Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Eat Your Vegetables

How many of you have been wandering through the stores lately and find the Easter merchandise incredibly cute and irresistible?  Just as I thought...I'm not the only one.  Every once in awhile, I like to pop into World Market to see what's new, and when I stumbled upon these darling little veggies, I knew I could let them be the star of a Springtime table.

With cararots, radishes, peas and onions in hand, I thought of all sorts of things that I already had to incorporate into the tablescape...this is going to be a piece of cake!  I rushed home, pulled out a basic "earthy" brown linen tablecloth, some simple sisal placemats, and my good old plain white plates to get started.  

Of course I'll need some napkins. I remember these deep "carrot orange" linen napkins.  

A green napkin for a frilly carrot top, and a little twisting and rolling, and voile!  I think my napkins are even cuter sitting atop this paisley "salad" plate.  Since my last bouquet of tulips latest an entire week, I decided to stick with a good thing and chose white ones this time.

Absolutely NO flower arranging skills needed with tulips! 

I can't wait to see what comes up in my own garden this Spring.  I very, very briefly thought about creating a vase out of an actual vegetable...

...but fortunately remembered this quite theme-appropriate cabbage pitcher.  I have once again selected my Joseph Abboud South Beach glassware, mainly for its earthy look and brown accents.

 Sticking to my theme, I simply scattered some seed packets around the table.  Party favors, perhaps?

What do I see hiding behind the cabbage?

Hmmm....I guess if you plant carrots, you're bound to attract a few rabbits.

I suppose I would much rather have them feast at my... table, instead of my vegetable patch!   Make sure to drop by next week for my Easter / Birthday (x3) party table.  And don't forget about these fun-filled blog parties...

Centerpiece Wednesday (The Style Sisters)
Tabletop Thursday (Between Naps on the Porch)
Feathered Nest Friday (French Country Cottage)
Home Sweet Home Friday  (The Charm of Home)
Seasonal Sundays (The Tablescaper)
Let's Dish (Cuisine Kathleen)
Open House Party (No Minimalist Here)
Festive Friday Fiesta (The "Home Girl")


  1. Adorable table! I love the clever napkin wrap, and I have those exact bunnies on my baker's rack right now. Yes, I am also drawn to all the cute Easter things in stores, but so far have resisted buying anything this year. Of course, it's not yet Easter!

  2. This is so cute! Love the napkins, very clever....and your smaller paisley dishes are to die for!

  3. Hi Dish GIrl! Your napkins are so clever!! I think it would be great fun to sit down at this table and unroll the carrot napkins while those cute bunnies watched! Linda

  4. Adorable! Love the napkins, what a cute idea. Thanks for sharing, visiting from Between Naps on the Porch.

  5. I am so in enthralled with your napkins.. What a great idea. Love your table. Your creative juices are made of wonder stuff! The pitcher is beautiful and so apropos for this table.. Gorgeous.. xo marlis

  6. Absolutely darling vegetables from World Market! Your creative twist of the realistic carrot napkin makes the perfect accent for your table! The paisley orange plates add a great touch. The lovely centerpiece with white and veggies is perfect addition!. Happy March 17 th! Pam

  7. Very cute and fresh! I love to decorate with fresh veggies, in fact I bought those same faux radishes at World Market I think? Your napkins are beyond adorable! Great table!

  8. Absolutely adorable! Those vegetables have personality - who knew?? Love that you added the rabbits - that was a charming little touch. Great table!

  9. Darling table! I love the veggies and the seed packets! Cute design!

  10. So well done! The brown dirt cloth, the carrot napkins....everything worked perfectly! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  11. What a divine tablescape! Love particular the veggies...I'm going to have to stop by world market too! Came "hooping" over from The Home Girl's party! Pining to my Easter Board!

  12. I highlighted your post tonight on my blog :) Karin

  13. Beautiful table...wishing we were going into spring now. :)