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Spring Tablescape: Bookish Bunnies

Tuesday, March 19, 2024


Hello, My Lovelies!  Welcome to our Spring Tablescape Blog Hop!  This season there are eighteen stylist participating, and I can't wait to see what the other participants have created to celebrate my favorite season.  If you're visiting in order, then you're hopping over from Red Cottage Chronicles.   Maureen has a beautiful blog, and I always enjoy her posts.  She's a tough act to follow!

Today is our anniversary!  Mr. Bookish and I have been married 36 years today.  We were married on the very last day of winter in 1988.  Our first full day of married life was the first day of spring.  This is one of the reasons I love spring so much... I also love spring because: the return of baseball; spring flowers; my birthday; and longer days spent at Lake Martin.  Spring is good! 

Sweet Rita from the Panoply blog is our hostess.
Thank-you, Rita, for hosting.  I always look forward to these parties!

For spring, I decided to create a whimsical Easter table with a few of my favorite spring and Easter things.  

I had planned to go in a totally different direction for this hop.  Let me explain my creative process for this spring tablescape.  Here is my inspiration:

I was shopping at Anthropologie recently, and I found this darling seersucker napkin set.
I love the preppy look of them and the colors.  I thought they'd be great for summer, but I decided to use them now, for Easter.

Next, I chose my preppy bookish bunny salad plates and matched them with MacKenzie-Childs dinner plates and woven placemats.

I always have fresh flowers either in my dining room, breakfast room, and sometimes both.   Mr. Bookish's allergies have been acting up, so I went with the plastic eggs with a few gerbera daisies on the Welsh dresser.  Please don't judge me too harshly!  ;P

I thought the cabbage napkin rings would be fun because bunnies love cabbage.
I have cute carrot napkins, but I was determined to use my new napkins.  Maybe next year!
It's a very simple table, but I do think it's fun.  I decided to set a table that would make me giggle, and I succeeded.  

I love the tiny bunny and cabbage salt and pepper shaker set I purchased from our local grocery store.

I used a bunny table runner with checked cotton-tailed bunnies.

I also used a couple of carrot tea light holders on the table.

Everything on the table is from Pier1 except:
Napkins:  Anthropologie
Dinner plates, large bowl (centerpiece), egg vases (on Welsh dresser), and mugs: MacKenzie-Childs
Glasses:  Neiman Marcus
Salt and pepper set, green grass, and plastic eggs:  The Fresh Market

Since the bunnies are bookish, you might be wondering what they're reading during this Lenten season.  Wonder no longer!  This is what they're reading:

According to Goodreads:

If you are looking for something lovely to read in order to prepare your heart for Easter, I highly recommend this book!

Please visit all the participants in the Spring Tablescape Blog Hop.  You won't be disappointed!
Kari's blog is next if you're going in order.  It's the very last link.

Hyacinths for the Soul - March into Spring
Home is Where the Boat Is - Easter Bunnies, Chicks, and Blooms
Life and Linda - Hippity Hoppity Tablescape
My Thrift Store Addiction - Birds and Blooms Spring Tea Party
The Cat's Whiskerz - Hello Spring
Belle Bleu Interiors - Bunnies and Blooms
Thrifting Wonderland - Simple Bunny Table Setting
The Painted Apron - Bunnies in Bloom!
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Spring Sprouts New Life
Red Cottage Chronicles - Spring Fling Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante - Spring  Tablescape: Bookish Bunnies

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Ricki Jill, you had me at the first photo of your hutch!!! a absolutely love your plate collection being shown off that way!! Also, the adorable bunny tales on the chairs!!! So cute! Your table is wonderful, such an Easter delight!! a I hope you have a blessed Easter✝️💐🐇

  2. Congratulations on 36 years of marriage Ricki Jill and Spring is the perfect time to start off a new life together. I like your table with all it's whimsey. (there is nothing wrong with plastic eggs) and the C.S. Lewis book is definitely a good read. Sometimes I find the cutest things at the super market. Many years ago I found flower petal dishes in pinks and lavenders and I bought the whole set. I have always loved them and I have never found or seen anything like them since. I like your use of the MC pieces especially the eggs on the Welsh dresser and the seersucker napkins are perfect.
    Have a wonderful new year to your accumulating marriage years and a Happy Easter too! 🐰 🐇🐣 🐤 🌷💐💜

  3. Ricki Jill those plates are just adorable. Your table looks so sweet and pretty for Easter. Happy Anniversary. Wishing you many more years of happiness and love. Hugs. Kris

  4. The bunny tails on your chairs are adorable!! Of course I always enjoy seeing how you use your M-C dishes! Your table is so cute and whimsical and I would enjoy sitting there chatting with you! The bunny dishes are adorable and make me smile! Happy Spring!

  5. Ricki Jill, your bookish bunnies are adorable and I love the cottontail chair decorations! Your whimsical table brought a smile to my face! Happy Spring!

  6. Hi Rikki Jill';
    I like your Easter tablescape. The plastic eggs in a bowl I like especially. We have many plastic eggs that we put around in bowls or displayed individually.,but on the table in the bowl is really nice a nice touch.
    Happy Easter

  7. Your table setting is whimsical and endearing and brings a smile. In fact, I actually chuckled when I saw the bunny tails on your chairs. What a great detail. Congratulations on your anniversary. It's a lovely time of year to celebrate such a significant event. I think the bunnies are smiling in agreement. Happy Spring!

  8. So cute Ricki Jill! I love your bookish bunny plates, they are adorable! Your new napkins are pretty and I love them with the cabbage napkin rings, perfect for nibbling bunnies! Your bunny tail chairs are wonderful!! It's all so happy and fun! Happy Anniversary and Happy Spring! 🌷🐇💕

  9. Happy Spring, Ricki Jill! I love your whimsical table and it definitely brings smiles to my face. The preppy bookish bunny plates are adorable as are the cabbage napkin rings. The seersucker napkins are perfect, I always see tabletop pretties at Anthro. I am happy they are 60 miles away or I would be in trouble. The cotton tails on the chair are darling! Happy 36th Anniversary, celebrate each one!

  10. Ricki Jill, I love your bookish bunny plates, absolutely adorable. I know I would have to use those new napkins, could not wait. The colors look pretty with the setting and I love those cabbage napkin rings. Love the welch dresser all dressed for spring. Giggles, yes and fun to use those plastic eggs. We all remember those and I still use them for surprises for Easter baskets. I can't help myself......Happy spring sweet girl.

  11. Hi Ricki, Thank you for sharing this lovely tablescape. I love the plates and the table runner. Everything is so cheery and festive. Wishing you and your husband many more years of and blessings. God Bless.

  12. Ricki Jill, love your sweet table. Those bunny tails on the chairs is a cute touch. I love the bookish bunny plates.
    I am admiring your buffet again with your prized MKC collection. The cabbage napkin rings are too cute, along with the bunny and cabbage salt and pepper shakers. Happy spring and happy anniversary.

  13. Ricki Jill, this is adorable!!! I have a set of those Bookish bunny plates. I'm going to be a copycat and pair them with my Taylor plates. They look adorable. Love the new napkins! Don't save things; use them now and again and again! Happy Anniversary! I love that your anniversary is on the first day of spring. Love the bunny tails on your chairs. Cutest thing I've seen! Happy everything!!!

  14. Ricki Jill, I always enjoy a visit to your beautiful dining room. I also think the eggs in the MacKenzie Childs bowl makes an adorable centerpiece along with precious bunny table runner. The bunny plates are the sweetest addition to your plate stack. Everything looks just beautiful and perfect for spring and Easter. Thanks for the book recommendation. I will be sure and check it out. I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed spring! Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

  15. Happy Anniversary! My husband and I married this month too so it's special to us. I love all of your pretty Spring things for your home. I'm not decorating as much this year but that's ok too! Happy Spring!

  16. Those darling bunny plates! OH my gosh and the bunny tails on the chairs are just about the cutest things ever! I had similar dining chairs and now I am wishing I had kept them! Such cute details and perfect for Easter! Karin

  17. It's a very happy table, Ricki Jill~ My favorite touches? Your big, cheery egg bowl and those delightful ruffled place mats. Fabulous!

  18. Many thanks for the C.S.Lewis recommendation...

  19. Ricki Jill, Your bookish bunnies are adorable…I so miss Pier1! They’re perfectly paired with your MKC dinner plates. Love the whimsy of your table, including the plastic eggs. 😊 Love the bird’s eye view and first photo of your table with bunny tails. As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Happy Spring! 🐰 🐇🐣🐥🌷💐

  20. Ricki Jill, I love the seersucker napkins that were your springboard here! Oh, gosh, they're cute, and together with the MacKenzie-Childs colorful plates and the Pier 1 bunnies, they just are so whimsical and charming! Love the runner and placemats too, they add a lot of movement and texture to the overall look! Hey, I will never knock plastic eggs, as they're the best for little grands, and for using to hide treats. Why not elevate them to the table too?!
    Happy anniversary to you and Mr. Bookish! I can certainly see why it's such a meaningful day to celebrate! Thank you for taking time to be a part of our hop on your special day. Happy spring!

  21. The bunny plates are adorable, each dressed in their best! I love figural salt/pepper shakers and the bunny with its cabbage is so cute! After sitting down at your table I would have a hard time leaving. Happy Spring

  22. Your whole table looks so pretty, Ricki and Happy Anniversary to you and Mr. Bookish!

  23. I love that you started your married life on the first day of spring - that's the best! Congrats on all those years, and it's so sweet of you to take your husband into account when you set your table! Love the plastic eggs - they so remind me of the fun I had at Easter as a child, and all the chocolates that would spill out when I opened mine after the hunt! 😊 Thanks for the beautiful tabe inspiration Ricki Jill! Happy Spring and Easter!

  24. Ricki Jill, as soon as the first photo came into view, and I saw those little bunny tails on the chairs I knew I was in for a treat! Your plate stacks are adorable. From the ruffled woven place mat right up to the bookish bunnies. So cute! I love the simple centrepiece filled with eggs. They certainly speak to the season. Those cabbage napkin rings are definitely a favourite! Sadly we don't have Pier One here in Canada anymore, so I might have to do some sleuthing to find some! Wishing you a very happy Easter season!


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