Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tablescapes and Sweeties

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

I went dish shopping yesterday and what did I find? Green bunny plates! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the Bordallo Pinheiro plates just waiting on the shelf for me. There were two large plates and two salad plates. Needless to say, I picked them up very quickly and headed for the check out lines. I found the plates at Ross, then found a bunny pedestal on clearance at Marshall's. I was having a very good dish day!

I used the two large bunny plates on top of a soup tureen and a Bordallo bunny pedestal to elevate the bunnies in the centerpiece.
(Click on the pictures to enlarge them.)

Isn't this just the sweetest little bunny plate?

I bought pieces to this set many years ago at TJMaxx and Marshall's. I had some of the plates hanging on a wall at one time.

The little chicks are just so adorable. I found them at Reagan's Nursery and wish I'd bought a couple more.

I hope you enjoyed my Easter table. Please visit Susan for the list of the other Tablescape Thursday participants.

Now it's time for Foodie Friday!

Foodie Friday is hosted by Michael at Designs by Gollum.

Reality hit and I went to The Prolific Oven for desserts! (Okay, I also brought home dinner. I have a "thing" for their Californian sandwich...)


A fruit tart on a bunny plate, with a little chick a bit too close.

A delicious lemon tart! Mmmm, this is so good, I wish that I could send you a bite!

Apple Strudel, (in honor of Justine's new golden retriever puppy, Strudel!)

And hubby's favorites! Snickerdoodles, chewy oatmeal raisin, coconut macaroon, and a Mexican wedding cookie.

Please sit down to visit a bit and have a sweetie with a cup of tea.

Oops! Okay, this was my dinner! It was sooo good!

Please visit Michael for the list of the other Foodie Friday participants.



PDX pride said...

That bunny plate is so cute! You're right, those desserts make my mouth water. Our Foodie Friday is up, too.

susan said...

No Prolific Suppers in my neck of the woods :( That tart looks yummy! Happy Easter!

Smilingsal said...

Those bunny plates are pretty, but I loved that egg candle stick the best. You food looks yummy too.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I did the visual tour of all the sweets before reading the text and I had a feeling you'd been to The Prolific Oven! I stopped in a couple of weeks ago but I resisted temptation and only got the tiramisu. Now you've got me wanting to go back for a nice assortment. Those all look sooo good! I've been craving some strudel lately, I wonder why? LOL
Congratulations on the new plates for your Easter tablescape, it looks so cute.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Not only is your tablescape beautiful, your food looks delicious!

I love the floral plate!!

Happy To Be said...

GM Diane, I bet you were doing the Bunny hop over your great finds...loved your table and I so remember Reagan's..all this foods looks wonderful girl..its early here so I am hungry now...May you have a Great Easter..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

marty39 said...

Your Easter tablescape is just adorable. I love the bunnies and the plates are both gorgeous. How lucky to find the bunny ones. Your foodie friday is just so yummy looking. I would have a hard time deciding which of the wonderful sweet treats to try, but I would definitely like the sandwich. Both are so well presented. Hugs, Marty

LdyDy said...

First...your table is very pretty...loved that tablecloth and it worked so well with your gorgeous dishes! The florals in your dishes are vibrant! I too have those bunny plates!! Love um!! As for your food...well let me say I should not have viewed it before I had my mouth is watering!! Yum!!!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Diane - its lunchtime here and now I am starving. So, I think I will head straight to a bakery. :-D
A fruit tart is one of my fave desserts. They were all presented so beautifully. And your new dishes are divine. What a sweet table.

I hope you and yours have a Blessed Easter. Hugs, Barb

ann said...

i don't know WHEN you snuck this post in on me.i thought i was watching??????????those plates are DARLING.As is the emtire table.everything is so cute.from the bunnies to the chicks.i could not ---say which is my fav.they are all the groceries.ha.
i have a fan award for you on my ya...ann

Linda/"Mom" said...

* HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND, Diane! Your table is SOOOOOO CHARMING! Soooooo delightfully happy and warm and welcoming!!! Just love it! And BTW< you look like you're ALSO talented in the "COOKING" field, too! WOW!!! Thanks sooo much for sharing! Hugs, Linda *

Claudie said...

Happy Easter Diane
I love the name Strudel for a puppy. Especially a beautiful golden strudel.
Everything looks yummy and oh so fattening!!
Happy FF
Love Claudie

once in a blue moon... said...

your plates are darling, i love the scalloped edge~ and your food, oh i love those tarts, i would be devouring before they hit the table! happy easter~

nikkicrumpet said...

I love those green bunny plates! And those yummy desserts are making me drool on my keyboard!

Chandy said...

You have some beautiful bunny Bordallo Pinheiros! And all those food are making my tummy very happy!

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Okay, first of all, I love the green bunny plates and those chicks are ADORABLE!!!!!!
You're so sweet to eat that apple strudel in my Strudel's honor! The fruit tart looks soooooooooooo good. But there's a problem with your dinner. There is no carbohydrate on that damn plate! I need potatoes!!!!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Uh oh... did my other comment go through????????? Jill's here and she was distracting me!

Justine :o )

Foley said...

You were so lucky in finding the bunny plates - they are adorable!

All your desserts look scrumptious, especially on those plates...

You will have to post a photo of Strudel!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Enjoyed your lovely tablescape, but your deserts made me have to get up and go get a sweet to eat! laurie

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

What a beautiful Easter table.....I hope you have a wonderful and Happy Easter...
Mo :-)

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Beautiful tablescape, and gorgeous fruit tart! Oh my!!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Diane,
Girl, you did have a great dish shopping day! I love those darling bunny plates! The floral ones are gorgeous, too! Those little chicks are soooo cute...wish we had a Reagans Nursery here. The food is amazing! I could go face first in all those desserts! Loved your whimsical tablescape with all the cute bunnies...I like how elevated them. You know, I decided this spring that I'm going to continue enjoying my bunny things beyond Easter...who says we can only have our bunnies out for Easter. :-) I'll definitely be using them into summer. Thanks for a great TT! Love ya, Susan

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty! And the food looks amazing!

Jill said...

Love the tablescape... Bunnies..Bunnies.. so cute!

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