Monday, March 30, 2015

A Spring Bouquet for Easter

I can't believe Easter is already coming up this Sunday!  I'm so ready for spring flowers to start blooming, and I'm seeing more each time I go for a walk around my neighborhood.  It is still a bit early, so for now,  I will have to enjoy my flowers indoors.

 Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"

A spring bouquet in china to celebrate the re-awaking of life from winter's cold, with an Easter friend to great each guest.

Royal Staffordshire, Caroline pattern

In your Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest fella in the Easter Parade,
~Easter Parade, Irving Berlin

Royal Crown Staffordshire,

Tulips in their bed
 of glorious colors
a rainbow after
an April Shower.
~Tulips in Spring

Country Lane, a Paragon pattern but this set was after Royal Albert purchased Paragon, so it is a Royal Albert set.

Hello yellow,
for chicks and daffodils,
Playing, swaying in the Springtime breeze.
~found on an internet page with greeting card quotes, Verses4Cards.

and a Shelley Stocks set:

“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were--Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter."  ~Beatrix Potter

Speaking of rabbits, lots are joining us for tea today:

a bunny creamer,

a bunny teapot,

and a bunny serving plate, all from Homegoods!  The colored egg runner is also a Homegoods find from this year.  

Would you like an orange blossom scone?

I'll share the recipe later this week.  

I'm hopping on over to these tea parties:

Bernideen's Friends Sharing Tea 
Rose Chintz Cottage's Tea time Tuesday


  1. Such a pretty Easter table! I really enjoyed looking at your different china patterns. You have a nice collection. The bunny teapot, creamer and table runner are so cute. What great finds at Home Goods. I went to my Home Goods last month hoping to find some great Easter items and there was nothing there for Easter. Glad you had better luck. Happy Easter Carrie! ~Nora

  2. Happy Easter to you as well! I love your bunnies! And the china is lovely...especially the Shelley! Such a pretty setting! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  3. Hi: Everything looks so cute! My grandchildren would love your table. Have a blessed Easter. Hugs, Martha

  4. You really create lovely table settings for all the holidays. So much fun and excitement. Your dinner guest must really enjoy. Wishing you a very Happy and Blessed Easter.

  5. What a delightful Easter table, Carrie! I love all your china patterns. I am drawn to the Shelley as well. Cute bunnies, and your scones look delicious. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time and Happy Easter to you and your family!


  6. Another beautiful tea party layout Carrie, you just co-ordinate everything perfectly. I hope your Easter is a happy one.

  7. Fun Easter table. I need to make a visit to Homegoods. I haven't been in months! You found some wonderful Easter decor ... love the Bunny teapot. Your RA and Shelley teacups are so pretty and wonderful for Spring! Happy Tea Day and Happy Easter!

  8. I enjoyed visiting you Easter table today, especially the fun little bunnies.

  9. Love how your Easter table combines the elegance of the beautiful teawares with the whimsy of the adorable bunnies/frog/chick.

    I was at HomeSense yesterday and practically swooned when I saw their spring display of pretty teawares (there were tons of Gracie China). But I was very good and only purchased a tea-themed trivet!

    Happy Easter!

  10. Oh Carrie, I simply love all the patterns you've mixed together. It would be such fun to be a guest at your Easter table, and yes please, I'd love a scone with a cup of tea. The teapot and creamer are wonderful! Happy Easter to you!

  11. Lovely! All the different china patterns look beautiful together. Love the teapot.
    Happy Easter Carrie!

  12. Carrie,
    What a pretty and Spring like tablescape!! It just sings Easter!!
    Love the patterns on the dishes.
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  13. What a wonderful table ready for Easter with all the pretty things! So glad you shared this festive display!

  14. I really like your purple china and the bunny teapot!! I have yet to find an "Easter" themed teapot for myself. It's not an easy find, but I am keeping my eyes peeled. I would love to find one at one of our many local antique malls. Thanks for sharing this adorable table setting. Found you over at Bernideens Tea Time.
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage (

  15. So cute and sweet with the bunnies ! Easter spring was late this year in the DC area (first time I had not a single daffodil bloom until April ! ) Lyn

    1. Hi Lynne! Sorry I missed your comments until now--you found my blog when I was on a little blogging break because of a vacation). Spring was a little late, and it seemed like it didn't stick around long (but isn't it always that way?). I always like to hear from local tea lovers! If you check out my labels, there is one called NOVA Tearooms that lists some (but not all) of the tearooms in the area that I have been too. You might like that grouping.


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