Sweet Rustic Rabbit Easter Table

Sweet Rustic Rabbit Easter Table

Even though we won’t be able to celebrate in church or with guests, I’m going ahead and setting an Easter table anyway. What I’ll actually serve for brunch and dinner is still to be determined.

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Who could have ever imagined a spring and Easter like this? But, under the circumstances, I think it’s important to celebrate the holiday as best we can. To cherish memories of Easters past, while being prayerful and hopeful that better days lay ahead.

With that in mind, I kept my Easter table simple; using things I had at hand. Since Pittsburgh has been under a mandatory stay at home order for quite awhile, I shopped my own home for seasonal tableware, linens, and decor.

Inspiration for the table theme comes from the rustic rabbit sculpture that anchors the centerpiece. And, I’ve used a sweet bunny napkin fold to add some whimsy to the pale yellow and pink Easter table.

Once again, I’m delighted to participate in the annual Easter Tablescape Hop hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. I appreciate you hopping on over for a visit!

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Pretty Flower Napkin Fold Tutorial

Pretty Flower Napkin Fold Tutorial

Last week I shared, A Tweet Tablescape to Welcome Spring, which included a napkin folded into the shape of a dramatic bloom. Today, I’ll show how you can easily recreate the same flower napkin fold.

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Not only does the 12-petal flower napkin look great on a spring or summer table, but think how lovely it would be for a bridal shower or wedding reception. The DIY fold is an inexpensive way to impress guests and add some “wow” to any gathering.

There’s no need for a napkin ring, ribbon or ties to create the pretty flower — just napkins, glasses and a little elbow grease!

Candidly, the flower is probably the most involved napkin fold I’ve tried over the past couple of years. But, I was able to get figure it out after just a couple of tries — and so will you!

To make it easy, I’ve illustrated each of the four steps in making the flower napkin fold. I’ve also included a couple of tips for more easy handling of the folds and petals. With a few minutes of practice, you’ll quickly get the hang of it.

Grab a napkin and give it a try!

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Tweet Turquoise Early Spring Table

Tweet Turquoise Early Spring Table

Little birdies and woodland animals are just beginning to venture out as the first blooms open on my early spring table.

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It’s one of twenty-six in this month’s Spring Tablescape Blog Hop. A big shoutout to Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate who is our hostess with the mostess! Organizing such a large number of bloggers is a big undertaking. And, one that takes a significant dose of patience and perseverance too!

Welcome to all! If you’re hopping over from Pam’s pretty pink and bunnies table at Everyday Living, I sure appreciate you stopping by.

Here in Pittsburgh, this really is a very early spring table. That’s because I set and photographed the tablescape way back on February 15th. There was snow on the ground and freezing temps. A few days later, hubby and I headed out for a weeklong Terrific Telluride, Colorado Ski Vacation. It was hard to think spring as I packed long underwear and ski gear, while dreaming of fresh powder lol!

But, by combining two sets of bird and animal dishes, I was able to find my early spring table mojo — with a somewhat unique color scheme.

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Greek Tablescape & Olympic Torch Napkin Fold

Greek Tablescape & Olympic Torch Napkin Fold

Ever since I purchased a beautiful tablecloth, embroidered with olive branches, I’ve been wanting to create a Greek tablescape.

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Last September, while on a Visit to Amazing Ancient Athens, I noticed shops selling cotton clothing and linens everywhere. Later, on an excursion outside the capital to Delphi: Center of the World, we saw cotton being harvested. Lining the road, on both sides of the highway, were little cotton balls that had escaped during baling and transport. It actually looked it had snowed in Greece!

Our guide explained that Greece is a major producer and exporter of cotton — accounting for more than 80 percent of European production. Neighboring Turkey, imports over a third of the cotton. Making up eight percent of Greece’s agricultural output, high-quality Egyptian cotton is very important to the economy.

The evening before boarding a Small Ship Greek Island Cruise, a tablecloth embroidered with black olives, caught my eye. I knew it would go perfectly with my china back home. And, linens were one of the few souvenirs that would also fit in my luggage!

It’s taken me nearly a year to style a Greek tablescape, and it’s got me longing to return there!

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Darling Bunny Hop Table Celebrates Spring

Darling Bunny Hop Table Celebrates Spring

Spring has finally sprung and there’s a lively bunny hop table set for brunch in my kitchen. It’s time to celebrate the change in seasons and Easter week.

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I am absolutely loving having the entire month of April to enjoy Easter holiday decorations and tables around the house. Not to mention the warmer weather and flowers blooming everywhere. A little case of spring allergies is worth the price!

Last weekend was spent visiting with family in Northern Virginia; during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Hubby, his brother M, and our eldest son, ran the 10-mile race at the Capital. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful blooms around the Tidal Basin, as we cheered on the runners. Have you ever been to D.C. to see the cherry blossoms?

For those in the west and plain states who experienced a second winter cyclone; my heart goes out to you! Those winds looked ferocious. We feel quite fortunate that the weather was near perfect for our Breathtaking Breckenridge, Colorado Ski Trip.

Here in Pittsburgh, there are leaping, climbing and exercising hares aplenty on the bunny hop table. And, a few overly rambunctious rabbits landed cottontail-up in the cupcakes!

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Easter Home Decor Tour

Easter Home Decor Tour

Forsythia, daffodils and hyacinth are starting to bloom in Pittsburgh and it’s finally starting to really feel like spring. Hurrah! A perfect time to take you on an Easter home decor tour.  Easter-home-decor-tour-floral-arrangement

Last year, Easter came so early, I never had a chance to share any of my holiday and seasonal decor. In fact, other than setting tables and hanging wreaths, I never pulled out any of the rabbits, chicks, eggs and florals that usually populate the house.

Today, I’m delighted to take part in the Hop into Easter blog hop. Hosted by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home, there’s so much to see and be inspired by! You’re sure to find at least an idea or two to incorporate into your own Easter home decor and tables.

Welcome to Debbee’s Buzz for those dropping by from Carol’s How to Use Bunnies post at Bluesky at Home. And to my regular followers, thank you for once again taking the time to visit. I have so much stuff, it’s going to be impossible to cover it all just one post! So, join me for a few highlights of my Easter home decor and table settings.

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