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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Jackalopes and Spring Blossoms

Today I have created a tablescape that is a little different than my usual pink and white and white is my color choice today.
   The inspiration for my tablescape are  the pretty dishes that I have been collecting for a couple of years.    I was so happy to see that TJ Maxx had some additional pieces this year in their spring collection.

I have a blue candle burning on the table that I bought in Fredericksburg Texas where they are manufactured by the Circle E Candle Co.      The candle is called Hill Country  Blue Bonnets and it smells just like the fields of  flowers that bloom in the Spring in the hill country of Texas.    I have been lucky enough to be in the area during the spring several times over the years.

The Blue Bonnet scent mixed with the smell of the freshly cut blooms from our Ornamental Pear tress make the room smell heavenly!    
   The center piece of my table is a Mama Jackalope and her two babies.   I don't know if a Jackalope is a real animal or a fictional one.... but here is a link to some info for you to read and decide for yourself.....

The table settings are pretty much the same......white charger,  blue and white entree plate,   bunny hand towel between the plates,   blue water glasses........

I placed the hand towel between the plates and folded one end under to tuck my silver ware in.     I also tucked a paper napkin in the fold....not your normal setting....but fun for a change. 

This is the first piece that I bought for my collection a couple of years ago......

I added two coffee cups and the cream and sugar this year.     I also found a spoon rest to set by the stove top.

I took this photo this morning to show you how the trees are full of blossoms.    I had hoped I could catch the sun out today,  but no luck so far.    It's in the mid 50's so it's still pretty warm,

H cut me several branches,   so I had enough flowers to made my table runner and a large bouquet to set between the chairs.   Love to have coffee here in the mornings with the sun shining in on sun today!

I had enough small pieces of flowers to fill my metal scoop too.

So,  is a Jackalope real or not?

    I haven't seen one alive,  but I have seen one that had been Taxidermied. (is that even  a!)

Happy Spring!


  1. Why of course jackalopes are real! They couldn't taxidermy them if they didn't exist! ;) We saw a taxidermied one out in South Dakota. I LOVE this table - so sweet and fun!

  2. Love, love, lovvvve this tablescape Penny!! And as far as I know a jackalope is real
    and often seen in the company of a unicorn. :-)

  3. I love your tablescape Penny! Your blue bunny dishes are lovely and those trees in bloom already make me all excited for ours to bloom, I think we have a couple more months before that happens though. Happy Spring to you and thank you for sharing us and supporting our new blog party Create and Celebrate!!

  4. This sure made me smile! I don't know if they're real or not but they sure are cute! I love those dishes and this soft color scheme. That scoop is wonderful too!

  5. Everything looks beautiful, Penny! I love those pictures that you have at the beginning of your post. Where did you get them? Did you paint them yourself?

    1. Here is the link where I bought them...

    2. Sorry, I didn't copy the whole link! I'll try again.....

    3. Thanks so much. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  6. That is the cutest tablescape ever!!

  7. Pretty and pretty your blue and white tablescape. The plates are very beautiful and romantic. You never stop to amaze me with your talent
    Hugs Alessandra

  8. Penny,
    So cute and whimsical and I love the blue!!! I love the napkins that we only got a small glimpse of!! Your tree is stunning! We will not see anything like that around here fro some time..

  9. Fun idea with the Jackalopes and love your bunny dishes!Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday!

  10. Oh this is too charming! Love the whole scene- didn't see if you mentioned where you got your jackalopes?

  11. Another beautiful table setting! Love the bunny dishes and the jackalopes! Did you make them or buy them? I'd love to get some. They add such a fun look to the vignette. As always, everything is fun, fabulous, and charming.

    1. Judy, I bought the Jackalopes at At Home about a month ago and the bunny dishes are from TJ Maxx.....hugs...


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