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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MacKenzie Childs Style Tablescape

I wanted to share the MacKenzie Childs style tablescape  that carries on the theme that you saw on the buffet in an earlier post.

The floral design in the centerpiece for the tablescape changed several times.
First,   I had a pot of Daffodils,  but they needed to be planted before I was thru with the post.    I replaced them with two plates on an easel that matched the place settings around the table.....still not ready to publish the post.    I work on posts early in the morning and then spend the rest of the day doing something else.    By the time I was ready to finish my post,  the lilac bush had lots of gorgeous blossoms on it.    So the lilacs will remain until they wilt....and then,  who knows what will replace them!  

Most of my photo's were taken while the Daffodils were in the center piece.   

I used foil bunnies in the vignette on the buffet,   so that's what I used on the tablescape.

I used a mix of foil eggs and the cottage style fabric eggs that I made's a link to that post if you want to make some......

The entire centerpiece is created on a large gold tray

These are the foil bunnies that are on each side of the main centerpiece.    I put them together for the photo so you could see them better.    I have been collecting foil bunnies for quite a while and have managed to find several.

Now,  let's take a look around the table.....

The only black and white checked plates I found  (that I could   were some paper plates from Amazon.    

I used pink plates with a gold bunny on them for the dessert....and square aqua plates with white bunnies on them for the salad.

Can you mix paper plates with your gorgeous gold tea set....I think so!     

My tea set belonged to Mother ......this is the marking on the bottom.

I made this table runner from Mary Englebreit fabric several years ago and thought the touches of black and white in it would work with my MC themed tablescape.

This tablescape was so much fun to create......very much out of my comfort zone of pink and cream!

I added two gold tea pots to the existing decor on the pass thru.    I did an earlier post on the buffet that you see at the end of the table.     If you missed that post,   there is a link below the last photo.


  1. Very pretty, Penny. I love everything Mackenzie Childs does and I look forward to getting their magazine every season. So pretty. xo Diana

  2. Great job ! Looks beautiful! So fun !

  3. Everything is adorable. I really love the foil bunnies. Do you know how they're made? The only foil bunnies I know about are the chocolate covered ones found at Easter. haha

  4. Your easter tablescape looks so pretty. I especially love the centerpiece and the foil bunnies
    Hugs Alessandra

  5. Penny,
    Such a pretty tablescape!! I love those foil bunnies but I have already told you that.The gold tray is stunning!! I love the black and white checked items and plates!! They make everything "pop"!!!!

  6. You make everything look so lovely! I bet the parties you host make people feel special!

  7. Penny, you could never tell this is out of your comfort zone. It is absolutely an adorable table, every inch! I resisted the foil bunnies for years because I thought I just couldn't start yet another grouping, but last year I finally broke down and bought one. This year I added a couple of more. I think they make a stunning statement. Yours certainly do! You have an adorable assortment. Love the little guy with the cart. Did you find any this year? If so, will you share the source?
    You know I'm a MacKenzie-Childs fan as well as a Mary Engelbreit fan. Mix the two anytime for me! Your paper plates are perfect for this table. I've not seen the black and white check paper plates so will have to check on Amazon. One trick I've used on occasion is to put a clear glass plate atop the paper plate. I think my set of glass plates were edited out when we were thinking of a move. They are easy and inexpensive to find though.
    Thanks for sharing this adorable table. Happy Spring!

  8. Your dining room looks beautiful! I especially like the gold tea set that belonged to your mother. The gold touches against the pink really make a gorgeous table setting.

  9. This is beautiful! Thanks for linking up at the Home Matters Link Party! We hope to see you again next week:) #HomeMattersParty

  10. So pretty! I love the vintage looking bunnies. Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould!

  11. Oh that GOLD tea set! Wow! I love it.
    :) gwingal

  12. I love the whimsical touch of using the checked paper plates with your own treasures - they look great together! Thanks for sharing with Awesome Life Friday!

  13. I love the bunnies that look like chocolate and of course the MK feeling of this table! I have featured you s part of Thursday Favorite Things.

  14. So pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!


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