Hopping into Spring

Happy first day of Spring! Spring officially arrives today in the Northern Hemisphere, even if it doesn’t quite feel like it across parts of the country!

 I’m hopping into spring and sharing a round-up of spring and a little Easter inspiration from the archives. Click on the links for more details or to revisit the complete post.

Bunny Garden Table in the Potting Shed

Spring table fun with bunnies in the Potting Shed in search of a Jardin de Legumes or garden veggies

Layered Spring Salad

 A make-ahead recipe and flavorful salad for your potluck, family gathering or barbecue!

Hopping into Spring Wreath

Updated wreath for spring with an easy technique to make a multi-ribbon bow, no bow tying skills required!

 Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life

 The origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and Bunny planter with bulbs, eggs, violas and stamped spoon garden marker

Peter Rabbit’s Carrot Zucchini Muffins

Sure to please everybunny with the addition of carrot, zucchini, apple and coconut

Celebrate Spring at the Table

A blooming cabbage centerpiece, mini cabbage bowl flower arrangements, a wheelbarrow toting bunny

Bunny Ears Salad

 Fun and easy for Easter with “bunny ears” hiding in the salad greens and easy recipe for Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette! Use ready-made palmiers as a short cut from the grocery store!

Bunnies and Blossoms Spring Tablescape

Create a Blooming Centerpiece for Easter

If spring had a smell, it would be hyacinths! This easy blooming centerpiece uses pots of bulbs from the garden center that can be planted in the garden after the blooms fade.

Spring Tea Sandwiches with Flower and Herb Cheese

Tea sandwiches for a garden or tea party using cucumber, radish and edible flowers

Spring in a Drawer!

Repurpose a drawer as a planter for spring with bulbs, eggs, moss and bunny!

Easter Basket Cupcakes!

As Fun To Make As They Are To Eat!

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail and Easter Egg Hunt Table

Blooming Bunny Ear Cupcakes

A sweet ending for Easter or fun to hop over to your spring dessert table!

Hoppy Happy Spring!


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  40 comments for “Hopping into Spring

  1. March 20, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Mary, Thank for the beautiful spring and Easter inspiration! What a breath of fresh air and feast for the eyes for a chilly morning. I’m hoping to make some of your Easter basket cupcakes this year. Happy Spring!

  2. Debbie Joens
    March 20, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Thank you for always providing inspiration for beautiful tables!

  3. Kathy M
    March 20, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Happy Spring Mary,
    The vernal equinoxes full moon was an amazing way to welcome in a new season. Although it is chilly here this morning the sun is shining and the sky is Carolina blue. Lots of chores to do but will be sure to get out in the garden this afternoon. Your carrot muffins will definitely be added to my Easter brunch menu. Wish I had one to have with my coffee right now!

  4. Sharon
    March 20, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Your floral Easter designs are gorgeous! Love the tulip-hydrangea-cabbage arrangement, going to try that!

  5. March 20, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Thank you Mary, the perfect way for me to begin this Spring 2019 day! The sun is shining and we will be 66 degrees today! My favorites from your archives are the blooming Bunny Ear cupcakes, the tea sandwiches with the pansies and the drawer planter, so cute! Happy Spring!

  6. Linda L
    March 20, 2019 at 9:01 am

    That repurposed drawer planter is still stands as perhaps my favorite of your many shared creative ideas. Lovely post!

  7. March 20, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Happy Spring Mary! What a most beautiful way to welcome in Spring today! Your round-ups always make us happy as we cannot get enough of your beautiful food, flower, and table creations! With so many wonderful ideas here, it is so hard to pick a favorite…but I all things bunnies are my favorites! So that means pretty much everything here!! Have a most beautiful Spring Day Mary!

  8. March 20, 2019 at 9:20 am

    that was fun, especially since I am waking up to rain… All this color is a huge hopping hoorah and a breath of fresh spring air!

  9. Sally
    March 20, 2019 at 9:35 am

    What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing so many fabulous ideas.💕💐🐰🌷🌺

  10. Alice Genzlinger
    March 20, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Your post tickles me PINK!

  11. Ellen Stillabower
    March 20, 2019 at 9:49 am

    HAPPY SPRING TO YOU TOO!! 💐🌻🌼🌺🌿🌸🐰🐇

  12. Cyndi Raines
    March 20, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Ahhh, spring! What a great post and it’s getting me antsy to be out in my garden shed. That forsythia bunny wreath is so cute! I just planted some daffodill bulbs in a cute pale green bucket to bloom in my dinning room as I didn’t get them in the ground in time last fall. It will be fun to have blooms in the house. Love all your pretty pictures Mary, so delightful! Happy Spring! ⚘🐑🌾🐇

  13. Bonnie Morgan
    March 20, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Thanks for the inspiration!. Everything spring is on my mind. It is such a happy time. All your round-up posts are beautiful!
    The little sandwiches are stunning. I remember all of the posts but couldn’t pick a favorite.
    Have a great first day of spring.🌺

  14. Clara
    March 20, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Happy Spring Mary! It’s a wonderful way to welcome spring with beautiful colorful plates, bunnies & flowers. Thanks for such an enjoyable post. Clara 🐥🐇🌞🌷

  15. Ellie
    March 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Always love your page and ideas. Thank you so much for bringing to us and being an inspiration. Have to get hoppy now and practice making bunny ear cupcakes.

  16. March 20, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Oh Mary! You always amaze me with your gorgeous photography and delicious recipes!

    Happy Spring! 🌼🌸

  17. March 20, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Green green green! I love the green tablescape with the tiny green bench and green bunny plates! If you ask anyone I know, they would look at that and say “that’s so you!”. Just really punched all my buttons.

  18. March 20, 2019 at 11:53 am

    This is the perfect way to welcome spring, a post full of inspiration for tables, food, and just “feel good” joy. Your looks back always take me on a marvelous trip. Thank you, sweet friend. Happy First Day of Spring!

  19. March 20, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Mary, your spring flower photos are amazing! Would it be okay if I linked to your Butchart gardens post and used a few images in my newsletter (with proper credit of course)? My newsletter is where I share all the things inspiring me.

  20. Kathleen
    March 20, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    What a gorgeous post….something for everybunny as you say! So many things to see that I have to save this post and re-read. Love all the bunny plates and well, just all the bunnies you have (the bunny cake plate!). Your pictures are fantastic and really inspire spring activity. Yesterday, here in northern California it was warm and sunny and I was able to rake most of the fall leaves out of the flower beds. Today it is raining and dreary…quite a difference so your post is most welcome!

  21. March 20, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Mary, you welcomed spring perfectly! Thanks for the inspiration on the first day of spring, every image is beautiful!

  22. Shirley Graham
    March 20, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you so much!!! loved everything. Would like to know where you found some of those plates! Flowers & bunnies are lovely!!!

    • March 20, 2019 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks Shirley! I’m not sure which plates you’re referring to. All the sources are listed on the original posts, just click the links for the details! 🌸🐰🌷🐇🌺

  23. Dorinda Selke
    March 20, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Hi Mary – such beautiful springtime colors have gotten me motivated to start my Easter decorating. Thanks for your inspiration! ~ Dorinda

  24. Cristy Lee Bennett
    March 20, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Spring is my most favorite season of the year and your post today welcomes it so beautifully! I have the bunny and pansy teapot pictured at the start of your post already sitting on my kitchen counter to greet me each day.

  25. Virginia
    March 20, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Mary, this post is a reminder of just how talented you are and beautiful reminder of spring and what is to come especially since it is gloomy and rainy here. I saved the tea sandwiches to my Tea Party Board and look forward to serving them in the future.

  26. March 20, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    The bunny ears in the salad still make me smile Mary, and I have those icing tips but still haven’t tried them… Gotta hop to that:@)

    • Kammie Mix
      March 21, 2019 at 8:13 am

      Fun and very springy! Thanks for the visual uplift!

  27. March 20, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Oh Mary, what a wonderful roundup of Spring/Easter ideas for decor and food. I’m always grateful to have you for inspiration. Happy first day of Spring! 🌷🐣🐇

  28. Lisa
    March 20, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    I need your help, pls. I adore your Pier 1 French wood wall hangings. I know they’re no longer available from Pier 1. I was hoping I could buy a prints of the original art online somewhere. Could you please tell me if the artist’s name is listed somewhere? (I’ve searched ebay and Etsy for resales, to no avail; and googled the titles of the prints; but haven’t found anything.) Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • March 20, 2019 at 7:36 pm

      Hi Lisa, I Googled and found Jardin de Legumes image was by Midwest-CBK Country Garden Jardin de Legumes, Midwest of Cannon Falls, Inc. I’m guessing it and Jardin Botanique are licensed images. I can’t find where they’re for sale anywhere. Good luck!

      • Lisa
        March 25, 2019 at 10:30 am

        Thank you so much!

  29. Marion
    March 20, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Mary you always make everything so special. I enjoy your posts.

  30. Joan
    March 20, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Everything is so cheery and pretty. It is just perfect for Spring and Easter.

  31. Marilyn
    March 20, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    What can i say Mary, you never fail to amaze me with your tablescapes. You make everything so beautiful. Thank You for sharing all your lovely displays.

  32. Chloe Crabtree
    March 20, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Happy Spring Mary! What lovely images you have shared that has me wanting to set every table, decorate the front porch and start cutting out sweet little bunnies from cheese! Bravo!

  33. March 21, 2019 at 12:22 am

    Mary, this is a beautiful post. The salad with strawberry vinaigrette reminds me that strawberry season is just around the corner. Hopping through Spring with a delicious salad and great ideas for my table.

  34. Susan H Whetstine
    March 21, 2019 at 6:50 am

    I love looking at your posts. They are so inspirational and give me lots of ideas!! I hope to some day have a potting shed of my own!!

  35. Rita C.
    March 21, 2019 at 7:53 am

    You have the BEST of the best, Mary! I just found out my vertical neighborhood enjoys entertaining, so it looks as though shared dinners are in my future. I’m looking forward to unpacking my dishes and getting into a new groove. That 7-layer salad is so cute with the cheese cutouts!

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