Bunnies, Burlap, Bird nests, Mercury Glass, and Feathers…Oh My!

I thought you might like to see what I have going on my table this hippity-hoppity Easter season.

I used my burlap and scrap table runner and started the tablescape off with my mercury glass candlesticks.  Then I stuck my PB bunnies (on clearance last year) on each end.  It looked simple and sweet just as it was, but you know me, I can’t leave anything alone.  I think Hubby was really hoping at this point I was done.  Silly man.  I’m never done!
I felt my candles looked a bit bare and nakey up there on their pedestals….exposed really.  They needed some moss attire and I was happy to oblige.  No one wants candles all expose’ on the table!  I love to cover things in moss.  It is such a beautiful thing.  It’s messy to work with, but it’s cheap and it completely transforms the look of something with little to no effort.  I also love little to no effort :).
Next, I added a boa around the entire ‘scape.  This added the element of softness to the other, harsher textures.  Hubby raised an eyebrow at the boa.  He’s not a fan…unless of course I’m wearing one.  And feathers make me sneeze, so the only boa-action he’ll be seeing is in the form of a wreath on the wall, and some feathers on the table.   Sorry babe…the boa stays.

And it just wouldn’t be springy enough without some beautiful eggs and nests, now would it?  

The little white flowers were left over from my dollar store egg project.  I cut sprigs of them and placed them here and there for added prettiness.
I love it!  And I also love that I was able to cram five decorating fads into one post!  


What do you think?  (If you hate the boa, don’t tell me. It will just make me mad today.  So, the question I’m really asking isn’t “what do you think of my tablescape,” it’s more, “tell me affirming things about this project and keep all negative opinions to yourself.”  If you’re blatantly honest with yourself, isn’t that what we’re mostly asking for in comments?)  Love to you peeps…even to you boa-haters :).

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Comments

  1. Jemsmom says

    So stinking cute!!! I have got to get off my duff and get a tablescape going! You definitely have the magic touch. I am still loving those eggs!

  2. Jenglamgirl says

    Beth~ ITS GORGEOUS!!! i love it! The mercury candle holders, those white ceramic bunnies LOVE IT ALL! the entire dinning area.. YOU HAVE A KILLER BRICK WALL, SO SO LUCKY! hugs, jenn

  3. Michele says

    Love Love love it…especially the boa..it definitely makes everything look just gorgeous!

    Hugz,
    Michele

  4. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Okay, well, using those parameters ~ I LOVE IT! Those candleholders and the way you dressed them up with moss and little white flowers really caught my eye ~ love them. Of course, I love the bunnies, because I just love bunnies. I think you put together a great tablescape here and I like the lightness to it with the white.

  5. Little Lizard King says

    The glass with the greenery is really a nice touch. It combines rustic and elegant. Of course, we all love your brick wall, but you are probably tired of hearing that!

  6. Amanda @ Serenity Now says

    I'm not gonna hate on your boa! I like it…now, that would be different if you'd gone with a pink or red boa. I'd be shaking my head. ;)

  7. Sarah says

    Ohhh! So pretty and springy! Love the mercury glass candleholders…where did you find them?!

  8. McCarthy Designs says

    Beth your table looks so amazing. I am really inspired to decorate for Easter now. I must do that this weekend!. xx

  9. Carla says

    Very very cute!!!! I love your brick wall in your dining room!!! It ads soooooo much interest!!!! Great Job!!!! Its the little extras that make ALL the difference!

  10. Vanessa says

    Nice work, very springlike, but seriously I get so distracted when I'm checking out your post. I've been coveting that brick wall for some time now! I guess the first step is admitting you have a problem right?

    LOL, All kidding aside you really have made a beautiful home for yourself and your family!

  11. 1 Funky Woman says

    Absolutely adorable, and I love the boa! If you have ever seen my posts on Halloween and Christmas you would see I use a ton of boas. In my house I don't think you can have enough!

  12. Blondie's Journal says

    Everything looks wonderful, including the boa. You forgot the 6th element though…birds. Those bunnies sure didn't lay those eggs!

    xoxo
    Jane

  13. Lou Cinda says

    Girl I LOVE the boa!! I am all about a boa (decoratively speaking)!

    Whole thing looks sooo pretty!

    Lou Cinda :)

  14. jenjen says

    I love it Beth! Mercury glass is just so beautiful no matter what time of year. Love the nests too!

    XOXO
    Jen

    Love the boa too BTW! I think it add some whimsy to the tablescape!

  15. The Little Red Shop says

    It's a very happy Easter design! And, being pretty new to your blog…I must say. I am a complete and utter house-huggin' preservation freak…so, I am totally in love with your brick wall! It's fantastic! Those lanterns are wonderful too!

    Almost Happy Weekend!

    : )

    Julie M.

  16. Kristan says

    Coming from someone who also loves bird nests, mercury glass, and feathers, I think its perfect! Don't change a thing!!!!

  17. Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals says

    STUNNING, I also love mercury glass, feathers, nests….. Love the way you put this all together.

  18. Cynthia K. says

    Wow! It's very striking – I really like it!! And yes, you really did hit on most of the Hot decorating items right now, LOL and that's a very good thing! I'm amazed how the tiniest little things (sprigs of little flowers) can add so much appeal to the arrangement…

    Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

  19. Jenny B says

    Beth it is adorable!!! the boa has feathers which represent the baby chicks and birds and such in spring! :)

  20. Creative Decor by Brooke says

    I had a hard time not looking at that beautiful brick wall. But I do love the Easter scape. It looks great. My favorite part is the candles and holders.
    Brooke

  21. Wendy says

    Beth, I love the look of the boa and your candle sticks are beautiful! Spring decorating is so much fun! As always, thanks for great inspiration!
    Wendy

  22. Carmen says

    Love the table decor…even the boa. I'm a little embarrassed to have to point this out though…your eggs…well…they have spots! Nothing a wet rag can't fix. :0 Kidding!
    It's all lovely ;)

  23. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says

    Love it, Beth!! You know I adore bunnies, nests & mercury glass, so I can't help but love it all. Great job. Those PB bunnies are too cute. Thanks for coming to see me & yes, we all want nice comments, don't we? I know I do. :)

  24. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says

    Love it, Beth!! You know I adore bunnies, nests & mercury glass, so I can't help but love it all. Great job. Those PB bunnies are too cute. Thanks for coming to see me & yes, we all want nice comments, don't we? I know I do. :)

  25. Pinky says

    Well, I just LOVE the boa, I have a feather wreath on my Easter table!!! I will be posting it next week for TT so please come by for a look! Happy Spring!!! XO, Pinky

  26. Mommy of Two 24/7 says

    I love your tablescape! I never thought of using a feather boa for decor like that. It's beautiful! :)

  27. Marianne@Songbird says

    Shoot, you beat me to it. I have boa's in all kinds of crazy colors. We use them al lot for our costumes at Carnaval. I have one all white and never used waiting for the inspiration to be used in a craft project. And here you are with your gorgeous table scape totally rocking it with your boa. It looks great, honestly!

  28. Julia @ Hooked on Houses says

    Oh, my gosh, I laughed out loud when you said "Tell me affirming things about this project and keep all negative opinions to yourself." Ha. I definitely have days like that when I'm not up for the Negative Nellies and just need to hear some positive things.

    I don't think you have to worry about that here, though. Looks fabulous to me! I'm hanging my head in shame because I haven't even started to bring out the Easter decor. Somehow Easter snuck up on me this year. I need to get a few bunnies out before it's too late! :-)

  29. The Pleasures of Homemaking says

    LOL at the "decorating fads"! It looks beautiful – I really like the feathers! So cute!

    Manuela

  30. Shel at Dreamy Nest says

    So pretty – and I'm lovin' your boa. I like feathers and glitter – so my opinion doesn't really count tho. LOL

  31. Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE says

    Beth, pretty pretty, love the bunny, the bird nest, love it all, what a lovely table, I will be back for more…come for a visit…Phyllis

  32. Melissa says

    I actually love the unexpectedness and the contrasting texture provided by the boa…

  33. Sondra says

    I love your tablescape and love, love, love the boa! I am a boa girl and have boas in just about every color. Thanks for the great ideas!! Just so cute!!

  34. Stacey @ The Blessed Nest says

    I actually think the boa is pretty fun! :) And the moss on the candlesticks is genius, I tell you! Love that!!
    Blessings,
    Stacey

  35. Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs says

    I love it…for real! The thing I like about your decor is that you pull things together that I wouldn't even think about, and you always make it look amazing!

    Blessings, Grace

  36. Melissa says

    Love the bunnies. Thought I could get some at the thrift store, but stumbled upon two ugly brown one for $2 each at walmart. Nothing a little glossy spray paint cant fix.