Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hippity Hoppity Easter's On It's Way


As a tablescaper, I always look forward to the next holiday that I will be hosting. Half the fun for me is in the planning. I have file folders for each holiday, and throughout the year I add to it when I come across something I might like to include in my tablescape or menu.


I know, I know, St. Patrick's Day is next to celebrate. But I needed to play with my new Easter plates that just arrived. I wasn't even thinking about Easter until I looked at Pottery Barn's catalog last week. The new catalog featured their Easter collection, and I began to oogle over the white bunny plates. Love the dotted edges!



The simplicity of the new white plates makes them very versatile. I chose to pair them with colorful Mackenzie-Childs dinner plates, and the white bunny really stands out.




I used chargers that I bought at the Christmas Tree Shoppe a few years ago. I've been looking for more for friends and have not found any.



Last year, I bought some rabbits on sale at Tuesday Morning and just found them in my Easter box. I had forgotten all about them. Do you ever do that?




In that same Easter box, I found some little wooden Easter bunnies that I picked up at my neighbor's garage sale. So I played around and made an Easter tassel to hang from the door knob.  In less than 30 minutes, I had plenty of Easter fun.






Do you have plans for a St. Patrick's Day celebration?  If you need help with your menu, click on this link to a page from a vintage cookbook. 
Millie Mott's photostream

With this post, I am joining Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. 



On March 15,  Cuisine Kathleen  will be hosting her third annual
 St. Patrick's Day blog crawl. I'll be getting out the green, and hope to see you there.
Thank you so much for stopping by!  

Debbie

26 comments:

  1. Hi lovely lady ~~~~~I love your Easter Table with your new plates so sweet just like you. I hope you are having a great evening with your family ~~~I hope you can come over and see my new French Quarters Tablescapes Thanks..
    xxoo
    Diane

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  2. Debbie, love these little bunny plates. I just picked some of these up for a friend. May have to get a set for myself to use with my MacKenzie Childs. They look so cute together. ~ Sarah

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  3. Pretty,pretty,pretty!! Love all your plates..would like a close up of the charger...hint,hint!

    You are so far ahead of the game..and yes I have found things I forgot I had purchased..bet Kathleen finds MANY!

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  4. Cute Easter table, Debbie. The bunny plates are adorable...I love the MC plates with all the vibrant colors. Cute tassel, too!

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  5. Pretty Easter table, Debbie! I'm ready for pastels already. Love the M-C :)

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  6. Love that charger - hope you can find more!!

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  7. Such a fun Easter table! I love your cute bunny plates!

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  8. Dang...I want a Christmas Tree Shoppe, and I would love to find those chargers, too....I'd send you some extras...right after I bought them for me! The bunny plates are so much fun. I would have immediately put them to use, just like you did. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

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  9. Lovin' your pretty new bunny plates and what a fun tassel-enjoy:@)

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  10. I adore the cheerful bunny plates! But I have to confess I am jealous that you own Mackenzie Childs plates! It all looks fabulous together!
    Visiting from Tablescape Thursday!
    ~Rachel @ cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

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  11. Those Easter plates are just gorgeous! I've been browsing for some and haven't found any I like out there. Just ADORE those, though.... Hmmmm, Pottery Barn??? :)

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  12. I just received the same catalog...those plates are adorable and I love the white against the colorful background of your plates and chargers!

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  13. Thanks for the shout out Deb! Those plates are so pretty, and you did a great job on the tassel!
    I'll wait for the plates at the outlet, :) I snagged a few good deals last year.
    They won't start to mark it down yet though, Easter is so late this year.

    I saw those chargers a few years ago, but not since then. I got some cute ones today though!

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  14. I'm always so jealous when one of our bloggers indicates they picked up this or that at a Christmas Tree Shop. We don't have them in my part of the country but every time I'm out east I google the area to see if one is near. Your chargers are a perfect example of why I love to sop there.

    And those bunny plates! I luv bunny anything and will be stopping by PB today to check them out. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  15. I am drooling over PB's Easter collections~ what temptations! Love your bunny plates with your MacKenzie-Childs! Your tassel is so fun too :-)

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  16. What a lovely Easter table. I love the white plate with the bunny and the chargers too.

    Thank you for visiting me,

    Carolyn

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  17. Love those bunny plates! The white color is perfect to mix and match.

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  18. The bas relief bunny plate looks so smart on your pretty table.

    I haven't even begun to process Easter. It seems light years away. But I'll be holding on to your tassel idea—so very cute!

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  19. Beauitful tablescape! If I had those plates, I'd hug 'em! Seriously they are that sweet! Your tassel is wonderful too!

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  20. Oh, I love the bunny plates! I saw them in the PB catalog and before even turning to the next page, I jumped online and ordered them. And once they arrived I ordered another set!

    Thanks for visiting my post and I'm now your newest follower!

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  21. Thanks for dropping, Loved your comments. I went on line looking for those plates and drats they weren't there! they are lovely and I can imagine them in many settings. You paired them perfectly! Your tassel is darling too.

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  22. OK...I'm your newest follower as I'm in love with all your plates! Pretty MC plates, how nice it's all together. The plates with the rabbits is awesome! It's a gorgeous Easter table, you can hear the birds sing....Come over and visit, I'd be thrilled!
    XO
    FABBY

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  23. I saw those plates at Pottery Barn too and thought they were adorable! I love those chargers too.

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  24. Oh your new plates are wonderful! Love them with your chargers ---what a great tassel too.

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  25. Debbie...what adorable plates!! Planning an Easter table certainly brings spring closer...especially after our latest snow storm! Your table finds are all charming...especially finding things you've forgotten! I have those pleasant surprises too sometimes!

    Tess

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