Hippity, Hoppity

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I knew that today might be one of the few windows of time that I will get until after Easter, so I decided to go ahead and set my table. We have practice for our Passion Play Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, and the performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We worked all week setting up everything, and David and crew went this morning to put up the scaffolding and run wires. We are exhausted, and it hasn’t even begun. Of course, it will all be over before we know it, and a lot of lives will be touched, so it’s all worth it!

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I had already planned to use my Reverie china again and to focus on the pastel colors that are in the pattern. I needed to wash the tablecloth, so I chose white placemats from Dollar Tree and the pastel blue runner from Fred’s.

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I love the soft colors in my Noritake china, and I was having a hard time deciding on what color to focus on. Last week I used my pale yellow napkins which pull out the yellow in the plates. I like that look a lot, but I also like these plates with pink, blue , and green.

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Then I had a brainstorm! Why not use all of those colors? I have pastel napkins in all of those shades, plus my Easter napkin rings have those same shades in them.

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So I put a different pastel napkin at each place setting in the Easter napkin rings.

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I really like the playfulness of doing it that way, and I love all of the pastel shades on the table.

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Of course, I used the Grosvenor silver again. I think that silver is just needed for this table. I also used all three sizes of my plates, and I like the way the rims look when they are layered.

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I used my pink tulip-shaped goblets and all-purpose wine glasses.

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For my table décor, I wanted to showcase the rest of my rabbit collection. You had already seen my pottery rabbits, so today I focused on those made of porcelain. I had purchased some Easter grass at Dollar Tree, so I put it in my silver baskets. I nestled my Gail Pittman rabbit in the pink Easter grass and dropped in a few glitter eggs.

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I put yellow Easter grass in the oblong silver basket and placed a vintage pottery rabbit and a colorful Vicki Carroll one in it. I added a few eggs to their nest also.

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I brought the sweet little rabbit plate back out and flanked it with a cute vintage bunny and a Beatrix Potter figurine. Of course, I had to sprinkle on the Easter grass for some interest.

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My other Gail Pittman rabbit showed up on the other side of the basket. More Easter grass kept him from looking a little bare.

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I still had a few rabbits left, so I had to come up with some ways to display them as well. I decided that a couple of the smaller ones in diameter could be elevated on my large candlesticks. The aqua one is Vicki Carroll and the other one is unmarked. So that the candlesticks wouldn’t look so bare along the base, I tossed around some Easter grass and used the glitter egg bouquet to give it a little more interest.

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My milk glass bunny on a nest (a Martha Stewart reproduction made from the original molds) also got the Easter grass and glitter egg treatment.

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My final rabbits are a pair that David purchased for me in an antique mall when my collecting rabbit phase what in high gear. Regular readers know that I have actually pared my rabbit collection down quite a bit. After running several of them through my booth at the flea market, I am now happy with the ones that I left and don’t plan on purchasing any more. These rabbits have the look of Staffordshire, so that is what I call them, even though they are probably just something manufactured in recent years. Of course, they had to get the grass and eggs as well to match the rest of the elements on the table.

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I like how the table turned out, and I was pleased with the way I displayed the rabbits.

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All of the pastel shades show up in my Reverie plates, and I like the colorful look of the table.

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Not everything has to be “matchy-matchy,” as I call it. Variations in colors look great, as long as it all makes sense.

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If you are in central MS next week, please come out to our Passion Play. It is a wonderful, moving experience, and a great way to celebrate the Easter season.

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I covet your prayers for this wonderful ministry, and wish you all a joyous and glorious Passion Week and Easter celebration!

“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ Then they remembered his words. Luke 24:5-8

 

I am joining: A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life , Vintage Thingie Thursday at Colorado Lady,   From the Farm at Sunny Simple Life, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, Metamorphosis Monday, Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage ,  Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday,  Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase ,  The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home, Brown Gingham Creations for Rednesday,  Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish, Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours,  Cottage Style at Lavender Garden, Homemaking Paty at Hope in Every Season,   The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday, The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday, What’s It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants; Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Meet Me Monday at You Are Talking Too Much,  Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage, Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays at Kathe with an E, Mop it Up Monday at I Should Be Mopping the Floor , Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style ,  Make it Pretty Monday, Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House,Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style,  Create It Thursday at Lamberts Lately,   Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring,  Tuesday’s Treasures at Uncommon Suburbia,  Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters,Open House Party at No Minimalist HereTime Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage , The Scoop at The Stone Gable, Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner , Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design 

About Bev

I am a retired teacher who has only recently taken up tablescaping and blogging. For more information, see my About Bev link.
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21 Responses to Hippity, Hoppity

  1. Love how your table looks! I like the idea of embracing all the colors- I love color! I am working on my Easter table and found myself doing something similar. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Pam says:

    Wonderful way to celbrate Easter with the Passion Play! I am glad you are using these pretty pastels. My favorite is the cute Easter napkin rings. Have a great performance week!

    Pam

  3. Zenda says:

    Love how your used the pastel napkins! Your table is so pretty!

  4. vickyhunt says:

    If I were closer, I would definitely come watch the play! Sounds like you guys do a wonderful job with it. I love the pastels on your table. I need to put out a little Easter decor. I haven’t done it yet. Enjoy the play and have a lovely week…:)

    Blessings, Vicky

  5. Very cute. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    – Alma, The Tablescaper

  6. Linderhof says:

    A pretty table and I like the different colors of napkins! That’s really clever. Beautiful china!

  7. Sandi says:

    Your table is really cute, Bev, and the Noritake china is lovely for an Easter setting. You have a sweet collection of bunnies. Your Passion Play sounds wonderful; wish I could attend. Have a beautiful and Happy Easter!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

  8. Trisha says:

    Beautiful! So glad you decided to use different color napkins for each place, it is so cheery and festive that way! Have a Happy Easter!

    ~Trisha

  9. You are so incredibly wise to get a jump on the Easter Sunday table decorating!!! You’ve got so much going on with the play and all…I’m super surprised you’ve found the time and energy to even do a table!!! I’m exhausted just thinking about it right now with all the housework and cooking I have to do!

    NEAT idea to go with all different colors of napkins to correspond with the napkin rings!!! It all flows nicely!!!

    In case I don’t have occasion to say it later in the week, I wish you and yours a very Happy Easter and I wish you EXTRA good wishes for the Passion Play!!!

  10. Those napkins and napkin rings go well with the Spring china!

  11. Christine says:

    Hi Bev thanks so much for leaving me a sweet comment on my blog Little Brags (the Easter Bunny post) I tried to reply to your comment directly but you came up as a non reply blogger (Google glitch) …beautiful hippidihopp tablescape Thanks Christine

  12. laurie says:

    I agree. The mixture of colors makes the table much more interesting. What cute napkin rings. You have such pretty bunnies, and how clever to elevate some on the candle sticks. laurie

  13. Sherry says:

    The napkin rings look great with that china! Happy Easter!
    Sherry

  14. lulu says:

    Getting your table set ahead of time gives you extra days to enjoy it. It is a delight how you’ve used color, perfect for the season.

  15. Judy says:

    Beautiful Bev and love the napkin rings. I’m going to a Passion Play at the church I grew up in. Hope yours is fabulous!

  16. LaVoice says:

    A very pretty way to honor this special day, Easter.

  17. Your table is perfect for Easter. Love using all the colored napkins, so much fun. I love bunnies and enjoyed seeing some of your collection. Thanks for linking to TTF.

    Linda

  18. Diane says:

    Such a colorful table, Bev! I love all of your adorable bunnies – just the right touches for a wonderful Easter table. Hope the Passion Play goes well!

  19. FABBY says:

    Beautiful Easter table Bev, I love it! I love how colorful the different color napkins look in your setting, along with the napkin rings…it was a lovely idea!
    Happy Easter to you and yours.
    FABBY

  20. Poppy says:

    Oh what a fun tablescape! Love how you used all the pretty pastel colors throughout your tablesetting. The lovely pastel napkins at your place setting is so perfect for a spring tablescape and sets the mood wonderfully:) Loving the adorable bunnies!Happy Easter!~hugs, Poppy

  21. katelaineransom says:

    Beautiful tablescape! The bunnies are precious! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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