Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Easter Dining

I've been helping my daughter design her Easter dining table. It is set for the occasion and features a whimsical yet elegant table. Take a look at her giant Easter rabbit that is front and center and looks like he could take a huge leap right off the table. He came from Nell Hill's in Kansas City.

What a guy to have such prestige at the table!

Although the Bible makes no mention of a long-eared, short-tailed creature who delivers decorated eggs to well-behaved children on Easter Sunday, the Easter bunny has become a prominent symbol of Christianity’s most important holiday. 

He's hopping right over the Easter egg wreath used as a centerpiece. The grapevine wreath has yellow and green eggs with purple flowers and came from Pier 1. You can see additional pieces of this collection used here on my Easter Naturals Tablescape. 

Elegant and whimsy meet at each place setting when elegant Lenox Eternal Gold meets casual burlap bunny-ear napkin rings from Pier 1. She is using burlap fabric for her table runner and has used the burlap on so many occasions as seen in the Fall here, and here, and even at Christmas here.

The bunny ear napkin rings hold Fresco Paisley Pottery Barn napkins. They are muted colors of a blue/gray, brown and a little yellow.

Next to the napkins are fun Easter cupcakes with Wilton picket fence cupcake wraps from Michaels. Click here for a link to my Easter cupcake decorating project. 

Each cupcake was iced with green icing then topped with additional green grass using a Wilton grass tip. The little bunnies are Icing Decorations by Wilton also purchased at Michaels. The jelly beans were added for fun and color. Who doesn't like to eat a jelly bean or two!

Lenox Eternal Gold flatware and stemware bring a little added elegance to this Easter table. We placed an ivory napkin under the forks.

An extra plate of goodies is ready for her guests. Decorated shortbread cookies with lemon icing from Panera Bread, yellow rabbit Peeps, and  more cupcakes should keep everyone happy.

The little bird on the right behind the napkin is peeking her head up for a look at the plate of goodies.

No candles needed for the candle sticks, just a few eggs on top.
Happy Easter to all of you as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ -   Judy.

Linking to:
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage 
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill
Meet Me Monday at You're Talking Too Much 
Make-It-Pretty Monday's at The Dedicated House

Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E

Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Transformed Tuesdays at PJH Designs

Let's Dish  at Cuisine Kathleen on Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style 
DIY by Design for Swing Into Spring
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday  at Between Naps on the Porch
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home on Thursday

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Sunny Simple Sunday at Sunny Simple Life



  1. Your table is beautiful and the rabbit adds the perfect whimsical touch!

    Happy Easter!

  2. How nice and fun that you get to help your daughter with her Easter table. Your collaboration has resulted in a gorgeous t'scape! The unexpected whimsy of the "jumping bunny" makes a great centerpiece. The burlap napkin rings are terrific too.


  3. What a beautiful table,love the centerpiece, that bunny is adorable.

  4. Hi Judy, This is such a beautiful tablescape. Love the rabbit and the grapevine centerpiece. Of course the rabbit ears are so cute. I’m sure mother and daughter had a delightful time designing this table.
    Happy Easter.

    The French Hutch

  5. Lucky daughter to have a talented mom to help. Love the mix of rustic and elegance. The bunny centerpiece is really magnificent. Hope you have a blessed easter.. xo marlis

  6. Judy, I adore the table you created for your daughter! What an adorable bunny, I would love to hop in Nell Hill's sometime if I was ever in KC! I love the contrast of the burlap with gold banded china! Happy Easter!

  7. What a sweet table...love the napkin rings and the bunny!
    Our snow is melting fast, should be gone by tomorrow.
    Happy Easter.

  8. What a festive table! I always love seeing the tables you come up with. I love the sweet bunny ear napkin rings and the cute cupcakes. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  9. Judy - how adorable! That burlap runner is the perfect touch and what a fabulous bunny that your daughter found. I think the Eternal is a wonderful addition to the table. I am wishing all of you a very Happy Easter!!

  10. I love this table you have created with your daughter. Just yesterday I took my dishes, placemats, napkins and rings, etc. to my daughter for her to use on her table:) It is fun to be able to share, especially since I have been the hostess for 45 years!!!! Love the script bunny, I have 2 and now want to put one on a dowel! The ontrasts of whimsy and serious are fabulous. Wishing you all a blessed Easter. XO, Pinky

  11. I would be thrilled to sit at this table and enjoy the beautiful display. I also want to take it home!

  12. hello
    j' adore ce gentil lapin de Pâques
    et les ronds de serviettes
    c' est superbe
    vraiment une très jolie table
    je vous souhaite
    à bientôt
    edith (iris) France

  13. Such a pretty table...I love the burlap to give it just a little touch of rustic-ness (not sure if that's a word but I'm sure you know what I mean!!).

  14. just gorgeous, that flying bunny is so fun!

  15. Oh that Easter tablescape is fabulous. I especially love the napkin rings.

  16. Judy Lovely and fun table. Adorable bunny. Bunny ear napkin rings bring a smile.

  17. What a great Easter Table! I like the contrast of the roughness of the burlap with the soft of the paisley napkins. Nice job with the centerpiece. Have a wonderful Easter with your family.

  18. OK, Judy, I covet the rabbit and the rabbit ear napkin holders. Even with nothing else on the table it would be great!

  19. Having had such a lovely day yesterday collaborating with my daughter it does my heart good to read you making this gorgeous tablescape with your daughter - the bunny inspired tablescape is marvelous - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  20. Oh I love those napkin rings...the table looks fantastic! what a great family celebration!