Monday, March 18, 2019

"Some Bunny Loves Me" Spring Centerpiece Pinterest Challenge



Spring is in the Air is this month's bunny-filled Pinterest Challenge and our inspiration came from Lisa of A Simply Styled Nest on Instagram. Lisa has graciously allowed us to use her Instagram photo to share with you. Thank you, Lisa!


I'd like to also thank to Cindy who writes the very cool farmhouse styled blog County Road 407 for hosting today's hop, thanks Cindy!

We have a fun group of designers and decorators sharing their beautiful Easter + Spring centerpieces with you today...


If you are coming over from Carol at Bluesky at Home or are new to French Ethereal, welcome! 
Let's get hopping, shall we?


Some bunny loves me 

Is the title of my spring centerpiece as sweet bunny rabbits are always fun to decorate with! Spring is in the Air lends itself to rabbits and eggs as there are so many possibilities for decorating with them for spring, Easter and Passover. 

Rabbits are historically a symbol of new life being that many litters of rabbits are born in the springtime. The symbolism behind eggs is also a sign of new birth and life so both feature prominently in today's basket centerpiece.

Mr. Rabbit has had a little media press each year and you can
find his posts here and here

For this table setting 

I immediately noticed that Lisa used a wooden dough bowl as the base of her table's centerpiece. Recently I purchased this painted whitewashed tobacco basket and thought it would work well with my Easter theme.


Bring the garden indoors


I had this bag of all-purpose moss that I found at Joann Fabrics last year. I used it around a little spring dried floral pot but had plenty left over for this project.

The beauty of moss is that it can be refreshed with just soaking it in water for a minute or two then letting it dry on a towel. Such a quick way to revive it and make it to puff up a bit ~ perfect for creating a natural look to any Easter or springtime display!

A sweet Easter ornament I found last year plus two metal
chocolate molds I picked up at the cash and carry sales during
High Point Market.


The goodies I started with... Fun plastic eggs and candies
picked up at The Dollar Tree.

To make a similar arrangement

*Look around your home for a similarly shaped basket or find one at
your local thrift shop or hobby store. One with a handle would be really cute ~ I have a handled flower gathering basket coming from storage which we used as our little bridesmaid's basket at our wedding ~ so fun to repurpose these older baskets.

* Pick up an assortment of chocolate rabbits and egg shaped candies
to use for your themed basket.

*Add in a piece like this cement garden rabbit along with vintage chocolate molds, plastic Easter eggs and anything with a sweet bunny rabbit or two on it to fill in your basket. 

*Use a little floral foam to help prop up your items then decorate with strips cut from the sheet moss. You're done! ;)


Photographs taken on our first day in our new home.
:)

As this was our actual first day in possession of our new home I quickly put this tablescape together for you. The previous owners were stopping back by later on so I used some of the plastic eggs and candies and made a little nest for their daughters.



Aren't these girls adorable? They are young gymnasts and just the sweetest!

Mom and Dad graciously allowed me to share
these two cuties with you today. Thanks, Mom and Dad!!!


Later on I found this little guy who wanted to
get in on the action, too...
;)


I'd sure love it if you'd share my pin, thank you!



Thank you so much for stopping by!

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:)

My post is the last one on the tour today but if you are just beginning your hop around... Follow the links here for even more spring inspiration!

And do stop back by to pick up where you leave off at any time ~ the links will be here.


















32 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new home. You were so sweet to share your sweet centerpiece. How darling. I love the chocolate molds.

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    1. Thanks, Katie! I was totally excited when I found the chocolate molds as they can be used for decoration then to create our own chocolate bunnies. My daughter really enjoys making candy so we will have to try them when she comes up soon.

      Happy spring to you!
      Barb :)

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  2. What a sweet centerpiece. Love that you included the packs of Easter candy. Good luck getting settled in your new home.

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    1. Thank you, Carol! We are slowly settling in... Lots to unpack and think do we want to keep or purge. ;) Happy to take a break and get in some spring decorating...

      Hoppy hugs,
      Barb :)

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  3. What a sweet Easter post. Love the cute centerpiece.

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    1. Thank you, Maria! I appreciate your sweet comments. This was a fun Pinterest Challenge.

      Happy spring to you,
      Barb :)

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  4. How nice of you to think of those two cuties with some goodies. Looking forward to your new home coming together. You have a wonderful collection of bunnies.

    I have been using moss for years and never thought of wetting it. I must live under a rock.

    Cindy

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    1. Hello Cindy! Thank you, it was very sweet of the girls' mom to send me their photos and I was excited to be able to share them with you all!!! We lucked out with a beautiful home and a nice family to come back and enjoy visiting... I do love bunnies and have collected them since childhood.

      Happy spring to you,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  5. Barb, this centerpiece is adorable! I love how you added the candy with your eggs and bunny, like a true pretty Easter basket! I'm so excited for you on the new home!! Hugs!

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    1. Hello Benita! Thank you, this is a really fun Pinterest Challenge with everyone's centerpieces turning out so differently yet similar elements. I did try and go for a traditional Easter basket-look. I miss my kids being little...

      Back to working on arranging and putting things away in our home on Wednesday.

      Hoppy hugs,
      Barb :)

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  6. Oh I am SO happy you are in your new home. Now the work begins! LOL A truly sweet centerpiece.

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    1. Hello Laura, thank you! Back at it unboxing beginning Wednesday. Happy to be feeling better ~ this cold is finally breaking up. This was a fun Pinterest Challenge!

      Hoppy spring,
      Barb :)

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  7. Barbara, Congrats on the new home! How fun to decorate a whole new place; I'm itching for something different, too, but think it'll be awhile yet. Fun to have some yummy treats in your centerpiece!

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    1. Thank you, Lora! I just thought of an Easter basket. Really I was surprised that all of our centerpieces didn't look the same, LOL! ;) This was a fun one to create; I am enjoying these Short + Sweet posts.

      Have a great week,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  8. what a sweet centerpiece. I am loving how you styled your tabacco basket. Love your vintage Easter items. Have a great Easter Season.

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    1. Hi Terrie! This was a fun one to style, wasn't it? I appreciate your sweet thoughts, thank you!! <3

      Happy Easter season to you, too,
      Barb :)

      p.s. He lives! <3

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  9. Congratulations on your new home! You were so sweet to include candy in your centerpiece for the girls. Their smiles tell us how much they liked that idea!

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    1. Thank you, Paula, these two sweeties loved their candy. Really, it was a thought that popped into my head as I was creating the centerpiece. I am glad that they enjoyed their candies; I miss my own kids when they were that young. No grandchildren yet, so I do try and spoil others' kids! ;)

      Happy spring to you,
      Barb :)

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  10. Barbara, your centerpiece is not only adorable but yummy too! Love those molds and tobacco basket! And I had no idea you could get the moss wet to spruce it up! I just threw a bunch away because it was falling apart and making a huge mess! Dang it. Oh well, now I know. Thank you for joining in today! Happy Spring Girlfriend!

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! I think I may have sent an email reply but will write here, too. I actually got the idea to wet the moss from another blogger who did the same. Thought I'd try it and yes, it did poof up a bit! Still going strong and brilliantly green up on our mantel now ~ new post and sharing a bit more from the living room.

      Happy spring!
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  11. What a 'sweet' twist, Barb! LOL! Great thinking for your challenge! So glad we got to 'hop' together! ;-)

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    1. This was a fun hop, wasn't it?! Glad to be on this sweet Spring Centerpiece Pinterest Challenge with you, too, Julie!!!

      Happy spring blessings to you,
      Barb :)

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  12. What a fun interpretation of the inspiration photo.

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    1. Thanks, Carol! This was a fun challenge, this Spring Centerpiece Pinterest Challenge!!! Happy to be on the hop with you. <3

      Happy spring hugs,
      Barb :)

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  13. This is such a cute idea, happy spring!!

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    1. Thank you, Roxanne! I appreciate your thoughts as this was a fun challenge. <3

      Happy spring to you, too,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  14. This is so very sweet!!! I love the idea of making it edible!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Christy! This was fun, wasn't it? The Easter basket theme is what stuck out to me. I loved Easter morning as a kid ~ for many reasons!!!

      Happy spring,
      Barb :)

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  15. Your Easter basket creation is so cute! I love the bunny mold and the the little bunny you added at the end. How sweet to share the goodies with the girls!

    Congrats on moving into your new home! Happy spring!

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    1. Hello Amber,
      Happy spring to you, too! Thank you for your sweet thoughts and other than being dog-tired with all the driving, moving, unpacking, cleaning, we are loving our new home.

      I enjoyed being with you all on this Pinterest Challenge immensely!
      Hoppy hugs,
      Barb :)

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  16. Congrats on the new home. I can't wait to wait to watch as you put your touch on it. The chocolate treats for the former owners was a cute idea and I like the chocolate molds. See you soon!

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    1. Thank you, Tara! We are totally beat with all the moving, unpacking, cleaning but enjoying the process and making this our next home. This was my favorite challenge so far and the girls who lived here are really very sweet! Glad you liked this post, thank you. <3

      Hoppy hugs and blessings to you,
      Barb :)

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Hugs,
Barb :)

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