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.
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!
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.
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 in just one post! So, join me for a few highlights of my Easter home decor and table settings.
Feeling a bit nostalgic, I’ve set a vintage Easter table in the formal dining room. I’ve incorporated tableware and linens passed down from both sides of my husband’s and my families, along with a recent find of soft pink, hobnail goblets.
A chocolate rabbit centerpiece, eggs and guest favors are a nod to my grandmother, who made and sold homemade Easter treats.
I’m so glad Easter is late this year! Not only does that provide a little space between other holidays, it also improves the chance of better, more spring-like weather here in Pittsburgh.
It just doesn’t feel like Easter without forsythia, daffodils and tulips blooming.
It’s April 1st as I compose this post, and this morning we awoke to a light dusting of snow — argh! A bad April Fool’s joke?
Today’s post is part of the Easter Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. All this week, my fellow table stylist are sharing their creations.
It’s super easy to set a St. Patrick’s Day table using my everyday, Ireland Pursuit dishes.
With a wide band of green decorating the rim, the Noritake pattern is perfect for the holiday. Medallions around the border depict foxes, pheasants and rabbits. Hunt scenes and thatched cottages also decorate the dishes and serving pieces.
I’ve been setting the table with the Ireland Pursuit pattern for breakfast, lunch and dinner for something like twenty years! To transform the setting into a St. Patrick’s Day table, required a change in linens and pulling out seasonal decor to create a festive centerpiece.
Because we are going to be out of town for the actual holiday and won’t be entertaining guests, I decided to mostly use what I already had to set the table. But, due to a lack of specialty dishes and accessories for a St. Patrick’s Day table in the stores, I did craft shamrock-decorated napkin rings and painted pilsner glasses for the holiday. Easy peasy. (more…)
Some little birdies came inside — out of the frigid winter storm — to inspire a please-come-soon spring table.
Today’s post is part of the Springtime Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. All this week, 26 talented stylists share their ideas and inspirational tables. Bee sure to check all the tablescape links at the end of the post.
Having just returned from a nearly weeklong ski vacation in Breathtaking Breckenridge, Colorado, I initially hit a creative brick wall on setting a spring table. As we landed in Pittsburgh a snowstorm hit, which made for a dicey drive home around midnight. And, as I set the springtime tablescape, four more inches of snow was falling and temperatures dropped to a frigid 10 degrees. Burr!
While scratching my head for some spring table theme, I ‘rediscovered’ my lovely bird dishes — buried deep behind Christmas and winter plates. These cute birdies inspired a tweet table to welcome spring. Won’t you come in from the cold and join us?
Recently, I featured A HapBEE Birthday Table and Beehive Dessert that was complimented by a bee decorated chandelier hanging over head.
Problem was, by the time I posted all the pictures and details about the tablescape and birthday cake, I ran out of time and energy to include the bee decorated chandelier.
Sorry if I left you hanging.
Wow, that’s a pretty lame pun! I’m a little punchy after working all day preparing for the Wonderland 4th Annual My Favorite Things Party.
Ever since the first French Queen Bee party, I decorate the kitchen chandelier with bees and butterfly ribbon every May. It goes so nicely with all my bee linens, dishes, glasses, and flatware.
It’s also makes a nice home decor transition from spring to summer. Come see.