Wednesday

~Blue Platters & Bunnies~


It's Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. For delightful tablescapes all around blogdom, click this Link, beginning Wednesday, after 10:00 PM (eastern).
Gollum, the gracious and talented writer of Designs by Gollum, recently hosted a giveaway. I was excited to learn I won the above book, Tablescapes, Setting the Table With Style, by Kimberly Schlegel Whitman. Tablescapes is chock full of wonderful ideas for setting beautiful tables. For more inspiration, visit Kimberly, here.While visiting Raised in Cotton, last week, I came across the most beautiful blue platters. I ordered four, to be used as chargers. They arrived quickly, packed beautifully, with a pretty surprise included. Thanks Carol!
The platters, a rabbit sandwich tray, in Spode Woodland, French Countryside dinner plates and stemware (I don't recall the pattern) from Mikasa, brown salad plates (Target), napkin rings and flatware (Target), napkins in a brown and cream toile, from Marshall's and bowls by Lenox are among the elements used for this Tablescape Thursday table setting.
I found the vintage crochet table cloth, at a garage sale, several years ago. The cost, $5.
Four votive cups and a stemmed votive holder, from Michael's after Christmas, Lenox leaf dishes (holding votives), shell hearts(just for fun) from Pier One, and bunnies purchased at Hancock Fabric, complete the tablescape.


92 comments:

♥ Kathy said...

The bunnies are darling and your table is beautiful as always!! Congratulations on your prize too :)

Susan said...

Beautiful table Pat! I love the bunnies...gorgeous...and the platters are beautiful!

Susan

Sew Many Ways... said...

Your tablescapes are just beautiful...like a picture from a magazine. Thanks for all the inspiration!
~Karen~

marty39 said...

What a beautiful tablescape. I love the blue platters, they are just gorgeous. Your bunnies are so pretty on the table. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

Carol~Raised In Cotton said...

Oh Pat how beautiful your table looks. Thank You so much for including my dishes in your lovely design.

Blessings,
Carol

Cynthia said...

Hi Pat,
What a beautiful table and so many neat elements put together. I love the bunnies and those blue platters are just the ticket! Bravo! Cindy

Denise said...

Pat, you sure know how to set a beautiful table!

Have a great day, Denise

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

What always surprises me about your table "scapes" is the fact that you use things of all different prices with various degrees of worth. And they work every time!
Brenda

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Pat I absolutely love the Blue scroll platter. How elegant and lovely.
~Melissa :)

Cote de Texas said...

So cute - I really love those new blue platters - they go so good with your new wall color!
Joni

Ms. ~K said...

Absolutely lovely...
The bunnies are adorable and perfect!
Kit

marty39 said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my dish post and your very gracious comments. I do feel so fortunate to find so many beautiful things and at such wonderful prices. Thanks again. Hugs, Marty

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Pat!

Oh my! you have my favorite plates too! hehe :) I wanted those so bad! they are on my "to buy" list, I love the soft blue and all the detail! Beautiful post sweetie!! you always do such an amazing amazing job!!

Wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs, Cynthia

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh this is my most favorite yet! Those blue platters are so wonderful! I will definitely be checking out that site. And I should buy that book since it is a mystery to me how you do what you do!

Susan said...

Your table is beautiful and I love the table cloth and bunnies!

The Bliss Journey said...

Pat, Very pretty. I love the soft blue and white, very restful.
Kathleen

The Bliss Journey said...

Pat, Very pretty. I love the soft blue and white, very restful.
Kathleen

cityfarmer said...

Pat, thanks for playing along in my first giveaway.

I'll be posting the winner in the morning with my coffee.

Beaux Mondes Designs said...

beautiful table..love the bunnies.

prof en retraite said...

Hi Pat! I love the tablescape! Your bunnies are so cute and those platters are beautiufl!...Debbie

alice said...

Just Beautiful, I love that crochet table cloth, and what a deal!

Janie's World said...

The bunnies are so sweet! I love the tablecloth, you just can't buy that in the stores anymore and it is a lost art among women.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pat, I love your table. The blue chargers are gorgeous.. love the vintage crocheted tablecloth..your bunnies are just tooooo cute. You know how much I love bunnies. Happy Tablescape Thursday.. thanks for the visit to see the grandchildren's photos on vacation. They truly had a great time. I hope you all are staying warm and not getting blown away..hugs ~lynne~

DEB said...

What a pretty table, love the bunny theme and such a gorgeous vintage tablecloth.

janet said...

love the bunnies and your table is absolutely lovely
thanks for sharing
janet

xinex said...

Hi Pat! I love those charger plates and your tablecloth and the spode bunny dishes and what else? I love everything!..Christine

Kathleen said...

Cute as a bunny, Pat...
Love your new platters..
The table is lovely, as usual!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pat, what a clever idea to use those beautiful platters as chargers. That stemmed votive holder is gorgeous. The candlelight just looks so pretty in it. I am amazed that the cloth only cost $5! Love that bunny platter. Lovely tablescape. laurie

Mama said...

Pst, your vintage table cloth is gorgeous and goes so well with your beautiful dishes, votives and bunnies, congrats on winning Kimberly's book from Gollum. Kathy.

Bo said...

Oh Pat...how pretty the blue & brown work together...Those chargers are exquisite! ;-) Bo

Mama said...

oh sorry I meant Pat not Pst oh dear.

julie & joe said...

I love that Spode pattern. I have never seen it.

Kathleen Ellis said...

LOVE-ly tablescape! Those blue platters are heavenly! The bunnies are adorable, too!
Happy Valentine's Day!
;-D

Shelia said...

Oh Dear Pat! How darling this tablescape is! Those little bunnies are adorable. Everything is so pretty - those new plates/charges - I love those! I've said it before, but I will say it again, everything you touch turns out beautifully! Thank you for all your inspiration!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;

Leigh said...

Pat, I just love your tablescape (and header). It is so you. So precious. I love it. I have missed dropping by. I think you know that I had a friend to pass recently. It has been tough, but I am trying to get back into the swing of things.
I am actually hosting my very first mr. linky party on my blog. It is "Thrifty Thursday". i am certain that you have a good thrify find (even a past post) that you can link to. I would love to have you join.
In any case...I have missed you. Glad to be back.

GrannySmithGreen said...

I just found your blog and it is wonderful. I have had such fun looking back over your previous posts. The tablescapes are just beautiful!

Come by my blog for a visit too!
-GSG

santamaker said...

I'm in the mood for easter! How cute are the bunnies. Congrats on winning the book!

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

*I'll bet you could re-name your blog "PRETTIES AT PAT'S" after TODAY'S SETTING! WOW, How LOVELY! And MY FAV "thing" (besides the bunnies n' the Spode sandwich tray)is the mix of "pedigrees" present at the table... that makes it so warm n' welcoming (and FUN to read about, too!). Am so glad you shared this all, Pat~~~ DELIGHTFUL! Thank you! Warmly, Linda

BittersweetPunkin said...

Pat...I love your tablescape...the bunnies and plates are gorgeous!Love the earthy colors.

Hugs,
Robin

beth at aunties said...

Pat,

So lovely. Your table looks exquisite as always. The blue platters/chargers are beautiful and I am glad they came so fast. The bunnies added oddles of charm.
I just love visitng your place! :-)

♥♥♥'s

Bre said...

This is adorable......the rabbit theme is so sweet and the blue plates you just bought are divine !

Cheers,
Bre
http://chantillygrace.blogspot.com/

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Your rabbit sandwich tray is very nice. $5 for that beautiful tablecloth...now why can I never find a deal like that!

Miss Janice said...

Love the platters...I must check out "Raised in Cotton." Beautiful tablescape and love your new header!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Oh I love, love, love the blue chargers! I some almost like them recently and pondered if I should purchase them! The bunnies in your centerpiece are so adorable. Makes me long for spring! Lovely and elegant table. The colors work great together. Happy Valentine's Day!
Alisa

Charli and me said...

Lovely!

Maryrose said...

Love the bunnies. Your table was lovely, thanks for sharing. Maryrose

ann said...

Everything is precious.Very charming...Ann

Zoey said...

I just adore those bunny sandwich plates and the stemmed glasses. They go beautifully together.

jerseygirl211 said...

Hi Pat,

Thanks for your visit to my blog. I thought there were some great buys also, and I felt I just had to share. Your table setting is lovely, we need pretty things in our lives that make us feel good. Your setting made me feel good. :)

Have a great day.

'D'

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, I love your Woodland Spode, and I like how you echoed that in your centerpiece. Perfection as always. Congrats on your win, too!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your centerpiece!

Lisa said...

Pat,
That table setting is so beautiful and the chargers are gorgeous.
I purchased one blue platter from TJ Maxx about a month ago to mix with my creamy white everyday dinnerware and some blue matelese placemats. After seeing your post, I can't wait to break them out.
Blessings
Lisa

Terri and Bob said...

I love the sandwich trays. How unusual! I also love the bunnies and the crocheted tablecloth. As usual, I want to come over and eat!

redsoxmom said...

Pat, lovely job. I have to tell you, though, that I have the same blue plates (or very similar ones) that I purchased recently. I purchased a bunch of them and the bowls, too. 've been debating on what to mix them with. I adore the shade of blue - so tranquil. We must have the same taste!! LOL

Blessings,
Linda

dana said...

Hi Pat! Your tablescape is wonderful!!! How great that you are using items you found at Raised in Cotton. Their shop is not far from where I live and, sadly, I've only visited once! I must make a point to go again soon.
Loved your Hermann trip photos and text! It's such a wonderful town, filled with such beautiful buildings and sweet shops. The winerys aren't too bad either! :)
Take care, Dana

Cass said...

Adorable! and those new blue charges are very pretty. Plus --you take remarkable pictures! gorgeous. Cass

Helen said...

I so enjoyed looking at your beautiful tablescape today ... especially the tablecloth!

Kim Chalfant said...

I too love the blue platters. I want them! I love your table. You always do a great job.

Barb said...

Pat, it is just striking. I just adore your bunnies.

So lovely and serene. May I come to dinner?

Maureen said...

Lovely as usual Pat..I love all the blue dishes I am seeing of late but I can't work blue into our dining areas...yet, that is! ;)
Sorry to hear about your friend.

Rose Haven said...

Oh I love the bunny sandwich tray!

;-)

Envoy-ette said...

Love those bunnies!

Inspired Tokens said...

You are definetly ready for spring I think! I love the table setting, with the bunnies ...gorgeous!

bj said...

Very very beautiful. I just love the little bunnies...and they can entertain us again during Easter!
Cool !!
xo bj

Penny said...

The colors of the spode and glassware and bunnies are beautiful together!
Love, love the woodland pattern.
Beautiful tablescape!

ellen b said...

Hi Pat,
What a beautiful table. The crochet tablecloth was a great find. The chargers are really special too. Enjoy...

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

That color scheme of chocolate & blue is so charming. LOVE those chargers!

Kathysue said...

This is beautiful and I have to admit I think I am coveting that bunny sandwich platter,what a treasure. Beautifully done.Kathysue

Brenda said...

Oh I love the bunny tray! You always amaze me. thanks for the beautiful card. I feel truly blessed to have you to call friend.

Linda said...

Lovely table Pat, I like the bunny touches alot.
Linda Q

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the bunny plate! I made a comment on your last weeks post and I was thinking that looks familiar... silly moi... clicking your header I found you today... sigh!
ENJOY!
Fifi

The Norwegian said...

I'm new to your blog and LOVE it!
What a great looking tablescape.
The bunnies are very good. You have balanced the color and material elements so well. I browsed your past posts and immediately added you to my "favorites" column.

Nancy said...

Pat, I love the bunnies and the platers, but it was the lace table cloth that caught my eye! It is gorgeous! Nancy

Dana and Daisy said...

Hello Pat, I enjoyed seeing your bunnies and blue plates earlier today. I came back to say thank you for your kind words on my post today. I have much to be thankful for when it comes to my family.

Love, Dana

imjacobsmom said...

A beautiful tablescape - as usual! I love all of your touches. The spode bunny platter - one of my favs! The bunnies centerpiece is the ultimate! ~ Robyn

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Lovely! I have the bunny sandwich trey too. I am about ready to pull it out for early spring.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Lovely as usual and your new banner is awesome

Hugs - karen

Anonymous said...

Pat, you lucky gal, to win such beautiful things. Your table setting is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the rabbits! Hugs ~cindy s~

A Hint of Home said...

Beautiful chargers. I love the soft color. Your table is very pretty and I think the bunnies are adorable.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Pat, I just adore that cute bunny platter!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love the bunnies, Pat!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Another beautiful table, Pat. The blue platters make wonderful chargers. The bunnies are charming ...they look almost like edible chocolate :)

jeanne said...

Good afternoon Pat, thanks for your compliment to my cousin Bob. He is feeling like a star today. he doesn't get much attention and he deserves the praise.

Your green plates are gorgeous as a charger. I don't think I would have thought of buying them for that purpose. Congrats. on winning the book. Frankly you could write your own book. The bunny platter was a sweet surprise. The whole table setting looks so sweet with the bunny accents. Nice job Pat.

Enjoy your day and your book.

Hugs...Jeanne

Sandy said...

Hi Pat, love those bunnies so much - fun for the table. I love putting a table together, but what I really love is the conversation around the table! Tell us how it went!? Happy V Day ♥

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, Pat, I love those blue dishes! And the bunnies are too sweet. My poor dining table needs some love like this. Wish I could have you run over and fix it up for me with pretty things like this. :-)

The Decorated House, Donna Courtney said...

Hi Pat!
Oh I love that bunny sandwich tray!
Lovely table, too. Great book you won

Have a great weekend,
Hugs, Donna

Shanda said...

My sweet friend, you could write your own book when it comes to table scaping. I never see better. Anywhere. You should just compile all your pictures into a coffee table inspiration book. I'll be first to buy one.
It was beautiul as usual and I loved the blue and brown.

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous platters, and I love that bunny tray! So sweet!

Gollum said...

Everything looks elegant and gorgeous. So happy you like the book!

Lady Katherine said...

Congrats on your prize! It was a great gift! I love your table, It is just beautiful! Love the bunnies hopping, on to your house!

Lallee said...

I always look forward to seeing your table scapes. Your gorgeous new platters remind me a lot of a pattern of dishes my friend's daughter chose last year. I thought what a pretty table they would make for her. What a perfect book for you to win!

tardevil said...

How in the world did I miss this post? I love bunnies too! Awesome post!