Monday, March 27, 2017

Rabbit Patch





Welcome to the Bunny Garden! 



Rabbits and bunnies 


in all sizes and attitude 


are here for a colorful table; 


the smallest hold questions 
for each guest to answer.




Bunnies scale crystal vases




or carry baskets 
filled with sweets.







Each setting ties a wide ribbon 
to create a broad color accent.



Bunnies reach to peek 
into a nest
while a mother pulls 
her bunny close.







Two rabbits stand at attention on either side 
of a tiny (originally green) tureen...
robin eggs are strewn across the table as 
Hercules lifts the featured guest.  




With a final accent of flowers and grass,
 the Bunny Garden
 is complete.


The table details are simple.
Paint everything white.



Select eggs with texture (i.e. sparkles, etc) 
and or paint thick layers of white, 
adding speckles of pink.





For pedestal height, 
glue a candlestick holder
to the base of birdhouses and trays,
wrapping in pink ribbon.








Whatever your color choice, 


enjoy the season's 
abundant harvest!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Lemons and Sunshine

Hello Spring! 
I'm joining a group of talented women, 
hosted by my innovative friend, Chloe, 
from Celebrate and Decorate, for a  
Spring Tablescape Blog Hop.
The links are listed below.
Be sure and check out all the beautiful settings.

The color of Spring is surely yellow 
and a monochromatic tone
gives this setting a gorgeous hue.




Cupcakes, lemons, and miniature daffodils 
complete the seasonal table with a soft touch of ease.




Simply tie a sunburst napkin around the potted flowers 
and water pitcher.




Fill the vases with sliced lemons, removing seeds.







Place cupcakes in decorative cupholders.
Unable to find holders?
Wrap white ribbon around the cupcake, 
double tying with canary yellow string.

















Welcome to Spring!

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simply click on:


Thanks again to Chloe for her effort 
in shaping such a successful blog hop. 
Use the links below throughout the week.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Easter



It's that time of year for soft pastels...
so let's mix it up with cobalt blue!






The Greek key chargers are an easy DIY.




Cut the fabric a few inches larger than the charger. 
Apply a thick coating of Mod Podge 
to both sides of the charger 
with a more concentrated amount on the edges.
Wrap the fabric around the charger.
Apply Mod Podge to the front and back of the fabric.

Here's a view of the back...not perfect.




It's an excellent idea for the holidays!

 
Cotton-poly blend fabrics work well.
I don't recommend using flannel unless you're willing to chance it. 
The lower right square is flannel and "worked," 
although my first attempt was unsuccessful 
with a beautiful flannel in a forest green plaid.
These are not dishwasher safe chargers, 
but I've used them several times 
and have had no casualties.
Back to the table...




Glue ribbon to the eggs, tying a bow at the top.
With the white (unfortunately, no longer sold) grass 
strewn about and the abstract style painted eggs, 
this scape is one of my favorites.
It's a glorious mess!  



For the eggs,
blob and swirl the paint 
or
put the two colors on the egg 
and 
drag a tiny paintbrush or wire through the two colors.



The egg above and the two eggs on either side 
of the rabbit below
have a pearl white and metallic paint which give a shine.  
I prefer the matte egg in the bowl below,
but my most favorite is in an upcoming post.
















 









The Rabbit Peter


In 1902, a mischievous bunny
hopped into the pages of a classic.




Whether or not 
the tale is to your liking,
the drawings of this beloved little rabbit 
are a quintessential standard.




Beatrix Potter creates an immortal story 
with her recognizable style.




Her little bunny's quite new jacket,
left behind in a particular garden,
is declared a color for paint.




The British writer's signature creativity 
dons countless nursery walls and shelves...
and peacefully graces our table.