Wednesday, April 13, 2022

French Country Easter in the Dining Room

Hello Everyone, are you all ready for Easter? We'll probably have a quiet Sunday around here and just the two of us celebrating at home. I'm so glad you're here today because I'm joining in with a few friends to Celebrate Easter with a fun Hop hosted by my sweet friend Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home. Let's find some fun and inspiration for Spring and enjoy this wonderful time of Easter Week.

If you're coming from  Marty's at A Stroll Thru Life , I'm so glad you're here and following along with the Hop. I so appreciate you coming by to visit. Today I wanted to share the Dining Room decorated for Spring and Easter. Each season I seem to challenge myself with trying to find something different for a table centerpiece. I usually have my large metal Italian basket on the table, but this year for Easter I wanted a light and bright basket filled with tulips.

The dining table is big and heavy and dark, so I try to make this space as light and bright as possible. One of the ways I do that is by keeping a wide tablerunner on top. I love to change up the fabric prints throughout the seasons with corresponding color. I went looking for a new floral print for the Spring season a few weeks ago and found this wonderful large flower, brown background print. 

I have a little secret about tablerunners... I buy about 3 yards of fabric and fold it in half lengthwise, tucking in the selvedge and ironing it lengthwise. For a large table, that works; just fold over the extra fabric at each end. That's my "no-sew" tablerunner idea for a quick change up. Then if you want to use the fabric later for pillows or actually sew up a tablerunner you can easily do that. or not. I'm not crazy about sewing.

I have a vintage white wicker basket filled with those faux white tulips and my little French-y wagon on top. It's a large table so it can handle a large grouping as a centerpiece. I painted the wagon French Gray a few years ago to make it easier to coordinate with other neutral pieces. 

My big handsome guy, Mr. Bunns, is sharing the wagon with one of my ironstone tureens, a vintage bud vase, and a few vintage postcards. He has on a tie of pink polka dot ribbon to liven things up a bit. A piece of sheet moss cut to size makes a good "carpet" for my vignette pieces. 

My family washstand and antique mirror get a seasonal refresh several times a year. This year a homemade grapevine and ivy wreath adorn the mirror for some interest. And a few faux daffodils and tulips bring some Spring color. 

My little French Girl has a home here on the washstand. 
Her base had been broken years ago,
so she's sitting in a concrete antique urn.

My lamb tureen travels around the house, but can usually 
be found here for Spring. He's surrounded with a mossy, twiggy wreath.

The buffet has my white doughbowl with another tureen and a few Easter plates and vintage mini pitchers. The little velveteen rabbit is at home on the doughbowl too.

Staffordshire Shepherdess under a cloche.

My little lambs are nestled under a cloche
in a bed of moss.

The antique wire plant stand has two more of my special sheep 
and one of the Pottery Barn lanterns with a pastel Easter ribbon. 

Thanks so much for coming by. You can follow along with me on Instagram, Pinterest, and receive an email to let you know about new posts by filling in the box on the right sidebar. I hope you'll follow the Hop by clicking on the Linky images below and visit Christy at Our Southern Home

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  1. I love it all. Your dining room is filled with so many wonderful Easter Vignettes. The cart is amazing and I love the gorgeous sheep too.

  2. This is such a beautiful spring vignette, Debra, and I love your tip about the table runner/fabric too. It's super helpful! All these pops of white feel so peaceful and I love seeing your collections together. Hugs and Happy Easter, CoCo

  3. I'm loving your dining room all dressed up for Easter Debra. And your table runner tip is the best idea! I don't know how to sew so I'm definitely going to start doing this. Happy Easter my friend.

  4. So gorgeous, Debra! I love all your cute bunnies and your beautiful vignettes. By the way, I have the same bunny plate that you have on your sideboard. I displayed it on my bar cart this year. Wishing you a Happy Easter!

  5. Your lambs are so special! I love the tureen and the collection. I also adore that fabric pattern on your runner! Such a great idea for how to make a runner. Your table and everything looks beautiful!! ~ Kristin | White Arrows Home

  6. Debra, your home just sings spring! Love all your Easter accents, and that polka-dot ribbon adds so much personality to your rabbit! Have a blessed Easter!

  7. I knew you would have lots of pretty vignettes to admire, and I truly love to study every one of them. The new table runner looks so pretty and the tall white rabbit is dashing in his polka dot tie!

  8. Such a gorgeous centerpiece Debra! You have truly inspired me to create something similar. Have a wonderful Easter!

  9. I wish I could go shopping with you. You find and have the best stuff and I'm smitten over Mr. Bunns! All of your decor is precious and styled so beautifully. Great idea on the table runners too. I always wondered how you found them so wide! I've done that only once for fall and used the double sided tape. I'm not fond of sewing either so I love that stuff. I blame it on the machine. It's always something with those things and I don't have the patience. Hope your quiet Easter is just how you like it. Maybe you will have lunch out on your nice patio?

  10. I love all of your Easter d├ęcor!!! I especially love that darling cart on your table!! You have such a beautiful home!! I hope you and your family have a blessed Easter!!

  11. You always surprise me with your beautiful vintage treasures and the way just changing a few things around you come up with something that looks totally new! I love that pretty wreath on the mirror and the little lambs picture underneath. The Staffordshire shepherdess is just beautiful too!

    Mr. Bunns is so festive with the cute bow, and he fits right in among your other beautiful French country spring and Easter decor.

    Beautiful fabric DIY runner too!

    Thanks so much for joining. Happy Easter!

  12. Debra, you’ve created some lovely vignettes. The soft shades of white evoke a calm feeling. Happy Easter.

  13. I love your pretty wagon and sweet bunny. Love the softness of your vignettes. Happy Easter. xoxo Kris

  14. Simply beautiful! Happy "Blessed" Easter to you!

  15. Gorgeous as always Debra! I can never decide if your Garden Room or Dining Room is my favorite each season. You create such beautiful spaces in both! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful Easter weekend!

  16. I'm not a fan of sewing either:) Everything looks lovely and very spring-y. Always love seeing that lamb! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  17. Debra, your decorations are so lovely. Love that sweet little wagon on the table. Thanks for the tips on the tablerunner, great idea. Hope you have a Happy Easter..xxoJudy

  18. I love your runner and pretty vignette for Easter Debra! Mr. Bunns is quite festive with his ribbon, sitting in your wonderful wagon. I share your love for vintage postcard tucked in flower frogs. Thank so much for your visit and kind comment about my potting bench. Wishing a Happy Easter. ♥

  19. Debra, your centerpiece is so nice with Mr. Bunny and the sweet wagon used as a basket!! I've really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful Easter posts these past few weeks... Really perked me up. <3 Anyway, happy to feature your post at this evening's Share Your Style #342 for you. :)

    Enjoy all your beautiful spring vignettes,
    Barb :)

  20. What a fun hop! I love seeing your Easter decor, Debra. I need to pull out my flower frogs and vintage cards and add them somewhere. I didn't put much out this year. Just not in the spirit. I did set a table for Monday Morning Blooms and am working on another table just for fun. Happy Easter!


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