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2017 Easter Tablescape: The Bunny Picnic
Welcome to The Bunny Picnic, our theme for the 2017 Easter Table. Imagine you have just stumbled upon a sweat colony of bunnies. Celebrating their Easter Day in a sweet little English meadow.
I draw my inspiration from one of my all time favorite Easter specials, “The Tale of The Bunny Picnic.”Which was a 1986 TV special, directed by Jim Henson and David G. Hillier, and is still shown annually on HBO in the spring, usually during Easter time. I must have watched this a thousand times as a kid, and this seasonal special has always held a special place in my heart. So this year I chose to honor my holiday tradition of watching this tv show it with my interpretation of a Bunny Picnic tablescape, for Easter.
To set the scene of a bunny picnic I incorporated several different sized picnic baskets, a large buffalo-check plaid table runner from Williams Sonoma, and a slew of sisal bunnies. I wanted the table to feel as if you accidentally stumbled upon the bunnies having a family picnic. In the TV version of The Bunny Picnic you that you meet a family of bunnies each with their own very unique personalities, Mother & Father Bunny, Be-Bop, Twitch, Lugsy and of course my favorite Bean Bunny (wink, wink).
This is where the fun sisal bunnies come into play. These are bunnies are available everywhere and they are all doing different types of fun springtime activities. Two of mine came from Hobby Lobby (which is an extra 40% right now) and 2 from Pier 1 ( use code SAVE15).
Every beautiful tablescape needs fresh flowers. For this arrangement I decided to use an actual picnic basket to house this floral creation. Mainly, because you all know how I love a multitask item, I can still utilize this picnic basket after the holidays. You may see it again in a future post since the possibilities are endless. Also when creating a centerpiece don’t be afraid to use unusual things, they will make the best conversation starters and really let your creativity shine through. I used white, pink, and lavender daisy’s, Ocean Song lavender roses, Jade roses, green ball Dianthus, purple Stock & dried cotton. The cotton adds a farm fresh rustic touch and plays up the whole Peter Cottontail vibe. I order my direct for the source with the Cottonman. The bunny heads were also purchased at Hobby Lobby as well, and they are just darling in this centerpiece.
Next you can see I used my trusty burlap chargers that go with anything, I just love these!!! My mother’s beautiful white lace vintage Noritake china. Ball mason Jars glasses create a fun vibe for a picnic and added these fun stainless steel straws from Bed Bath & Beyond. We also added these sweet little mini picnic basket favors available from Beau Coup. We filled them with speckled robin’s egg candies for a fun take away favor. As a rule, I don’t always do place cards, as it depends on the dinner or event. However, these tiny picnic baskets do make a unique place card holder for more formal gatherings.
Designer Tip: Just hot glue the lids open to create a prop for your place card.
Finally, I folded these pretty pink Belgian Linen napkins from West Elm into bunny heads. You guys, up close these napkins are so pretty. They have a gold shadow thread that runs through out the entire napkin to add just a touch of sparkle. It adds just a hint of glamour to the table without trying to hard. I hope you have enjoyed visiting our Bunny Picnic Easter table, here is a printable copy of the DIY guide to folding bunny napkins.
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