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11 March, 2009

Tablescape Thursday...or...Easter Brunch

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday with our hostess with the mostest Susan at Between Naps on the Porch! Be sure to visit her blog to see one of her fabulous tablescapes and to find the list of this week's participants!

This week I'm getting the jump on Easter a little bit with a tablescape for an Easter brunch! I wanted to use the beautiful pink tulips from my last post, so I hope you won't mind my being a little early!

Baby Kitty is suffering from a case of jet lag, having just returned from his golfing jaunt in Scotland, so our own Miss Kitty has agreed to step in as our co-hostess this week! Please welcome her as she is a behind-the-scenes kind of gal in our corporation and generally shies away from the spotlight!

Since this will be a casual Easter brunch, I have set the table in the breakfast area. I am not using a tablecloth this week...a little unusual for me...because I decided that I like the contrast of the pink and white against the dark wood of the table. It almost looks like icing on a big chocolate Easter egg!! lol

Also, I wanted to use my new white-washed rattan chargers that I showed you on Metamorphosis Monday! I think they look sort of like an Easter basket, don't you? The plates were sale finds at TJ Maxx. You'll get a closer look at them in just a moment. I am using my "gold" flatware from Target to match the little gold ribbons on the plates.

My favorites are the doily plates from Pier 1! You will see that there are four different plates in the set. I am also using some Easter egg napkin rings that I found at a flea market...only $1.50 for four of them! They are also all different, so each person gets his or her own special place setting! I am showing you my favorite first. Maybe this will be my place!! lol

Here is another with a purple egg with little roses. Do you see that the doily plate is different? Hmmm...this one might be my favorite! Now you can see the design of the dinner plates a little better. I love the gold trim!

Here is yet another doily plate with a little yellow egg. Hmmm..maybe I like this egg best! The doily plate looks a little less girly. Maybe I'll let this be my grandson's place!

And here is the last one with its little pink egg and still another doily plate! What do you think? Do you have a favorite? I can't make up my mind!!

As a centerpiece, I am using pink tulips in a swirled pink glass vase. I have added this bunny that I found at Marshalls. I love the fabric lining his big floppy ears!

Here's a close-up of his funny little face. Isn't he cute?

I also added a glittery egg that I found at Michael's and finished it off with some springy-looking ribbon that I found in the sale aisle!

I am also using my pink depression glass creamer, sugar bowl and marmalade jar again. I am usually not a pink person, but I seem to be buying a lot of it lately!

Here is a little artichoke candle holder that I have repurposed as an egg cup! I added a little bow to the egg. I love the little bunny and chickie salt and pepper shakers. My sister gave them to me several years ago!

Here is another egg in its artichoke egg cup. I tied the bow a little differently.

I placed the little bunny shakers and all of the other little extras on the salad/dessert plates that match the dinner plates to keep them from getting lost on the table. They seem to have a little more presence sitting on the plates. I love these bunnies...very inexpensive from Publix several years ago.

And there you have my Easter brunch! I hope you enjoyed it! Please be sure to visit Susan and continue your tour de tablescapes!!


  1. Salut Debbie,
    Oh, je l'aime, je l'aime! Les petits oeufs sont le lapin est les assiettes de dentelles(?)sont jolies! Il ne faut pas dire à "tu sais qui" où tu as trouvé les petits oeufs. "Mon endroit favori" doit continuer à être un grand secrèt. (Que veut dire MDR? ??rire?) Linda

  2. Okay you need to tell Linda to stop showing off! (LOL) La tableaux est tres beaux! I really don't think that's correct French but c'est la vie! It's a toss up! Ha! pun intended! on the eggs...I think I like the last one best...but definitely the first doily best! It's pretty in pink! Ha! another joke! Oh, I'm on a roll tonite...must be all the birthday cake (not on my diet!) I ate today! God Bless! Lauralu :)Okay I'm listening to Easter Parade...trivia question...who played the guy who had a crush on Judy Garland in this movie?

  3. Oh, Debbie, this is just the cutest table yet! I love it! I love your pink depression glass and want some of yours! :) The plates are so pretty! The centerpiece is gorgeous and love the funny bunny.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Debbie, I love your Easter brunch setting! You know I almost bought those plates at TJ Maxx last week when I saw them. They are really pretty with the gold edging. But I was able to control myself, lol! I love the doily plates. I did not see those or I wouldn't be able to control myself on those. The bunny, napkin holders, salt and pepper shakers and the eggs are all so pretty....Christine

  5. Debbie: This is so pretty and I LOVE the rabbit! Thank you for visiting my blog! I love yours and visit it OFTEN!!
    Have a geat Thursday!

    Lou Cinda :)

  6. Debbie,
    This is the perfect Easter table to me! I love all the pink and the plates from TJ Maxx are the best. Such a great deal on your napkin rings and they are so pretty! Your table is pretty in pink and I love it! Cindy

  7. Hi Debbie, This is the perfect easter tablescape, LOVE IT! The rabbit is adorable and I love the egg napkin holders!

  8. This is too cute for words ... how will I ever top this?


  9. Debbie,

    I love this tablescape, it is putting me in the mood for Easter which comes early this year. I have seen the doily plates somewhere here in blogland and I have been meaning to go to Pier I to have a look~I love them and they go with almost any dinner plate! And your little (and Big!) bunny adornments add a little whimsy, what fun! I think you are right, putting the smaller things on the plates centers them, I will have to try that...

    Very pretty tablescape. One day I will try this, goodness knows I have enough dishes!


  10. Tee hee, Deb is turning into a pink gal! I love this table, it is so fresh and "springy" (is that a word?) I love those doily plates, and the plates from TJ Maxx are great. You have such cute, creative ideas. I just love this. Hugs, Kathy

  11. Oh Debbie, every week you just amaze me at what you put together. This is just stunning. I absolutely love all the dishes and all the bunny and egg decorations. Tieing bows to the eggs is such a pretty thing to do and the lace edge plates are all just gorgeous. I really love those. This just looks so perfect and I bet your Grandson will love seeing all the bunnies and eggs. Hugs, Marty

  12. Debbie, that is the most adorable tablescape, and it just makes me smile! I love it! You really outdid yourself with this. It's fresh and fun and pretty all rolled into one! I love that large bunny, and the little bunnies on the plate are as cute as can be. Love the egg napkin rings, the frilly plates from Pier I, and your Met Monday chargers. Good work! It's just a very festive table for one of my favorite holidays! Now, I'll bring the takeout, and we're set! ;-)


    Sheila :-)

  13. Well, you have just outdone yourself on this beautiful, BEAUTIFUL table. Every thing is so pretty. I love the dishes, napkin rings, that PRECIOUS bunny and the flowers are lovely.
    Happy day

  14. oh so cute, wish i could join you for easter brunch....
    best to you kate

  15. Love your table. I think Mr Bunny hopped right in there and stole the show. Easter Brunch is going to be wonderful. Thanks for letting me share, Maryrose

  16. Debbie! I really love it all!!
    The napkin rings are calling to me.
    The chargers and all the dishes are so lovely!
    Happy TT to you...

  17. Hi those doily plates from Pier1....and that bunny with the huge ears is adorable...Very cute table and I love the pink and white on the chocolate table...very keen observation! had trouble leaving a post earlier I hope this one goes through....sue.

  18. Debbie... beautiful tablescape as always! I love the little pier one plates. I thought about buying those pink ones myself... but alas... I already have too much stuff and I'm trying to purge! Everything on your table is just beautiful from flowers to shakers...
    thanks for stopping by French Lique earlier.
    blessings. Dixie

  19. I tried so many times to leave you a message. Blogger was having issues! Anyways..I love your long earred bunny and I can not stand how cute those easter egg napkin rings are!! Great post!

  20. Beautiful tablescape Debbie! The salad plates are amazing and I loved all of them. You'll just have to play musical chairs with them. The bunny is precious. Fantastic tablescape post! ♥

  21. SOOOO PRETTY Debbie!

    I love the little artichokes, eggs and ribbon.
    That is just the sweetest.
    Gorgeous Pink dishes!

    I just set my Easter table tonight complete with a Bunny centerpiece as well.
    Great minds....LOL!
    I'll have to join in TT next week.
    It was too late to take any photos.

    Miss Kitty did very well as hostess.
    All of your kitties are so beautiful.
    ~Melissa :)

  22. I just love your tablescapes week after week. I love the tulips, the bunny, the napkin rings, and the ribbons tied around the eggs (how cute). But I especially love seeing Miss Kitty in charge!

  23. Just love it Debbie,you are so good at these tablescapes! It's all so nice,Ive always loved pink.The tulips look so pretty,I prefer them to roses.The napkin rings are so cute,I've never seen anything like it.

  24. Oh what a pretty table --- think I'll just hop on over for some Easter brunch with you on those pretty plates - love the bunny!

  25. YOU are the cleverest, most creative and imaginative lady I have ever met. It is amazing what you can do. I go from blog to blog and never failed to be amazed and delighted at what I find and yours is one of them. Everything is just the sweetest. I can't wait for the next one. And so it goes....
    See you soon..
    Oh, must see the kitty I bought at a thrift store on Sunday. I will take a picture of her and send it. It looks just like Miss Kitty and I am not joking. She is about a foot high and is a Gobel. You really must see her..

  26. I LOVE it all! The bunny is FAB! And the kitty...she looks likes she's VERY helpful!

  27. Beautiful job, Debbie! I love the pink touches and the eggs are just the right icing on that great cake of a table! The bunny is precious!

    Great share today! Happy Thursday!

  28. Debbie, you did it again. Another beautiful table. I love the plates, the eggs, every single thing there.

  29. Bonjour Debbie!
    J'adore les ronds de serviettes en forme d'oeufs! C'est très mignon!
    A bientôt!

  30. There is no way I could pick a favorite lacy plate or napkin ring. They are all too cute!!! I love the artichoke egg cups and your salt and peppers also! Great table. :D Jewel

  31. Debbie, this is my favorite tablescape! Love it!

  32. Love that bunny with the pastel tulips. Just beautiful. Also love those napkin rings. Great table.

  33. Mornin' Girlfriend...

    Was so nice to get your note...thank you for visiting my little frenchy studio/office once again...hehe!!! I've been having fun with all of those old, old family photos!

    Well my friend, you have totally "out-done" yourself with this beautiful Easter's absolutely gorgeous!!! I love that you used your white rattan placemats...and you're right, just like an Easter basket...they're perfect!!! Love your place settings, the pretty pink plates...beautiful!!! But those white lacy dessert plates...ohhh my goodness, I just adore them!!! I need some of those, Girlfriend! Everything is just "Eastery" your egg napkin rings...sheeesh, $1.50? What a deal!!! And of course, your bunnies and pink tuleps are the icing on the cake, Sweetie!!! Beautiful, beautiful table!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari'll have to stop by and take a peek at my latest "treasure find"...hehe!

  34. I love it Debbie!! The dinnerware and accessories against the wood look fabulous!

    I saw the BL chargers, the other day. I also saw the Walmart chargers...make that charger. They only had one round one and that was what I was looking for. I'll look around, see if I can find more at another Wallyworld. I love how you white washed yours.

  35. Hi Debbie!
    I LOVE your table...I tried to leave a comment last night, several times and couldn't get the comment thing to work...weird!
    anyway...your table is beautiful...I love every detail! And how cute those easter egg napkin rings are!
    Have a fabulous day!

  36. Oh Debbie,Oh Debbie,Oh Debbie.This is your finest hour.You win today.Wowow.This is just so sweet and special and fragile.I love the plates,and the napkin holders.And the bunny and the shakers.Oh my.I love it all.I have goose

  37. Good morning! This is just such a precious table!!! I love the way you used your white-washed chargers--perfect! The doily plates are chrmings and so delicate would be impossible to choose a favorite. I love all the very favorite color! I adore pink tulips in the spring--they are so happy!

  38. Debbie, that is just beutiful...I love the colors, and those napkin rings are know I am a bargain hunter!
    Beautiful Easter table..
    After the 17th I will drag out my collection...after I put all the St Pat's away..Dish addicts move from one holiday to the next!
    Have a wonderful week!

  39. Oh what a beautiful Easter table! So many wonderful details. I love those white plates, each one different. They are so versatile -- I'll bet you use them often. :)

  40. Debbie, I'm not a pink person either but I just LOVE this table!! The rattan chargers you painted look fantastic with everything. I really can't pink a favorite in napkin rings or the white doily plates..all of them are beautiful.
    Super table and post!!

  41. This is my first time visiting your blog.
    What a sweet table you set up, I have enjoyed my stay! Cathy

  42. Debbie,
    What cute bunny table. Looks so springy and pretty.

  43. Deb, I love this,I am a pink girl and bunny girl so this table just delights me!!! You little floppy eared bunny is precious.Love the artichokes used to hold the eggs and the pink ribbon contrasting on the brown egg is perfection.The little salt and peppers are darling.Anyone would feel special sitting at this table.Great Job Miss TT PRO.Hugs Kathysue

  44. POsitivly charming tablescape! I would so love to come to lunch!

    Tales From Bloggeritaville

  45. Debbie, Everything looks wonderful! I love napkins rings and have never seen any like these. They are so pretty! I love your bunny center peice with the tulips. So pretty! Your placemats look fabulous! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful ideas with us.

  46. Fantastic table have such a way of putting things together to set such a cheery table. What a breath of spring. Peggy from PA

  47. I love your Easter table!! I really like the cute bunny and the plates and the salt & pepper shakers. Heck, I love everything!!! I really liked your white washed chargers. They turned out really great & look fabulous with your tablescape.

  48. I love the floppy bunny & all of the dishes & chargers!

  49. Debbie, this is darling, love the pink and it gets me in the mood to start digging out my Easter things for next month.
    Lovely, those napkin rings are cute!
    Linda Q

  50. Very pretty Debbie. Although different, our themes and colour choices this week are quite similar. You are so right about the dark table/chocolate look. The bunny salt/pepper are too cute, and remind me that I should get my little Easter teapot set with matching salt/pepper out too.

  51. The table is devine, and I agree that the lace plates from Pier One are perfect. See ya at pier One.

  52. Okay...that's it. I am coming to your place and STEALING everything on your table!! THIS is my favorite one you've ever done...I think it's partially due to my love for pink! :-) The doily plates....ohhhhhh DEVINE!!!! L~

  53. You have the cutest egg cups and napkin rings. Your plates and the pink colors are stunning.

  54. Oh my, That bunny and the tulips make that setting, oh and the plates, and the napkin holders, etc....


  55. Beautiful table! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~

  56. This is so lovely. My fave is the egg napkin rings. O and I see those chargers you got at WalMart and whitewashed. They are perfect for this tablescape. :) Seeing your Miss Kitty as hostess reminds me so much of my "Baby" who disappeared about 19 months ago. We think she was probably dinner for some coyote that I didn't know was in our neighborhood. Your kitty is so pretty and she makes a wonderful hostess.
    Have a great weekend. :-) Brenda

  57. What a lovely table. I love it. The bunny is adorable and your tulips are stunning. All of your accessories are so whimisical and certainly make the table.
    Have a great evening,

  58. I love everything on this table. Those egg napkin rings were such a wonderful find! Love those "lace edged" plates. That s/p set is delightful, and so is your big ear bunny! It all looks so pretty. My computer was down last night, so I'm just getting here. laurie

  59. Lovely table setting and I really like those lacy plates!

  60. I want to shop with you! I spot the wicker chargers that you painted and they look so pretty under the plates. Love the egg napkin holders and I would have fought you for them if I had been in that flea market! haha Love your blog, it's refreshing and calories!

  61. Oh Debbie it's all soooo wonderful!! The textures, the gold trim, the lacy plates, all the charming details! I LOVE everything!!! Vanna

  62. I just LOOOVE this table! The napkin rings are definitely my favorites cause I have SEARCHED for Easter napkin rings with NO I am adding something to regular rings...I'll be posting my Easter table a little later. This table of yours is jst GORGEOUS! I love the bunny, the tupips are exquisite, and I love your dishes too! Have a great evening! Hugs, Pinky

  63. I love seeing your chargers with the dishes! Yes, an easter basket! I love the floppy ear bunny! The egg napkin rings! Oh YES! I love the plates from Peir one! OK, I had grandchildren for months, and worn out. You have given me the dish spirit! I might can get creative now. lol I bought lots of dishes this last month, and searching for a place to put them. Thinking of using an rod iron with wooden top with drawers for a buffett, ( until find my antique dream one) I shall need shelves above to hold the new dish patterns, I have bought. lol Got to get to work! Love your Easter table.

  64. Mr. Bunny makes all of us feel welcome at your table! Thank you for sharing this delightful setting.

  65. I have to tell you that I could not believe my eyes when I stumbled on this post! Because there in the first picture of your adorable table were the pink dishes I wanted so badly just last week! You see my husband & I were visiting my in-laws in PA and I grabbed a chance to go to Marshall's...on the back clearance isle were these dishes (I noticed the tea cups first!)and when I turned them over to check for prices my heart jumped...$1 and $2 per piece(and I could have had place settings for 6)! I could not believe my find but was immediately bummed because there was no way I could get them on the plane with me. In sharing my discovery later my mother-in-law said she would have shipped them to me and I only wish I would have thought of that! Then she offered to go and get them for me(it's 45 minutes away and we wouldn't be able to go back before leaving) the next time she went to work. Well I got the call last week that the beautiful dishes were imagine my surprise and shock of discovering your blog and the very same dishes! Hope you don't mind, but I couldn't resist sharing my story! Loved reading on the little details and findings that went into creating your table!

  66. Debbie, This is so.. beautiful! I love everything about it! I miss you!

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