Potting Shed: Tabletop Gardening with Bunnies and Spring Bulbs

I have a case of spring and bunny fever with our 70 degree temperatures. . .

And I’m ready for some garden time, flowers, eggs and bunnies, with Easter on its way!

Mother Nature is unpredictable and our frost date is April 15th, so I’m biding my time and satisfying my craving for flowers with a little tabletop gardening!

My garden of gloves is growing and a new pair holds a napkin and flatware for a garden table setting in the Potting Shed.

I’m always on the look out for a blooming fork, knife, or spoon to add to bouquet vintage flatware, especially when I can pick one up for a dollar or two at an antique mall or consignment store.

The small pots of daffodils and hyacinths were $1 at Walmart, a lot of flower power for the buck and can be planted in the garden after the blooms fade to enjoy next year.

I transferred the bulbs to terra cotta pots, topped them with some green moss and added a blooming vintage fork and faux speckled eggs.

A 18 x 48″ moss table runner from Hobby Lobby is layered over a  jute runner on the countertop. If you download their mobile app, you can have a 40% off coupon at your gardening glove fingertips. ;)

A bunny is blooming with a mini pot of daffodils and eggs.

A gardening tool set is blooming with Morning Glories. . .

And bunny salad plates from HomeGoods are wearing flowers.

Help yourself to some Blooming Bunny Ear Cupcakes, here. A sweet treat for Easter or to hop over on your spring dessert table!

 Table Details:

Cabbage Plates & Bowls / Bordallo Pinheiro, Tuesday Morning, several years ago

Floral Bunny Salad Plates / BIA Cordon Bleu, HomeGoods

Pastel Bunny Salad Plates / HomeGoods, last year, used here

Morning Glory Gardening Tool Set / MacKenzie-Childs

Eggs / Target, several years ago

Bunny / HomeGoods, used here

Gardening Gloves / Womanswork Floral Pattern Arm Saver Gloves

Napkins / Pier 1

Moss Table Runner / Hobby Lobby

Flatware / Vintage, Antique Mall

 Thank you for your visit!

Sharing with:  Metamorphosis Monday

  44 comments for “Potting Shed: Tabletop Gardening with Bunnies and Spring Bulbs

  1. March 27, 2017 at 7:07 am


  2. Linda L
    March 27, 2017 at 7:45 am

    What you do with a dollar blooming spring bulb from Walmart is just amazing! I’m going today to see if my Walmart has the same flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. March 27, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Beautiful a usual…love the bunnies and flowers. No spring flowers at our Wal-Mart yet, maybe closer to Easter since we still are cold.

  4. RS
    March 27, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Thank you. Love the grass mat and all the toppings!

  5. Ellen Stillabower
    March 27, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Just screams EASTER and SPRING!!! Love it all!!🦋🌼💐🐇🌸

  6. March 27, 2017 at 8:45 am

    A potter’s heaven Mary, what is happier than bunnies and spring bulbs! Oh goodness, all the bunny plates! Luckily HG is an hour away from my coastal home or I would be there today! What a happy garden scene! It’s going to be hard to wait until April 15 for planting this year~

  7. March 27, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Mary, you have such a happy springtime setting. Bunnies, eggs, and potted flowers make my heart sing…Happy Monday!

  8. Donna Rowe
    March 27, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Beautiful spring display, I love the cabbage bowls under the clay pots.

  9. Susie
    March 27, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Mary, I purchased the decorating tips at your suggestion and LOVE them! So easy to use and so many possibilities.
    Thanks again for sharing your sources!

    • March 27, 2017 at 10:54 am

      They are fun aren’t they Susie?!! 🌸🌺💐

  10. Cyndi Raines
    March 27, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Love all of it!

  11. Cristy Lee Bennett
    March 27, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I have not left a comment before today but I have so enjoyed your beautiful and inspiring posts over the last year or two that I have been following. The themes and ideas, colors and textures conveyed through your pictures are truly breath-taking. Thank You for brightening my day each time I view your latest post!

    • March 27, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your sweet comment Cristy. ♥

  12. Eddi Reid
    March 27, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Your posts always make me smile. Beautiful as always.

  13. March 27, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Such cuteness! I must confess to being a bit in love with bunnies at the moment as well.

  14. March 27, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Very sweet, and my favorite place, your garden shed. LOL, still not Spring here even a little bit, except forsythia, which waffles between blooming and freezing, Sandi

  15. March 27, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Oh Mary, your potting shed is just bursting with happiness from the bunnies and the blossoms. You must be in a state of joy when you’re working in there. Cissy spent the night with me on Saturday and she wanted to see what I ordered from Amazon. We will so enjoy using the decorating tips. Nana and Cissy’s Bakery will be having fun!!

  16. March 27, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I agree with Sandi above….my favorite place to visit your Potting Shed! Everything just so pretty. I adore bunnies even though the live ones eat my flowers.Those pastel plates I would love to find, just too cute! I have been playing in my Potting Shed because like you said got to wait past frost date. My husband ran me out of the detached garage yesterday when I mentioned I might decorate it also….LOL

  17. Marion
    March 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    As usual Mary you have decorated beautifully. I love the bunny dishes.

  18. Joan
    March 27, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    thank You for sharing your potting shed tabletop. very thing is so special.

  19. Marilyn
    March 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    The flowers are beautiful. Your bulbs came up very nice. The setting is pretty.

  20. Lisa Montgomery
    March 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I absolutely love the idea of the garden glove as a utensil holder. How charmed would your gardening friends be if you had them over for lunch and had an adorable set of gloves for a take home gift. You are so creative!

  21. March 27, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Lovin’ the new bunny plates with flower tiaras Mary:@) I so-so-so, want some sun and warmth… Enjoy:@)

  22. jillian
    March 27, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    ok…now I have to go to walmart…what a deal! I saw those cute garden tools on Mackenzie Childs, (where I was ordering courtly check salad plates) The morning glories are pretty, I grow them on the fence every year in bright blue mixed with a dark raspberry. As per usual an awesome setting!

  23. March 27, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Well, I will have to check my Walmart again as I haven’t seen ANY spring plants at all! For a dollar a piece I will be able to fill my cart!!!! Then fill my flower beds!!! I have hyacinths coming up and want to have alot more. My tete a tetes got covered in snow…. This table is fabulous, just blooming with happiness! I love it all!

  24. March 27, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    You found even more cute bunny plates! It’s so much fun to see you play with tabletop and gardening themes combined. I’m in love with those long gardening gloves. I will head to Hobby Lobby this week. ;-)
    Shopping Round Top today and tomorrow, and I think of you at almost every turn. You would love this venue!
    Cute mini plants. I’ll stop by Walmart and see if any are available here.
    Happy Spring!

  25. March 28, 2017 at 7:46 am

    I love Springtime in the Potting Shed! You have certainly incorporated all the the charm and wonder of Spring with your beautiful place settings to the enchanting vignettes with always an element of creative surprises! Have a most beautiful Spring day Mary!

  26. March 28, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about this tablescape. You got such a deal on the hyacinths and daffodils at Walmart! I love the idea of the gardening gloves with the forks inserted. This would be a great way to give the gloves as favors to your guests at a springtime luncheon. So much prettiness! Thanks for sharing.

  27. March 29, 2017 at 8:54 am

    This table display is too cute. I’d love for you to join our link up To Grandmas House We Go. It opens Tuesday nights around 11pm ET.

  28. March 30, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    What a happy place!!! I want to come over and just sit in your potting shed!!! Surely it would be a calming, cheerful place to be!!

  29. March 31, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Your table looks positively stunning! So happy to see a lot of your pretty things came from my beloved Homegoods. Enjoy your weekend.

  30. March 31, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I love all the Easter decorations, the bunnies are so cute and all the dishes are lovely. A gardeners dream!!!
    I would love to have you drop by and share on Friday Features,
    Have a great weekend!

  31. April 3, 2017 at 2:10 am

    Lovely Setup! You have prepared your garden for spring time. It is so amazing that I can not get away my eyes from it.

  32. April 3, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Super cute Mary. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  33. March 29, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Mary, I just swoon over your any of your garden shed- gardening tables. They just make me want to get out there and garden – even though its 40degrees and raining here. This post is just gorgeous, every little detail and the beautiful photography just shines!! You definitely brighten a rainy day with this one!!

  34. mrsben
    March 30, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Such a creative and Spring like table. Particularly love the use of real flowers! Not being a gardener myself, perhaps you could answer a few questions for me as am wondering do you recommend pre-chilled bulbs and does one still have to force process them in a cold temperature? i.e.: Store them in a fridge. Reason for asking; as my daughter is leader of a Brownie pack (ages 7 to 9) I am wondering if it could be a project for them to do? Of course it would be for next year but I am thinking they could also personalize their containers and IF timed correctly, perhaps the bulbs would be in bloom for Easter and they could gift them to someone special. Any input you have about the process would be greatly appreciated as even with the wildest stretch of the imagination, I do ‘not’ have a green thumb … . Thank you!
    P.S.: For those interested in herbs; I just noticed the other day in one of our discount $-Stores that they do have pre-packaged kits for growing them indoors. The variety was quite wide in choice and though I do live in Canada in all probability they carry them in the States.

  35. Jane
    April 1, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Your ideas are endless. Beautiful display. Love it all. So cheerful!
    Happy Spring!

  36. February 26, 2020 at 6:58 am

    Beautiful! Love all the color, blooms and bunnies!

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