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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

French Script Bunny & Rustic Pots

Friday, March 18, 2016

Would you like a quick, easy Spring and Easter centerpiece idea? 
One that involves a French script bunny, rustic French rose pots, and flowers? 


Small simple arrangements do not take much time, space, or money. 
They can fit on a small dining table, a sideboard, or a kitchen island 
with plenty of room left for food and place settings. 



Begin with a collection of an odd number of small French rustic rose pots.  
Set some upright, set others lying on their sides at angles to one another, 
and stack a couple together. 


Add a 4-inch blooming bedding plant, like a lobelia, in a metal pot. 
Use a white sweet alyssum for a more neutral look, 
or use a multi-colored pansy for a bolder, brighter touch. 


I like the delicate look of blue lobelia that gracefully falls over the edge 
of its container when the plant gets bigger. 


Then add the star of the arrangement, 
a French script bunny wearing a rhinestone-studded white lace cummerbund around its body. 
Position at an angle across the rose pots and lean against the flowers. 


The overall shape creates movement, but never sends the 
eyes off into the wild blue yonder. 

Notice how the arrangement follows the shape of a triangle. 
The eyes begin on the lower left pots, follow the body of the bunny 
up to the flower tips at the peak, then back down to the stacked pots. 

The transition from the metal pot to the stacked pots on the right is gradual. 
If only one pot is positioned on the right, 
the jump from the height of the metal pot down to a single pot 
is not as fluid. 

The position of the bunny unifies the design. 



A simple, quick, easy, and versatile centerpiece 
makes everyday seem like a special holiday.  

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14 comments:

Katie Mansfield said...

What a darling. He is the star of the table for sure.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

This is such an adorable and pretty centerpiece. Love it.

hugs
Sissie

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I have not seen a bunny rabbit like this one and he is so cute.

Sarah said...

Lovely vignette, Judith. The French pots are wonderful pieces, and the French script bunny looks like he is enjoying the adventure. Enjoy the weekend!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Love the bunny, way too cute!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I LOVE THAT RABBIT!!!!!!

Art and Sand said...

I love your bunny.

I have been wanting to make a bunny this season, but I don't really have time for the hands, feet, ears, body type. I just saved an image of your bunny and I am going to try to trace an outline to make one for myself. I might even stamp some words on the fabric before I cut it out.

Thanks for the inspiration.

thel day said...

Beautiful bunny and I love the flower pot.

Lois Arnold said...

Very lovely, Judith! Have a blessed Easter!

elaine cekola-menard said...

any idea where to purchase the items?

Mama said...

Quite lovely..... care to share the pattern for the bunny?

Botanic Bleu said...

Elaine,
The script bunny and pots were available in my online shop, but the bunny has found a new home already. There are still a few rustic pots available. If you are interested, send me an email with your email address to reply. Since you sent your comment via "no-reply comment," I hope you see my response. Judith

Botanic Bleu said...

Mama,
If I had a pattern, I would be delighted to share it with everyone. However, I did not make the bunny. As a "no-reply comment" from you, I hope you see my response. Judith

Mama said...

Thank you for the reply.