Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Early Spring Tablescape

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.

Tablescape Thurs

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.



Anonymous said...

What a fun and pretty table! You are so creative. Love the bunnies and the scarf with the shamrocks is absolutely perfect. Always makes me feel good to visit with you.

Donna said...

Hi, Donna,
You did a great job on this table.
You were able to use what you have and pull everything together.


Michelle said...

Love those bunnies!!!! Good job, Donna!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh now I did have fun at your table -- Love those bunnies on the move and the little birds too. And green and white is always a favorite combination of mine! Love your early spring look -- I'm so tired of snow!

Melissa Miller said...

Donna your tablesape is precious! I just adore the beautiful bunnies and the plates are so detailed and gorgeous. Fabulous job!

~Blessings, ~Melissa ;)

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Your table is so pretty. I like using scarves this way to...who says they have to be worn? Your bunnies are just too adorable! I like the little bird on the leaf to. I almost bought one of those dishes at Christmas time and wish now that I had. Lovely table!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Donna, your tablescape is so pretty and that scarf is perfect! Love the polk a dot napkins...too cute! Kristen

Mom said...

I am so ready for Spring now! Your table is wonderful!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

love the table scape, love the running rabbits, so different and so lovely, everything looked good down to the tiny little white rabbit on the table, sooo cute, love the large square plates...Phyllis

Denise said...

I love your plates, and the colors in your tablescape... the bunnies are so cute too :)

Screaming Meme said...

This is my first visit...I love it! The bunnies are so cute...:) Hi, I'm Meme from Screaming Meme...It is so nice to meet you! If you get a chance, stop in and say Hello! Meme

Marigene said...

Donna, beautiful spring table. Cute centerpiece!

Chubby Chieque said...

Very pretty and very smart i

Great job.

Sandy said...

So springy and I love the colors.

Nice to meet you!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I really did plant flowers yesterday. It is about in the 70's here. Sorry you are still cold. Spring will come soon!!

Barbara said...

Love your tablescape, the scarf and the running bunnies are outstanding.


Carey said...

Very nice job. Like the way you used what you had around the house. Very creative. Love those little birds. I think the kids will love the fact that you thought of them as well. Come visit my blog when you have time.

Debbiedoos said...

What a pretty tablescape! I love it, and the little leaf with the bird way too cute! Thanks for stopping over at my blog, glad you did!

Cathy said...

I like! I especially love the green candlesticks.

marmielu said...

Use what you have! I always like that. I just love those plates!
BTW-your new blog decorating is so cheery!
Mary Lou

Sonny G said...

your table is magnificent. Those dishes are to dream about.. This is my first visit but it surely wont be my last.. I'll go ahead and post my comment and then do a little wondering around your blog..
~ Sonny ~

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Love the bunnies!! and the birds ; this is adorable!

Rettabug said...

I truly enjoyed reading how this wonderful tablescape evolved over time, with you shopping your house as you went.
Its great that you put those blinking lights for the g'kids. I saw them & never thought to grab a couple for such a use. I must go back! Very clever & sure to keep them occupied for a wee bit.
Very nicely done!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Donna! What a cute spring tablescape! I LOVE those cute bunnies! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love all your bunnies and those rectangle plates are to die for and I love the leaf plates...

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