A little French rabbit
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A French hare
Images of spring come together in a table setting...
Muguet des Bois
Fresh green color
Fresh new promises of green leaves outside the windows
are a welcome backdrop to the table
filled with Spring inside.
March through May
are months filled with Spring celebrations.
With just a few changes,
a basic Spring centerpiece can be
adapted to reflect current celebrations
Nuances of French elements add a little
Le lapin centerpiece begins with
potted jonquils, a couple of lapins,
and a white pitcher with forks from a
French flea market in Paris.
The forks left unpolished have a worn elegance enhanced with the
patina that reflects their origins in a Paris flea market.
As Spring progresses through the months,
the basic centerpiece of jonquils and le lapins
changes by adding a lapin mug filled with
a homemade bird's nest
holding a fresh Spring green egg.
The paper placemats with their lapins
remain in place for the entire
March through May
Carrots and cabbages,
reminders of Spring gardens and food for French lapins...
Meadow Song by Towle, modern sterling silver flatware,
has a detailed floral pattern perfect for Spring tables.
French script on the paper placemats adds to the beauty of the flatware.
Bird's nests in the mugs,
with a bunny in a floral meadow design,
add a touch of Easter to Spring tables.
One at each place dresses up the white plates.
Long-stemmed pink glasses coordinate with the
touches of pink flowers in the mugs.
A lavender-filled sachet with French script
takes the French le lapin Spring table into May
and gives another French touch to the table.
May 1st is May Day and is celebrated in France with
offering Muguet des Bois (lily of the valley) to loved ones.
With just a few changes the French le lapin Spring Table
goes from March through May.
Paper placemats and matchboxes ~ Michel Design
White plates ~ Pier I
Bunny mugs ~ HomeGoods
Meadow Song sterling flatware ~ Towle, discontinued
Pink stemware ~ Estate sale
White scalloped-edge footed cake plate ~ Goodwill
If you can spend hours reading
magazines, catalogs, and design books,
then you are in for a treat.
Ten bloggers are joining the five hostess bloggers
for a tour of Spring Tablescapes.
15 blogs over 3 days
Look at the hostesses!
Everyone of them has
style with pizzazz!
I am so excited that
Take a peek on April 22 at
Spirea Garden Party.
(A change in the previously announced post.
A girl can change her mind, you know.)
Then hop, hop, hop on over
to the other four Spring Tablescapes that day.
Come back on April 23-24 for
TEN more inspiring Spring tables
in The Scoop On...Spring Tablescapes.
Please join me at these inspiring sites...