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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

French le Lapin Spring Table

Thursday, April 17, 2014

le lapin 
A little French rabbit 

A French hare 

Images of spring come together in a table setting...  
Bird's nest 
Bird egg 
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 
throughout Spring.  
Nuances of French elements add a little 
savoire faire.

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 
table settings. 

 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 
Botanic Bleu 
is included.
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.

Tuesday, April 22 Wednesday, April 23 Thursday, April 24
Please join me at these inspiring sites...


Donna Wilkes said...

Love the lapins! Such a welcoming vignette.

Sarah said...

Judith, it's lovely in each and every detail. I love to dine at this table March through May!
You didn't mention the source for the sweet bunny on the sphere finial. I'm smitten with this piece.
Happy Easter!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty table, Judith! I love your centerpiece vignette, especially the matchbox. Great image. I should change out the one on my box of matches. I think it is still Christmas scrap paper. : )

Kristine Flood said...

What a lovely table. You take beautiful pictures. I love the picture capturing the patina of the forks.

Lois Arnold said...

Oh so lovely, Judith! Love le lapins! Looks like you are ready for Easter and Spring! Have a very blessed Easter! - Lois

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Lavender sachets and bunnies....all kinds of pretty things for Spring. And you always know just have to make them look special! Have a blessed weekend my friend! Hugs, Diane