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!



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. I'm so happy to hop over and see all your beautiful flower and table elements Sarah! Those sweet knife rests, H&C paper eggs, Taylor Ceramics and beautiful blooms...swoon! How fun are those charcuterie cones?!! Hoppy Monday to you ♥

  2. Beautiful elements, Sarah! Your collections just keep growing and growing....much like bunnies multiplying! Happy Easter week to you and your chef!

  3. Wishing you a Happy Easter! Your flowers are so pretty! I made charcuterie cones a while ago - Love that idea!

  4. What a Happy Easter table that you’ve created, Sarah, with so color and whimsy! I’m loving those charcuterie cones (I must remember this idea!) and those bunny cookies! May you and your Chef enjoy Easter week.

  5. I always smile when I see your blog post pop up Sarah, I know I am in for a treat! Your beautiful collection of Taylor accompanied with beautiful linens, flowers and bunnies is stunning. East photo is full of Easter tabletop delights. I love the MC salt and pepper, they add sweet whimsical touches. Wishing you lovely Easter week........Hugs

  6. Happy Easter to you dear Sarah.No matter which occasion..your beautiful collections rise to the occasion♥

  7. Dearest Sarah,
    Lovely embroidered linen napkins for the occasion and Trader Joe's always has wonderful fresh flowers.
    Sure Hayley's Cakes and Cookies know how to make fondant!
    Hugs and wishing you a Happy Easter coming your way.

  8. A sweet Easter vignette with the Taylor dishes. I had already commented on the gorgeous floral,display. So much whimsy and fun. Love your sweet collections. The embroidered napkin is lovely along with the cutest bunny cookie. May you and your chef has a blessed Easter.

  9. OH, Thanks so much for the bright colors and smiles your post gave me this morning. You just are having too much fun, and your plants are all gorgeous! So enjoyed, Sandi

  10. LOVE the salt and pepper shakers. And that Taylor is perfect for the spring!

  11. My eyes have been popping Sarah, so many MKC pretties, and you have such a flair for styling them and arranging vignettes! I adore the radish & bunny S&P, and the rabbit knife rests are adorable! The Taylor plates look perfect on your velvet mats, and the linens are beautiful...the spring charcuterie boxes look so pretty and of course a pink frosted bunny cookie is the perfect dessert! I hope you have a lovely Easter Sarah, enjoying that beautiful table!

  12. Sarah, you have an eye for color and whimsy! I’m loving those charcuterie cones and those bunny cookies! Wishing you and Monnie a Happy Easter.

  13. What wonderful, wonderful Easter images. You always do things so beautifully! Happy Tuesday before Easter, Sarah. xo Diana

  14. Sarah, your Easter beauties are a true feast for the eyes. Your patio with the potted plants and the ones inside are so pretty....they are making me smile! I have only one container planted, and I will have to move it inside as we're expecting freezing temperatures this tonight. Your egg-shaped placemats are fun, too!


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