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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Country Bunny Tablescape

You know how some books that your mother read to you
as a little child just touch you and stay with you forever?

Well this lovely book
The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes
by Du Bois Heyward
is one of those books for me.  

We didn't have a copy of it when growing up so when
I started having children of my own I wanted so badly
to own a copy of it.  It took a lot of research as I didn't
quite remember the name.  This last year I gave each
of my children a copy to have for their homes.
This edition came with a little charm on the front
cover that is the Little Gold Shoes.

Today's tablescape is built around the Country Bunny.

It is a story of a common country bunny who has 24 little babies
that she has trained to care for everything in the house.

This bunny with a baby on her shoulder reminds me of this
wonderful mother bunny.

I have filled the table center with bunnies, especially
little baby bunnies to represent the bunnies in the book.

The Country Bunny's desire is to become one of the
Easter bunnies who deliver eggs to the children, so
our cute polka dot egg cups are filled with candy eggs.

Polka dot edged plates in pink and green make up the
place setting today.

The center of the plates feature a cute little country bunny
nestled in spring flowers.

Little square polka dot side dishes have a glittering
egg nestled on them.

Green bubble glasses are at each place setting.

I love these little foil covered bunnies that look like
they are chocolate bunnies ready to unwrap.  This little
baby is trying to pick up an egg that is his size.

This cute baby bunny has wings and sits on a rocker.

Pink and green napkins are layered together to pick up the
colors of the plates.  I think pink and green is such a pretty
color combination.

All kinds of bunnies and eggs fill the table from Mama bunnies
to baby bunnies.

If you haven't read this book, check it out.  Aren't they they
cutest, most well-behaved babies you have ever met?

As she goes to try out to be one of the Easter bunnies she must appear
at the 
Palace of Easter Eggs
Grandfather bunny.

Everyone laughs at her because she is just a little country
bunny not one of the long legged jack rabbits.  She proves to
them that she can be fast and that her little ones can care for the
home because she has trained them so well.

My favorite part of the book is when she tries and tries to reach
this little child who has been sick for over a year.  She fails
time and time again and finally Grandfather bunny appears
to her and makes her his Gold Shoe Easter Bunny and
with the gold shoes she can jump high enough to bring
the little boy his egg.

Mother Cottontail returns home just as dawn breaks to
bring Easter eggs to her children.

 Her home can always be recognized by the little gold shoes 
hanging in her cottage.

I hope you enjoyed 
The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes
table with me today.

I will be posting with

Green and pink plates - Home Goods
Ruffled place mats - Home Goods
Napkins and rings - Home Goods
Green polka dot square plates - Home Goods
Egg cups - local grocery store
Green goblets - Tai Pan
White chargers - Z Gallerie
Bunnies - Home Goods, Tai Pan
Book -
Flatware - Tuesday Morning


Blondie's Journal said...

This is a charming post, Jacqueline! It's so sweet how you have incorporated the book into the whole theme! I LOVE those dishes, I would use them all spring! And the bubble glasses...I saw a set of clear ones at Costco last year and I could kick myself for not getting them.

Love all your details, the bunnies and eggs are darling! :)


Beverly Dillow said...

I always get so excited when I see you have a new post! I love everything you do! Your Easter decor is so cute!!!! I'm going to try the peeps that you made in the last post! Thank you for all your inspiration!

Alycia Nichols said...

Such a pretty table, Jacqueline, and such a neat story line! I have never heard of that book, but it would make a sweet story for the grandchildren. Wow...24 kids. She really gave OctoMom a run for her money, huh? ;-) The colors on your table are so soft and pretty, and I just love the dishes. I love the blinged out eggs, too!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Your story is as Sweet as the little book! I LOVE children's stories! Lots of times I buy them for "ME"...This book and your tale are "Just Darling"! I LOVE your plates with the little dots around the edge. The dots look like frosting!
Have a wonderful week,

Julie Harward said...

Ohhh, I loved this post and I loved that book too! I have given all my children my favorite books too, like The Velveteen Rabbit etc. I so love your dishes, prettiest thing s ever! :)

Melissa said...

We had that book when I was a child!

Betty said...

I love this book! I read it to all of my children, and I'm pretty sure I still have a copy of it hiding somewhere with my Easter things- I guess it's time to get those out. :) I love your table setting- so beautiful in pink and green!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

What a sweet post. I haven't heard of that book before...your table is the stuffed bunnies!!

Gina said...

No way! No way! Your story about this book is mine EXACTLY! I loved it as a child. When I had my own children, I wanted this book so badly, but couldn't remember the name of it. I, too, went crazy trying to find it and when I did, I was thrilled! It is sitting in my living room right now and I read it every year.

Your tablescape is beautiful. The plates are so sweet and I love the bunny rocker.

Lisa said...

I love this Jacqueline, what is the dish pattern, love the tablescape. Would you share the pattern of those dishes? They are divine, and you know the highest form of flattery is when people want to copy you! :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute book Jacqueline! Love the pretty bunny plates and pink and green are beautiful together-enjoy:@)

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

Thank-you that was so sweet! I've never heard of the book before, but it does sound so good! Love love your dishes and all your bunnies.

Special 'K' said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing, I am so glad to meet you. I am so excited to find and follow new special places. I will follow on my way out because I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you. I hope you will find some time to come visit me soon. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Jacqueline, Your table, as usual, is amazingly fabulous. I have that book and my daughter used to be a little bit afraid of it--I don't think she like the idea of the mom going away! But it is such a sweet story and the drawings are beautiful too. I have those pink and green bunny dishes on my blog today, but the bunny is hidden. Several people have asked me about them, so I am going to send them here to get the full view! Linda

The Tablescaper said...

Oh how I love this story! I did a post on it last year:

Love your table.

- The Tablescaper

Designs By Pinky said...

This is a bEAUTIFUL table!!! LOVE the colors, pink and green are so Springy. The bunnies are so cute. I have never seen that book. XO, Pinky

Danielle said...

This is adorable! You just brought back a nice memory for me. I loved this book as a child (and adult : ) and used to check it out of the library every Easter. My mother and I would read it together. Such a cute story. Your table is wonderful. Very creative and really captures the story. Well done xo


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What an adorable post!! I love how you incorporated such sweet memories! As always, the tablescape is gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, Country Bunny is one of my favorites books too. This was a fun post. Your table with all the pastel dishes is gorgeous. I love the dot details.
~ Sarah

Meredith said...

This is such a charming table. I love all the elements and I think I'm going to go find that book to read to my little boys! Love your bunny collection!

Marigene said...

Such beautiful soft colors...

Sue said...

The colors are so pretty and the bunny plates are just charming! Such a sweet table:)


Oh dear Jacqueline, you did such a lovely and charming table, everything screams Easter, my goodness! I'm loving your dishes, all the beutiful layers of them and the place mats, beasutiful. Your bunnies are adorable, along wih the book The Country Bunny book. Beautiful Easter post. Hugs,

Sandra said...

I adore your creativity Jackie! You treat us to so much eye candy with your tables and this one is no exception. The palette you have chosen is very soft and creates a perfect cozy mood. The green plates are gorgeous!

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Oh how I love this storybook too. I remember it from years ago. Your table is lovely as always...too bad I can only gaze upon those crunchy Cadbury eggs!

Cindy said...

So sweet! I love your dishes! You always have wonderful tables and I so look forward to your posts!

Texas Tea Party said...

Just perfect for an Easter story! The book is so sweet and I love your bunny abd eggs centerpiece. I was a elementary teacher so I always love books for the young! Beautiful Table! Happy Tea Party! Pam

Linda said...

Hello Jacqueline.
Your table is as sweet as your story book. I love the soft pastels. Your dishware is so lovely. I am enjoying every little detail.....

Marisa said...

It's a very beautiful tablescape.

dizzyizzy said...

Your table is wonderful. "The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes" is one of my all time favorite Easter stories as well. Although, I didn't discover it until I began teaching Kindergarten many, many years ago. When I gave away all of my teaching materials and books when I retired, I couldn't part with this book. I always enjoy your posts. Thanks so much for sharing.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how utterly charming. I'll have to look for this book...I know my grandgirls would love it (me too!) Such a sweet table.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I hadn't thought about this book in decades! I loved it too. What a great memory and beautiful table to showcase it :)

Tess said...

Just too adorable!!! Both the table and the book. I love childrens books and have favorites, but I've never seen this one. Your table is so cute and very pretty. Love the colors(especially those napkin rings) and all of the bunnies are very sweet!!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What a cuddly Easter table, and an equally cuddly post. I'm afraid Easter is just going to pass me by this year. It crept up on me before I was ready.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a cute spring table.
I love your Easter bunnies.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)
Have a nice day

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Love the dishes so much with the little white bumps on sweet and love the accesories you have selected for the table...lovely

Phyllis@Around the House said...

I forgot the book with the wonderful nice to see that...I love old children books to see the great illustrations

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Absolutely delightful!! Love those beautiful dishes!!


KHS said...

Absolutely precious post! What a wonderful book and the fabulous way you have used it with your beautiful bunny dishes. I know you must treasure your sweet childhood memories. My children loved Beatrice Potter stories. I wish the Easter Bunny would bring me a copy of your book. You have such a talent with design.
Blessings to you this Easter
Katherine S.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful post! The table is so pretty and soft, the dishes are wonderful! I love the books too, the classics are the best. Your bunnies are so pretty, Easter at your house must be amazing!
Thanks so much for joining Let's Dish!

Leslie's Garden said...

What an adorable tablesetting! I love your bunnies! I'm really loving the beautiful green dishes with the white dots around the rims. I'm sure your family and friends will treasure a dinner served in such style!

Mary said...

A girl after my own heart~ setting a table around a book! What a sweet story~ I'm not familiar with it, I'll have to check it out! Your country bunny plates with the raised dot edge are adorable :)

chubskulit said...

Absolutely fabulous and gorgeous!

Visiting a little late for Pink Saturday. My entry is a product of creativity. Have a great weekend!

Entertaining Women said...

Reminds me of the Runaway of my favorite books. I'll look this one up for my new grand baby who will be born in September! Thanks for inviting us for a peak at your precious the jeweled edge plates. Cherry Kay

Carolyn Robbins said...

What a great theme for a tablescape. I love your country bunny!

A Little Cuppa Tea said...

This is one of the cutest spring/Easter tables I have seen. Adore the theme and the plates!!! What an adorable book, I need to look into getting that.

anniebakes said...

my sons LOVED the Country Bunny! Ilove rethinking those days when they were little! anne

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi nice to meet you! I am here for the party! I have never heard of this book, but it sounds so sweet. Love your pretty tablescape too.


Lauretta said...

Hi I found this link on Pintrist. I love this book. I found it when my children were young. I bought a copy for both of them also. Mother bunny really knew how to run her household and manage all those little bunnies! I also like that the story has a panoramic sugar egg in it and that it was given to the sick child in the story. I make sugar eggs. I love when I show them to people they are instantly transported back in time to when they received one for Easter and how mesmerized they were with the magical little scene inside the candy egg.


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