It’s hard to believe it’s the last week in April! Where did the month go?
I couldn’t resist a little tabletop fun with bunnies before they hop away with May’s arrival. . .
Floral bunny salad plates were on sale at Pottery Barn after Easter. I was happy to find three of the four designs still available for a little spring table fun.
They’re joining terra cotta pots, flowers, a watering can, bird’s nest and birdhouse for a garden table in the Potting Shed.
A jute runner provides a foundation for a mossy runner for a little woodland garden landscape on the countertop.
Beaded burlap bunny ear napkin rings marry a pair of napkins, a bunny paired with a green and white check.
A French inspired botanical garden plaque, Le Jardin Botanique, is with flowering with bulbs, butterflies, dragonflies and bunny. It’s a companion to the Jardin de Legumes that provided some a bunny and veggie inspiration last spring.
I picked up a copy of The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden from a used book seller a couple of months ago. Beautifully illustrated, her “nature notes” from 1905 chronicle months of the calendar year with anecdotes, folklore, and poems, and are accompanied by her watercolor paintings of flowers, plants, birds, butterflies and landscape scenes of the British countryside.
Both Edith Holden’s Nature Notes and The Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady are a treat to peruse if you enjoy nature and gardening.
I cut some flowers and greenery from the garden to fill some long tom terra cotta pots as vases. . .some purple spikes of Veronica, Lenten rose, fern, lamb’s ear, and penstemon. We spend most of Saturday working and planting shrubs and flowers around the Potting Shed so they could get a thorough soaking from our rain on Sunday and today.
Mismatched vintage flatware is tied with a jute ribbon and twiggy woven mats provide some woodland texture.
Le Jardin Botanique Sign / Pier 1
Floral Bunny Salad Plates / Pottery Barn
Cabbage Plates , Bordallo Pinheiro / Tuesday Morning, several years ago
Moss Runner, Hobby Lobby
Flatware / vintage
Goblets / Artland, HomeGoods, several years ago
Rattan Placemats / World Market, several years ago
Jute Runner & Bunny Napkins / Pottery Barn, several years ago
Napkin Rings / Pier 1
Bunny plant picks / Target, several years ago
Bunnies / retail days
Find “The Earth Laughs in Flowers” and a little giveaway for my garden lovin’ friends, HERE. The winners will be chosen May 6th.
Hope you’re enjoying a little gardening time where you are!