Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday ~ 2009, March 26



Welcome, welcome to this edition of Tablescape Thursday!



We're having breakfast here in Oregon, in the original rose & rhododendron area of the garden.
Sometimes it's a little chilly early during spring mornings, so I have the outdoor tower heaters warming the area. I think you'll find it quite comfortable.



It's peaceful, lush and GREEN here, surrounded by forest and woods, although the roses and rhodies/azaelas won't come into bloom for about a month or so.








Tablescape Thursday is hosted by sweet Susan at her lovely blog, Between Naps on the Porch.








Since it's Spring ~ that is the theme I chose for this Thursday's Tablescape.







I've collected all kinds of rabbits and bunnies for years ~ here are a couple of them.



The two larger ones are glazed terra cotta, and I'm sure you recognize the jumbo size figurine of Peter Rabbit, and his mother Mrs. Bunny. (She is busy straightening his collar and necktie.)







I love pansies, so I've included some on today's table ~along with a little fragrant Greek Oregano plant in the milk pitcher.





I believe the remainder of the photos are self-explanatory ~I hope you enjoy them...




And I WISH you really COULD be here to have breakfast with me in this tranquil setting .
It's a wonderful place to begin the day.






The linens (again) are from April Cornell ~ her table linens are some of my favorites.








The mugs and bowls the pansies are in are by Martha Stewart.
The glazed white terra cotta plates and bowls (which I've featured in the past)
are by Lone Oak & Co., California. I bought them at Vanderbilt & Co. in Palo Alto, as well as their old store in St. Helena, CA (Napa wine country.)

I believe the company is now defunct, unfortunately.



The small blue glass cake stand is made by the US glass company, L.E. Smith.



The flatware is made by "Gourmet Settings". And the pressed-glass blue tumblers are Portuguese, from Horchow.













Thank you so much for stopping by to visit ~ please leave a comment so I can come visit YOUR blog, too. :)



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Click here to go to Between Naps on the Porch to see the other blogs participating in this weeks tablescape.











60 comments:

  1. I don't know where to start - everything is so adorable! Your tiered stand is wonderful and the mama and baby bunny together is so sweet. I miss our April Cornell stores (they closed several years ago). Her things are so beautiful!
    Linda

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  2. What a gorgeous setting. I would love to be there and have breakfast with you. I love your tablescape, and all the bunnies and dishes are just stunning. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Mary, I love your setting! The blue is just so pretty! It looks like Spring there, for sure!

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  4. Beautiful, whimsical, Spring table!!

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  5. oh how precious is this little luncheon! the top tier rabbits are just THE cutest ever!

    you had loads of fun! the arty plates i got would be perfect on that table... go open you email girl, you gots some shopping to do!

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  6. You should have your own store Mary..
    What a treat to come to your garden..Looks like magic..
    Whimsy AND beauty!

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  7. Oh what a lovely garden setting this is! I really love it! Mrs. Rabbit and Peter are so darn cute!
    I love all the bunnies :0)

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  8. What a beautiful outdoor setting! I love all your bunnies! Everything looks so festive!!!...Debbie

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  9. Beautiful! What a lovely shade of blue.

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  10. What a wonderfully enchanting spring setting Linda, your tower is genius and your tablescape stunning, Kathy.

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  11. oh I am so sorry Mari, I called you Linda in error, I really need to take a quick break from this computer. Kathy.

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  12. I wish I could be there for breakfast also!! I love it so much...darling set-up of table...

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  13. Everything looks just great. My favorite has to be the tiered stand with the little bunnies on the top. I also love those blue tumblers-very feminine. And the bunny next to the oregano-it looks like he's smelling it! How sweet is that! Very lovely table. I love the bunnies and I love the blue. Beautiful setting.

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  14. Oh I Love It! So springy and I love that you took it outside! The bunny mom and child are so cute. It made me feel warm inside. Deb

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  15. Very pretty. The perfect setting for a spring morning!

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  16. I would love to eat breakfast with you. Love the outdoor setting and your lovely table. Love everythig you tiered and your bunny collection!...Christine

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  17. So pretty! I would love to eat my breakfast there with you!

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  18. From the bunnies to the pansies - simply charming!
    xo...Kathy

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  19. I love everything...and I do wish I could have shared breakfast with you on that lovely table!
    I almost ordered those glasses today,so funny...
    L~xo

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  20. All of your bunnies are so cute. I especially like Peter Rabbit! You did a great job. Have a wonderful day!

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  21. Everything is lush and beautiful, but my favorite of all is Peter Rabbit and his mother!

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  22. It's just beautiful! I've oh'd and ah'd over everything and the bunnies are so adorable! ☺♥☺ Diane

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  23. This tablescape is so picturesque!!! I love it! Serene, peaceful and lovely. The flowers, the bunnies and the garden - beautiful!

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  24. Perfect tablescape in the garden...with bunnies and beautiful spring colors of blue and yellow.

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  25. What a beautiful table! I've always loved the blue/yellow/white combination and you've put it together perfectly.

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  26. Oh, Mari, there's nothing nicer than coming by to see what you've created! I feel springy all of a sudden...
    I don't have bunnies but somehow I did start collecting some eggs (alabaster, wooden, ceramic, etc.) ... and egg cups to put them in.

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  27. Mari, you've done it again. It's so beautiful and you're so blessed to have such gorgeous surroundings.

    I almost bought your blue glasses earlier this week.

    Have a wonderful day!

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  28. So beautiful! I love everything especially Peter Rabbit and his mom! :D Jewel

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  29. I smiled all the way through this post. Beautiful and sweet setting.

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  30. I smiled all the way through this post. Beautiful and sweet setting.

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  31. I smiled all the way through this post. Beautiful and sweet setting.

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  32. I love how you use wonderful colours and plants in your tablescapes : )

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  33. What a sweet table... I love the Peter Rabbit and mom figurine.

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  34. Button up your coat...what a Hoppy Thursday table for brunch. Always love the garden scene. Where else would RockCandy hang out?
    Blessings, Candy

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  35. Mari, Everything is just lovely, I adore how nice and cozy this table is, great job!! ~Katy
    http://katylarson.blogspot.com

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  36. Mari,
    What a beautiful spring garden table you have created. I love the April Cornell linens that you have used. All your pieces are so beautiful individually and collectively. I really like how you have use different heights to display your accessories, great risers.
    Thanks for sharing with us today.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  37. Beautiful as always, Mari. And thanks for the reminder that I need to get my bunnies out and displayed!

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  38. Mari,
    Your table in the garden is lovely. I love the blue tablecloth - it's a gorgeous color and looks so lush next to the greens of the garden. Love the bunnies! Everything is just right.
    Happy Spring!
    Alisa

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  39. Very sweet Mari. I would love to see where you store all your lovely dishes,glasses etc. That would make for an interesting post I think. I think I have reached my maximum capacity for dish and glassware storage :(

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  40. Mari,
    Love your tablescape in the garden. Everything is so pretty and springy. I love April Cornell too, I just love linens. Your settings and bunnies are precious and I can almost smell the lemons. Thank you so much for the peek, it was my pleasure. Happy Thursday.
    Maryrose

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  41. I am not blue over this tablescape; it's perfect. And the sitting area for this stunning tablescape is so beautiful. Love the dishes, rabbits and even the box with the ribbon. Just stunning.

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  42. oh that stand adds so much to your lovely table and the bunnies everyone is bringing out are all so cute! great job!
    happy twirls,
    Libby

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  43. Mary - I love blue and yellow! Beautiful tablescape...:)Nancy

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  44. Gorgeous garden table Mari! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

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  45. Fabulous tablescape & the setting it beautiful even without the flowers that won't bloom for a month. I would so love to eat there.

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  46. Your tablescape is dreamy. Like a storybook! I LOVE it! Can I come over and break bread with you?
    What fun!

    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  47. Hi Mari...thanks for your nice comments on my tablescape...I really love the outdoor setting you used today...and your bunnies are so precious...all of your appointments dressed your table beautifully! ;-) Bo

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  48. Very charming. The silverware is wonderful. I love what you did with the napkin and ring.

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  49. Oh, I love this! Such a charming, beautiful tablescape. Everything is absolutely perfect! I would never have thought to put that shelf on the table, and I love it! I'm going to be on the lookout for something like that for my table. Thanks for all of this lovely inspiration. laurie

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  50. This is so sweet! And anything with Peter Rabbit is a hit with me. Your bunny collection is stunning ... what a charming and lovely table you have set. Thanks! Cass

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  51. Hello Mari...

    Just wanted to stop by to say thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my "Brume de Rose" tablescape and for all of your sweet, sweet comments!

    Well my friend, I'm so glad that I came by...I believe this is my very first visit to your blog and it's lovely!!! I've added you to my list of "blog follows" and look forward to future posts and getting to know you better...so very nice to meet you!

    Your Spring garden tablescape is absolutely gorgeous...love all of the pretty soft blues against the green of the garden...tres chic! Of course, I just love bunnies and I certainly fell in love with yours! How creative to use the tiered shelf...what a grand statement it makes...I love that!!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...I could just go on and on! What a beautiful table you set!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  52. Simply divine! I cannot imagine a prettier spot, or a prettier table. LOVE the blue cake stand, and the iron stand with all the bunnies and flowers. And the colors -- wonderful!

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  53. From one bunny lover to another, I think that this tablescape is adorable. I love the addition of your tiered stand. I can't wait for it to warm up around here so we can move outdoors. ~ Robyn

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  54. I really wish I could be there too. Just charming and perfect xoxoxox Clarice

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  55. Mari, everything is just beautiful. I love the setting, the table, the bunnies... everything! What a wonderful way to start a day. :)

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  56. those bunnies are just adorable!! love them

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  57. How refreshing! THe ribbons added such a festive touch. This was put together so artistically..great job. It is so inviting. Peggy from PA

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