Monday, March 18, 2013

Adding Spring Accents to the Breakfast Table

Happy Friday, everyone! Do you have exciting plans for the weekend? I finally got around to setting our Spring breakfast table. Since our home is heavily Tuscan-influenced with rich, warm tones...bright pastels just really don't work. So, for Spring, I try to stick with more muted pastels and neutral tones.  Essentially, the table is very simple. I used our everyday linens, dinnerware, crystal and silver, with the addition of a few seasonal pieces.


As you know, I am huge fan of the seasonal dinnerware at Williams-Sonoma, and this set of four dessert plates stole my heart...


These plates are from their 'Bunny Botanical' collection. Each plate is vintage-inspired and features a different bunny and botanical pattern.


At each place setting, I placed these crystal dessert cups that were a thrift find last year. I think I got 6 of them, for about 59¢ each.


I simply added some green moss that I already had, along with these eggs, also from Williams-Sonoma. They are actually ornaments, with the strings tucked into the moss.

The centerpiece is nothing more than a few hydrangeas and artichokes, with more of the easter egg ornaments tucked in...


The centerpiece sits in a wicker tray, also from Williams-Sonoma; and holds a scattering of eggs, surrounded by a bunny, birds, and a nest that I purchased at Pier One last year.


Finally, I finished everything off with some botanical napkins that I also purchased at Williams-Sonoma last year.  


Each one is accented with some new napkin rings from Pottery Barn. They are antiqued silver, with the "Family and Friends" quote.


Did you detect a theme here? I love using tabletop items from Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn. They are so interchangeable; and often, you can transition the pieces from one season to another, by simply switching out your decorative accessories.


So, that's our Spring breakfast table! I hope you have enjoyed your visit here today. Thanks so much for stopping by; 
and I wish you a "Happy Spring"!

Linking to:
French Country Cottage-Feathered Nest Friday
The Charm of Home-Home Sweet Home
Common Ground-Be Inspired
Imparting Grace-Grace At Home
Between Naps On The Porch-Tablescape Thursday
Cuisine Kathleen-Let's Dish
No Minimalist Here-Open House Party
From My Front Porch To Yours-Treasure Hunt Thursday
Ivy and Elephants-What's It Wednesday
DIY by Design-Swing Into Spring 
Savvy Southern Style-Wow Us Wednesday
The Blackberry Vine-Tuesday To Do
House on the Way-Twirl and Take a Bow Party
Our Home Away From Home-Tuesdays At Our Home
A Stroll Thru Life-The Scoop
All Things Spring-It's A Spring Thing Party
The Dedicated House-Make It Pretty Monday
Be Colorful-Motivated Monday
Homemaker on a Dime-Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop
Three Mango Seeds-It's Party Time
One More Time-Share It One More Time
Life On Lakeshore Drive-A Bouquet of Talent
The Tablescaper-Seasonal Sundays

78 comments:

  1. What a beautiful table. The dishes and the napkin rings will be keepsakes for sure. I love how you put it all together.

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  2. So sweet, I love your bunny plates. The dessert cups were a great find, we used to have some green ones when I was growing up, love the clear ones you found!
    Have a great weekend...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  3. WOW and WOW this is so beautiful! I am in love with your whole tablescape. I love the Plates!

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  4. Your table is beautiful! I LOVE the bunny plates!

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  5. I really like the bunny plates and the dessert cups. Everything looks very pretty!

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  6. I love the bunny dishes. And don't you just love WS? Glad you are back. xo

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  7. Hi Shenita, I immediately fell for these bunny botanicals! I know if I see them I will be so tempted to buy them too. Love, love, love the wide yellow band, it really pops on your white plates. Great find on the desert cups, love the moss and eggs. The centerpiece is perfect for this tablescape. Beautiful Shenita.
    Happy Spring.......

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  8. Hey there, and Happy Spring to you. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the bunny plates! May I pin this to my table settings board?? Glad to see your doing well :)

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  9. Hi Shenita! I love your Spring table! The bunny plates are so nice and unique. You have done such a wonderful job, love it! :)

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  10. So pretty Shenita ~ I love the bunny plates, and I love WS. I have to stay away from that store! Your table is perfect for spring. I have a hard time with pastels too. I am sticking to green and white this year, I think:-)

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  11. Your spring table is wonderful! Your plates are too adorable and to die for! I love how you layered them with the other pretty plates too. This table is perfect for your lovely home. I'm so happy to hear from you dear Shenita! Have a happy St. Pat's weekend.
    FABBY

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  12. Shenita,
    Elegantly done in the Tuscan~style, indeed!!!
    Love your accent bunny plates!!!
    You have put each embellishment together with such harmony!
    Have a blessed weekend!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  13. Shenita, oh my goodness, I love, love, love this table. I soooo need the bunny plates. They are out of this world. You really know how to rock out a table. I'm going to have to check out WS site. fondly ~Lynne~

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  14. HI Shenita! I love your beautifully set table. Those little bunny dishes are just precious! Your centerpiece is gorgeous too. Everything you do turns out so beautifully! I think I've told you that before! :) Thanks so much for popping in to see me and have a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. Now, this is one beautiful spring table. I love your bunnies...so so cute.
    Happy weekend...

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  16. Beautiful table Shenita...I love Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma....they always have such beautiful things and since they are the same company, I find that their products are similar...I just love those bunny plates...need to go to WS to check their new lines...I love the way you have "picture framed" your photos...Pic Monkey?....Have a great weekend...and so glad to have you back!!!

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  17. Your table is gorgeous, Shenita, those bunny plates are beautiful, love them, the napkins and rings, perfect. Happy Spring and Easter to you. xo

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  18. So pretty. I love your colors. I have a lot of reds and deep yellows. Pastels don't work here. You are so smart. I have tried to push them in or add tons to make it stand out. Never looks good. Your plates and soft brown tones look great! I love those napkin rings and plates!
    Karen

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  19. Lovely job Shenita :-) I do like those WS plates. Love the layering you've created and those napkin rings from PB! I've brought out my Easter things and hope to whip my decorating in shape this weekend. It's so much harder to get enthused when no kids are around anymore!

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  20. Shenita, gorgeous table! I have missed all the inspiration that I get from your beautiful decor. Love, love, love your bunny plates! Enjoy your weekend!

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  21. Williams-Sonoma...oh, how I miss shopping there! They have such beautiful things, and you always zero right in on the best! I couldn't love those napkins and dessert plates any more if I tried. They are just so representative of Spring and all the softness and newness that comes with it. Yet it works in the Tuscan environment. The crystal dessert cups are a great idea, and even better since you got them at such a fabulous price point! Muy bonita, Shenita. Hey...that rhymes! :-)

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  22. Such a pretty table, Shenita!!! I adore those bunny plates and will look to see if they still have them. Your centerpiece looks great too, and I love the napkins! XO, Pinky

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  23. Yur table looks beautiful Shenita.
    The rabbit plates are so pretty! I have not been in
    WS lately. Did a little too much damage in there over the
    holidays so I have been staying away!

    Your layering and your styling is always so pretty.
    No big plans for the St. Patrick's Day festivities around here!
    I am trying to play catch up for all the things I put on hold
    last week when I was sick! Feeling much better now.
    Thanks to antibiotics!
    :)
    Enjoy your weekend Shenita!

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  24. So pretty! Your Easter tablescape is beautiful, Shenita! I think I have those same artichokes!

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  25. Beautifully done Easter table...everything looks lovely...:):)

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  26. Such a pretty table, Shenita! I just love those bunny dishes!

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  27. Shenita, as soon as I clicked on this blog post, I smiled. There are those beautiful rabbit plates I saw at Williams-Sonoma yesterday. A couple years ago, I bought the adorable white bunny plates from Pottery Barn. What a lovely Easter table you created~

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  28. Your table is soooo pretty, Shenita. I adore those plates too and was hoping to do a knock off version. I'm running out of time though!

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  29. Beautiful table setting Shenita. The botanical bunny plates are so cute and the napkins and the PB rings I just adore. Gosh don't you just love this time of the year with all of the beautiful soft colors. You took nature and put it right on your dining table...absolutely gorgeous!!
    Wishing you a great week and Happy Spring my friend!!!
    XO Barbara

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  30. Shenita, your table is beautiful! I love those bunny plates. They are wonderful.

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  31. Shenita, This is so pretty! Love, love the brown bunny plates and the neutral and yellow colors.

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  32. I love those yellow bunny plates you found! They are perfect for Easter. All of the special details you added to your table make it so charming.

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  33. Shenita,
    Now...those bunny plates are just too cute!!! Happy Spring to you!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  34. Hi Shenita, This is a beautiful table and I love the cute bunny plates!
    xx,
    Sherry

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  35. Shenita, Absolutely LOVE the Rabbit plates! So pretty! And your table is set beautifully! :)

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  36. What a beautiful mosaic and post. You have created such a wonderful Springtime vignette.
    I'm coming to you from Maria Elena's lovely blog.
    Smiles,
    Carolynn

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  37. Shenita, your tablescape is fabulous! I'm loving the yellow on the bunny plates. I know what you mean about PB and W-S..love both. Thanks for dropping by today on my blog and leaving such a nice note.
    Helen

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  38. Elk!! Can I come for a breakfast!!!?! I love those plates going to have to get me some! Very pretty! Hope u can come by and visit my blog soon!!

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  39. What a beautiful table! Thank you for stopping by my blog! You have a new follower here! Have a great day!!
    ~~Angela

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  40. Your textures and your soft colors are the perfect backdrop for those marvelous bunny botanical plates. I love it! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  41. Your spring table is so pretty and festive. Love your finds from William Sonoma. Love that store!!
    Mary Alice

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  42. Those vintage inspired bunny plates are adorable!! Your table is stunning!
    Kelly

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  43. I love those dishes from Williams Sonoma! Your table is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Have a great week.
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  44. Love those WS dessert plates, Shenita! I also really like your centerpiece.

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  45. Just came back cause I simply love this plates! WS always had such gorgeous and special things! Wish I got some bunnies, but I guess they don't care for rabbits around here, lol..Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  46. Hi lovely lady.
    I love those yellow bunny plates you found for your Tablescape! They are perfect for Easter. All of the special details you added to your table make it so charming!! I would like to thank you so much for your comments on my post. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  47. Your table is gorgeous! I adore the bunny plates and love the napkin holders. Beautifully put together.

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  48. Your table is so pretty, Shenita! I love it all! I always love your tablescapes!!

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  49. I love your Bunny Botanical plates Shenita. Very cute with the way you have styled your table. Happy Spring!

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  50. I love those bunny plates! I am a big WS shopper as well, it seems you are all ready for spring...if spring would arrive! Enjoy your week.

    Michelle. thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

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  51. Looks like you have another hit with your Spring table. We are all loving the plates and the napkin rings. Great display for Spring.

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  52. Shenita~ I adore your bunny botanical plates! Such a cheery and inviting spring table!

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  53. Shenita, those cute bunny plates are wonderful! WS sure has beautiful things, do t they? Your centerpiece is sooo pretty with the hydrangeas and artichokes.

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  54. I have those plates too. I had to call the catalog and have them direct me to a location that had more since everyone was sold out.. They are just precious. We just needed more as our Easter dinner grew in leaps and bounds!! I love how you used them in your table. the white plates are charming!! Love the centerpiece, it works so well with the plates. Happy Spring!! xo marlis

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  55. Those plates are perfect! Just beautiful.

    - The Tablescaper

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  56. What a beautiful setting. I am visiting you via No Minimalist Here. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. I am hosting a Giveaway for my blog's birthday. Please join in if you like it :)

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  57. Dear Shenita,
    I adore those plates!!! Anyone could buy them but you really did them proud with your whole table scape. Just darling.
    Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

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  58. Shenita, those bunny plates are adorable...gorgeous table.

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  59. So beautiful, Shenita! I love your centerpiece ... the plates are fabulous, and I *want* those napkin rings!!!! (Glad to see you back, too!)

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  60. Your breakfast table is so pretty! I love the bunny plates, and the centerpiece is so cute with the large and small baskets!

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  61. Shenita, this is the most charming table. Absolutely lovely! I think those plates are some of the cutest around. Gotta love William Sonoma! I'm echoing Becca above, but I want some of those napkin rings. Perfect for family and friends who come join at the holidays.

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  62. Very, very pretty! Love those plates and the napkins too.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  63. Shenita, your table is gorgeous! I love those bunnies. Amazing job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! So thrilled you shared with us! Happy Friday!! YAY!! :)
    hugs
    Kathy

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  64. Your Spring Tablescape is stunning!! I adore those beautiful Bunny dishes!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  65. I love your beautiful warm Springy Tuscan tablesetting Shenita. As always, you did a great job!!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  66. Those plates are so darling, indeed.
    Great table setting.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  67. Gorgeous table, Shenita. Those bunny plates are the cutest, and I adore those napkin rings, too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful Tuscan table.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  68. What a beautiful Easter table!!! I love the botanicals and bunnies, they were meant for each other!
    Those plates and napkins are stunning!!!
    I would love to sit at this festive Easter table!

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  69. Such a pretty tablescape. Love those napkin rings and all the eggs to signify Spring and Easter. Thanks for sharing.
    p

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  70. Oh swoon! This tablescape has completely hopped into my heart. Well done my friend!

    Happy Palm Sunday!

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  71. I love your spring table Shenita. So beautiful. Those bunny plates had me at hello. I have the same Sherbet cups and I get lots of use out of them. Happy Easter..

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  72. Beautiful table, Shenita! I love the bunny plates. I am making my annual Holy week trip to WS and PB outlets, the Easter will be marked down 60%. Can't wait to see what I find!
    So good to see you at Let's Dish! Hope you will be back tomorrow night at 7!

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  73. Shenita your table setting is beautiful! Thanx for partying at my place. Hope all is well!:)

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  74. Oh, Shenita, I want to come to your house for breakfast! You have a real gift at creating beautiful spaces. :)

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  75. Beautiful! I love your sweet plates! Have a wonderful, blessed Easter, sweet friend!
    xoxoxo, Andrea

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  76. I saw these plates on the WS website and fell in love...the yellow band is perfection! Your table is lovely. I hope you enjoyed your Easter!

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