Monday, January 5, 2009

Tablescape Tuesday: A Touch of Spring In January


When the days are short and dreary, I like to gather up my bunnies and bring a hint of early spring to the table.
The "Potting Shed" napkins have little bunnies along the border. I kept shopping my house, pulling out cobalt goblets from the 90s, and a Majolica jug.
My most used object is this pierced creamware cake plate.

When Ironstone is paired with blue, it seems restful.


A closer look.
Here's the jug again...

Potting Shed placemats



The stainless flatware is "Avalon"

The Ironstone is made by American Atelier at Home---"Ivory Baroque"

When I focused the camera, I laughed outloud when I saw Mister's head pop up. The picture is a little out of focus. :-)
I got sidetracked a bit ...and took a break with Mister. He says it's a Mister-y why his mama is always taking pictures of empty dishes.

Here, the napkin is fanned...


And perched in a bowl....


Tra la la, more bunnies...

A faraway, but blurry view of the tablesetting...


Well, I'm off to Between Naps on the Porch to look at my favoritest thing in the world: dishes.
See you there!

65 comments:

  1. ~Beautiful Bunnies~
    Your home is gorgeous.
    I'm speechless.
    My dream home for sure. :)

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  2. Gollum, I love your ironstone dinnerware. It is so elegant!! Paired with those bunnies it's adorable. You are teaching me so much. I can barely wait for Tuesday to see what you have up your sleeve. Mister is just so cute. I just love him.
    Hugs, Terrie

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  3. Ohhh Gollum...I love those potting shed napkins and placemats! I was not familiar with them. Your bunnies are sooo cute...especially the one with the giant carrot! Mister seemed to enjoy the post as well! Beautiful hint of Spring!...Debbie

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  4. just LOVE the blue wht, crisp and clean is always in for me! bunnies are adorable~ the baroque is gorgeous, so much to love in basic white! avalon is wonderful too, fun post! mister in one lucky dog.

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  5. I think I could come and live in your house & wouldn't know the difference except, yours is bigger! I'd be right at home w/ rabbits, ironstone, majolica and in dish heaven (I hope the one I go to has dishes, don't you?)! I didn't know Potting Shed made linens. Good to know! In case you're interested, there is a store in Myrtle Beach called The Wacky Rabbit. They have an online store, and as you might guess, alot of what the sell is rabbits. They have these cool white rabbit napkin rings I bought back in the fall. The napkin rings actually stand up too, which is cool.

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  6. Love the American Atelier ironstone and the bunnies. And of course, I have always admired your home...Christine

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  7. you always to such a sweet job on your tablesettings- I love the bunny dragging that huge carrot- I hope he doesn't get a tummy ache after eating it !!

    blessings
    mary

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  8. I just love the idea of Spring in January... Arizona, which is usually sunny and warm has been dreary of late... Your tablescape cheered me up! Soooo adorable and so is Mister!
    Give em a kiss for me!
    ~Really Rainey

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  9. *NOW I can go to bed n' sleep well~~~ it's just sooooo delightful n' happily simple~~~ absolutely ENCHANTING, in every way!!! (Yessireebob, ol' McDonald's "farm" has nuthin' on YOU, m' friend!) ~~~ Sleep well! XO, Linda

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  10. I needed to see a touch of Spring today - it is frigid here in Michigan! That setting is somehow cute and elegant at the same time.

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  11. Your bunnies are hard at work! This would be a nice table to sit at while looking over the snowbanks at my place! It would make me grab my garden book and make plans for the not so distant future of Spring!

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  12. Well well. I have heard your blog mentioned a few times "here and there" and now I know what all the kind praise is about. I was lucky enough to find the link for tablescape Tuesday on Susan's blog and clicked quickly to link right in! From the moment I saw the first picture I was hooked! Lovely, all of it! My 10 year old daughter is absolutley in love with your adorable Yorkie! As am I.
    ~KD
    www.southernwhimsy.blogspot.com

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  13. Love the simplicity of the blue and white love those napkins and rings;) Well done! French;)

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  14. Morning, Dear Gollum! You've done it again - perfection with whimsy! I love the bunnies and that pitcher is beautiful. I used to collect all things bunnies, but through the years they'd begun to disappear! Now the sweet surprise was little Mister popping up! Such a cutie, that little boy! I have those cobalt blue glasses and used one today! Thanks again for making me covetous (is that a word? lol) um, I mean envious!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. I have always been partial to the blue and white combo ... and, dear me, another cake stand to drool over! P.S. I did receive the cake stand I purchased a few weeks ago on ebay and totally love it. I will snap a photo and maybe, just maybe, try to work myself out of the "tablescape challenged" rut I seem to live in.

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  16. I don't know where to start. Your ironstone is divine, I am coveting your bunnies & that flatware is awesome! And your dining room is just beautiful!

    But your puppy? He's my favorite of all.

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  17. Seriously who couldn't use or enjoy a touch of spring in Jan.?
    Your table is very sweet!
    And your window treatment....WOWEE..I love them!!

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  18. This ironstone is so pretty. The bunnie with carrot, so cute. The colbalt bule glass is to die for! I love it. The napkin and place mats too cute with the bunnies. I just love blue. Fun to see Spring is going to come Soon?

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  19. I love your springy tablescape!
    Thank you so much for your concern and prayers for my daughter. She is feeling so much better. It is a great relief to us all. I'm looking forward to things being uphill from here after our rocky start to 2009.
    Hugs, B.

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  20. GM Gollum...this is just lovely girl!! and of course you know I love your dinner parnter Mister there..he is alway in every picture..just too funny how the manage to alway be there..loved your bunnies napkins and my friend have the dishes to match them and is selling them in her antique shop right now...Oh I just love them but am so out of room at the inn..as it is now I need to weight down the bed skirts so no guest can see whats under those beds...very scary what lives with dust bunnies under there girl!!I am such a stuffer girl..and you know it bad when you save all those plastic zipper bages you get from buying bedding so you can use them to put more dishes in and stuff under the beds..YES I am sick and need a 12 step program..hugs and smiles Gloria ps hope you are feeling better today G..I worry about you!!

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  21. Love the bunnies. There is always room for bunnies in my world. But, snowflakes were my deal today. Lots of folks were in the blue & white mode which you did beautifuly. I understand Mr's mystery. Mine thinks the same. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. You can never go wrong when a bunny is involved.I love the blue and white and those bunnies are adorable.Kathysue

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  23. Oh I have a bunny you need to meet! He has a lot of attitude though, and yours are so sweet..
    Hint of Spring..great..not breaking 30 here!
    Love your dining room..the drapes are so pretty!

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  24. You are Officially THe QUEEN OF TABLESCAPEs! Where do you store all your goodies? mishelle

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  25. So lovely as always; and a hint of little whimsey rabbits. So sweet.
    Blossom

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  26. So lovely as always; and a hint of little whimsey rabbits. So sweet.
    Blossom

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  27. I love the table setting. Where did you get that wonderful white rooster? Love it!!! Such a comfy table setting. Love Mister, he is so sweet. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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  28. Gollum, I don't know if i answered you on the mice eyes; I used creme sprinkles. Sorry if I already told you. Blossom

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  29. Completely charming! Love the ironstone. That might be next on my "have to have" list. I'm giggling because I have the exact same Avalon flatware. You really DO have great taste Gollum!
    Carol

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  30. Thanks for bring some spring to this day. It's cold and rainy here.
    Mister looks like he is ready to eat

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  31. Beautiful white dishes and the placemats & napkins are great with them. White dishes are on my want list! Sally

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  32. Gollum...thanks for stopping by and saying hi. I love the blue and white...it seems like a bit of the theme for today's postings...You can't go wrong with that!

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  33. Hi Gollum--So many people on RMS have said the same things about their pets--when they view photos they wonder how that animal got into the picture???? Seeing your tablescapes today reminds me of Martha Stewart yesterday--a video tour of the Wedgewood factory in England. Seeing the steps from clay to firing (four separate times) and how the designs are applied to fine china and then the hand-painting and all of the quality inspections was an education in itself. I even saw a piece that was given to me that apparently is an antique! Pam

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  34. Oh, so pretty and I love your bunnies...and I love Mister...
    xo bj

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  35. Hello Gollum, Thanks for giving us the hope of Spring! I think your dining room is so great. I've probably said that every week! :0)
    I really like that stainless!!

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  36. Gollum, I was hoping you'd stop by for my 1st tablescape.
    Hugs, Terrie

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  37. Hi Gollum! Lovely! The bunnies, dishes, flatware, and Mister! LOL!!! My neighbor across the street from me has a cat who's name is Mister. Anyway I'm loving the blue and cream it *is* calming! Deb

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  38. Oh Gollum...to heck with the table settings! I think you had best gets Lloyd's of London to insure little Mister against any ransom notes that may appear. I swear he was a movie star in a past life!! I love him! and to Gloria, you made me laugh with your admitting to stuffing large clear zipper bags full of anything and everything to stuff under the beds! You are not alone dear girl! Happy Tuesday, Jan

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  39. Love the bunnies! It felt so much like a spring day here today (70 degrees) I was tempted to put out my bunnies.

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  40. Hi Gollum, Bunnies & Mister, you can't go wrong with that.....another great tablescape. I can't wait to see what you are up to next. ~ Robyn

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  41. Oh dear Gollum, I just love your bunnies, placemats and napkins. Of course the dishes are all wonderful too! Your dining room is soooo nice.I love that chandy and the DRAPES!!!!!!!! I, too am off to Susan's now. Thanks for bringing a little Spring to us! Pinky

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  42. Opps! I laughed out loud too when I saw Misters little head.....he is so darn sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  43. I love that bunny dragging the carrot! Bunny placemats and napkins too! Wonderful. laurie

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  44. Hi Michael,
    I have to smile everytime I see that adorable bunny hauling that carrot off that's as big as he is! :-) And Mister is such a sweet decoration to your table! :-) Love your ironstone...been waiting to see you use that in a tablescape. Cute napkins and I saw some wonderful napkin rings, too. Isn't it fun to shop the house and put together such a fine table as that! I've been "working" on a tablescape this week and I'm challenging myself to use ONLY things I already own. I'm almost there...still needs a little tweaking. :-) Thanks for this great tablescape on this Tablescape Tuesday! Susan

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  45. Gollum, your table is so pretty! Love the bunnies, the cobalt glasses .. Thank you for showing your beautiful drapes!!! :-)

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  46. I have always loved bunnies so of course I love your tablescape. Your doggie is adorable too.
    Jean in Virginia

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  47. LOVE the ironstone - how beautiful is that. Ooooh and bunnies, a reminder of spring I can't wait to bring all of my bunnies out.
    Have a wonderful evening,
    Tam

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  48. Very lovely bunnies! Love the hint of spring :)

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  49. Your tale looks beautiful! I love the hint of Spring :)

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  50. Very nice, like the bunnies and the Mister! He just thinks that he is a star, isn't he?!
    Like your draperies in this room. All looks like a smashing place to have a wee bit o'breakfast or tea!
    Linda

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  51. The little bowls you ask about are part of my "garden" china that I bought back last summer at HomeGoods. Here's a link to a TT where I used them...there are 3-4 close up pics of them that I think you'll enjoy. http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2008/10/welcome-to-ninth-tablescape-tuesday.html
    The only place I ever see it now is occasionally on eBay. Maybe they'll bring it back to HomeGoods this summer. Susan

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  52. your table is wonderful...the best part is your little supervisor! he's just so cute!

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  53. Hi Gollum!
    Blue and white is always so beautiful, and yours is divine! I love the little bunnies - so sweet!
    I hope you're staying warm, feeling better and your New Year is being good to you!
    xo Isa

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  54. Morning girl....it is so nice to see a bit of Spring this morning to start my day...we have had nothing but rain & dreary days for awhile down here..even had tornado warnings yesterday! I am always so ready to skip Winter and jump right into Spring! lol Mister is the perfect to you pics...he is so cute! Keep that inspiration coming girl!

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  55. Oh My! I love your Bunnies! They are so sweet! They make me wish it were Spring!

    Your Ironstone Dinnerware is beautiful! My goodness... they took my breath away!

    xoxoxoxoxox
    Donna Marie

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  56. Susan, I can't thank you enough!
    These bowls are just perfect for gumbo. If I find any, I will drop strong hints to Dr. G. ::wink::

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  57. Late visiting tablescapes this week... and I love anything blue/white....

    I need some of your stemware!

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  58. Late to tablescapes this week

    GORGEOUS

    I need your stemware!

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  59. I'm a little late for Tablescape Tuesday, but I just had to drop by and visit your blog! Then...I see it...the tablescape with the rooster and bunnies. I just got that rooster last weekend (it's Butler's Pantry by Lenox, right?) So, of course, I love your tablescape. It's always a fun time looking at and reading your blog--it's just awesome!

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  60. GG, as a "recovering, INCREDIBLY N-U-T-S about rabbits to the nth degree person" (in any way, shape or form EXCEPT the REAL ONES~~~ that's a "no-go", of course, with a huntin' dawg in the house!), I enjoyed this posting IMMENSELY!!! Anytime one needs a happy thought or good pick-me-up, looking at rabbits seems to do the trick!!! Oh, they are sooooo CUTE!!! (I always just wanna rub my fingers over the bridges of their sweet lil' noses with all that soft fur on them!!!)~~~ THANKS for the beauty you shared here! Love, Linda

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  61. what a most artistic and whimsical way to bring the hope and memory of the new season to your home...:)

    i await spring with much anticipation! and i am looking forward to seeing many gentle bunnies...but, will they be as cute as yours? (loved your post)

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  62. I love your new banner!!

    I enjoyed seeing Mister in the pictures. I have a yorkie too, Sr. Winston Churchill. He just came back from the groomers today and he is sportin' a tude man. He knows he's a dude and looking good LOL!!

    Blessings,

    Sher

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  63. Absolutely adore the bunnies! Beautiful!

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