It is a time of whimsy! Bunnies hiding eggs? That is whimsy!
using skill and creativity
Many of my blogger friends are amazing who are so skilled in floral arranging. I’m am not! Simple bouquets in short vases are more within my skill group!
Lacking that skill means I have to come up with other ways to create my centerpieces.
I start with the tablecloth, then add differnt elements I plan to use. A cake plate, Easter mini tree ornaments, chocolate eggs and dishes.
I used my basic neutral colored linen tablecloth.
As I pulled out the figurines of bunnies, an idea for a woodland centerpiece with the brown and tan bunnies begin to form It didn’t take me long to realize that was not going to work. Why?
I used the creamy natural colored napkins decorated with eggs. Paper napkins are okay to use! I picked these up at Home Goods earlier but Party City and other store have nice choices too. Even without the woodland theme they look wonderful!
The very messy read that crumbly dried moss was not looking like what I had envisioned in my head. Do you ever have that happen?
While rethinking a new plan, I set 6 place settings with the Peter Rabbit plates. I bought these at a street market in Tianjin, China when we lived there. I already had children tea sets and egg cups from when my adult kids were babies.
I really liked the cream woody natural colored napkins decorated with eggs. Paper napkins are okay to use! I picked these up at Home Goods earlier but Party City and other store have nice choices too. Even without the woodland theme, they look wonderful!
I the creamy natural colored napkins decorated with eggs. Paper napkins are okay to use! I picked these up at Home Goods earlier but Party City and other store have nice choices too. Even without the woodland theme they look wonderful!
Building the Centerpiece
After knowing I had to change the design idea and the tablecloth was spread out, I was ready to build the centerpiece.
I grabbed my white cake stand and nestled some of the dried moss on top forming a nest for the vintage flea market find, a large caramel colored rabbit. It adds a little height but not so tall that diners can’t see over it.
I was taking my inspiration from our Whimsical Easter Tree but still only using the brown rabbits.
Between my mom’s collection and mine gathered over the years, I have several brownish colored rabbit figurines. I randomly set them down the table.
Now, if you have seen many of my tablescapes I often use candies with seasonal colors and shapes. Everyone likes a little sweet after a meal. It’s affordable and my family especially the grandchildren like it!
So I tucked chocolate candies in the rabbit’s nest and spread them out and put a few in each of the 4 small plates I bought at Home Goods this week.
Along with the Easter dishes i used the Peter Rabbit egg cups and child’s tea set to use. Plus Mom’s small delicately decorated creamers. I add them randomly on the table.
I say random but I do move the elements around until there is balance that looks right, meaning whimsical.
There are beautifully colored alabaster eggs from China in the mix. They add a subtle pops of bright colors in the mist of pastels.
The mini painted egg ornaments were perfect to add to the centerpiece. Typically those are on a branch table top tree but this year, I changed it up. I really like how the different eggs with colors and textures completed this Whimsical Easter Centerpiece.
Layer and add to your table until you get the look you want!
This is an easy tablescape to ‘copy’. Rabbits of different sizes, maybe even stuffed with the largest in the center with all the rest of the elements flowing down the tablecan be used. Colorful candy add interest especially for your family and guests who like a little sweet after the meal. I didn’t use candles except 2 green ones in the mini glass bunny candle holders. Another little touch of whimsy!.
basics for tablescapes
Basics for tablescapes: Keep it affordable as you build up a collection of the tablescape basics.
1. Tablecloths in white or neutral colors or placemat that are neutral
2. White or cream dishes and standard glasses
3. Nice cloth napkins or a collection of pretty paper napkins
4. Candle sticks, votives
5. Candles in white, cream or colors.
6. Platters and trays. Look for sales, at flea markets and yard sales.
7. Vases in several sizes
Extras often are items around your home. Plastic eggs and even the basket grass is common especially if you have children or grandchildren. Any baskets or trays that are a good size for your table?
Bunnies? I still have childhood stuffed bunnies stored in a bin.
You may have noticed how often I use ribbons for napkin rings and candy treats as part of my tablescapes. Simple flowers in clear vases can make a special table too.
Candies with pastel colors like M and M’s, foil wrapped eggs or chocolate pieces are consumable and affordable. One aisle in our Home Goods is overfilled with a wonderful selection. So are several aisles in grocery stores.
Ribbon is varity of style and colors are nearly always on sale at Michael’s or your local Walmart and craft stores. I keep all the cut up pieces to reuse.
Flowers or spring flowering plants from your local grocery store. I did look for flowers at the grocery store. Though beautiful, none look right for my Whimsy centerpiece. Our yard has not started to bloom yet. There is no green in sight!
I love this Whimsical Easter Centerpiece and tablescape. It’s a celebration of spring and new life! It adds to the joy of Easter too that bring hope.
Making your Easter table can be fun and lovely for this very special celebration! Would love to hear from you in the comments.
Have a blessed Easter!
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