The simple pleasures of home shine brighter
when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
with His gentle Joy.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dining with "The Rabbits"!

 After the long, deary days of winter On Crooked Creek, informality and whimsy have finally arrived! This darling "pair of hares" set the stage for the upcoming Spring garden planting and rapidly approaching Easter celebration.

To ground this whimsical centerpiece, I placed three green lettuce leaves atop a soft sage and ecru cotton tablecloth. Next came the turquoise planter filled with delicate pink and yellow pastel hued faux florals. This arrangement stays low enough to allow for easy flow of conversation. "The Rabbits" came straight from their Spring garden planting dressed for casual dining. A bowl of pastel speckled jelly beans close at hand for nibblers completes the simplicity of this seasonal tablescape.

Instead of place mats, I chose white dinner plates as chargers . . . followed by a scalloped sage green plate, giving the appearance of ruffled lettuce leaves. A white embossed salad plate completes our casual dining needs On Crooked Creek.

This time of year, our bubble glass water goblets hold ample amounts of ice tea, lemonade or water.  For its dishwasher safe qualities, everyday Oneida beaded flatware is my favorite. The flax linen hemstitch napkins are held in place with brown wooden napkin rings.

"Mr. Rabbit" donning his English Cottage finery looks adorable in his crisply pressed, orange collared, single button shirt and green bloomers. As a hostess gift, he has brought us a hand painted Easter thoughtful!

"Mrs. Rabbit" is fashionably dressed in a green and yellow plaid maxi~dress, covered with a polka dotted pinafore apron, complete with a touch of orange rick~rack at the neck. And did you notice how she has picked a fresh Sunflower for our table? That little rake is a sure sign that, perhaps, she helped "Mr. Ed" plant rows of Sunflowers for my viewing pleasure On Crooked Creek!

Informality. . . whimsy. . .casual dining for Spring simplicity. . . with "The Rabbits"!

On Crooked Creek will be joining our sweet hostess Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to visit her blog for inspirational tablescaping ideas from Susan and her participants!

Until next time. . .

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