A-Tisket, A-Tasket


A-Tisket, A-Tasket,

I filled an Easter Basket. . .


With some hydrangeas and bunny-approved veggies,

along with a few Easter Eggs

for a casual Easter table centerpiece!


Bunnies are hiding among the flowers

on the runner and napkins~


They also hide among the salad greens  with

 Petite Palmiers masquerading as Bunny Ears :)


 Necessity is the mother of invention

in tablescaping on occasion,

so ruffly Salad Savoy surrounds

blooming egg cups~


I found Tulip Egg Cups hidden like an Easter Egg

recently in Pottery Barn for 75% off!


 I discovered later they are a wee bit large to hold eggs. . .

hence the discount :)


So the eggs are held in place with

a small glue dot and with

Salad Savoy filling in the gaps~


The Tulip Cups are better sized for

60th Anniversary Peeps~


Hippity Hoppity Carrot Cupcakes :)




Bordallo Pinheiro Bunny Plates have been been cooped up in the bunny hutch and are making a tabletop debut, found a year ago at Tuesday Morning.


The basket centerpiece has a few bunny favorites including a favorite flower to nibble on~ hydrangea, along with brussels sprouts, lettuce and asparagus.








Runner, Napkins & Egg Cups/ Pottery Barn

Flatware/ Portmeirion Botanic Garden

White Plates/ Paula Deen Whitaker

Bunny Plates/Bordallo Pinheiro, Tuesday Morning


Woven Chargers/ Pier1 & World Market

Quilted Coverlet/ Kohl’s


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  60 comments for “A-Tisket, A-Tasket

  1. March 28, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Your table is beautiful Mary, I love the great runner and napkins! The egg cups look pretty with the greenery in them-Happy Easter to you too:@)

  2. Rhonda
    March 28, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Your table is beautifully set for the celebration. I love every inch if it. Breathtaking!

  3. March 28, 2013 at 6:17 am

    I love this. I just happen to be working on a “birthday at Easter” themed table for my daughter for Saturday, and I’m using peeps. I am so inspired by your use of the savory instead of faux grass or something. This is wonderfully timely for me. (If I copycat you in any way and ever post it, I’ll be sure to name my inspiration.)I actually think your oversized egg cups are more versatile than the regular ones!

  4. Dani
    March 28, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Wonderful ! Such an inviting table setting , on top of all : You can sit outside and enjoy the sun !
    Lucky you to have Pottery barn nearby , the closest for me is in NC Charlotte which is 90 m away …
    Yesterday ,very early in the morning, a bunny came into my garden and picked the little tulips (uhhh) – the first really green signs of spring , than he hopped on to the (closed) chicken coop – looking for eggs ? So , Easter is really just around the corner. Happy Easter !

  5. Sandi Lee
    March 28, 2013 at 7:16 am

    The egg cups with the Savoy lettuce-perfect!

  6. March 28, 2013 at 7:44 am

    The quilt, the runner, the napkins, the bunny plates (swoon), the tulip *egg*/peep holders …. can’t get more perfect for Spring and Easter. Love it!

  7. March 28, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Oh my gosh, I want to come to your house for Easter! Absolutely gorgeous!
    Enjoy your day!


  8. March 28, 2013 at 8:02 am

    stunning :)

  9. March 28, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Adorable, Mary! Brussels sprouts, artichokes, hydrangeas are some of my very favorite things and the way you’ve combined them with the occasional egg tucked in is so much fun! It’s kind of like an Easter egg hunt on the table!
    The tulip cups are such a great find, and you have already found so many cute ways to use them. I especially love the savoy cabbage and the robin’s blue speckled egg! Happy Easter!

  10. March 28, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Everything is just amazing!
    I love the use of food/vegetables in the basket.
    I specially love the napkins, so darling.
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. KIM
    March 28, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Over the top gorgeous as you always do. You really should send this in to Pottery Barn on their blog. They are featuring PB table settings when I looked today.

  12. Jennifer Vidmer
    March 28, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Again, simply LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your gorgeous Easter ideas – oh how you have inspired me this Easter Mary!!! Once again I adore your use of color and materials here – – the brussels sprouts with the pink hydrangia – WOW such a gorgeous combination of my favorite color scheme of pinks and greens:)) Your creativity is a joy to behold and I am thrilled to have come upon your specail ideas on Home is Where the Boat Is!!! It is so fun to have found your blog just as we are getting to know your beautiful Lake Norman area as our son is now a freshman at Davidson College. We have fallen in love with the Charlotte/Lake Norman area and love our visits there. I would LOVE to take you to lunch or coffee one day Mary – and give you a huge THANK YOU for your amazing ideas and inspirations!!! Enjoy a wonderful Easter at the Lake!!!

  13. Cheryl
    March 28, 2013 at 8:37 am

    So refreshing Mary…we still have snow on the ground here!
    Because the tulip egg cups are large, they’d make great votives,too.

  14. Margaret
    March 28, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Such a pretty and inviting table!

  15. March 28, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Darling Mary!! I love this entire Easter table!
    Art by Karena

  16. Paula
    March 28, 2013 at 9:24 am

    As always Beautiful !!
    Enjoy your day!

  17. March 28, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Oh my goodness Mary, love the large egg cups. The Peeps are dare I say elegant? Just a beautiful table. Have a blessed and Happy Easter, Olive

  18. March 28, 2013 at 9:55 am

    As always, Mary, gorgeous, artistic, boundless creativity, I never knew Brussels sprouts could be so pretty! Happy and blessed Easter to you and your family. xo

  19. March 28, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Just beautiful. Those birdie peeps are too cute!! Have a wonderful Easter, Mary!

  20. March 28, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Really pretty, Mary! I have not seen the 60th anniversary Peeps but they are beautiful. As always, all of your creative touches make such a beautiful presentation.

  21. March 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Mary- You did a fabulous job on this! Love the arrangement and the tablecloth and napkins. Those bunny dishes are awesome! Have a great Easter, Liz

  22. March 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Most beautiful, as always! I love your florals and those little egg cups! You always set such a lovely table. Happy Easter to you!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  23. March 28, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    So beautiful and full of promises for Spring! Love the quilted topper!

  24. March 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Kicking myself again and again! I passed those bunny plates up, not thinking ahead.. omgoodness. Your table always inspires me and this is no exception. The gorgeous bunny on the table is by far my favorite. He just looks wonderful. Love the centerpiece!! How clever to be the mother of invention and fill those cups.. They are so cute none the less. In the spring, a small viola… a sweet appetizer so many uses come to mind. Have a beautiful day and a very joyful Easter. xo marlis

  25. March 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Mary what a beautiful table scape for Easter. Love how you used veggies, flowers and eggs along with your bunnies. Have a beautiful Easter.

  26. March 28, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Mary- That is absolutely GORGEOUS! You have pulled everything together beautifully. You do such a nice job- xo Diana

  27. March 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Mary, you table is so beautiful. What a charming set up for Easter..Have a happy one..Judy

  28. March 28, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Love the combination of the natural colors and the Easter pastels – all masterfully combined by the skillful eye of Mary. Love the results of your necessity!

    – The Tablescaper

  29. Bonnie Keearns
    March 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    What a beautiful tablescape! You are truly blessed with a gift from heaven…just breath-taking. May you and your family have a blessed Easter!

  30. March 28, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    We’re going to start calling YOU the Mother of Invention!!! :-) What a great idea to not only help hold the eggs in place but to give them an Easter garden look! Bravo, Mary! You’ve gotten other great uses out of those great cups (75% off?!??!?!?!!) already, and I’m sure you’ll find more ways for future uses. (They look like they’d hold the perfect luncheon-sized scoop of ice cream or portion of sorbet in between courses!) Your centerpiece is slam dunk, hippity hop, right on and cool in that great twig basket!!! LOVE those precious linens!!!!!!!!! Have a Happy Easter, dear Mary!

  31. March 28, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Mary I love what you did with your eggs. A little problem leads to a wonderful new way to do things. The ruffly edge of the greens make the egg cups look even more special!!!
    LOVE everything… as usually. Looking at your blog is like eating my favorite dessert… I savor it!

  32. March 29, 2013 at 2:34 am

    The tulip egg cups would probably be great with duck eggs…Smile~

  33. jp
    March 29, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Your tablescape is absolutely beautiful….everything is staged and -ordinated jsut perfectly! Love your bunny dishes!!!

  34. Pam Tocornal
    March 29, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Reading your blog is always like sunshine in my day….thank you! Best wishes for a blessed Easter to you and yours as well as all your followers…

  35. March 29, 2013 at 11:23 am

    oh my, your centerpiece is just the epitome of Spring. It’s gorgeous!

  36. Amy
    March 29, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Your table is just beautiful! I love it all!

  37. March 29, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    charming… and twins, so redundant these days, but either we both have shopping issues, or we share the same taste, lets go for the latter! if i miss you, wishing you a very happy easter from the the cottage by the sea~

  38. March 29, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Your table is lovely and such a welcome respite from the garish and fluorescent colors one sees everywhere at Easter. I love your linens, green bunny plates and the uber-clever solution of using the pretty lettuce to adapt the too-large egg cups. I like it better than if the eggs had fit without it!

  39. March 29, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Well, the egg cup presentation is a darling idea. I need to stop by BP and see what might be left. ‘-) Your Easter table is sheer delight as always. Hope your Easter Weekend is filled with joy. ~ Sarah

  40. March 29, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Wowser, Mary! I love the beautiful colors and photography in this post. I have been a lazy bum this week, but I’ve had sooooo much fun! Sometimes we need lazy weeks! ;P

    I hope you have a Blessed Easter! Your Easter posts have certainly been a blessing to me.


  41. Ellen Martin
    March 30, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Absolutely beautiful Easter table, especially the wonderful centerpiece!! Your photography is inspiring! I agree…….you should submit to Pottery Barn. Have a blessed Easter!

  42. March 30, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Ooh my, dear Mary, first off, I noticed the pretty runner and napkins. However, the bunny on the table is swoon- worthy. He looks aged to bunny perfection. I love all the uses for your new PB egg cups. I’d be using the bunny plates every chance I had. Happy Easter to you and your family and thanks for the inspiration and beauty you share

  43. March 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Your bunny plates are delightful and perfect for this tablescape! The colors and textures are just beautiful… Happy Easter to you and yours!

  44. March 30, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    What a beautiful Easter table, Mary! And our weather is going to cooperate so that you can eat outside! Love the peeps in the egg cups! Wishing you a marvelous Easter!

  45. March 30, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Hello Mary,
    You, dear woman, are a person after my own heart! I adore your sense of style in all things. LOVE your blog! It is so very inspiring…
    Happy Easter to you and your family from Newfoundland, Canada where it has been snowing for the past 2 days – it feels like February all over again! Sigh. Your photos have put the ‘spring’ in my step again that I so desperately needed. Thank YOU!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  46. Rattlebridge Farm
    March 30, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    So elegant, inviting, and fresh. I love the edible ruffles around the eggs (but I love everything you do). Have a lovely Easter!

  47. March 31, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Greetings! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having trouble finding one?
    Thanks a lot!

  48. March 31, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Mary, just popping in to wish you an Easter filled with sunshine and happy times. ~ Sarah

  49. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    April 2, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Oh wow, another unreal tablescape. I love it. The bunny plates and napkins are perfect and so is everything else. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  50. April 3, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    beautiful! this is just beautiful..ALL of it….I am visiting from Kathleen’s Let’s Dish…nice to meet you..
    Love, Mona

  51. April 3, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Mary, this is my favorite of all the tables you have done! I love all the green and white against the brown placemats and chargers.

  52. Dining Delight
    April 4, 2013 at 12:30 am

    You always do up such fabulous tablescapes and this one is no exception! So many pretty details and the colour scheme is lovely. Then there’s the food items – yummy! Your photos are terrific and capture the beauty of it all – though I’d love to see it in real life too!


  53. April 4, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Mary, that savoy is genius! It all looks delightful, your flowers, the quilt, the bunny plates, just perfect!
    Thanks so much for linking to Let’s Dish!

  54. April 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Mary, I love everything about this table. I am such of fan of natural elements. Dianne

  55. Liz
    April 5, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Darling! I love the little blue eggs snuggled into the centerpiece. SO perfect for Easter!
    Thank you so much for joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday! :)

  56. May 15, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Reblogged this on homeiswheretherootslead.wordpress.com.

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  58. Bev
    April 3, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Love this table, especially those napkins and table runner.

  59. April 8, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    That’s beautiful as always Mary.

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