Sunday, June 6, 2021

Inspired Tables of Red, White, and Blue

It's the first Sunday in June, and I'm sharing some
past summer tables with links for those interested in 
a little red, white, and blue table inspiration. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Tales of the Traveling Tote # 27

Rabbit ~ Rabbit
It's the first of June and time for
Tales of the Traveling Tote.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Hurray for the Red, White, and Blue

America the Beautiful
Celebrate the patriotic holidays of summer 
and indulge your patriotic spirit.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Buzzing About

I've been buzzing about to get our garden
 back to normal after our severe winter,
so today I'm thrilled to join a group of talented ladies
to celebrate the bee, an essential garden helper.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Bunny, Bunny, Bunny

I set a new table this week.

A pretend breakfast table for 
my darling great nieces.

Last year after Easter, when everything was on lock down,
I had to stop in a neighborhood store to pick up some essentials.
My eyes immediately saw these darling bunny eggs.

If you know me, you know I'm all about checks.
I knew these would set a fun table for the little girls,
and I already had gingham plates and napkins.

This spring I picked up a pair of these 
black and white cereal bowls at Home Goods.  
What can I say?  They are black and white!

I started with Hester and Cook's paper gingham runner
topped with their giant Easter egg placemats.
Next I layered MacKenzie-Childs Taylor Brighton Pavilion 
plates, and topped each with gingham plates from Michaels.
I've had the gingham napkins for years, and the darling
glittered bunny napkin rings were a gift from may dear friend

I planted a garden of mini daffodil bulbs in our antique
French faience cachepot with Funny Bunny peeking in.
 The Country Garden Rabbits in spring plaid are
by American artist Mary Lisa Chesnutt for Dept. 66.
They hopped into my rabbit hutch in the 1990s.

The bunny eggs are by Two's Company.
I filled them with yogurt pretzels with sprinkles.

The cereal bowls are by Coco + Lola.

The MacKenzie-Childs Honey Bunny, delivered  
Henrietta's Honey, to sweeten the leaping bunny biscuits.

Spring green bamboo flatware is by Caspari.

La Rochere Napoleon Bee stems 
are filled with orange juice.

Love these little garden details for the table.

The girls couldn't join me here, 
so the bunny eggs and other Easter treats
will be delivered to them before they are off
to spend the weekend with their Granny.

Hoppy Easter 
from Auntie Sarah!


Sunday, March 28, 2021

Hippity ~ Hoppity, Easter Is On It's Way

Hippity ~ Hoppity
Easter is early this year.
Do you have your Easter bonnet ready?

Our days have been beautiful, 
and we are enjoying time on the terrace.

Spring is popping up around the
garden and in containers.

A flush of spring color 
is good for the soul.

Inside, I filled our MacKenzie-Childs Taylor 
compote with spring blooms from Trader Joe's.
I'll change it out to something lower for our meal.

I like to bring out our Taylor Ceramics in the spring.
They are the pieces that started my long time passion for the brand.
Plates bought one by one in the 1990s, and added to through
years since, make for happy, whimsical tabletops!
You can see our Taylor used on previous spring tables
herehere, and here.  

I paired the Taylor with our new velvet placemats 
and Easter linens from Crown Linen Designs 
and the large paper accent eggs from Hester and Cook.

I used the gray velvet with the 
yellow knife rest for my chef.

Pink for my place setting with the white bunny.
The rabbit knife rests are French faience from Malicorne.

Beautiful French cut crystal 
adds a touch of sparkle.

The petite MacKenzie-Childs rabbit and radish 
salt and peppers add a touch of whimsy.

The egg salt and peppers were an estate sale 
find that a friend in Dallas sent my way.

Individual charcuterie cones from a local restaurant, 
Spread, make a colorful appetizer.

This little "happy" was 
dropped off by a neighbor.

A bunny sweet treat is from local bakery,
Hayley's Cakes and Cookies.

Just two of us at the table, 
but we will enjoy a nice meal.

A meal at a table set with fine linens 
and whimsical dishes.

Happy Easter to all who celebrate!

Best wishes to all 
for a colorful spring!