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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

White Rabbit Botanical Centerpiece

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Mr. White Rabbit sitting amongst an ivy botanical setting in a pedestal urn is an eye-catching centerpiece for a French Country kitchen island. 

Large white rabbit botanical centerpiece in a French Country kitchen
Large spaces look good with large arrangements, which in turn, call for large containers and large decorative items. It is all about scale. The larger a surface area, the larger a centerpiece can be without overwhelming the space. 

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B O T A N I C A L   C E N T E R P I E C E 

Large white rabbit botanical centerpiece in a French Country kitchen
Think beyond your usual Spring and Easter centerpieces for your family gatherings and egg hunt parties. Think one large centerpiece instead of several small objects scattered throughout your house. 

As large as this Spring centerpiece is, there is still room on the kitchen island both for preparing meals and then, for serving meals buffet style. There is space on all sides of the white pedestal urn for several serving bowls of food. 

Large white rabbit botanical centerpiece in a post and beam French Country kitchen
A large centerpiece looks good from a distance as well as up close. 

Large white rabbit botanical centerpiece in a French Country kitchen with a sunspace
The white rabbit botanical centerpiece is one of the first things to catch your eye as you enter our kitchen from the entryway. Outside the sunspace windows a large blooming pear tree is the next thing to catch your attention. 

Large white rabbit botanical centerpiece in a French Country kitchen
One drawback to large containers is finding a place to store them when not in use. As a result, most people do not have supersize dinnerware serving pieces that can be used for giant arrangements. 

Think about your outdoor flower urns for indoor arrangements. Look at flower pots with a critical eye for new ways to use them. Bring them in, clean them up, sterilize them, and have them do double duty. 

Large white rabbit botanical centerpiece in a French Country kitchen
The ceramic white rabbit sits inside an urn that is normally used outside, but has been brought inside for this special Spring arrangement. After its time inside, the urn will be returned to the outside porch where there is more space to keep large objects.  

Large white rabbit botanical centerpiece in a French Country kitchen
To create the ivy bed for the white rabbit, several small pots of ivy were used instead of one large ivy plant. This allows a large center stable space for the rabbit with the plants surrounding the rabbit instead of being underneath the rabbit. 

Large white rabbit botanical centerpiece in a French Country kitchen
A 12" plastic plant saucer sits inside the urn for two reasons. First, the plant saucer provides a level surface on which to place all of the ivy plants and the ceramic rabbit. Secondly, the plastic saucer catches dripping water from the ivy plants after they are watered. 

Large white rabbit sits on old Chicago brick in a botanical centerpiece
To keep the rabbit from sitting too low among the ivy plants, an antique Chicago brick elevates the rabbit. By using an old brick with character, it does not detract from the arrangement if the brick peeks out between the ivy plants. Instead, the brick adds more interest. 

Large white rabbit sits in a botanical centerpiece in a French Country kitchen
When shopping this Spring, think about outdoor plant containers that can be used both inside and outside to create a white rabbit botanical centerpiece. . . for family gatherings, for book club meetings, for bridge club games, for pot-luck suppers with Bible class members, for teen-age gatherings, 

or, for everyday joie de vivre in a French Country kitchen. 

A big white lapin (rabbit) is a nice addition to French Country  kitchen decor. 


S O U R C E S 

White Rabbit Botanical Centerpiece - French Country Spring Event on March 30 and April 6. See Botanic Bleu on Facebook for more information and photos. 

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  1. That centerpiece is so elegant and looks absolutely perfect on your kitchen island. I have a ceramic bunny that is about to be surrounded by English ivy! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Marilyn (in Dallas)

    1. Marilyn,
      Thank you. I am thrilled to know you were inspired!


  2. Judith, your large bunny centerpiece is perfect to welcome spring! Wishing you a most wonderful week!

    1. Pam,
      Thank you and wishing you a most wonderful week, too! Spring finally arrives on Wednesday.


  3. Darling!! I think I need a few more bunnies around here.


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