Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Chocolate Bunny Easter Table



Dear Red Couch Readers!  Hippity-Hoppity Easter is on its way!  As I was pulling together a table for Easter, I had a bit of fun with these chocolate bunnies and some non-traditional Easter colors! 
 
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I knew I wanted to incorporate these guys, and then I remember that I had some basket weave reactive ware plates that were brown to go along with the brown bunnies.
As some of you may know, our lives here at the Red Couch Family have been a bit crazy for the past two years.  Many of my dishes are in storage (yah, there were about 35 boxes), and I do not have access, or it is very difficult to get to them.  If you are ever going to move, I would not recommend having a dish collecting hobby :).  Alas, the reactive ware is not in storage! 

Just a peak of the edge of the dishes.

Just a close-up of this embossed cutie!  These are the real chocolate deal!
 These are the imposters!


These are the little chocolate guys that inspired me.  I have them sitting on a cake plate near my sink.  I bought them years ago at Dillard's, no I mean the Dollar Store!

Just another view of the little guys.


As I was searching in my napkin stash for some napkins to use, I found these CHRISTMAS napkins, and I thought, "Why not?"  As you know, I am a lover of red, and it has the green similar to the green Easter grass  with the bunnies?  What do you think?  As for me, I love it!



Then, of course since there was red in the napkins, I decided to add some red stemware.


Okay, in my crazy mind, this all kind of goes together.  The red and green look great with the background of my red couch, don't you think?


Just another peek  at my table...


This little imposter wishes you all a wonderful Easter.



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Table Information:

White chargers, salad plates, bubble stemware, and brown reactive ware plates -- Tai Pan Trading
Red Stemware -- Costco
Flatware -- World Market
Napkins -- Wal-Mart, on sale after Christmas 2012
Napkin Rings -- Bed, Bath and Beyond
Imposter Bunnies -- Dollar Store
Cake Stand -- Home Goods -- They always seems to have cake stands like these.

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15 comments:

Velva said...

So very pretty! Happy Easter.

Velva

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

The Dollar Store? They are awesome! Happy Easter to you.

Sarah said...

Joni, I think it all looks terrific. The variety of polka dots on the napkins are a fun, unexpected touch. Love the stack of brown and white. I'm a fan of chocolate bunnies, both real and faux. My collection of faux chocolate bunnies is slowly growing. Can't believe you found some at the $ Store. I'll have to stop and see if they have any this year. I'm always looking for new ones to add to my warren of rabbits.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very cute! The basket weave plates are perfect and I like your little Dollar Store finds too:@)

kitty said...

Hi Joni,
Those imposter chocolate bunnies from the Dollar Store were such a great find! I love your Easter table and the happy colors. Who wouldn't smile sitting at that cute table?

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Very nice. I love the dishes and using red for Easter. I need to try that.

Linda P said...

Joni, what a cute table. The colorful table really makes the table pop! The basket weave plates are perfect with your other dishes. Love the red goblets and those chocolate bunnies are so adorable. You are such a tease. Who would have guessed, the dollar store.

Bonnie said...

Joni, It's all about being clever and creative and having fun with it which you did beautifully. I love the real bunny on a bed of green grass. Can't wait to have the opportunity to use that idea for my grandkids. The unexpected napkin is the crowning touch as well as the brown dishes!

Have a wonderful Easter.

Bonnie said...

I'm not a pastel kind of girl so I love the bright colors. This is such a good way to use things that are not season or holiday specific and that's always a good thing.

Marigene said...

Johni,I think everyone knows by now that I love non-traditional tables...this one is so wonderful. I love the napkins...and the white dishes have a most interesting rim, but most of all I ♥♥♥ those chocolate bunnies!

Tea in Texas said...

I can smell the chocolate whiffs of bunnies! Theses are the cutest impostors in your centerpiece. Your moving has caused you to be very creative and I love the resulting tablescpae!
Have a wonderful week!

Pam

Alycia Nichols said...

I had my dishes in storage for about 3 months and thought I would lose my ever-lovin' mind! I don't know HOW on earth you have lasted so long!!! It would make me nuttier than I already am!!! :-)

I like the idea of using non-traditional colors to shake things up a bit. Nothing wrong with that at all! It's creative and ambitious, which is part of what tablescaping (and any art form, really) is all about.

Those imposter bunnies are pretty cool! I wish they'd bring those back to Dollar Tree. I'd scoop up a bunch of 'em and give them all names like Rochester and Abigail!

I hope you're able to rescue those boxed up dishes soon. I'm sure they miss you just as much as you miss them! Have a great weekend, Joni!

Entertaining Women said...

Could you please, pull up another chair at your table. I'm thinking that I'm just going to need to start eating at your house from now on! Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

All The Pretty Dishes said...



I like your non-traditional Easter colors on the table, it works well. Very different idea coordinating the chocolate bunny with the hue of the plate. It looks great.

tablescapesbybev.com said...

What a creative way to use the chocolate rabbits! Wonderful table.

Engageya