It’s been awhile since I’ve joined Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Thursday is always a treat for me, taking in so many lovely tablescapes.
Last Sunday we had family members join us for dinner. March was just hours away so I happily made the decision to bring out some rabbits and set an early spring table.
Ok, let’s see ~~~ Between all my thrifting and trips to TJ Maxx, I am getting a nice selection of inexpensive but yet FUN dishes. These square plates still had the clearance price tag on them from TJM. It’s time I wash them up and set the table with some of my treasures. Ohhh, why is it that dishes are so fun?!
Next, I looked through my container of napkins and realized these fun polka dot green and very dark brown/black napkins from World Market were a perfect choice for the doldrums of late winter.
Okay, I’m on a roll with this, but I decided not to use a tablecloth, so I’ll need a runner AND a centerpiece….
After trying about three items that didn’t seem quite right, I found this ~~~~
Yes! I’ll use my new running rabbits!
I’m ready for bunnies!
Looking through my table runners, nothing seemed to work with my color scheme
UNTIL, I looked through my scarves!
My daughter brought home this scarf for me(along with a couple of others) from Paris when she visited there last fall.
It couldn’t be better
The colors felt right working with the bunnies and napkins AND it happens to have shamrocks!
The table was set for six adults but I only had four polka dot napkins. This is where it’s necessary to be creative and go with what you have. I found some solid green napkins that would certainly work just fine. But now I need something to place on top of the plates to make it look unified.
These little bird plates have the look and the blue green coloring that’s in the scarf/runner.
I scattered a few other little ceramic bunnies around the table and added some little birds on the plates.
The candleholders are some old ones I found at a little antique store going out of business a while back.
My little grandsons sit up at the island. On top of their napkins sat a little blinky St. Patrick’s Day button for them to play with and wear.
It was a casual but fun table to set.
BBQ Beef Brisket
Oven Baked Seasoned Potato Wedges
Sesame Stir Fry Broccoli
Outback Wheat Bread
Ice Cream Sundaes the boys helped me make!
I ‘m happy that you stopped by today :) I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my latest tablescape.