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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Rabbit Basket Centerpiece

Sunday, March 30, 2014

As children, 
my mother always had a beautiful 
Easter Basket 
for each of us, 
four of us, two girls and two boys, 
filled with bright green fake grass, 
loaded with special Easter candy, 
and all wrapped up with  
colorful translucent plastic wrap. 
The one big special Easter candy 
was a LARGE chocolate-coated candy egg 
from which she allowed us to slice off pieces, 
but not too many in the same day. 

Shhhh...don't tell her... 
I didn't like the taste of those candy eggs, 
but I loved my Easter baskets. 

I still love Easter baskets, 
especially this twiggy one with a concrete fluffy rabbit  
hiding under fresh mint.  

Nestled next to the mint, 
the rabbit is right at home on my pine dining table 
that was refinished last year. 

Sitting under pear tree branches...  

With their delicate blooms, 

The rabbit wiggles into the soft green moss lining the basket
that has been home to others before him. 
Last fall, the twiggy basket nestled an unusual colored pumpkin.   

The pear tree branches provide a shady spot for 
the rabbit to rest. 

Occasionally he peeks out, 
looking around the dining table, 

but quickly settles back into his twiggy basket home. 

He cheerfully greets everyone from the table, 

And, with plenty of mint to nibble, 

He plans to stay right up to Easter,  
April 20, 2014,
when the rabbit becomes an Easter bunny. 

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  1. Very pretty, Judith! This makes for a great table centerpiece. I'm a bunny nut so I love the bunny, of course, but I really love the look of the basket, too. He fits perfectly in there!

  2. Your room is glorious. What a beautiful bunny in his basket. Is this not the very best time of year? Now, if only it would stop snowing here. :( Thank you for a little peak at Spring. Deb

  3. Mr. Bunny looks right at home nestled into that wonderful twiggy basket. A few of his friends have hopped out of storage and settled in around here too. Love this time of year!
    Thanks for sharing your pretty table top vignette.

  4. What a lovely room to enjoy. Bunnies and baskets are always so pretty and yes, I remember those big Easter baskets filled with treats! A solid chocolate bunny was my favorite! Sweet hugs!

  5. Oh, I love your sweet Easter basket. I do believe your bunny is nibbling on the greens though. :) What a lovely room and it just screams - spring! I've heard there is going to be some bloggers meeting in Galveston in September. I live in Galveston!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. I have a thing for baskets too, mine growing up for Easter was pink and purple. I like this shallow one on your table with the bunny and mint.

  7. Love the rabbit in the basket, so cute. You have a vey lovely dining room.

  8. How beautiful! I love the idea of an Easter basket on the table. :)

  9. Hi my friend~ I love the vintage bunny and he is at home in that twiggy basket. What a lovely, lovely centerpiece; especially with the mint. You always have the most creative ideas. By the way, I love your festoon shade on the window. I'm not sure why it has never grabbed my attention before, but it is very beautiful and just perfect for the dining room. Hugs Judith!

  10. He is sooo cute!! What a precious bunny all snuggled up in the basket. Love your kitchen eating area so comfy and cute. I would love to have you join me for my Centerpiece
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  11. Very sweet Easter basket/centerpiece! You have created a very beautiful space! Love the blue on the walls!

  12. Hi!
    My first visit...saw you at Dwellings and had to come over and sit a spell! LOVE your basket and will be making one similar....Happy Monday! will be following you now!


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