In the Potting Shed: Jardin de Legumes and Bunnies


The Potting Shed is a Jardin de Legumes this week with inspiration from a handsome hare and serving of veggies!


I have all things garden on my mind with the arrival of spring! I had a little tabletop gardening fun with a veggie centerpiece and Farmers Market Salad Plates when I was lured by le lapin on this garden plaque, freshly picked from Pier 1 this spring. . .


Le lapin dans le jardin was as hard for me to resist as veggies are for bunnies, which explains why they haven’t been so quick to hop away after Easter.


Carrots. . .


Beets. . .




Onions. . .


Cabbage. . .






Kale. . .




Petit Pois are suspiciously absent . . .


The bunnies must have been eaten them first  :)




Table Details:

Jardin de Legumes Sign / Pier 1

Farmers Market Vegetable Salad Plate / Williams-Sonoma, last year

 Cabbage Plates, Bowls, and Bunny Salad Plates, Bordallo Pinheiro / Tuesday Morning, several years ago

Asparagus pitcher / HomeGoods, last year

Wallace Napoleon Bee Flatware / Horchow

Rattan Placemats  / Antique Farmhouse

Jute Runner & Veggie Napkins / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Napkin Rings / Williams-Sonoma

Gloves / Target, last year

Bunnies / retail days


For those of you still covered in snow, I hope you see some spring green soon!

In the Potting Shed: Jardin de Legumes

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  55 comments for “In the Potting Shed: Jardin de Legumes and Bunnies

  1. Shirley
    April 4, 2016 at 7:14 am

    I am quite new to your blog. It is such a joy- the staging & photos are stunning. I am looking forward to reading your archives.

  2. April 4, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Hard to choose favorites here, they’re all so wonderful, but those bees on that flatware and that sign are all that! Always so inspirational! Have a great week.

  3. Lanita Anderson
    April 4, 2016 at 7:31 am

    What a beautiful table….love, love, love the vegetable plates!! Happy Monday!

  4. Kim
    April 4, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Love it all!!

  5. Irene Kimball
    April 4, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Great display today. I enjoy your efforts at every posting. You obviously have a great eye for finding beautiful vignettes.

  6. April 4, 2016 at 7:51 am

    This is really beautiful. I love all the elements you chose to pull together. There’s nothing prettier than real veggies. :)

  7. April 4, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Oh Mary, those luncheon plates are so pretty and perfect for your garden table. The canning jars filled with flatware and a napkin look so cute, and also the garden glove filled with a napkin looks so pretty. The bunnies hopping about your table look full of mischief and add the perfect touch of whimsy. I can see that you’re happy to be puttering in the potting shed again, and so are we!

  8. April 4, 2016 at 8:17 am

    “Sigh,” I’m in heaven here Mary… There is nothing more fresh and spring like than an abundance of fresh vegetables and bunnies! You know I love your veggie plates, and the sign is oh so fabulous! Have fun puttering with your lapin and this lovely jardin de legumes this week- it’s hard to believe parts of the country are still getting snow, we were swimming yesterday :)

  9. Karen S
    April 4, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Cold and snowing here in Michigan so I really enjoy seeing all your beautiful, springlike photos. So glad I have found your blog. Karen

  10. Melissa Leach
    April 4, 2016 at 8:50 am

    What a beautiful way to start the day! I just love this post. I love me some bunnies and the little girl with her nose up in the air has stolen my heart! Thanks for sharing such a perfect post.

  11. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    April 4, 2016 at 8:56 am

    This is another awesome display. You always inspire. I love it all.

  12. Terie
    April 4, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Beautiful- as always!

  13. Sherri
    April 4, 2016 at 9:00 am

    I just love this! Your dishes and stainless, as always, are beautiful.

  14. April 4, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Mary, what a gorgeous setting…love the veggies, and those plates…perfection! Happy Monday!
    Pam @ Everyday Living

  15. Jacklyn carney
    April 4, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Mary, I love love love this post! I am a total fan of the Pier1 “Jardin” sign, I have several of the Jardin pieces myself, I love bunnies! We r having some big snow right now, wish I was in your neck of the woods, still have my fingers crossed on that one! Have a beautiful day, thanx for the beauty this am!🐰🐰🐰

  16. Sandi Allen
    April 4, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Love, Love, Love it all! What a Beautiful table setting!

  17. April 4, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I feel I just attended a table setting class of the best kind. Sweet, so colorful and full of life.

  18. April 4, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Gorgeous photos, love the greens. Gardens and bunnies go hand in hand, don’t they. Love your interpretation of the print. Great post, thanks, Sandi

  19. April 4, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Monday morning goodness! I could hop right into my computer sceen and feast on those ruby raddishes and crunchy dew kissed cabbage. The produce looks like it is fresh from the garden or market. Beautiful! Have to say that this table is thrilling my gardening instincts. Pinning lots of images from this post. Makes me want to host a garden party. So many fun ideas for a table. ;-)

  20. rattlebridge farm
    April 4, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Mary, this is so gorgeous, it should be on the cover of a magazine or book. Your centerpiece looks as if it was gathered from Mr. McGregor’s garden (with permission from MMCG). Your love of the natural world is evident in each detail that you’ve chosen. Also, I wanted to thank you for the GREAT ideas you gave me. I so wish we lived closer. We would have such fun.

  21. melinda
    April 4, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I am new to your blog as well…I save it for last because I love to take my time in looking at your wonderful settings,it is so inspirational,and you have quite the knack of making your vignettes.

  22. April 4, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    My ,morning coffee was much more enjoyable while scrolling though this post…Love it!

  23. Ellen Stillabower
    April 4, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Delish!! Makes me want to grow, cook & eat veggies!! So appetizing!!! 🐇🍆🍅🌶🌽

  24. Lauri
    April 4, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Another artful display…you never disappoint. And I adore the garden plaque! I see some healthy meals in your future with all those beautiful fresh veggies.

  25. April 4, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I have said it before, and I will say it again… No one tablescapes better than you! Delightful.

  26. kate
    April 4, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Well Hello and Thanks for the Beautiful Pictures ! Just got home to at least 4 inches of Snow after 4 inches yesterday . So much for my Poor pansies I put out in Window Boxes for Easter , maybe they’ll Spring Back . Coffee’s on and I’m gonna set a Pretty Table tonight since I’m now Inspired !!

  27. April 4, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    YOU are an Artist when it comes to putting things together on your blank canvas!!!! I just Love everthing here! It is SOooo exciting to see what you have done next in that Potting Shed! I’m with you I have been working outside in this beautiful weather but starting tomorrow it will be getting back cold…Come on warm weather and stay awhile….Me and Mary likes puttering in the Potting Shed.

  28. April 4, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Mary, I agree with Michael Lee above…and I think we ALL wish we lived nearby to play together in your potting shed! Such a beautiful table setting with the dishes and les lapins all looking quite content surrounded by crunchy veggies! I keep looking at your screen hanging on the wall with the dishes and gloves attached. What a great idea! Love it all. Linda

  29. April 4, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Here’s the $64,000 question… Did you have to draw straws to see who had to eat off of the kale plate??? Nice and springy on a cold and rainy day:@)

  30. April 4, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Absolutely love everything about this dish/garden vignette. Gorgeous and Darling all at the same time…….
    So glad you share with us……….
    Blessings Nellie

  31. April 4, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Oh Mary, this is one of my favorite things you have done! That sign was the perfect jumping off point and the salad plates are GORGEOUS!!! Your eye and attention to detail is amazing. Thank you.

  32. linda kemp
    April 4, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    I loved the sign and was so glad you aren’t done with bunnies :}

  33. Cynthia Raines
    April 4, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Love it all,~ veggies, plates, but Miss Bunny with her nose in the air is the cutest!

  34. April 5, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Your tablescape was wonderful. I appreciate your presentation and I know it takes a lot of time to put together a beautiful post. Thank you so much.

  35. April 5, 2016 at 9:21 am

    This is so inspiring, Mary…I love all the wonderful touches of spring!
    We were on the same wavelength this week, with plates our displayed on edge & mason jars….although I like your canning jars filled with flatware and napkins better. I must remember that! You’ve taught me SO MUCH!
    The plates are just darling & I so wish I could come sit with you beside your lake & nibble some healthy veggies.

  36. April 5, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Great eye candy for the soul in all your details today. I was wondering if the great window in your potting shed was planned for the perfect photoshoots or if it just happened. Lovely post.

  37. Melodie Strickland
    April 5, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Love the fresh produce in your Potting Shed, the bunnies as well as your tablescape!!

  38. April 5, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Oh so fresh and beautiful….and I love the way you inserted the napkin into the garden glove!….Yes, those bunnies can be pesky….but they sure are adorable! Have a great week Mary!

  39. Judy Gaaskjolen
    April 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Of course, I love your Garden vighette! I purchased that same rabbit picture . Now im re-doing my living room . Im decorating with vegetables and rabbits..Its a nice change, from using flowers. Everything you mentioned, you bought last year. I would love to have those vegetable salad plates.. Im having a hard time finding decorations for this theme.

  40. April 6, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    You did it again girl. Love all the setting in the pot shed. Always enjoy your blog.

  41. April 7, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Wow, beautiful, so much inspiration here. As always, such attention to detail.

  42. April 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Lovely as always! I am still not getting your posts. When I try to sign up again it says I am already a follower. Any ideas?? Thanks!

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Hi Mary, I’m thinking that if it says you’re already a follower you’re getting post notifications sent to your spam folder? Have you checked there?

  43. April 7, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Just. Spectacular. So, so pretty and charming!

  44. Ann
    April 7, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Hi, I’m new to your blog and just love this post. Fell in love with the Jardin de Legumes Sign but can’t find it at Pier 1. Help!

    best, Ann

    • April 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Thanks Ann, I wish I could help! I bought the sign from Pier 1 around the end of February/beginning of March. All I know to tell you is to check with your local store to see if they can check other stores’ inventory to see if one shows up. Good luck!

  45. April 7, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I love everything about this post!!!

  46. April 7, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    LOVE this, Mary!!!

  47. April 8, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Your hare and veggies garden shed is so full of life and vitality. Green is not my favorite color, but I love how you bring together natural veggies with their roots and stems intact with the dishes they inspired. Spring is here in north Texas with wildflowers blooming along the roads and in pastures. The wildflowers are such a common sight every year that the road construction crews looked right past them and plopped their porta potty in the midst of a stand or bluebonnets. Quite a juxtaposition.


  48. Kathy G
    April 9, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    How wonderful that you can start gardening so soon!! We live in ski country Utah, and are a month later than you; does your Autumn season start early also? Love the vegetable centerpiece. they look so beautiful in their natural form and the pic with the water dropped dew is just a work of art. The plates I purchased from WS last fall and am looking forward to using them and seeing you enjoy them also!!

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