Easter Greetings

I’m Greeting Easter with a Flower-filled Basket, Bunny Egg-shaped Plates & Eggs with Easter Messages~

   Dogwood blooms were added to the basket for their symbolism & significance of this holiday~

My basket is filled with a potted Azalea that can be planted in the garden, along with stems of hydrangea from the grocery store which are tucked in a water-filled bottle, secured and  concealed with moss. Pots of ivy are also tucked inside along with a few Easter Eggs.

I conditioned the Dogwood branches overnight in a bucket of warm water and floral food. You can leave your branches in a bucket and then tuck them in your basket at the last minute. Otherwise, you’ll want to use water picks to prevent the dogwood blooms from wilting.

You can find some helpful tips on conditioning floral materials and stems here.

The Easter Bunny visited me early and brought some new plates from Pottery Barn :)

And vintage-inspired Easter Eggs found at Michaels, open to hide treats inside~

Placemats, Bunny Plates, Napkins/ Pottery Barn

Easter Greetings Eggs/ Michaels

Dinner Plates/ Paula Deen~ Whitaker~ Target.com

Flatware/ Portmeirion~ HomeGoods

Flower Glasses/ Anthropologie

Best Wishes for a Happy Easter!

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  47 comments for “Easter Greetings

  1. Marilyn
    April 4, 2012 at 8:28 am

    What a beautiful table and what a beautiful setting you have there where you live. Than you for all the beautiful tables you share with us.

  2. April 4, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Mary, using fresh dogwood is brilliant. Love the new plates too. Have a happy happy Easter. olive

  3. April 4, 2012 at 8:57 am

    This is one of the most lovely Easter tables I’ve seen. The adorable bunny plates look vintage and adding the dogwood to the table is so beautiful. You always make it look perfect! Hugs, Linda

  4. April 4, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Gorgeous Easter table…I love the bunny plates!! I so enjoy the beauty of all your tablescapes…they always tell such a beautiful story…

    Have a wonderful Easter with your family!

  5. April 4, 2012 at 9:20 am

    This is simply stunning. So sad there is no Dogwood around here, cause I love it dearly. Your placemats/chargers are pretty neat! And look perfect on this table. Happy Easter and many blessings.. xo marlis

  6. Atalove
    April 4, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Beautiful, happy vignettes, Mary. Love those eggs from Michael’s–I’m probably too late to find them. Beautiful post/beautiful photography/beautiful pieces. Happy, blessed Easter, Mary. Thanks for sharing joy through your posts. ~Zuni

  7. Ellen Beeton
    April 4, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Beautiful post. Flowers are absolutely gorgeous. The bunny plates are my very favorite. Great Easterscape. You always post the most beautiful decor.

  8. Marilyn
    April 4, 2012 at 11:25 am

    What an eye you have for design! I have many of the same elements that you’ve used ( bunny plates, baskets, decorated Easter eggs, etc.) but just can’t arrange them as attractively as you.

    Thank you for all the inspiring ideas you present. I often borrow ( er, ok…steal lol ) them. I wish I had even a thimble full of your talent!

    Marilyn (in Dallas)

  9. April 4, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Incredibly beautiful table. I love the colors together and that brown bunny is to die for. I so look forward to all your tablescapes, they are amazing.

  10. April 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Another beautiful table! You’re creativity never stops!
    The bunny plates and message eggs are adorable…Happy Easter, Mary!

  11. April 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Mary, you put me to shame. I’m so behind on the Easter thing. Need to decide on a table today and get some of my bunnies out to visit. Being out of town last week and all day yesterday, makes it difficult to get everything done.
    Love the basket centerpiece, your sweet bunny dishes, and the vintage look eggs. It all makes a beautiful spring statement. I’ve been searching for a matelasse tablecloth. Each time I see yours I smile. It is the perfect accent for a table.
    Happy Easter, dear friend. ~ Sarah

  12. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    April 4, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Lovin’ the petite dogwood blooms Mary, very pretty! Also love the pretty egg cups-Happy Easter:@)

  13. April 4, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Stunning as usual, Mary! I love those bunny plates from PB. They make the perfect Easter statement, along with the gorgeous basket. Happy Easter!

  14. Debbie@Mountain Breaths
    April 4, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Mary, it’s a great tip to condition the Dogwood branches in warm water and floral food. Our dogwood tree is about to bloom so this is perfect timing. I love the sweet centerpiece and bunny dishes! Happy Easter!

  15. April 4, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    That basket is so unbelievably beautiful filled with all those fresh flowers, and your dogwood really looks fantastic, Mary! The blossoms are so plump and fresh! Gorgeous! Of course, you KNOW I love the table setting! The egg-shaped bunny plates are just fabulous, and all the bunnies you have on the table to complement them are terrific!!! I hope you and yours enjoy a safe, fun and blessed Easter weekend!

  16. April 4, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Aw, you got those cute bunny plates that I’ve been admiring! I hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter, Mary!

  17. April 4, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Beautiful, Mary.

    Happy Easter!

  18. April 4, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I LOOOVE the bunny plates! Your basket is beautiful. Our dogwoods are JUST starting to bloom, maybe I can cut some for Sunday. Have a beautiful, blessed Easter! XO, Pinky

  19. April 5, 2012 at 10:14 am

    How beautiful! I love Dogwood, my mom used to have them all over. For some reason, they don’t flourish here. What wonderful eye candy you offer us, everything is so lovely! I have the big sister to your little antropologie glasses, and you know I didn’t get them there! :)
    Your bunny plates are so pretty!
    Mary, thanks for linking to Let’s Dish, and have a wonderful Easter!

  20. April 5, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Mary, this is stunning. We lost our pink dogwood in the October blizzard and I am missing it. It was visible through our bedroom window! I saw that flatware in HG and passed–now I am sorry as it looks so pretty on this spring table. Thanks for the link on conditioning flowers. Hydrangea are very hard when they are fresh, and I think some flowering trees are hard too. I must admit I never tried the dogwood! I also love the touch of the two bunnies. Have a very happy Easter! Linda

  21. April 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Lovely. I just love your tablescapes and when I saw you had posted I (flew) had to come right over! Beautiful bunny dishes and a precious table vignette. Love how you put everything together. Have a blessed Easter and I will be back soon for more visiting.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

  22. April 5, 2012 at 10:52 am

    What a gorgeous tablescape and setting for a family gathering. As I went through the photos I was imagining the stories told, the laughter, and new memories being created.

    Thank you for taking the time to photograph and share this with us.

    Erika

  23. April 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Hi Mary,

    How can I not LOVE your Easter tablescape – I have the same bunny plates :-) Your vintage easter eggs looks beautiful with your setting.

  24. Riet
    April 5, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    What a Beautiful Easter post and your tablescape is gorgeous. I ,love your bunny plates.
    Have a Happy Easter

  25. April 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Mary, this is so pretty! You are one creative lady! Love it all. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  26. April 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    What gorgeous dogwood blooms! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such lovely ones. Looks like Easter will be beautiful, as always, at your home. Happy Easter!

  27. April 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    What a lovely table! I wish the a very Happy Easter!

  28. April 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Can I come steal your centerpiece!! Those Dogwood branches are so incredible! I don’t think I have ever really known how beautiful they can be! Wow and your darling bunny plates are so precious! Great job as always!

    Thanks for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday!!
    Karin

  29. April 6, 2012 at 9:09 am

    As usual, you set a magical table. I love the dogwoods too, as I grew up in Virginia and loved them every spring.

  30. April 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Your table is adorable! Love the colors of the dogwood and the bunny plates and eggs are just darling…Christine

  31. April 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    You have a beautiful blog! I love your photo’s. So beautiful…
    Happy Easter!

  32. pearlmaple
    April 6, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Happy Easter to you and the family.
    Thanks for sharing your creatively inspired Easter decorations.

  33. April 6, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I love all your blog !
    Magnifiques compositions,
    Bravo…Joyeuses Pâques,
    Mylise***

  34. April 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Well, you have gone and done it again…absolutely magical! Your blooming basket is beautiful and I adore the bunny plates. What a lovely and magical table for an Easter celebration.
    Wishing you a very Happy Easter.

  35. April 7, 2012 at 6:45 am

    The dogwood is beautiful! I have to say this is the first time I have truly looked at it with new eyes. Your table is absolutely gorgeous and so welcoming. After admiring your beautiful tablescape, I am having second thoughts about going out for Easter brunch.

  36. April 7, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Here in Houston we don’t see too many dogwood blooms, but by the time we return to Maine the ones in our yard will just be starting to bloom which is such a treat. I’ll try your conditioning tips and see how I fare with them on a table.

  37. Liz
    April 7, 2012 at 11:34 am

    So Sweet. I just love it! I kinda wish I would have picked those sweet plates up when I saw them… :(
    Thanks for sharing your fun post for Fresh-Cut Friday! :) I’m so glad you did! I hope you have a Blessed Easter weekend.

    ~Liz

  38. April 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    What a fabulous table to celebrate Easter. The dogwood blooms are so beautiful. I love your glasses in the different colors too. Your Easter bunny is so very kind and generous to bring you those lovely plates. Happy Easter, Mary!

  39. April 7, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Beautiful, Beautiful! I love the basket with the flowers and eggs. The azaleas, what a beautiful color. The egg shape bunny plates are adorable, make the tablescape “sparkle”.
    Wishing you and yours a glorious Easter.

    ~Emily
    the French Hutch

  40. April 8, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Beautiful!

    Happy Easter to you and yours!

  41. smiley39
    April 9, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    YOur tablescape is totally exquisite. I love your eggs, they are all so pretty and the egg dishes are stunning. Such pretty designs with the bunnies. Gorgeous centerpiece. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  42. April 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    This is just a delight for the eyes, Mary! Every inch of this table speaks of Spring & Easter & Rebirth! I’m impressed with your collection of bunny items. I wanna go shopping with YOU sometime…you must know all the best places.

    I hope you had a nice Easter with family & friends.
    Hugs,
    Rett

  43. April 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Such a beautiful Easter table. Your dogwood blossoms are gorgeous! Love the deep purples. Those egg dishes are just delightful — this is the perfect Easter setting.

  44. April 12, 2012 at 11:52 am

    so pretty mary, i love your easter egg plates, just darling! you have so many fun pieces~

  45. April 13, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Mary, your table setting was beautiful. It celebrated spring, it represented the meaning of Easter, and included the little ones with the darling Easter plates and vintage inspired eggs. Your floral arrangement was gorgeous, colors were so nice together, and nothing says spring like dogwood, hydrangea, ivy. I hope you and your family had a loving, blessed Easter Sunday. I know you said the vintage inspired eggs came from Micheals, which are long gone by now with after-Easter sale, would you remember the brand so I could do some investigating for a headstart for next year? Thanks for sharing.

  46. March 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    So very Lovely, I am in awe at all your posts! I love, love, love, your style and creativity! I have been at my computer for over an hour now, just going through all the beautiful images that catch my eye( on the side there), and gaining lots of inspiration too!

Thanks for your comments~ they make my day :)

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