Candlelight Supper: Green Toile Bunny Tablescape & Rose Galax Leaf Napkin Ring

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Green Toile Bunny Tablescape & Rose Galax Leaf Napkin Ring

                         Green Toile Bunny Tablescape

I love the color green.  Such a refreshing color.   It is my 2nd favorite color.  As in nature most all greens go together.  So there is no worry matching green.

The table is set for four of us.  A quick little brunch.  I just have to say I love the adorable bunny with green roses on the plates.  Because of the green roses on the plates, I used my green ribbon rose tablecloth.  
I decided I didn't want to use any of my ordinary napkin rings and decided to make my own.   I made green roses from real Galax leaves.  I learned to do this in a floral design course I took about 10 years ago.  They are so organic looking.  I was able to purchase them at a floral supply.  You can find them at some florist shops as well.  I will describe how I made them below.

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Close-up of the place setting and a full view of the complete tablescape.  This whimsical table will be used for a late breakfast or brunch.  I haven't quite decided. 
 As you can see I am using a green ribbon rose tablecloth,  (purchased online).  I fell in love with this so cute (to me) runner that I purchased at the pharmacy.  At least I think it is adorable!  I love the gift line at this pharmacy.  You never know where you will find something unique and in unexpected places.

My centerpiece pitcher is the match to the Green Bunny Toile plates.  I debated on whether I should use fresh flowers or not, but I have had these faux double green tulips for years and thought it would be my best choice.  
 I have used a green mercury glass bunny and a fun Easter egg I made last year.  The egg is paper mache' from IKEA.  I covered it in green glass glitter that I had on hand.  I love glass glitter (not glitter that should be used by children).  Glass glitter is made from either glass that is used in stained glass, or silvered glass.  The silvered glass develops a beautiful patina over time and is certainly stunning.  
I had some tan and polka dot ribbon that I tied around the egg, which matches the runner so well and pinned on my rabbit pin.  He even has a green jacket to match!  

I wanted something organic to add to the table in keeping with my theme.  I made some roses from REAL Galax leaves.  I know of a couple of ways to make them and it is just personal preference on which method you choose.  I wanted a tighter rose, so what I did was with one leave I rolled it like you would a cigarette, rolling tighter at the bottom.  I wrapped a wire around the bottom.   I just continued to wrap around another leaf, gradually making them more loose or relaxed.  Remembering to always leave the top more loose than the bottom wrap.  I put wire around every 2 leaves.  This gives you enough solid wire to wrap with florist tape and then curl around to form the ring.  Galax leaves are sold in bunches about 20 leaves per bunch.  You can get them at a wholesale floral supply or some florist shops, just call around to find one.  There are other methods to make these roses but this is the way I learned so that is what I do.  
For weddings in my state lots of people that are Polynesian have these made, especially for the men to make a lei.  The lei usually rides over one shoulder.  I think that is so cool.

If you follow my posts or check them out you will see I use a lot of cracker/poppers.  I purchased these green ones last year.  They are so fun with their pop noise and filled with a prize.

The next several pictures show how I did my plate stack.  Starting with this placemat.  Purchased from Pier One.  I wanted a creamy white color so I spray painted it on one side.  When turned over the natural color can be used.

Next I used this large cabbage leaf, which I have had for years, I am sure you can still find them.

                                             My favorite white charger from Pier One

Next, I am using a green plate from the Martha Stewart line that was previously sold at Kmart.  It is more green than my photo picked up.  I really like these plates as the rim looks like pleated ruffled ribbon.

The top plates are the Green Toile Bunny plates.  I have seen them a couple of places, but I got mine at Home Goods.

The silver plate Twig flatware is from West Elm and is no longer available.

My little green glass bunnies.  I put some candy inside.  The candy is called "Peas & Carrots".  Isn't it just the cutest candy?  

I will be posting this on at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  

I'm participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch.
Sharing with Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate.

Please feel free to make a comment.  They make my day!

I will be sharing this on Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.      


Evie said...

This is just beautiful! You are so talented!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Wow I could just go on and on about all the details! Love everything from the tablecloth to the dishes! The roses you made are impressive and who would think to check out the pharmacy for something like that table runner! Of course I love the toile dishes and the glitter egg you put together! You put a lot of thought into this and I like it all.
Wishing you a beautiful Easter, Liz said...

I love love love this Valerie! Your neutral palette is so pretty and perfect for your beautiful bunny plates! Love the polka dots too~ it's perfect!

Julia said...

Genial, que bonita presentación.Te animo a echar un vistazo a mi post verás algunas ideas realmente interesantes, que creo te pueden inspirar. Deseo que pases un buen rato y espero que te guste y si es así y no eres seguidora espero que te hagas, gracias por visitarme.

Unknown said...

Oh Valerie you did it again. I love the green bunny especially the crackers how do you find them all the time? the green tablecloth is more beautiful than the last post I'll have to check out on line they are stunning. I bet you are a regular customer of Home Goods I would be if it weren't 82 miles away.Love Love your tables Susie

Unknown said...

Oh Val you did it again what a wonderful table How do you find all the crackers like you do? and the tablecloth is even more beautiful than the last post. I love the green bunnies. I thought the pink ones were fabulous. I bet you a regular customer of Home Goods I would be too if it weren't 82 miles a way. love love your tablesSusie

Crystal Grandeur said...

You have brought in the feel of Easter. So pretty and everything looks apt for the occasion. love your table cloth and the lace edged napkins. The frilled leaves as rings adds charm. Have a blessed Easter . Love sujatha:)

Lulu said...

There is nothing not to like on your table. Every element is a perfect complement and you are so right about greens. They not only mix well together but with other colors as well.

Carolyn said...

Such a beautiful Easter tablescape. I love all the china with the bunnies and the bunny crackers too.

Have a wonderful Easter,

Parsimonious Décor Darling said...

Lovely table!!! Such sweet soft colors! I love that you found your runner at the pharmacy! I found cute little bunnies last year at a pharmacy and included them in my table. Those plates are gorge, and the leaves so clever!

Candy S said...

Valerie, Beautiful! I love every element of this table. The green ribbon roses on the tablecloth look like a field of ruffly lettuce heads for your charming toile rabbits to feast upon. The pale green tulips are not only lovely in the green bunny pitcher but lend themselves to being the element that guides your eyes across the table by gracefully bowing to the pretty green stemware and on to the stack of plates topped with the toile bunnies. Artfully done dear lady. Love your green rose napkin rings crafted from galax leaves too. Have a very happy and blessed Easter.

Marigene said...

Valerie, I am not sure how I missed this is my favorite of any you have done...those bunny plates are fabulous. I need to find some on eBay for next Easter! Beautiful tablecloth, too. The flatware is perfect with this setting. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous table!

Sandra Lee said...

You made roses from leaves how creative is that! Once again you have designed a gorgeous table and thanks for sharing it at Celebrate Your Story link party. Have a great week and I hope you join us again.

Jenny Kavanagh said...

Oh wow, I need to go to home goods and get some of those green bunny dishes!! - Jenny

Storypiece said...

What a lovely table! Toile is one of my favorite design choices and it's so perfect for Spring. Thank you for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story Link Up Party.

Katherine said...

Love this place setting! Toile is so perfect for Easter!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Ooh I love each detail you put together here! I have that dish pattern except the dishes are a different shape. The polka dot runner is the cutest and I love the napkins rings you created. Best wishes for a Happy Easter!

Jen said...

This is a beautiful Easter table. I love the green ribbon rose tablecloth and the green toile bunny plates.

Sandra Lee said...

Gold Star for you Valerie this is gorgeous! I am head over heels in love with the rosette tablecloth. It is the perfect foundation for you beautiful dinnerware and accessories. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week and have a Happy Holiday.

Chloe Crabtree said...

As I read your post, I kept liking each new element better! I love all of it, the flatware, those Pier One chargers I have lusted after for years, the giant leaf, and those roses you made!!! Oh, and let's not forget the tablecloth! You have blown me away with this beautiful table! Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

James Zicrov said...

You have shared beautiful rose galax leaf napkin ring here and I just want to buy napkin rings online. Thanks for sharing!