Easter’s on its way!  While I love the other holidays, there is something so hopeful about Easter. Renewal, springtime, the beginning of the warm season for us northerners. And porch weather!  Yes.


This blue toile bunny pattern by Maxcera (which my auto correct insists on calling mascara), is an e-Bay find. Not many pieces were produced, and even fewer are available in the secondary market, but I was able to snag eight dinner plates and some quite delightful coffee mugs – generously sized with a really comfortable handle.  Great for latte.


I’ve styled the table with what I call “denim blue” glasses, officially described as “Indigo” (same thing, really).  They’re Trestle by Fitz and Floyd, and a wonderful bargain. Readily available in many places, including Bed, Bath & Beyond, and on the ubiquitous Amazon.com.  


The linens are a burlap runner from a local nursery supply store and the napkins are Cece Striped Napkins by Birch Lane from Wayfair.com. The placemats are whitewashed rattan from Pier1, and the dinner plate beneath the bunny plate is taupe Cambrian from Pottery Barn, both from several years ago.


I incorporated my Campanula pewter and white porcelain serving pieces from Arte Italica, long discontinued, but delight to this day. Here are the little jam pots, a set of five containers on a tray. The lids sport little bunnies – very appropriate for the season.

There are several pieces in the series, including a small honey jar with a bee on the lid and a larger tureen featuring a lamb.



The centrepiece is a birchbark shallow box in which I’ve arranged tulips, candles, nests and small eggs. I had a lot of fun putting it together.

Is everyone getting excited for Easter?

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