Monday, April 6, 2009

Bunny Toile Tablescape



Here's another tablescape that I'm presenting for Tablescape Thursday! Susan, the hostess with the mostess, at Between Naps on the Porch, is hosting this awesome event again this week. Please stop in at her site and check out all the tablescapes.
It's Easter week and that means it's time for a Bunny Toile Tablescape! This is one of my personal favorite tablescapes because the china pattern looks so cute in my dining room with my toile covered chairs and window treatments. These are photos from last Easter, but like a lot of other occasions at Miss Janice's, (Christmas, Thanksgiving, et cetera) the menu stays the same!


Let's take a look...The china is Bunny Toile, by J. Willfred and the teapot, sugar bowl and creamer is the Green Leaf pattern and also by J. Willfred. The green moss charger plates were purchased at one of my favorite stores in Collierville, Tennessee--The Fresh Fruit Collection.


Easter Sunday lunch tablescape...

Easter Sunday lunch place setting...
Bunny-fied centerpiece and menu...

Most Southerners celebrate Easter Sunday with an informal lunch, served family or plated-style at the dining room table. I will be serving my lunch at the dining room table, plated-style. (In family-style service, the dishes of food are placed on the table and passed around to each guest. In the plated-style service, the host/hostess places the food on the plates in the kitchen and serves each guest from the left-hand side, beginning with the guest of honor and continuing counterclockwise, serving him/herself last).

Menu
Honeybaked Ham
Macaroni and Cheese
Asparagus Casserole
Deviled Eggs*
Croissants
Sweet Southern Iced Tea
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Coconut Cupcakes, Coffee, and Tea

*The deviled eggs are a Paula Deen recipe for Traditional Southern Eggs:
(Makes 12 eggs)
6 large eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
1/4 cup of mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
Salt & pepper
Paprika
Sweet gherkin pickles, sliced
Pimientos

Halve eggs lengthwise. Remove yolks and place in a small bowl. Mash yolks with a fork and stir in mayonnaise, pickled relish, and mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste. Fill egg whites evenly with yolk mixture. Garnish with paprika, pickles, and pimientos. Store covered in refrigerator.

Paula Deen's "Traditional Southern Deviled Eggs", served on my Arthur Court deviled egg tray. All Southern ladies have a fancy deviled egg plate...we wouldn't be caught dead without one. We have the de rigueure to-go deviled egg plates, as well! We just have to.
Dessert and tea will be served from the sideboard..."Coconut Cupcakes, Tea, and Tulips...





The party favors for Easter Sunday double as place cards. These are Martha Stewart cute little pink boxes, filled with green Easter grass and jelly beans (the good kind--from The Fresh Market).
Coconut cupcakes are another take-home gift placed on green shred inside a pink take-out box, adorned with a pink polka dot ribbon.


I am also linking this post to the "Spring Fling Event" at The Decorating Voice. Please visit the lovely site for awesome decorating ideas!


Thank you so much for stopping by today...I hope y'all have a wonderful Easter and remember to Make it Southern...Make it Memorable.

55 comments:

carolinajewel said...

I love everything about your table. Love the china, the chargers, everything! Your menu is wonderful and you are so right about the deviled egg plate. I have quite the collection. When I had my first apartment in college, my grandmother outfitted me with dishes, flatware, etc. and she made sure I had 2 deviled egg plates - one china and the other glass. I still have them and several others in various patterns now. Of course I have several travel containers now also. Great table and menu! Happy Easter! :D Jewel

Suzanne said...

Miss Janice, You are so inspiring! I can only believe such wonderful planning and such a lovely table comes from a beautiful heart. I even love the bunny as your center[iece. I remember once I had 4 large bunnies and bought a piece of glass to sit on them as my coffee table. Happy Easter!

PoshMomma said...

How blessed your family is that you spend time & energy making this most important holiday so beautiful for them. You have thought lovingly of every last detail. I have been obsessed with toile since I was a teenager so this tablescape really was a delight for me. I must say, the tulips were the icing on the cake (frosting on the cupcake)! They are the perfect burst of color & joy to add just the right touch. LOVELY! Thank you for sharing. I wish you & yours a very Happy Easter!

prof en retraite said...

What a beautiful tablescape, Miss Janice! Those toile bunny plates are perfect! And I love your menu...very Southern! Now I want some asparagus casserole! Everything looks so pretty...Debbie

coco said...

Love your tablescape...setting the table for Easter dinner is one of my favorite things to do! Your menu sounds delicious (and very similar to mine) I find Easter to be one of the easiest holidays to entertain a house full of guests.

PAT said...

Miss Janice, this is gorgeous. I love the Bunny Toile china! It's all amazing inspiration!

Shelia said...

Good morning, Miss Janice! Oh, my! I'd love to sit at your gorgeous Bunny Toile table! Everything is so sweet. I adore your toile dishes! I'm kinda coveting them! ;) Yum! The food all sounds and looks so delicious! You're really a wonderful hostess with the mostess!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Miss Janice, this is a beautiful tablescape! Love the bunny plates! The menu sounds wonderful and the cupcakes look delicious. What a wonderful easter lunch. Kristen

Lisa said...

The perfect Easter table! Just gorgeous!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh Miss Janice -- how I wish I could sit at your lovely table and feel like a princess! You always have the most lovely arrangements - down to the smallest detail! I hope you don't mind all the notes I'm taking so I can copy you! So far, I do have that same ribbon you have tied around your napkins. Have a beautiful blessed Easter.

BLC :o said...

Beautiful!!! Xoxo-BLC

Bea said...

I love your blog and the love you give to your family and friends through so many details... I would love to make bows as beautiful as yours! Happy Easter, Miss Janice! :)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Janice, this looks lovely. We are planning a big Easter meal at our house and I am looking forward to it. It is sooo much fun. I love your tablesetting and plates. Just beautiful.
blessings,
Debbie

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I simply love the way you've displayed everything on your buffet. Your toile dishes are devine! Have great week and a very Happy Easter.

Nancy said...

Oh Miss Janice...I'm coming over for Easter Lunch...LOL :) Everything looks gorgeous as always! Hope you have a wonderful week! Nancy

Bo said...

Hi Miss Janice...This beautiful Easter table looks so fresh & springlike...The Bunny Toile china is so pretty & you have decorated the table to perfection...as always! It is a treat for the eyes to visit your blog! ;-) Bo

mishebe said...

i LVE THOSE PLATES. I WANT THEM IN BLACK AND WHITE. aND THOSE DEVILED EGGS YUMMY! MISHELLE

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Very, very pretty. Love your deviled egg plate. Very happy tablescape!
Valerie

Sheri said...

Lovely as always! Such an inspiration! Love your toile china and those cupcakes look sooo yummy!
Happy Easter!
Hugs,
Sheri

A Hint of Home said...

Your table is just gorgeous. I love the dishes, chargers and the ribbon on the napkins. Thanks for the recipe.
Happy Easter to you.

ceekay said...

Those toile bunny plates are so pretty. Our Easter menu is similar and your deviled eggs almost like mine. I only have 1 deviled egg plate. Poor me!!!
Your tablescape is beautiful. Happy Easter!

Blondie's Journal said...

Lovely tablescape. I adore toile and love that you were able to use it for your "Easter luncheon". I really enjoy hearing about Southern tradition from you. We do not make deviled eggs the same way and I have never heard of macaroni and cheese on Easter Sunday! Interesting & wonderful at once!

I wish you and your family a blessed Easter.

xoxo
Jane

Ms. Lucy said...

I can't wait for Easter! What a lovely setting:)

Tickled Pink And Green said...

Oooh I love those hot pink chargers in that Lilly table picture in the righthand column! :)

Oh and the movie Metropolitan (not Manhattan as you wrote in my comments -- didn't want you to mix it up with the Woody Allen movie called Manhattan) is good...you'd love it! It's full of prep talk, etiquette talk and deb parties.

Melissa Miller said...

This is all so beautiful Miss Janice.
Love the adorable bunny and toile plates.
The cupcakes and deviled eggs sound delicious.

Have a wonderful week.
~Melissa :)

Preppy 101 said...

Love it, love it, love it!! See you Sunday ;-) xoxo

thepreppyprincess said...

Oh my Miss Janice, you have really outdone yourself! Bunny toile indeed!

The table is just beautiful, we love your wired ribbon accents, and the tulips...? Stunning! The entire tablescape speaks elegantly to spring and Easter, renewal and recharging, it is simply outstanding!

Happy spring days to you Miss Janice,
tp

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Lovely, AGAIN! I wish I had one of those deviled eggs right now! ;)

santamaker said...

Your Easter table is fantastic! What gorgeous dishes and I just love all of the tulips and bunnies.

Beth said...

I wish my Easter table could look this beautiful. I hope that you will join me and link your tea on my blog on Tuesdays to share with my readers.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Miss Janice...I think I just came up with my Easter Dinner menu...YOURS! Since we'll be at the farm I'll probably go with a little more rustic tablescape, perhaps with some pretty paper plates...am getting ready to go work on my Easter eggs right now.

The Pink Tutu said...

What a beautiful Easter tablescape! I love bunnies and toile. Arthur Court is also a favorite of mine. I collect the magnolia pattern. Happy Easter!

Janie's World said...

Everything looks lovely. I love the bunny toile plates and all your dishes look great together. I really like your idea with the Easter grass on your buffet. It adds sparkle and makes you think Easter right away. So cute!

Europafox said...

Adorable! My favourite part is the tiny pink cup and saucer that I spied! Really pretty! Have a lovely Easter!

Princess Freckles said...

Beautiful! I love the China and Charger Plates!

Bre said...

Hi Miss Janice !


I always enjoy it when you pop by my blog !! Thank you for the birthday wishes !

Looks like you've been busy as usual. What a gorgeous Easter tablescape....just the inspiration I needed ! With my busy life style I haven't been able to come up with a tablesape for Easter yet. Yours is delightful !

Off to the garden I go to fetch the garden bunny ! I'll wash it first LOL !

Cheers and Happy Easter !

Bre

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Miss Janice, those chargers are just about the neatest thing I've seen! I've never seen any like that, and now I'm going to have to be looking for some. That menu holder is also such a great decorating tool. I've only seen that on your blog. You're going to have me running around everywhere, shopping for all of these treasures you have. Your decor looks beautiful and your food looks delicious. laurie

My Crafty Little Page said...

Yikes...your toile plates just took my breath away and now I'm pea green with envy! Lovely tablescape. :)Nancy

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

yes yes yes, i just love your table! i saw those dishes at smith and hawkins and LOVED them, they make a gorgeous table! happy easter~

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

WELL! I am almost speechless! Not quite but almost! EVERYTHING was...amazing! OH to be able to do such a lovely decor in my home. What time and patience it must have taken to set everything up to looks so simply exquisite!!
Such talent and how lucky your family is to have you do this for them. Just beautiful!!

Libby Murphy said...

Gorgeous tablescape and fabulous menu. I'm with you on the deviled eggs. I've even had them passed at cocktail parties with various topping and they are always a hit. Southern girls just know how to rock in the kitchen with style.
Happy Easter and Happy Twirls

Chandy said...

I love that table! It was hard to move on to the next picture! LOL

Happy Thursday!

Raggedy Girl said...

What a really lovely table and I love everything on your table, it is really nicely done.

Have A Great Table Scape Thursday
from Roberta Anne

Martha said...

A really pretty table and a great menu -- I've eyed those plates forever and now that I see how they look on a table . . . hmmmm! Deviled eggs ARE an Easter tradition -- what else do you do with all those colored eggs?

Dream Mom said...

Your attention to detail is exquisite! I loved the table with the pretty toile dishes (might have to get those). I loved your sideboard-so pretty!!!! Beautiful job!

Christi said...

I love anything toile but the bunnies are just very special. The charger plates really set off the whole table. Lovely.

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

Deb said...

Just beautiful, Miss Janice! I love how you set up the buffett table. I'ts lovely and so is you table! Deb

Joy said...

Wow, everything looks and sounds wonderful!! I love your Bunny Toile
china.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Lovely! I love those bunny toile plates, too...I almost purchased those a few years ago, I do regret that I didn't! Every time I see them...I fall in love again!
Happy Easter!
;-D

ann said...

oh Ms Janice.i love your plates.it is all lovely of course.but right now i just wish i had 2 of your deviled eggs and a cupcake.you could serve it on one of your pretty plates if you'd like..ha..ann

Linda said...

Love it all, so pretty! And great minds think alike on the Bunny Toile plates, come see at my blog!
Love your side board decorated too.
And the food, wow, what time is dinner?lol
Linda Q

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love your bunny toile. Your table looks fabulous.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Beautiful! Have a glorious Easter weekend!

Lady Katherine said...

Just as lovely as usual! I love your taste in tablescapes! The deviled eggs look so delicious! Love your sideboard, everything is just so pretty!

Kathleen said...

That is a gorgeous table. The bunny toile is just lovely..and all the little extra touches, precious.
I loved hearing about your Easter customs there too.
Wonderful menu, enjoy the day..
Happy Easter.