you join. The link opens at 7 pm EST on Saturdays.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love the silverplate flatware!! Especially the mismatched pieces. The pearls on the plate are a pretty and clever touch!

One More Time Events said...

You pulled it off beautifully!!! love it! Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events…Tammy

Cathy Carroll said...

Beautiful tablescape... pearls woven throughout adds such a touch of elegance. Gorgeous... Cathy

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi JP,
Love all your pretty Easter decor and Spring table.
Very pretty. You were one of the winners of the giveaway on my blog for my 2 year anniversary. Please email me with your address so I can get your package out to you.
Congrats,
Kris
junkchiccottage

Rosemary and Thyme said...

This is such a sweet and pretty Easter table Janet. I love the bunny dressed with the pearls and butterfly. The vintage flatware is a very nice touch.

Hugs,

Janet

must love junk said...

OH, I love it all! So pretty :)
Susan

Dee Lapin said...

Your tablescape is so pretty. I love all the attention to details in each area.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty. I love your pearls, how fabulous is that. Your little bunny is just the cutest. I love it all. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Ann Huffman said...

I love that you repurposed your napkin rings as votive holders! And of course I love your pearl touches! ~Ann
Tarnished Royalty

Linda P said...

Lovely table with all of the pearls and bunnies. So romantic, but so cute. Faking your bunnies is great. Pretty blingy napkin rings too. xo

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

JP, your tablescape is absolutely marvelous - I love all the sweet bunnies. I am delighted to share that your post will be featured in this week's A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

A glamorous setting for Easter!!! It is so pretty, and I love all the details!