Bunnies and Blooms

Happy Tuesday, friends! Today is all about bunnies and blooms. It is an exciting day, because I am joining 17 other table stylists to bring you our spring and Easter tablescapes. This fun gathering is being hosted by our dear friend, Rita, who authors the blog Panoply. Links to the participant’s beautiful tables can be found at the end of this post.

Every spring, I am so excited to display my favorite bunnies and add lots of pretty blooms around my home and garden. In addition, it is when my favorite holiday, Easter, arrives.

“The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies.”-Kate McCahan

I chose to set my table in the dining room with plenty of blooms to celebrate the joy of Easter and the season of spring.

“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.”-Martin Luther

This year, I added a new bunny to my collection. He serves as the perfect centerpiece for our Easter table. He looks like a giant white chocolate bunny! I think the blue satin bow makes him look quite dapper. Pretty embellished eggs are scattered about as well as one tucked into his basket.

An assortment of glass bottles filled with bouquets of pink roses, coral tulips, and purple alstroemeria are sprinkled throughout the center of the table.

The table runner and placemats are by April Cornell.

“The greatest gift of Easter is hope.”-Basil Hume

“Do not abandon yourselves in despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”-Pope John Paul II

The place settings are comprised of my grandmother’s Spode Rosebud Chintz china and her pink glassware. The flatware is Michelangelo by Oneida. It was part of my bridal registry, and I use it often. Each plate is topped with a pink linen napkin and tied with a pearl napkin ring.

“If you want to be reminded of the love of the Lord, just watch the sunrise.”-Jeannette Walls

A bunny and some blooms were also added to the sideboard in the dining room.

Pink tulips were added to a blue and white pitcher.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, my grandmother adored rabbits as much as I do. She had quite an assortment of rabbit decor and collectables. This sweet rabbit was from her collection.

More blooms can be found on a small antique table tucked into the corner of the dining room.

I am so happy that you joined me at my table to celebrate Easter and the season of spring. It is such a joyous time of rebirth, hope, and love.

Thank you so much for you visits and gracious comments. I wish you a most peaceful and happy day!

Panoply – Spring / Easter Tablescape with Classic Blue & White

Hyacinths for the Soul – March into Spring

Home is Where the Boat Is – Easter Bunnies, Chicks, and Blooms

Pandora’s Box – Easter Breakfast Table for 2

Life and Linda – Hippity Hoppity Tablescape

Everyday Living – Celebrating Spring’s Arrival and Easter’s Blessings

My Thrift Store Addiction – Birds and Blooms Spring Tea Party

The Cat’s Whiskerz – Hello Spring

Belle Bleu Interiors – Bunnies and Blooms

Mantel and Table – Spring Garden Tablescape with a Beautiful Basket of Tulips

Thrifting Wonderland – Simple Bunny Table Setting

The Painted Apron – Bunnies in Bloom!

Dinner at Eight – Celebrate Spring’s Arrival with a Pastel Tablescape

Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Spring Sprouts New Life

Karin’s Kottage – Charming Easter bunny table setting

Red Cottage Chronicles – Spring Fling Tablescape

The Bookish Dilettante – Spring  Tablescape: Bookish Bunnies

Me and My Captain – Keepers of the Traveling Shamrock TableCloth


  1. Hello Shannon and happy Spring! I have been eyeing the AC linens, they are beautiful on your table. The new bunny is the perfect centerpiece and the blue satin bow does make him look quite dapper! The embellished eggs scattered about are so pretty. Glass bottles are ideal for roses, tulips, and alstroemeria. Your grandmother’s Spode rosebud chintz china and pink glassware are not only beautiful but a special keepsake of your beloved grandmother. I love the tall bunny on the sideboard, another memory of your grandmother. It is always a joy to be invited into your dining room, sweet friend! Happy Easter!

  2. Ahhhh Shannon, your table is so pretty! I love your table linens, and I like the idea of the rosy flowers scattered in smaller vases on your table runner. Your big bunny DOES look like a giant white chocolate bunny; that's what I thought it was when I first saw it. I like your grandmother's bunny on your server, too. Your spring vignettes are so pretty in your dining room. Happy spring!

  3. Hi Shannon, I did a Bunnies and Blooms table also! Your new bunny does look like he's made out of white chocolate! Love the blue ribbon and your beautiful embellished eggs, so pretty! Your signature blue looks so wonderful with all the pink blooms, the blue linens, your grandmother's china and beautiful pink glasses. I enjoyed the quotes throughout your post too~ Such a joyful table and a Spring celebration! Happy Spring!

  4. Such beautiful and vibrant blue and rose placemats, Shannon. the intensity of the color was my first impression of your table setting. It was nice to counter all the color with a softer centerpiece. Loved the bunny and the gorgeous porcelain eggs on the table. Your Grandmother's china is a favorite style of mine and the pink glasses were perfect accents. Lovely to hop with you. Happy Spring!

  5. Shannon, I adore the look of flowers arranged in bottle vases and you've created such a pretty display! Your bunny centerpiece is perfect for the season! Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

  6. What a beautiful tablescape. That big bunny holding court on the table is gorgeous. Love the table runner and place mats. Thank you for sharing.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

  7. Shannon, your spring table is so pretty. I adore the AC table linens. Your grandmother’s Spode rosebud chintz china is lovely and so special along with her darling bunny. Your new bunny is so sweet. Tulips and roses are such happy flowers. They seems to be the star on most of the tables. Your sweet vignette looks wonderful with the rooster lamp and more tulips. Always a pleasure to hop along with you,

  8. Kari @ Me and My Captain

    Shannon I have a bunny with basket just like yours but mine does NOT look like an edible chocolate bunny. I love all the tulips and other blooms…so pretty. Your grandmother's Spode rosebud chintz china is so special. and the glasses too. You can never go wrong with April Cornell linens. And the bunny on your sideboard…another memory of your Grandmother…how special is that? Happy Easter and Spring as it has certainly come to your dining room.

  9. Good morning Shannon, I adore your new dapper bunny and centerpiece for your table as well as the sweet egg tucked in his basket! Your April Cornell linens add such pretty floral details and pattern to your table. I always have ‘plate envy’ 😊 when I see your grandmothers’ Spode Rosebud Chintz. I have one plate that I picked at an antique mall a few years ago. I always love seeing glimpses of your spring decorating around your beautiful home. As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table. Happy Spring! 🐰 🐇🐣 🐤 🌷💐💜

  10. Shannon, I am just loving all the bunnies in your tablescape. The large one holding the egg is my favorite. How fun that you have your grandmothers Spode dishes and the fact that you use them all the time is so fabulous! My mom had some beautiful China but rarely used it… I say if yo have it use it! Great post!

  11. Shannon, how special it is to feature your grandmother's Spode Rose Chintz and pink glassware. All is perfectly paired with the April Cornell linens, and the new bunny is indeed very dapper. I smiled at the sight of each of your bunnies, the decorated eggs, and the stacks of blue and white. Have I ever told you how much I love the color of your dining room? Makes me smile!
    Happy Spring! Happy Easter!

  12. Oh Shannon, this is such a pretty table! The AC linens are beautiful and your grandmother's china and pink glassware look perfect with them. The new bunny is a showstopper and those embellished eggs are so lovely. Love the flowers in tiny vases down the center of your table. Your grandmother's bunny is so precious and the pink tulips are lovely in the blue and white vase. It's a pleasure to hop with you and wishing you the loveliest of springs and happy Easter!

  13. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful linens all dressed so lovely with your blooms and bunny!
    I always enjoy hearing you have your grsbdmitger’s china and treasures. It makes me happy to see her things.
    Happy Spring my friend!

  14. Oh my goodness! My fingers were moving to quickly! We all know I meant Grandmother’s china and treasures!

  15. Shannon, what a beautifully dressed table in the blues and rosy pinks! The AC linens are such a pretty base, and they remind me of the blue skies we see in spring. The china and stemware are so perfect for Easter and, of course the bunny centerpiece. He does look like a white chocolate bunny! I love the one on the buffet that was your grandmother's. He is too adorable, and those eggs are beautiful! I'm so happy you've joined us for this spring and Easter celebration. Your 'good words' (as I call the quotes) are inspiring and uplifting for the season, so perfect.
    Happy spring, Shannon!

  16. Shannon, this is a vibrantly lovely Spring table! I too am crazy about bunnies and use them often. I'm sure your grandmother would be pleased to see her china on the table with the bold linens and elegant centerpiece arrangement. It's a treat to hop with you.

  17. Shannon, your dining room is always so beautifully appointed and welcoming to anyone who enters. I love all the color you have added this spring. The vibrant pinks in the florals perfectly complement your runner and placemats. I love your grandmother’s rosebud Spode dishes and how nice that you have some of her bunnies as well!! Your new bunny looks gorgeous as the centerpiece with his beautiful blue bow to reside over the Easter festivities!! I hope you have a wonderful Easter 🌼🐇🌷

  18. Wow Shannon – this is simply lovely! You've showcased those April Cornell linens perfectly. They're a gorgeous base for your beautiful settings and decor, Love all your bunnies, and how fun that you got some from your grandmother too, along with her other beautiful pieces. And slightly off-topic, I also love your wall texture in the dining room! It's beautiful, and makes the room feel like it's right out of an Italian villa. I always love virtually being in your warm and inviting home! Thanks for another round of lovely inspiration my friend! Hope you have have a wonderful spring and Easter!

  19. Oh, Shannon! Your tablescapes are always so eye catching! The April Cornell linens are the perfect backdrop to those beautiful Spode plates. That is such a pretty pattern. I love how you have scattered the floral arrangements down the table. They are so pretty. Such a burst of spring color. If I haven't mentioned it before, your dining room is stunning! I love the mix of colours with the yellow walls and different patterned red upholstery on the chairs! It is right up my lane! Wishing you a Happy Easter!

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