Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hippity-Hop Easter's On Its Way

Hippity-Hop Easter's On Its way!

Aestas, the work of artist Marc Burckhardt, 

hangs in our stairway and was the 

inspiration for my Easter table.

I set the table with the feel of the 

fresh greens of spring and the

warm earth tones of the soil.

A few of my Easter bunnies finally

hopped out of storage and settled into

a grassy meadow down the center of my dining table.

I wanted the rich wood of the table to set the stage, 

then layered the Pottery Barn chicken wire chargers 

on top of lattice motif linen placemats in a spring green.

I nestled Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage Leaf chargers 

into the chicken wire pieces for some added green.

White dinner plates in Wedgwood Nantucket Basket 

were the perfect choice to pick up the woven design 

in the center of the salad plates of Limoges by Laure Japy.

 ~ Marche Aux Herbes ~

I topped it all with a bowl of grass 

and a natural egg, long the symbol of new life.

Talisman, by Christophe, was my choice of flatware.

The stack is a nod to the 

layers of one's spring garden.

I like the textures that the stack offers - 

the cross hatch lattice of the linen, 

the wire of the chargers,

the nubby cabbage leaf, and the 

basket weave on the dinner and salad plates.

Vintage linens in soft yellow are presented curled 

into tall stems of soft green glass.

They remind me of the happy 

yellow daffodils popping up in the garden.

We'll have Easter brunch out with friends, 

but can enjoy our spring table for meals here at home.

And Remember .   .   .

"You'll wake up on Easter morning
And you'll know that he was there
When you find those choc'late bunnies
That he's hiding ev'rywhere."
From Peter Cottontail by Beatrix Potter

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Every Christmas and through the winter, we receive boxes of fresh citrus fruits with the oranges and grapefruits nestled into nests of shredded green paper.  I put the packing boxes out for recycle pickup, but the soft shredded paper goes into plastic bags to be used in spring Easter baskets.

Happy Easter to each of you!

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The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Sarah, what a gorgeous bunny print!
    Spring is surely just around the corner here even though we have a little snow on the ground.
    Happy, Happy Easter.

  2. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is Beautiful for Easter!! I love the colors you have pick so sweet,hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  3. Oh Sarah, what a gorgeous stack, from the chargers on up. Love each piece and the wire of the chargers is just perfect, such an eye catcher. Happy Easter!

  4. Lovely layers Sarah. It all looks picture perfect for Easter. I think the wire chargers are awesome and the cabbage leaf plates are a favorite of mine. A lovely setting for spring and Easter.
    Blessings Sarah to you and yours. Have a very Happy Easter.

    The French Hutch

  5. A chicken wire charger?? How perfect is that??!!!! What a great combination for a place setting...and you did such a lovely job on that table! LOVE that green bunny planter!
    Thank you so much for coming to my party and sharing your gorgeous table setting!!

  6. What gorgeous dish layers Sarah, I have always loved those chicken wire chargers and wished I hadn't missed them at PB! Your inspiration bunny painting is adorable and I love your warren of rabbits nesting on your grassy centerpiece! Wishing you & Miss Sadie a Hippity Hoppity Happy Easter!

  7. Love the different textures! Easter greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  8. Your setting is beautiful Sarah and I absolutely love the candy molds! Happy Easter Week:@)

  9. Oh, Sarah, that photo of the whole table was glorious! I enjoyed reading about your "dish stack" and love the sophisticated take on Easter colors.

  10. Sarah - I think those chicken wire charges are too cute! I have never seen them previously. I enjoyed seeing your bunnies and love the way that you stacked the plates. I hope you have a wonderful Easter!!

  11. Pretty Easter table, Sarah! I love all your bunnies.

    Happy Easter!

  12. I'm so glad the bunnies came out to play, cute centerpiece! Beautiful dishes, each layer just lovely!
    Happy Easter Sarah!

  13. Your inspiration piece is wonderful, Sarah! I love your layers of texture and pattern for your table. I love the wood showing, too. The centerpiece of darling bunnies in greenery is perfect. Your tip is perfect for Spring and also for recycling. Happy Easter, dear Sarah!

  14. Sarah, this is probably my most favorite of all the tables you have done...I love the simplicity and all the textures.
    I think I am in love with that painting...that bunny peering out at the world is adorable.
    Happy Easter!

  15. Forgot to say how much I like your flatware!

  16. What a wonderful piece by which to be inspired. Your wood table adds such warmth to your setting, and I'm crazy about your candy molds.

  17. Sarah, I love your vintage bunny molds. Beatrix Potter is one of my favorites. The chicken wire chargers are so unique. I really love all of your layers. Happy Easter and thanks for sharing with SYC.

  18. I'm glad that you will be able to enjoy this beautiful table at some point over the Easter weekend. It's too pretty to pass up!

    I love the layers you created, and I could just turn flips (if I wasn't so broken down and dilapidated!) over those chicken wire chargers!!! They really are a terrific foundation for the place setting.

    Have a good time with your friends at Easter brunch, and enjoy the weekend!!!

  19. Sara, what a pretty Easter table. I love your mixed stacks of dishes and those PB chargers are just darling!!! I'll be looking for those, for sure!!!

    You have a prolific collection of adorable bunnies!!!

    Happy Easter, dear friend!!!

    Thanks for bringing the Easter bunny fun to TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

  20. Dear Sarah:
    Every time I visit your blog I see so many beautiful things!! I am so glad you linked to "Open House".

  21. Sarah, I'm all over those bunny molds!!! They are so fun. so is the Jadeite(?) bunny. This is an adorable table. I too love your use of textures. The salad plates actually really work so well with the chargers. The flatware is beyond stunning. Have a beautiful evening and a blessed Easter. xo marlis

  22. Sarah,
    I love that inspiration bunny sweet! Your table is just wonderful..of course I love the cabbage chargers!! Your bunny molds are fabulous, what a great little collection! Thanks for your sweet words and concern..will be leaving next week for Florida to be with Mom.
    Miss Bloomers

  23. Hi Sarah! I love that sweet bunny print! Your table is so lovely and your flatware is so unique! I love that too. The molds are pretty and love your wire basket. You have the most lovely things. I wish you and your family a blessed Easter.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  24. Sarah, such a pretty table..I am loving these cabbage leaf plates..perfect for an Easter table...and your bunnies too..
    thanks for stopping by...

  25. Love those Easter bunnies especially the last vintage green one.
    I was searching for a Hallmark ecard for my little grandson and was disappointed that I couldn't find,"Here Comes Peter Cottontail" anywhere. How do you have Easter without it? Didn't Gene Autry first record that song in the 50's?
    I remember singing it as a child.

  26. Love your table, Sarah. I especially love the chicken wire PB chargers and the Christophe flatware. I used to have a vintage bunny mold, but sold it! Happy Easter!

  27. Your table is so lovely. Of course I love the inspiring art, too! What I love best about your Easter table is the combination of textures. Very tactile, my friend! I hope you have a very blessed Easter!


  28. Such a pretty table. Love your dishes and those chicken wire chargers are so unique, I've never seen any like them. So pretty with all your dishes! Sweet bunnies and I love the last one full of flowers.

  29. Happy Easter Sarah! Enjoy brunch out with your friends. Your table is charming as always. XO

  30. Love, love those Limoges salad plates - so different and interesting.

    Have a happy Easter.

    - The Tablescaper

  31. Happy PS Sarah! These are very pretty!

    Happy Easter too!


  32. Your Easter table is really cute, Sarah. Your bunnies are adorable! Happy Easter!...Christine

  33. I sure had fun looking at your Easter table. Thanks for the inspiration.

  34. I love your Easter tabletop. It's beautiful to look at, but also seems easy to actually use.

  35. I adore the chargers, Sarah! You have set a great table. HOPpy Easter.

  36. Sarah, What a wonderful table. I love the stack. I especially love the wire charger and the wicker designed salad plates. The napkins do look like daffodils, especially in the long shot.
    Just perfect!
    Have a blessed Easter, He is risen,

  37. Your Easter table is straight out of the garden - wonderful inspiration. I'm so glad I came by!

  38. Your table is just beautiful, I love the green, I just love the new green peeking out from everywhere, I do need to add that color to my dish is so the wire basket dish, so unusual...

  39. So glad I came by tonight and got to see all your lovely Easter theme posts this evening!

  40. Sarah,
    Oh, my...this is such a lovely, texture~filled tablescape, dear friend!!! I adore your willow and wire chargers and you know I'm swooning over your cabbage plates!!!
    Thanks for shring this gorgeous creative tablescape!
    Have a Blessed & Glorious Easter!!!
    P.S. Going now to check my settings...your blog post aren't showing up on my alerts!!!

  41. What an enchanting post! Each photograph made me happier than the one before! Clearly the spirit of Spring and Easter are at your house! I'm delighted!

    Happy Easter!
    Jeanie (The Marmelade Gypsy)

  42. I'm having so much fun looking at all your creative touches on your tables! I've never seen these Pottery Barn wire chargers before, I love them. The entire table looks so tastefully done. It's art! :)
    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

  43. Hello Sarah, you do have the loveliest dishes to create tablescapes with. Love the sweet bunny painting that was your inspiration - beautifully done, I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  44. Those plates are just perfect to reflect the feel of an Easter basket. Perfect pairings, a delightful table, Sarah!
    I love your bunny mold. I remember a childhood friend's mom had one and made the cake every year! I was so impressed, even then!
    Enjoy Easter week, we are waiting for SPring. Cold and rainy here.

  45. Sarah, Your combination of garden inspired elements is perfect.
    The chicken wire PB chargers, and cabbage leaf plates remind me of Mr. McGregor's garden. :)..and all the bunnies scampering around. The last little bunny with the basket on his/her back is darling.

  46. Oh how I am wanting some of those chicken wire chargers. I just can't figure out where I would store them. Your table looks so pretty. The stack of plates is perfection, and I love the bunnies marching through the grass in the wooden box. And shoot! Now I want a chicken wire basket too. Love that! I've been so busy with grands that I've missed some of your posts. I've enjoyed catching up with them. laurie

  47. Love your table Sarah! The chargers are great!

  48. This Easter table looks adorable! I also love those chicken wire cute are those??? Your bunnies are also adorable! Beautifully set!!! Thanks so much for sharing this on the FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA last week! Can't wait to see what you have for this week! =D

  49. A beautiful table setting for Easter... Your bunny collection is the perfect centerpiece. I'm so glad to have found your blog.


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