When Travis and I were dating we often spent time with the couple who introduced us to each other. We had a card game we liked to play called Hand and Foot. I think some people call it Canasta. It involved several decks of playing cards and was always lots of fun. My friend’s boyfriend developed a habit of saying ‘We need more options’ during our games, meaning we needed more cards laid out to work with. It became a joke and anytime we were trying to make a decision about anything the saying always came up. Fun times, good memories.
Lots of times in life we are faced with options. Some good some bad. Sometimes we want more options, sometimes we wish there were not so many. Sometimes options are fun, sometimes they can get stressful.
After photographing my Tablescape for a blog post I let the table set up all pretty for a while. I had some food I wanted to make and thought it would be fun to photograph the food on a place setting at the festively adorned table. But alas, I never had all the right ingredients till after the tablescape was dismantled.
I did make some changes to the tablescape and took some more pics first. Just to give you some options for tablescape ideas 🙂 Cause with decor, options are almost always a good thing right?
My first tablescape had a tall display of flowers. Sometimes that isn’t a good option for a dinner table. It can interfere with conversation with the people across the table. Or it could be a good option if you would rather not converse with the person across the table 😉
For this tablescape I added some vintage soup bowls, changed out the centerpiece, and introduced some chocolate bunnies to the scene.
The tray from from the first tablescape went back to it’s spot on the open shelves in the kitchen and my antique French baguette basket took its place. My pussy willow bush got a good pruning and a bouquet of them was nestled into the basket and topped with a tiny bird.
The flowers from the first tablescape were divided up into some old glass bottles and scattered down the center of the table.
The bunnies are Lindt Chocolate. I carefully opened them all, leaving the foil package intact so I had the option of wrapping them back up. I tied vintage lace ribbon on 2 of them and used the yellow scalloped ribbon for the 3rd. Yellow seemed to be my spring color – without any planning – it just happened.
There are plenty of options for table decor – just use what you have. I tried the bunnies in the center on top of some upside down glass cups.
I placed them on a white pedestal cake plate. Added some flowers.
If you are more into bright colors, there is red, stretchy ribbon around these bunnies neck when you purchase them. Easy to remove and then put on the unwrapped bunny. They look darling alone or with flowers added.
So now you see a few more options I could work with when actually setting my table for an Easter meal. Or I may come up with a totally new option. You know, just for fun. And if I do I will definitely take some more pics 😀
Do you have your Easter tablescape planned? Is it already set? Do you use fresh flowers or faux? I may pull out my faux flowers instead of buying more fresh flowers. We’ll see!
Hope your weekend is sunny and pleasant! If you are in a part of the US that is warm – please soak up some of that warmth for me. Ohio is freezing.
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