Easter duck and Easter chick, Easter eggs with…..

Oh great…. now I will be singing that song I knew as a child all day!!!

There are so many beautiful Spring and Easter tables out there in blogland…

So many with beautiful themes with flowers, and bunnies and peeps….

Even tho I so love peeps…. I am the only one in our family that would eat them..so best not to buy them…

So I present another first, my first Easter tablescape in blogland…….Hope you enjoy!


The place setting…dinner plate from HomeGoods..accessories from various gift shops years ago…
Goblet, American Fostoria


Stood a little bunny candle next to this cute bunny and all perched on the napkin…



The metal flower on the watering can is a magnet…



I purchased the carrot pitcher from HomeGoods and filled it with organic carrots with their tops…



Had these mossy bunnies for years..the hurricane is the Leah Hurricane from Pottery Barn…
I love the bubbled glass..







The Leah Hurricane by Pottery Barn set on a reticulated cake stand…


The “chick” egg cups were purchased many years ago on clearance at Cracker Barrel on one of our trips….
I so love the flower magnet I purchased from a local garden center..will need to go back for more…







In my haste to get the table decorated, I forgot that I had souvenir eggs from the White House Easter Egg Roll


White House Easter Eggs from 2004 and 2006


White House Easter Eggs from 2001 and 2004


White House Easter Egg from 2004

I wish each and everyone of you a very Happy Easter!!!



Oh…I just added this pic…I totally forgot…This is the story of the chocolate bunny with no ears!

As a child, I always savored my Easter Basket candies…I ate them slowly..saving the candies for days..
I ate my chocolate bunny last..It drove my sister and mainly my brother crazy as they would eat
their candy quickly…and I still had mine…

One day I went to get my chocolate bunny and finally have the pleasure of eating it…

So, as an adult, when I see him at Easter, he gives me a chocolate bunny with the ears bitten off!


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  1. Oh Shirley you have the prettiest table settings! The colors and your pictures are just delightful, not to mention made me smile there in the end. have a great day!

  2. So so so pretty!! I love the carrot pitcher with the organic carrots!! That flower magnet is sweet too!

  3. This is so cute. Love the last picture!

  4. Euuuuu, my kind of tablescape. Love all the little things that are going on. Thank you for this sweet tablescape . . . .and Happy Easter. ~m

  5. creativehome8 says

    Very cute, Shirley! I don’t know that Easter song and being susceptible to ear worms, I think I’m better off! : )

  6. Linda Miller says

    This is so cheery. It just makes me happy. So, on that note, have a very happy (or is it hoppy?) Easter!

  7. Shirley so adorable!! I love your filled hurricanes and vases; it is all so cute!

    I hope you will Come and enter my amazing Cross Bottle Guy Giveaway!You will love it!

    Art by Karena

  8. As always, your table is lovely, Shirley. You’ve giben me some ideas for my Easter table.

    Happy Easter!

  9. Your brother has a twisted sense of humor. I LIKE that!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that you thought to use a magnetic flower on the side of that metal pail!!! That is really great thinking!!! There are so many possibilities there! I’m also crushin’ on the fact that you used those real carrots with their tops still attached! VERY cool!!! The dinner plate design is really great for Spring and Summer. They really look as if you sat down in your studio and handpainted them just for your guests! Congratulations on your first blog land Easter table!!!

  10. Love the Easter theme……..the flower magnet is sooo cute……..I may need to get one!!

  11. So gorgeous–I could just get lost in all that gorgeousness. The best I’ve seen this season. highpointcircle

  12. My mom used to eat our bunny ears!

    The table is so cute. And I think my favorite are those little bunny candles …

    Good for you for doing the tablescape thing. I just don’t have a knack for it. I think it goes hand-in-hand with that flower arranging gene that I don’t have …



  13. What a great, fun table you have set! Love the pitcher but especially love the story:) The dinner plates are gorgeous. How did you do that napkin fold? XO, Pinky

  14. Very cheery tablescape! I especially love the touches of moss. Happy Easter to you and your family!

  15. Wow Shirley! Your tablescape is so great, I love all of the mixtures of textures, and your arrangement in the hurricane is so beautiful.

    And I did the same thing with my candy…I do love delayed gratification. But one year my dog at it all on the first night and I got in trouble for eating it when I wasn’t supposed to. ๐Ÿ™

    Thanks so much for the link party shout out. Enjoy the rest of your week,

  16. Your vignettes and tablescapes are elegant, inviting, and breath taking. The colours are just fabulous. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our Whatโ€™s It Wednesday blog party. Hope to see you there. Kiss Ralphie for me. ๐Ÿ™‚


  17. I’m SO glad I don’t know the Easter song you referenced …. I have enough silly songs stuck in my head! I hope your sweet granddaughter sees this one – she’ll love it!

  18. How adorable! I love all your little touches, so sweet!!

    Popped over from Karianne’s comment-fest because I love what you said. Following you now ๐Ÿ™‚


  19. Shirley~ This is so cheery~ from your floral plates, moss bunnies and happy chick egg cups! How funny your brother still gives you an ear-less chocolate bunny! Love your commemorative White House eggs and I had to laugh out loud at Ralphie~ we watch A Christmas Story every year ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Easter to you!

  20. What a fun and cheerful tablescape. I love all your whimsical touches. So pretty.

  21. Great story! I was the youngest of 4 girls, I don’t think I ever got to eat the ears from my bunny!

    Adorable table, so many things to look at. Love the geraniums, so colorful!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Let’s Dish!
    Happy Easter, S.!

  22. Very cute table!

    Happy Easter to you and Ralphie, too.:-)

    • shirley@housepitalitydesigns says

      Thank you!…and have a wonderful Easter too….

      Shirley and Ralphie Housepitality Designs

  23. This is so festive, Shirley! Lots of great touches — and your geraniums are beautiful (I’m itching to get some into my pots!).
    Happy Easter to you and yours!
    xo Heidi

  24. So cute and cheery…love it all!

  25. Ralphie is hysterical!! I love all the details of your tablescape! The colors, the fun floral plates all the cute things that make up your centerpiece…it is fabulous!! Fantastic job on the whole tablescape! When can I come over for dinner? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for linking up to centerpiece Wednesday and sharing all your fun and fabulous ideas!!

  26. Oh my, I am such a bad buddy. How did I even miss this beautiful table? It is just darling. I love, love those dishes. I saw them not long ago at Marshall’s and it was all I could do to keep them from jumping in my cart. I just love the handpainted look of them and that they are so versatile. I love all of your little touches, b/c its always the details that make any table. What a cute story about the chocolate bunny, You are so funny. I can’t wait to see your tomorrow for lunch. Talk soon, Barb

  27. You’re tablescape is so bright and cheerful. I love the topiary bunnies!

  28. Mel’s response to this story: If the ears were small, the head came off, too. How well he remembers this! This is such a funny story! Your Easter decorations are fab! I love that tin bucket with the peppermint geraniums in it. Everything is just beautiful and so colorful and springy! Thanks for sharing such great ideas. You are so talented.

  29. You did a wonderful job. It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. Have a beautiful Easter!

  30. Cute tablescape! Love the story of the earless bunny! Hope you had a fabulous Easter!…hugs…Debbie

  31. Adorable table Shirley! I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

    I’m also stopping by to let you know that I’ve awarded you the oh so special Versatile Blogger Award:P (http://odetoinspiration.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/i-got-an-award/). Just for good fun, so no expectations to play along:) Have a wonderful day and week!

  32. Shirley,

    I am so glad Ralphie got his Easter costume ๐Ÿ™‚ Your tablescape looks amazing! I love those plates from Home Goods!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

  33. Thank you so much for you comments! I feel so badly that with Easter and family in town, I’ve been too busy to respond. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things very soon and catch up on my favorite blogs!! Hope you had a great Easter!

  34. So beautiful . . . I don’t know how you do it!

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