A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting my friend Elise Abrams to spend a day happily arranging table settings and photographing them. Elise has a phenomenal collection of antique, museum-quality tableware, so it’s a complete delight to prowl among her things, oohing and aching, mesmerized by the abundant choice.

One of the tables we arranged for Easter featured bunny plates depicting grey & black rabbits cavorting among strawberry vines and cabbages.


Elise accumulated the plates over a period of years as they came to light at various auctions and estate sales.  The set also includes a small cream jug.  They form part of her private collection, so are not for sale.


We paired them with Lalique Algues black frosted glass plates, a departure from the usual soft pastels and muted colours of an Easter table. The beautiful texture and deep colour of the Lalique nicely complemented the cheerful tones of the bunny plates.


The green depression-era glasses are a lovely shape and size to accompany the plates.



We played around with accent items for the table, including the ceramic bunny, fruit in an optic glass centrepiece and a Venetian glass jug. Venetian glass often has small gold flecks incorporated into the glass, providing another layer of interest. 

Teddy and his little companion, Penny the penguin, waited patiently all day for their chance in the spotlight, and were delighted to be included as part of the centrepiece in the antique Venetian glass vase.

I’m sharing this post with Between Naps on the Porch.