Monday, March 22, 2010

BUNNY LOVE ON THE KITCHEN SIDEBOARD

When I started planning an Easter-scape for my kitchen sideboard, I knew I didn't want to use the traditional pastel Easter colors. I wanted to to use black! Are you gasping??? I pulled some of my black bunnies from other spots and went from there...

There are so many symbols of Easter and Springtime that we use today. Rabbits, eggs, and chicks are the symbols I chose. The rabbit is a symbol of Spring and fertility; the egg is said to be a symbol of new life and fertility and also a symbol of Jesus emerging from the rock-covered tomb; and the chick...represents new life or rebirth. Okay, so then there's the 'Coconut Cupcake'! Well, if there are coconut cupcakes at my house, it must be Easter!!!
I went to my extravagant baking center at "The Roost" {with my cute little rolling pin and Paula Deen measuring spoons} and tried to come up with a fancy Easter dessert...


Tradition is such a big part of my life...especially when I entertain! So, the house-fav Barefoot Contessa's Coconut Cupcake won out once again!



Here's a bunny rabbit surrounded by my fav cupcake, embellished with Martha Stewart's Easter picks...oh so cute!


Eggs, baby chicks, and daffodils...all symbols of the Easter season.



Good Lord, this bunny looks scary! He might be one of my Halloween bunnies....Lord Have Mercy, I promise y'all he looks cuter in person:)



Baby chicks...they just melt my heart!



The coconut cupcakes are wonderful...they are filled with coconut and topped with scrumpcious coconut icing!




Tuplips...one of my very favorite flowers!



This little rabbit is caged...po 'ole thing!



Thank you so much for visiting with me today.

Don't forget to hop over and visit Marty, the fabulous hostess for Tabletop Tuesday. Her site will be full of gorgeous tabletops from blogland! Thank you for hosting this fun event Miss Marty:)

43 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

As soon as you said coconut cupcakes my mind went to Ina's mix! They look so yummy!

Your black rabbit looks like it is straight from Watership Down.

Jeanette said...

They look delicious and the bunnies and chicks are too cute.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Those little chicks are just the sweetest things! Love your "Bunny love" look (and I didn't get a chance yet to tell you how nice your kitchen sink looks too!) Your little chicks remind me of last year picking up three little chicks (I thought) and when I got home I realized they were ducks! Never heard of Easter ducks...but I used them anyway....with a little giggle.

Jenifer Helton said...

It's so nice to see something a little different!

As for the cupcakes... well, you know cake of any sort is right up my alley!

Thanks for the continuing support for my Easter project.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Your cupcakes look fabulous, and I don't even like coconut! :) The bunnies are so cute and those little chick are just cute as a button! Great way to bring in a little Easter spirit.

Lori said...

My favorite saying is "paint it black", but bunnies ... now give me some of those cupcakes please.

by the way I shortened my label list, before it got out of hand.

annie said...

You are so clever with your decorating. Your sideboard always looks well dressed!
I hope your week is starting out well and goes along beautifully.

PoshMomma said...

I made the Contessa's coconut cupcakes for my Momma the Mother's Day I was pregnant w her grandbabies. Great memories & a house favorite here as well! You and I share a LOVE of Easter. Fabulous, Miss J.!

Debbie said...

Those cupcakes looks divine! Coconut is my favorite! Where do you get those? Your side board and easter decor is way cute!

Whosyergurl said...

Miss Janice,
You decorate so beautifully! You should own a shop!
Hoosier hugs!
Cheryl

Mrs. G said...

Great bunny love on the kitchen sideboard. I have a 'black bunny' too that is very cool but does not photograph well at all.
Since I have been on Weight Watchers and don't trust myself with baked goods around the house I have not been baking. Maybe I could make a copy of your yummy looking cupcakes and put it in a little frame to virtually enjoy their sweet loveliness ;-)
xoxo

Liz said...

Beautiful display...I love it all! Happy spring! ~Liz =)

LillyB said...

Those cupcakes look delicious and your decorating is so pretty! Can you believe Easter is nearly here?
Have a beautiful day!!
Lilly

midnight macaroons said...

Those cupcakes look delish. Again, you've done such a lovely job decorating. I really enjoy the little chicks. I missed your last post. I have the same kitchen rug. I knew I liked your decorating taste (wink). I'm looking forward to playing in the flowerbeds today. Hope you're enjoying a beautiful spring afternoon in Florida.

Gigi

Juanita said...

I love everything! I have the 2 bunnies in a cage. I bought mine from T.J. Maxx! Thanks so much for being so inspiring. Have a blessed day!
Juanita

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Janice, love your bunny. All your pictures are so wonderful....makes one feel good.

Barb ♥

nannykim said...

Well you could say that black is appropriate for Lent ;-) . I love your bunnies and chicks and eggs.

Ps. I just keep thinking about what you said about napkins with napkin rings in one of your earlier posts and had to laugh at this: http://schematiclife.blogspot.com/2010/03/diffa-and-ad-show.html

In this post from a special show in NYC with special tables you can see the napkins that have napkin rings and notice how they are placed ;-)

Angie said...

I think the whole vignette looks great and I love the black bunnies! Don't have any so I may have to spray paint one.

Bama Belle said...

Too cute! Love it

DC GOP Girl said...

You are just too precious! I love the black bunnies. And I officially am craving cupcakes now. XoXo.

Splurgie said...

I have two black/white bunnies that I'll photograph soon. I always thought Easter bunnies had to be white ... not so!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hui Miss Janice! Coconut cake just says Easter, doesn't it? Love those little chicks! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your sideboard looks fabulous. All my most favorite things. Bunnies, chicks, tulips and coconut. Now I have sufficiently drooled over all of it. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the party today. Hugs, Marty

Jennifer said...

Your blog is beautiful! You are definitely ready for Easter with those cupcakes. I love coconut! I am making a coconut cake for my Dad's Birthday this weekend & then Easter Egg Cakes next week.
Tough when i am trying to lose a few lbs...but they will be my reward for not cheating this week!

It must be getting beautiful in FL. I'm sure you'll be celebrating in style. Jennifer aka Gigi

Henley on the Horn said...

How beautiful!

Jane H. said...

Wow you definitely gave me some great ideas for decorating my house for Easter. You always deliver with impeccable taste and class!

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The Barnett Family said...

Let that bunny out....I can hear him all the way over here saying FREE ME!!! Lovely tablescape. I do not like coconut, but the cupcakes look yuumy. Little chicks are too cute!!

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Very pretty... As always.

Cynthia

the pink prep said...

mmmm, mmmm. I love coconut cupcakes! and i love your decor -- we love bunnies (affectionately called "wuggles" at our house), and the chickies, too. But Miss Janice! Please let that brown bunny out of that cage! :-)

Jo said...

Your Easter decor is lovely ~ the cupcake additions make it all the sweeter ;) Now I *need* a cupcake fix.

Jo

linda said...

You have such a flair for decorating! Everything looks great!(and delish)

Preppy 101 said...

Tagged you darlin'!! xoxo

kay said...

Just adorable and sooo yummy. I really want a coconut cupcake, I think I just may have to whip up a batch for this weekend!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Janice everything looks pastel and pretty! Love all the bunnies! Especially the one guarding the coconut cupcakes. I think he is adorable.
Don't you just want to hold baby chicks?
Yvonne

Tardevil said...

A lovely tabletop! Those little chicks on moss are my faves! Also, in the top picture, I LUV that green bunny. Would be cute to dye the coconut green for grass too on the cupcakes. I bet they were yummy!

Hannalei said...

I am just WOW ... I love your photos. WOW!! :)

Debbie said...

Good afternoon Ms. Janice...thanks for becoming a follower, I was happy to see that! I saw your picture, however now it was gone...either my computer is whacked or I am losing my mind...not unlikely on the last lol! have a great day!

Kathleen said...

Hi Miss J,
I was expecting pink and green bunnies..
Love your display, and the cupcakes look delicious.
I did several St. Pat's tables with BLACK and green, and they were among my favorites!
Have a lovely weekend..Can't believe it is Palm Sunday already. I'd better get hopping! :)

Nancy said...

OOOH Miss Janice, This is a wonderful post! Love all your Springiness! And I love that prettied up sink in the post below! Nancy

Kittie Howard said...

Lordy, Lordy, a truly Southern blog. Please pass the salts, I feel the vapors comin' on!

Sit A Spell said...

Love the sideboard, but you're right, that black bunny looks a little scarey.
I will be getting those Paula Deen measuring spoons!

I can hardly believe it's already Easter!

Simply Me said...

new follower

Suzy Q said...

I am in love with your red rooster measuring spoons...where can I find some? I have looked high and low online, but can only find white ones. Any tips?

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